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Thursday, June 08, 2023


District Updates



  • The League of Women Voters of Needham invites you to the second annual Needham High School Civics Showcase on Saturday, June 10. The event will be held at the Powers Hall in the Needham Town Hall from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. This event is open to the public, this is an opportunity to engage with students on the issues that matter to them. For more details on the event, click here.
  • The Needham Farmers Market returns for its 12th season on June 11th. The market will be located on Greene’s Field from 11 am – 3 pm every Sunday through October 29th. The market will feature new vendors and live music weekly. To learn more about the farmer’s market, click here.



  • The Dover Open Space Committee will be hosting a free guided walking tour of Dover’s Larrabee-Whiting property. The tour will sample a few of the over 20 miles of trails that connect Caryl Park, Nonaet Woodlands, and Powisset Farm. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring water. The event is free to the public but RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP for the event, click here.
  • The Dover Garden Tour and Marketplace will take place on Sunday, June 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will allow attendees to explore private gardens in Dover and feature artisan vendors and various activities. Tickets must be purchased for the garden tour, tickets are not required for the market. Proceeds from the event will support accessibility efforts for local charities. To purchase tickets, click here.



  • Bellforge Arts Center will host their first free pride festival on Saturday, June 10. Join the celebration of honoring the equality, visibility, and acceptance of our LBGTQIA+ community members and allies. The event is free to the public but RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVP, click here.
  • The Medfield Food and Nutrition Department is hiring full and part-time employees for the school lunch program. If you are interested in applying, email Caitlin Fahy at cfahy@email.medfield.net


Statewide Updates



  • MassHealth offers resources for members as eligibility redeterminations continue. As of April 1, if a member updates their account with new eligibility information, their coverage may change. Below is a list of resources provided for members:
  • MassHealth Customer Service: (800)841-2900
  • MassHealth Enrollment Centers: Make an appointment to receive in-person or virtual help, click here.
  • Enrollment Assisters: Get help from a Certified Application Counselor in your community, click here.
  • Disability Special Accommodations Ombudsman: (617)847-3468
  • 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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