The reporters who work for Globe West have fanned out across the region to bring you a variety of compelling stories today, including:
Staff writer John C. Drake's account of how the Union effort to integrate African-American soldiers into the fight during the Civil War was aided by at least a dozen officers who lived in Natick;
Staff writer Stephanie Siek's report about how a developer in Waltham is asking for zoning variances to turn a crumbling old riverside factory into a swank condo complex;
Correspondent Christina Pazzanese's story about how the transfer of 12 acres of land in Watertown to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation has been stalled by a dispute over the cleanup of toxic materials, and;
Columnist Beverly Beckham takes a visit to the venerable Story Land theme park in New Hampshire and reminisces about her visits there when she was young.
For a complete listing of all the stories in today's Globe West, visit the section online.
-- Ralph Ranalli
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