Committee announcements


Nomiation Papers for Town Meeting Election are now available at Town Hall

posted Jan 15, 2014, 7:58 AM by Mark McDonough

This year I am making a direct appeal for each of you to consider becoming a candidate for town meeting. As you may know, Town Meeting is the oldest and most direct form of democratic government and decides on the spending of the town each year. In 2013, Needham's operating budget was in excess of $117 million. Each dollar allocated must be voted by Town Meeting before it can be spent. This is a critical role and it requires only a limited commitment of time and effort (3 to 5 evenings a year) This is certainly a price worth paying to make sure that the tax dollars of this community are well spent.

Nomination papers are available at the Needham Town Clerks Office for this spring’s election of town meeting members. Anyone wishing to be on the ballot for town meeting should follow these 4 steps:

  1. Go to the Town Clerks Office and request nomination papers to be a candidates for town offices and or town meeting for the April 8th election

  2. Have your nomination paper signed by a minimum of 10 (we recommend 15) registered voters in your precinct. (We are more than happy to assist in getting you signatures to fulfill this requirement)
  3. Return the nomination papers to the Town Clerk's Office on or before February 18th
  4. We recommend preparing a postcard or flyer to let your neighbors (50 to 100 should be sufficient). This will let people know that you are running and will go a long way in getting you the votes you need to secure a seat. We are happy to help with flyers, postcards, mailing lists and to offer suggestions on how to increase the odds of your being elected.

Anyone willing to consider making a run for Town Meeting who would like assistance or has questions, please feel free to contact Mark McDonough by responding to this email or by calling (781)264-6582.

US Constitution Program

posted Oct 25, 2013, 6:00 PM by Mark McDonough   [ updated Oct 25, 2013, 6:04 PM ]


Tuesday, Nov. 5th
Masonic Lodge
46 South Washington St.
North Attleboro

6:30-8:30 pm

Do you know your rights as a United States Citizen? Learn about Search and Seizure, the Bill of Rights and the protection it offers all citizens against abuse of government authority.
Come and learn about our United States Constitution. This program will be of interest to young and old.
State Committee Woman, Patricia Saint Aubin, will give a brief overview of the key founding fathers that helped to write the US Constitution and Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz will present an overview of the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments from the Bill of Rights after which attendees will have the opportunity to ask their own specific questions.
Free booklets on the US Constitution will be given to the first 50 attendees.
Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in advance and at the door. Free admission for all students.
Refreshments and food will be available.
If you have any questions please call Catherine at 617-697-9833 or Bonnie at 774-254-3583.

Charlie Baker announces run for Govenor

posted Sep 20, 2013, 9:54 AM by Mark McDonough

Charlie Baker announces run for 2014 Govenors seat.  Follow the attached link to hear Charlie announcement.


posted Jun 11, 2013, 6:38 PM by Mark McDonough

Please join The Needham Republican Town Committee on Tuesday June 18th at 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Lake Pearl Luciano's to launch the re-election campaign for RICHARD ROSS.

RSVP to Mary Tibma by email to or by calling 339-225-7896

Donations can be made online at

Repeal Initiative begins for Increase to Gas Tax

posted Apr 23, 2013, 5:37 PM by Mark McDonough   [ updated Sep 20, 2013, 10:04 AM ]

As I am sure you all know, The Legislature passed and the Governor signed a increase to the gas tax. This new tax has the added feature of being tied to the rate of inflation, so as inflation goes up, so will the tax. This will be automatic and will not require additional votes in the legislature. This leaves no one accountable for future increases in the gas tax. A group lead by Chris Pinto has organized to get a citizens initiative on the ballot in 2014 to repeal this tax. The first step is to get the 100,000 signatures needed. Please go to the sponsors website and read up on how you can help.

The following is a request from the initiative Sponsor

I need your help!
To get the google ranking of our website to go up, we need back links to the site.
You can help out by sharing the website or pages of interest from the website on face book or if you author a blog, on your blog. The more places that you share the site, the higher our "page rank" will go in google. If someone mentions us in a post on or that helps too. The more backlinks the better. Comments on newspapers websites that include the url are another way to help.
Here are some urls to share

An Afternoon with Howie Carr

posted Mar 2, 2011, 12:33 PM by Chris Selland   [ updated Feb 23, 2014, 10:56 AM by Mark McDonough ]

An Afternoon with




Sunday March 23, 2014     2 – 5 pm

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2498

20  Junction Street,  Needham, MA 02492

cash bar & light refreshments

Howie will be speaking, and answering all your questions about current events. His latest books and magnets will be available for purchase, along with pictures and autographs!

RSVP at the fb event page, or email us at

Admission $20 at the door

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