Expanded bike-sharing crosses town lines

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has created a new regional dock-less bike share service for 15 participating communities.

UP CLOSE

From stuntwoman to a role in ‘Chappaquiddick’

Andria Blackman, who grew up in East Bridgewater, landed the role of Joan Kennedy.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts allow cities and towns to create Community Benefit Districts?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

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SAVOR SUMMER

Taste the season’s bounty, from sunup to sundown

In summer, eating and the outdoors are synonymous — whether it’s breakfast in Scituate Harbor, lunch at a Beverly cafe, or dinner at a Groton farm.

SAVOR SUMMER

Endless argument: shake, float, or frappe?

Summer is the high season for non-alcoholic drinks. Let the battle begin over who makes the best raspberry lime rickey.

LOCAL FARE

At Braintree’s El Sarape, top-notch Mexican fare

In October, the restaurant will celebrate 30 years turning out authentic Mexican food.

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COHASSET

After uproar, Cohasset Conservation Trust buys land for $547,000

The director of the private Trust said the plan is “to maintain the property as conservation land for its wildlife habitat values and for its scenic natural views.”

QUINCY

Quincy closes downtown parking lot

The closure makes way for construction to start on a 15-story apartment building and a 712-space municipal parking garage and surrounding outdoor courtyard.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Outdoor sculpture, concerts, and pirates

Here are upcoming happenings around Greater Boston.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts allow cities and towns to create Community Benefit Districts?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

SOUTH INFORMER

Tea by the sea, Korean peace medals, and $2,000 to fight hunger

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society invites mothers and children to its first-ever Doll Tea by the Sea July 18.

BLOTTER TALES

The creatures of summer, from cows to Pokemon, hit the streets

Cows get loose and roam the streets, a woman finds a surprise in her mailbox, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

For local football prospects, summer camp is serious stuff

High schoolers attending summer football camps hope to impress college coaches and learn more about the college game.

WEST INFORMER

A sensory garden, a Beatles cover band, and a mentor program itself gets a boost

A sensory garden opens in Shrewsbury after a decade-long search for just the right spot.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe Local: Noteworthy performances

Phillips Academy Andover baseball coach Kevin Graber was named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Northeast Coach of the Year.

TRACK & FIELD

A runners’ club for one and all

Since its creation in 1979 in Abington, the Colonial Road Runners has grown to a 700-member-strong club.

NORTH INFORMER

Curing the flu, wedding dresses for soldiers, and food for the elderly

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs north of Boston.

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth to increase water supply with new well

Officials will hold a public information session on July 18, at 7 p.m., at Plymouth South Middle School

MILTON

Milton Marketplace wins zoning approval for addition

The Board of Appeals voted in June to allow the 7,500-square-foot addition, but there are still outstanding issues

UP CLOSE

From stuntwoman to a role in ‘Chappaquiddick’

Andria Blackman, who grew up in East Bridgewater, landed the role of Joan Kennedy.

NEWTON

Newton schools chief to receive evaluation

The School Committee will meet on Thursday, July 19 at 5 p.m. to publicly evaluate the superintendent’s performance.

NATICK

Artists showcase work in Natick’s 11th ArtWalk festival

On Thursday, July 19, Natick’s downtown will showcase the work of more than 74 artists at the 11th ArtWalk

DEVENS

Quincy College students can complete nursing degrees at Devens

Up to 30 qualified Quincy College students will be able to complete their nursing degrees at Mount Wachusetts Community College’s Devens campus, under a new agreement between the two institutions.

Burlington

$100,000 grant helps Burlington police respond to mental illness calls

With the award from the Cummings Foundation, the department will train and certify its officers in mental crisis interventions.

MEDFORD

Forum slated on childhood trauma in separated families

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is holding a forum about the trauma faced by children who have been separated from their families at the Southern border.

SOMERVILLE

Ribbon cutting for Somerville’s Lincoln Park renovation

Renovations to Lincoln Park include a playground, skate park, basketball courts, rain gardens, and a fitness station.

BAY STATE GAMES

Recognizing excellence on and off the field

Stoughton’s Thomas Fisher, age, a rising senior at Catholic Memorial, has been named one of six winners of the Bay State Games Future Leaders Scholarship.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Westborough’s Kylie Bradley, an all-conference soccer player at Maine Maritime, was nominated by the North Atlantic Conference for its Woman of the Year Award.

36th annual Bay State Games

Taking the long view on the Bay State Games

A conversation with Bay State Games executive director Kevin Cummings, now in his 34th year with the event.

BLOTTER TALES

In Wareham, a case of SUV-dipping

An SUV is found in Buzzards Bay, a man flipping tables offers police a unique rationale, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

COLLEGE BOUND

Summer’s a time to test campuses, too

High school and college officials say tours are a critical part of the selection process for students.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the Legislature revive the push for a millionaires tax?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

West Newton Hill home is named a ‘local landmark’

Listed for sale at nearly $2.7 million, the pre-Civil War home has been at the center of a debate over property rights versus preservation.

NORTH OF BOSTON

In Chelsea, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a work of industry

The set is made from World War II era beams from the Hingham Shipyard — with a giant salt pile as the backdrop.

Cool down this summer in these magical gardens

Public gardens in Norwell, Beverly, and Wellesley beckon with woodlands, wildflowers, and terraces.

At local toy stores, mermaids are in (unicorns, too)

Light-up basketballs, amazing bubbles, even sloths are having their moment in the sun.