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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Rockets girls tennis handles Weymouth Wildcats

Playing first singles, which she usually doesn't, Meghan Yee lines up an overhead smash.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Monday afternoon, the Needham girl’s tennis team moved to 5-0 on the year, losing only three games over the course of five matches to...

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First Parish hosts anti-racism vigil

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Closing in on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, First Parish Unitarian Universalist held an anti-racism vigil, to both “honor those who have lost their lives due to the devastating effects of racism,” and “support those who have dealt with the impacts of...

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DS tennis streaks past Norwood

At first singles, Robert Ozerdem finishes a point at the net with a very pretty drop volley.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

According to coach Jon Kirby, the Dover-Sherborn boy’s tennis team had won 85 regular season matches in a row going into their Thursday...

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Habitat for Humanity begins Highview project

The group poses for a photo at Habitat for Humanity’s newest project on Highview Street.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While technically trees had already been cleared and a large machine had already started digging up the ground, on Monday afternoon, South Shore Habitat...

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Walpole tennis easily beats Weymouth

Sid Vandrangi lines up a big forehand en route to a dominating victory.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With a steady stream of suit and gown-adorned fans adding a classy backdrop to their matches, the Walpole Boy’s tennis team moved to 6-2 on the...

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Westwood COA plans for future

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Through out the pandemic, the Westwood Council on Aging has helped local seniors handle all the changes and precautions that came as a result of COVID-19. Now, as the state approaches life without coronavirus restrictions, the staff of the Council on Aging is ready to...

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Evan Lautz

Evan Alexander Lautz, age 23, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 4, 1998, he was the son of Dr. David B. and Ann L. (Pink) Lautz. He spent his early years in Needham before his family settled in Medfield, Massachusetts. Evan was raised in Medfield,...

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Black Lives Matter Vigil, June 2

VigUU Wellesley Hills will hold its monthly, 15-minute, silent, Black Lives Matter Vigil on Wednesday, June 2, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the church at 309 Washington St. Organizers invite the community to stand with them to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown....

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WSL announces Youth Service Award winners

Wellesley Service League (“WSL”) has announced 5 graduating High School Seniors will be awarded the Centennial Youth Service Award (“CYS Award”). WSL historically presents this annual CYS Award to two graduating High School seniors for distinguished community service. However, this year, because WSL received so many outstanding applications, it increased the 2021 CYS...

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Presentation chronicles history of AAPI hate

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Over the last year, the number of hate crimes, acts of violence, and uses of threatening rhetoric against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has increased significantly. Unfortunately, racism is nothing new for Asian-Americans, who have witnessed systematic oppression in this country for decades. On...

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mRNA pioneer Weissman addresses Westwood

Questions from Fox Hill Village seniors concerned COVID variants, potential sterility from the vaccine, and a potential HIV vaccine.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last Tuesday afternoon at the Fox Hill Village Auditorium, Drew Weissman’s father, Harold, sat at the front of the crowd...

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Walpole Library hosts diversity poster exhibit

From posters denouncing fascist ideologies, to ones pointing out the success of gay people throughout history, all the way to calling out white privilege and flipping the 'Cowboys and Indians' mystique on its head, the posters in Lewis’s exhibit were very different.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Chief Carmichael resigns for Newton job

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole resident John F. Carmichael, Jr. has been the Walpole Chief of Police for five years, and has served as a Walpole Police Officer for 25 years. But while you will still see him around town at youth sports events or just day-to-day as a...

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Garden Club rings in planting season

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For some, the arrival of spring, and the planting season, means it's time to get their gloved hands back in the soil to ensure the best summer garden possible.

Much to the delight of these people, the Medfield Garden Club revs...

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Hunter, Woodworth lead Wolverines over Clockers

Sophomore face-off man and midfielder Brendan Wang (12) defends against Ashland's Nick Fish (22). Photo by Max McGreal.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a 12-7 defeat to rival Holliston on May 13, the Westwood High School boys varsity lacrosse team traveled...

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Late Wildcat rally stuns Timberwolves

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off back-to-back victories against Weymouth and Framingham, the Walpole High School varsity baseball team traveled to Milton on Monday afternoon looking to make it three wins a row.

Blake Conroy got the start on the mound for the Timberwolves...

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Medlax cruises by Hillers, remains unbeaten

Junior UMass committed face-off man TJ Casey (28) fights through a stick check and moves the ball up the field. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Division II powerhouse Medfield traveled to face rival Hopkinton on Wednesday evening looking to...

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Late run lifts Warriors over Rockets

Thomas Barker (15) wins a first quarter face-off. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Aiming for their fourth consecutive win to start the 2021 season, Lincoln-Sudbury traveled to Needham on Saturday for a clash between two unbeaten Division I heavyweights....

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Big inning lifts Blackhawks over Raiders

Ben Chittick (32) gives a big leg kick and delivers a pitch in the bottom of the first inning. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity baseball team looked to snap a two-game losing streak...

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DS falls late to Norton on Wednesday

While Derek Roman pitched well, pitch count rules played a role in his being pulled from the game.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

What was a 3-1 Norton game going into the fifth inning on Wednesday night would ultimately end up a dominant 13-1...

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