Backers of revamping Framingham’s town government were out collecting petition signatures at a recent farmers market.

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Backers of revamping Framingham’s town government were out collecting petition signatures at a recent farmers market.

Is Framingham too big to be a town?

The state’s most populous town has big-city challenges and opportunities. Some say it’s time for a new form of government.By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

// The Argument: Should plastic bags be banned at our stores?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Mark your Calendar

// Arthur Miller’s ‘Broken Glass’ coming to Watertown

The New Repertory Theatre will present the 1994 play to commemorate the centennial of Miller’s birth.

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Hopkinton plans weekend 300th birthday bash

The fun starts Friday, Sept. 11, and concludes with a parade Sunday, Sept. 13.


New Franklin deputy police chief appointed

Thomas J. Lynch started as a patrol officer there in 1996.


Natick Days to be held Sept. 12

The annual Natick Days event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Natick Center.


ActonTV hires new executive director

Marc Duci, a Townsend resident, spent 12 years at the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation.


Marlborough set to hold Labor Day Parade

The 64th annual event steps off at noon.


Concord group sets meeting on funding

The Concord Community Preservation Committee is holding an information meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 for individuals or groups interested in pursuing Community Preservation Act funding at the 2016 annual Town Meeting. The session will be held in the Harvey Wheeler Community Center auditorium. The meeting is an opportunity to discuss project ideas with the committee and learn about CPA funding procedures. For more information, please contact Lara Kritzer at 978-318-3293 or by e-mail at


Sudbury selectmen to hold office hour

Vice Chairwoman Susan Iuliano and Selectman Len Simon will meet informally with residents.

Wellesley selectmen set fall Town Meeting date

The meeting will be held Nov. 2, but the selectmen may change the 7:30 p.m. start time to 7 p.m.


Newton Ward 2 candidate forum Sept. 9

Candidates will answer pre-written questions covering development, public transportation, the role of village centers, economic diversity, and city priorities.

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New exhibits welcome visitors at the Rose

Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum offers new shows ranging from Lisa Yuskavage’s oil paintings to an exhibit of objects evoking the museum’s founding.


Medfield’s Planning Board seeks new associate member

Members are charged with reviewing and approving subdivisions, site plans for new construction or significant changes to existing structures.

Waltham looks for new operator of Greene pool

State officials closed the Greene pool, on the campus of the former Fernald center, because it had fallen into disrepair.

Blotter tales


// When your enemy lives next door

Neighbors war over everything from dirty diapers to domesticated chickens, in the Globe’s Blotter Tales.

Cartoon Caption Contest

// Lost

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

On The Move


// Ready for a big hit, and a bubble of fun? Try Knockerball

Arlington Recreation department just one of many area venues that has started to offer a game that is gaining traction.


Volunteers for Mill City Grows harvest produce at their urban farm in Lowell, Mass. Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Bringing the farm to Lowell’s inner city

The markets make fresh, organic, locally grown produce available to people who don’t have cars to drive to supermarkets and are used to buying food in packages and cans.

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// High school concussions

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