Recent headlines from Globe West.


Newton developer proposes retail and residential to replace police headquarters

Robert Korff has proposed 85 residential units and about 4,400 square feet of ground floor retail space.


Arlington Cultural District calls for ideas, proposals

The Call For Ideas is open to anyone over the age of 10 who lives, works, or plays in Arlington.


Boxborough celebrates Fifer Day June 16

The fair will kick off at noon and will include food, children’s games and activities, a craft fair, music, an ALS ice bucket challenge, a volleyball tournament, and booths representing town organizations.


Town to hold workshops on CPA funding applications

Any individuals or groups interested in submitting an application are encouraged attend one of the workshops.


School officals holding community forum June 11

This is the fifth forum to be held for residents to learn about new middle school, the selected design, and next steps.


Water conservation measures in effect in Franklin

The measures are meant to ensure that adequate water is available to meet the public health and safety needs of the town.

Deadline for scholarship awards June 15

To be eligible for one of this year’s $1,000 awards, applicants must live in Plainville and have successfully completed at least one year of academic study.


Arlington to hold public forum on climate change

This forum will give the public an opportunity to review key information about climate change resilience.


Brookline to hold June 6 public hearing on potential K-8 school sites

Officials are considering potential locations for a new school, as well as expansions of existing schools, to handle the growth in public school student enrollment.


Framingham’s first skatepark opens June 21

The city of Framingham will hold a grand opening of the Farm Pond Skatepark off Dudley Road on Thursday, June 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.


Franklin to hold ‘kids ride’ on June 10

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride for children ages 3 to 14 will begin at Jefferson Middle School.


Solstice potluck at Medway community farm

The party for friends and neighbors will also celebrate the arrival of summer community agriculture shares at the farm.


Maynard makes temporary changes to downtown parking enforcement

The pilot program will help assess the need and style of the future of downtown parking, according to a town notice.


Newton to hold ‘public design week’ for Washington Street starting June 5

The public outreach effort, branded “Hello Washington Street!” will include focused discussions on topics such as housing diversity and affordability.


Measures seek to slow development in Newton

One calls for a moratorium on zoning changes and construction along the city’s Washington Street corridor.


Arlington to hold public forum on historic preservation

The event will feature a general discussion about local historic preservation-based groups and how residents can get more involved.


Bedford to hold a ‘listening session”’

Members of town boards and committees, and all residents, are invited to attend to share their input on the issues facing Bedford in the next few years.


Aquatic vegetation treatment scheduled in Bellingham

Silver Lake and Jenks Reservoir in Bellingham will be chemically treated to control the presence of nuisance aquatic vegetation.


Framingham police work to increase awareness of proper drug disposal

Bilingual teams of police officers and Framingham Housing Authority staff will be going door-to-door to explain its “Knock, Talk and Toss’’ initiative.


Franklin to kick off farmers market

The market, held on the town common, features an array of local growers and food purveyors.


Wellesley seeks volunteers for town boards

Residents interested in applying for a committee position can fill out an application and send it, along with a resume, to the Board of Selectmen.


Town employees to get 2 percent pay hike

The increase is the same as voters in 2017 had approved for this year.


Forum to discuss revitalization plan for Arlington Heights

This is the first public meeting for the Arlington Heights planning project, which launched in late 2017.


Groton Democratic Town Committee to meet

The guests this month will be Bill Martin and John Drinkwater, both candidates for the First Middlesex State Senate seat.


Learn about bees in photos and music

“The Birds and the Bees: How We Love Them, Why We Need Them,’’ a photographic and musical presentation by Watertown wildlife photographer Carole Smith Berney, will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at the Belmont Library Assembly Room.


Wellesley residents sought to serve on town panels

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen is seeking residents interested in serving on town boards and committees.


Framingham seeks volunteers for mayoral by-law panel

The new committee will suggest recommendations needed to bring town bylaws into conformity with the new city charter.


Bedford police modernize 911 system

The Bedford Police Department has implemented a more modern system that will send all wireless 911 calls dialed in town directly to the department’s dispatch center.


Brookline Town Meeting to start May 22

Brookline Town Meeting members will decide on proposals that include the renaming of a public school and new oversight measures for marijuana sales.


Learn more about stormwater runoff management

Franklin is holding a public forum to discuss what residents can do to help prevent polluted stormwater from running into local waterways.


Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast set for May 23

Ticket sales for the 44th Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast will benefit the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony.


Five affordable town homes up for lottery

The units are each 1,867 square feet and include two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms across three floors.


Newton Festival of the Arts announces events throughout May

Each event is open to the public and will be held at the Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium.


Bike Walk ‘n Bus Week returns May 12

Events include a number of walks along town conservation lands, a guided bike ride, free Lexpress rides, a bike maintenance workshop, a bike safety program for children.


Nonprofit to host symposium on risks of hereditary cancer among Jewish communities

Oneinforty raises awareness of the one-in-forty risk to Ashkenazi Jews of inheriting BRCA gene mutations.


Bike Arlington Tour set for May 20

The tour will pass on both the Minuteman Bikeway and local roadways, featuring informational stops along the way.


Groton Democratic Town Committee to hold candidates’ night

The public is invited to ask questions of the candidates during the event.


N2 Innovation District seeking donation for outdoor sculpture exhibition

The exhibit will feature up to 15 sculptures and conceptual art located along the 1-mile rail trail, which runs parallel to Needham Street in Newton.


Wellesley honors environmentalist Rachel Carson

The town has designated May 2 as Rachel Carson Day in honor of her birthday.


Franklin offers affordable housing opportunity

The unit at 96 Grey Wolf Drive has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a one-car garage, and is priced at $178,241.


Medway launches renovations at Choate, Oakland Park

The renovations will include newly designed recreational areas at both parks.


Tax hikes on the ballot in Brookline’s May 8 town election

Voters will decide on a pair of property tax increases: one to help pay for a high school expansion and another to raise more money for the town and schools.


Volunteers needed to place Memorial Day flags

Volunteers are needed to place flags on the graves of Arlington veterans prior to Memorial Day.


Bellingham to hold Memorial Day parade May 20

The grand marshal will be Gerard Dubois, a Bellingham native who served in the armed services.


Framingham selects design for Fuller Middle School project

The city can now submit plans to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for approval and funding.


Session in Franklin on community preparedness for emergencies

The program addresses steps people can take to be ready for different emergency situations.


Needham summer food truck program expands

Seven trucks a week, up from just one last year, will visit the area from Tuesday through Friday.


Next phase of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail to begin

The new section begins at the intersection of routes 27 and 225 in Westford, through Carlisle, and ends in east Acton.


Wellesley Conservation Council to host Sunday bird walks throughout May

Participants should bring binoculars, guide books, and waterproof footwear.


Town Meeting to look at Mindess School, preservation items

The Annual Town Meeting Wednesday, May 2.


Arlington holding forum on bus priority pilot project

The pilot aims to create a faster and more reliable commute for nearly 5,000 bus riders.


Brookline’s Coolidge Corner library to close for renovation in June

Informational meetings will be held this month to give residents an overview of the project.


Annual paper shredding event returns

The event is open to all Framingham residents with a Recycling Center permit.


Fund-raiser for Franklin Dog Park May 6

Proceeds will benefit the purchase of benches and equipment for the dog park.


Natick joins regionwide food and household goods collection

Natick’s Fill-A-Public Works Truck Food Drive will be held from May 19 through May 26.


Wellesley Planning Board looking for new members

The term of the vacant regular position would expire in March 2019.


Arlington home repair program adds rental units

The Home Rehabilitation Loan Program now includes rental properties for one to four families.


Acton seeks volunteers for sidewalk committee

The committee maintains the priority list of potential new sidewalk locations in town.


Franklin road race to benefit rail trail

Proceeds will benefit efforts to develop the Southern New England Trunkline Trail.


Framingham receives grant for conservation of 50-acre tract

The city is working with the Sudbury Valley Trustees to protect Wayside Forest.


Pitch in and help clean up the town

Medway’s sixth annual Clean Sweep event will be held Saturday, April 28.


Volunteers sought for NewtonSERVES community service day April 29

NewtonSERVES is a community service day that brings together volunteers to complete more than 50 community projects.


Wayland seeks help on picking next Town Administrator

Members of the committee will work with the town’s consultant to identify finalists to present to the Board of Selectmen.


Ashland Color Splash Run set for April 29

The run is organized by the Ashland High School Make-a-Wish Club, the student council, and the K-12 PTO.


Arlington police to shorten safety response time with new system

Wireless 911 calls dialed in town will now go to the town’s dispatch center instead of a regional dispatch center.


Register for 5k event for cancer care at Emerson Hospital

The event will be held on Saturday, June 9, and will take place rain or shine at The Thoreau Center, 275 Forest Ridge Road, in Concord.


Draft Golden Triangle study is available for public review

The Golden Triangle in Framingham and Natick includes small businesses, regional retail, and corporate campuses as well as residents.


Residents asked for input on Nobscot neighborhood

Nobscot has been the recent focus of planning and infrastructure improvement efforts.


Empty Bowls dinner to benefit Franklin food pantry

Food will be served as it would in a soup kitchen to help community members learn more about the effects of hunger on struggling families.


Wellesley groups partner to host presentation on trees

The presentation will take place as the town considers a stewardship plan its Town Forest.