Newton, MA., 04/09/18, At Newton North High School, student Patricia Kizito takes place in a discussion of bias. This is an all-zone story that looks at anti-bias training at three high schools, two that are using the Anti-Defamation Leagues' A World of Difference' program, and a third that uses another model, to explore the effects of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and bullying on targets and witnesses, and offers strategies for speaking up and making a difference. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Says Patricia Kizito of Newton North: “We have to become more aware of what we do and how it affects others.”

Local students say the hate stops here

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The birth of leisure as seen through fashion – now at Fruitlands Museum

A new exhibit at Fruitlands Museum explores the burgeoning of leisure and recreation at the turn of the 20th century.

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Bedford to hold a ‘listening session”’

Members of town boards and committees, and all residents, are invited to attend to share their input on the issues facing Bedford in the next few years.


Aquatic vegetation treatment scheduled in Bellingham

Silver Lake and Jenks Reservoir in Bellingham will be chemically treated to control the presence of nuisance aquatic vegetation.


Framingham police work to increase awareness of proper drug disposal

Bilingual teams of police officers and Framingham Housing Authority staff will be going door-to-door to explain its “Knock, Talk and Toss’’ initiative.


Franklin to kick off farmers market

The market, held on the town common, features an array of local growers and food purveyors.


Wellesley seeks volunteers for town boards

Residents interested in applying for a committee position can fill out an application and send it, along with a resume, to the Board of Selectmen.


Town employees to get 2 percent pay hike

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Athletic in the extreme, Frelick commits to the diamond

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Newton seeks a deal (or maybe a swap) for police headquarters land

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Thieves use sneaky tactics to steal, a beaver is rescued from a swimming pool, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Held at Revere Beach most Sundays, weather permitting, throughout the summer, the games boast players from the around the world in a sport that is far more popular abroad.


Pat Jackman and others work on getting the Abington Council on Aging's Senior Informer out to its faithful readers.

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