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No more tackling — Newton’s middle schools switch to flag football

As interest in youth football dwindles, the flag version is taking off at Newton’s four middle schools.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Duxbury High grad Rufus Adams earned his third shutout of the season for the WPI men’s soccer team.

Policy over Pride flags causes flap in Chelmsford

A new policy in Chelmsford that will prevent flying the Pride flag on town property is drawing protests from the local LBGTQ community.


All things woolly, and democracy at the library

Alden House Historic Site in Duxbury invites people to celebrate all things woolly and explore historic foodways at Sheep and Shawl Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Belmont lawyer voices her support for immigrants

Susan Cohen’s most recent music video is “Looking for the Angels,” based on her original song telling about a teenage boy in Honduras who bids farewell to his grandmother.


What’s happening west of Boston

Mount Auburn Hospital, along with Terry Eagan/Patio Records and Last Chance Productions, presents Healing Garden Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Regent Theatre.


What’s happening south of Boston

To The Moon and Back, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the smallest victims of the opioid epidemic and their caregivers will hold a benefit fund-raiser in Plymouth.


What’s happening north of Boston

The second annual Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the grand allee of the Gloucester Meetinghouse.