Route 128 Closure this Weekend

This weekend, Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th, the 19A and 19B the Highland Ave exits for Needham and Newton will be closed!

Traffic will be detoured through Needham and Newton, so all of the main streets will be congested - Needham Street, Highland Avenue, Central Avenue, Webster Street, Hunting Road, Greendale Avenue and Great Plain Ave/Common Street in Dedham.

The purpose of the closure is to tear down the old Highland Ave bridge (which is next to the new one).

Don't plan to go anywhere in a hurry! (And remember, it is only for a short time.)

Open Space and Recreation Plan Public Forum
Powers Hall, Town Hall Wed. November 16, 7-9 pm

All those who live or work in Needham are invited to join the Town of Needham at a PUBLIC FORUM as we begin the process of updating the Open Space and Recreation Plan. The plan provides a framework for stewardship of our open spaces, critical plant and animal habitats, trails, neighborhood parks and outdoor recreation facilities. Click here for an invitation (PDF format).

Information, and an upcoming public survey, can be found at

October Meeting

Our October meeting was very interesting! Devra Balin, Economic Development Director for the town of Needham outlined the future plans for Needham Crossings, as well as the planned development for a large building currently being built for Euro Pro. There is also a 300+ unit apartment building and at least one additional hotel planned for the area!