SOUTH OF BOSTON

Fate of Quincy housing proposal in state’s hands

Developers hoping to build a 40-unit housing development near the Wollaston MBTA station are waiting on a decision, possibly this summer, from the state’s Housing Appeals Committee,

COLLEGE BOUND

Hey, high schoolers. Try to be a little lazy this summer.

Counselors say summer is a good time for students to continue pursuing their academic or extracurricular interests but also have some down time with friends.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts divest its pension fund from fossil fuel companies?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

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Suburbanites are living on the wild side

Can we coexist with the turkeys, coyotes, deer, and other critters that visit or reside in our neighborhoods?

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Celebrate Father’s Day at Stone Zoo, head to the deCordova’s second annual Park Fest, and savor the annual Ice Cream Festival at Bird Park.

OUT OF THE PAST

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For 11 generations, the descendants of Francis Plumer played an active role in the region. Now the contents of the family homestead are being sold.

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SUBURBAN DIARY

Summer reading? It’s time to close the book on that.

While I wanted in from a young age, the bedraggled girl with her nose pressed to the candy shop window, I knew it was not for the likes of me. It was for the affluent.

Flock from Bible Belt arrives to help raise Chinese church ​

A group of 135 volunteers, many from Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina, framed the future home of the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Lowell in Chelmsford this month.

Historic homes to visit in Greater Boston

From the birthplace of presidents to the room where an American classic was written, the region has a wealth of places worth visiting.

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Be a Red Sox for a day, attend a tea ceremony, dance like it’s 1776

The Boston Red Sox will bring the Fenway Park experience to the Danvers Family Festival at Plains Park on Saturday, June 30.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts reinstate the death penalty for those who murder police officers?

Read two views, then vote in our informal poll.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Peperell’s Tyler McLaren, a SHNU magna cum laude graduate and cross country runner, was named the Northeast-10 Man of the Year.

WEST INFORMER

Fighting breast cancer, open space in Medway, and RoboGirls

The statewide “Against the Tide” events at Hopkinton State Park raised $46,553 for breast cancer prevention.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts drop tuition and fees for in-state students at its public colleges and universities?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

SOUTH INFORMER

A craft-making class, honors for a school’s past graduates, and a harbor cleanup

Take a piece of the beach home with you when you attend Bridgewater Library’s seascape window workshop.

BLOTTER TALES

Where the animals own the streets

A man reports a new kind of gaming loss, a groundhog loiters on the stoop of someone’s house, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Bringing special athletes into the game

MIAA associate director Peter Smith discusses the group’s efforts to involve more students with intellectual disabilities as athletes.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD

Boosted by local clubs, young runners getting a leg up on life

For 14-year-old Peyton Rollins, holder of several national records, a key move was joining the Cambridge Jets Youth Track Club when she was 8.

LOCAL FARE

Razor clam stuffies, anyone? How about lobster corn dogs, or seafood potage?

Towneship stresses locally sourced food supplies for its menu, which chef and co-owner Chandra Gouldrup says reflects “heritage New England cuisine with a twist.”

BEVERLY

Beverly will host meeting on future of Briscoe Middle School

The 93-year-old Sohier Road building originally served as the city’s high school before being converted later to its middle school.

MALDEN

Online fundraiser looking to support public art in Malden

The Malden ARTLine would feature murals, sculptures, and pocket parks at “hubs” situated alongside Malden’s section of the Northern Strand Community Trail.

SALEM

Salem residents can offer input on short-term rentals ordinance

The new ordinance is aimed at providing more comprehensive rules governing these types of rental units.

HINGHAM

Hingham jewelers gives young widow a $1,000 shopping spree

The family-owned jewelry store celebrated its 70th year in business with a random act of kindness.

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth Harbor dredging project to begin this fall

The work is expected to be finished in time for 2020 celebration of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower.

WALPOLE

Walpole school community forms anti-bullying group

The Safe Schools Initiative Committee was formed in response to community outrage over a bullying incident at Walpole High School.

CONCORD

Recreational marijuana businesses are banned in Concord

Voters in a special election June 12 approved a bylaw prohibiting any recreational marijuana-related businesses, including retailers, testing facilities, and product manufacturers.

NATICK

Natick’s new town administrator has first day

Melissa Malone, who had been chief operating officer for Providence since last August, was named by selectmen in March to succeed Martha White.

NEWTON

Newton eyes ballot question to ban recreational marijuana sales

A proposed November ballot question would give them a chance to block commercial sales of recreational marijuana in the city.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts divest its pension fund from fossil fuel companies?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

THE INFORMER

An island fund-raiser, a low-vision support group, and helping the turkey count

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs surrounding Boston.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state lower its sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

As they move on, 3 high school athletes called irreplaceable

Andrew Brooks of Millis, Tori Adams of Lynn Classical, and Jake Barry of Archbishop Williams lifted their teams.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Westwood’s Kyle Darrow, a Northeastern long jumper, earned first team All-American honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships June 7.

BLOTTER TALES

Baby seen drinking beer at a sports bar

A toddler is seen imbibing an adult beverage, a man climbs into a Dunkin’ Donuts shop through the drive-through window, and other odd tales from local police departments.

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Zoo animals, an outdoor festival, and ice cream help kick off summer

Celebrate Father’s Day at Stone Zoo, head to the deCordova’s second annual Park Fest, and savor the annual Ice Cream Festival at Bird Park.

COLLEGE BOUND

Hey, high schoolers. Try to be a little lazy this summer.

Counselors say summer is a good time for students to continue pursuing their academic or extracurricular interests but also have some down time with friends.