From our home office on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, MA., here is our list of top ten very, very local stories in the Globe's regional sections and on Boston.com's Your Town websites for the week ending Aug. 17.
1. In Brookline, police cited a woman who drove onto the Green Line train tracks because her GPS told her to.
2. The Wellesley High teacher who told graduates that "you're not special'' at a commencement speech this year has a book deal. He's the son of writer and historian David McCullough.
3. Area schools are getting ready for new nutritional guidelines for meals they serve to kids.
4. Happy 100th birthday, Fairmont Copley Plaza.
5 The area's two best-known Olympians were showered with attention. Hometown fans in Marblehead and Needham laid plans for celebrations honoring Olympic medal winners Kayla Harrison and Aly Raisman.
6. Trucks carrying hazardous materials will avoid the city of Boston and instead take Route 128, under a new policy that went into effect this summer.
7. Public salaries in the news: In Middleborough, the state's highest paid local utility executive has resigned, with a $223,000 sevarence package. And in Braintree, the local pols are wondering if the mayor should get a $25,000 raise.
8. An overflow crowd showed up to watch a debate among Democrat and Republican candidates for an open state Senate seat northwest of Boston.
9. The widening of Route 128 could bring a new interchange to Newton and Needham.
10. A landlord is pursuing eviction notices for some 30 residents, and considering 17 others, in Medford and Malden.
Looking for last week's list? Here it is.