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Nantucket’s Madaket section was not previously warned by the US Army Corps of Engineers about discarded munitions.

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On tranquil Nantucket, a new worry about what’s under the sand

Residents in some areas were surprised to learn last month that their property could contain decades-old munitions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_thedoor3_met.jpg With so many new condos in Boston, is it any wonder soundproofers are getting more calls?

High real estate prices and even higher expectations mean no one wants to put up with noise.

Voters must register at least 20 days before elections, SJC rules

The unanimous decision by the Supreme Judicial Court overturns a lower-court ruling that had deemed the so-called 20-day blackout period “unconstitutional.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BostonMayorsOffice_03cityhallplaza_03_met-17524.jpg Boston Winter is canceled amid plans to renovate City Hall Plaza

The project would include a fountain and tree-covered gathering spots, as well as the renovation of the North Side entrance of City Hall, which has been closed to public access for 17 years.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/BEDFORD_20180325_MARIJUANA_CONVENTION_014.jpg The state’s first company to get a marijuana shop license says it will likely start selling pot in a ‘few weeks’

Cultivate, a medical marijuana dispensary in Leicester, won a provisional recreational permit Monday.