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Bedford announces Memorial Day ceremonies

Bedford will host its Memorial Day ceremonies on May 25 starting at 8:30 a.m at the American Legion Post.


Weston announces Memorial Day ceremony, parade

Weston’s Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Sears Auditorium in Town Hall on Monday, May 25, starting at 10 a.m.


Belmont to hold meeting on town center reconstruction plan

Belmont selectmen will update residents on the town center’s reconstruction project at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at the Beech Street Center.


Comic book superheroes coming to Brookline library

Put on your best superhero costume and go to the Public Library of Brookline’s main branch Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 4 meet Iron Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes and villains.


Wayside Inn in Sudbury starts fund-raising campaign

The historic Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury is launching a special preservation fund to help maintain the not-for-profit operation.


Bedford police, Rotary Club to hold bicycle and helmet safety event

Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno announced his department and the Bedford Rotary Club will host a bicycle safety event May 30.


Maynard police chief named to state panel on sexual assault and domestic violence

Maynard Police Chief Mark W. Dubois has been appointed a member of Gov. Charlie Baker’s new Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.


Concord seeks residents for town boards

Concord is seeking residents to serve on town boards and commissions.


Framingham announces Memorial Day program

Memorial Day events in Framingham will kick off at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25.


Bellingham Town Meeting convenes Wednesday at high school

Bellingham’s annual Town Meeting will begin Wednesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Bellingham High School.


The Walden Forum to host talk on Lyme disease

The Walden Forum will be hosting a discussion on Lyme disease on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Wayland High School


Minuteman panel votes to move forward with new regional vocational school

The Minuteman School Committee voted Tuesday night to move forward with plans to build a new regional vocational school at its site in Lexington.


Framingham receives state funds for neighborhood revitalization plan

State officials said $50,000 in state funds will go toward a new neighborhood master plan project to help revitalize southeast Framingham.


Franklin implements mandatory water limits for summer

Franklin has implemented mandatory water conservation measures for the summer.


Local historic district considered in Newton Highlands

The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council will hold a meeting on Sunday, May 31, to discuss creating a Local Historic District.


Red Cross to hold blood drive in Sudbury

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 26, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury.


Millis Lions Club raises awareness on heroin addiction

The Millis Lions Club will host “Stop Heroin Now” at Millis High School on Wednesday, May 20.

Clarks will move offices to 1265 Main property

Shoe company Clarks Americas Inc. announced Tuesday that it will move its headquarters from Newton to the 1265 Main development in Waltham.

Watertown board to examine two Arsenal Street plans

The Watertown Planning Board will hear proposals Thursday, May 21, on two developments in the Arsenal Street corridor.


Selectmen available for casual chats Wednesday

The Sudbury Board of Selectmen will hold an office hour Wednesday, May 20, at the Fairbank Senior Center.


Acton’s Eldridge, Holliston’s Dykema to lead regional caucus

Democratic Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton and Democratic Representative Carolyn Dykema of Holliston have been named cochairs of the MetroWest Caucus on Beacon Hill.


Town seeking volunteers for committee roles

The Framingham Board of Selectmen is seeking residents to fill vacancies on town boards and commissions.


Town to offer training on Open Meeting Law

Wayland is sponsoring an Open Meeting Law training session for town employees, officials, and volunteers on Thursday, May 21.


Arlington traffic stops on rise

Arlington police are in the midst of an enhanced traffic enforcement program to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians, according to the town’s police chief.


900 Worcester St. Committee asks residents for priorities

Wellesley’s 900 Worcester Street Committee will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the police station.


Incumbent defeated in Southborough selectmen’s race

Challenger Brian Shea defeated Board of Selectmen incumbent William Boland in Southborough’s annual election May 11.


New Newtonville plans trim apartments

Formal plans for a mixed-use development at Newtonville’s Austin Street municipal parking lot call for fewer apartments.


Westborough holding 300th anniversary logo design contest

Westborough is calling on designers to drum up a logo commemorating its 300th anniversary next year.


Concord Museum to appraise sports items May 30

The Concord Museum will be holding a sports collectible appraisal event May 30.


Wrentham Arts on the Common celebration May 30

Wrentham’s Arts on the Common will be held May 30 with more than 30 artists exhibiting their work.


AG Healey to speak at annual prayer breakfast

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will deliver the keynote address at Newton’s annual mayor’s prayer breakfast May 20.


Bedford officials offer prom safety tips

Bedford officials are offering prom safety tips for students and parents.


Town Meeting wants more study of Case Estates traffic

Weston Town Meeting on Monday rejected plans proposing to improve traffic and parking at the Case Estates, and instead approved money for a study of the issue.


Registry of Deeds officials to visit town June 4

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will hold office hours in Franklin on June 4.


Wayland students to present at TEDx event

Wayland middle and high school students will take the stage on Saturday, May 9.


Buckle up, say Watertown police

Watertown police will be out in force from Monday, May 11, through May 25 to make sure people are wearing their seat belts.


Survey will help shape park, recreation plans

Sudbury’s Conservation Commission and Park and Recreation Commission are in the process of updating the town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan.


Openings for volunteers on variety of town boards

Bedford is seeking volunteers for several town boards and commissions.


Town selling T-shirts to benefit July 4th events

Harvard’s Fourth of July T-shirts are available for purchase at the transfer station through June.


Forum will explore affordable-housing issues

There will be a public forum on affordable housing at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in Acton’s Town Hall.


Groton has races for selectmen, school board

There are contests for the Board of Selectmen and the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee in Groton’s May 19 town election.


Voters OK new taxes to support schools

Brookline voters have overwhelmingly chosen to override Proposition 2½ and permanently increase the town’s tax levy by $7.7 million, primarily to pay for a 35 percent school enrollment increase over the past decade.


Videos spreading news on town’s businesses

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is releasing a series of videos in May promoting the benefits of shopping, dining, and banking in Needham.


Wonderful Weekend to feature parade, fireworks

Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend — featuring a parade, fireworks, and events throughout town — will take place Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17.


Annual Town Meeting to convene Tuesday night

Norfolk’s annual Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 12, starting at 7 p.m. at King Philip Regional Middle School on King Street. Local registered voters will decide on the town’s spending for next fiscal year, including a proposed operating budget of $33.9 million. The school system’s request includes funding for full-day kindergarten, at an annual cost of about $250,000, rather than continuing the current tuition-based model. There are also a series of capital spending requests, paid for via free cash, to replace aging vehicles and equipment, including two police cars and Department of Public Works equipment, and a number of proposed zoning changes and other financial and procedural matters. To review the full warrant online, visit the town’s website,


Call for volunteers to place Memorial Day flags

Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 16, to help place 2,500 flags on the graves of US veterans in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham for Memorial Day observances.


Community beautification day set for May 16

Franklin’s 12th annual Beautification Day will be held downtown on Saturday, May 16.


Town Day celebration returns on May 16

The 26th annual Belmont Town Day — featuring vendors, music, an antique car show, carnival rides, and a petting zoo — will take place Saturday, May 16.


Walking tour will explore town’s history

Ashland’s Historical Commission will hold a walking tour of the town on Saturday, May 16.


Gardening symposium at Garden in the Woods

A May 8 event at Garden in the Woods in Framingham focuses on the history of wild gardens and the integration of native plants in landscapes.


‘Folklorist’ adds Comcast to regional network

“The Folklorist,’’ a regional Emmy Award-winning television series produced by the Newton-based nonprofit NewTV, has been made available on demand to Comcast XFINITY customers throughout New England.


New design for proposed hotel to be unveiled

Watertown residents are invited to a Thursday, May 7, meeting to view a new design for the hotel proposed for 80 Elm St.


Share thoughts on plan shaping town’s future

The Watertown Planning Board and Town Council will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, to gather community input on the town’s proposed comprehensive plan.


State officials to offer update on Mass. Ave. work

State transportation officials will update reconstruction work on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington at a May 14 meeting.


Local birder leads spring bird walk in Wayland

Local birder John Hines will lead a spring bird walk at Lincoln Road Fields in Wayland on Saturday, May 9.


Fair will explore local volunteer roles

Natick will hold a volunteer fair Monday, May 4, at the Community-Senior Center.


Presentation offers help discussing violent images with teens

Two psychologists will discuss how youths interpret and misinterpret violent images available through social media, and how parents can talk with them about what they see, on May 5 at Concord-Carlisle High School.


Two roadway construction projects underway downtown

Two roadway construction projects are underway in Framingham, one involving new underground infrastructure by Eversource Energy, and the other improvements to Route 126 by the state.


Library supporters seek donations for book sale

The Friends of the Boxborough Library is holding a book fair Saturday, May 9, and is seeking donations of sale items beforehand.


New downtown parking set aside for commuters

Belmont is implementing a few changes to public parking in the center of town.


Annual election, Town Meeting sessions this week

Upton’s annual election and two Town Meeting sessions are taking place in the first full week of May.


Elks road race will benefit charities

The Franklin Elks Lodge 2136 will hold its third annual 5K run and walk on May 9 to benefit the local food pantry and the Wounded Warrior Project.


Town seeks help updating open space plan

Weston is looking for residents interested in serving on the newly established Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee.


Bike committee to host May 17 ride

A family-friendly bike tour organized by the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee will take place May 17.


‘Cash mob’ to descend on Newton Highlands

A “cash mob” — an organized group of shoppers — is set to flock to businesses in Newton Highlands on Saturday, May 2.


Sustainable living event during annual Wellesley weekend

An event focusing on new ways to live more sustainably will be held May 16 during Wellesley’s 17th annual Wonderful Weekend.


Watertown senior center plans yard sale

The Watertown Senior Center will hold its annual indoor yard sale Saturday, May 2.


Plans for Newton development expected next month

Formal plans for a mixed-use apartment and retail complex at the Austin Street municipal parking lot in Newtonville


Middlesex Community College to host open house on Bedford campus

Middlesex Community College will host an open house Tuesday, April 28 at its Bedford campus.


Jewish school to move across Framingham

MetroWest Jewish Day School will move to a new Framingham location July 1.


Framingham State University welcomes new president

Framingham State University has scheduled a full week of events to celebrate the inauguration of its 16th president, F. Javier Cevallos.


Work begins on rail trail in Needham

Work began Monday in Needham on the first phase of a rail trail.


Foreign films screening at Acton Town Hall

Three foreign films will be screening at Acton Town Hall over the next few weeks.


Natick receives grant to study downtown cultural assets

Natick has been awarded a $10,000 state grant to conduct an in-depth inventory and analysis of the town center’s cultural assets


Arlington police conduct alcohol compliance checks

Arlington police have conducted 31 compliance checks so far this year, with five violations documented.


Marlborough to hold spring cleanup

Marlborough will hold its spring cleanup Saturday, May 2


West Concord group to discuss open space

The West Concord Advisory Committee will address how to identify, acquire, create, and manage open space at an open house Tuesday, April 28.


Medway plans workshop on updating design guidelines

Medway officials are holding a workshop Tuesday, May 5, on the town’s efforts to update its design guidelines.


Celebrate Horace Mann Day at Franklin Historical Museum

The Franklin Historical Commission will hold a celebration in honor of the education reformer and the town’s most famous son during a special Horace Mann Day on Sunday, May 3.


Town updates 911 to latest technology

Boxborough is the first community in Massachusetts to receive “next generation 911” equipment.