Don’t want to smoke it? Drink it

A pair of entrepreneurs hope to brew cannabis-infused beverages north of Boston in Georgetown.

Developer’s Riverside plan triggers debate in Newton

A developer’s mixed-use proposal near Route 128 has prompted the city to launch its own “visioning process” for the area.

Brockton apartments give new hope to those who have been homeless

Montello Welcome Home Again was built by Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

Lawrence, MA 01-08-19: A photo by Craig Gibson titled

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Lawrence has an art show to crow about

The Essex Art Center has dedicated its galleries to the thousands of crows that roost in the city each winter.

Closing college enrollment gaps, one young man at a time

100 Males to College works with local communities to increase college access, enrollment, and retention for low-income students and students of color.

Big Bear Cafe has a 14-seat space, a big chalkboard menu, a community bulletin board, and plenty of light.

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Take a shot with this espresso bar cafe in Dedham

Big Bear Cafe + Espresso Bar offers carefully crafted espresso drinks, teas, and something good to eat.

20nocalendar -- ÒWhatÕs Cooking,Ó acrylic on canvas by Leslie Graff, is on exhibit along with work by five other female artists in ÒA WomanÕs WorkÉInterior/Exterior ExplorationÓ at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market St. in Lowell, through March 3. (Leslie Graff)

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Women’s work, four-handed piano, and CATpella

“A Woman’s Work . . . Interior/Exterior Exploration” is on exhibit at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell.

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New shop brings sweet history to Salem

Kakawa Chocolate House, situated next door to the Peabody Essex Museum, promotes the history and anthropology of chocolate through its “explosive” flavor profiles.

NATICK

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the old-fashioned way

The Natick Historical Society is hosting an old-fashioned Valentine’s card workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

LINCOLN

Plan to prevent homelessness launched in Lincoln

Lincoln’s Council on Aging, in partnership with a local senior housing facility, is undertaking a new initiative to prevent homelessness in town.

BROOKLINE

Brookline to unveil bronze bust of Martin Luther King Jr.

Brookline residents will gather Jan. 27 to unveil a bronze bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. created by the late John Wilson, a nationally renowned artist and longtime Brookline resident.

QUINCY

Historians revisit history of slaves coming to New England

The Abigail Adams Historical Society will explore the subject of slavery in early America.

HINGHAM

New school superintendent is named in Hingham

The Hingham School Committee unanimously chose Paul Austin Jr. as the next superintendent of schools, replacing Dorothy Galo when she retires at the end of July.

EASTON

Easton invites residents to ‘eat with strangers’

The Easton Human Rights Committee is sponsoring an opportunity to sign up to eat at a local restaurant with people you don’t know.

MALDEN, MELROSE

Dog park opens in Pine Banks Park

Malden and Melrose officials recently celebrated the opening of a new dog park within Pine Banks Park on Main Street.

MEDFORD

12th Lyft hub in the nation opens in Medford

Lyft recently unveiled a new hub in Medford for its Boston area drivers and customers.

CHELMSFORD

MassHousing provides tax-exempt loan for affordable housing in Chelmsford

MassHousing provided Princeton Properties with a tax-exempt $23.6 million low-interest loan.

LYNNFIELD

Lynnfield water superintendent retires after 44 years

A familiar face in Lynnfield is moving on. After 44 years as superintendent of the Lynnfield Center Water District, Kenneth Burnham retired Jan. 2.

WEYMOUTH

Weymouth overdose deaths decreased in 2018

Overdose deaths are down in Weymouth — to 11 in 2018, from 38 the year before — thanks in part to a collaborative effort by the police, fire, school and public health departments, officials say.

Developer’s Riverside plan triggers debate in Newton

A developer’s mixed-use proposal near Route 128 has prompted the city to launch its own “visioning process” for the area.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Masconomet gymnasts keep winning — and cheering each other on

Some teams strive for perfection. Others emphasize winning above all. But for the Masconomet girls’ gymnastics team, the only recipe is putting forth one’s best effort and having fun.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Penny for your memories? Treasure your coins for now

Penny for your memories? Treasure your coins for now

BLOTTER TALES

Hawk goes looking for bargains

A hawk gets trapped inside a store, a woman breaks the windows of a police station, and other odd takes from local police blotters.

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Wellesley’s Ben Cluff was on point on the court and in classroom

The Raiders’ first 1,000-point career scorer, he is now a principal of an equity firm after earning Harvard degree.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe Local: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Marnelle Garraud is averaging 10.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game as a freshman guard at Boston College.

CAMPUS ANGLE

At Northeastern, Milton’s Ryan Shea all business on defense

A Chicago Blackhawks draftee, the 21-year-old is a swift puck-moving defenseman with a team-leading 37 blocked shots.

Lawrence has an art show to crow about

The Essex Art Center has dedicated its galleries to the thousands of crows that roost in the city each winter.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Women’s work, four-handed piano, and CATpella

“A Woman’s Work . . . Interior/Exterior Exploration” is on exhibit at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell.

LOCAL FARE

Take a shot with this espresso bar cafe in Dedham

Big Bear Cafe + Espresso Bar offers carefully crafted espresso drinks, teas, and something good to eat.

WEST INFORMER

Concert series kickoff, used book sale, and a day of service

The ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Day of Service will be held in Waltham at Brandeis University.

SOUTH INFORMER

Legos, virtual-reality zombies, and spirit awards

Gamers are invited to vanquish as many zombies as possible in a new virtual-reality arcade game in Kingston.

Brockton apartments give new hope to those who have been homeless

Montello Welcome Home Again was built by Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

Closing college enrollment gaps, one young man at a time

100 Males to College works with local communities to increase college access, enrollment, and retention for low-income students and students of color.

FRAMINGHAM

Danforth’s new home is ready for art classes

The Danforth at Framingham State University is set to begin holding art classes on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in newly renovated space.

WELLESLEY

Draft master plan for Elm Bank up for discussion

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society will hold a meeting Jan. 23 with Elm Bank Reservation users and neighbors to discuss a draft master plan.

NATICK

TEDxNatick boasts an array of speakers

Eleven speakers — from a Nobel Laureate in physics to a domestic violence advocate — will be featured at the annual TEDxNatick.

NAHANT

State grants fund fire safety initiatives in Nahant

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services awarded the Nahant Fire Department a pair of grants to fund fire safety programs for children and seniors.

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