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Waltham senior Chris Nicolas, Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, gets past BC freshman Andrew Prince.

Waltham senior Chris Nicolas, Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, gets past BC freshman Andrew Prince.

“We’re the only drycleaner that does on-site dry cleaning in  Wellesley,” boasted Linden Cleaners owner B.K Kim proudly. “A woman comes in and says,  ‘I need this tomorrow’ and that’s possible.” That service is both Kim’s claim to fame and root of his current  problem. After more than 25 years at 181 Linden St., a zoning change  that specifically outlawed in-house dry-cleaning in Linden Square forced  him to change his business model or move. He chose to leave.

“We’re the only drycleaner that does on-site dry cleaning in Wellesley,” boasted Linden Cleaners owner B.K Kim proudly. “A woman comes in and says, ‘I need this tomorrow’ and that’s possible.” That service is both Kim’s claim to fame and root of his current problem. After more than 25 years at 181 Linden St., a zoning change that specifically outlawed in-house dry-cleaning in Linden Square forced him to change his business model or move. He chose to leave.

A Waltham firefighter battles flames along a wall.

A Waltham firefighter battles flames along a wall.

Newtonville Books needs new members or the shop will close. The shop has hosted a collection of well-known authors such as Anne Rice, Alice Hoffman and Tom Perrotta.

Newtonville Books needs new members or the shop will close. The shop has hosted a collection of well-known authors such as Anne Rice, Alice Hoffman and Tom Perrotta.

Olivia Leblancs of Sharon, found an egg to show her mom during the Egg  Hunt hosted by the Evangelical Baptist Church at the Cottage Street  School’s playground in Sharon, MA.

Olivia Leblancs of Sharon, found an egg to show her mom during the Egg Hunt hosted by the Evangelical Baptist Church at the Cottage Street School’s playground in Sharon, MA.

Dr. Frank Conahan shows Norwood resident Kathleen Shannon the results of her sleep study at Norwood Hospital. Conahan said, the sleep center sees roughly 70 to 80 patients a month  with a variety of sleep issues, from insomnia to sleep apnea. “Exercising early in the morning instead of late in the  day (would improve sleep),” he said.

Dr. Frank Conahan shows Norwood resident Kathleen Shannon the results of her sleep study at Norwood Hospital. Conahan said, the sleep center sees roughly 70 to 80 patients a month with a variety of sleep issues, from insomnia to sleep apnea. “Exercising early in the morning instead of late in the day (would improve sleep),” he said.

Anne Kirchheimer fell in love with a culture when she was in the eighth grade. She details her life experiences in ‘Memoir of a Wannabe Latina.’

Anne Kirchheimer fell in love with a culture when she was in the eighth grade. She details her life experiences in ‘Memoir of a Wannabe Latina.’

Needham Town Tree Climber Wade Marchand clears trails at Ridge Hill.

Needham Town Tree Climber Wade Marchand clears trails at Ridge Hill.

Kyle Bongette, 2 1/2, gets a little help from his big sister, Audrey, 6,  when approaching the Easter Bunny in Walpole.

Kyle Bongette, 2 1/2, gets a little help from his big sister, Audrey, 6, when approaching the Easter Bunny in Walpole.

Jahangir Kabir, owner of Well Foods Plus in Union Square, in his shop in Somerville. He’s afraid of being priced out of Somerville.

Jahangir Kabir, owner of Well Foods Plus in Union Square, in his shop in Somerville. He’s afraid of being priced out of Somerville.

Elijah Vanterpool is a student at Baby University in Cambridge, MA

Elijah Vanterpool is a student at Baby University in Cambridge, MA

Evan Marcy, of New Hyde Park, NY,  races down Beacon Street in Coolidge  corner during the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April  18.

Evan Marcy, of New Hyde Park, NY, races down Beacon Street in Coolidge corner during the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18.

Bunnies!

Bunnies!

When 6-year-old Waltham native Allie McMullen has no question which Boston player is her favorite. Little did  McMullen know, however, that as much as she is a fan of Ray Allen, the  All-Star guard and his family are also big fans of all she’s done to  raise money and awareness for childhood Type 1 diabetes.

When 6-year-old Waltham native Allie McMullen has no question which Boston player is her favorite. Little did McMullen know, however, that as much as she is a fan of Ray Allen, the All-Star guard and his family are also big fans of all she’s done to raise money and awareness for childhood Type 1 diabetes.

Justin Schofield, age 10, tries his luck with a bilbo catcher during  Somerville’s 236th Patriot’s Day celebration. Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts notes the anniversaries of battles of Lexington and Concord.

Justin Schofield, age 10, tries his luck with a bilbo catcher during Somerville’s 236th Patriot’s Day celebration. Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts notes the anniversaries of battles of Lexington and Concord.