Life gets busy, and Patch certainly understands that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Needham Patch this week:
- —Needham residents, selectmen and legislators asked NSTAR representatives to slow down plans to clear hundreds of trees and vegetation from the public right-of-way at a meeting held Tuesday, July 10 at . A map of the area that will be affected by the plan can be found .
- —The future of will remain uncertain for the time being, as the Needham School Committee decided Tuesday not to remove the park as an option for a future school site.
- —“Save Cricket Field” organizer Sue Owen said she was not surprised by the School Committee’s not to remove the field as an option for a future site. But Owen said she and others from the neighborhood plan to maintain their efforts to seek out alternatives and to convince the town that building on Cricket Field is not the way to go.
- —Needham voters could be deciding as early as this November whether to allow wine and beer to be sold at local shops The Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 on Tuesday, July 10 to place the issue on the Nov. 6 Presidential Election ballot, contingent upon timely approval of the town's petition to the State Legislature.
- —U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on July 13. Many of the questions submitted were about her position on healthcare, job creation and the affordability of higher education.
- —The will be working to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in town, thanks to a new $3,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- —How did Needham celebrate the 4th of July this year? North Hill provides a quick look by the numbers.
- — opened its 22nd annual Summer Concert Series on Tuesday, July 10 with "An Evening of Opera." The summer concerts are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at in Needham.
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