Newton North High football coach Peter Capodilupo, in one of his final practice sessions, preps his players for their holiday matchup Thursday against Brookline.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Newton North High football coach Peter Capodilupo, in one of his final practice sessions, preps his players for their holiday matchup Thursday against Brookline.

Newton legend calls it a wrap

His 30-year run as the head coach of the Newton North football program has been more than a title and responsibility for Peter Capodilupo. By Taylor C. Snow

The Suburbanite

An update on what's happening in our communities.

Globe West calendar

A Mary Poppins sing-a-long, rock legend Eddie Money performs, and an exhibition by a Taiwanese artist.

Up Close

Newton family beats odds on life-saving donations

Registering as a donor “couldn’t be easier,” said Newton resident Steve Karas.

Melanie and Brian O’Neil of Millis creating customized signs in their garage work area.

Business Plan

Rustic Marlin Designs

After searching for personal gifts to present at their wedding rehearsal dinner, this Millis couple decided to create their own.

A photo from the Globe’s archives offers an artful view of Boston resident Laura Gray and her horse, captured in the rippled surface of a pond in Lincoln on Nov. 20, 1980.

West View

Reflections of past

A photograph from Lincoln in November 1980.

Pad thai and thai tea

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Local Fare

Spiced for every palate

Hopkinton’s Pan Thai incorporates seasonal ingredients into daily specials.



The Argument

Should high school classes start later?

Two views on whether Massachusetts communities should change the start times to help students get more sleep.

The Big Question

Would you shop on Thanksgiving?

We asked four people: If stores could open on Thanksgiving, would you go shopping?

Using schools as polling locations on Election Day raises security concerns for some people.


Readers sound off on issues west of Boston

Globe West readers respond to stories about child homelessness and whether schools should still serve as polling places.



Campus Angle

Grace Bilodeau, The Bromfield School/Connecticut College soccer

“Grace has an incredibly powerful shot and a desire to make things happen when she’s on the field,’’ said Connecticut College head coach Norm Riker.

Play of the Week

Kaitlin Wood, Rivers School field hockey

Rivers School field hockey player describes her game-winning goal in the NEPSAC Class C quarterfinals.

Catching Up With

Ray Ilg, Wellesley High/Colgate football

At Colgate, Ilg is enshrined in the university’s Athletic Hall of Honor.

Thanksgiving Day football matchups

A breakdown of the Thanksgiving Day high school football matchups from programs west of Boston.

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communites west of Boston.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

// Tales from the blotter

Every day, police officers respond to reports of all sorts of events and non-events, most of which never make the news. Here is a sampling.

Cartoon Caption Contest

// Government turkeys

Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.


The new parking garage at the Salem MBTA commuter rail station has 715 spaces and a bus terminal. It replaces an outdated outdoor parking lot that had space for just 460 vehicles.

All aboard Salem’s new $44.5 million train and bus station

For the first time in 16 months, passengers did not have to brace for a swift walk to nearby parking lots, or dash to a temporary drop-off/pickup area.


Sculptor Lloyd Lillie with a statue of Thomas Jefferson.

up close

A little-known sculptor of the great and famous

Lloyd Lillie has created the bronze statues of the presidential Adams family in Quincy, along with Mayor James Michael Curley in Boston.

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.

Globe West Briefs


New gallery downtown opens Saturday

Maynard will celebrate a very special Small Business Saturday next weekend with the opening of ArtSpace Downtown at 77 Main St. The new gallery will feature work from member artists, host free community events, and offer special exhibitions, including “Gifted Work for Gift Giving,” which will run through the end of next month. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. During the holiday season it will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.


Library warns patrons of noisy work Dec. 11

The expansion of the Bellingham Public Library’s parking lot should begin Dec. 11, when Arbor One LLC of Milford is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. to clear trees from the site. Parking at the library will be extremely limited due to the tree-removal equipment, and it will be noisy due to the operation of wood chippers throughout the day. Accordingly, the library has canceled all of its daytime programming, but will remain open during its normal hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the library’s website,, or call 508-966-1660.


City panel opposes Wells Avenue housing waiver

The Newton Board of Aldermen’s Land Use Committee voted last week to recommend that a deed restriction preventing housing from being built in the Wells Avenue Office Park remain in place, setting up a potential court fight if the full board agrees with its verdict. Representatives from developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, which is proposing a 334-unit, six-story apartment building under the state’s Chapter 40B affordable housing law, have said they will go to court if the deed restriction is not amended to allow their project to move forward. Alderman Richard Lipoff said the project’s size makes it inappropriate for the Wells Avenue site. “The only thing bigger in the city would be the Chestnut Hill Mall,” he said. “This is a massive apartment complex proposed in the wrong place. This is the antithesis of smart growth and what is best for this city.” The developers say adding housing would revitalize the office park, and create a modern living environment for people looking for places near public transportation, employment, and entertainment opportunities. The deed restriction put into place by aldermen nearly 50 years ago restricts development in the office park off Nahanton Street to commercial and manufacturing uses. The board has voted to waive the restriction 17 times, but never for housing. The proposal is slated to go before the full Board of Aldermen during its 7:45 p.m. meeting Monday.


Special Town Meeting to tackle water supply, solar facility

Special Town Meeting will be held Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. at Ashland High School. The warrant includes articles on whether the Board of Selectmen should apply for a supplemental water supply from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority; whether to add the former Howe Street landfill site to the town’s photovoltaic installations overlay district, and allow the selectmen to negotiate a lease for the property with a solar-power company; the establishment of an Other Post-Employment Benefits liability trust and the appointment of trust members; and the use of $100,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to replace 20 doors at the Ashland Housing Authority building on Park Road, as well as a series of budgetary items. To review the full warrant, visit the town’s website,