Local leaders denounce growing inequities in school funding

An outdated school funding formula in Massachusetts is putting a severe strain on district budgets, a panel of school and municipal leaders warned Tuesday.

Suburban Diary

Talking turkey: Big birds can be peckish neighbors

I have a decidedly thorny relationship with the dozen or so wild turkeys who have made my Braintree neighborhood their home for close to two years.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state Lottery be allowed to offer online sales?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

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Blue grass, violin, and winter pops

There are concerts, exhibits, and events gallore around Greater Boston to shake you out of your winter doldrums.

Somerville, MA - 12/6/18 Elaine Shannon (cq), center, kicks up her heels with the rest of the class. Intermediate and advanced tap students take a 90-minute class, at the Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center (cq), with instructor Julia Boynton (cq), left. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: ZoExerciseRegional Reporter: Brion O'Connor

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Fun ways to get fit when it’s frigid outside

Have you thought of tap dancing? Indoor rock climbing? Fat biking through the snow?

06zofood - Pictured, left to right, are Bearco Bites co-owners Heather Reynolds and Melanie Thurston (Nick Cosky Photography)

Turning food into a guilt-free pleasure

Three local businesses strive to offer a delicious solution to the healthy eating conundrum.

Nancy Shohet West says not only is it all right to slow down — it’s fortifying.

GET FIT

For an over-50 runner, moderation is a revelation

I did not imagine the many minor aches and pains that have befallen me over the past year.

Buono Bistro’s Gnocchi features a healthy serving of potato dumplings in a gorgonzola cream sauce perfectly balanced with sautéed mushrooms and spinach.

LOCAL FARE

There’s a taste of the North End in North Andover

“The location is not like on a main street, but I believe when you have good food, and good quality, it makes for a beautiful place,” said Faisal Bazarto, the owner of Buono Bistro.

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FRAMINGHAM

Danforth’s new home is ready for art classes

The Danforth at Framingham State University is set to begin holding art classes on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in newly renovated space.

WELLESLEY

Draft master plan for Elm Bank up for discussion

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society will hold a meeting Jan. 23 with Elm Bank Reservation users and neighbors to discuss a draft master plan.

NATICK

TEDxNatick boasts an array of speakers

Eleven speakers — from a Nobel Laureate in physics to a domestic violence advocate — will be featured at the annual TEDxNatick.

NAHANT

State grants fund fire safety initiatives in Nahant

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services awarded the Nahant Fire Department a pair of grants to fund fire safety programs for children and seniors.

BEVERLY

Restoration begins on Beverly’s historic GAR Hall

The work, expected to take five months, involves restoring the front and side facades of the 19th-century building.

DEDHAM

Dedham gears up for second Martin Luther King celebration

Nearly 500 people came to Dedham’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration last year, and organizers are hoping for a similar turnout for the second on Monday, Jan. 21.

DUXBURY

$2.6 million addition opening at Duxbury Senior Center

The new addition is scheduled to open on Jan. 25 — in time for the annual “black tie bingo” fund-raiser for those who need fuel assistance that will be held on Saturday, Jan 26.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley’s food waste recycling program is now permanent

The program began with 300 participating households and expanded to 600 by the spring of 2018.

ARLINGTON

Arlington forum to focus on proposed $308 million high school

Residents are invited to hear an update on the proposed high school building project at a community forum on Jan. 14.

Turning food into a guilt-free pleasure

Three local businesses strive to offer a delicious solution to the healthy eating conundrum.

BLOTTER TALES

Buyer’s remorse, and a mysterious grenade

A grenade is found in a backyard, shampoo is thrown in a road rage incident, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

LOCAL FARE

There’s a taste of the North End in North Andover

“The location is not like on a main street, but I believe when you have good food, and good quality, it makes for a beautiful place,” said Faisal Bazarto, the owner of Buono Bistro.

Fun ways to get fit when it’s frigid outside

Have you thought of tap dancing? Indoor rock climbing? Fat biking through the snow?

CATCHING UP WITH...Mike McLaughlin

Woburn High football star now strives to serve

Mike McLaughlin, 31, lives in Portland, Maine, where he is managing partner at Southern Maine Rentals and an elder at the Pauper’s Chapel.

HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR TRACK

No hurdle is too high for Jada Johnson

The Sharon High junior won the All-State outdoor title in the pentathlon last June at Fitchburg State University.

Suburban Diary

Talking turkey: Big birds can be peckish neighbors

I have a decidedly thorny relationship with the dozen or so wild turkeys who have made my Braintree neighborhood their home for close to two years.

WEST INFORMER

A fund-raiser, zoning changes, and Edgar Allan Poe

A fund-raiser will take place in support of the daughter of Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy, who died of injuries he sustained while fighting a fire in December.

SOUTH INFORMER

Choir auditions, a piano concert, and a cookbook club

The Pilgrim Festival Chorus in Plymouth is hosting open auditions on Mondays, Jan. 14, and Jan. 21.

NORTH INFORMER

A new hospitality school, backyard bird research, and an extra hand from AmeriCorps

The Lupoli Family School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts is expected to open in downtown Haverhill in 2019.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Blue grass, violin, and winter pops

There are concerts, exhibits, and events gallore around Greater Boston to shake you out of your winter doldrums.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state Lottery be allowed to offer online sales?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

CAMPUS ANGLE

At Williams, Wellesley’s Matt Karpowicz talks and plays a good game

The St. Sebastian’s School grad is a big contributor for the 13-0 Ephs, ranked third in the Division 2 men’s basketball poll.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Brookline High graduate Arinze Obiora netted his third Little East Player of the Week honor this season for the UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball team.

Local leaders denounce growing inequities in school funding

An outdated school funding formula in Massachusetts is putting a severe strain on district budgets, a panel of school and municipal leaders warned Tuesday.

WEYMOUTH

Raises weighed for Weymouth Town Council, mayor, School Committee

A study by the mayor’s office found that Weymouth’s mayor is paid “substantially” less than the average — $143,777 — paid to mayors or town administrators in 21 other Massachusetts communities.

WATERTOWN

Watertown residents can weigh in on parking

Watertown residents are invited to offer their ideas on how to improve parking in the town’s two primary retail centers.

FOXBOROUGH

New fire chief set to take reins in Foxborough

Michael Kelleher starts work on Jan. 18, when Chief Roger Hatfield retires.

SOMERVILLE

New library director appointed in Somerville

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone recently announced Cathy Piantigini as the new director.

MEDFORD

Medford has first new police chief in decades

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke named Detective Lieutenant John D. “Jack” Buckley as Medford’s new police chief.

ANDOVER

Andover public health nurse retires with award

Jane Morrissey, who concluded her 20-year tenure on Dec. 12, was honored by the Massachusetts Health Officers Association with its Public Health Nursing Award.

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Toddler found dead outside N.H. home in bitterly cold weather

Police said the girl may have left the house overnight Monday and then couldn’t get back in. He said the death is not suspicious and ‘‘appears to be a bad accident.’’

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