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    Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

    Building Commissioner Bill Casbarra and town employee Deborah Cochran were chosen to cut the ribbon at Foxborough's new town hall on Nov. 14.
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    Foxborough’s building commissioner, Bill Casbarra, and town employee Deborah Cochran were chosen to cut the ribbon and officially open the new town hall on Nov. 14.

    The towns of Plymouth and Foxborough celebrated the opening of their town halls with a ribbon-cutting on Nov. 12 and Nov. 14, respectively. With its new town hall, Plymouth “will thrive, grow, succeed, and continue to take steps to make this a better place for our future and generations to come,” said Town Manager Melissa Arrighi. Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen chairman, David Feldman, said his town’s new building is “something we can all be proud of, where our municipal government does its business and serves its community.”

    Hanover unveiled its new Veterans Memorial Garden on Veterans Day with a dedication ceremony. Located at 495 Hanover Street, the memorial will “honor Hanover heroes and to remember their achievements, courage, and dedication,” said Anthony Marino, the town’s acting manager. About 600 veterans live in Hanover, according to the Census Bureau’s 2015 data.

    As did a number of other organizations in the region, the Marshfield Food Pantry provided Thanksgiving meals to families in need, said pantry volunteer Arlene Dabrowski. The local food drive held on Nov. 18 provided more than 250 meals that included turkey, canned goods, and “all the fixings to make an amazing turkey dinner at home,” she said.

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    The Quincy College men’s basketball team played its inaugural, 2017-2018 season home game on Nov. 18. Taggart Boyle, associate vice president of the college, said the 11-member Granite team faced off against a team from the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus. Quincy College won the game, 118-93. All of Quincy College’s home games are played at Eastern Nazarene College’s Lahue Center, Boyle said.

    The Quincy College Granite Men's Basketball team played its first inaugural home 2017-2018 season game on Nov. 18.
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    The Quincy College Granite men’s basketball team.

    Jonathan Ng can be reached at Jonathan.Ng@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanNgBOS.