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Walpole remembers MLK

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Despite temperatures that hovered around freezing, a large group gathered on the town common on Monday, January 15th. They were there to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on what would have been his 95th birthday....

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Needhamites honor the legacy of MLK

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Needhamites gathered together this past Monday, January 15th at Needham High School (NHS) to celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Day.  This event was sponsored by the Needham Diversity Initiative (NDI), as well as the Needham Human Rights Committee (NHRC), the...

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Needhamites celebrate MLK’s legacy

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Needham locals gathered recently together in the high school auditorium to celebrate the legacy
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16.

The two hour program was hosted by the Needham Diversity Initiative. Other sponsors included
Needham Human Rights Committee, Needham Public Schools and METCO Program, Interfaith
Clergy Association, and World...

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Walpole observes MLK Day 2023

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Walpole citizens were invited to unite on the common on Monday, January 16, in observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme of this year’s observance was “The Beloved Community”
and the candlelight vigil featured singing, prayer, and several readings of Dr. King’s writings.

Attendees gathered in a circle for the...

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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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Walpole celebrates MLK with candlelight vigil

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On MLK Day, Walpole residents and members of the United Church braved the cold to gather on Walpole Common for a candlelight vigil in honor of the late Reverend and civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before moving across the street into the church for more...
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