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UCC Donates 1,000 Menstrual Hygiene Kits

The Congregational Church of Needham UCC held a “Period Party” and donated 1,000 menstrual hygiene kits to Circle of Hope, a Needham-based nonprofit serving people experiencing homelessness. After running a church-wide collection drive for pads, tampons, wipes, and liners, 30 parishioners joined together on Sunday, March 19 to assemble...

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Needham residents perform in “Coronation Mass”

Royal watchers and music lovers are eagerly awaiting the United Kingdom’s coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.  According to BBC sources, the King, “an active supporter of classical music and the arts throughout his lifetime” has “personally chosen the music...

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Needham author publishes Civil War book

Needham author Janet M. Drake has published "Remember me to all the friends - Civil War letters from George W. Harwood, Massachusetts 36th Regiment."

The historical text collects the letters of Civil War soldier...

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Troop 89 members honored at Eagle Court

Medfield's Boy Scout Troop 89 members Brandon Peter Mak and Dylan Reese Corbett were honored at their Eagle Court of Honor on March 4, 2023, at the United Church of Christ in Medfield. Family, friends, members of Troop 89, as well as state and local officials, attended this event,...

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6th grade Junior High Hockey Champions

Medfield fans packed Rink 2 of the world-renown Foxboro Sports Center on Sunday night for the Junior High championship game, looking for back-to-back 6th grade championships for Medfield, and the first of two for the night, preceding the Medfield 8th grade team’s own championship game. The 6th grade team...

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Eighth grader reaches Tennis Tournament finals

Eighth grader, Sid Chalamalasetty from Thomas Blake Middle school reached the finals of the Northeast Junior Regionals Tennis Tournament at Manchester. He competed among top junior tennis players across all northeastern states.

Over the last 3 days , Sid dominated opponents early in the tournament ,...

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Register urges community support for local food pantries 

Last month, during the distribution of more than 200 pounds of food donations to Norfolk County food pantries from the Registry of Deeds Annual Holiday Food Drive Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell discussed the growing need for community support with several organization leaders.

“I would...

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BSQ to play at WPL

The winds of March will blow harmoniously when The Friends of the Walpole Public Library present the Boston Saxophone Quartet (BSQ) to play on Wednesday evening, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street. All are...

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George W. Stewart

age 97, passed away on Wednesday. March 15, 2023, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.  Born in Toronto, Canada on November 1, 1925, he was the son of the late Hugh Allen - LeRoy and Fanny Stewart.  He was raised in Canada, where after losing his father at...

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Edna Jean Hurley 

sadly passed away on March 14th, 2023, after a brief illness.

Edna was born May 4th, 1924. She was the daughter of Everett and Edna (Innes)

Crittenden of Nova Scotia, Canada. She retired from Charles Court East Condominiums where she was an office manager...

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Burton Stern

It is the rare 85 year old man with a full head of hair, but that was Burton Stern. Burt grew up in Allston, however, he loved Needham, his home for 48 years and the place he raised...

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7th Grade Girls win Metro championship 

Pictured left to right are (Back Row ) Peter Cumming, Chris Olenik, Somer Higgins, Meghan Olenik, Georgia Foscaldo, Abby Broderick, Catherine Riggins, Bridey Sullivan, and Dave Higgins.  (Front Row) Brynn Aldrich, Lydia Mynahan, Elizabeth Cumming, and Sophia Duffy. Not Pictured: Lyla Manning.

While the Medfield High...

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David M. Daniels 

63, of Medway since 1994, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Juda) Daniels for the past 43 years.

Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 14, 1959, he was the son of the late...

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NCS Office offers self-defense classes

Norfolk County Sheriff (NCS) Patrick McDermott announced today that the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation to develop a series of free self-defense classes for Norfolk County residents. A soft-launch of the program on March 7th was filled to capacity with a waiting list of...

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WPL announces Youth Poet Laureate application

Westwood’s inaugural Poet Laureate, Lynne Viti and the Westwood Public Library have announced that applications for the position of the Town of Westwood Youth Poet Laureate opened on March 10th, 2023 and continue until April 7, 2023. This is a newly created position, established on February 27 by the...

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Walpole House residents clean-up the community

At the beginning of the month, The Guild for Human Services’ Walpole House residents helped their community by picking up trash and litter around their neighborhood. Walpole House is home to five adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Walpole House Manager Isaiah Anjoh says he looks forward to monthly community outreach days like...

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Needham boys rocket into Final Four

The Needham boys (#5 seed) traveled to Lawrence on Saturday night to take on the #4 seed, Central Catholic, in MIAA state tournament round of eight. Not only did the players make the trip, but the students and fans did too. Central Catholic's gym looked and sounded like Needham North. Central got out...

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Bertucci’s closes its doors

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Another one bites the dust - or, in this case, crust. Needhamites were surprised to discover earlier this month that their local Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizzeria has permanently closed. Though reactions on social media ranged from sadness over the loss of a favorite restaurant to...

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Elaine Kassel  

88, of Needham, MA, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Monday, February 20. Elaine was a world traveler, relentless advocate for Democratic principles, civil rights and women’s causes, an active volunteer in the...

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