Recent headlines from Globe West.


MassBay Community College president to be inaugurated

David Podell will be inaugurated on Thursday, Oct. 6, during an event that will also honor and celebrate student work and faculty achievements.

Framingham group to hold forum on access to mental health services

Framingham residents are encouraged to attend a community forum on racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care.


Newton School Committee renews superintendent’s contract

David Fleishman’s tenure has been extended until 2021.


Seasonal flu clinics and walk-in appointments in Wrentham

The clinics will be held at the Wrentham Senior Center at 400 Taunton St.


Ashland’s early settlers arise on a ‘ghost walk’

Reenactors will bring the early settlers to life during a tour of the Simpson-Jones Burying Ground and Ashland Cemetery.


Franklin workshop set on Charles River Meadowlands

Residents with ideas to further enhance the Charles River Meadowlands are invited to attend.


Marlborough library hosts show on Robert Frost

“An Evening of Frost” is an interactive performance depicting the author’s life and poetry.


Wellesley group holds seminar on teens and depression

Researchers Emily Crain and Tracy Gladstone will share findings from a school-based depression screening program.

Acton-Boxborough rowing team holds event featuring Olympians

Olympic gold medalists Carie Graves and Lauren Schmetterling will be speaking.

Developer to hold open houses for Maynard project

There will be seven open houses from Monday, Sept. 19, through Oct. 3

Concord police hold citizens’ academy

Participants will learn about what officers and dispatchers do on a day-to-day basis.

Wellesley seeks input on Route 9 corridor

A meeting will be held Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for residents to help shape the future of Route 9.

Maynard to hold senior health expo

Seniors will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics and to have medical screenings.


Volunteers sought for Franklin town committees

There are vacancies on the Community Garden Committee, the Cultural Council, and the Council on Aging.


Medway’s townwide yard sale set for Sept. 24

Medway’s townwide yard sale to support the community’s annual Christmas parade and fireworks will be held Saturday, Sept. 24.


Wayland library to update residents on project

The project team will present detailed drawings for a new library building at 207-195 Main St.


Arlington police to hold citizens’ academy

The academy is a free, eight-week educational program designed to offer people an opportunity to learn about the workings of the department.


Framingham to hold hearing on new historic districts

The Framingham Historic District Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Framingham Public Library to discuss the creation of two new single-property local historic districts.


Concord to study Warner’s Pond

Town officials say the pond has been hit with eutrophication, which is affecting the water quality and impairing recreational use.


Bike parade, performances, and more for Ashland Day

Ashland Day, the town’s annual town pride day, will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, in Stone Park.


Workshop on business loans Sept. 15 in Franklin

This seminar will provide information on loan programs and resources available to help both new and established business owners.


Arlington holds meeting on community preservation projects

The meeting is an opportunity for residents to learn more about projects eligible for CPA funds.


Bedford police to hold Coffee With a Cop

Coffee With a Cop began in Hawthorne, Calif. in 2011 as a way for officers to better interact with their community.


Bellingham holds public hearing on proposed municipal electricity aggregation

The program, if adopted, would allow the town to procure electric supply on behalf of residents at negotiated rates.


Resident parking permit to go up for West Concord MBTA commuter lot

The fee will increase from $125 for six months to $150.


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse’s concert season begins in Franklin

The series begins with Canadian singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers.


Maynard receives grant for new ladder truck

The $750,000 grant will cover approximately 75 percent of the cost to replace the department’s 31-year-old vehicle.


Natick seeks residents for new committee

Members are needed for the newly established Community Services Advisory Committee.


Framingham to decide whether to buy golf course

A Special Town Meeting in Framingham will decide whether the town should purchase Millwood Farms Golf Course or let the land be sold to a developer.


Sudbury to hold 9/11 remembrance

The Sudbury community is invited to visit the Sept. 11 Memorial Garden on the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.


Bedford police to issue ‘tickets’ to children for good behavior

Police officers will hand out tickets for a free kid-sized ice cream cone to students who are “caught” doing the right thing.


Officials from California school district to visit Lexington

Representatives will meet with town, school, and Asian community organizations about cultural inclusion and citizen involvement.


Country Club tourney raises funds to aid Brookline youths

Donors at this year’s charity event raised over $66,000, bringing the total value of the Brookline Youth Fund to over $1 million.


Open house at children’s center in Franklin

Applications are currently being accepted for preschool programs and pre-kindergarten programs at the Children’s Center at Dean College.


New I-95 exit open along Needham/Newton line

The exit allows direct access from I-95 directly onto Kendrick Street to head into Needham Crossing and the Wells Avenue office park in Newton.


Newton community policing event set for next month

The first annual “BBQ, Badges, and Ball” will be held in Newton on Sunday, Sept. 18.


Wrentham Day celebration set for Sept. 3

The annual event will feature crafts, games, food, and a 5k road race.


Races planned to support Wayland pond preservation

The 20th annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sept. 18 in Wayland.


Watertown seniors hold ‘Art Sale for Alzheimer’s’

Over 100 art works created by those with dementia will be on sale at The Residence at Watertown Square Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wellesley schools, responding to hate speech, plan event

A Solidarity Family Gathering will be held on the grounds of the Town Hall Green Sunday, Aug. 28.


Wayland to hold citizens’ police academy

The program is designed to teach residents about tasks performed by Wayland officers.


Middlesex Community College receives grant to help veterans

The funding will be used to train college faculty and staff to better understand the unique needs of active military, veterans, and their family members.


Preliminary applications due for Arlington community preservation projects

The deadline for the preliminary application is Oct. 7.


Minuteman towns to vote on new school

The 16 towns in the district will hold a districtwide vote on local funding for a new high school building.


Concord police set up kiosk for disposal of needles

The new kiosk will give residents a convenient way to remove used and unwanted sharps from their homes.


Franklin’s Harvest Stroll registration now open

Booth space is free to partnership business members and costs $75 for nonmembers.


Three lower-cost Norfolk homes to be offered in lottery

An information session and a chance to visit the sites will be held Saturday, Aug. 27.


Lexington to hold citizens’ academy

The free, 10-session course will be held every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 15.


Sudbury holds planning session for rail trail

Residents are encouraged to stop by Town Hall Aug. 25 between 6 and 8 p.m.


Middlesex Community College sets admissions events in Bedford, Lowell

The Bedford session will be held Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Concord Museum receives grant

The museum has been awarded $159,956 by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Meet the solar installer at Medfield event

An evening event aimed at educating Medfield homeowners and businesses about having solar energy systems installed at discounted prices will be held Thursday, Aug. 18.


Registration deadline looms for Franklin primary day

The last day for Franklin residents to register to vote in the Sept. 8 state primary is Friday, Aug. 19.


Concord’s Emerson Hospital holds self-defense class for female teens

The seminar will focus on hands-on self-defense techniques, strategies, and tips for staying safe.


Concord’s Verrill Farm to expand farm stand

The Wheeler Road stand will remain open throughout construction and all summer events and festivals will take place as usual.


Framingham Health Department encourages vaccines

The Framingham Health Department is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.


Wellesley seeks members for planning group

Wellesley is seeking volunteer members for its Unified Plan Steering Committee.


Solar projects almost completed in Wayland

Solar canopies are currently under construction over parking lots at Wayland High School and Wayland Middle School.


Bedford has Board of Health vacancy

Residents interested in filling the position must complete a questionnaire.


Arlington receives funds for sidewalk project

Arlington has received $400,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.


Newton Police Department conducting survey

The online survey is for city residents and business owners to gauge the “attitudes and opinions of those served by our department.”


Workshops on transitioning to college in Franklin

Counselors, college officials, students, and recent graduates will share their experiences and advice.


Multicultural arts festival coming to Ashland

Dragonfly Festival, a free multicultural celebration of the arts, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 8:30 p.m.


Pepperell collects back taxes

Town officials have worked hard to bring in back taxes and become more efficient in the tax collections process.


Two redwoods will be cut down to expand Arlington community garden

The Arlington Conservation Commission has voted to allow the removal of two dawn redwood trees to make way for an expanded community garden at Magnolia Park.


Historical banners added to Watertown Square

Historical figures from Watertown will be featured on pole banners around town.


Ayer offering water and sewer discounts to eligible seniors

The 10 percent discount is available on the quarterly bill for water and sewer use for the first 3,000 cubic feet.


Acton-based Habitat for Humanity to hold golf fund-raiser in Harvard

The Acton-based organization is reaching out to the community for participants in the event and event sponsors to help support the tournament.


Concord testing out LED street lights

After viewing the sample lights, residents are encouraged to fill out a survey.


Framingham forms new school building committee

The committee will oversee the construction of an elementary/middle school in town.