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Wellesley’s traffic box art program receives $5,000 grant

Wellesley’s traffic box art program, which decorates local intersections across the town, has received a new $5,000 grant from the Al Robinson Fund for the Arts to help it support more artists, according to a statement.

Newton city councilors Susan Albright and Rick Lipof.

Albright, Lipoff reelected to lead Newton City Council

The Newton City Council’s leadership will continue for a second term, after current President Susan Albright and Vice President Rick Lipof were reelected by their colleagues earlier this month.


Grant enables Arlington to buy two electric school buses

Arlington plans to purchase two electric school buses with the help of new federal funding.


Hull Lifesaving Museum to join in annual Christmas bird count

The Hull Lifesaving Museum will take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count by leading groups of birdwatchers around town and recording the species that are spotted.


Bridgewater’s Marathon Park will get a makeover, with new playground equipment

Thanks to an anonymous donor, Marathon Park on Crescent Avenue in Bridgewater will get new playground equipment and surfaces.


Salem offers ‘sneak peak’ of new outdoor center

Salem is offering residents a chance to see the newly completed Forest River Park Outdoor Recreation and Nature Center at a “community sneak peek event” on Saturday, Dec. 18.


Melrose invites residents to help out their neighbors

Melrose residents have several ways to assist local people in need this holiday season.

Children’s theater will ‘break a leg’ with Christmas cabaret

Break A Leg Theater Works’ annual Christmas cabaret will return in person on Dec. 19 after the 2020 show was a virtual production, along with the rest of its performances that year.