By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter A young jazz musician from Needham, James Fernando, has just released a piano and electronic based album, titled “The Lonely Sailor.” Raised largely in Needham and a 2014 graduate Needham High School and Berklee College of Music, Fernando now plays professional piano out of Washington, D.C. Fernando has previously released a collaborative...Read more
Needham’s regional award recipients for the prestigious Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for 2019 have been announced. This program, sponsored by the Boston Globe and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA), introduces Massachusetts communities to a new generation of young artists. Competing against thousands of other young Massachusetts...Read more
By Pam Steinfeld
Hometown Weekly Correspondent
Editor's note: John Gorka, an artist Rolling Stone referred to as "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement," is set to perform at the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday, February 9. To mark the occasion, the editor has interviewed Needham's Pam Steinfeld, herself a singer-songwriter, to put...
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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent On July 1, stores in Needham will no longer be able to sell mint, menthol, and wintergreen flavored tobacco products and vape products. The restriction is the result of an effort to reduce the underage use of tobacco products. Needham previously banned other flavors of smoking products. However, prior legislation...Read more