Thomas J. Lynch started as a patrol officer there in 1996.
Thomas J. Lynch started as a patrol officer there in 1996.
Members are charged with reviewing and approving subdivisions, site plans for new construction or significant changes to existing structures.
The Franklin Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the 2015-2016 season Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin Senior Center.
The 34th annual Wrentham Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the town common.
A Winchester company specializing in behavioral health care has purchased 7.5 acres of land from MassDevelopment at 85 Patton Road in Devens and plans to build a 104-bed treatment center there.
Patches of an invasive aquatic plant have been found in a stretch of the Nashua River that runs through the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge in Devens.
The Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Historical Commission are teaming up to hold a “scanning party” at the library Monday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
The inaugural Franklin Youth Hockey Association carnival will be held at the Fletcher Field tennis courts Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Commuters can park their cars at several locations and ride their bikes from there.
The state Legislature restored $500,000 in funding to the fiscal 2016 state budget that will be used to help mitigate overcrowding in Ashland’s schools.
A presentation and discussion on prescription opioid abuse and heroin use will be held Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in Franklin High’s auditorium.
There are a limited number of openings at Franklin’s O’Regan Early Childhood Development Center for the 2015-2016 school year.
Framingham town officials are seeking comment on a proposal to create a Corporate Innovation District near the Southborough line that includes the 9/90 Corporate Center.
Purchases from the city’s largest stores can no longer be packed in thin plastic check-out bags, under a citywide ban that starts Thursday, July 30.
Watertown’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved a developer’s request to turn the current Verizon site at 480 Arsenal St. into a 185,000-square-foot office complex.
Hopkinton’s Emergency Management Team is hosting a presentation on its hazard mitigation plan Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall.
A limited number of farmers’ market coupons will be distributed at the Upton Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m.
The town of Plainville has contracted with Northeast Revaluation Group LLC to reevaluate all real estate in town as required by law.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band will perform at the Franklin Senior Center on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m.
With summer in full swing, Janet Hamilton’s guide explores organizations throughout Greater Boston where young children and teens can volunteer.
Former Watertown police sergeant Joseph Deignan, whose pension was taken away by local officials after he pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in 2013, had it restored by a Framingham District Court judge in June.
The Upton Police Department will offer personal safety courses for children ages 5 to 10 from Aug. 24 to 28.
The first Franklin Cultural Festival will be held July 29 through Aug. 2 in various locations in downtown Franklin.
Wellesley’s Planning Board is seeking candidates for its vacant associate-member position.
The Framingham-based Autism Alliance of MetroWest has received a Foundation for MetroWest grant to hire a bilingual staff member to assist Spanish-speaking families.
Bedford Green apartments, a new affordable 70-unit housing development, will provide permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans, primarily age 55 and older.
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.
The Ashland Day Committee is holding a series of free concerts and family-film screenings at Stone Park this summer.
Summer hours for Wellesley Town Hall will start July 8 and run through Sept. 1.
The Lincoln Recycling Committee is looking for a coordinator to oversee transfer station volunteers.
Applications are available at the Sudbury Senior Center for the town’s senior andveterans tax work-off program.
Groton is seeking a resident to serve on the Park Commission.
Starting the week of July 6, Framingham will be collecting trash using an automated cart system similar to how recycling has been collected.
Public swimming is no longer allowed at White Pond in Concord.
The Franklin Food Pantry has been applauded for addressing the causes of hunger in the community and promoting better nutrition.
This section of the rail trail will go 4.9 miles through Westford, Carlisle and Acton.
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.
The Fuller Middle School in Framingham is one of 15 schools throughout the state that will receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants.
A public-private initiative to help raise money for the rehabilitation of the track and field at Wellesley High School is underway.
Arlington will raise the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco and nicotine delivery products to 21 on July 1, the final phase in a three-year step-up plan.
Westborough’s Veterans Advisory Board is seeking a qualified resident to fill a vacancy on the five-member board.
Maynard is holding a forum at 7 p.m. July 1 to collect opinions on the town’s housing needs.
Registration is open for the Thoreau Society’s annual gathering, which will take place July 9 to 12 in Concord.
Medway officials will hold a July 8 community meeting to inform residents and members of the local business community of the progress being made on its design review guidelines.
A community vigil for the people of Charleston, S.C., will be held on the steps outside the War Memorial at Newton City Hall on Tuesday, June 30, at 6 p.m..
Franklin is looking for residents to serve on a variety of town boards and committees.
Boston 2024 is holding a community meeting at Boston College Wednesday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. to get feedback from area residents about plans to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston.
Once a month throughout the summer, Brookline is teaming with the Boston School of Boabom to offer free guided meditation sessions at town parks.
Watertown’s Zoning Board of Appeals will consider two large-scale developments at its 7 p.m. meeting on June 24.
Natick will hold a ceremony next month renaming Kansas Street in honor of the late Major General Harold J. Greene.
The seventh annual Lexington Citizens’ Academy will begin Sept. 15 and will feature 11 evening sessions.
“The Folklorist,’’ an acclaimed history show locally produced at NewTV and seen on cable networks across the country, won four Boston/New England Emmy awards handed out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a May 30 ceremony in Boston.
George M. Clement has been named assistant principal for admissions at Minuteman High School in Lexington.
New summer hours have started at the Acton Memorial Library, which will be closed on Sundays until early September.
The Lincoln-based Food Project will again host a team for the Ride for Food, to be held Sept. 20.
Two members of the Sudbury Board of Selectmen will be available to meet with the public between 7 and 8 p.m. June 30 at the Flynn Building.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded a $500,000 matching grant for a new visitors center at the Old Manse in Concord.
The nonprofit Care Dimensions is working to gain support in Waltham for a hospice facility it wants to build there.
The summer concert series at Kiwanis Beach is underway. Performances will take place at 6 p.m. most Thursdays through July.
The Franklin Farmers Market will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 30 on the downtown common.
On June 18, Waltham will begin operating a free trolley on Thursday to Saturday evenings to shuttle downtown visitors between parking lots and popular destinations, according to Mayor Jeannette McCarthy’s office.
In honor of Olympic Day, Zeta Fencing in Natick will offer a free class on the sport Friday, June 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge will officially kick off at the Street Chestnut Hill on Route 9 at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16.
Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon June 27 in Pepperell to help scout and pull water chestnuts, an invasive exotic weed, from the Nashua River.
The Maynard Police Department has achieved state certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.
A public forum to go over details of a recent traffic study for the Main Street and Harrington Avenue intersection in Concord will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center.
Westborough is seeking a qualified resident to fill a vacancy on the town’s three-member Board of Health.
Framingham residents have an opportunity to learn more about the town’s police detectives during an upcoming “Coffee with the Chief.’’
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 to update residents on the Cambridge-Arlington improvements at routes 2 and 16.
The plan resolves a federal complaint filed by the Supporters of Engine 6, which supported a 2013 proposal to build similar housing in Waban.
Retired Pollard Middle School principal and current School Committee member Joseph P. Barnes takes over after the sudden resignation of former principal Jonathan Pizzi.
Wellesley College’s sale of a parcel of land to the town has been completed and officials will now focus on determining future uses for the so-called North 40 property off Weston Road.
A pair of local American Legion posts will hold their annual 5-mile scholarship run Saturday, June 20, starting at 8 a.m. at Medway High School.
The Franklin Senior Center will host an information session on volunteer opportunities to aid veterans and active-duty military personnel Wednesday, June 17, at 1 p.m.
The MetroWest Health Foundation recently announced its approval of $1.1 million in health-related grants to 18 organizations west of Boston.
The former Evergreen Solar manufacturing facility in the Devens area has been sold to an undisclosed buyer for about $36 million.
A public hearing will be held before the Watertown Town Council on Monday, June 8, about proposed zoning changes sought by athenahealth Inc.
Tickets are still available for the 17th annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum featuring actor, director, and philanthropist William Shatner at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The Boxborough Littleton Solar Initiative will be hold two “meet the installer’’ events for community residents in June.
The Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association, working with several local community partners, is holding a community forum, “Framingham Coming Together,’’ to affirm that black lives and all lives matter.