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.
- —Reports of at in Needham turned out to be false, but only after state and local police departments (along with helicopters and K-9 units) were called in to search Needham on Tuesday evening for the alleged suspect.
- —A new proposal announced by the MassDOT on Wednesday would keep most bus routes, including Needham’s Bus 59, but would eliminate weekend Commuter Rail service for the Needham Line and raise fares by about 23 percent across the board.
- —With a contractor picked, construction is expected to begin early this month on the new senior center, to be located at West Street and Hillside Avenue.
- —Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristine Lilly, a Needham resident, is getting ready to run her first Boston Marathon. She recently made an appearance at the launch of Samuel Adams’ new “26.2 Brew,” a special light beer created for this year’s marathon. Also, of Sam Adams founder Jim Koch explaining how he created the brew (and comparing it a little to Gatorade).
- —Town officials are considering purchasing two parcels locate at 59 Lincoln and 89 School streets or possible future expansion of the Needham police and fire stations. The issue will be voted on at the May 14 special Town Meeting.
- —Who has the best french fries in Needham? Fifty-five readers voted, and they chose . in this week’s poll, and add your own nominations at the bottom of the page.
- —April 2-6 is National Public Health Week, and the Needham Department of Public Health will be organizing several events to encourage healthy living, including community walks, a healthy cooking night and health fair.
- —The Dance Team was recognized at the March 27 selectmen’s meeting after bringing home their third state title in four years.
- —A Patch reader asked for information about Dig Safe lines that had been painted on his street recently, so we asked around to find out what kind of work was being done in the area. Got a question about anything in town? E-mail it to email@example.com.
WHAT’S NEW ON PATCH
On Thursday, March 29, Patches around the country designed to make the sites even more user-friendly. Along with replacing the green bars with blue, we made a few tweaks to some of our sections to create a better experience for our readers. and add your comments about our new look at the bottom of the article.
THIS WEEK IN POLLS
Each week, Needham Patch asks readers to weigh in on a few topics through polls.
- Yes. Considering the original proposal, this is a solid option. … 51 percent
- No. I think the MBTA needs to keep working at it. … 29 percent
- There should be minimal fare increases and no service cuts. 17 percent
- Other (see my comments below) … 3 percent
- Invest the money … 34 percent
- Take trip around the world … 21 percent
- Buy a new home … 14 percent
- Donate the money … 10 percent
- Buy things for a relative or friend … 10 percent
- Other (tell us in the comments) … 7 percent
- Head off to Vegas … 3 percent
- Buy fancy cars … 0 percent
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