Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
The Danvers branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all Class D drivers’ test on Tuesday had been cancelled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. On Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday and Danvers took his advice. School is scheduled to be open in Danvers on Tuesday, as of 9 p.m. The worst of the storm was expected to …
A look at what's closed, postponed or canceled because of the storm.
[UPDATED Monday, 3:09 p.m.] As Hurricane Sandy blows through the area on Monday, Oct. 29, many schools, government offices and several businesses are closing. Below is an updated list of what's closed, canceled or postponed because of the storm. Know of something else? Add it in the comments at the bottom of the page. Special Town Meeting—Needham's special Town Meeting has been postponed, according to an alert posted on the town website at a little after noon. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Powers Hall. Needham Free Public Library—The library is closed for now. The building may be opened as a respite center in the case of widespread and lasting power outages in town. Charles River YMCA—Both YMCA …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A quick guide to holiday closures around town.
Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since it was established in 1937, and that means there are several places that will be closed today. Here's a quick look at some of them: See something else that's not open today? Know a tricky traffic area to avoid? Share it in the comments or via Twitter to @NeedhamPatch.
Monday, September 3, 2012
A quick guide to holiday closures around town.
Held on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the American labor movement and the "social and economic achievements of American workers," according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. Today is the 130th Labor Day to be celebrated in the United States, with the first holiday marked by the Central Labor Union on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, according to the USDL website. In 2012, the Labor Day holiday offers a much needed day of rest for many workers around the country—and that means that quite a few offices and businesses are closed. Whether you're among the unlucky few who have to clock in today, or you'll be relaxing at home or enjoying the holiday with friends, Needham Patch has got your …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Town offices and the senior center are among the places in Needham that won't be open on July 4.
Happy 4th of July! Whether you're heading into Boston for the big show, staying here in Needham for the parade and a day full of activities or just hanging out at home with some burgers and a cold drink, Patch wishes you a happy holiday. However you spend the day, there are some things you won't be doing. The 4th of July is a federal holiday, which means many places are closed. Before you brave the traffic, check out this quick list of closures: See something else that's not open today? Know a tricky traffic area to avoid? Share it in the comments or via Twitter to @NeedhamPatch.
Monday, May 28, 2012
A look at which offices and other locations are taking a holiday today.
Memorial Day, recognized on the last Monday in May, is a day to remember the men and women who served their country as members of the United States military and have since died, whether in battle or after coming home. In Needham, there are several opportunities for residents to participate in the holiday, with ceremonies planned at veterans’ memorials throughout town starting at 6:50 a.m. with a Mass at St. Joseph’s and concluding around noon with a ceremony at Memorial Park. See a complete schedule of times and locations here. Anyone looking to get some errands done before or after the ceremonies will likely find offices, shops and businesses closed for the day, as Memorial Day is a federal holiday. Here’s a look at a few of the places …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Town and state offices will not be open today because of the Massachusetts holiday.
Needham students aren’t the only ones who get to sleep in this morning, the first day of their April vacation. It’s also Patriots' Day, so many state, county and town employees have the day off as well, as Massachusetts commemorates the official start to the Revolutionary War (the opening battle of which began on April 19, 1775). Whether you’re looking to get some errands done with the day off or it’s business as usual, you may be wondering how the state holiday will affect your schedule. Here’s a look at a few of the places that are closed today.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Banks, post offices won't open today.
If you were hoping to mail a package, cash a check or drop off that overdue book today, you'll have to wait till Tuesday. The post office, banks and library are all closed in honor of Independence Day. Take note: A few local businesses (such as Wild Willy's Burgers on Highland Avenue) may be closed today as well, as owners are away on vacation or taking the opportunity for some much deserved time off. Here’s a look at a few of the places that are closed today. TOWN OFFICES Need to drop off a bill, register to vote or apply for a building permit? Not today. All Needham town offices are closed. SENIOR CENTER Both the Council on Aging office and the senior center are closed. Activities will resume on Tuesday. BANKS Banks are closed today. …