Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Between the High School and middle school, Needham kids netted more than 125 awards in the 2013 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Needham was certainly well-represented in this year's Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, with over 110 students bringing in awards this time around. At Needham High School, 39 students took home 49 awards, including 27 Gold Key Awards, 11 Silver Key Awards and 11 Honorable Mentions, according to a spreadsheet released on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website. See samples of the art on the Boston Globe website. Pollard Middle School 13 students took home a total of 13 awards, including one Gold Key Awards, six Silver Key Awards and eight Honorable Mentions. In addition to the High School and Middle School, about six awards went to Art in Needham students, including two silver keys, and four Honorable Mentions, according …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The board that advises the governor on his or her appointments has been a source of embarrassment, the Boston Globe writes in an editorial, and the board has little function.
A few days after the primary selected the candidates who will face off for the Governor's Council, the Boston Globe ran an editorial calling for the end of the board that advises the governor on selections for judgeships, parole board and other posts. The council predates the United States, having been set up by King Charles I of England. The editorial suggests that the Governor's Council no longer serves a necessary purpose and has had a negative effect, "... thanks to a few councilors whose clownish antics have been an embarrassment to the state ..." The Globe also maintains that the council process has deterred qualified candidates from seeking to become a judge, clerk or another appointed seat. Members of the Council would maintain …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Needham High School was among the institutions included in the review of incidents occurring in fall 2011.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Zoning changes key in developing economic centers.
Needham isn't the only community along Route 128 looking to grow local revenue by growing its business base. The Boston Globe reports that Newton and Waltham are also working on plans to boost economic development in their towns, and nearby Dedham is "reaping millions in new tax revenue" thanks to the development of its Legacy Place shopping center, according to a recent article published on Boston.com. Following passage of several key zoning changes at Needham's fall special Town Meeting, the Globe reports that Economic Development Director Devra Bailin and the Council of Economic Advisors are continuing to meet with property owners, businesses and local tenants to consider the best way to develop Needham's New England Business Center, …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Local hospital planning to expand with a new 30,000-square-foot building, the Globe reports.