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A chance to squawk about aircraft noise

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It’s not your imagination. The noise from aircraft really has gotten worse over Medford.

At least that’s the view of Medford officials, who have invited residents to a public meeting about the problem on Monday at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

City officials say aircraft noise has increased over Medford and surrounding communities because of the growth and modernization of Logan International Airport. Complaints have prompted the Federal Aviation Administration and the Massachusetts Port Authority to study possible changes.

A medical marijuana dispensary is set to hold its grand opening in Georgetown on Monday. Healthy Pharms joins two other dispensaries in the area, one operated by Alternative Therapies Group in Salem and the other by Patriot Care Corp. in Lowell.


Middleton will become the place to play if residents vote on funding for the $3.6 million Natsue Way Recreation Area project. The project needs approval at Town Meeting on Tuesday and in the townwide election May 15. In addition to a soccer field, baseball field, multiuse field, two playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts, there would be walking paths, fitness stations, and ice skating.

Brookline will hold a “Changing of the Bard” gathering on Thursday at 7 p.m. to introduce the town’s third poet laureate. Zvi A. Sesling is the author of two volumes of poetry, “King of the Jungle” and “Fire Tongue.” The event takes place at Brookline Village Library, Hunneman Hall.

On Saturday, the Abigail Adams Historical Society and the Hingham Public Library will present “Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom: Exploring Local African-American Historic Sites.” The panel discussion takes place at the library from 3 to 5 p.m.

You can tiptoe through the trilliums all week long at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham. The botanical garden’s Trillium Week lasts through Saturday and features tours, music, and workshops. Plants are also available for sale. For more information, go to www.newenglandwild.org.


Leslie Anderson can be reached at leslie.anderson@globe.com.