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New Repertory Theatre in Watertown presents “Oliver!,” the classic, intergenerational musical by Lionel Bart and based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.”


Weymouth updating plans for open space and recreation

Weymouth officials are looking for public input into a proposed update of the town’s plans for its open space and recreation facilities.


Gloucester will help seniors get healthy food and exercise

Gloucester recently launched a new program to help the city’s seniors access healthy food and exercise opportunities.


Somerville considers future of vacant Star Market site

The future of the Star Market site on Broadway is the subject of a community meeting in Somerville on Tuesday, Dec. 17.


28-year veteran picked as Manchester-by-the-Sea’s police chief

Manchester-by-the-Sea recently tapped a familiar face to become the new leader of its police department.


Needham is applying to become a Green Community

Needham is seeking to earn state recognition for its efforts to curb its energy use and rely more on renewable sources, a move that could position it to earn new grant funding.


Lexington to offer tours on Revolutionary War in Mandarin

Mandarin Chinese-speaking visitors will soon have the opportunity to learn about Lexington’s role in the Revolutionary War in their native language.


Wellesley to hold public hearing on Morses Pond improvements

Wellesley town officials considering improvements for the Morses Pond beach area and bathhouse will hold a public hearing on Monday.