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Workers walked by the Advanced Gun System, covered in shrink wrap, alongside a Zumwalt-class destroyer being built in the shipyard at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

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Rockport Group donating sneakers, walking shoes to first responders

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American Airlines 777 airplanes were parked at Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma at the end of March.

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Framingham

Framingham’s public works director to retire

Peter Sellers, executive director of public works for the past 18 years, recently announced his plans to retire from his position on March 17, ending a 47-year career in public service.

Needham

Needham hearing to focus on former missile site and reservation

Needham is inviting residents to a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 11, on the future of the former Nike missile site and part of the Ridge Hill Reservation.

Weymouth

Smart resigns as Weymouth Town Councilor

Weymouth Town Councilor Michael Smart has resigned, for health reasons, from the position he held for 18 years.

Brockton

Once again, Emanuel Gomes leading Brockton police

Emanuel Gomes is Brockton’s new acting police chief — his second time leading the department.

Bridgewater

Bridgewater police to offer training on active shooter situations

Bridgewater police will teach local residents how to react to violent intruders in their homes, or to any active shooter situation, in a free, two-evening training session in March.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville trees to get preventive care

Somerville has begun a new initiative to promote the health of trees in its parks.

SALEM

Want to check road maintenance? Salem has an online tool for that

Salem recently provided residents with a new online tool that will allow them to search online for information on the condition of roads in the city.

Medford

Medford may reorganize human resources operations

Medford is studying the possibility of reorganizing its human resources operations with the help of new state funding.

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NATICK

Electrical box serves as canvas for Natick artist

An electrical box in Natick now doubles as a work of art through the efforts of the town’s Cultural Council and a young resident.

WEYMOUTH

Child care offered during Weymouth School Committee meetings

The Weymouth Public Schools are providing child care during School Committee meetings to make it easier for parents to attend.

MARBLEHEAD

Marblehead invites public to meeting on coastal flooding risks

Local residents have a chance to hear more about the coastal flooding risk that Marblehead faces in the future due to global climate change.

WEST NEWBURY

West Newbury farm to be protected from development

A West Newbury farm will be permanently protected from development through a collaborative effort involving Greenbelt, the town, and Essex resident and farmer Chris Grant.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville embarking on Spring Hill sewer, streetscape project

Somerville officials are offering residents a chance to learn more about a sewer and streetscape project the city will be carrying out in the Spring Hill area at a community meeting on Monday, Feb. 3.

NEWTON

League of Women Voters to hold climate change forum in Newton

The League of Women Voters of Newton will hold a Feb. 26 forum focused on steps communities can take to help address the global problem.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham to rebuild intersection in Nobscot Village

Framingham plans to reconstruct an intersection in its Nobscot Village area with the help of new state funding.

HINGHAM

Lecture to focus on history of slavery in New England

Author Jared Hardesty will talk about the history of slavery in New England in an evening lecture sponsored by the Abigail Adams Historical Society and the Hingham Historical Society.

BROCKTON

Grant aims to boost new restaurants in downtown Brockton

The city of Brockton is getting $1.5 million in federal money to lend to restaurants that want to open downtown in the urban revitalization district.

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Needham

Pilot snow-clearing program coming to downtown Needham

Needham recently announced a pilot snow-clearing program in the downtown business district aimed at helping customers and employees better access local businesses during and immediately after snow and ice storms.

ARLINGTON

Arlington drafts hazard mitigation plan

Arlington residents have a chance to hear more about a plan outlining how the town would respond to future natural disasters, and offer their feedback.

HINGHAM

Hingham selectmen pick new name for water system

Say goodbye to Aquarion and hello to the “Weir River Water System.”

REGION

Free events will address mental health, bullying

Two regional school districts are jointly hosting a series of six events for parents and other community members on mental health and bullying.

HULL

Drowned Hogs to return to Nantasket Beach

Hardy souls affectionately known as “drowned hogs” will jump into the ocean at Nantasket Beach in Hull on Feb. 1 to raise money for Wellspring Multi-Service Center.

DEDHAM

New zoning could apply retroactively to Dedham gun shop

The future of a gun shop that opened in mid-November in East Dedham is up in the air, according to local officials.

MARBLEHEAD

Marblehead to hold municipal boot camp

Marblehead is offering residents an opportunity to learn more about the workings of their town government.

MEDFORD

Medford’s new mayor announces chief of staff

Newly inaugurated Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn has announced a key appointment, the hiring of David Rodrigues to serve as her chief of staff.

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HINGHAM

Volunteers sought to pack meals for needy on Jan. 20

The Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association plans to pack 50,000 meals for local food pantries and homeless shelters on Jan. 20, the national Martin Luther King Day of Service.

Acton

Acton to hold forum on housing production plan

Acton is inviting residents to discuss the town’s housing needs and how to address them.