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The Argument: Should the state do more to promote civilian flaggers?

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Beverly Beckham

How a practical book on death turned into a passing fancy

I bought the book “I’M DEAD. NOW WHAT?” the summer before COVID-19. I was in a general store in Bristol, Maine, and there it was, an 8-x-12 behemoth in the self-help section. It spoke to me.


Baby raccoons can turn up where you least expect them

Baby raccoons are rescued from a fireplace in Dedham, an aggressive hawk swoops down and attacks a man in Medfield, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Conservation restriction ensures future of Camp Creighton

The Boys & Girls Club of Lynn’s summer day camp in Middleton has provided thousands of mostly underserved children a refuge to swim, fish, hike, and experience the natural world.

HUD stalls Malden application to fund turf field

The city’s $3.5 million park rehabilitation plan — which ties site decontamination to replacing the natural grass with a synthetic surface — hit a snag on July 21 when the US Department of Housing and Urban Development delayed the request for a $1.2 million loan.

‘It’s the right thing to do.’ Advocates say Newton should tap rescue funds for affordable housing

Amid soaring housing costs across the region, advocates in Newton are calling on Mayor Ruthanne Fuller to tap millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid to help create affordable housing to serve the city’s lower-income residents.

Newton City Council expected to vote on NewCAL project funding Aug. 8

The Newton City Council is expected to meet on Monday, Aug. 8, to discuss funding the proposed Newton Center for Active Living, a project intended to replace the existing senior center in Newtonville.


New Chapman Middle School will be ready for fall

The 252,000-square-foot building will become Weymouth’s only middle school, accommodating all sixth- through eighth-graders, or about 1,470 students.