The "fiscal cliff" is the series of automatic US budget cuts and tax increases slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, unless lawmakers can strike a deal on the budget deficit before year's end. The deadline arose out of a deal to end a prolonged standoff over raising the United States debt ceiling in August 2011. Here is a look at the fiscal cliff, by the numbers.
Get to know your neighbors — with a pencil and sketchbook in hand
“Neighbors Drawing Neighbors” will be just one highlight of “Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend,” taking place May 16 and 17.
Raw and roasted nuts of all kinds can be found at Souren Etyemezian’s stores in Watertown and Boston.
Former Endicott College softball star now pitching herself as singer-songwriter
Milton native Jenna Lotti broke Endicott College’s softball pitching record, winning 62 games in her college career. She is out there pitching again, this time trying her hand as a singer-songwriter.
Teens take wheelchair innovations to Washington
Mohammad Sayed of Cambridge and Kaitlin Reed of Dover presented their 3-D printed designs at the fifth White House Science Fair in Washington, D.C.
For Canton window-washing company, it’s safety first
Nardine Bellew founded General Safety Services in Canton, a firm that not only washes windows but also installs anchors into buildings to ensure the safety of workers.
Andover author writes about her preteen life
A sixth grader at Doherty Middle School, Citra Tenore is the author of a 240-page tween novel, “Summer with a Twist,” about the adventures of the fictional Chloe Taliri.
Westwood Town Meeting approves new fire station
Westwood Town Meeting unanimously voted last week to build a new fire station in Islington Center – adding $650,000 to the original $8 million cost to account for higher-than-anticipated bids for the project.
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.
Barrett wins Lynnfield selectman seat after recount
A recount confirmed Christopher Barrett’s victory over Cathleen E. Shea for a selectman’s seat in Lynnfield.
Grants offered for Sharon school enrichment programs
Applications are due June 1 for the Sharon Education Foundation’s annual grants to fund enrichment programs that benefit students in the Sharon public schools.
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.
Tiro unseats Cook on Wakefield School Committee
Rob Tiro has unseated Janine Iengo Cook on the Wakefield School Committee.
Raynham town election brings new faces
Raynham’s recent annual election brought several changes to town boards.
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.
Somerville fire chief Kelleher retires
Somerville Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher is retiring after 37 years with the department
Winchester OK’s its first heritage district
Winchester Town Meeting members approved the addition of a new section on heritage districts to the town’s bylaws April 30, creating at the same time the town’s first such district, in Rangeley Park.
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.
Mass. Memories Road Show to stop in Hingham
Hingham is the next stop on the Mass. Memories Road Show.
Pembroke voters approve tax increases
Pembroke voters gave their approval to two proposed tax increases at the annual town election May 2.