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While some rain is forecast for this upcoming weekend, Needham’s Parks and Forestry team is planning to prepare the Town’s turf fields for the upcoming spring season. Crews will be painting lines on the turf at DeFazio and Memorial Fields. Please keep off these fields this weekend so that they may complete their work undisturbed. Thank you!

Also of note next week, the Needham Fire Department will be participating in training exercises with Keolis, the operator of the MBTA’s Commuter Rail. The training will be held over four days, from Monday, March 28th through Thursday, March 31st. During those days, the public should expect additional train idling during the daytime hours. It is not anticipated that there will be additional idling during the evening hours beyond the Commuter Rail’s normal operations. The training will help ensure that the Fire Department is prepared to respond in the event of an emergency situattion involving commuter rail trains in Needham.

Finally, a reminder that the Lt. Manson H. Carter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2498 will celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day Tuesday, March 29th at 11 am. A short ceremony will be held to honor Needham's Fallen Vietnam veterans at the Town’s Vietnam Memorial on Cefalo Road. Lunch will served at the Post facility beginning at noon. All Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam-era veterans are invited.

Re-Use-It Swap Shop Re-Opens April 1st at the RTS

people walking around looking at items at the Swap Shop

The Re-Use-It Swap Shop at the Recycling and Transfer Station will re-open for donations and pick-ups Friday, April 1, 2022. The Swap Shop hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Please note, there is no drop-off after 3 pm on Saturdays. The Swap Shop area is also closed on Paint Saturdays, which run every third Saturday from April through October.

Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing on Brewery Zoning Monday, March 28th

Needham Park and Recreation Summer Brochure Now Available, Rosemary Pool Passes on Sale Wednesday, March 30th

Registration is now available for Needham Park and Recreation’s summer programs. Information about the Pools at Rosemary Recreation Complex will be available on Park and Recreation’s website Friday, March 25th. Pool memberships go on sale Wednesday, March 30th at 9 am. To purchase a membership, please make sure you’ve set up an account in the Town’s Community Programming registration system.

Park and Recreation is also hiring for summer help including life guards, activity instructors, counselors and more. View jobs and apply here.

Needham Art Association Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Boston Children’s Hospital to Host Community Meeting to Discuss Local Health Funding Opportunities

Boston Children’s Hospital Office of Community Health is inviting youth, families and community stakeholders to participate in a virtual Community Meeting to review and discuss its plans for funding community health initiatives in the communities of Waltham, Framingham, Needham, Weymouth, Quincy, Randolph, and Brockton. Boston Children’s, in partnership with the Advisory Committee, has concluded a six-month planning to identify funding priorities for improving the health and well-being of children, youth, and families. The Community Meeting is an important opportunity for youth, families and communities to provide input on the proposed funding plans around mental health and well-being, healthy early childhood development, transit, housing and food access/obesity.

The meeting will be held Thursday, March 31 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Spanish and Portuguese interpretation provided. Join via Zoom here.


***Meetings are linked to the relevant agenda***

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund, 5 pm via Zoom
Needham Conservation Commission, 7 pm via Zoom
Needham Human Rights Committee, 7 pm via Zoom

Monday, March 28, 2022

Pollard School Council, 2:45 pm, Media Center, Pollard Middle School
Design Review Board, 6:45 pm via Zoom
Planning Board Hearing (Outdoor Dining), 7:15 pm via Zoom
Planning Board Hearing (Outdoor Dining), 7:30 pm via Zoom
Planning Board Hearing (Outdoor Dining), 7:45 pm via Zoom
Planning Board Hearing (Brewery Zoning), 8 pm via Zoom

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Website Preview Meeting, 6 pm via Zoom (Link to Zoom)
Needham Human Rights Committee, 7 pm via Zoom

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Norfolk County Commissioners Public Hearing, 1 pm, Commissioners’ Conference Room, 614 High Street, Dedham and via Zoom

Events shown as listed on the Town calendar as of 3/24/22. Don't forget to check out the Needham Meeting and Events calendar for updated information.

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