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Chinoiserie and Invidia: My Unwritten Books by George Steiner

Each of the seven chapters in this book is an essay about a book that George Steiner did not write.  The first two chapters, “Chinoiserie” and “Invidia” are dedicated to Joseph Needham and Cecco d’Ascoli, authors whose works were just too large of a scope for Steiner to tackle.  884 more words

British Literature

It Happens Here: Back Bay Owes Its Beginnings To Needham

BOSTON (CBS) – It Happens Here in Back Bay. Sure it’s home to some of Boston’s most expensive real estate, but it wasn’t always that nice. 21 more words

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Needham Girl Among 5 Finalists In $250,000 Invention Contest

NEEDHAM (CBS) – A 12-year-old girl from Needham has come up with an invention that could win her $250,000.

Grace Murphy is one of five finalists in Frito-Lay’s inaugural “Dreamvention” contest. 30 more words

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Bullet Goes Through TripAdvisor Window In Needham

NEEDHAM (CBS) — An employee at TripAdvisor in Needham called police early Wednesday morning after someone heard a gunshot.

When police arrived shortly after 7 a.m., they confirmed that a bullet went through a fourth-floor window of the TripAdvisor building next to Route 128. 172 more words

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Edward Spalding's Wives

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An enduring genealogical source for the Spalding/Spaulding family is the Spalding memorial (1872). It provides numerous verifiable facts while it assumes too many not in evidence. 840 more words

Immigrant Ancestor

Tim Fenian

What about this great breaking out in Ireland, is it doing any injury to ye in Kerry? I hope the next letter that you will write to me, that you will let me know all about it.

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Elementary School Cancels Halloween Festivities

NEEDHAM (CBS) – Needham’s Mitchell Elementary School has canceled their Halloween festivities, and it’s no trick.

Traditionally, Halloween at Mitchell has been celebrated with class parties and a parade of kids in costumes. 224 more words

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