Hingham

Town ponders pesky geese

In Hingham, the most irritating challenge at hand for farmers is controlling the flock of Canada geese that make a mess at the weekly event’s site.

A special day for runners, both dedicated and casual

Some are seasoned runners; others, neophytes. All were affected by the Marathon bombings and now support causes while proving the area’s resilience to the world.

Community Servings feeds the chronically ill

A Quincy couple are among the 151 clients in five south-of-Boston communities who receive most of their meals free from a nonprofit service.

Wampanoag ready for eventful season

With warmer weather expected in the coming weeks, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is about to enter its busy season.

People

Milton High squad going to consumer-literacy finals

Consumer literacy — which includes being aware of personal finances, spending money wisely and managing debt — is probably not something most adults equate with teenagers.

Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. takes aim inside the trailer-truck, where thousands of public safety officers have fired rounds as part of their training.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Plymouth

Trailer training for police

It looks like an ordinary white tractor-trailer with the faintest popping noises tipping off passersby that the cargo is a firing range for law enforcement officers.

Justin Renz, of Milton, with his patient partner, Cameron MacPhail of Braintree.

Milton

His goal: Finishing 2 marathons in 8 days

Justin Renz will be in Hopkinton bright and early Monday morning, joining a field of 35,000-plus for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

Bill Carpenter, first-term Brockton mayor.

Brockton

Mayor asks for drug testing

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter said he will explore mandatory drug-testing for the city’s 3,000 school workers, including some 1,400 teachers.

Participants at last year’s John Adams Health Walk wore distinctive blue shirts with a quote from the president.

Bella English

Health walk inspired by President Adams

What few people probably know about President John Adams is that he was a great believer in exercise centuries before jogging became an everyday thing.

Featured items at Cafe Asiana in Braintree include  pad Thai (shown), mermaid shrimp,  and Thai sticks — deep-fried vegetables including yams, string beans, and zucchini.

Dining Out

Comfort food, Thai and Chinese-style

For more than 13 years, Cafe Asiana has been serving suburban-friendly Thai and Chinese dishes in Braintree center.

North

Salem

Eva Sacharuk of Wenham (left) speaks with Halyna Mushak of Salem as Larissa Gemme listens after Palm Sunday Mass.

Prayers for peace in Ukraine

After Easter Sunday Mass, the Rev. James Morris will bless baskets filled with foods such as kielbasa, sweet bread, and ornately decorated eggs.

Metro

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Dexter (center), Maestro (left), and Georgie are Boston Medical Center therapy dogs. They come to work with their people and visit patients.

Hospital dogs making friends fast

When Mike Hurley brought his dog to work, it ended up having a huge impact on Marathon victims and their families, the staff, and the man holding the leash.