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Developer seeks to expand West Newton 40B plan

Mark Development, which secured approval for a mixed-use affordable housing project in West Newton last summer, is seeking Zoning Board of Appeals approval to add 64 additional apartments and more parking to the site.


Newton schools, CAPS Collaborative partner to continue Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program next year

Newton’s public schools will continue a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program next year after partnering with the Westminster-based CAPS Collaborative to oversee the effort.


Medford asks to prioritize bilingual applicants for 9 police jobs

The Medford Police Department is seeking state approval to prioritize bilingual applicants in hiring nine new officers.

Charlee goes to Weymouth High School with the school resource officer, Ryan Hamacher, as the district’s official community resource dog.

Charlee the community resource dog is a hit in Weymouth classrooms

Students attending Weymouth’s public schools in person this spring are getting to know a new member of the community: Charlee the dog.


Milton rejects using rainy day fund to add school positions

Milton Town Meeting voted against using $351,000 from the town’s Stabilization Fund — the so-called rainy day account — to add six positions in the public schools.


R.I. educator picked as next principal of Somerville High School

Matthew Buchanan, principal since 2019 of Providence’s Hope High School, was selected from among 33 applicants for the post.


Needham library to reopen on limited basis June 1

The Needham Free Public Library will be reopening its doors to the public on a limited basis starting June 1.

Vichet Chum, performing in his show, "KNYUM," at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

A Cambodian American teen becomes a modern-day Kerouac in Lowell play

“Kween,” an upcoming play for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, compares a Cambodian American teen's experience in Lowell to that of its favorite son, author Jack Kerouac.