Hanover school officials are hoping to present their plan for an elementary school building project before a state board in March.
Hanover school officials are hoping to present their plan for an elementary school building project before a state board in March.
Candidates in Duxbury have until Monday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. to return their nomination papers if they intend to run for office.
Two candidates have indicated they’ll run for the three-year selectman’s seat in Westwood being vacated by incumbent Patrick J. Ahearn.
The Cohasset School Committee and teachers’ union have reached agreement on a new contract, but the town manager says the town can’t afford the pay raises the contract provides.
A nonprofit group seeking to restore the historic State Theatre in Stoughton recently tapped a veteran theater professional as its artistic/development director.
Canton voters will be asked at the May 9 Town Meeting to fund full-day kindergarten, a move that would save parents $3,500 in tuition per child.
A proposed solid-waste transfer station in Holbrook has received a second negative report from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
The Devine School property in Randolph could become the new home of a health center, apartments for the elderly, and affordable-housing units, under proposals being reviewed by the town.
Eight townwide seats are on the ballot of this year’s local election in Plymouth, and prospective candidates have begun to take out and circulate nomination papers.
Hull’s selectmen have hired a consultant to help them find a new police chief, and appointed police Captain Robert Sawtelle as acting chief in the meantime.
The town of Easton has officially met its affordable-housing obligations under the state Chapter 40B law and can reject housing development proposals that don’t comply with local zoning.
Starting this spring, the town of Pembroke intends to shift to an automated waste collection system in which trash deposited in wheeled containers is picked up by trucks with mechanical arms.
Brockton-area residents will have access to more cancer services at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, as part of an expanded affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Marion recently hired its first town planner when it tapped Kenneth J. Buckland for the job.
The latest plan for an affordable-housing complex in Norwood at the site of the former Plimpton Press is scheduled for a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Feb. 2.
A Bridgewater town councilor aims to repeal a bylaw that allows businesses to expand their parking in residential neighborhoods if they do not already meet the town’s parking guidelines.
Hull Town Meeting will be asked to tack a 1.5 percent surcharge on property taxes to create a local Community Preservation Act fund that could be used for affordable housing, historic preservation, open space, and recreation under state guidelines.
Quincy residents have a chance to offer their input on plans for a new Sterling Middle School at a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4.
The state attorney general’s office has ruled that the Carver Planning Board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law in its official posting about an executive session while also ruling that the board’s meeting itself complied with the law.
The towns of Holbrook and Rockland are applying for a joint grant to fund essential home improvements for low- and moderate-income residents.
Milton Town Meeting will decide in February whether to charge a fee to help pay the town’s costs of dealing with storm water and the expense of complying with expected new federal rules.
The rusting pole in Foxborough Common will be replaced with a new 100-foot-tall fiberglass model -- thanks to a private fund-raising campaign that collected more than $40,000 for the project.
In what could be a sign of the times, the principal of Johnson Middle School in Walpole has closed a computer lab to make room for a “Maker Space,” where students engage in hands-on activities that include taking apart old computers.
University Station is getting a $10 million tax-exempt bond to help improve roads and utilities around the 130-acre mixed-use development near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 93 and the Route 128 train station in Westwood.
Wet suits are allowed – provided the wearer also sports a tutu and a tiara – in the 21st annual Drowned Hogs fund-raiser in Hull for Wellspring Multi-Service Center on Jan. 30.
Cohasset’s selectmen want Town Manager Christopher Senior to stick around and are negotiating to extend his contract beyond its January 2017 expiration.
The town of Pembroke recently completed a major overhaul of its website that includes changes to make news and information about town departments more readily available to the public.
For the past seven years, Fresh Meadow Farm in Plympton has been known for its heirloom varieties of organic cranberries, and now it wants to grow marijuana as well.
Two Sharon men have been charged in US District Court with illegally selling tobacco products at their Norwood business and laundering the proceeds, according to the US Attorney’s Office.
The Marshfield Board of Selectmen has named seven members and two alternates to a committee charged with updating the Marshfield town charter, and the committee was set to convene Thursday for an orientation meeting with selectmen.
Canton’s selectmen are going back to the drawing board in their search for a new town administrator after contract negotiations failed with their chosen candidate.
Wareham will get some help in its efforts to preserve 51 acres of undeveloped woodlands through a recent state grant.
Quincy is preparing to launch a major initiative to prepare for its future, even as it looks ahead to a celebration of its 400th anniversary in 2025.
Citing what they say were two recent incidents of anti-Muslim harassment in Bridgewater and West Bridgewater, a dozen local residents have formed a group to raise awareness and fight discrimination.
The Plymouth Trial Court building has just become a little busier.
The management of Duxbury’s North Hill Country Club changed this month, after selectmen last month first opted for one company to take over, then picked the one that the town is still battling in court over the bidding process eight years ago.
Candidates are competing in Stoughton for seats on the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee in the only races for townwide seats in this year’s town election.
The Department of Public Works in Westwood owns some bragging rights: The streets throughout town have an all-time high rating of almost 86 out of 100 – up nearly 6 points from five years ago, and considerably higher than most other communities in the state.
Weymouth Town Council will consider whether to spend $100,000 in Community Preservation Act money to buy and install security cameras at the Lakeview Manor public housing site.
The town of Norwell won’t appeal a judge’s ruling that it cannot spend $1.4 million in Community Preservation Act money to build a sidewalk/pathway along Main Street.
Foxborough taxpayers will see a small decrease in their tax bills – about $15 a year for 10 years -- as a result of a financial maneuver recently executed by the town’s finance department.
Randolph’s public library has moved into a temporary location at Shaw’s Plaza, where residents can continue to borrow books and take part in programs while a $2.7 million renovation of the Turner Free Library building takes place.
Third-quarter Holbrook property tax bills have been delayed and are not due by the usual Feb. 1 deadline.
The “right to farm” bylaw affirms the town’s support of farmers and its commitment to protecting and promoting agriculture as an economic activity in town.
A Whitman woman and an Abington Sunoco owner are richer this week after the woman won $1 million in Mass Cash on Sunday, playing the same set of numbers twice on five tickets.
For the 20th year, Temple Beth Emunah’s congregation and area churches will host a free luncheon celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Brockton – even though the Jewish temple has sold its property in the city and moved to Randolph.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has informed Marshfield officials that the agency will delay issuing a final determination on flood maps for Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate while corrections are made to the maps.
The town will plant about 50 new street trees in the spring – almost three times as many as usual – thanks to a $20,000 gift from the private Copeland Foundation.
Sharon recreation director Amanda Levasseur is leaving the job Jan. 22, and town officials are looking for volunteers to serve on a screening committee as they begin the search for a new director.
The Stoneforge Grill in Easton hopes to reopen by Jan. 14, after a New Year’s Eve fire destroyed the kitchen and caused extensive smoke damage to the popular restaurant.
The multioffice review will include checks to insure the business is in compliance with zoning rules, and fire and health codes, and current in its taxes.
Halifax Special Town Meeting voters last week approved the next step in a planned expansion of the senior center and also cleared the way for the town to raise ambulance rates.
Michael King was chosen from among about nine applicants for the post.
Former Hull selectwoman Joan Meschino is running as a Democrat for the vacant state Senate seat that opened when Robert Hedlund left the Legislature on Jan. 4 to become mayor of Weymouth.
The state is sending an expert in downtown redevelopment to Brockton to help the city realize its plans for revitalizing the downtown area.
Carver schools will undergo major transitions in March with the addition of a new Middle High School principal and the earlier-than-expected retirement of Superintendent Elizabeth A. Sorrell.
Two Dedham firefighters received the Chief Henry Harrigan Medal of Honor for their heroic attempt to save the victim of an August house fire – only the second time the award has been given since it was created 21 years ago.
Norwell’s selectmen will decide soon whether to appeal a judge’s ruling that the town cannot spend $1.4 million in Community Preservation Act money to build a sidewalk/pathway along Main Street, according to Town Administrator Peter Morin.
The Quincy Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it had tapped Maureen A. Rogers to succeed Dean Rizzo as president of the 575-member business organization.
Dinah O’Brien, who doubles as Plymouth’s library director and its director of community resources, is retiring effective Monday, Jan. 4.
The town of Rochester plans to voice its concerns at upcoming state hearings about the use of water by the cities of New Bedford and Taunton from a complex of ponds that lies partially in Rochester.
Nineteen cities and towns – including Cohasset, Norwell, Stoughton, Weymouth, and Whitman – are now official “Green Communities” and will receive more than $3.1 million for clean energy and energy efficiency projects.
Freetown Selectman Lee Baumgartner, the current board chairman, said in an interview that he will not to run for reelection in April.
Stoughton is getting some state help to undertake clean-energy initiatives.
Striar Hebrew Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school in Sharon, will consolidate its two campuses into one next fall.
Due to the unseasonably warm weather, Scituate has kept the Widow’s Walk municipal golf course open beyond its usual Dec. 20 closing date.
Students from Avon Middle High School are ready to trade in their rakes for snow shovels, and help senior citizens in town.
Carver taxpayers have approved a temporary property tax increase to help pay for a $50 million new elementary school for the town, according to Town Administrator Michael Milanoski.
The sometimes beleaguered Holbrook Junior-Senior High School, with its falling ceiling tiles and a reputation for losing students to other schools, has for the first time earned the state’s Level 1 accountability rating.
The Mansfield Public Library recently joined a growing statewide library online catalog system that gives researchers, movie fans, and anyone who holds a library card easy access to borrowing millions more books, audio books, DVDs, and CDs.
Inspectors are measuring, photographing, and walking through properties in Weymouth, as part of a program required by the state.
Westwood’s main public library on High Street is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 4, almost three months after it closed for repairs to its vaulted ceiling.
A local tax break supporting an ice-cream distributor’s plans to locate in Norton recently earned a green light from the state.
Quincy College recently took another step to bolster its readiness for a potential future emergency.
The Milton Woman’s Club recently donated nearly $62,000 to 14 groups working to better the town.
A Brockton man was sentenced to 5 to 5 ½ years in prison for carjacking and assaulting an 85-year-old woman in Hingham in 2013.
A timeout of sorts has been reached in a dispute over interpretation of a longstanding lease agreement for Gillette Stadium.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is planning a $300 million renovation and expansion of its manufacturing plant in Walpole -- provided the town gives the international company a massive break on its property taxes, according to town officials.
The foundation, footings, and the beginnings of some of the walls are in place for Holbrook’s new pre-k-12 school, according to Barbara Davis, a School Committee member who makes frequent visits to the site.
There’s a new group in Hull – the Association of Concerned Townspeople, or ACT4Hull – that says its goal is to advocate for “responsible” use of the town’s money, as well as its revitalization, and reform of Town Meeting.