Monday, November 12, 2012
Today is the national observance of the holiday.
Today is the national observance of Veterans Day, a federal holdiday set aside to honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Needham held its Veterans Day ceremony on the official holiday, on Sunday, Nov. 11. Today, government offices and other places will be closed in observance of the holiday. Below is a look at today's schedule for some of the places around around town: 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, February 20, 2012
A rundown of locations that will be taking a holiday today.
Today is Presidents Day, a federal holiday honoring all American presidents, in particular George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who were born in February. Several sites around town will be closed for the holiday. Here's a quick guide: Know of something missing from the list—either that's open today or closed? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, January 16, 2012
State, town offices not open today in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is a federal holiday observing the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (whose birthday fell this year on Sunday, Jan. 15). The town of Needham will hold a free community event honoring Dr. King beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Needham High School. All are invited to attend. Because of the holiday, several locations around town will be closed today. Here's a quick guide: BANKS Banks are closed today. COUNTY OFFICES All Norfolk County offices are closed today. LIBRARY The Needham Free Public Library will be closed today. It will reopen for its usual hours at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. MBTA The commuter rail service will run on its regular schedule. POST OFFICES The U.S. post offices in Needham and Needham Heights are closed today. SCHOOLS All …
Friday, December 30, 2011
A quick look at what's open, what's closed and what's happening this weekend, as we say goodbye to 2011.
The new year is nearly upon us! As we look ahead to 2012 and say farewell to 2011, here’s a quick guide to the New Year’s Eve holiday weekend in Needham. SPECIAL HOURS AND CLOSURES DINING OUT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE Looking to dine out on New Year’s Eve? Some Needham restaurants will be open late to offer drink and dinner specials for those looking to ring in 2012 in style. Blue on Highland’s New Year’s Eve celebration includes menu specials served from 4:00-11:00 p.m. and a special dinner package for two for reservations after 8:00 p.m. Check out their Web site for more information, and be sure to call ahead. Know of another great spot to celebrate at? Tell us in the comments. NEW YEAR'S NEEDHAM 2011 The Needham Cultural Council’s fifth …
Friday, November 11, 2011
State, town offices closed in observance of federal holiday.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday, which means a lot of federal, state and local offices are closed. Below is a list of some of these places: 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 Most banks are closed today. STATE OFFICES All state offices are closed today. COUNTY OFFICES All Norfolk County offices are closed today. SCHOOLS All Needham public schools are closed today. LIBRARY The Needham Free Public Library will be closed today. POST OFFICES The U.S. post offices in Needham and Needham Heights are closed today. RECYCLING …