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?

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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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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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.

HULL

Nantasket Beach seawall to be done by July

The $2.7 million Nantasket Beach Reservation seawall construction project involved excavating 27,000 cubic yards of existing beach.

ARLINGTON

Arlington will hold forum on Whittemore Park improvements

The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham to hold grand opening for new skate park

The grand opening for the new 10,000 square foot skate park at Farm Pond Park will be held on Thursday, June 21.

NEWTON

Newton to hold Youth Service Awards ceremony June 18

Newton residents who have contributed to local youth work and community service will receive awards from city officials at Newton City Hall on Monday, June 18, at 6:45 p.m.

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