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Where to go west of Boston for the Fourth

A sampling of fireworks displays, concerts, road races, parades, and other happenings in the suburbs west of Boston during this Fourth of July weekend.

The Argument: Will the new Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville be a benefit to the town?

Vote in our new online poll.


THE INFORMER: A new pub, produce, a scholarship, and ‘Kinderstory’

Heritage, a new restaurant in Sherborn that’s surfacing in phases, recently opened its Gastro-Pub and provisions store.


Newton DPW head out, timing of new hire questioned

Several Newton aldermen are questioning the process used to hire a new commissioner of public works.


Groundbreaking held in Acton for next phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

This section of the rail trail will go 4.9 miles through Westford, Carlisle and Acton.


Campus Angle: Hansen Yang, Newton North track/Brandeis University ultimate Frisbee

The junior captain powered team TRON to the USA Ultimate Division 3 College National Championships last month.


‘Right to dry’ legislation would back clothesline use

State Senator Mike Barrett, a Lexington Democrat, is backing a new “right to dry” measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to hang laundry on clotheslines.


Needham High boys’ volleyball stopped Newton South and then rolled to title

Senior outside hitter Tim Fanning and his Rocket teammates stepped up in fourth set to close out sectional final.


Catching Up With ... Carolyn Swords, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional/Boston College women’s basketball

The 25-year-old center now calls Madison Square Garden home, playing for the WNBA’s N.Y. Liberty and coach Bill Laimbeer


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Belmont High School graduate Lucas Ribeiro captured the discus title at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

A 2d Brookline temple renovation well underway

Brookline’s Temple Ohabei Shalom hopes to finish a $2.2 million renovation of its 87-year-old sanctuary building by September.

Brookline synagogue has a plan: Build

Congregation Kehillath Israel will soon unveil a plan to transform its Harvard Street campus and its 21st century mission.

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// High school concussions

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