The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings
Inside the take-no-prisoners world of the Dunkin’ franchise kings.
State-by-state breakdown of Dunkin’ Donuts shops
The figures are from the Dunkin’ Brands Group, noting they are the most recent figures.
With ‘Bent,’ Zeitgeist explores another heavy topic
The 1979 play “Bent” may have been the first to look so squarely at one particular aspect of the Holocaust — the plight of the German gay community. The play, which opens for previews Friday, is the first production of Zeitgeist Stage Company’s 14th season.
All About Nantucket’s Meghan Trainor
All her Cape Cod friends were crowded together to take a picture when Meghan Trainor’s brother noted she was the odd duck. Her crew looked classically preppy in their white pants and pastel-colored shirts. Trainor was wearing her customary black-on-black.
To make the photo work, he put her in the middle.
“More shine for me,” Trainor recalls with a laugh.
Raised on Nantucket and Cape Cod, the 20-year-old Trainor has parlayed her independent shine into a surprise, chart-topping late entry in the “song of the summer” sweepstakes. “All About That Bass,” a happy-making modernized doo-wop ditty that celebrates plus-size figures who have “all the right junk in all the right places,” has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Whitman again dealing with rat problem
For the second time in two years, some in town are complaining of an infestation — and officials are scrambling yet again to get rid of the rodents.
Movie celebrates bygone Norwood Arena racing days
Norwood Arena Speedway still sparks excitement among those who raced cars on the quarter-mile track or went there to watch them.
Abington to vote on town’s first new school in 50 years
Voters will be asked on Sept. 27 to say “yes” or “no” to a proposed $96.4 million middle and high school.
Kingston OKs sports fields, but preserves stone feature
Selectmen voted to set aside a fraction of newly acquired land intended for sports fields to preserve a Native American cultural feature called a stone row.
Dedham selectmen poised to pick town’s new manager
Dedham has been without a full-time finance director since Maryellen Murphy died in mid-April after an illness.
Hingham folk artist carved a place in duck decoy history
Joe Lincoln harvested his white cedar wood from local wetlands, made their non-reflective paint himself to better imitate the real thing, and sold his work for $1 each.
Minus stalwart, Plymouth North will stay grounded
Christian Carr, a dynamic 5-foot-4 senior who rushed for 1,765 yards and 20 touchdowns last season, will miss the season.
Football Players of the Week, Game of the Week South of Boston
Mike McMahon selects his Players of the Week and a Game to Watch this week from high school programs south of Boston.
Stoughton’s Matt Green quite a catch for Bridgewater State
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Green is the career receptions leader at Bridgewater State.
Cleaning company ordered to pay $750,000 for illegally deducting wages
An East Boston janitorial company has been ordered by the attorney general to pay more than $750,000 for unlawfully deducting wages from workers’ paychecks at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority facilities in Boston.
Airport workers take crucial step toward forming union
Nearly 900 of about 1,200 airport workers signed cards in support of joining the local property service union, 32BJ SEIU.
Charlestown’s Legal Oysteria embraces Italy
The newest spinoff melds its signature seafood with classic Italian dishes in the former home of Olives.
Two New York ad men capture Boston’s attention
The head-turning irreverence of the campaigns by Sal DeVito and Ellis Verdi seems to appeal to Boston sensibilities.
Gambling panel’s decision spells end for Suffolk Downs races
Officials at the race track announced their intention to wind down operations in response to the panel’s decision.