Arlington considers zoning changes to boost affordable housing

Developers would be allowed to build bigger units in smaller spaces in return for additional affordable housing.

SOUTH

Recount confirms results in Canton selectman’s race

Michael Loughran increased his margin — from one vote to three — to win a two-year vacant seat on the board in a busy election week that brought voters out in Avon, Dedham, Rockland, and Stoughton.

NORTH INFORMER

Bike sharing, a charity auction for ballet, and SustainaVille

Celebrating our environment can be possible even after Earth Day ends. Head to the SustainaVille in Somerville for ten packed days of environmental activities.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s’ licenses?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

A Hull Zen garden with a custom-designed gate and granite posts.

Millicent Harvey

Retreat to a Zen garden steps from your door

Create an outdoor space to escape ever-present screens and the stressful 24-hour news cycle.

Peter Swanson

Start your garden from square one

This method works whether you have a suburban backyard or a porch in the city.

Ted Hirsch (above), an organizer of the initiative, says carrots pulled after the first frost are sweeter and crisper than usual.

Josie Hirsch

It might be time to put Carrot Day on your calendar

The point of the project is to promote locally sourced food and teach people to experience vegetables in a new way.

The beloved red maple outside Nancy Shohet West’s kitchen window — after it was cut down.

Nancy Shohet West for The Boston Globe

SUBURBAN DIARY

Karma and cutting down a favorite tree

What if the red maple really does contain the spirit of our household? What if pulling it down invokes a curse on us?

A lamb adana plate, the meat grilled and seasoned with spicy red bell peppers and served on a bed of bulgur and shepherd’s salad.

Ali Alkilinc photos

LOCAL FARE

Turkish cuisine finds a home in Needham

The counter-service establishment, display cases filled with temptations, has only five small circular tables, so takeout might be the preferable option.

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GET OUT

Here are some choices for your spring fling

Whether it’s hiking, yoga/meditation, or paddling, the great outdoors can make you feel great.

GET OUT

E-bikes are gaining traction, though some say not so fast

Even the staid Union Cycliste Internationale that governs professional bike racing has plans to hold its inaugural e-bike world championships this summer.

GET OUT

From millennials to boomers to the over-the-hill gang, everyone is teeing up

Whether you’re a scratch player or a rank amateur, golf has never been more popular, and public courses in the region welcome the surge.

SOUTH INFORMER

Basketry, Memorial Day, and substance abuse prevention

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton is rolling out new exhibitions for the summer.

WEST INFORMER

Dementia guidance, commencement, and Czech films

Belmont World Film presents “Czech That Film,” a 21-city festival held throughout the United States and Canada.

NORTH INFORMER

Salvaged WWII letters, a host of bees, and 100 years of immigrants

Corrine Smith speaks about her quest to deliver WWII letters to the children of 16 servicemen at the Reading Public Library.

Beverly Beckham

Every school shooting must be shocking to us

The pull of a trigger ends it all. All the work. All the dreams. All the years. In the flick of a finger. In the blink of an eye.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts allow betting on professional sports?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

Belmont girls’ rugby tries to stay atop the scrum

The Marauders have been on top since girls’ rugby became a Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association sport in 2017.

LOCAL FARE

The Farmer’s Daughter makes local ingredients sing

The Easton restaurant makes a point to serve food sourced by local vendors.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Marshfield pow-wow celebrates kickoff to planting season

“This is an opportunity for people to meet Native Americans and understand their culture from a Native American perspective.”

CAMPUS ANGLE

On court and diamond, Everett’s Courney Erickson took a leading role at Trinity

The Buckingham Browne & Nichols grad was a two-sport standout for the Bantams.

WEST CALENDAR

Horticulture, ancient landscapes, and paintings

The Hudson Garden Club welcomes the public to a talk by horticulturist Suzanne Mahler titled “Growing Irises, Daylilies, and Hostas” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at the Hudson Senior Center.

SOUTH CALENDAR

Saturday safaris, folk music, and the story of Paul Robeson

Milton Community Concerts will present an award-winning musical drama and lecture titled “Paul Robeson: The Giant in a Nutshell,” a portrait of the famous actor, singer, and civil rights activist.

NORTH CALENDAR

Eleanor Roosevelt, women artists, and ‘Lion King Jr.’

For the Groveland Historical Society’s first event of the season, author, historian, and educator Carol Cohen will provide a look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

CATCHING UP WITH . . .

For Bentley great Kim (Cummings) Singh, basketball served as an inspiration

The former Division 2 All-American said she now passes on lessons learned to her childen and students in North Carolina.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

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GET OUT

Favorite places to savor the outdoors

Here’s where to go in Greater Boston to meditate, hike, or paddle.

CANTON

Pool project clears hurdle at Canton Town Meeting

The measure, which passed by a voice vote, now needs approval from a townwide ballot question at a May 28 special election.The existing Bolivar Pool is about 40 years old and in poor shape.

ROCKLAND

Rockland names new town administrator

Douglas Lapp will start work as Rockland’s town administrator on July 8, promising to help lead Rockland “to a more stable and professional future.”

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham residents to help city create new downtown park

The park, within a block of about 93 senior affordable apartments, is intended for use by residents of all ages.

ACTON

Acton relaunches bike share program

Last fall, Acton joined Minuteman Bike Share, a program that includes Concord, Lexington, and Maynard.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville celebrates start of library renovation

Somerville formally celebrated the start of renovations to its historic West Branch Library at a recent groundbreaking ceremony.

HANOVER

Hanover takes steps toward limiting demand for water

Town Meeting voted to ban any new automatic irrigation sprinklers that connect to the town’s water supply.

BROOKLINE

Repairs underway at Brookline Reservoir Park and Gatehouse

Construction is underway on the $3.1 million Brookline Reservoir Park and Gatehouse improvement project.

BOXFORD

Boxford post office temporarily closed

Letter carriers for Boxford will work out of the Danvers office so there will be no impact to street delivery for homes and businesses.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Sizing up North Quincy: passion, heart, and chemistry

Off to a 10-2 start, the height-challenged Red Raiders put the focus on defense, passing, pace, and serving.

CATCHING UP WITH . . .

Kristy Gleason: from field hockey fame to life as a golf pro

Former Amesbury High three-sport star Kristy Gleason, the nation’s best field hockey player while at the University of Iowa, is now head pro at Kingswood Golf Club in in Wolfeboro, N.H.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Wayland’s Jake Haase steps into starring role at Williams

The freshman attack was named NESCAC rookie of the year after leading the Ephs in scoring with 85 points.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Norwood’s Erin Garczynski was named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year as a senior catcher for the Southern New Hampshire women’s softball team.

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