Monday, June 25, 2012
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Monday, June 25, 2012
The drive to rebuild the Newman Elementary School Playground received an extraordinary boost from the family of a man that has been a model of civic duty for decades. Thanks to the significant contribution made by the Robey/Connelly family, students of Newman, and all the children of Needham, will enjoy countless hours of play at the newly named Phillip V. Robey playground. Needham’s hero, Phil Robey, has lived in Needham all of his 65 years, and has committed countless hours of time and energy to the Needham community. His contributions, just to name a few, include: Over 18 years as elected Commissioner of Parks & Recreation including 13 years as chairman, over 20 years as board member at The Charles River Center/former Chariman, 30 plus …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Greene's Field Study Committee has presented a draft document showing what the park will look like after it is restored.
At the selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, April 24, Selectman John Bulian, the board's liaison to the Greene's Field Study Committee, presented a draft plan for the park's new design. The plans call for a play structure located on or close to the footprint of the former play structure and restoration of the park's field, basketball court and grass areas. Bulian said a number of fundraisers are underway to raise money for playground equipment on the site, including Parent Talk's Casino Night, held April 21, and the Needham Women's Club's upcoming house tour on June 3. The plans call from a landscaped entrance with benches, gardens and a picnic area at the corner of Pickering Street and Great Plain Avenue and along Great Plain. The baseball …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Study group has been meeting regularly since August to consider how to proceed in renovating the downtown Needham park
Located in the heart of Needham, near the downtown and surrounded by residential streets, Greene’s Field has been on the minds of many in town in recent years. On Tuesday, March 13, members of the Greene’s Field Study Committee acknowledged the park’s importance to the town and shared their vision for what the park could look like after renovations. “This is an iconic park for Needham,” said Patty Carey, director of the Park and Recreation Department. “It’s in the center of town, and it says something about us." Part of that message is that Needham cares about its families, Carey said, and with that in mind, the study committee has been meeting regularly to talk about the best way to renovate the site for Needham families. The committee …