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An update on what's happening in our communities.

“River in Fall with Two Trees” by Suzanne Hodes . . . .

Globe West calendar

Ballet from the Romantic era, an Arlington writing festival, artists open up their studios to the public, and more.

Up Close

A children’s sanctuary takes root in Waltham

An award-winning landscape designer and horticulturist has created a children’s oasis at the Temple Beth Israel.

MediaBoss staffer Ian Barrett setting up a video project.

Business Plan

MediaBoss Television

MediaBoss Television combines the craft of storytelling with the technology to distribute clients’ messages.

The Informer

Openings and closings west of Boston

A library groundbreaking in Framingham, a granite swan appears in Arlington, a fall tour in Newton, and more.

Milford restores morning kindergarten recess after parental outcry

The town’s public schools reversed an unpopular attempt to relace the 15-minute break with more classroom time.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Local Fare

Real Mexican in Ashland

The restaurant is intended to let suburban diners “taste a little bit of what we cook at home,” the taqueria’s manager said.



The Argument

Should voters approve Ballot Question 2?

Two views on whether voters should expand the state bottle law to require a nickel deposit on bottles.

The Big Question

Do you vote along party lines?

Do you generally vote along party lines? Will you in this election?

Lauren Beckham at her home, celebrating her 10th birthday.

Beverly Beckham

Birthday cards may dazzle and sing, but they still fail me

I go to the Hallmark store and search through greeting cards seeking the perfect one. And I fail once again.



Play of the Week

Tamar Bulka, Newton South soccer

The senior captain talks about her game-winning goal against Lincoln-Sudbury on Oct. 4, lifting the Lions to a 2-1 win.

Catching Up With

Bill Delaney, Marlborough High/Springfield College football

Today, he teaches special education in addition to his coaching duties.

Noteworthy performances from local athletes

A roundup of top players from across the region.

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.

Cartoon Caption Contest

// Political monsters

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

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

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

Globe West Briefs


Town offering deal on compost bins

Through a collaboration of the town’s Sustainability Committee and the Highway Department, compost bins are available for purchase by residents at a subsidized rate of $50. Proceeds will be used to provide bins for school programs. To purchase a bin, call the Highway Department at 978-540-2670.


Training on suicide prevention

Concord-Carlisle Youth Services is partnering with several community agencies to host a free training session on suicide-awareness issues Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road. Designed for those age 15 and over, the three-hour safeTALK program is being presented by the regional chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It offers a comprehensive overview of how to identify individuals considering suicide, and how to connect them with aid resources. To register, go to


Help local seniors with tax returns

The Council on Aging is seeking recent retirees to serve as volunteers for its AARP Tax Aid program, which helps seniors to fill out their income tax returns. Professional experience is not required; training will be provided. Hours are flexible during weekdays from February through April. To volunteer or for more information, call 781-275-6825.


Two seats open on parks board

The Board of Selectmen is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission, following the recent resignations of Joseph Schmidt and Patricia Nelson. Schmidt cited the role’s workload in his decision to step down, while Nelson referred to pressing work responsibilities. Both had been serving their first term on the panel.