What happened at Bridgewater State Hospital, the state's prison for the mentally ill, on May 4, 2009:
Renovations transform Brookline ranch
This 6,600-square-foot home has media and exercise rooms, a pool and cabana all on (mostly) one floor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robotic leads, convoluted plot weigh down latest ‘Terminator’
“Terminator: Genisys” is a brain-cramp disguised as a summer blockbuster. It’s entertaining but, more often than not, simply exhausting.
For Ceremony, alienation as communal experience
The California quintet Ceremony split its show on Sunday night at Cuisine en Locale between older expressions of rage and nuanced material from a recent album.
‘Magic Mike XXL’ is short on plot, long on beefcake
The sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie is missing the original director, half the original cast, a plot, a script, and most of the wit.
Philip Guston’s influence assessed at Steven Zevitas Gallery
The influence of Guston, who in the late 1960s abandoned Abstract Expressionism for angry, neurotic, and cartoonish images, is assessed.
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus finds triumph, conflict in Istanbul
The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus was turned away by riot police in Turkey during Pride celebrations.
Brendan Pelley of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ at opening of new Children’s Hospital food court
There were a few familiar faces at the opening Monday of Boston Children’s Hospital’s new food court.
Boston 2024 wants huge tax break for Widett Circle deal
The hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks would probably be the largest deal of its kind in the city’s history.