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Food Pantry independently operates during crisis

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the coronavirus crisis suddenly playing an outsized role in so many people’s lives, many are looking to the government for financial help. Whether it's in the form of stimulus checks coming to citizens or the bailout money coming to businesses, large numbers of Americans...

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Needham launches COVID-19 website

The Town of Needham has launched a new COVID-19 website, dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources to the Needham community during the global coronavirus outbreak.

The new website includes daily updates from Needham Public Health, Monday through Friday; frequently asked questions; online tools; and links to important information and...

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Needham seeks ‘Green Community’ status

The Town of Needham has submitted an application to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to designate Needham as a “Green Community,” a designation that recognizes the town’s efforts to lower its energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and positions the town to receive new grant funding for energy efficiency and economic development projects. After...
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First Baptist Needham renovating historic steeple

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First Baptist Church, Needham’s second oldest church, has reached the midway point in work to restore its historic steeple. Scaffolding and containment systems have been moved up to the bell level and base of the spire, and Yankee Steeplejack Company, Inc. (YSC) has removed the belfry’s exterior woodwork.

Professional engineers...

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Food truck debate heads to Needham Town Meeting

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Tuesday, March 8, the Needham Board of Selectmen held a public hearing concerning the town’s food truck regulations, which have been tightened in recent years.

Residents and several food truck owners spoke at the meeting about the desire to bring those trucks into...

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Needham residents can apply for Babson scholarship

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham Board of Selectmen has announced that it is currently accepting applications for scholarships from Needham residents interested in attending Babson College in 2016-17.

Residents of all ages are eligible to apply for the scholarships, which are given from funds distributed by the school...

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Rep. Garlick delivers Needham ‘Report to the Community’

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By Ethan Lee Hometown Weekly Intern On Feb. 1, State Representative Denise Garlick delivered a report, titled “2015: The Year in Review/2016: The Year in Preview,” to the community at Needham Town Hall. All Needham residents were invited to this event, which displayed Rep. Garlick’s many actions in the past year, as well as...
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