Newton, MA., 11/06/17, Siva Koumar, owner of Walnut Grille, holds his vegan Thanksgiving meal. Siva Koumar, who is from India, opened the Walnut Grille, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant, in Newton Highlands five years ago; he also began a family tradition back then, a vegan Thanksgiving for family and friends, held at his home. This year, he'll be preparing a vegan Thanksgiving meal at his restaurant the day before the holiday and repeating the drill the next day at home. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)

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Siva Koumar holds a plate of vegan seitan — also called “wheat meat” — at his Newton restaurant.

The many flavors of Turkey Day

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Newton’s mayor-elect focuses on outreach

Ruthanne Fuller has been organizing neighborhood meetings across the city to talk to residents.


Family trees return to Concord Museum

The Concord Museum’s perennially popular “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature,” opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day.

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Holiday performances west of Boston

Take in a concert, admire holiday-decorated houses, or run a race to get into the holiday spirit.

Newton write-in candidate to get recount in City Council race

Allison Sharma said she believes some of her supporters cast their votes in the wrong contest

Watertown Boys and Girls Club plans new teen center

The new space would offer computer coding, college planning, and workforce development.

The Paper Mouse has a pencil for every personality

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Should the state approve the proposed Eversource transmission line between Sudbury and Hudson?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.


Needham’s Ouligian rises to the occasion for Colgate soccer

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Wayland Library to discuss plans for new building

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xxsohouse - Hillside, the Gothic Revival house built in Plymouth in 1845 by Benjamin Marston Watson, a friend of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists. (Sheri Eubanks/Tarantino Real Estate)

Plymouth house frequented by Thoreau is for sale

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