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Keating, VFW reach out to flag burners

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The line between protesting and indiscriminate vandalism is blurring with every passing day. After bringing down only statues devoted to Confederate leaders, quickly the razor-sharp focus of statue topplers expanded to include the likes of Christopher Columbus, conquistadors, police chiefs they deemed racist, slave-holding Union...

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Needham begins reopening recreational spots

Needham has begun it's first phase of reopening the town's recreational spots. As of May 25, the public tennis courts (located at Mills, Newman, and Needham High School) have reopened for passive, no-contact recreational activities. Town playgrounds, basketball courts, and the pools at the Rosemary Recreation Complex will remain closed during this first...

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New Legacy Swing gets crowd dancing

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While it wasn’t a swing dancing concert, on Thursday night at the Memorial Park gazebo, New Legacy Swing had at least one couple dancing - and pretty much everyone in the crowd bobbing their heads along to American favorites like “Blue Skies” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Based...
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Needham celebrates Independence Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, thousands of people come to Needham’s Memorial Park on July 3 to see some of the best fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. This year was bigger and better than ever. People picked their spots hours in advance, marking them with blankets, chairs, or even plastic tarps....
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Needham honors vets in memorial service

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter   Every year on Veterans Day, the Needham community comes together at Memorial Park to honor the town’s veterans with a commemorative service.   This past Sunday, crowds of Needham residents, firefighters, police officers, and, of course, veterans came out for the ceremony.   “I have friends who have served and died,” said Tom...
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Needham Junior Football fights to finish

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Photo by Doug Fox Needham Junior Football finished up its 2018 season hosting four squads from Weymouth and one from Attleboro at Memorial Park. Needham’s youngest squad - its third and fourth graders - continued to shine, while the eighth and sixth grade squads earned big victories, with the sixth graders shutting out their...
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Needham Junior Football battles Brockton

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Needham hosted Brockton for a full lineup of games on Saturday for week three. The Junior Rockets went 1-3 in the competitive divisions, with C squad picking up its first victory of the season. For week four, Needham will host rival Walpole at Memorial Park. B Squad (7th Grade) – Brockton 18, Needham 6...
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Needham celebrates Independence Day

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27368" align="alignright" width="225"]A young boy tries to give a high five to a very tall revolutionary soldier. Photos by Daniel Curtin A young boy tries to give a high five to a very tall revolutionary soldier. Photos by Daniel...
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Needham celebrates Independence Day

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As it does every year, Needham celebrated July 4 with a bang, bringing people both from in and outside of town to enjoy the fun and fireworks. The celebrations represent some of the oldest July 4 festivities in the country. Sponsored by the Needham Exchange Club, the party began on Saturday evening with music,...
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