Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000.
Patch is providing readers with an easy way to help the towns affected by Superstorm Sandy as they build and recover. For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000. Click here to tweet your support for Sandy communities. Your gift will help AmeriCares respond to Superstorm Sandy with medical and humanitarian aid, grants, and programs to help support survivors across the country. Be sure to follow @NeedhamPatch on Twitter, and get tweeting!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out — and you can, too.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away. But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be both the best of neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The company is moving its resources down to Connecticut to assist a partner company with outages there.
The lights are back on for NSTAR customers across the state who lost power during and after Hurricane Sandy, NSTAR reports. "After a remarkable repair and restoration effort by all of our employees and contractors, we have returned every town in the NSTAR service territory back to normal operations," NSTAR spokesman Mike Durand said in an email Friday morning. As of 9 a.m., the company's online Outage Map showed 84 Needham residents without electricity, along with other outages in surrounding towns, but Durand said those issues are not related to the storm. "Please remember our online outage map is a real-time reporting tool and therefore includes outages not related to Hurricane Sandy," he said. NSTAR customers who are still without power…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
An announcement posted on the town website Wednesday evening outlines a few options for those whose electricity is out after Hurricane Sandy.
Needham residents still without electricity after Hurricane Sandy are being offered assistance by the town and by the Charles River YMCA. According to a message posted on the town website and sent out through the town's Swift Reach 9-1-1 system, local residents who are still in the dark are invited to come to the Needham Free Public Library to charge their cell phones and other electronic devices. Refreshments will be available at the library from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 and from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Charles River YMCA is offering Needham residents the use of the …
Check out photos from Patch sites stretching from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see Sandy's effect the Northeast — and just click on the "Upload Photos & Video" button below the gallery of photos to add your own.
This announcement was posted on the Needham town website today.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
With Halloween being celebrated with trick or treating by Needham’s children, parents are urged to exercise extra caution in helping to keep their children safe during this post-Hurricane Sandy period where cleanup and power restoration is still being performed. 1. Route planning is very important. Know where your children will be traveling. If possible, walk with them. If they are going out unsupervised, make sure they travel in a group. 2. For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle and sporting goods …
More than 1,000 NSTAR customers in town were still without power as of Tuesday night.
Though crews throughout town worked Tuesday to clean up after Hurricane Sandy, more than 1,000 NSTAR customers in Needham were still without power as of 9 p.m. Among those without power for most of the day were several businesses along Highland Avenue near the Needham Heights Common—Starbucks, Café Fresh Bagel, CVS and Brookline Bank all were closed on Tuesday, and the traffic lights at West Street and Highland were out, with temporary stop signs set up to control traffic. Throughout the day, Needham residents posted on Facebook and Twitter about which areas were still without power, including businesses in the Crawford Street and Kearney Road area and homes on South Street at Livingston Circle and Elmwood Road. In many neighborhoods, …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Students and staff will return to class two days after Hurricane Sandy blew through town.
Needham Public Schools are expected to open at their regular time on Wednesday, Oct. 31, two days after Hurricane Sandy caused serious power outages and other damage around town. District Superintendent Dan Gutekanst sent out the following e-mail on Tuesday evening: It is my expectation that the Needham Public Schools will open on time tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31st. This evening I attended a meeting with Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick and Needham's public safety officials to review plans for continuing tree, power line, and debris clean up. Town, utility, and public safety officials are working very hard to restore power to isolated areas in Needham, and they are focused on having roads ready for the morning commute. • All schools have…
Have a downed wire? Need help clearing a tree from your property? Still without power and need a place to charge your cell phone? Here's what you should know.
As cleanup continues around Needham following Hurricane Sandy, town officials would like residents to keep in mind the following information, as posted on the town website, needhamma.gov. Wires It is very important that residents steer clear of any downed wires. Always assume that downed wires constitute a danger. Please contact Needham Police to report any new downed wires at 781-444-1212. Power If you are experiencing a power outage, please contact NSTAR at 800-592-2000. It is important that you contact NSTAR each day of interrupted service. The Needham Free Public Library will be available for respite and for charging electronic devices on a daily basis. The library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 …
Share your photos of the damage and work being done around town today following Monday's big storm.
[UPDATED Tuesday, 7 p.m.] Crews around town are working to clean up Needham after Hurricane Sandy blew through on Monday. See a road block or safety hazard? Got some great pictures from during the storm or of the aftermath? Click the "upload" button at the top or bottom of this image gallery to add your pictures. And be sure to share traffic alerts and other important information with your neighbors by tweeting @NeedhamPatch or adding it in the comments below.