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Paintings by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, including "Beautiful Little Monster #5"  will be on display at Brockton Public Library beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Father and son are focus of exhibit at Brockton Library

Brockton Public Library will host an exhibition of work by Boston artist Ibrahim Ali-Salaam centered on his series of paintings called “Beautiful Little Monster.”

Historic Newton’s two museums are welcoming visitors this summer

After a one-year closure, Historic Newton’s two museums, the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, reopened to visitors June 16.

The shark warning flag was flying in June 2020 at Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Great white shark sighted off Nauset Beach in Orleans, town reports

A great white shark was spotted Thursday morning off the coast of Nauset Beach in Orleans, according to the town and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

As rat sightings rise in Newton, officials stress prevention

“You don’t want to make your house and your yard attractive to them,” said Linda Walsh, deputy commissioner of the Newton’s Health and Human Services Department.

Buses seen as key part of Newton’s climate action plan

During a recent Newton Public Safety and Transportation Committee meeting, councilors discussed the feasibility of transitioning to hybrid or electric transportation for the city.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year. She faces challenges from Amy Mah Sangiolo, center, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large; and Albert Cecchinelli.

Newton to hold Sept. 14 primary for three-way race for mayor

Newton will hold a citywide Sept. 14 primary to winnow down a three-way race for the next mayor ahead of the city’s municipal election in November.

The Rotary Club of Newton’s clothing drive collected a total of 4,433 pounds of textiles, according to organizers of the June 5 event.

Clean out your closet for a ‘Pop the Trunk’ clothing drive in Newton

The Rotary Club of Newton has kicked off a partnership with Helpsy, the largest clothing collection company in the Northeast.

THE INFORMER

Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s artist in residence, and an exhibit of robots

Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell has named Malika Oyetimein as the company’s artist in residence for the 2021-2022 season.