Thursday, September 20, 2012
Stop signs are not optional, but they're sometimes treated as if they are.
There are hundreds of stop signs in Needham, but all too often, they are overlooked when drivers are in a rush. We have all seen it and probably many would admit of a stop sign roll-through at one point in time. Do you know of a location where a stop sign is frequently rolled through or ignored? Share where it is in the comments section, below.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Ninety-seven percent of respondents to the 2010 National Citizen Survey felt the overall quality of life in Needham is good or excellent.
Needham is a pretty great place to live. That’s the overall finding of the town’s 2012 National Citizen Survey, a questionnaire sent out every two years to local residents to gauge satisfaction with town services and identify areas of improvement. Ninety-seven percent of residents who responded to the survey rated the quality of life in Needham as “good” or excellent,” and 91 percent said they planned to remain in Needham for the next five years. The survey was mailed to about 1,200 households in Needham in late April, with 542 surveys returned (a response rate of 48 percent), according to Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick, who presented the results to selectmen on Tuesday, Aug. 14, along with Needham Fire Chief Paul Buckley. The survey is a …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
State Police will run extra safety checks on vehicles this weekend.
The Massachusetts State Police will operate a Sobriety Checkpoint this upcoming weekend in Norfolk County. "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways," Colonel Marian J. McGovern, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said in a press release sent out Monday. The checkpoint will be operated during varied hours on an unspecified motorway within Norfolk County, which includes Needham, from Friday, July 13 into Saturday, July 14. "The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Lifeguards teamed up with Needham Police and Fire personnel for a water rescue training exercise on Thursday, June 14, as the pool staff prepares for the season opening next week.
With Rosemary Pool expected to open for the season next week, pool staff got a little extra training on Thursday afternoon—running through a simulated swimming accident with members of the Needham Police and Fire departments. Though the Rosemary Pool lifeguards have always been well trained in safety protocol and response, such as CPR and First Aid, the interaction with police and fire was a new training exercise designed to help everyone understand just what an emergency response would look like. “We always try to change up our training,” said Patty Carey, Park and Recreation Department director. “We do a lot of drills with them. But it’s nice to do it with the professionals that are going to respond instead of waiting until there’s an …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Local officers will be working with the state police and others to enforce seat belt use May 14-June 3.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 11, 2012
Submitted by the Needham Police Department In a continuing effort to save lives, the Needham Police Department, in partnership with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division, the Massachusetts State Police and more than 120 other local departments, is launching a high-visibility seat belt enforcement mobilization called Click It or Ticket. The message is simple: Massachusetts drivers and passengers should always wear their seat belts or be prepared to face the consequences. During the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization, which runs from May 14 through June 3, thousands of extra state and local police will patrol the state’s streets and highways in a concerted effort to promote and enforce seat belt use …