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  1. Set the table in styleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 |

    Greentail Table in the Nonantum section of Newton sells a collection of stylish and unique merchandise for serving and setting the table. There are no pots or pans, or kitchen tools.


  2. Wegmans set to open in Westwood in OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 |

    The New York-based supermarket chain's store at University Station is scheduled to open Oct. 11, the fourth in Massachusetts. It was supposed to be the first, but soon after Wegmans proposed it in 2008 as part of Westwood Station, a massive, mixed-use project proposed near the Route 128 train station and Interstate 95, the recession hit and the development stalled.


  3. craig f. walker/globe staff AddressFor many, moving back to hometown the right choiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 |

    Could it be? Oh, no, it's your 11th-grade prom date prowling for toothpaste! You retrieve lipstick from your purse just in time to greet him with a smile. "Me, too!" you stammer, praying that the onions you had for lunch haven't lingered on your breath.


  4. The Burger Beat: Lee's BurgersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 |

    Lee's Burger Place, in Newton for six years, has a second location, named simply Lee's Burgers, which opened last winter in Coolidge Corner. At both the Newton and Brookline spots, you'll find a menu short on frills, with just a couple of specialties, but the standards are done well.


  5. Cybersecurity firm Rapid7 shoots up 69 percent in trading debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 |

    The cybersecurity firm Rapid7, Inc. will begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market Friday after a larger-than-expected initial public offering. The company said Thursday that it would sell 6.45 million shares to investors at $16 per share, raising $103 million.


  6. Designing a no fuss home in Oak BluffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 |

    Blue and white is perhaps the most popular color scheme for coastal retreats, and Newton-based interior designer Vani Sayeed had created just that for these clients in the past. But this time around, for their Martha's Vineyard home, they wanted a family-friendly design with absolutely no fuss.


  7. ESSAY Earning my own way: A college kid's - internship-less' summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 |

    As the school year comes to a close in Newton, preteens flock to Cabot's Ice Cream for their first taste of summer freedom, while high school and college students catch the Red Line to Cambridge, and the Green Line to Longwood to begin their internships at university labs and medical offices. I thought that once I survived the grueling college admissions process, the competition for achievement among my peers would subside.


  8. Andrew Cooper/Warner Bros./File Lobbying beats back Baker's effort to kill film tax creditRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 |

    The Legislature rebuffed efforts by Governor Charlie Baker to kill the subsidy. The governor had wanted to use the savings to finance an expansion of a tax credit for low-income workers.


  9. Maine police identify three found dead in BoothbayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 |

    The bodies of three people found in two Boothbay Harbor homes Saturday were identified Sunday as popular community figures Carol and Svend Jorgensen and their 40-year-old son, Eric, shifting the mood in the coastal Maine town from shock to grieving disbelief. Officials declined to provide details except to say that no one other than the three was involved.


  10. Policies give Needham edge over NewtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 |

    The six-story, brick-and-glass building at the southwest corner of Needham's main office park is set to be the new home for TripAdvisor Inc., a testament to the tech company's rapid growth. To some local business leaders, the new 280,000-square-foot complex where the travel website operator is moving this month from Newton represents a testament to something else: the contrast in economic development opportunities between the two neighboring communities.


  11. Greg M. Cooper for the Boston Globe Professor asks: mistaken identity, or racial profiling?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 |

    Emerson College professor Jabari Asim was surprised to find the criminal citation for driving without a license in the mailbox of his Newton home last week. He had been at work all day June 22, he said, his wife had the car to run errands - and they had a receipt, a witness, and his phone's GPS data to bolster the claim.


  12. Want to build brand awareness? How does Shark Ninja sound?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 |

    You may have heard of Shark vacuum cleaners, or Ninja blenders. But does Euro-Pro ring a bell? Probably not.


  13. Designer David Josef finds a new followingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 |

    Shari Lederman has wonderful memories of her wedding, but the bridesmaids dresses are not among them. Following Orthodox Jewish laws of modesty, her seamstress added sleeves to the off-the-rack burgundy A-line gowns.


  14. Anti-Olympics group releases financial informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 |

    The leading group opposed to Boston's Olympic bid released a financial report on Tuesday that showed it is operating on a relatively shoestring budget, having raised $14,539 during the first three months of the year. During the same period, Boston 2024, the group of business executives and formal political figures promoting the city's Olympic bid, raised $2.8 million plus another $1 million through in-kind contributions.


  15. Today's college grads want to make a differenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 |

    If you thought computer science and engineering were tops among college majors, a look at the class of 2015 will surprise you. Psychology, business administration, and economics were among the most popular majors for students earning a bachelor's degree this spring.


  16. Dante Ramos: Newton fights to remain exclusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 |

    So why are the city's lawyers trying so hard to defang Chapter 40B, the state's most important affordable-housing law? And why is the construction of subsidized units in Newton happening at so glacial a pace? "For the first time in a generation," Warren said in an interview, "Newton is being proactive in housing." He's sponsoring an "open house" on the subject at Newton North High School Sunday afternoon .


  17. Scott Kirsner | Innovation EconomyStartups opening port to timely car repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 |

    But have you ever hunted for the OBD port in your car? OBD stands for "on-board diagnostics," and odds are good that the only person who has ever plugged into this particular jack has been a mechanic. But now an array of startups are designing and deploying small devices that will connect to it - and stay there as you drive - to report on problems as they happen, direct you to a repair shop, and even deliver price quotes on getting things fixed.


  18. Antique homes face growing threat from hot real estate marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 |

    Steve Evers can't bear to drive along Walnut Street in Natick, past the vacant lot where a circa 1760 farmhouse had stood for more than 250 years. The chairman of Natick's Historical Commission was among a group of residents and town officials that tried to save the William Farris House from the wrecking ball after its owner decided to take it down.


  19. Hospitals continue to make preventable mistakesRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 |

    Full-service hospitals in Massachusetts reported making 821 preventable errors that harmed or endangered patients last year, according to a report released Wednesday. That included 41 instances in which an unintended object was left behind after surgery, 24 operations on the wrong part of the body, and 290 serious injuries or deaths after a fall.


  20. Debate renewed on nurse staffingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 |

    The state is poised for the first time to mandate a minimum level of nurse staffing in hospitals, reigniting a debate over patient safety and health care costs. The Health Policy Commission, the agency that monitors medical costs and related issues, will vote Wednesday on regulations requiring hospitals to staff intensive care units so that each registered nurse is responsible for no more than two patients.


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