Hingham 12/01/2017: Bob Beal aka Santa from Hingham, reads Marielle Hoppe , 5 , from Hingham's Christmas list during her visit during the annual Christmas in the Square celebration in Hingham. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

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Bob Beal aka Santa from Hingham, reading 5-year-old Marielle Hoppe’s Christmas list during her visit at the annual Christmas in the Square celebration in Hingham on Dec. 1.

Being a good Santa is no easy sleigh ride

Taking the role seriously is essential to success. Just ask the hairy, burly men who do the job.By Johanna Seltz

UP CLOSE

Author put herself back into ‘The Land of Blue’

A lot of where she grew up — Boston — and her work as a licensed mental health therapist went into her novel, says Jill Sylvester.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for Juvenile Court jurisdiction?

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

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for Juvenile Court jurisdiction?

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

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Braintree’s Adam Gaudette led Northeastern to a 3-1 hockey win over Merrimack.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Two point guards who lead by example

Archbishop Williams’ Asiah Dingle, at only 5-foot-3, believes in “heart over height,” while Foxborough High’s Ashley Sampson, her coach says, is “unselfish, almost to a fault.”

Being a good Santa is no easy sleigh ride

Taking the role seriously is essential to success. Just ask the hairy, burly men who do the job.

KINGSTON

School raises $10,000 for breast cancer center

Five years ago, Silver Lake Regional High School decided to join the battle against breast cancer.

WEST BRIDGEWATER

West Bridgewater chooses new fire chief

Kenneth May, currently the deputy fire chief, will take over the department’s top job Jan. 1.

HANSON

State to replace monitoring well on Hanson town hall’s green

The well, which the state uses to manually check water levels each month, will be replaced Tuesday, Dec. 12.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Holiday harmonies have the divas in a twist

Divas with a Twist, five lead female singers, perform holiday favorites such as “O Holy Night,” and “Run Run Rudolph.” Holiday programs are everywhere this week.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

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

QUINCY

Tax rate down but bills up for Quincy homeowners

Quincy homeowners will see their property tax bills increase, though the rate set by the City Council fell slightly.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

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

EASTON

Easton seeks resident input on legal recreational marijuana

Easton’s Marijuana Police Advisory Committee is holding a public listening session Dec. 14.

Globe South Sports

Braintree 12/05/2017: Archbishop Williams point guard Asiah Dingle (cq), moves the ball towards the basket during a scrimmage game against Braintree. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Two point guards who lead by example

Archbishop Williams’ Asiah Dingle, at only 5-foot-3, believes in “heart over height,” while Foxborough High’s Ashley Sampson, her coach says, is “unselfish, almost to a fault.”

Interactive Graphic

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