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Rail Trail project moves ahead at Needham Town Meeting
11/14/2012 - 10:44am

Needham has moved forward with plans to bring a rail trail to town—but it wasn’t without some disagreement from residents on how the project should have been prioritized.

Needham Town Meeting approves land purchase, Greene's Field, more
11/14/2012 - 10:44am

After being delayed for two weeks due to Hurricane Sandy, the Nov. 13 Special Town Meeting went off without a hitch, with relatively minimal disagreement on its warrant’s various articles.

Needham residents split on rail trail as Special Town Meeting approaches
11/08/2012 - 11:41am

Town officials are working to clarify their positions on two rail trail-related articles for Nov. 13’s Special Town Meeting warrant.

Rail-trail supporters divided over strategy
10/28/2012 - 3:15am

Supporters of a proposed rail trail that would run from Needham Heights to Newton are trying to jumpstart the project after it was put on the back burner by the Needham Board of Selectmen. But some town officials worry their efforts could slow the momentum of a separate rail trail in Needham Junction.

Needham plan to split Bay Colony Rail Trail draws controversy
10/26/2012 - 3:28pm

A pair of warrant articles going before Special Town Meeting here next week that would essentially split Needham’s section of the Bay Colony Rail Trail in two is having the same effect on town residents.

Selectmen hesitant about rail trail committee, bike committee proposals
10/25/2012 - 2:57pm

Two articles going before Special Town Meeting on Oct. 29 have caused disagreement between their proponents and other members of the community.

Town to consider land purchase, rail trail, more at Oct. 29 Special Town Meeting
10/25/2012 - 1:27pm

This year's Special Town Meeting contains 17 articles—one of them now withdrawn—that look at a variety of projects.

Needham Letter: Invitation to public hearing
10/06/2012 - 1:37pm

The Needham Community Preservation Committee extends an invitation to a special public hearing to discuss the project proposals currently under review by the CPC. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, Oct.10, in the Selectmen’s Chambers at town hall at 7:30 p.m. Comments, questions and concerns will be considered during the CPC’s deliberation of the projects.

Board approves rail trail study
09/03/2012 - 8:37am

Needham is close to granting funds that would help study a potential seven-mile recreational path in town.

MBTA authorizes rail trail lease for Dover
08/02/2012 - 6:03am

Over the past three years, many steps have been taken to make this new trail become a reality.

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