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.
Mass. model school program being reconsidered
After promoting model schools as a cost-saving approach, the state agency overseeing the construction process is reevaluating that approach.
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.
Salem mayor cites police chief’s errors in discipline case
Missteps by the chief limited the city’s ability to punish two senior officers accused of double-dipping, according to the mayor.
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.
Former club owner revives Manchester-by-the-Sea eatery
Paul Barclay is bringing back and putting his own spin on one of Manchester’s landmark eateries: Seven Central.
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.
Shark attack in Salem? It’s all staged for a calendar
Special effects makeup artist Phil “Skippy” Adams is currently working on a calendar to showcase his unique talents.
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.
YMCA of the North Shore receives a major gift
The donation of $150,000 will help support financial assistance to children and families using Y programs and services.
Cacciola has Saugus football off and running
Through two games, Saugus High senior Dan Cacciola has racked up 558 yards rushing and seven touchdowns.
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.