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Boston police warn of increased activity by off-road vehicles

Boston police are asking the public to help crack down on illegal dirt bikes, scooters and other off-road vehicles that have been wreaking havoc in some city neighborhoods.

A mask-clad bust positioned in front of the “Faith in Isolation Expressed” photography exhibit at the Hebrew College in Newton April 20.

Hebrew College’s photography exhibit explores faith amid isolation

The exhibit can be seen by appointment through June 6 and consists of locally sourced photographs as well as images capturing religion in the pandemic from different parts of the world.

Felipe Abagge, a seventh grader at Suzuki, plays Mozart’s “Arrieta” on piano for the first of five performances at the school’s Spring recitals.

‘They had to grow up, musically, a lot faster’

For the second year in a row, children performed recitals from their living rooms for the Suzuki School of Music in Newton.

All That Jazz Dance Studio is getting ready for their dance recital with hybrid clas

Outdoors or on Zoom, Newton’s dance students are back on stage

After a year of virtual and hybrid classes, Newton dance studios are preparing for a second round of recitals during the pandemic — for some dancers, last year was canceled completely, and this is the first chance at performing publicly since COVID-19.

Newton Community Farm will reopen to the public June 1.

Advice gardeners - from the experts at Newton Community Farm

Barney Keezell is known in his Newton Centre neighborhood for the pumpkins he grows in his hedge.

Some of the banners in WindowART’s first installation, displayed in the Trio development in Newton.

Newton Community Pride brings art to empty storefront windows

The pandemic has left some of the city’s storefronts vacant — but Newton Community Pride is working to fill the empty windows with local art.

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Developer seeks to expand West Newton 40B plan

Mark Development, which secured approval for a mixed-use affordable housing project in West Newton last summer, is seeking Zoning Board of Appeals approval to add 64 additional apartments and more parking to the site.

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Newton schools, CAPS Collaborative partner to continue Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program next year

Newton’s public schools will continue a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program next year after partnering with the Westminster-based CAPS Collaborative to oversee the effort.