A rendering of the Circle Cinema project shows the senior housing building (front) and hotel.

National Development

A rendering of the Circle Cinema project shows the senior housing building (front) and hotel.

Brookline approves hotel, senior housing at Circle Cinema site

The $85 million project straddling Brookline and Boston includes a 162-room hotel, 92 units of senior housing, and stores. By Cynthia Chen

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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Back from a European tour, Electric Youth will sing and dance at the Franklin Cultural Festival. Mark your calendar for other events in Newton, Watertown, and Wellesley.

INFORMER

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Openings, closings, events, and more in the suburbs west of Boston.

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BUSINESS PLAN

Tradition — and character — count at Lexington summer camp

After 25 years, the founder of Summer’s Edge Day Camp and Tennis School is still “drawn to the excitement of it all.”

UP CLOSE

Retiree harvests satisfaction from volunteer farm work

At Field of Greens in Lincoln, 72-year-old Lelah Willoughby gets her hands dirty raising food for those in need.

Brookline approves hotel, senior housing at Circle Cinema site

The $85 million project straddling Brookline and Boston includes a 162-room hotel, 92 units of senior housing, and stores.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

World-class acts perform in centuries-old Shirley tavern

Nearly 40 miles from Boston, The Bull Run in Shirley is a hidden treasure of the music scene.

St. Paul School in Wellesley to close

The Catholic school for K-8 students says it will not reopen this fall because of dwindling enrollment.

NEWTON

Newton’s plastic bag ban takes effect

Purchases from the city’s largest stores can no longer be packed in thin plastic check-out bags, under a citywide ban that starts Thursday, July 30.

WATERTOWN

Watertown zoning officials approve ‘Linx’ project

Watertown’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved a developer’s request to turn the current Verizon site at 480 Arsenal St. into a 185,000-square-foot office complex.

HOPKINTON

Hopkinton planning for natural disaster

Hopkinton’s Emergency Management Team is hosting a presentation on its hazard mitigation plan Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall.

BELMONT

Grand opening set for Belmont pool

Belmont officials will hold a ceremonial grand opening for the new Underwood Pool on Saturday, Aug. 8, with a rain date of Aug. 9.

ACTON

Acton has openings on commercial site plan committee

Acton’s Board of Selectmen is looking for volunteers to sit on a committee studying thetown’s commercial site plan review and approval process.

SOUTHBOROUGH

Southborough hires economic development coordinator

Southborough has hired its first economic development coordinator, Pam DiGiovanni, to enhance the economic vitality of the local business community.

MAYNARD

Stratus Technologies plans move to former Clock Tower Place in Maynard

Maynard Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announced that Stratus Technologies willoccupy over 100,000 square feet at Maynard’s former Clock Tower Place, making it thelargest lease for the community so far this year.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man drives off with the wrong car, a beer pong tournament gets out of hand, and DPW workers get scolded in this edition of Blotter Tales.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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

On The Move

on the move

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/sky4.jpg Getting a high falling from the sky

“. . . For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to fly like a bird. I thought skydiving would be the closest I could get to being a bird, the calm, serene, gliding through the air, taking in the earth below.”

Interactive Graphic

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