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$70m Boston City Hall Plaza project underway

The two-year renovation project is intended to make the space more accessible and welcoming to people.

A bluer shade of green: Reusable bags are out, but eco-friendly businesses press on with zero-waste goals

“Our customers don’t want plastic packaging," said Debra Stark, who opened Debra’s Natural Gourmet in Concord in 1989. "They want to tread more lightly on the earth.”

‘Newton is not a utopia.’ Task force to review policing

Amid national calls for racial justice, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller launched a sweeping review of the city’s police force this week.

On a perfect summer evening, the Girls of Summer returned

Summer youth softball has begun, albeit with several pages of league rules and COVID-19 protocols developed in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines.

For those with disabilities, a way to keep connected

Virtual classes provide structure, learning, and fun for individuals and families affected by a developmental disability.

Land trust invites visitors to do something outdoors, safely

Wildlands Trust, a nonprofit that preserves open space, is offering public programs outdoors for the first time since the lockdown began in March.

For a Lawrence nonprofit, neighbors always come first

ACT Lawrence recently received a major boost when the Latina-led nonprofit was awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.