In Newton, sparks fly over proposed Needham Street development

A proposed mixed-use development that could bring hundreds of new housing units divided residents during an hours-long public hearing.

Drug overdoses have dropped in Plymouth County

The majority of the victims were male, white, and between the ages of 20 and 39.

SHARON

Holocaust Remembrance Day service to take place at Temple Sinai

“People come from all over because the Holocaust is a lesson for humanity, not just a Jewish lesson,” said Rabbi Joseph Meszler of Temple Sinai in Sharon.

THE ARGUMENT

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Fred Lynch

A modern take on Revere’s historic ride

For almost five years, Fred Lynch followed the path of Revere’s midnight ride and drew what remains today.

Ben with his family and breeder, Dodi Borsay Horowitz of Mardova Kennels. From left are Ben’s aunt, Ben, his father, and his grandfather, who won a title at the Westminster Dog Show.

Ruff day? Take comfort in Franklin Police’s new therapy puppy

Ben is one of the few police therapy dogs in the state, joining black goldendoodle Douglas in Northampton and standard poodle Larry in Randolph.

The crew at Geyer’s Garage says goodbye: from left, Ruben Dias, Kathy Campbell, George Geyer, Sonny Bowman, and Rick Kelley.

SUBURBAN DIARY

A shout-out to all the folks who make our lives better

We often take for granted the people in our lives who serve us for many years in various roles: the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.

The salmon entree at Sapa features pan-seared salmon with steamed asparagus over coconut rice.

LOCAL FARE

Asian fusion is rolled out in Hingham

Sapa, a Japanese and Asian fusion restaurant with a focus on sushi, opened in December at the Hingham Shipyard.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Ukeleles, butterflies, and colonial dances

Kick up your heels at these events around Greater Boston in the coming week.

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SOUTH

Recount confirms results in Canton selectman’s race

Michael Loughran increased his margin — from one vote to three — to win a two-year vacant seat on the board in a busy election week that brought voters out in Avon, Dedham, Rockland, and Stoughton.

PEABODY

Clean up and celebrate Earth Day in Peabody

The Peabody Pride Spring Volunteer Community Cleanup and Greenfest will be held on Saturday, April 27.

ACTON

Acton works to boost pedestrian and bicyclist safety

The town plans to use the $8,000 grant to fund overtime shifts for police officers specially geared toward enforcing traffic rules for all road users.

LEXINGTON

24-year veteran named Lexington’s fire chief

Town Manager James Malloy recently named Derek Sencabaugh to serve as the town’s new fire chief.

SOMERVILLE

Sound off on making Somerville’s roads safer

Residents are invited to give input at a community meeting on April 24 at East Somerville Community School.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley to participate in City Nature Challenge

The challenge was started in California by staffers at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Celebrate Earth Day with these events in Rockport

A documentary showing of the “Recipe for Disaster: Green Crabs in the Great Marsh” and an educational event at Mill Pond about eel-counting are included.

HULL

State pledges matching grant for Hull Artwalk

The state will give $25,000 toward the planned Hull Artwalk — provided the community can raise a matching amount by midnight of May 29.

WEYMOUTH

Author of ‘Beautiful Boy’ to speak at Weymouth High School

In 2018, David Sheff’s story was made into a movie starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet.

SCITUATE

Scituate to spend $10.3m to renovate athletic fields

Supporters argued the project would increase fields available to the community, address safety issues, and make viewing stands accessible to wheelchairs.

WEST INFORMER

Jazz festival, benefit concert, and an exhibit on opioids

Newton-Wellesley Hospital presents an interactive art and storytelling experience, called “The Opioid Project,” centered on the personal impacts of the opioid epidemic.

SOUTH INFORMER

Spring cleanup, summer history, and stargazing

Spring just sprung, but summer will be here before you know it. It’s about that time to sign up kids for summer camp — why not dabble in some local history with the Plymouth Historical Society?

SHARON

Holocaust Remembrance Day service to take place at Temple Sinai

“People come from all over because the Holocaust is a lesson for humanity, not just a Jewish lesson,” said Rabbi Joseph Meszler of Temple Sinai in Sharon.

In Newton, sparks fly over proposed Needham Street development

A proposed mixed-use development that could bring hundreds of new housing units divided residents during an hours-long public hearing.

Drug overdoses have dropped in Plymouth County

The majority of the victims were male, white, and between the ages of 20 and 39.

Ruff day? Take comfort in Franklin Police’s new therapy puppy

Ben is one of the few police therapy dogs in the state, joining black goldendoodle Douglas in Northampton and standard poodle Larry in Randolph.

LOCAL FARE

Asian fusion is rolled out in Hingham

Sapa, a Japanese and Asian fusion restaurant with a focus on sushi, opened in December at the Hingham Shipyard.

A modern take on Revere’s historic ride

For almost five years, Fred Lynch followed the path of Revere’s midnight ride and drew what remains today.

BLOTTER TALES

No fishing allowed at this mailbox

Thieves devise an interesting method of stealing mail, an intoxicated man shows up at the wrong house, a vehicle gets stuck in a car wash, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

SUBURBAN DIARY

A shout-out to all the folks who make our lives better

We often take for granted the people in our lives who serve us for many years in various roles: the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Andover doubles pair share winning formula

Last year’s run to the Division 1 North Final provided Caroline Yang and Annette Kim with invaluable experience, mental toughness and confidence.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Newburyport grad Mike McCormack still learning on the diamond

“Living in the moment,” the former Worcester State standout is in his seventh season as assistant baseball coach at Brown University.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Ukeleles, butterflies, and colonial dances

Kick up your heels at these events around Greater Boston in the coming week.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Ashland’s Roger Gu clocked a record-setting performane in pool at Tufts

The junior sprinter captured program’s first individual title in 37 years at NCAA Division 3 championships.

THE ARGUMENT

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NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Braintree’s Alex Kennedy earned Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week honors as a freshman catcher for the Southern New Hampshire baseball team.

NORTH INFORMER

Pet vacations, eating together, and artisan treasures

Kids and teenagers across the region have been helping out in a multitude of ways recently. “No One Eats Alone” Day held by middle schoolers in Andover was just one of the examples.

Newton considers ban on plastic stirrers, polystyrene food containers

The proposed measure is part of an effort to eliminate single-use nonbiodegradable plastics from the waste stream.

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth votes to impose fee on Airbnb rentals

Town Meeting voted to impose a 3 percent community impact fee on short-term rentals such as those rented through Airbnb.

HULL

Hull police promote three officers to sergeant

Edward Minelli and brothers Steven and Scott Saunders received their new badges in a ceremony on April 4.

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