Week in Review: Citizens United Resolution Approved, Town Meeting Concludes

A look at some of the top stories this week in Needham.

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:

  1. —Needham has joined more than 45 other communities across Massachusetts in passing a resolution urging state legislators to seek an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Supreme Court's controversial 2010 Citizens United decision.
  2. —David L. Spector, 52, of Needham, pled guilty on Wednesday, May 16 in U.S. District Court in Providence, RI to three counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering related to his work as a mortgage attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
  3. — are investigating break-ins that occurred last week in three units at the Charles River Landing apartments on Second Avenue.
  4. —At the May 2012 Special Town Meeting on Monday, May 14, Needham residents approved a $1.05 million purchase of property on Lincoln and School streets for parking and the possible future expansion of the and stations, among other business.
  5. —Needham is looking to help solve its downtown parking problem with the purchase of a property at 37-39 Lincoln St. The purchase, Article 30 on the , was approved on the fourth and final night of Town Meeting, Wednesday, May 16.
  6. —Needham residents Carol de Lemos and Jerry and Betty Anderson were recognized at the start of the on Monday night with the —honored for their volunteer work and dedication to the community.
  7. —On Monday, May 14, just before the start of the , Melick Foundation representatives recognized two Needham residents who have each served on Town Meeting for 25 years—Patricia Buckley, who was first elected in 1988, and Ron Sockol, who was first elected in 1984.
  8. —Needham’s 2012 Annual Town Meeting wrapped up Wednesday evening, May 16. Highlights of the fourth and final meeting night included approval of a land purchase, funding for a variety of capital items from energy efficiency upgrades to a new fire engine, and setting aside money for replacement of turf fields and other future needs.
  9. Needham High School football seniors Mark Riley and Dan Pierce were both honored with Scholar-Athlete Awards at the National Football Foundation Eastern Mass Chapter's annual banquet on Monday, May 14.
  10. —Those interested in helping to develop the through Needham are encouraged to attend a meeting on Wednesday, May 30 at the .

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