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Local artist raises funds for community

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the boredom of COVID-19 lockdowns has led most young people to do nothing other than spend more time on the internet, some teenagers are doing much more productive things with their newfound, mandatory time away from friends. Take Needham’s Dana Freedman, for instance. In...

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Needham hosts open vaccination clinic

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many towns are developing their own small vaccination clinics for residents, Needham uniquely has access to the types of freezers that allow them to store either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. While this makes things a bit more difficult for those planning the logistics...

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NHS Theatre performs ‘War of the Worlds’

Howard Koch and Freddie Filmore, played by Lily Oehlkers and Brian Curry briefly discuss the background of Welles’ recording.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Decades before “Cannibal Holocaust,” “Ghostwatch,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Mermaids: The Body Found,” or “The Buried Secret of M. Night...

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Storm brings differing snow totals

Medfield's Austin Verge and Garrison Schilling serve a customer after they get their generator going.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week’s snowstorm (the earlier one, which is depressing to write) was believed to be unique in that just a few miles could...

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Crowds embrace Rail Trail despite cold

Despite incredibly cold temperatures, the trail was crowded with walkers and bicycle riders.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Who would be insane enough to walk the Needham Rail Trail on the coldest day of the year? Apparently, a lot of people - when I...

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Needham honors MLK via Zoom ceremony

Sean K. Ellis, the subject of Netflix’s “Trial 4” appeared to speak on the work he is doing to fight voter suppression and police brutality.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts showing very little signs of slowing down, like...

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Rockets’ defense too tough for Walpole

Six-foot social distancing rules be damned; the Needham defense didn’t give Walpole's players any room to breathe.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If the idea of eliminating the opening tipoff and baseline inbounds plays, or not having offensive rebounders on the line during free...

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Patel Brothers toy drive brings joy

The Patel brothers pose in front of the large number of toy donations they collected.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In 2020, kids saw their favorite events cancelled, their contact with friends severely limited, and their big family gatherings moved from in-person to...

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December snow brings community outdoors

This snowboarder drew plenty of intrigued looks every time he went off a jump he’d made at Needham High.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the subsequent social distancing protocols enacted to slow its spread, this year, partaking in outdoor...

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Winterfest performances move to Zoom

Lauren, Matthew and Ryan made the event far more interesting with their near constant inside jokes and quips.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Winterfest is the major fundraising event for the NHS Friends of Music, but with COVID-19 forcing large in person concerts to...

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Women’s Club gets holiday tour rolling

Families line the street to see the decorated cars cruising the Holiday House Tour route.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Looking to rev up Needham’s Christmas spirit and generate a little bit of excitement about their Holiday House Tour, on Sunday night, the Needham...

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Community Council adjusts programs during pandemic

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Now in its ninetieth year, the Needham Community Council runs a vast array of programs to serve the Needham community. Unfortunately, when COVID-19 forced so many outlets to drastically alter how they are run, the Needham County Council had to both adjust a wide variety...

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School Committee holds virtual open house

While this tent was great for social distancing, because it can’t handle snow, it’s not going to be much help in the near future.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Now three months into the hybrid system of learning, on Saturday, the Needham School Committee...

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Hometown Weekly voters head to polls

A Biden supporter stands just outside of the senior center on Ice House Road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While record numbers of Bay Staters voted in the November 3 election by mail due to COVID-19, scores of voters still headed to the polls...

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Jeff Sneider scoops Hollywood in Needham

Despite remaining in Needham during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sneider has been able to keep in contact with his sources.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Needham doesn’t have many connections to the bright lights of Hollywood. Last year, a Chris Evans movie was filmed in...

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Town hosts drive-through pumpkin display

A family points out which of the carved pumpkins is their favorite from the safety of their car.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

They say that in the 1950s, people fell so in love with the idea of having a car and were so...

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Foliage brings crowds to Echo Bridge

While too dangerous for my tastes, a couple did find a very interesting spot to relax near Echo Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know when you watch the Masters, and right before Tiger is about to win the green jacket with a...

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Needham and Walpole happy to play

While the mask etiquette wasn’t perfect, every player wore a mask throughout the game (as was required).

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Just a few months ago, people would say that they’d be happy to watch their team lose to its biggest rival just...

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BAYS soccer returns amid pandemic

With players not allowed to head the ball, things can get a bit strange when the ball is in the air.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With a wide variety of rule changes coming to Massachusetts high school soccer, on Saturday afternoon, the Needham...

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Reservoir shows signs of normalcy

It wasn’t a huge fish, but this family did successfully catch one.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week, people across three New Jersey counties were convinced that they had seen a UFO. Videos were taken, tweets were sent out, and amateur UFO hunters...

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