Don’t want to smoke it? Drink it

A pair of entrepreneurs hope to brew cannabis-infused beverages north of Boston in Georgetown.

Developer’s Riverside plan triggers debate in Newton

A developer’s mixed-use proposal near Route 128 has prompted the city to launch its own “visioning process” for the area.

Brockton apartments give new hope to those who have been homeless

Montello Welcome Home Again was built by Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts stop allowing unions to donate up to $15,000 to individual candidates?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

Lawrence, MA 01-08-19: A photo by Craig Gibson titled

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Lawrence has an art show to crow about

The Essex Art Center has dedicated its galleries to the thousands of crows that roost in the city each winter.

Closing college enrollment gaps, one young man at a time

100 Males to College works with local communities to increase college access, enrollment, and retention for low-income students and students of color.

Big Bear Cafe has a 14-seat space, a big chalkboard menu, a community bulletin board, and plenty of light.

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Take a shot with this espresso bar cafe in Dedham

Big Bear Cafe + Espresso Bar offers carefully crafted espresso drinks, teas, and something good to eat.

20nocalendar -- ÒWhatÕs Cooking,Ó acrylic on canvas by Leslie Graff, is on exhibit along with work by five other female artists in ÒA WomanÕs WorkÉInterior/Exterior ExplorationÓ at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market St. in Lowell, through March 3. (Leslie Graff)

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Women’s work, four-handed piano, and CATpella

“A Woman’s Work . . . Interior/Exterior Exploration” is on exhibit at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell.

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Developer’s Riverside plan triggers debate in Newton

A developer’s mixed-use proposal near Route 128 has prompted the city to launch its own “visioning process” for the area.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Masconomet gymnasts keep winning — and cheering each other on

Some teams strive for perfection. Others emphasize winning above all. But for the Masconomet girls’ gymnastics team, the only recipe is putting forth one’s best effort and having fun.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts stop allowing unions to donate up to $15,000 to individual candidates?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Penny for your memories? Treasure your coins for now

Penny for your memories? Treasure your coins for now

BLOTTER TALES

Hawk goes looking for bargains

A hawk gets trapped inside a store, a woman breaks the windows of a police station, and other odd takes from local police blotters.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Wellesley’s Ben Cluff was on point on the court and in classroom

The Raiders’ first 1,000-point career scorer, he is now a principal of an equity firm after earning Harvard degree.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe Local: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Marnelle Garraud is averaging 10.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game as a freshman guard at Boston College.

CAMPUS ANGLE

At Northeastern, Milton’s Ryan Shea all business on defense

A Chicago Blackhawks draftee, the 21-year-old is a swift puck-moving defenseman with a team-leading 37 blocked shots.

Lawrence has an art show to crow about

The Essex Art Center has dedicated its galleries to the thousands of crows that roost in the city each winter.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Women’s work, four-handed piano, and CATpella

“A Woman’s Work . . . Interior/Exterior Exploration” is on exhibit at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell.

LOCAL FARE

Take a shot with this espresso bar cafe in Dedham

Big Bear Cafe + Espresso Bar offers carefully crafted espresso drinks, teas, and something good to eat.

WEST INFORMER

Concert series kickoff, used book sale, and a day of service

The ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Day of Service will be held in Waltham at Brandeis University.

SOUTH INFORMER

Legos, virtual-reality zombies, and spirit awards

Gamers are invited to vanquish as many zombies as possible in a new virtual-reality arcade game in Kingston.

NORTH INFORMER

Robot art, bird-watching, and MLK celebration

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored in Somerville during a celebration Monday, Jan. 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

Brockton apartments give new hope to those who have been homeless

Montello Welcome Home Again was built by Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

Closing college enrollment gaps, one young man at a time

100 Males to College works with local communities to increase college access, enrollment, and retention for low-income students and students of color.

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.

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