Needham In the News


Media inquiries should be directed to:

Amy Haelsen
Director of Communications & Community Engagement
(781) 455-7500 ext 255

Press Releases - January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Statement from the Office of the Town Manager and Select Board (November 20, 2023)

Plans to Rezone Portion of Foster Property Put on Hold (November 8, 2023)

Needham to Hold Open House to Gather Community Input as Town Embarks on Parking Study (January 12, 2023)

Assistance Available Now for Eligible Homeowners in Need of Funds to Make Small Home Repairs, Improvements (January 11, 2023)

Press Releases - January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Housing Plan Working Group to Share Draft Recommendations at Community Meeting (November 8, 2022)

Town Proposes Purchasing 34 Acres of Open Space in a Once in a Generation Land Acquisition I Concept Plan (September 9, 2022)

Town of Needham Welcomes Tom Conroy as New Fire Chief (July 27, 2022) 

Fire Chief Dennis Condon to Retire After 36 Years of Service (June 29, 2022)

Town of Needham Announces New Funding Available for Small Repair Grant Program (June 6, 2022)

Town Offers Second Round of Grants to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19 

Town of Needham Receives $25K State Grant to Develop Small Business Marketing Plan 

Climate Action Plan Committee Appointed, Charged with Developing Recommendations for Reducing GHG & Building Climate Resiliency in Needham

Town Awards $250,000 in Grants to Small Businesses Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Public Invited to Participate in Discussion Series 'Connections: Cops & Community."

Public invited to Participate in Public Education and Listening Forum Hosted by Needham Housing Plan Working Group

Town Offers Grants to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Press Releases - January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Town Mourns the Loss of Chief Engineer Tony Del Gaizo

 Town of Needham to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Return of the Blue Tree Lighting This Saturday

Needham Residents Encouraged to Shop Small this Holiday Season
Needham Welcomes Kim Hewitt as New Director of the Needham Free Public Library
Swap Shop to Move to Seasonal Schedule Beginning This Winter

Town Launches Community Food Waste Recycling Program

Town of Needham Announces Launch of Housing Plan Working Group to Develop Housing Agenda

Town of Needham Announces Funding for Small Repair Grant Program for Homeowners

Needham Public Health Presents Nutritionally Needham Healthy Eating Week

Needham Police to Host First Citizens' Academy

Needham Free Public Library Launches New Website

Town to Host Series of Public Forums on Communications, Website Improvements

Town of Needham Announces Funding for Small Repair Grant Program for Homeowners

Select Board Proclaims Pride Month in June

Local Artists Turn Needham's Outdoor Restaurant Borders Into Works of Public Art

Needham to Launch Project: Pop-Up to Support Local Businesses

Statement of Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick and Needham Police Chief John Schlittler on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin
(PDF) April 20, 2021

Needham Free Public Library to Re-Open June 1st (PDF) April 20, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Available Now for Those Affected by Income Loss Due to COVID-19 (PDF) 4/15/2021

Needham Receives Grant from MassDOT to Expand Outdoor Dining (PDF) April 9, 2021

Community Council Boosts Gift of Warmth Program During Pandemic (PDF) April 6, 2021

Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick and Police Chief John Schlittler Denounce Georgia Killings (PDF), March 17, 2021

Town of Needham Announces Carys Lustig as New Director of Public Works (PDF), March 15, 2021

Needham Public Health Offers a New Dashboard for COVID-19 Data (PDF), March 2, 2021

Needham Select Board Adopts Racial Equity Vision Statement Recommended by Needham Unite Against Racism Initiative
(NUARI) Working Group
(PDF), February 11, 2021

Needham Mask Challenge (PDF), February 8, 2021

Select Board Extends Free Meters, Keeps Blue Tree Lit as Pandemic Continues (PDF)
January 13, 2021

Press Releases - January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Like the Snow? Town of Needham Seeking Shovelers Ahead of Winter Season (PDF)
December 11, 2020

Curbside Pickup Now Available for Retail, Restaurants(PDF)
December 7, 2020

Needham Select Board Encourages Residents to Shop Small® and Pay It Forward on Small Business Saturday (PDF)
November 27, 2020

Needham Retailers and Restaurants Offer Holiday Deals (PDF)
November 18, 2020

Town of Needham Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Help Those Affected by Income Loss Due to COVID-19 (PDF)
November 17, 2020

Emergency Rental Assistance Flyer - English (PDF)
Emergency Rental Assistance Flyer - Russian (PDF)
Emergency Rental Assistance Flyer - Chinese (PDF)

Needham Retailers Launch After Hours Shopping Ahead of Holiday Season (PDF)
November 10, 2020

Town Launches Mural Project to Clean Up Graffiti, Promote Unity and Kindness (PDF)
November 9, 2020

Town of Needham Offers Tips for a Safe, Not Spooky, Halloween (PDF)
October 1, 2020

Town of Needham Extends Free Meters Through 2020 to Encourage Local Shopping, Dining (PDF)
September 23, 2020

Town Hires Natashia Tidwell to Investigate Claims in Henry Case (PDF)
September 14, 2020

Needham Fire Department Moves to New Headquarters (PDF)
August 27, 2020

Dine Around Needham (PDF)
August 12, 2020

Needham Announces New Economic Development Manager (PDF)
August 10, 2020

Town of Needham Opens Pool for Residents with COVID-19 Safety Measures in Place (PDF)
July 29, 2020 Photo 1    Photo 2    Photo 3

Needham Will Engage Independent Party to Investigate Claims Made Against Needham Police
July 24, 2020

Town of Needham Cuts Liquor License Fees in Half to Support Local Restaurants

Needham Park and Recreation announces summer recess program, pool opening and COVID-19 safety measures

Town of Needham Announces Passing of Town Counsel David Tobin

Town of Needham Announces Launch of Unite Against Racism Initiative
June 29, 2020

Town of Needham Announces Funding for New Small Repair Grant Program for Homeowners
June 15, 2020

Select Board Acts to Give Restaurants More Opportunities to Serve Patrons Outdoors
June 12, 2020

Needham Park and Recreation Announces Pools, Youth Summer Programs to Open in Mid-July
June 10, 2020

Town of Needham Announces Initial Reopening Plans
May 27, 2020

Town Creates Outdoor Dining Spaces for Public to Enjoy Local Restaurant Takeout
May 21, 2020

Town Announces Changes to Recycling and Transfer Station to Protect Health and Safety of Workers and Patrons During COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
April 2, 2020

Town of Needham Launches New Coronavirus Website (PDF) March 25, 2020

Needham Welcomes New Park and Recreation Director (PDF)  Photo (JPEG)
February 26, 2020

Needham Now Offering Easy Text Signup for Emergency Alerts (PDF)
February 20, 2020

Babson Student Consultants to Develop Needham Economic Scorecard (PDF)  Photo (JPG)
February 11, 2020

State Designates Needham a Green Community (PDF)
February 10, 2020

Town Seeks Input on Complete Streets Projects to Improve Transportation for All (PDF)
January 22, 2020

Snow Clearing Pilot with Attachments (PDF)
January 14, 2020

Domestic Violence Action Committee - No Visible Bruises (PDF)
January 13, 2020

Press Releases - January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Green Communities (PDF)
December 2, 2019

Needham Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony Monday to Honor Those Who Serve (PDF)
November 8, 2019

Pedestrian Safety Audit on the Agenda for Public Discussion at November 12th Select Board Meeting (PDF)
November 7, 2019