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A diorama by Wardell Milan at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden in Lincoln.


West Calendar: What’s happening this week

The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park has unveiled several new temporary outdoor sculptures this summer.


Newton eyes suspension of new landmark designations

A group of Newton city councilors is proposing the temporary suspension while the city considers whether to make changes to the regulations.

Phillips Academy is hosting a college fair on Thursday, July 18, in Case Memorial Cage, 5 Highland Road in Andover.


North Calendar: What’s happening this week

Phillips Academy invites students and their parents to a free college fair, which is open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.

Duxbury Music Festival faculty and students will perform in the iconic tent on the Town Green on Sunday, July 21.


South Calendar: What’s happening this week

Americana Theatre Company performs a comic makeover of the famous Sherlock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”


Volunteers count most river herring ever recorded at Herring Brook

Volunteers counted 10,984 river herring migrating up Herring Brook this spring — the most ever recorded at that spot, according to the group that organized the count.

Champon originated in Kyushu, Japan, where Migaku head chef Manabu Ito grew up eating the noodle dish.


Migaku champions the unique taste of champon

Don’t miss Champon, a seafood-based Japanese noodle dish, at Migaku Noodle House in Brookline.


Grieving Brockton City Council will choose acting mayor

A grieving City Council in Brockton will hold a special meeting July 15 to choose an acting mayor for the remaining six-months of the late Bill Carpenter’s term.


State eyes improvements to ‘dangerous’ Milton intersection

State transportation officials are inviting the public to hear about proposed changes to the intersection of Randolph Avenue and Chickatawbut Road.


Medford receives funding to upgrade Chevalier Theatre

Medford received the $600,000 it needed to install an air-conditioning system in the city-owned theater from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wynn Resorts, and revenues from Medford’s Community Preservation Act.


Habitat breaks ground on eight affordable homes in Malden

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston recently joined with Malden city leaders to celebrate the start of a project to construct eight affordable homes on Main Street.


Framingham State chooses two for full-ride scholarships

Framingham State University has chosen the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship that will enable selected students to attend the university for free for up to four years.


Wrentham recognized by state for housing efforts

The town received the designation for producing new housing and adopting best practices to promote sustainable housing development.


Should Massachusetts restaurants be required to pay tipped employees the full minimum wage by 2027?

Read both views and vote in our online poll.

The Winchester boys’ lacrossse team celebrated its Division 2 state championship after defeating Medfield, 11-10, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy late last month.

Quincy in spotlight for lacrosse championships

The newly renovated Veterans Memorial Stadium hosted the D1 Eastern Mass. championship and D2 state championship boys’ games.

Mambo’s coconut shrimp is prepared in a light batter.


Lap up Mediterranean by the beach

After nearly two years of construction, Mambo’s Kitchen & Bar, which offers a variety of pizza, sandwiches, burgers and more, opened on Nantasket Beach.

Lauren Clark, author of “Crafty Bastards,” will lead a talk about craft beer at Concord Museum on July 11.

West Calendar: What’s happening this week

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony is presenting three free outdoor band concerts at Hastings Park, Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road, in Lexington.


Work on Wellesley intersection to last until October

Wellesley’s Department of Public Works will spend the next few months reconfiguring the intersection of Brook and Benvenue streets and Radcliffe Road.


Pepperell creates program to help locate missing people

Pepperell has launched an initiative to help locate elderly and other residents when they wander off and become lost.


Ashland receives grant for water management

Ashland is getting some help in preparing for future investments to its its water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.


Randolph police to hand out 130 bicycle helmets to children

Randolph police will hand out 130 bicycle helmets to local children, thanks to a donation from a Boston personal injury law firm.


Brockton gets grant to design school for nontraditional students

The Brockton public schools are getting a $150,000 grant to design a new smaller high school geared for students who are struggling in traditional school settings.


Hull official charged with stealing $900

The director of the town’s Community Outreach and Family Support office is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a charge of stealing $900 from an elderly disabled woman in town.


Interpretive exhibit planned at Bakers Island Light Station

The Essex National Heritage Commission plans to install an interpretive exhibit at the Bakers Island Light Station as a result of a recent grant award.


Burlington launches new community notification system

Burlington officials are inviting residents to enroll in the town’s new community notification system.


Should youth tackle football be banned in Massachusetts?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.


Haitian dancing, a yacht race, and ‘Red, white and zoo!’

The city of Somerville holds a celebration where Haitian food, dancing and art will be offered. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

The Encore Boston Harbor casino opened June 23.


Revere commission will track impacts from casino

Mayor Brian Arrigo said the Casino Advisory Commission will help the city work to ensure any negative traffic and other impacts can be addressed.


Shipbuilding, pride, and zucchinis

O’Maley Innovation Middle School students from Gloucester built and launched two large boats that will be on display at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.


New Woburn center will serve those on probation

The 11,000-square-foot facility is the newest of 17 facilities in Massachusetts designed to serve as a one-stop service location for probationers considered at high risk for reoffending.


Grant will provide work experiences for Essex North Shore students

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School in Danvers will be able to provide its students with work experiences after receiving a $100,000 Cummings Foundation grant.


State to fund costs of designing upgrade at Kelley’s Corner

Town Meeting in April had authorized the town to spend $475,000 to complete the design. But MassDOT officials recently notified Acton that the agency will pick up that cost.


Newton surveys residents for arts and cultural plan

As the city of Newton works to create a Comprehensive Arts & Cultural Plan, residents are asked to help by completing an online survey as part of the process.

Some Chelsea High students led an effort to move graduation outdoors. From left: teacher Ilana Ascher and students Manuel Teshe, Saira Carreto, Gitu Degefa, Jocelyn Poste, Marcela Castillo, and Guadalupe Romero.


How Chelsea High students took graduation back

Students lobbied to move the ceremony from a crowded gym to Chelsea Memorial Stadium, where they received their diplomas under sunny skies and surrounded by family.

In honor of Father’s Day, dads enjoy free admission on June 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.


Eclectic art and Father’s Day at the zoo

In honor of Father’s Day, dads enjoy free admission on Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Stone Zoo.


Somerville hosts meeting on vacant Star Market

Somerville residents are invited to join in a discussion about the future of the vacant supermarket site in Winter Hill at a community meeting on Wednesday, June 19.


A memorial in Brockton to those gone but never forgotten

Families and friends have come together to paint a memorial bench dedicated to homicide victims that will be placed in Brockton’s City Hall Plaza.


Scituate vote paves way for new senior center

Scituate will get a new senior center as part of a $12.2 million plan for the vacant Gates School complex.

Ki Kwon, 43, of Methuen, has been hooked on golf since he attended a free clinic at Far Corner in Boxford when he was in high school. “I have been here ever since,” Kwon said.


From millennials to boomers to the over-the-hill gang, everyone is teeing up

Whether you’re a scratch player or a rank amateur, golf has never been more popular, and public courses in the region welcome the surge.


E-bikes are gaining traction, though some say not so fast

Even the staid Union Cycliste Internationale that governs professional bike racing has plans to hold its inaugural e-bike world championships this summer.


Basketry, Memorial Day, and substance abuse prevention

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton is rolling out new exhibitions for the summer.


Here are some choices for your spring fling

Whether it’s hiking, yoga/meditation, or paddling, the great outdoors can make you feel great.

“Planting for Pollinators” was the theme of this year’s Gardening Green Expo at Kennedy’s Country Gardens in Scituate. Britt Drews, president of Wild Ones South Shore MA Chapter, volunteered at a booth.

How to grow a garden to buzz about

Experts share how gardeners can “Plant for Pollinators” in and why they’re important for our food production.

The exhibit “Animalia: It’s Relative” includes “Vernal,” Mary Hart’s acrylic, on display through Sunday, May 26, at the Arts League of Lowell.


North calendar: Bestsellers and gardens

On Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., Literary Cape Ann presents the panel discussion “From Bestseller to the Big Screen” at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main St., Gloucester.


Newton mayor makes pick for city’s next fire chief

The mayor’s recommendation to appoint Acting Fire Chief Gino P. Lucchetti will go to City Council and can be voted on as early as May 20.

The trio Lula Wiles performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at me&thee coffeehouse in Marblehead.


Motherhood, flowers, and a coffee house

“Cry It Out,” a comedy about the absurdities of being a new mom, will close the 40th anniversary season of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell.

The welcoming Paddle Inn bar dominates the right side of the small Newburyport restaurant.


Neighborhood hospitality for the weary diner

The concept for The Paddle Inn in Newburyport came from a Cape Cod surf outing.

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.


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.

An array of nonperishable and perishable foods line the aisles of Pembroke’s Firehouse Pantry, which will benefit from the annual Spring Fling and Craft Fair on April 27.


Sound the alarm — this food pantry is having a craft sale fund-raiser

All proceeds from the table rentals will go to Pembroke’s Firehouse Pantry, which serves about 700 local families in need.

Merida, a pet therapy collie, taking a break from teaching dog safety for the Plymouth County 4-H.


Spring cleanup, summer history, and stargazing

Spring just sprung, but summer will be here before you know it. It’s about that time to sign up kids for summer camp — why not dabble in some local history with the Plymouth Historical Society?


Pet vacations, eating together, and artisan treasures

Kids and teenagers across the region have been helping out in a multitude of ways recently. “No One Eats Alone” Day held by middle schoolers in Andover was just one of the examples.