Newton’s mayor delays revamping citywide zoning

Amid debates over development, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said planning officials will “slow the pace” on drafting new zoning rules.

Hingham honors its ‘irreplaceable’ school superintendent

Dorothy Galo, 80, is retiring after 56 years in the district, including 18 years as schools chief.

CHELSEA

Nightmare on Tobin Bridge is about to begin

State officials are advising motorists that construction work on the Tobin Bridge starting next month will result in lane closures and traffic delays for the next two years.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts cap the number of ride-sharing drivers?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

Somerville High School students Felix Brody, 17, (left) and Jack Torres, 16, support lowering the voting age to 16. “Our elected leaders aren’t paying attention to 16- and 17-year-olds because they can’t vote,” said Brody.

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Should the voting age be lowered for town elections?

Efforts to let 16 and 17-year-olds cast ballots in local elections are picking up steam.

A Comfort Quilts workshop takes place at Brookhaven at Lexington, a retirement community.

Nancy Crasco photos

Quilters across the region spread warmth and cheer

The volunteers create items such as lap quilts for patients in wheelchairs, teddy bears for police to give to traumatized children, and a recent addition: pet pillows for humane societies.

Chef Brett Williams’s Bolognes, at Orta in Pembroke.

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LOCAL FARE

A dedicated chef comes full circle at Orta

The Pembroke restaurant was where Chef Jimmy Burke got his start in cooking, and now he owns it.

Peter Farquhar from the collection of The Grabhorn Institute

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Women in printing, psychic theater, and ‘Bluesapocalypse’

Exhibits, music, and theater will lighten up your first week of spring in the coming week.

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SOUTH INFORMER

Timberdoodles, percussion, and the minds behind Curious George

Witness the courtship display of the male American Woodcock at Timberdoodles and tapas with North River Wildlife Sanctuary.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Reading lacrosse aims for another crown, with senior Mike Tobin leading the way

The midfielder played through injury for most of last season, but still managed to help bring Reading lacrosse its first ever state title.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts cap the number of ride-sharing drivers?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

Quilters across the region spread warmth and cheer

The volunteers create items such as lap quilts for patients in wheelchairs, teddy bears for police to give to traumatized children, and a recent addition: pet pillows for humane societies.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Women in printing, psychic theater, and ‘Bluesapocalypse’

Exhibits, music, and theater will lighten up your first week of spring in the coming week.

Newton’s mayor delays revamping citywide zoning

Amid debates over development, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said planning officials will “slow the pace” on drafting new zoning rules.

LOCAL FARE

A dedicated chef comes full circle at Orta

The Pembroke restaurant was where Chef Jimmy Burke got his start in cooking, and now he owns it.

Should the voting age be lowered for town elections?

Efforts to let 16 and 17-year-olds cast ballots in local elections are picking up steam.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Wonderful memories, just beyond reach

If only you could wrap up a few happy moments and give them back to people when they are in need of happiness.

BLOTTER TALES

Farewell to winter and its discontents

A prank doesn’t go as planned, a snow blower catches on fire, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Hingham honors its ‘irreplaceable’ school superintendent

Dorothy Galo, 80, is retiring after 56 years in the district, including 18 years as schools chief.

NORTH INFORMER

Wrestling, block printing, and therapy dogs

A Lowell art exhibit held at the Brush and Art Gallery and Studios showcases pieces with a 4-inch by 4-inch dimension. Enjoy a raffle and take home a piece of art!

CAMPUS ANGLE

Arlington’s Roxanne Vento is a big hit at UMass Boston

The catcher is a career .392 hitter for a Beacon squad shooting for its fourth straight Little East softball championship.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

From Duxbury to BC, and now Emerson, Bill Curley promotes teamwork

As a head coach, the former All-American basketball player is passionate about passing on lessons of the game.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Lexington’s Sal Frelick is hitting a team-leading .403 as a freshman infielder on the Boston College baseball team.

WEST INFORMER

Acupuncture, horticultural heroes, and a ladies night out

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston presents Horticultural Heroes, an exhibit honoring plant advocates from Michelle Obama to Johnny Appleseed to Theodosia Burr.

SUDBURY

Coyotes and coywolves are focus of Sudbury presentation

The event will focus on coyote ecology and behavior, and the interbreeding of eastern coyotes with western coyotes and wolves.

NEWTON

Newton commission seeks public input on elected officials’ pay

A Newton commission is seeking public comment from residents as it studies the salaries and benefits of the mayor, city councilors, and School Committee members.

FRAMINGHAM

Pressley and five others to be honored at Framingham State

Ayanna Pressley and five other women will be saluted at Framingham State University on Monday, March 25, as “Women Making History Now.”

QUINCY, PLYMOUTH

Quincy College gets permission to again offer nursing program

Quincy College has regained permission to enroll students in two nursing programs that were shut down by the state last May.

HANOVER

Hanover town clerk recusing herself from town election

At the request of Catherine Harder-Bernier, who is on the ballot, town clerks from Marshfield and Northborough will run the Hanover town election on May 11.

BROCKTON

Thomas to become Brockton’s interim schools chief

Deputy Superintendent Michael P. Thomas will become Brockton’s interim superintendent on July 1, replacing Superintendent Kathleen Smith when she retires.

MEDFORD

Tufts to finish major campus upgrades this summer

The college is carrying out major upgrades to some of its residential and academic facilities at its Medford/Somerville campus with the help of new state financing.

DANVERS

Danvers recognized as a ‘Bioready’ town

MassBio gave Danvers a bronze rating for initiatives it has taken to become a welcoming community for life sciences businesses.

CHELSEA

Nightmare on Tobin Bridge is about to begin

State officials are advising motorists that construction work on the Tobin Bridge starting next month will result in lane closures and traffic delays for the next two years.

LOCAL FARE

In Revere, barbecue that’s da bomb

Da Bomb BBQ food truck was launched about a year and a half ago by Meaghan Fitzgerald and Chad Schaeffer, who quickly followed up with a restaurant on Broadway in Revere.

NORTH INFORMER

Dragons, girls who code, and radioactivity

The Acera School in Winchester is hosting a free afterschool club where girls learn to code.

Powerful times: Here comes the sun

Spurred by citizens like Jocelyn Tager, more communities are putting solar energy on the grid.

Hingham is weighing whether to take on water

Hingham residents will decide whether to buy a private utility that operates the water system of three towns.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

We live in the same country, but in two different worlds

Bryan Stevenson was the force behind creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. So why had I not heard of him?

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