Week in Review: 2012 Town Election Results

A look at some of the top stories on Patch this week.

Life gets busy, and we at Patch certainly understand that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Needham Patch this week.

  1. —In the April 10 Town Election, Matt Borrelli won a two-year term on the Board of Selectmen, while in the Park and Recreation Commission race, incumbent Tom Jacob hung on to his spot and newcomer Dave DiCicco also grabbed a seat.
  2. All 240 seats in the were up in the April 10 Town Election. See who won three-, two- and one-year terms. (Official results have not been released yet by the town clerk.)
  3. —On Wednesday, April 11, the day after , two returning members and one new selectman were sworn in to office, and the board reorganized for the coming year.
  4. — A group of Needham residents is asking Town Meeting to join organizations and individuals across the country in calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, saying the 2010 Supreme Court ruling allows unions and corporations to corrupt the legislative process at all levels.
  5. — Utility customers will receive a $65 refund on their bills this spring, a public hearing on a proposed petition to allow alcohol sales in town is set for April 24, and selectmen discussed the recently approved MBTA cuts.
  6. Head Varsity Football Coach David Duffy has been named the 2012 Massachusetts Football Coach of the Year.  The award was announced on April 2 by the MIAA Educational Athletics Department and Coaches Education Program.
  7. — The Needham Council on Aging will host a groundbreaking at the location of the new senior center at West Street and Hillside Avenue on Thursday, May 3.


Each week, Needham Patch asks readers to weigh in on a few topics through polls.

(112 votes)

  • Yes, they are just as distracting as texting while driving. … 65 percent
  • I think it’s fair. Any distraction to drivers is a dangerous one. … 20 percent
  • No, it’s ridiculous this is even being considered. … 13 percent
  • Other (see my comments below) … 2 percent

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