The 99 Restaurant in Hingham is looking to raze and rebuild its location on Route 3A in Hingham.
The 99 Restaurant in Hingham is looking to raze and rebuild its location on Route 3A in Hingham.
Motorists can expect delays through the summer as workers begin rehabilitating the century-old water pipes underneath Adams Street next week.
Paul DiCarlo, 12, left, and Will Cheney, 11, sold lemonade to motorists waiting in line to buy gas in Quincy on June 27, 1979.
The US Department of Education recently awarded a five-year, $1.28 million grant to a nonprofit organization for its college preparation program in Brockton.
It took a special Town Meeting about 20 minutes last week to unanimously decide to buy 8.9 acres next to the town’s high school from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for $285,000.
Rockland veterans have a new face to turn to for assistance in Town Hall.
Quincy’s Planning Board has greenlighted a plan to build hundreds of apartments, space for retail stores, and a parking garage to the North Quincy MBTA station.
A $96 million operating budget that maintains municipal services and gives the Randolph public schools an additional $1 million over last year’s will take effect this week with the start of the new fiscal year.
East Bridgewater is preparing for a project to bring partial sewer service to the town center.
The Norton School Department plans to move to a free, full-day program for all kindergarten students next fall.
Weymouth will use $250,000 in state money to pay for energy-conservation projects in more than a dozen municipal buildings.
A $2.5 million renovation of the plaza at the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield has been unveiled and will fully open on July 10, said library director Cyndee Marcoux.
The widening of Route 18 through Weymouth and Abington is neither on time nor on budget.
A study on how to address the lack of a large meeting space and the limited handicapped accessibility at the Carver Council on Aging’s Marcus Atwood House will get underway soon.
A special Town Meeting will decide whether to buy 8.9 acres next to the town’s high school from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for $285,000.
The town of Canton is pleading with the state for help on a stalled construction project at the Canton Junction commuter rail station.
Hanover’s special Town Meeting approved a local tax break on June 19 to support plans by the new owners of the Hanover Mall to invest nearly $40 million in the property.
Police Chief Lincoln Miller plans to retire at the end of this year.
A Quincy city councilor is pushing back against state legislation that would prohibit the use of Native American mascots in public schools.
Rockland will not be moving forward with plans to acquire a downtown property and convert it to a new municipal parking lot, after a special Town Meeting scheduled to take up the project was unable to convene due to lack of a quorum.
The Easton Police Department has received a grant to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the town.
Visitors to the 62nd annual South Shore Arts Festival were shocked last weekend to see a 2008 Mercury sedan fly into the Duck Pond on Cohasset Common -- just feet from the art exhibits and crafts displays that attract thousands of people each Father’s Day weekend.
Voters in Milton have approved a $3.1 million override that will raise property taxes to avoid reductions in town services and restore previous cuts.
Although plans to revive the former Lowney chocolate factory have stalled for now, Mansfield’s desire to honor chocolate pioneer and company owner Walter Lowney are moving ahead.
Nearly three dozen Norwood residents endured a steamy Planning Board hearing Monday night to make known their concerns about a proposed Wendy’s restaurant and BJ’s gas station at the intersection of Route 1 and Sumner Street.
The firefighters’ union in Brockton has agreed to drug testing for members who exhibit signs of substance abuse.
Rockland would buy a downtown property and convert it to a new municipal parking lot if voters at a special Town Meeting on June 19 agree to fund the project.
The town was recently awarded $20,000 through the state’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program, which helps cities and towns assess their risk to damage from extreme weather and other climate change-related hazards, and to plan for becoming more resilient.
Lakeville voters overwhelmingly agreed in two separate votes to let the town spend up to $8 million to build a new police station, allowing the project to move into final design and construction.
Eversource is preparing to transform a vacant site in Wareham into a solar energy facility.
Quincy officials listened to residents voice concerns about so-called sober houses operating in the city, but said there is not much they can do to regulate them.
A Hilton Express hotel proposed for 60 Mazzeo Drive (Route 139) has gained approval from Randolph’s conservation and planning boards, and construction could begin as early as late summer, town officials said.
The price for attending full-day kindergarten in the town’s public schools is going down by 10 percent next school year, to about $3,400 per student.
The Wakefield Estate is unveiling its “new” arboretum during its weeklong “Dogwood Days” celebration, showing off its newly tagged and rehabilitated tree collection.
Norton will soon be home to two regional offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.
Work is scheduled to start this summer on renovations to the Smith Farmhouse at Borderland State Park, with the goal of using the space in part to help veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues.
Rockland is seeking community input for a planned new program aimed at helping residents save on their electric bills.
Lakeville residents will be asked at Town Meeting this week to vote on a measure to pay for the funeral and burial expenses of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will be in Duxbury on June 22 to sign the town’s community compact, a pledge between the town and state to work on three priorities.
A SONIC Drive-in restaurant may soon be coming to Wareham, according to the town.
The impending closure of the Wollaston MBTA station for nearly two years has upset a number of riders, and agency officials have scheduled another public meeting later this month to discuss it.
Residents of Marshfield and surrounding towns will soon have a new option for summer swimming.
The town of Middleborough will collect more than $551,000 over the next 20 years in lieu of taxes from two solar farms located on top of Northeast Refrigerated warehouses on Wood Street.
Hull’s school superintendent, Kathleen Tyrell, is retiring on Aug. 1 after 10 years in the job.
Hanson recently hired Marybeth MacKay, event coordinator for the Lakeville Parks Department since July 2013, to serve as its first recreation director.
Supper Island, a 7.5-acre knob of land sticking into the Gulf River, will be permanently protected from development and a portion open to the public under an agreement with the Cohasset Conservation Trust.
The search in Mansfield for a new town manager is officially underway, with applications for the post due in by the end of June.
Users of Route 53 are being asked for input on ways to improve that roadway in Duxbury, Hanover, Kingston, and Pembroke.
Stoughton is seeking ideas from the local public on how to improve parking in the downtown.
Walpole’s school district will begin accepting elementary school children from outside the town next school year, after the School Committee voted to become a “school choice” community.
Work on a new police station in Plympton will begin as soon as possible, after Town Meeting voters on May 17 approved construction of the $3 million facility.
A new organization has been formed in Quincy to help women who are entering the workforce for the first time, want to advance their careers, or those who are returning to work after an absence.
The Marshfield Conservation Commission has approved with conditions a plan for a 12-lot subdivision called Christmas Cove proposed for an area off Highland Street.
Twenty two percent of the town’s voters turned out for last weekend’s local election, returning incumbents to office and overwhelmingly approving a ban on recreational marijuana businesses in Norwell.
Incumbent John Mahoney and Betty A. Cavacco won the race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Plymouth’s May 20 annual town election.
Norwood Town Meeting voters said no to nonmedical marijuana sales, but yes to several other proposals after meeting five nights this month to complete annual and special town meeting business.
The drought may be over, but local residents still must comply with water restrictions imposed by the state.
The town is set to take ownership of the River Bend Country Club next Friday.
Raynham voters recently approved a ban on recreational marijuana shops locating in town.
Avon Town Meeting has taken the first step toward spending $8.1 million to improve roads and water mains in the Brentwood area of town.
Town Meeting has voted to use $3.7 million in surplus cash to reduce the amount of money raised by taxes -- a move that slows the rate of increase for taxpayers next fiscal year, according to Town Manager James Kern.
Two incumbents retained their seats on the Hull School Committee, defeating two challengers in last week’s town election.
Abington Town Meeting voters will be asked to approve the town’s first Community Preservation Act budget when they gather on Monday.
Norman A. Hills has won a five-way race for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen in Marion’s annual town election.
Nearly 8 percent – or 465 of Cohasset’s 5,973 registered voters – turned out for last weekend’s town election that featured no contests and one position with nobody on the ballot.
A proposed ban on the sale of recreational marijuana in Pembroke has been approved by town residents in two recent votes.
Plymouth has begun a $3.7 million program to replace all of the town’s commercial and residential water meters.
Holbrook Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved an amended measure aimed at saving 32 acres of wooded land adjacent to the town forest, allowing an auction of the parcel to proceed as well as development on six of the acres.
The Battelle Memorial Institute moved out of Duxbury nearly three years ago, but a suitable plan for the downtown waterfront property it left behind is still being determined.
After five years of unsuccessful proposals, Halifax senior citizens will soon have an expanded, handicapped-accessible senior center.
Town Meeting has approved a temporary moratorium in recreational pot businesses, joining numerous other communities in banning the legal drug commercially until state rules are written about its regulation.
Jocelyn Keegan and Emmanuel J. Dockter won a four-way race for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen in Hanover’s May 6 annual town election, with incumbent Robert S. O’Rourke unseated.
East Bridgewater has taken a first step toward prohibiting the sale of recreational marijuana in town.
Voters in the Whitman town election on May 20 will have an opportunity to give their fire and ambulance services their first significant boost since 1965 in a proposed override to the Proposition 2 1/2 state tax-limit law.
Sharon voters will select a town moderator to preside over Town Meeting when they head to the polls on Tuesday.
Residents in Duxbury and surrounding towns can learn more about the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station decommissioning at a forum May 18 in the Duxbury Senior Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Canton is seeking citizens who want to help town government better engage with its residents.
Norwell Town Meeting has voted to move ahead with plans for a new library and to improve handicapped accessibility to several fields and playgrounds and the town-owned Jacobs Farmhouse.
A skilled nursing care and rehabilitation facility in Rockland is celebrating the completion of an $8 million expansion.
Voters will decide on June 20 whether to override Proposition 2 ½ by $3.3 million and raise their property taxes to avoid cuts in services and restore previous cuts.