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Thursday, June 01, 2023


District Updates



  • The Bierman Autism Center is hosting a Sensory-Friendly Field Day Funfest on Tuesday, June 6. The event will be held at the Bierman Autism Center in Needham from 5 pm to 6 pm. This event is free and open to the entire community, RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP for the event, click here.
  • The Bierman Autism Center invites the public to a free ‘Intro to Occupational Therapy’ caregiver webinar on Tuesday, June 6. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and will begin at 7 pm and end at 8 pm This educational session will be taught by experienced occupational therapists. To register for the webinar, click here.
  • The Town of Needham is accepting applications from residents to fill vacancies in town committees. This is a great opportunity to serve your community. Interested individuals can access the applicant interest form here. To view openings, click here (corrected link from last week’s edition of Garlick Press). For any questions regarding vacancies, email mtucker@needhamma.gov.



  • The Dover Special Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Mudge Auditorium of Dover Sherborn Regional School. The meeting will begin at 10 am to vote on various funding articles relating to the Caryl Community Center. The town is asking that voters arrive at 9:30 to check in and to be given clickers to vote during the meeting. To see documents relating to the Special Town Meeting, click here.


  • Hinkley Helpers was awarded the largest grant in Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund history. Hinkley Helpers received a $12,000 grant from The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund. With this grant, Hinkley Helpers has reached and exceeded its $500,000 goal. Together with the Department of Parks & Recreation, Hinkley Helpers aims to identify a final vendor and playground design in the coming weeks, allowing them to break ground at best in the fall of 2023. To learn more, click here.
  • The public is invited to view the Medfield High School’s All Night Grad Party decorations. This year will mark thirty years of the tradition, the public will have a chance to view the decorations made in the graduating class’s honor before they celebrate all night long. For specific directions and more details, click here.


Statewide Updates



  • Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans’ Services is established. This council will work with the Executive Office of Veterans to inform the governor about veterans’ issues in Massachusetts. To learn more about the new council, click here.
  • MassNotify, the official COVID-19 exposure notification system for Massachusetts was discontinued with the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11, 2023. The public is still encouraged to follow the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 guidance.
  • The Department of Conservation and Recreation is hiring lifeguards. DCR is offering bonuses and an hourly wage of $22-27 an hour. Lifeguards must be at least 16 years old, have completed lifeguard training, and be certified in first aid and CPR. To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.
  • The State Revolving Plan Loan Program is accepting applications for the 2024 Intended Use Plan. The Loan Program offers affordable financing options to cities, towns, and public water utilities to improve water supply infrastructure and drinking water safety. To learn more about the program and how to apply for the loan, click here.
  • The FDA Youth Tobacco Compliance Check Program is looking for Boston youth aged 16-20 to become Youth Inspectors. Youth Inspectors will conduct tobacco compliance checks to make sure tobacco retailers are following the law and not selling tobacco to minors. The position is paid and transportation to inspections is provided. To access the Youth Inspector position interest form, click here.
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