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Rail Trail by next summer in Needham - Wicked Local Needham
10/14/2014 - 7:23am


Rail Trail by next summer in Needham
Wicked Local Needham
"They have the expertise, certainly more than the Bay Colony Rail Trail Association, to do the design and to oversee the construction of this," Cohen said. A state contribution of $70,000 – secured by Needham legislators, led by Rep. Denise Garlick ...

Needham teen raises funds for Rail Trail - Wicked Local Needham
06/18/2014 - 4:57pm


Needham teen raises funds for Rail Trail
Wicked Local Needham
A nonprofit called the Bay Colony Rail Trail Association has been working to convert the eight-mile stretch of railroad into a multi-use path for nearly six years. The trail would connect the towns of Medfield, Dover, Needham and Newton. But according ...

Plans in place for Rail Trail in 2014
12/17/2013 - 4:29pm

Though there have been some setbacks in the progress of the Bay Colony Rail Trail over the past 12 months, a lot is on the table in 2014.

Plans in place for Rail Trail in 2014 - Wicked Local- Medfield
12/17/2013 - 3:40pm


Plans in place for Rail Trail in 2014
Wicked Local- Medfield
Though there have been some setbacks in the progress of the Bay Colony Rail Trail over the past 12 months, a lot is on the table in 2014. Christian Donner, chair of the Bay Colony Rail Trail Study Committee, said that in conversations with town ...

Two CPA articles up for vote
10/11/2013 - 8:24am

Two articles up for vote at the Nov. 4 Special Town Meeting ask the town to use Community Preservation Act funds to fund a rail trail and to fix a boardwalk and a bridge in Ridge Hill.

Needham officials want residents' opinions on two nature projects totaling $228k
09/26/2013 - 5:22pm

Needham officials will hold a public hearing to hear what residents think about two outdoor recreation projects that is slated to cost the town about $228,000. Needham officials will hold a public hearing to hear what residents think about two outdoor recreation projects that are slated to cost the town a total of about $228,000. The hearing, slated for Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, will ...

Bay Colony Rail Trail heads to Needham Town Meeting
09/18/2013 - 8:03am

Supporters of a rail trail running from Needham Junction to Dover hope that, pending Nov. 4 Special Town Meeting approval of a key article, they can begin building the greenway next year.

Needham rail trail supporters to present project info next week
09/09/2013 - 5:07pm

Needham selectmen will hold a public hearing next week to present plans for converting a 7-mile stretch of abandoned MBTA-owned rail trail that runs through Needham, Dover and Medfield into a multi-use passive recreation greenway.

Needham Letter: Thanks for supporting proposed Rail Trail
05/24/2013 - 1:14pm

We'd like to thank the residents and town officials for their continued support of the proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail, running from near Needham Junction to the Charles River. Over the last several months, steady progress has been made to build this wonderful resource for Needham.

Rail Trail lease delayed
05/15/2013 - 4:48pm

The Needham Board of Selectmen has delayed a proposal for a greenway built on an unused railway corridor. At the May 6 Annual Town Meeting, selectmen included a memo describing the reasons why they decided to withdraw an article to sign a lease for a rail trail running from Needham Junction to Dover. The trail could serve as a potential path for bikes and pedestrians and could run through Dover ...

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