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A poster memorializing K-9 Kitt was placed at the entrance to the Braintree Police Department.

Memorial service for fallen Braintree K-9 to be held at Gillette Stadium

The services for K-9 Kitt will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday and will be limited to uniformed public safety personnel and invited guests, Braintree police said in a statement. The services are being organized by Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home in Braintree.

At the monthly dad's group in Peabody, Tim Gitau (left) chats with Nate Perreault (right). Dan McGloin is standing in the back.

A fathers’ group forms to share life with an autistic child

The dads’ group came about organically, when two Danvers families met at an outdoor event for parents with children on the spectrum.

Sign maker Billy Crosby, who creates signs for many Concord businesses, is now setting up a museum of signs from the town's history.

In Concord, a museum preserves signs of the times

The signs long stored in sign maker Billy Crosby’s basement have found a new home as the Concord Sign Museum in the halls of Bradford Mill, the office and arts complex that houses his professional workshop.

Should Massachusetts ban competitive suppliers from selling electricity to new residential customers?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

BLOTTER TALES
Members of the Belmont Fire Department helped rescue several ducklings from a storm drain on June 13.

More ducklings are saved

Ducklings are rescued in Belmont, food gets thrown at a house in Watertown, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

A ruby-throated hummingbird hovers near a backyard feeder at a Pembroke home.

Hummingbird, don’t fly away

With beautiful jewel-like iridescent colors, wings that beat in a blur, and amazing maneuverability, hummingbirds seem almost magical.

Michael Mullen works in the garden planted by his wife, Rebecca Sears, the gardening guru for Green Garden Products of Norton.

Norton seed company helps America’s new gardeners grow

Judged an essential business because of its role in food production, Green Garden’s Norton office and order-filling facility remained open throughout the pandemic.

Kayla Mangan and Dom Washington in the Everett LGBTQ+ Youth Space and Resource Center.

Everett center provides a safe space for LGBTQ youths

The Everett LGBTQ+ Youth Space and Resource Center is located within the city-owned former Pope John High School building.