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Stoughton Superintendent of Schools John Marcus walks down the U-shaped staircase to the first floor at the new $121 million high school, which opens this fall.

BACK TO SCHOOL

High hopes (and price tags) for new schools

Nearly a dozen years after the $197.5 million Newton North High School broke the state record for most expensive school, some of the latest projects make that figure pale in comparison.

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Four Lynn girls design a jewelry collection worth thousands

Four girls from Girls Inc., Lynn got the rare opportunity to see their sketches transformed into expensive, high-end jewelry.

Sweat Fixx is opening up a new location, its fifth, in downtown Amesbury.

NORTH INFORMER

A quilt show, new fitness studio, and a book event

Sweat Fixx, a fitness studio specializing in low-impact, high-intensity full body workouts is opening a location in downtown Amesbury.

25WedinePhoShaWatertown - Shrimp pad Thai, which draws its flavors from the restaurants housemade tamarind sauce. (Prasert Pathammavong)

LOCAL FARE

Pho O-Sha is a sure winner in Watertown

A 1½-year-old Watertown restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.

ROCKLAND

Boston-style Italian restaurant coming to Rockland

Lucca South Shore is moving into the building where Bella’s restaurant served classic Italian food for 33 years.

BEVERLY

Beverly airport awarded $1.8 million for two initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Beverly Regional Airport $1.8 million in grants to develop a new master plan and to undertake a runway rehabiliation project.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville creating Diversity Catalog to support businesses

The booklet will highlight businesses providing goods or services that are owned by under-represented communities and serve as a marketing tool to help them sell their goods throughout the region.

SALEM

Block party planned for Bridge Street Neck park

The end-of-summer family event hosted by the Bridge Street Neighborhood Association will be held on Sept. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Remond Park, at the foot of the Salem-Beverly Bridge.

13wenewton -- Newton’s Historical Commission will decide on whether to designate “local landmark” status on a circa 1855 Queen Anne-style mansion at 128 Chestnut St. The measure would prevent the house from being demolished. (John Hilliard)

Newton

Newton eyes suspension of new landmark designations

A circa 1855 Queen Anne-style mansion at 128 Chestnut St. was designated as a local landmark in 2018.

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

WEST CALENDAR

West Calendar: What’s happening this week

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

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

NORTH CALENDAR

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

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.”

REGION

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.

LOCAL FARE

Migaku champions the unique taste of champon

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

BROCKTON

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.

MILTON

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

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.

MALDEN

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

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

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.

THE ARGUMENT

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.

LOCAL FARE

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.

WELLESLEY

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

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

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

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

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

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.

SALEM

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

Burlington launches new community notification system

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

THE ARGUMENT

Should youth tackle football be banned in Massachusetts?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

NORTH INFORMER

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

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.

NORTH INFORMER

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.

WOBURN

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.

REGION

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.

ACTON

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

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.

NORTH OF BOSTON

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.

NORTH CALENDAR

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

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.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

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

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.

GET OUT

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.

GET OUT

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.

SOUTH INFORMER

Basketry, Memorial Day, and substance abuse prevention

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

GET OUT

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.