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CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With ... Nicole D’Argento, Ashland High/Boston College softball

After a dominant career in the circle, and one year as an assistant at West Point, she lands at Harvard as pitching coach.

Newton still bound by affordable housing law, state rules

The Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee has rejected Newton’s assertion that it has met a threshold that put it outside the parameters of Chapter 40B affordable housing law.

INFORMER

Informer: preservation, retirement, art, and real estate

Happenings at the Shirley Meeting House, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuar, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the Giroux Building.

SUBURBAN HANDBOOK: SUMMER ADVENTURES

Tranquil magic just a day trip away from Boston

These destinations in Groton, Walpole, and Newbury offer a chance for contemplation.

BEDFORD

Construction underway for veterans housing in Bedford

Bedford Green Apartments, an affordable housing development, will provide permanent supportive housing for 69 homeless veterans, primarily age 55 and older.

BUSINESS PLAN

For the ulimate pizza party: a mobile brick oven

VESTA Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza brings its 750-degree brick pizza oven on location for private parties, wedding receptions, and festivals.

LOCAL FARE

American cuisine and Japanese sushi merge in Hopkinton

Two veteran chefs of the Worcester dining scene have opened Ko Sushi & Grill on Hayward Street in Hopkinton.

HOLLISTON

Mosquito inspections in Holliston throughout July

Holliston residents worried about too many mosquitoes on their property can call the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project office to request an investigation and possible spraying to alleviate the problem.

UP CLOSE

Rachel Sweet, a special needs student and double lung transplant recipient, is a top fund-raiser at Indian Hill Music School.

ASHLAND

Ashland summer concert series and family films at Stone Park

The Ashland Day Committee is holding a series of free concerts and family-film screenings at Stone Park this summer.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley announces summer hours at Town Hall

Summer hours for Wellesley Town Hall will start July 8 and run through Sept. 1.

BELMONT

Belmont seeks volunteers for two new committees

Belmont is seeking volunteers for two ad hoc panels, the Financial Task Force Implementation Committee and the Other Post Employment Benefit Study Group.

Blotter tales

Blotter tales

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Walk%20for%20Animal-2-282169.jpg A dog walker makes an unsavory threat

A pig gives chase, a dog walker makes an unsavory threat, and a toddler’s life is saved in this edition of Blotter Tales.

Cartoon Caption Contest

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Cartoon%20N26.jpg Guitar hero

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/2011-2020/2015/06/28/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/200_vintage_baseball.jpg Vintage base ball a big hit with Methuen brothers

Nineteenth century rules (no gloves), old uniforms, and fun-loving aged players a perfect fit for Brian and Chris Sheehy.

Interactive Graphic

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/2013-03-21T021641Z_01_PXP452_RTRMDNP_3_BOXING-BRAIN.jpg High school concussions

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