Can you imagine: Parks over the Pike in Newton

City officials are considering a proposal to build public parks on decks spanning the highway.

Hingham is weighing whether to take on water

Hingham residents will decide whether to buy a private utility that operates the water system of three towns.

Somerville braces for detours

Three bridges are set to close in Somerville in the coming months as the next phase of the Green Line Extension swings into gear.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state increase Registry of Deeds recording fees to boost revenues for the Community Preservation Act?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

Jocelyn Tager, who has pushed for an ordinance requiring new construction in Watertown to include green energy, looks out at the solar pergola over her driveway.

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Powerful times: Here comes the sun

Spurred by citizens like Jocelyn Tager, more communities are putting solar energy on the grid.

Mia Annello with the 55-pounder she grew in a sunny spot in her Billerica yard.

Lisa Annello PHOTO

Meet Mia: Massachusetts’ cabbage patch kid

The 9-year-old Billerica resident grew a 55-pound cabbage that earned her a prize in a national gardening contest.

Brisket Sandwich at Da Bomb BBQ in Revere.

Sara De Alba

LOCAL FARE

In Revere, barbecue that’s da bomb

Da Bomb BBQ food truck was launched about a year and a half ago by Meaghan Fitzgerald and Chad Schaeffer, who quickly followed up with a restaurant on Broadway in Revere.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A cappella delight, a night with superstars, and digital art

Exhibits and entertainment throughout Greater Boston will keep you busy in the coming week.

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LOCAL FARE

In Revere, barbecue that’s da bomb

Da Bomb BBQ food truck was launched about a year and a half ago by Meaghan Fitzgerald and Chad Schaeffer, who quickly followed up with a restaurant on Broadway in Revere.

NORTH INFORMER

Dragons, girls who code, and radioactivity

The Acera School in Winchester is hosting a free afterschool club where girls learn to code.

Powerful times: Here comes the sun

Spurred by citizens like Jocelyn Tager, more communities are putting solar energy on the grid.

Hingham is weighing whether to take on water

Hingham residents will decide whether to buy a private utility that operates the water system of three towns.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

We live in the same country, but in two different worlds

Bryan Stevenson was the force behind creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. So why had I not heard of him?

Somerville braces for detours

Three bridges are set to close in Somerville in the coming months as the next phase of the Green Line Extension swings into gear.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A cappella delight, a night with superstars, and digital art

Exhibits and entertainment throughout Greater Boston will keep you busy in the coming week.

SOUTH INFORMER

Butterflies, beer, and the afterlife

Catch all the buzz about bees and other pollinators at the 2019 Gardening Green Expo in Scituate.

BLOTTER TALES

A cuddly Ben Franklin joins police department

A puppy joins Franklin’s police force, a scammer pretends to be a local police officer, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state increase Registry of Deeds recording fees to boost revenues for the Community Preservation Act?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Canton boy’s hockey seeks a return to the glory days

The 24-0-1 Bulldogs will be playing for the program’s first title since 2009-10, when coach Brian Shuman and his squad broke the ice.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Franklin’s Kristi Kirshe taking her skills to the rugby world stage

The former Franklin High and Williams College soccer star is suiting up for Team USA.

WEST INFORMER

Dragons, a road race, and the vernal equinox

As warmer weather approaches, why not get out there for a run? The 21st annual 5K Maynard Road Race will take place on Saturday, March 23.

WAKEFIELD

Wakefield lecture series to explore leadership

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Tom Brady, and the makings of great leaders are the topics that will be explored when Wakefield holds its annual Sweetser Lecture Series this spring.

REGION

Pentucket launches website for school building project

PentucketProject.com will act as an official source of information for residents of Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury as they prepare to vote on the $146.3 million project.

SALEM

Pop-up food pantry opens at Salem State

Salem State University students and residents struggling with food insecurity can now get produce and other items from the Fresh Harvest Pop Up Stand, a free and mobile food pantry.

CONCORD

Program to educate residents on sustainable gardening blooms in Concord

The town also plans to host a speaker series and to create a handbook on sustainable landscaping.

FRAMINGHAM

Congressman and civil rights leader to give commencement address at Framingham State

US Representative John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address at Framingham State University this spring.

WELLESLEY

Former official named Wellesley’s executive director

Meghan Jop, who spent the past six months as deputy town manager in North Andover, will start as Wellesley’s executive director on Monday, March 18.

PEMBROKE

State to decide if Pembroke condo development moves ahead

The town is concerned that the project is still too dense for the site and will create traffic problems and threaten the watershed and North River.

WEYMOUTH

Weymouth weighs tax hike to build middle school

Weymouth voters will decide in April whether to increase property taxes to build a new Maria Weston Chapman Middle School that would house all sixth through eighth graders in town.

DUXBURY

Duxbury approves $5 million to rebuild seawall

Duxbury residents agreed to spend $5 million to rebuild a portion of the Duxbury Beach seawall that was damaged by Winter Storm Riley a year ago and temporarily repaired.

DIY DREAMING

How do you fix a window? First, do your homework

It’s important for a do-it-yourselfer to know when to take on a project — and when to call in a professional.

DIY DREAMING

Feeling that DIY impulse? Try taking a nap instead

The women in my life have always wanted Norm Abram from the PBS series “This Old House.” What they mostly got was Norm from “Cheers.”

DIY DREAMING

Before decluttering, think twice about those heirlooms

Nip regret in the bud by refurbishing family treasures, advises the owner of A New Leaf, a Concord consignment and redesign center.

DIY: An old bed frame is reborn

You can turn a castoff headboard or footboard into a one-of-a-kind hat rack. Pam Leonard, owner of B Cheeky in Boxford, shows how.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Michelle Grifoni putting her Salem State education into practice back on campus

A four-year standout on the softball diamond for the Vikings, the Peabody High grad is an adjunct professor at the university.

LOCAL FARE

With Noodle City, Ashland finally gets its own ramen spot

The menu allows diners to build their own bowl, selecting their preferred broth, protein, and extras ranging from wood ear mushrooms to Thai roast pork.

BLOTTER TALES

A python makes friends with police

A pet snake escapes and slithers around an apartment building, a very expensive fanny pack goes missing, and other odd items from local police blotters.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Women’s films, Mozart, and Irish music

Music, art, and events abound in Greater Boston throughout the week.

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