NORTH AND WEST OF BOSTON

‘E-bikes’ join Lime’s bicycle sharing fleet

Electric pedal-assist bikes have been added in nine communities outside Boston.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Owner complains about Brockton taking building

The Brockton Redevelopment Authority is taking one of the city’s tallest downtown buildings by eminent domain and plans to sell it to a private developer to renovate for housing and shops.

NORTH OF BOSTON

Paths, park, and pavilion unveiled in Winthrop

The project aimed at enhancing public access to the town’s portion of Belle Isle Marsh.

THE ARGUMENT

Should cities abolish their school committees?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

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‘Little Women’ is turning 150. Here’s where the story began

Fans still flock to Orchard House, the Concord home where Louisa May Alcott wrote her novel.

16noprison -- From left, Sheriff Kevin Coppinger and Director of Food Services Kathy Lawrence from Essex County Sheriff's Department meet with Program Director Kate Benashski, Carlos Zagada and Josiel Cabrera from Haven From Hunger on the Farm at the Essex County Pre-Release Center in Lawrence. (William Raynard/Essex County Sheriff's Department

NORTH OF BOSTON

Pre-release inmates get fresh outlook working on the farm

Inmates in Lawrence run a 6-acre farm that produces over 30,000 pounds to feed other inmates and the wider community.

23socalendar -- Four vintage World War II aircraft will be available for tours at Plymouth Municipal Airport and at Norwood Memorial Airport. (The Collings Foundation)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Vintage planes, pet fest, and an ode to a turtle

Events for individuals and families abound in Greater Boston this week.

23zofine - Blueberry pie made with fresh fruit and the owner's mother's award-winning pie-crust recipe. (Sharon Brody)

LOCAL FARE

Drive-By Pies well worth stopping by

When Fran Kolenik’s West Roxbury bakery closed, locals called out for their favorite pies for the holidays — and the owner responded.

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WEST INFORMER

A mill talk, bug photography, and a Girl Scout award

The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham will host a mill talk with photographer Steve Dunwell on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

SOUTH INFORMER

A Halloween costume drive, a new children’s room, and a three-course dinner

Quincy-based Interfaith Social Services is holding a Halloween costume drive through Oct. 15.

NORTH INFORMER

A haunted trail, ‘Witch City’ film festival, and shedding light on domestic violence

Somerville will host the annual candlelight vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Davis Square at Statue Park Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

‘Little Women’ is turning 150. Here’s where the story began

Fans still flock to Orchard House, the Concord home where Louisa May Alcott wrote her novel.

NORTH OF BOSTON

Pre-release inmates get fresh outlook working on the farm

Inmates in Lawrence run a 6-acre farm that produces over 30,000 pounds to feed other inmates and the wider community.

THE ARGUMENT

Should cities abolish their school committees?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Medway’s Trevor Davock looks to come back strong at BC after ankle surgeries

Davock redshirted his 2017 season at Boston College, and after a grueling spring and summer of rehab, is ready to take on the ACC again.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Vintage planes, pet fest, and an ode to a turtle

Events for individuals and families abound in Greater Boston this week.

BLOTTER TALES

A bronze book thief is sought in Hull

A beloved sculpture is vandalized, a group of ghost hunters get in trouble, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

NORTH AND WEST OF BOSTON

‘E-bikes’ join Lime’s bicycle sharing fleet

Electric pedal-assist bikes have been added in nine communities outside Boston.

LOCAL FARE

Drive-By Pies well worth stopping by

When Fran Kolenik’s West Roxbury bakery closed, locals called out for their favorite pies for the holidays — and the owner responded.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Owner complains about Brockton taking building

The Brockton Redevelopment Authority is taking one of the city’s tallest downtown buildings by eminent domain and plans to sell it to a private developer to renovate for housing and shops.

NORTH OF BOSTON

Paths, park, and pavilion unveiled in Winthrop

The project aimed at enhancing public access to the town’s portion of Belle Isle Marsh.

Beverly Beckham

Losing against my grandson, and loving it

Right now he’s beating me in a “Words with Friends 2” game by 66 points. I have only four letters left. It’s his turn.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Emily Carens, a Worcester State senior from Northborough, was the MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Week.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Newburyport runner Jack Carleo follows brother’s path to Providence College

Running is a family affair. Their father, Tom, ran at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts and later competed in the 1,500 meters in the 1988 US Olympic Track & Field trials.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Fall season’s a balancing act for high school swimmers

Between practice, schoolwork, and more swimming with club teams, top stars such as Andover’s Mia Galat and Emily Clements don’t have much down time.

NORTH INFORMER

Women’s empowerment, a night hike for teens, and toddlers in the wild

The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore will kick off a speaker series on Wednesday, Sept. 26, with Grammy-nominated performer Alexandra Silber.

WEST INFORMER

Antiques for sale, a discussion on Juuling, and a bistro reopens

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum in Weston will host a special anniversary barn sale on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30.

SOUTH INFORMER

‘Home Alone’ classes, celebrating shelter renovations, and art history seminars

The MainSpring House in Brockton has completed its $840,000 renovation.

BRAINTREE

Braintree police offer tips against slithering out of dangerous encounters

Twice in less than three weeks, Braintree police have responded to poisonous snake calls from Wood Road.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley forum to focus on greenhouse gas reductions

Wellesley officials are seeking public feedback during a Sept. 24 forum to discuss potential measures for the town’s Municipal Light Plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Arlington, Bedford, Lexington

Minuteman Bikeway to celebrate 25th year

Residents from Arlington, Bedford, and Lexington will celebrate the rail trail on Sept. 29.

WALPOLE

Walpole superintendent announces retirement

After 12 years as the district’s superintendent, Lincoln Lynch III will retire at the end of the school year

DEDHAM, NORWOOD, WESTWOOD

Religious, civic groups to hold forum on transgender equality

The forum is an effort to humanize the issue and protect a state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people.

CONCORD

Concord to consider accepting land donation

A Special Town Meeting will consider whether the town will accept the donation of a parcel of land surrounding a portion of White Pond.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville to hold forum on transgender issues

Through dialogue and firsthand stories, speakers from SpeakOUT Boston will share their perspectives and experiences.

IPSWICH

Grant backs efforts to ease flooding near Crane Estate

With the help of new state funding, the Trustees of Reservations and the town of Ipswich are planning measures to ease future flooding and other storm damages on Argilla Road.

MELROSE

Melrose mayor asks for input on potential override

Mayor Gail Infurna has scheduled two “listening sessions” on the potential override, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and on Oct. 2.

On the farm, cultivating for the next generation

With bakeries, events, and petting zoos, they have innovated in ways unimaginable to their forebears.