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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Westwood residents to host charity yard sale

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The Road Runner Russells, a Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team made up of several members from Westwood and surrounding towns, will be hosting charity yard sale at 159 Pine Lane, Westwood on May 14 to benefit the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Last year’s yard sale was quite successful, raising over $25,000...
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Westwood Boosters host Patriots basketball game

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The Westwood High School Boosters will welcome back the New England Patriots for a fun night of Basketball in the WHS Gymnasium on Wednesday, May 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game. This exciting fundraising event will feature special-guest Patriots players taking on Westwood’s own High School players...
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Needham Little League celebrates opening day

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Play ball! The rain held off long enough for Needham Little League’s annual Opening Day on Sunday, May 1. The event was attended by hundreds of people, including the stars of the show: Needham’s Little League baseball and softball players. After the traditional parade from Green’s Field to DeFazio Park, Jim Rice and Wally the...
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Ribbon cut on new rail trail

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The grand opening of Needham’s Bay Colony Rail Trail (BCRT) went swimmingly on Sunday, May 1. The ribbon-cutting, which occurred on a section of the trail between Charles River Street and Fisher Street, was attended by a large handful of Needham residents and dignitaries who had braved light spitting...
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Needham Library centennial highlights change

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff While children eagerly filed into a magic show in a room behind her, Ann MacFate, Director of the Needham Free Public Library, wistfully looked at a monitor displaying black and white photographs. One by one, she quietly reflected on their significance as they appeared and faded. On this, the...
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Cash mob descends on Needham

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In the lead up to National Small Business Week, shoppers descended upon small shops and restaurants in Needham Center on Saturday morning, April 30, to shop and stimulate the local economy. The goal of the event was to draw attention to the value of supporting local merchants. The Cash Mob included former Red...
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Election to break tie votes in Precinct C

In accordance with Section 9, Chapter 403 of the Acts of 1971 (Town Charter), a meeting of the town meeting members from Precinct C was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of electing two of seven write-in candidates receiving tie votes to fill two vacancies in the elected membership...
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Wellesley girls tennis
 remains undefeated

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley girls tennis team beat Walpole, 5-0, at Walpole High School on Friday, April 29, to remain undefeated on the season. After winning all of their singles and doubles matches on the day, Wellesley is now sitting at 7-0 at the time of printing - including an impressive 4-0 record on...
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WPSA names award recipients

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By Rama K Ramaswamy Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students (WPSAS), an organization of parents, alumni and community members who work to support arts in Wellesley’s K-12 school system and to foster an arts community around it, instituted the first, new awards program for eighth grade students in the Wellesley Public Schools. The Emerging Artist Award...
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Dana Hall Honors Recital

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Every year, the recital recognizes students from musical classes at all levels of the school, according to Jennifer Gaul, Director of the Dana Hall School of Music. Gaul highlighted the work her students did to put on the show. “I am constantly impressed that our music students are able...
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Town election to decide Fate of Senior Center

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By Rama K Ramaswamy On May 10, Wellesley will hold a Special Town Election to consider a debt exclusion question to fund the construction of a Senior Center. The debate, assessment and feasibility studies, in partnership with the Board of Selectmen, in collaboration with the Council on Aging (COA) via formation of a Senior...
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Mitchell-Broadmeadow annual parents-teachers hoops game

The annual Mitchell-Broadmeadow parent-teacher basketball game will be played in front of hundreds of screaming and adoring students and families on Friday, May 6. The game will be at Needham High School gym. Players are sneaking in some pre-game practice time, and returning coaches Rich Shaw and Mike Eisenstadt have been looking forward all year...
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Walpole girls tennis drops to Wellesley

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by Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole girls varsity tennis team lost to Wellesley, 5-0, at Walpole High School on Friday, April 29. After dropping all of their singles and doubles matches on the day to a very difficult Wellesley squad, Walpole (3-3, including a 2-1 home record) is now sitting in the middle of...
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Reinstein to present at Walpole Library

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Ted Reinstein returns to the Walpole Public Library to talk about his new book, “Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds”. The well-known journalist and reporter for “Chronicle” will appear here again, thanks to the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, on Tuesday evening, May 10, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all...
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Public Hearing on Full-Day Kindergarten

The Needham School Committee will hold a presentation and public hearing on Full-Day Kindergarten at its meeting on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Broadmeadow School Committee Room. The Full-Day Kindergarten Study and Planning Committee Report is the culmination of research and analysis the Committee has undertaken since it convened in November 2014....
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Needham Bulldog runs marathon

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18-year-old Needham resident Patrick Caron ran his first Boston Marathon in 2:46:59 and raised over $3,000 for The Boston Bulldogs Running Club. The Bulldogs is a co-ed 501(c)3 non-profit running club established to reach out to all those who are adversely affected by addiction - those who are battling addiction and in recovery,...
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Suspect leads Walpole police on high-speed chase

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A suspect led Walpole police on a high-speed chase through multiple towns, including Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Dedham, Needham and West Roxbury on April 27 before being arrested at an apartment building in West Roxbury. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Michael LeBlanc of Abington, faces a long list of charges, including attempted...
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