From our home office on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, MA., here is our list of top ten very, very local stories on the Globe and Boston.com's Your Town webistes over the past week.
1. Brookline is saying goodbye to multi-space parking meters the town installed about a year ago. Drivers hate 'em.
2. Have we gone ban-crazy? Area towns have outlawed, or tried to outlaw, swearing, leaf blowers, plastic water bottles, cat leashes. On Thursday, Arlington will vote on its leaf blower ban.
3. Happy 195th birthday, Henry David Thoreau. They're partying (at least holding a conference) in Concord.
4. An auditor found "significant deficiencies'' in Quincy's books.
5. Eighteen months after Stephanie Moulton was allegedly killed by a client while working at a mental health group home in Revere, the state is honoring the memory of the social worker from Peabody.
6. What about Dukakis Plaza near Brookline town hall?
7. More MBTA disruptions: Buses will replace Red Line service from JFK-UMass to Ashmont on the weekends. That follows an announcement that buses will replace Orange Line service from Oak Grove to Sullivan Square at night, Sunday through Thursdays.
8. A mysterious stone cave in Upton is being opened to the public, and archeologists will study its origin.