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Rail trail faces issues, but project still on
04/25/2013 - 10:01am

The biking community and the Board of Selectmen still favor building a greenway on the unused railway running from Needham Junction to the Charles River, but a recent report shows that the project faces several issues.

Needham guest column: Rail Trail from Needham Heights to Newton
03/25/2013 - 7:38am

Four years after proposing a rail trail spanning Newton, Needham, Medfield and Dover, the project is still slow, but finally picking up speed. A consulting firm is studying the south section —Red Wing Bay at the Dover town line to Needham Junction — and Town Meeting will be asked to support leasing and construction.

Needham moving forward with rail trail plans
11/16/2012 - 5:10am

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. Members of the Nov. 13 Special Town Meeting unanimously passed Article 11, which allows the town to give the nonprofit group Bay Colony Rail Trail (BCRT) $35,000 to fund a feasibility study for the southern portion of the trail ...

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.

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