Week in Review: Spas Busted for Prostitution

A look at the top stories this week on Needham Patch.

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. — Two massage parlors in Needham are in the process of being shut down after employees at each location were arrested on Friday, March 16 for alleged prostitution.
  2. — Two teens were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after they were struck by an elderly Needham driver near the intersection of Walnut Street and Madison Avenue in Newtonville. 
  3. —Hillside Elementary School students visited businesses around town to ask for their help in collecting money during World Water Week, March 20-26.
  4. — Last year, purchased 30 iPads for a pilot program at , introducing the tablet computers into several eighth grade classrooms to see how they could offer new and different ways of learning.
  5. — Digital Realty Trust Inc., a leading global datacenter provider, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday morning, March 21 celebrating the start of construction at its 105 Cabot St. building in Needham.
  6. — Continuing its tradition of helping to fund educational enrichment programs in the Needham Public Schools, the Needham Education Foundation has awarded more than $46,000 in small grant money for the spring 2012 cycle.
  7. It was a close race this week, as Needham gyms vied for top spot in the latest poll. In the end, based not just on number of votes but also on comments and reviews, the winner of Best Needham Gym was B5 Fitness.



On Tuesday, March 27, the editors of Needham Patch, Dedham Patch, Norwood Patch and Westwood Patch will hold our first Patch Academy at , 656 East St., Dedham from 6-7 p.m. is open to everyone and is free, so please stop by, talk with us and learn about all of the great ways that Patch can serve you and your community. Learn how to upload photos and videos, use our business directory, join our blogging team and utilize other Patch resources. For more information, call Becca Manning at 781-217-4233 or e-mail becca.manning@patch.com.



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

(99 votes)

  • No! It's a serious breach of personal privacy. … 90 percent
  • Yes, they are protecting themselves by doing so. … 7 percent
  • I see both sides of the issue (see my comments below). … 3 percent

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