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.


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.


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.


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


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


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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Weymouth’s mayor picks new police chief

Mayor Robert Hedlund has chosen Captain Richard Fuller Jr. — a member of the Weymouth Police Department for 24 years — to become the next chief of police.


Somerville to hold public meeting on Tufts negotiations

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the city’s Tufts Partnership Negotiating Committee are holding a community meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to update the public about the status of the talks.


Castle Neck River Reservation opens in Ipswich

An Essex County land trust recently celebrated the opening of Castle Neck River Reservation, a 32-acre property in Ipswich.


Salem seeks support for replacing trees destroyed in storm

The city of Salem is seeking support from local community members to replace trees that were destroyed in the Oct. 17 storm.


Framingham to study Community Preservation Act

Framingham is seeking residents to serve on a group that will explore the city’s potential adoption of the Community Preservation Act.


Brookline to host forum on vaping dangers

Brookline parents have an opportunity to learn more about the health risks of vaping and how to communicate that information to their adolescent children.

Should US immigration officials be barred from making arrests at Massachusetts state courthouses?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.


History of the famous Boston cream pie, a live animal show, and a community conversation

The Rashi School in Dedham invites families to a live animal show featuring reptiles from all over the world.


Andover girls’ swim and dive teams keep up a winning tradition

The Golden Warriors have done their part this fall to keep up the traditions of the five-time defending Division 1 state champions.


The Theodore twins were on the ball at Walpole, Brandeis

Ali and Mimi Theodore were teammates for 15 years, starting as youth soccer players in Walpole and concluding as soccer and softball team members at Brandeis University.

Brockton museum portrays the agony of opioid addiction

Fuller Craft Museum’s chief curator concedes the goals of the exhibit are ambitious. But she believes the opioid crisis calls for nothing less.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Weymouth’s Declan Foley led the UMass Dartmouth men’s soccer team to its fourth shutout of the season.

Son vows to beautify Mansfield cemetery where his father is buried

The 22-acre cemetery is marred by hundreds of feet of rusty chain link fence — a defect that 24-year-old Logan Marks plans to help fix in his father’s honor.


Lynn is getting the lead out in more low-income housing

Lynn plans to make 400 homes for low-income families safe from lead paint over the next five years as a result of the new federal funding.


What’s happening south of Boston

Canton Public Library promises a spirited evening when S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England will share the results of their spine-tingling investigations into hauntings around New England.


What’s happening north of Boston

Looking for a fun outing for little ones in costumes? Beverly Main Streets presents its annual Downtown Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.


A-B grad Leah Cardarelli has transferred her stick skills to UMass Lowell

The Acton-Boxborough graduate played three seasons at Michigan, but yearned to close out her career close to home.


At family-style A3, Italian-American menu is just right

Boston’s suburban dining scene gets better every year, and Kingston took a step in that direction with the opening in 2017 of chef-owner John Cataldi’s A3.


What’s happening west of Boston

6 Bridges Gallery, located at 77 Main St., presents “re-collections,” an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Mary Morazzi Henderson, now through Saturday, Nov. 16.

A ‘Deaf Car Guy’ with a driving passion

Brandon Bailey is used to people being surprised that he has a passion for cars despite missing one of his senses. “I prove them wrong,” he says.


Sometimes our warmest memories fit like a glove

I hadn’t seen a glove box in years, not since my mother, who also sold hat boxes, slipped them into a customer’s shopping bag.


Goat goes on lam, breaks out donkey with her

A donkey and goat take a trip to the library, a man throws a soda at a customer in McDonald’s, and other odd tales from local police blotters.


Seven Revere intersections to get signal upgrades

Revere plans to upgrade traffic signals along seven Broadway intersections as a result of $1.7 million in state funding.


Everett community health group marks 25th year

The Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett is holding a gala to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 25.


Construction schedule changes for Green Line Extension

The change will extend the closure of the Washington Street Bridge and Underpass through the winter but accelerate its permanent reopening by five months.


Brockton High opens resource room for English learners

Brockton High School has opened a resource room for the more than 1,000 students at the school whose native language is not English.


Walmart at Hanover Mall to close this month

The Walmart at Hanover Mall is scheduled to close Oct. 25 to make way for a new open-air retail and entertainment complex that developers hope to open in late 2021.


Walk and talk with Walpole’s school leaders

Walpole Superintendent Bridget Gough and Assistant Superintendent Bill Hahn have invited people to join them for “an invigorating walk” around the Walpole High School track.


Neil Armstrong replica spacesuit donated to Framingham State

A full-size replica statue of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit will be now be displayed at Framingham State University’s Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning.


Southborough to celebrate new $16.1 million public safety complex

Southborough is holding a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 26, to celebrate the recent opening of its new $16.1 million public safety complex on Cordaville Road.

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