Hingham 11/02/2015: University of San Diego freshman Tom Noonan's family: (l-R) Meredith Noonan, 15, Jack, 18, mother Mal and father Phil with a picture of Tom. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (regional)

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

The Noonan family, Meredith, 15, Jack, 18, mother Mal and father Phil can’t wait to welcome Tom home from San Diego.

A holiday with a twist: the freshman returns home

First-year students who attend school far from home will experience a heightened sense of gratitude and love.By Steven A. Rosenberg

Police violated rights of two drunk concertgoers at Gillette

The federal jury determined that the plaintiffs had been unlawfully placed under protective custody by Foxborough police.

In Milton, a spotlight on women’s strides, struggles

Four powerful women told a Milton High School crowd we’ve yet to achieve gender equality.

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Globe South Commentary

Notes to Globe South from readers commenting on a range of stories.


Vacant buildings demolished in Weymouth Landing

Things are looking up in Weymouth Landing, as derelict vacant buildings are coming down, officials said.

In Marion, needle work that heals

Inside Out Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine uses an ancient method of treating ailments including chronic pain and emotional disorders like depression and anxiety.


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

What cost $63 million and has playing fields?

West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School: A project snapshot

Bella English

Why the color of a dog’s coat shouldn’t matter

Bella English has a black dog and her own opinions on what Black Dog Syndrome really means.

Local Fare

At Cream Etc in Abington, the ingredients make the dish

Restaurant co-owners husband and wife Craig Perry and Lenora Cushing describe their food as farm-to-table.

Mark Your Calendar

Plymouth theater company stages radio play version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Americana Theatre Company’s adaptation relies on microphones, sound effects, and the quintessentially period “applause” sign to tell the story of idealistic George Bailey, who learns what the world would be like if he never existed.


Whitman razes condemned house

A condemned dwelling at 36 East Ave. in Whitman was demolished earlier this month, and Town Administrator Frank Lynam said the town will act soon to sell a second, badly dilapidated property next door.


Quincy city clerk moving on to county commission seat

Quincy City Clerk Joseph P. Shea is retiring early next year, but he is not leaving government service.


Milton town administrator retiring

Milton Town Administrator Annemarie Fagan is retiring in June 2016 after three years in the job and more than 20 years of service to the town.


Holbrook group wins grant for substance-abuse prevention

Holbrook Cares, a volunteer group founded last year to reduce substance abuse in the community, has received a $50,000 grant to begin providing programs, following a smaller planning grant in 2014.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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Eggs are stolen, a horse gets stuck in mud, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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


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Littleton’s Teri Olson was hooked after watching the 2006 Olympics. Now she is club president at Broomstones.

Interactive Graphic

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