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Emily Norton (above, on right) purchased her childhood home in Newton from her mother, Sally Fleschner.

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Emily Norton (on right) purchased her childhood home in Newton from her mother, Sally Fleschner.

You can go home again

In the Boston suburbs, returning to one’s hometown is often a solid bet.By Kara Baskin

Photos by Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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What is it like to live in Pepperell?

Derek Ten Broeck is known as the unofficial mayor of this town on the New Hampshire border.

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// What your money buys in Pepperell

A sampling of homes for sale includes an antique Colonial for $359,000 and a modern custom Colonial for $799,500.

TIP Hang a temporary, adhesive mural and incorporate attractive bedding that coordinates with the room.

DIY dorm redo

For teenagers heading off to college, it’s both a design dream and a challenge: What to do with a small, nondescript dorm room.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


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Stumbing block: How to get cement off siding

Contractor Rob Robillard gives step-by-step instructions on how to get sidewalk cement off siding.

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Poison ivy problem? Scratch it off the list

Horticulturist R. Wayne Mezitt offers advice on how to control poison ivy.

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