Marshfield,MA 10/22/16 International students gather at a host home for orientation, all here attending public schools in southeastern Mass. the eleven students gather on the back porch for a group photo.... (George Rizer for the Globe)

George Rizer for The Boston Globe

Foreign exchange students attending various public high schools in the south suburbs posed for a group photo outside a host family’s home in Marshfield in October.

For these foreign students, the south suburbs offer a taste of America

There are about a dozen AFS exchange students spending the school year in communities south of the Hub.By Jacob Carozza

THE ARGUMENT

Is the zoning change adopted for the proposed North Quincy MBTA station development in the city’s best interest?

Read two views on the question and vote in our online poll.

State overrules Dedham’s denial of liquor license for Hooters

The town’s board of selectmen had cited overwhelming public opposition and disapproval of the company’s hiring practices.

Latest Globe South headlines

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Stonehill’s Evan Jacques of Norton was named Northeast-10 Hockey Player of the Week.

Sisters swimming to the top

The Sauve sisters of Walpole — Danielle, Jessica, and Nicole — have built their friendly competition into college careers.

Up Close

Teacher who survived cancer puts time to good use

Tara Shuman, of Canton, has been a top fund-raiser for various local causes against cancer.

THE ARGUMENT

Is the zoning change adopted for the proposed North Quincy MBTA station development in the city’s best interest?

Read two views on the question and vote in our online poll.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

QUINCY

Quincy mulling tax break for telecoms firm

The Quincy City Council is considering a 20-year tax break package for Quincy-based Granite Telecommunications, which is expanding and adding 250 local full-time jobs.

PLYMOUTH

Cape Cod real estate agency expands to Plymouth

Kinlin Grover Real Estate recently celebrated the opening of the office in newly-renovated space at 45 Court St.

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

WHITMAN

Whitman mulls fate of marijuana growing facility

Whitman selectmen are expected to decide at their Dec. 13 meeting whether to greenlight a medical marijuana growing facility proposed by Fresh Meadow Farm of Carver.

Beverly Beckham

All those Christmas cliches are worth keeping

Christmas is memories, the past and present sharing the same space.

WEST BRIDGEWATER

West Bridgewater has 2 BSU students working in town hall

Under a new program it launched in partnership with Bridgewater State University, the town hired two students from the university to work through next May as paid interns at town hall.

Mark Your Calendar

Holiday concerts fill one of the busiest weeks of the year

Highlights include a narrated concert in Hingham and Cohasset on the animals at the Nativity and a program by a children’s choir and a concert of troubadour songs by an early music group, both in Duxbury.

Globe South Sports

04soswimmers - (L-R) Nicole Sauve, Maeve McGowan, and Danielle and Jessica Sauve. (Nancy Sauve)

Sisters swimming to the top

The Sauve sisters of Walpole — Danielle, Jessica, and Nicole — have built their friendly competition into college careers.

Interactive Graphic

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