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Exhibits to beat the winter blues

Museums and galleries throughout Greater Boston offer inspiration.

Jerry Pallotta was inspired by childhood days on Peggotty Beach in Scituate to write his first nonfiction children's books about the creatures of the

Scituate children’s author Jerry Pallotta finds inspiration in Peggotty Beach

Jerry Pallotta has written more than 100 nonfiction children’s books, many of them used by teachers.

Michelle (left) and Isabelle Palmer are the owners and operators of Laurel Grove, a home decoration store in Wellesley Square. Molly is the official customer greeter.

As new stores open, Wellesley Square starts hopping again

Amid a revitalization effort, the town is taking steps to ease some restrictions on businesses.

The Trustees have restored this section of Weir Hill Reservation to enhance habitat for a protected species of butterfly and other native pollinators.

Butterflies will get a lift at Weir Hill Reservation in North Andover

The Trustees of Reservations plans to expand its long-term efforts to enhance habitat for a protected species of butterfly and other native pollinators and plants in North Andover.

Needham

Needham to host virtual forum on housing needs

Needham residents have a chance to help the town plan for meeting its future housing needs.

Westford

Haystack Observatory staff will discuss climate change at virtual forum

Area residents can gain some insights about climate change at a special virtual event Thursday, Jan. 27, featuring staff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Haystack Observatory in Westford.

Lynn

Virtual forum in Lynn will answer questions on COVID-19

Lynn is inviting residents and businesses to a Wednesday virtual community forum on COVID-19.

Newton
Anmol Sharma delivered food at the Hamilton Grove Apartments, subsidized low-income housing for seniors, in 2020. Members of Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors deliver groceries with the Newton Food Pantry and the Newton Housing Authority amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Newton Neighbors seeks volunteers for food pantry deliveries

Newton Neighbors is seeking volunteers to help deliver food donations to area pantries and local residents, as well as support the city’s community freedge.