Monday, April 29, 2013
Garage attached to two-story home reportedly caught fire.
Needham Fire and Police Departments responded to a working fire at 808 Central Avenue, according to scanner and Twitter reports at about 5 p.m. The fire seems to have started in a garage attached to a two-story colonial house, with a car parked inside. About 30 minutes later, reports indicated that the bulk of the fire had been knocked down. Patch will have more as it develops.
Friday, April 12, 2013
A car crashed into a jersey barrier in Needham.
UPDATE, 1:16 p.m.: According to State Police, the 57-year-driver, a Bridgewater resident, "left the highway" and continued to drive on an unpaved construction road near exit 15. As he neared exit 17, the car hit a construction truck and fell down an embankment. The driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are investigating whether the driver had a medical issue. -- UPDATE, 11:45 a.m.: According to WBZ-TV, the crash technically took place in Dedham when a driver entered an off-limits roadway near a construction zone and became stuck on a jersey barrier. UPDATE: 11:03 a.m.: According to NECN reporter Jennifer Eagan's Twitter feed, the driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
All occupants accounted for after explosion
The Needham Fire Department responded to an explosion in the basement of 132 Fairfield Road, which caused some structural damage. All of the occupants have been accounted for. Scanners picked up the incident at about 1:15 p.m. The building inspector has been requested.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Some of the most-read stories on Needham Patch in 2012: Shuttered spas stung by prostitution bust, a fire on South Street, and a case re-opens.
Throughout the year, Police and Fire Departments performs a variety of services: traffic enforcement, fire fighting, arrests, some working with families who have lost someone. In 2012, the Needham Police and Fire Departments dealt with those incidents and more this year. Here are some of the most-read: Do you agree with this list? Disagree? What did you think were the top stories this year?
Friday, March 2, 2012
Traffic signals on Chestnut Street were not working Friday morning
Updated at 1:33 p.m. Several buildings and at least two traffic lights in the area of Chestnut Street near Great Plain Avenue were without power this morning while NSTAR workers dealt with a faulty underground cable. The heavy underground lines had been "sparking and smoking," Needham Fire Chief Paul Buckley said. NSTAR spokesman Mike Durand said the outage lasted about 45 minutes and affected 69 NSTAR customers. “There was a section of underground cable on Chestnut Street that failed, so we had to make repairs to that,” Durand said. The power has since been restored and the work completed, Durand said. The power outage reportedly affected traffic signals at Chestnut and School streets and Chestnut Street and Great Plain Avenue, although …