photos by John Hilliard for the Boston Globe

“I’m really most concerned about making Newton a bike and pedestrian-friendly city” said Eli Beckerman of Newton Centre.

Newton voters sound off about their city

Residents from all 13 villages offer their views on the mayoral race and a charter proposal to restructure the City Council. By John Hilliard

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Celebrate Halloween with a road race, haunted house, or concert

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in advance of trick-or-treat night – with a road race, a candlelit visit to a famous antique home or a concert.

Latest Globe West headlines

Should teens who ‘sext’ be punished — or educated?

A bill pending in the state Legislature would provide police with an alternative to prosecution.

Mayoral candidates tell how they’d revitalize Framingham

This is the third in a series of questions and answers with the candidates, Yvonne Spicer and John Stefanini, about their goals for the city of Framingham.

Newton voters sound off about their city

Residents from all 13 villages offer their views on the mayoral race and a charter proposal to restructure the City Council.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Thrown together, they stand tall as Newton South’s last line

In their first year together as the girls’ soccer team’s center backs, Rosie McLeod and Dany La Camera have excelled.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Hannah Guzzi had a six-point week as Amherst College’s women’s soccer squad went 3-0.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham State receives $30k grant to fund after-school programs

The new sponsorship agreement will allow the center to offer more low-income and disadvantaged students after-school visits to both the Challenger Learning Center and the university’s planetarium.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Celebrate Halloween with a road race, haunted house, or concert

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in advance of trick-or-treat night – with a road race, a candlelit visit to a famous antique home or a concert.

CONCORD

Concord health panel will hold training on Narcan use Nov. 2

The forum will include a discussion about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an overdose.

DOVER

Dover Board of Health holding vaccination clinic

The clinic wil run Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dover Town Hall.

FRANKLIN

New Franklin schools superintendent to meet with parents

The new superintendent of Franklin’s schools, Sara Ahern, will hold a series of parent forums during the next several weeks

NORFOLK

Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps sets Oct. 23 kickoff for volunteers

The corps is made up of volunteers trained to prepare for and assist in public health emergencies.

FRAMINGHAM, NATICK

Open house in Framingham on ‘Golden Triangle’ study

The Golden Triangle is the area around Exit 13 on the Mass Pike and includes the Natick Mall, Shoppers World, and routes 9 and 30.

South

Dottie Fulginiti, vice chair of the Easton Board of Selectmen, prepares for a meeting at Town Hall in Easton, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Beckham_22zobeckham01_zo.jpg Talking beats texting, and yet we text

Even though we can speak faster than we can type, even though we can get our message across more accurately with the spoken word than with the abbreviated printed ones, and even though our spoken words never get lost in cyberspace, we choose text over talk.

Interactive Graphic

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