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MassDOT to hold public hearing on I-95, MassPike interchange project

The state Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public hearing Thursday, Aug. 18, on a highway project that will include the replacement of five bridges in the area of the Newton and Weston border.


Braintree Town Council clears way for marijuana business

The Braintree Town Council approved a zoning change that clears the way for a minority-owned marijuana business to apply for permission to open a cultivation and processing facility with delivery service.


Weymouth scavenger hunt to benefit food pantry

The Wicked Weymouth Scavenger Hunt, a team event designed to rally local pride and raise money for the local food pantry, returns to town the morning of Sept. 10.

Newton City Council approves funding to replace senior center with larger facility

The Newton City Council voted Monday night to fund the proposed Newton Center for Active Living, which will replace the existing senior center in Newtonville with a new, larger facility.

West of Boston

Three police departments team up with crisis clinician

The Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham departments are deploying a crisis clinician to accompany officers on calls involving people with mental health or substance abuse issues.


Grant to help Somerville schools boost support for LGBTQ students

Somerville will be able to increase support for its LGBTQ students through a recent grant.


Salem to spend $9 million in federal funds on affordable housing

Salem is investing new federal funds to expand affordable housing opportunities in the city.

Newton to gather public feedback on proposed zoning changes for village centers

Newton officials will launch a community engagement effort starting next month to gather public feedback on proposed zoning changes for the city’s village centers.