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News from the Town of Needham

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Good afternoon, Needham!

Congratulations to all the newly elected and re-elected residents to Town offices! You can find the full results from Tuesday’s Annual Election on the Town Clerk’s Website.

A special welcome to new Select Board member Heidi Frail and new Planning Board Member Artie Crocker. And thank you to Dan Matthews and Marty Jacobs for their dedicated service to the Town in their years as Select Board member and Planning Board member respectively.

Also, starting today, the Town website has a new look! A mobile app for the Town is in development and will launch soon.

Finally, Town Offices will be closed Monday, April 18th in observance of Patriots’ Day. Good luck to any Needhamites running the Boston Marathon - we’ll be cheering for you!

Annual Spring Town Meeting Set for Monday, May 2nd

Lab, Office Complex Proposed for Former Muzi Site

The Bullfinch Companies, buyers of the former Muzi site on Highland Ave., is proposing to build a nearly 500,000 square foot office, laboratory and research center at 557 Highland Ave. The company has filed an application for a Special Permit with the Town’s Planning Board. The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. More information to come. In the meantime, you can find more information about the parcel and proposed project on the Town’s website.

More about 557 Highland Ave.

Town Launches 2022 Community Survey with Polco

Aging Services Division Hosting Free “Out to Dinner” Series for LGBTQ+ Community and Allies

More Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day - Townwide Cleanup and Sapling Pick-Up with Park and Recreation

Needham Youth & Family Services Seeking RAY of Hope Nominations

  • APRIL 14th: Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom Environmental Action Committee and Green Needham, Needham Community Farm hosts Landscaping with Native Plants Thursday, April 14th at 7:30 pm. Needham resident Joanne Neale, owner of Garden Mentor landscape design and consulting will talk about the benefits of native plants, how to prepare and what kinds of natives are available. Joanne’s gardening philosophy is based on low-maintenance, sustainability and organic methods, with an emphasis on native plants. This event is free. Register on the Community Farm’s website.

  • APRIL 16th: Paint Collection Day at the RTS. The Swap Shop will be closed that day to accommodate paint drop-off.

  • APRIL 24th: Brian O’Donovan and Friends at the Needham Free Public Library. Register to join on Sunday, April 24, at 2:00 PM, as Brian O’Donovan, host of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, presents a contemplative celebration of the spoken word. Brian’s guests will perform the poetry and prose of great Irish writers along with music that complements or interprets the spoken pieces. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library and is currently scheduled to be a live event in the Community Room.

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CALENDAR OF PUBLIC MEETINGS & EVENTS

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

Thursday, April 14, 2022

School Committee, 4 pm via Zoom
Council on Aging Board of Directors, 5 pm, CATH Room 219 and via Zoom
Housing Plan Working Group, 7:15 pm via Zoom

Monday, April 18, 2022

Patriot’s Day
Town Offices Closed


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Housing Plan Working Group, Zoning Subgroup, 12 pm, Public Services Administration Building, Charles River Room
Planning Board Hearing (Temporary Use of Hillside School), 7:20 pm via Zoom
Planning Board Hearing (Learning Tree Expansion), 7:45 pm via Zoom

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 4:30 pm, Town Hall, Great Plain Room

Events shown as listed on the Town calendar as of 4/14/22. Don't forget to check out the Needham Meeting and Events calendar for updated information. You can also sign up to receive meeting notices and agendas on the Town’s “Notify Me” page.

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Needham, MA 02492
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