Brookline businesses work to become senior-friendly

BrooklineCAN encourages seniors to patronize businesses that are sensitive to their needs.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Star-worthy dogs, outdoor music, and country rap

Art, theater, music, and family events fill out the calendar in Greater Boston this coming week.

THE ARGUMENT

Should cities and towns ban plastic straws?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

20summerclassical Leonard Bernstein conducting a rehearsal in one of the Tanglewood barns, ca 1971 (Photograph by Heinz Weissenstein, Whitestone Photo, BSO Archives). Photo credit: Heinz Weissenstein Image courtesy of BSO Archives.

Heinz Weissenstein/BSO Archives

NORTH OF BOSTON

In Lawrence, a 100th bravo for Leonard Bernstein

His hometown will celebrate the composer’s legacy with a reprise of “West Side Story.”

07/20/2018 Marshfield Ma - The Ferry Hill Day Camp has beautiful views of marsh area. This may be the last Summer for the camp.Reporter:Topic

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Trying to preserve a camp tradition in Marshfield

Supporters vow to keep the program going — even after the YWCA of Cambridge put the property up for sale.

05zobernsteinsuburbs -- Leonard Bernstein with parents, Samuel and Jennie, and sister, Shirley, ca. 1935. Photographer unidentified. (Library of Congress, Music Division)

From humble beginnings to Leonard Bernstein the legend

As Bernstein’s immigrant parents ascended the economic ladder, their musical son chased a dream of his own.

12wedine -- El Rinc—n de Moody's splits its menu between tacos and barbecue, including the burnt ends sandwich with jalape–o slaw and pickled jalape–os. (Nina Gallant)

LOCAL FARE

El Rincón de Moody’s: A tale of two tailgate favorites

“When I said we should put barbecue and tacos on the menu, people laughed,” recounted Joshua Smith, chef-owner of the Waltham restaurant. “I said, ‘What’s the difference? It’s smoked meat.”

Latest Globe Local headlines

NEWTON

Newton to hold hearing on Upper Falls development Sept. 25

Developers are proposing 822 apartments, including 123 affordable units, plus 193,000 square feet of office space and 237,000 square feet of retail space.

SOUTH INFORMER

Fashion history, Ride for Habitat, and ‘mapscapes’

The Mansfield Public Library will host lectures on the social, political, and cultural reforms during Queen Victoria’s reign.

WEST INFORMER

A gardening guide, firefly data, and a Lexington captain’s revenge

The Perennial Plant Symposium will show how to group together perennials plants, and how to turn your garden into a habitat for wildlife.

NORTH INFORMER

An eyesore turned garden, a church’s first female settled pastor, and city kids play tennis

A vacant lot in Lawrence has been turned into a garden to allow residents to grow fresh food in the city.

From humble beginnings to Leonard Bernstein the legend

As Bernstein’s immigrant parents ascended the economic ladder, their musical son chased a dream of his own.

BEVERLY

Beverly launches app to report problems

MyBeverly will allow community members to alert city departments about non-emergency problems ranging from broken street lights to graffiti, potholes, and missed trash pickup.

BLOTTER TALES

‘Driving’ toddler gets out of a ticket with ‘cuteness warning’

An officer makes an interesting traffic stop, a Kmart shopper allegedly does some drug dealing as he shops, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

MILTON

Old Milton ice cream plant finally coming down

Demolition began Monday on the long-vacant Hendries Ice Cream plant at 131 Eliot St. to make way for a new mixed-use building with commercial space and 38 condominiums.

PEABODY

Eat pizza for a good cause in Peabody

In collaboration with Peabody Main Streets, the city is holding Pizza Fest 2018 on Railroad Avenue on Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. to benefit Northeast Arc’s Black Box Theater.

SALEM

Housing for young homeless funded in Salem

MassDevelopment issued a $3.45 million bond to support the purchase and renovation of what will become 27 single-occupancy units in Salem Point.

NATICK

Natick celebrates Multicultural Day Aug. 25

The event on the Natick Common will highlight the food, music, dress, and dance of many cultures.

CONCORD

Concord to use grant to provide increased access to river

The National Park Foundation awarded $42,000 to create boat launches, picnic areas, and parking around the Assabet River.

WALPOLE

Walpole student files lawsuit over bullying claims

According to the lawsuit, one of the alleged bullies attacked the girl at Walpole High on June 1, leaving her with a concussion and ongoing symptoms that have left her “isolated, depressed, alone and afraid.”

PLYMOUTH

Groundbreaking set for Plymouth apartment complex

The 303-unit apartment complex at Cordage Park is the first phase of a planned large development designed to revitalize the North Plymouth area.

STOUGHTON

Stoughton receives $586,000 for downtown makeover

Four businesses in Stoughton will get full facelifts to their signage and facades, and 10 businesses will get sign-only projects.

NATICK

Natick wins state approval to build rail trail

Construction could start as early as spring 2019 and should take about two years.

ARLINGTON

Arlington receives grant to curb energy use

The $210,290 grant, awarded through the state’s Green Communities program, will go toward four different initiatives to be undertaken in the coming year.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Dredging of Manchester-by-the-Sea harbor complete

The yearlong, $1.5 million project involved the removal of 4,676 cubic yards of underwater sedmient, restoring the depth of the harbor to a minimum of eight feet at low tide.

SALEM

Grant to help Salem treat stormwater at Winter Island Park

In partnership with Salem Sound Coastwatch, the city plans to construct three systems to capture and treat stormwater runoff at Winter Island Park.

MERRIMAC

Merrimac selectmen name new fire chief

First hired as a firefighter in 1980, newly appointed chief Larry Fisher worked his way up the ranks.

NEWTON

Newton seeks poll workers for upcoming election season

Poll workers need to be enthusiastic, energetic, and “passionate about civic involvement,” according to a statement on the city’s website.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

Hockey Night is the showcase for aspiring girls’ skaters

The 24th annual tourney at Essex Sports Center attracted 300 players from the Bay State and beyond.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Star-worthy dogs, outdoor music, and country rap

Art, theater, music, and family events fill out the calendar in Greater Boston this coming week.

Brookline businesses work to become senior-friendly

BrooklineCAN encourages seniors to patronize businesses that are sensitive to their needs.

THE ARGUMENT

Should cities and towns ban plastic straws?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

NORTH OF BOSTON

In Lawrence, a 100th bravo for Leonard Bernstein

His hometown will celebrate the composer’s legacy with a reprise of “West Side Story.”

BRAINTREE

Police activity declines after closure of Motel 6 in Braintree

The Board of Health revoked the motel’s operating license last year after a local police officer was shot in the head by a motel guest who then fatally shot himself.

Marblehead inventors make a splash with driverless boat

The firm founded by Buddy Duncan, 63, and James (Jigger) Herman, 54, is testing out an unmanned, solar-powered research boat.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Norton’s Shannon Johnson won the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur title with a 3-and-2 win over Claire Sheldon.

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY

Medway field hockey squad sticks together for summer sessions

Reigning Tri-Valley League MVP Mackenzie Quigley and Mustang teammates focus on prepping for fall season.