Members of the Blue Hills Cycling Club make their way up Blue Hills Parkway in Milton during one of their daily rides.

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Members of the Blue Hills Cycling Club make their way up Blue Hills Parkway in Milton during one of their daily rides.

Bike-friendly roadwork inching forward south of Boston

Planners and advocates acknowledge cycling efforts in Mass. have been slow to take hold in the south suburbs.By John Laidler

BEVERLY BECKHAM

The world changes even as we watch, but not always for better

I love so many of the changes I see in the world. But I don’t like how we hide age, how we segregate our elders. How we hide them away the way we used to hide the disabled.

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Informer

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

LOCAL FARE

At Bia Bistro in Cohasset, satisfying French comfort food

It’s been almost 12 years since chef-owner Brian Houlihan opened Bia, nestled inside the first floor of an old white colonial with green shutters in the heart of Cohasset Village.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Corn Festival in Norwell celebrates the harvest and regional heritage

The South Shore Natural Science Center’s Corn Festival, featuring a variety of corn-themed food and activities, celebrates the fall harvest and the natural and cultural heritage of New England.

BUSINESS PLAN

Here’s another mouse trap (to help teach math in school)

Ron Ayotte of Canton melded his areas of expertise to create i4class, a computerized math education program school systems can use for students in grades six through 12.

Mansfield

Mansfield approves North Common Estates project

The redevelopment of the area around Mansfield’s North Common took significant steps forward recently as the local Planning Board approved the mixed-use North Common Estates development, reversing an earlier vote.

Trustee appeals judge’s ruling on $100-a-month lease

The trustee of a fund that counts the Adams Academy building as an asset is appealing a decision by a justice of the Supreme Judicial Court preventing the trustee from challenging a 50-year lease agreement that allows the Quincy Historical Society to rent the building for $100 a month.

Cohasset

Familiar face now on Cohasset School Committee

The newest member of the Cohasset School Committee is a parent and former teacher who is deeply involved with special education in the town.

Rockland

Rockland Town Hall introduces new evening business hours

Beginning last week, Rockland Town Hall will be open for evening business hours on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from September through June.

Marshfield

High school launches 1:1 laptop program

Marshfield High School has launched a new program to put a laptop computer – in this case, a Google Chromebook – in the hands of all students to facilitate technology use in the classroom.

Hingham

Hingham Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

More than 800 people have graduated from the Hingham Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy since its start in 1996, and more can sign up to take it this month, says Sergeant Steven Dearth.

Easton

Easton’s Governor Ames Estate to host evening film festival

Local filmmakers will shine at “Stars Under the Stars,” an outdoor evening film festival on Sept. 19 at the Governor Ames Estate in Easton.

Stoughton

Stoughton has open seat on School Committee

Stoughton officials are seeking residents interested in filling an open seat on the School Committee.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Neighbors war over everything from dirty diapers to domesticated chickens, in the Globe’s Blotter Tales.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

On The Move

ON THE MOVE

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Arlington Recreation department just one of many area venues that has started to offer a game that is gaining traction.

Interactive Graphic

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.