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Renovations transform Brookline ranch
This 6,600-square-foot home has media and exercise rooms, a pool and cabana all on (mostly) one floor.
Rachel Sweet, a special needs student and double lung transplant recipient, is a top fund-raiser at Indian Hill Music School.
Mansfield names principal as assistant schools chief
The Mansfield School Committee has again tapped an inside candidate as a top administrator with the selection of Teresa Murphy, the principal of the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School, as the new assistant school superintendent.
Manufacturing firm moves from Rockland to East Bridgewater
A Rockland manufacturing firm plans to relocate to East Bridgewater with the help of a local tax break that recently earned state approval.
South Weymouth group to hold meeting on proposed override of tax limit
A South Weymouth neighborhood group is holding an information meeting on July 8 about the proposed Proposition 2 ½ override – the town’s first tax-limit override vote since 1990.
Newburyport’s bond rating lifted to AAA
A Wall Street financial firm has raised the city’s bond rating to AAA, the highest possible municipal bond rating.
New park brings celebration in Quincy
Officials from Quincy and the Army Corps of Engineers recently celebrated the opening of Passanageset Park, located at Broad Meadows Marsh.
Plymouth to host annual fishing competition
Plymouth-area residents can join in an upcoming fishing competition and also hear from a noted expert on great white sharks.
Woburn and UMass Lowell to team up in monitoring streams
University of Massachusetts Lowell students will soon help Woburn detect illegal discharge of pollutants into its water bodies. The city recently accepted an offer by the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers to establish a Stream Team program in Woburn. Starting this fall, two to three student teams will perform water quality tests on some of the 10 major tributaries of the city’s drainage system. Using the data, the teams will work with city officials to identify areas where discharges are occurring and explore how to stop them. Some pilot testing may begin this summer. Participating students include Woburn residents Stephanie Collins and Rebecca Gonsalves. UMass Lowell initiated a similar program with the town of Lexington last year.
Somerville receives ‘All-America City Award’ for helping youth
Somerville was one of 10 communities nationwide — and the only one in New England — to win the award.
Georgetown police warn residents of phone scam
Callers are being told that their power will be shut off if payment is not received via a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.
UMass Lowell finishes eighth in concrete canoe competition
The team also placed third in the “final product” category for the design, engineering, and construction of its canoe.
Swampscott Planning Board seeks interim member
The Swampscott Planning Board is seeking a new interim member of the Planning Board.
Norwood High has a new principal
It is a changing of the guard at Norwood High School as Jonathan Bourn takes over as principal.
Sports complex breaks ground in Winchester
When completed, the complex will include both indoor and outdoor regulation-size fields for year-round play.
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.
Wakefield police appoint family services officer
Officer Amy Toothaker will provide services to individuals and families in need and implement programs to promote a safe community environment.
Wellesley announces summer hours at Town Hall
Summer hours for Wellesley Town Hall will start July 8 and run through Sept. 1.
Salem’s new splash pad to keep kids cool this summer
Salem recently opened a new splash pad at Mary Jane Lee Park, on Prince and Palmer streets.
New trash collection to start in Framingham
Starting the week of July 6, Framingham will be collecting trash using an automated cart system similar to how recycling has been collected.