1. CARLO ROTELLA

    Creative impulses help shape our neighborhoods

    Places such as neighborhood music schools give form to creativity while helping to turn strangers into neighbors.

    (ISTOCKPHOTO/GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATION)

     
  2. Newton officials call tomato display illegal

    - Eli Katzoff’s tomato-growing front-yard display, which includes 34 red hanging buckets of tomato plants, needs to be removed or the city will send him a notice of violation.

     
  3. Coming back in style

    - For African-Americans, the neighborhood salon means so much more than a good cut.