South suburbs sharing in $542m water loans

Repair of leaking sewer pipes and upgrades at wastewater treatment plants are among 80 water quality projects.

Wareham voters face choice of $4.5m override or steep cuts

Voters will chose a budget with severe cuts in municipal services, or a contingency budget that will require a $4.5 million tax-limit override.

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Granddaughter keeps Holocaust stories in mind

Eva Reisner has Alzheimer’s and cannot remember that her parents and three brothers died in a Nazi concentration camp.

Kimberly Cordeiro plots a future at the Hanover fair.

Students get lessons in future finances at ‘Credit for Life’ fair

Students were given a fact sheet on their projected salary and debt at age 25, and had to make a budget.

Phil Ragusa, the owner of Boston Premier Properties in Quincy, showed a rental unit to Sarah Dunphy, a UMass Boston student.

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In suburbs, rents soar as vacancy rates plummet

Landlords are charging record high rents from Chelsea to Needham to Cohasset as many eschew Boston’s rental landscape for suburban alternatives.

Behind the Scenes

Celebrating spring in Easton

For an early season celebration of spring, the Natural Resources Trust of Easton’s Farm Festival invites visitors to enjoy artist demonstrations.