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Rockets victory spoils Milton’s senior night

Campbell Keyes brings the ball forward, as Needham applies continuous pressure in the first half.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Needham boys’ soccer team kept its undefeated record with a comeback win over the Milton Wildcats last Tuesday night. Spoiling Milton’s senior night,...

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Needham beats Walpole a second time

Coach Tarabelli noted that having his players back from injury played a huge role in the game.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As a general sports rule, when two teams or individuals play each other and one team or individual dominates the later stages...

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TOPSoccer swells to largest numbers ever

Everyone seemed to be enjoying Jack’s run across the field; a testament to how much TOPSoccer athletes and buddies love the program.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, Needham’s TOPSoccer program ran in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic after recognizing a...

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Take Back the Night spotlights abuse

The purple lights stand out on Town Hall's steps, drawing all sorts of attention from people passing by.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you’ve driven by Town Hall and noticed it’s covered in purple lights, you’ve seen the newest iteration of Needham High...

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Harvest Fair returns after year off

Officer Rocket being cute, and not doing much else.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After having to be cancelled last year because of COVID-19, on Sunday, the Needham Harvest Fair returned to Town Hall and its surrounding streets. But while perennial favorites like the...

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2-1 Needham win keeps Walpole winless

Maylin Carr keeps a Walpole player from crossing the ball in the first half.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Led by a UConn-bound forward, the Walpole Timberwolves were about as good a winless team as you could find.

But while...

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Needham Open Studios moves outdoors

Although not as many as would have taken place with a traditional setup, there were some live art demonstrations, like this one from Mark Richards.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Usually a spring event, COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 and 2021 iterations of Needham Open...

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Jog Your Memory 5K goes live

Mitchell Elementary School’s “Welcome Back” sign could just as well have been talking about the race, which had to go entirely virtual last year because of COVID-19.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After Jess Rice’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007, she...

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Girls volleyball looks to defend title

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Needham Rockets girls volleyball team is heading into the season riding a thirty-three game win streak, and with COVID cancelling the playoffs for those sports moved to the “Fall II” season last year, the 2019 title-holders are technically the defending state champions, as well....

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Salons, barbershops talk COVID impact

Anthony’s Barbershop in Needham noted how many of their customers used the time they were closed to experiment with new hair styles.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As COVID recedes, Hometown Weekly is taking a special look at how some of the businesses in...

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ICON celebrates Indian Independence Day

Despite having only thirty minutes, the event was able to include speeches, singing and traditional dances.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sunday afternoon at Needham Town Hall, ICON (Indian Community of Needham) a secular nonprofit organization aimed at “celebrating and preserving the culture and...

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Library hosts ‘Edge of the Street’

Paula Pitman Brown’s work, which includes large pieces on the wall and smaller ones in the library’s display case, is available for purchase.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As COVID-19 lockdowns swept across the world, suddenly the internet was flooded with videos of animals...

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Carnival returns after COVID absence

Placed on top of the hill at Needham High, the Ferris wheel provided great photo opportunities.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After being shut down due to COVID-19 last year, on last Thursday night, the annual Rotary Club Carnival returned to Needham High School....

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Summer at Charles River Peninsula

While far from crowded, there was at least some activity at the Charles River Peninsula Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For a brief moment on Saturday afternoon, it seemed like if you weren’t going to use your kayak right then and there,...

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July 4th Parade returns to Needham

Throwing candy to kids is always a good way to endear yourself to parade attendees.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, there was no Fourth of July parade or fireworks in Needham, while this year, the fireworks were cancelled, but the parade was...

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Rocket volleyball takes state title

Thanks to the petitioning and stellar play of Owen Fanning, Needham volleyball is in store for a new, upgraded shipment of state champion shirts.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With temperatures hitting one hundred degrees in Boston on Wednesday afternoon, you might expect Needham...

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Needham hosts Hope and Gratitude Walk

Keefe and Sharma lead the walking group shortly after thanking the fire department.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

It seems like far more than a year and a few months ago that social media was fuming about the throngs of people celebrating St....

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Memorial Day ceremony salutes centennial veteran

At the end of the ceremony, it was pointed out that WWII Veteran George Yered was nearing his hundredth birthday.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The rain cleared just in time for Needham’s Memorial Day Ceremony last Monday afternoon at Memorial Park. While many...

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Rocket seniors celebrate with car parade

Everyone involved in the car parade said they enjoyed it, and appreciated the town’s support.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year’s car parade for Needham High’s graduating seniors was well attended by both students and town residents alike. But it also came at...

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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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