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.
Swampscott Planning Board seeks interim member
The Swampscott Planning Board is seeking a new interim member of the Planning Board.
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.
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.
Lincoln seeks transfer station volunteer coordinator
The Lincoln Recycling Committee is looking for a coordinator to oversee transfer station volunteers.
Applications available in Sudbury for senior and veteran tax relief program
Applications are available at the Sudbury Senior Center for the town’s senior and
veterans tax work-off program.
Concord bans public swimming at White Pond
Public swimming is no longer allowed at White Pond in Concord.
Ashland summer concert series and family films at Stone Park
The Ashland Day Committee is holding a series of free concerts and family-film screenings at Stone Park this summer.
Franklin Food Pantry receives awards for community work
The Franklin Food Pantry has been applauded for addressing the causes of hunger in the community and promoting better nutrition.
Singer Peter Mulvey rallies peers with Confederate flag protest
In the wake of the Charleston, S.C., killings, “Take Down Your Flag” has become a musical call to arms.