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Nezzi Da Silva, 17, and coordinator David Meshoulam performed a health check on a pear tree in Watertown.

Watertown teens grow into tree lovers

Six teens spent the summer caring and advocating for Watertown’s public trees.By Sophia Eppolito

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Essence of India festival coming to Acton

Discover the art, culture, music, dance, food, and games of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley commission to identify hundreds of historic homes

Wellesley officials are working to find more homes to add to a local historic plaque program intended to recognize the importance of preserving the town’s older residences.

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UP CLOSE

Newton Talks turns stories into history

Kimberly Hewitt is helping to conduct an oral history project for the city, creating records for future generations.

LEXINGTON

Lexington offers end of summer party

An end of summer party for Lexington residents will be held at the Community Center on Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

CONCORD

Quit smoking with Emerson Hospital clinic

Emerson Hospital in Concord will be hosting a Freedom from Smoking group clinic starting Sept. 18 to help people learn how to overcome tobacco addictions.

ARLINGTON

Arlington parking lot gets EV charging station

A new EV charging station has been installed at the Russell Common parking lot in Arlington Center.

BEDFORD

Bedford seeks two to fill board vacancies

Bedford is seeking two residents to serve on the Bedford Housing Authority Board of Commissioners to fill recent vacancies.

FRANKLIN

Franklin innovation center developer seeks to add parking, modify drainage

The town’s planning board will hold a public hearing on the matter Monday, Aug. 21, at 7:10 p.m.

BUSINESS PLAN

Something for everyone at Concord’s Thoreauly Antiques

Dealers at the Concord store sell estate jewelry, artwork, china, antique linens, small furniture, ephemera, and endless buttons.

Watertown teens grow into tree lovers

Six teens spent the summer caring and advocating for Watertown’s public trees.

INFORMER

Lego building, a storytime, and a farmers market

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley commission to identify hundreds of historic homes

Wellesley officials are working to find more homes to add to a local historic plaque program intended to recognize the importance of preserving the town’s older residences.

THE ARGUMENT

Has the Plainridge Park Casino been a benefit to Plainville and surrounding towns?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

HNIB GIRLS’ SHOWCASE

In summer hockey, a reminder of why they play

For three girls from Framingham and Newton, playing in the summer Hockey Night in Boston brought multiple benefits.

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.