Needham

By - 11/16/17 - 11:56 am

MassDOT reports that 48 spaces at Needham Junction will no longer be available to commuters come Monday: Read more.

By - 7/4/17 - 10:21 am
Fireworks in Needham

Redsox223 took in the Needham fireworks last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/24/17 - 12:35 am

State Police report a Roslindale man whose engine was overheating as he drove south on 128 near Highland Avenue around 10 p.m. on Friday pulled into the breakdown lane and got out of the car - only to be hit by another vehicle, the driver of which then just kept on going. Read more.

By - 6/12/17 - 10:26 am

When the heat gets too hot, Worcester and Needham Line trains have to go extra slow because, of course, the tracks weren't designed to handle regular-speed trains in the heat. Or as Goodband-C puts it when talking about what is normally 33-minute ride on the Needham Line:

Crawling into South Station a quick 80 minute trip from Hersey.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:04 am
Snow at Newton mall

Gary C. spotted this snow pile this morning at the Street (the old lower Chestnut Hill Mall).

By - 2/8/17 - 9:29 pm

Needham Snowday 2017-02-09

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Boston snow day without a video by Tory Bullock: Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/3/16 - 9:25 am

While Medford police were busy corralling chickens and geese, Needham and State Police were busy using a banana to lure and capture a miniature horse that had broken out of its barn.

By - 12/1/16 - 8:57 am
Turtle car hit by train in Needham

Somebody parked their formerly expensive car just a little too close to the tracks at the Needham Heights station this morning and a Needham Line train took exception and flipped that puppy upside down. One train was canceled and others were delayed, although things were mostly back on track by 8:20 a.m. or so.

By - 11/10/16 - 11:58 am

A.K.A., Greendale Avenue and Kendrick Street in Needham, yesterday morning.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:20 pm

The state is shutting the Great Ditch Bridge - that nasty little piece of work on the Dedham side of the Great Plain Avenue exit - at 8 tonight for work to get the bridge ready for its replacement by a span on which you won't have to worry anymore you'll get into a crash that will send you into the water. Read more.

By - 7/4/16 - 11:42 am
Needham July Fourth fireworks

Redsox223 watched the fireworks in Needham last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/16/15 - 8:02 am

Researchers at Olin College are looking at programming robots with what sounds a bit like Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, the Boston Business Journal reports:

Think of a fire-fighting robotic dog that sacrifices itself to rescue people ... Or of a robot riveter that stops short of punching through a human workers’ misplaced hand because the robot has been programmed to value human safety over assembly line efficiency.

By - 8/15/15 - 11:01 am
Needham bank robber sought

Needham Police report the TD Bank branch at 89 Highland Ave. was held up around 4:15 p.m. yesterday by a guy who actually put a mask on. Recent years have seen a decline in the number of bank robbers who bother to disguise their faces.

Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 11/2/14 - 1:04 pm
Snow in Needham

Redsox223 came to that conclusion in Needham.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

By - 8/19/14 - 7:53 pm
Rowing on the Charles in Needham

Roving UHub photographer Siobhan Coyne captured the scene yesterday along the Charles from Cutler Park in Needham.

By - 8/2/14 - 12:19 pm

Wicked Local Needham reports the current state budget has funds to restore Saturday service on the commuter-rail line.

There is no start date set for the resumption of service, according to an MBTA spokesperson.

By - 4/5/14 - 3:43 pm
Old town-line sign at Needham-Dedham border.

Old town line sign. See it larger.

Get off 128 at Great Plain Avenue and head towards Dedham and you'll see what looks like a driveway just before the Dedham line.

It's actually the remains of an old road, one that now dead-ends at the soon-to-be-expanded 128. Park by the gate, and you'll see the old town-line signs. Look down toward the river and you'll see an official boundary stone (like this one). Then look at the phone poles and lines that still run along the side of the road - and continue across 128.