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Rec Department’s mission continues, despite pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo,
Hometown Weekly Staff -

Over the last few weeks, Massachusetts residents have found themselves self-isolating and avoiding the company of friends and extended family. After being cooped up for over a month, people are yearning for some of their favorite springtime activities. Parents wish they could...

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MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center...

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Needham designated a Green Community

State officials this week named Needham a “Green Community,” a recognition of the hard work and effort the town has exhibited in meeting the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program’s five criteria. “Meeting these criteria is proof of Needham’s position as an energy leader in Massachusetts, poised to reduce its energy costs, improve the local environment...
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CDC, Horizons for Homeless Children partner

The teachers and families of the The Center for the Development of Children (CDC) recently partnered with Horizons for Homeless Children to assist those in need. The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities...
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Status of Women Breakfast on Monday

By Rama K. Ramaswamy In the mid-90's, following a UN World Conference on Women, the state of Massachusetts created the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women with a goal of giving a state-appointed, non-partisan "voice.” The commission has dedicated itself to "[advancing the state’s] women and girls toward full equity in all areas of life...
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Meet Needham’s English big brother

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Many towns in Massachusetts share names with with English towns. From Boston and Cambridge to Worcester and Salem, a great number of cities of the Commonwealth carry monikers that harken back to the area’s British colonial history. Needham is one of them. When the former section of...
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Cunning local foxes thrive in winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent As winter’s icy grip keeps a stranglehold over the region, it is hard to imagine how the many animals that call Massachusetts home survive the winter months when food is scarce and temperatures plummet. One such critter is the wily fox. Two species of fox live and breed in Massachusetts, the...
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Needham students win art awards

Needham’s regional award recipients for the prestigious Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for 2019 have been announced. ​This program, sponsored by the Boston Globe and ​The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA),​ introduces Massachusetts communities to a new generation of young artists.​ Competing against thousands of other young Massachusetts...
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The bear facts about ursus americanus

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The black bear, ursus americanus, is the only species of bear that lives is Massachusetts, and ranks as the largest meat-eating mammal in the state. With several recent sightings in Framingham, Wrentham and Newton, knowing how to safely coexist with this important species can keep both humans and bear...
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The Center celebrates 10 years

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On January 7, the Center at Medfield’s director, Roberta Lynch, stood before a crowd of seniors, staff, and community members. Despite working tirelessly day and night in preparation for the day at the Center, she appeared overjoyed to see the community celebrating with her. “It’s exactly ten years ago...
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Historical Society releases Civil War book

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The Walpole Historical Society has announced the release of their newest publication, “Civil War Soldiers - Walpole, Massachusetts” by Susan Anderson and Charles Hardy. This 503-page book serves as the first comprehensive resource of all the men with ties to Walpole who fought in the U.S. Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865....
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No worries for fix-it man Tselikis

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Imagine the smell of a city during wartime. Now imagine you’re barely 20 at the onset of America’s participation in World War II, and find yourself on the other side of the world in a city that doesn’t look like home, smell like home, or taste like home. This was Aristides “Ernie” Tselikis...
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Needham, Wellesley celebrate Race Amity Day

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By Kumari Devarajan Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Sunday, June 11, Sumner McClain addressed a small crowd at the First Annual Needham-Wellesley Race Amity Day. He told a story about a white passenger on the T who deliberately moved away from him to the other end of the car. He described his first thoughts after it...
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‘Deborah Sampson’ to visit Walpole Library

“Deborah Sampson,” played by Judith Kalaora, will visit Walpole, just minutes from her home in Sharon, MA, to tell her incredible story at the Walpole Public Library on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American military, captivates audiences in...
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Squirt B wins State Championship

The Medfield Squirt B team qualified for the Massachusetts Hockey State Tournament by beating Dedham 6-5 in the State play-downs in December. The tournament opened with the Medfield facing Billerica on Friday night. Medfield pulled off a 6-0 win, with goals scored by Aaron Ravech (3), Matt Dickson (2), and Max Grzeskowiak. With the first game...
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