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Jose Martinez and other cyclists ride cross the Waban Arches along an MWRA Aqueduct trail.

Coffee, wrong turns, and laughs mark back-road bike tour

The idea was to map out a fairly easy loop from Newton out through Wellesley into Dover, and back home through Needham. But we added a twist.By Jose Martinez

Danforth Art’s deal with Framingham State stalls

Framingham Town Meeting refused to act on the museum’s request to transfer its Jonathan Maynard Building to Framingham State University.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Holliston ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Take a tour of Newton’s architectural heritage

The 35th annual Newton House Tour takes place Sunday, May 21, from 12 to 5 p.m.

UP CLOSE

From volunteer to champion of change

Maureen Gallagher of Needham was recently recognized by the National Down Syndrome Society.

LOCAL FARE

Bess’s Cafe in Brookline a dumpling delight

Bess Lee, Braintree local and Hong Kong native, shares a piece of her culture at her new eatery in Brookline.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The onliness of the 100-meter runner

For Lexington senior Noah Shute and other 100-meter-dash runners, it’s all bout intense focus, repeated practice, and creating muscle memory.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Sudbury’s Ryan Berardino, a freshman first baseman for Bentley University, was named Northeast-10 Rookie Hitter of the Year.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Holliston ban the sale of recreational marijuana?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

COMMENTARY

GlobeWest Commentary

Globe West readers comment on a variety of stories.

THE INFORMER

A festival, a support group, and a concert

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

Cue sheet for Newton-Wellesley-Dover-Needham bike ride

Here’s the route Jose Martinez and his friends took for their “epic” ramble through the ‘burbs. But yours might be even better.

Coffee, wrong turns, and laughs mark back-road bike tour

The idea was to map out a fairly easy loop from Newton out through Wellesley into Dover, and back home through Needham. But we added a twist.

SHREWSBURY

Bid to repeal bag rules fails in Shrewsbury

An effort to repeal Shrewsbury’s new rules on plastic shopping bags was shot down by Town Meeting on Wednesday.

BROOKLINE

Proposal calls on town to advance racial equity commitment

A proposed Town Meeting resolution calls on local officials to tap into the resources of a national organization promoting equality within state and local governments.

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.