Can you imagine: Parks over the Pike in Newton

City officials are considering a proposal to build public parks on decks spanning the highway.

Hingham is weighing whether to take on water

Hingham residents will decide whether to buy a private utility that operates the water system of three towns.

Somerville braces for detours

Three bridges are set to close in Somerville in the coming months as the next phase of the Green Line Extension swings into gear.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state increase Registry of Deeds recording fees to boost revenues for the Community Preservation Act?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

Jocelyn Tager, who has pushed for an ordinance requiring new construction in Watertown to include green energy, looks out at the solar pergola over her driveway.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Powerful times: Here comes the sun

Spurred by citizens like Jocelyn Tager, more communities are putting solar energy on the grid.

Mia Annello with the 55-pounder she grew in a sunny spot in her Billerica yard.

Lisa Annello PHOTO

Meet Mia: Massachusetts’ cabbage patch kid

The 9-year-old Billerica resident grew a 55-pound cabbage that earned her a prize in a national gardening contest.

Brisket Sandwich at Da Bomb BBQ in Revere.

Sara De Alba

LOCAL FARE

In Revere, barbecue that’s da bomb

Da Bomb BBQ food truck was launched about a year and a half ago by Meaghan Fitzgerald and Chad Schaeffer, who quickly followed up with a restaurant on Broadway in Revere.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A cappella delight, a night with superstars, and digital art

Exhibits and entertainment throughout Greater Boston will keep you busy in the coming week.

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CATCHING UP WITH ...

The catcher is a career .392 hitter for a Beacon squad shooting for its fourth straight Little East softball championship.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

From Duxbury to BC, and now Emerson, Bill Curley promotes teamwork

As a head coach, the former All-American basketball player is passionate about passing on lessons of the game.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Lexington’s Sal Frelick is hitting a team-leading .403 as a freshman infielder on the Boston College baseball team.

WEST INFORMER

Acupuncture, horticultural heroes, and a ladies night out

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston presents Horticultural Heroes, an exhibit honoring plant advocates from Michelle Obama to Johnny Appleseed to Theodosia Burr.

SUDBURY

Coyotes and coywolves are focus of Sudbury presentation

The event will focus on coyote ecology and behavior, and the interbreeding of eastern coyotes with western coyotes and wolves.

NEWTON

Newton commission seeks public input on elected officials’ pay

A Newton commission is seeking public comment from residents as it studies the salaries and benefits of the mayor, city councilors, and School Committee members.

FRAMINGHAM

Pressley and five others to be honored at Framingham State

Ayanna Pressley and five other women will be saluted at Framingham State University on Monday, March 25, as “Women Making History Now.”

QUINCY, PLYMOUTH

Quincy College gets permission to again offer nursing program

Quincy College has regained permission to enroll students in two nursing programs that were shut down by the state last May.

HANOVER

Hanover town clerk recusing herself from town election

At the request of Catherine Harder-Bernier, who is on the ballot, town clerks from Marshfield and Northborough will run the Hanover town election on May 11.

BROCKTON

Thomas to become Brockton’s interim schools chief

Deputy Superintendent Michael P. Thomas will become Brockton’s interim superintendent on July 1, replacing Superintendent Kathleen Smith when she retires.

MEDFORD

Tufts to finish major campus upgrades this summer

The college is carrying out major upgrades to some of its residential and academic facilities at its Medford/Somerville campus with the help of new state financing.

DANVERS

Danvers recognized as a ‘Bioready’ town

MassBio gave Danvers a bronze rating for initiatives it has taken to become a welcoming community for life sciences businesses.

CHELSEA

Nightmare on Tobin Bridge is about to begin

State officials are advising motorists that construction work on the Tobin Bridge starting next month will result in lane closures and traffic delays for the next two years.

LOCAL FARE

In Revere, barbecue that’s da bomb

Da Bomb BBQ food truck was launched about a year and a half ago by Meaghan Fitzgerald and Chad Schaeffer, who quickly followed up with a restaurant on Broadway in Revere.

NORTH INFORMER

Dragons, girls who code, and radioactivity

The Acera School in Winchester is hosting a free afterschool club where girls learn to code.

Powerful times: Here comes the sun

Spurred by citizens like Jocelyn Tager, more communities are putting solar energy on the grid.

Hingham is weighing whether to take on water

Hingham residents will decide whether to buy a private utility that operates the water system of three towns.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

We live in the same country, but in two different worlds

Bryan Stevenson was the force behind creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. So why had I not heard of him?

Somerville braces for detours

Three bridges are set to close in Somerville in the coming months as the next phase of the Green Line Extension swings into gear.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A cappella delight, a night with superstars, and digital art

Exhibits and entertainment throughout Greater Boston will keep you busy in the coming week.

SOUTH INFORMER

Butterflies, beer, and the afterlife

Catch all the buzz about bees and other pollinators at the 2019 Gardening Green Expo in Scituate.

BLOTTER TALES

A cuddly Ben Franklin joins police department

A puppy joins Franklin’s police force, a scammer pretends to be a local police officer, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state increase Registry of Deeds recording fees to boost revenues for the Community Preservation Act?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Canton boy’s hockey seeks a return to the glory days

The 24-0-1 Bulldogs will be playing for the program’s first title since 2009-10, when coach Brian Shuman and his squad broke the ice.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Franklin’s Kristi Kirshe taking her skills to the rugby world stage

The former Franklin High and Williams College soccer star is suiting up for Team USA.

WEST INFORMER

Dragons, a road race, and the vernal equinox

As warmer weather approaches, why not get out there for a run? The 21st annual 5K Maynard Road Race will take place on Saturday, March 23.

WAKEFIELD

Wakefield lecture series to explore leadership

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Tom Brady, and the makings of great leaders are the topics that will be explored when Wakefield holds its annual Sweetser Lecture Series this spring.

REGION

Pentucket launches website for school building project

PentucketProject.com will act as an official source of information for residents of Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury as they prepare to vote on the $146.3 million project.

SALEM

Pop-up food pantry opens at Salem State

Salem State University students and residents struggling with food insecurity can now get produce and other items from the Fresh Harvest Pop Up Stand, a free and mobile food pantry.

CONCORD

Program to educate residents on sustainable gardening blooms in Concord

The town also plans to host a speaker series and to create a handbook on sustainable landscaping.

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