Mosquitoes in Reading test positive for West Nile virus
The West Nile virus also has been found in mosquito pools tested in Malden, Medford, Melrose, and Somerville.
Wellesley Planning Board seeks members for Route 9 study committee
The Wellesley Planning Board is seeking one resident and one representative from the commercial/business community to serve on town’s Route 9 Enhancement Study & Plan Stakeholder Group.
Funds for Needham Street traffic improvements approved
Funds to upgrade parts of Needham Street and Highland Avenue were approved by the Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization on July 30, a Newton official announced.
Lexington Police to offer summer youth academy
Applications for the Lexington Police Department’s youth summer academy are due by Aug. 10.
City still trying to get Newton Centre signals right
Newton is still tinkering with the light signals at Centre and Beacon streets to find the best configurations to get pedestrians and cars moving through the intersection safely and efficiently.
Bedford Fire Department to begin offering advanced life support services
Two firefighter/paramedics have joined the Bedford Fire Department after recently graduatingfrom the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, said Fire Chief David Grunes.
Concord hospital to offer self-defense class for young women
Emerson Hospital will offer a self-defense seminar for females ages 13 and up from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Boxborough names new police second-in-command
Boxborough Police Sgt. William O’Brien has been promoted to lieutenant and second-in-
command of the Boxborough Police Department.
Registration open for run/walk to benefit Wayland’s Dudley Pond
Registration is open for the 19th annual Dudley Pond Run, which will be held Sunday, Sept.
Lawmakers restore funding for Framingham student at-risk program
Democratic state Representative Chris Walsh of Framingham said the Legislature recently voted to restore funding for the Resiliency for Life Program at Framingham High School.
Art on Hopkinton trail through September
Sculptures by local artists are being exhibited along the Hopkinton Center Trail through September.
Legislature restores $500K to address Ashland schools overcrowding
The state Legislature restored $500,000 in funding to the fiscal 2016 state budget that will be used to help mitigate overcrowding in Ashland’s schools.
Franklin community presentation on opioids, heroin use
A presentation and discussion on prescription opioid abuse and heroin use will be held Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in Franklin High’s auditorium.
Baseball and tobacco are a deadly mix
A proposed city ordinance would eliminate the use of tobacco products at baseball venues and athletic fields, including Fenway Park.
Ravens tipped off Colts on footballs, documents show
The documents, part of a court filing by the NFLPA, suggest how the Colts came to question the footballs, and what Tom Brady said in his testimony.
John Hancock wants to build another iconic Back Bay tower
The life insurer is proposing a 26-story structure at 380 Stuart St. It would cost $350 million.
Circus operator in N.H. tent collapse lacked some permits
Investigators say that Walker International Events Inc. put the tent up without approval.
Boston mayor taking on chewing tobacco
Mayor Martin Walsh wants to prohibit use of smokeless products at professional and amateur sports venues, including Fenway Park.
Federal officials want fishermen to pay for catch monitors
Fishermen insist they can’t afford to pay the $710 it would cost each time observers accompany them to sea.
At East Boston Y, little hands grow it and cook it
Ten young students are participating in the East Boston YMCA’s “Urban Farm to Kitchen,” one of a range of healthy cooking classes offered.