Brookline businesses work to become senior-friendly

BrooklineCAN encourages seniors to patronize businesses that are sensitive to their needs.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Star-worthy dogs, outdoor music, and country rap

Art, theater, music, and family events fill out the calendar in Greater Boston this coming week.

THE ARGUMENT

Should cities and towns ban plastic straws?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

20summerclassical Leonard Bernstein conducting a rehearsal in one of the Tanglewood barns, ca 1971 (Photograph by Heinz Weissenstein, Whitestone Photo, BSO Archives). Photo credit: Heinz Weissenstein Image courtesy of BSO Archives.

Heinz Weissenstein/BSO Archives

NORTH OF BOSTON

In Lawrence, a 100th bravo for Leonard Bernstein

His hometown will celebrate the composer’s legacy with a reprise of “West Side Story.”

07/20/2018 Marshfield Ma - The Ferry Hill Day Camp has beautiful views of marsh area. This may be the last Summer for the camp.Reporter:Topic

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Trying to preserve a camp tradition in Marshfield

Supporters vow to keep the program going — even after the YWCA of Cambridge put the property up for sale.

05zobernsteinsuburbs -- Leonard Bernstein with parents, Samuel and Jennie, and sister, Shirley, ca. 1935. Photographer unidentified. (Library of Congress, Music Division)

From humble beginnings to Leonard Bernstein the legend

As Bernstein’s immigrant parents ascended the economic ladder, their musical son chased a dream of his own.

12wedine -- El Rinc—n de Moody's splits its menu between tacos and barbecue, including the burnt ends sandwich with jalape–o slaw and pickled jalape–os. (Nina Gallant)

LOCAL FARE

El Rincón de Moody’s: A tale of two tailgate favorites

“When I said we should put barbecue and tacos on the menu, people laughed,” recounted Joshua Smith, chef-owner of the Waltham restaurant. “I said, ‘What’s the difference? It’s smoked meat.”

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NEWTON

Newton to hold hearing on Upper Falls development Sept. 25

Developers are proposing 822 apartments, including 123 affordable units, plus 193,000 square feet of office space and 237,000 square feet of retail space.

From humble beginnings to Leonard Bernstein the legend

As Bernstein’s immigrant parents ascended the economic ladder, their musical son chased a dream of his own.

WALPOLE

Walpole student files lawsuit over bullying claims

According to the lawsuit, one of the alleged bullies attacked the girl at Walpole High on June 1, leaving her with a concussion and ongoing symptoms that have left her “isolated, depressed, alone and afraid.”

PLYMOUTH

Groundbreaking set for Plymouth apartment complex

The 303-unit apartment complex at Cordage Park is the first phase of a planned large development designed to revitalize the North Plymouth area.

STOUGHTON

Stoughton receives $586,000 for downtown makeover

Four businesses in Stoughton will get full facelifts to their signage and facades, and 10 businesses will get sign-only projects.

NATICK

Natick wins state approval to build rail trail

Construction could start as early as spring 2019 and should take about two years.

ARLINGTON

Arlington receives grant to curb energy use

The $210,290 grant, awarded through the state’s Green Communities program, will go toward four different initiatives to be undertaken in the coming year.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Dredging of Manchester-by-the-Sea harbor complete

The yearlong, $1.5 million project involved the removal of 4,676 cubic yards of underwater sedmient, restoring the depth of the harbor to a minimum of eight feet at low tide.

SALEM

Grant to help Salem treat stormwater at Winter Island Park

In partnership with Salem Sound Coastwatch, the city plans to construct three systems to capture and treat stormwater runoff at Winter Island Park.

MERRIMAC

Merrimac selectmen name new fire chief

First hired as a firefighter in 1980, newly appointed chief Larry Fisher worked his way up the ranks.

NEWTON

Newton seeks poll workers for upcoming election season

Poll workers need to be enthusiastic, energetic, and “passionate about civic involvement,” according to a statement on the city’s website.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

Hockey Night is the showcase for aspiring girls’ skaters

The 24th annual tourney at Essex Sports Center attracted 300 players from the Bay State and beyond.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Star-worthy dogs, outdoor music, and country rap

Art, theater, music, and family events fill out the calendar in Greater Boston this coming week.

Brookline businesses work to become senior-friendly

BrooklineCAN encourages seniors to patronize businesses that are sensitive to their needs.

THE ARGUMENT

Should cities and towns ban plastic straws?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

NORTH OF BOSTON

In Lawrence, a 100th bravo for Leonard Bernstein

His hometown will celebrate the composer’s legacy with a reprise of “West Side Story.”

BRAINTREE

Police activity declines after closure of Motel 6 in Braintree

The Board of Health revoked the motel’s operating license last year after a local police officer was shot in the head by a motel guest who then fatally shot himself.

Marblehead inventors make a splash with driverless boat

The firm founded by Buddy Duncan, 63, and James (Jigger) Herman, 54, is testing out an unmanned, solar-powered research boat.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Norton’s Shannon Johnson won the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur title with a 3-and-2 win over Claire Sheldon.

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY

Medway field hockey squad sticks together for summer sessions

Reigning Tri-Valley League MVP Mackenzie Quigley and Mustang teammates focus on prepping for fall season.

SOUTH INFORMER

Ice princesses, ‘Recovery Rocks,’ and cycling for food

The Children’s Museum in Easton is keeping it chilly with a “Frozen”-themed event for kids on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

NORTH INFORMER

Citizenship ceremony, dinner in a gallery, and beach wildlife

A judge will administer the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to 35 people at The House of the Seven Gables in Salen on Aug. 15.

WEST INFORMER

Multicultural Day, a farm walk, and a bookmobile

A raffle will be held for “Hamilton” tickets. Proceeds will help rebuild a public library in Puerto Rico that was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

CONCORD

Concord awarded grant for green energy

The state Department of Energy Resources awarded the town a $116,557 grant through its Green Communities program.

AMESBURY

Uniform returned to Amesbury family of WWII veteran

Using information stamped inside the uniform, and online archives, a war memorabilia enthusiast determined whom it belonged to and how to track down his family.

NORTH INFORMER

Celebrating Italian traditions, a new apple orchard, and waterfront fun

Malden will celebrate Italian heritage at a weekend festival starting Friday, Aug. 10.

COHASSET

Demolished 225-year-old Cohasset home will be replaced

Cohasset residents expressed concern about the demolition, but town officials say it will be replaced by a building that looks essentially the same.

FRAMINGHAM

Bond bill provides funds for MassBay health center

The new center would provide the college with a permanent presence in Framingham.

ARLINGTON

Arlington to launch pilot plan to improve bus transit

Arlington residents have a chance to learn about a pilot plan to improve bus service on the town’s stretch of Massachusetts Avenue at a public hearing Aug. 15.

ROWING

Belmont’s Casey Reed finds her stroke

She’s one of three local athletes who are heading to the Junior World Rowing Championships in Prague.