WEST OF BOSTON

Newton ponders giving elected leaders a raise

A blue-ribbon commission will study pay and other benefits for the mayor, city councilors, and School Committee members.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Total Wine gets license to open in Braintree

The national chain has stores in Burlington, Danvers, Everett, Natick, and Shrewsbury.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville seeks innovators for Urban Lab Initiative

City officials are offering creative thinkers a chance to test out their ideas while helping Somerville meet its challenges.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts support a Constitutional change limiting election spending and establishing that corporations do not have the same rights as humans?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

A teapot-shaped sign hangs outside the door of Suzanne's Victorian Tea Room & Shoppe in Lowell, MA. Suzanne's Victorian Tea Room & Shoppe takes the afternoon tea tradition one step further with Victorian hats, gowns, games, and special events to make everyone feel special. Jon Chase for the Boston Globe

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Care for a scone? Tea rooms offer a cup of comfort

In chaotic times, dainty sandwiches and steaming Earl Grey never tasted so good.

21sobrfwalpole -- Shawna Sullivan, a kicker on the freshman football team at Walpole High School, is the first female football player at the school. (Olivia O'Connell)

WALPOLE

Walpole High has its first female football player

Former soccer player Shawna Sullivan is now a kicker on the freshman team.

21nodine -- A light, garlicky sautŽed blanket of red and yellow grape tomatoes topped a tender, moist cod, paired with a swoon-worthy classic cheese risotto. (Kathy Shiels Tully)

LOCAL FARE

Gogo eat at this seaside treasure in Winthrop

Recreations of classic Italian dishes — freshly made pasta, arancini, red sauce — all come from recipes stored in Roseann Jaworski’s memory.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Halloween parties, a butterfly show, and ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Spooky entertainment abounds in Greater Boston as Halloween approaches.

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NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Michael Brady of Medway, a Worcester Polytechnic senior, was the top NEWMAC runner at the Connecticut College Cross Country Invitational.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Walpole’s Brook Matherson sticking with BC field hockey for final run

She had plans to pursue law school after graduation. But this fall, in her final season of eligibility, she is the only graduate student on the Eagles’ roster

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Brockton NAACP to participate in statewide STEM Week

The Brockton NAACP will host two events at the Brockton Public Library on Oct. 23 and 24 to connect K-12 students with more than 50 STEM organizations and programs.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Total Wine gets license to open in Braintree

The national chain has stores in Burlington, Danvers, Everett, Natick, and Shrewsbury.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Golfers heat up as the weather chills

Nothing cools the determination of Brookline High senior James Imai as he prepares for Tuesday’s Division 1 South tournament at South Shore Country Club.

LOCAL FARE

Gogo eat at this seaside treasure in Winthrop

Recreations of classic Italian dishes — freshly made pasta, arancini, red sauce — all come from recipes stored in Roseann Jaworski’s memory.

Beverly Beckham

Hoping for a therapy dog to stay by Bella’s side

If they can raise the money, a dog would be trained specifically for a 9-year-old girl who suffers from a rare neurodevelopmental disorder.

Care for a scone? Tea rooms offer a cup of comfort

In chaotic times, dainty sandwiches and steaming Earl Grey never tasted so good.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Halloween parties, a butterfly show, and ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Spooky entertainment abounds in Greater Boston as Halloween approaches.

SOUTH INFORMER

Community center grows, band takes top prizes, and youths perform ‘Frankenstein’

In the last decade, the number of families seeking assistance from Interfaith Social Services has nearly doubled, leading the group to seek funding to expand services.

NORTH INFORMER

Art classes for veterans, decluttering workshops, and a grant to help women

The Newburyport Art Association is hosting a series of classes for veterans.

WEST INFORMER

Parading for treats, tavern history, and outdoor art

Children will trick-or-treat as a group through downtown Natick on Saturday, Oct. 27.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts support a Constitutional change limiting election spending and establishing that corporations do not have the same rights as humans?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

BLOTTER TALES

Fugitive ferret caught jaywalking

A ferret is found wandering in Salem, sheep sounds are reported in Bridgewater, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

WEST OF BOSTON

Newton ponders giving elected leaders a raise

A blue-ribbon commission will study pay and other benefits for the mayor, city councilors, and School Committee members.

WALPOLE

Walpole High has its first female football player

Former soccer player Shawna Sullivan is now a kicker on the freshman team.

QUINCY

Hearing planned for former Quincy Medical Center development

The owner of the former hospital site wants to build 598 housing units on the 15-acre property that is being rebranded “The Hill.”

HULL

Hull school officials promote town to realtors

Hull school officials met recently with 20 area realtors to sell them on the town as a good place for families to buy homes because of the schools.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham to purchase all-terrain vehicle for snow grooming

A $29,202 state grant will allow residents to have more fun in the winter.

CONCORD

Concord accepts donation of White Pond land

A Special Town Meeting in Concord voted to accept the donation to the town of a land parcel surrounding a portion of White Pond.

NEWTON

Newton City Council back resolution defending transgender rights

The City Council approved a resolution Monday defending transgender rights ahead of a critical statewide ballot vote that could decide the fate of an anti-discrimination law.

EVERETT

Everett launches campaign to reduce recycling contamination

According to officials, contamination is a growing concern for municipal recycling programs across the state.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville seeks innovators for Urban Lab Initiative

City officials are offering creative thinkers a chance to test out their ideas while helping Somerville meet its challenges.

BOXFORD

Boxford voters to decide on building projects

The Community Center/Council on Aging addition would triple the size of the facility, while the library addition would double the space of the library portion of the town hall/library building.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Bringing history to life the ghostly way

Mass. is haunted by its past — from the Pilgrims’ landing to the Salem Witch Trials to the Revolutionary War.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

At Rockland museum, you can dial up the past

Bells are ringing and lights flashing as you walk into the Rockland Switchboard and Telephone History Discovery Center.

WEST INFORMER

CPR certification, walking for cancer patients, and recognition for stroke care

The Discovery Gala: The Art of Science will help raise funds for the Discovery Museum’s accessible programs on Oct. 20.

SOUTH INFORMER

Actor advocacy classes, homes for vets, and a $30k bike ride

The nonprofit Talking Information Center, which provides reading services to 30,000 people with visually impairments, will host its 40th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 1.

NORTH INFORMER

Rent your backyard to a farmer, and garden at the library

The Somerville Public Library will introduce a community gardening and cooking initiative starting this winter.

SUBURBAN WILDLIFE

Creatures of the night, captured on film as they prowl

Halloween conjures up images of bats and owls. But there are lots of other nocturnal animals.

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