SOUTH OF BOSTON

Siemens unveils $300 million facility in Walpole

Siemens Healthineers has cut the ribbon on a new factory and research and development facility for laboratory diagnostic devices at its East Walpole campus.

Final phase of Cambridge-Watertown Greenway begins

Located on an inactive B&M Railroad corridor, the greenway is intended as a safe off-road route for bicyclists, pedestrians, and others.

Deal keeps Cape wildlife center aloft

The facility is being transferred to the Weymouth-based New England Wildlife Center, and will be known as the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center.

THE ARGUMENT

Should electric scooters be allowed on local streets?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

, this one decorated for Halloween, wait at a dock on Washington Street in Salem. A Salem city councilor wants to ban the bike share company Zagster because he doesn't want the city to have a formal deal with them. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (John Hilliard) Topic: (11zobikeshare)

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Bike-sharing hits a few bumps in the road

As more cities and towns adopt programs, there are growing pains amid the glowing reviews.

FIELD GUIDE

The world’s fastest animal lives right here in Boston area

Peregrine falcons are able to reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour when in a full dive, or stoop, as it’s called.

Rewild in Quincy draws a young crowd.

LOCAL FARE

Meet me at the vegan beer hall and café

If you’re tired of explaining to people that no, even (most) pizza is not vegan, then I’ve got a place in Quincy for you: Rewild.

09nocalendar -- William Gardiner plays Clarence in the Greater Boston Stage CompanyÕs production of ÒItÕs a Wonderful LifeÓ through Dec. 23 at its theater located at 395 Main St., Stoneham. For tickets and more information, call 781-279-2200 or visit greaterbostonstage.org. (Carla Donaghey)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Angels, ballads, and solstice music

There are plenty of exhibits and events to keep you and your family busy in the coming week.

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CAMPUS ANGLE

Walpole’s Kaitlin Brown has locked down goal for Stonehill

In 19 starts, the junior keeper posted a sparkling 1.26 GAA, recorded eight shutouts, and backstopped the Skyhawks to a 13-7 record.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Catching Up With … Shelly Lyons

The basketball star from Braintree High and Brown University is now an administrator at Northeastern University.

Bike-sharing hits a few bumps in the road

As more cities and towns adopt programs, there are growing pains amid the glowing reviews.

LOCAL FARE

Meet me at the vegan beer hall and café

If you’re tired of explaining to people that no, even (most) pizza is not vegan, then I’ve got a place in Quincy for you: Rewild.

FIELD GUIDE

The world’s fastest animal lives right here in Boston area

Peregrine falcons are able to reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour when in a full dive, or stoop, as it’s called.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Angels, ballads, and solstice music

There are plenty of exhibits and events to keep you and your family busy in the coming week.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Marlborough’s Leo Fanning received the George Carens Award Thursday night for his lifetime contribution to New England college football.

BLOTTER TALES

A smart speaker leads to a scare

Alexa draws the attention of the police, officers get into a snowball fight with students, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

THE ARGUMENT

Should electric scooters be allowed on local streets?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

TENNIS

12-year-old rising star on the tennis court

Anna Nguyen of Reading has been playing tennis competitively since age 10, dominating in tournament play on the local and national stage.

Deal keeps Cape wildlife center aloft

The facility is being transferred to the Weymouth-based New England Wildlife Center, and will be known as the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center.

SOUTH INFORMER

Meals for families, youth rugby teams, and ‘The Nutcracker’

More than 1,000 Thanksgiving meal packages were distributed by Interfaith Social Services to families in Quincy, Weymouth, and Randolph over two days.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Siemens unveils $300 million facility in Walpole

Siemens Healthineers has cut the ribbon on a new factory and research and development facility for laboratory diagnostic devices at its East Walpole campus.

WEST INFORMER

A holiday gallery, coat drive, and education awards

A contemporary art and craft gallery in Arlingtonopened its 11th holiday exhibition, “Plenty 2018.”

NORTH INFORMER

Girl Scouts hear Michelle Obama, free concerts, and making hummus

More than 30 Girl Scouts from Eastern Massachusetts were chosen to attend Michelle Obama’s book tour stop at TD Garden, including six from Lawrence.

NEWTON

Newton signs green energy contract

Newton electric customers will have the option to get some or all of their power from renewable sources through a green energy contract signed by the mayor.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham voters to weigh tax increase for new middle school

Framingham residents head to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to take up a proposed tax increase for the construction of a new Fuller Middle School.

ASHLAND

Vote lets Ashland buy 95 acres of Rail Transit District

Ashland voters approved a land purchase that officials said will give the town control over much of the remaining portion of its Rail Transit District.

STONEHAM

Grant will allow Stoneham to add four firefighters

Stoneham will add four new firefighters with the help of new funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Manchester-by-the-Sea’s first 2 women police officers report for duty

Andrea Locke and Jennifer Gilson recently graduated from the Municipal Police Training Committee’s Reading Police Academy.

MEDFORD

Malden YMCA acquires Boys & Girls Club of Medford

The agreement also will include the Medford Recreation Department and expand programming at the Gene Mack Gym.

COHASSET

South Shore forum to tackle substance abuse

Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition invites the public to a Dec. 13 forum in Cohasset that will zero in on the opioid epidemic on the South Shore and its impact on local families.

DEDHAM

Dedham’s governing board gets gender-neutral name

The Board of Selectmen is no more; moving forward, the elected officials will be known as the “Select Board.”

WEST OF BOSTON

Developer buys more properties in Newtonville

Robert Korff has expanded his Washington Street portfolio with a series of purchases that include the post office branch.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Kia Fernandes, a Salem State senior and Wareham High grad, was named MASCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after scoring 31 points in a win over Gordon College.

Shining the light of Hanukkah miracle

Hanukkah is a joyful holiday that celebrates Judaism and freedom, but it is also a time for generations to share traditions of food, songs, and games.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts move to a single payer health care system?

Read two views and vote in our informal online poll.

BLOTTER TALES

Little lost leaf blower

A leaf blower is located in Norton, a gun is found in a dressing room in Wareham, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

High hopes for Melrose wrestlers

After 38 years at Winchester High, Larry Tremblay will coach a new wrestling team.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Dream machine casts spell at the Walka Walka Mall

The small mall arcade is now the favorite place of my youngest grandchildren.

Somerville, MA - 10/25/18 - Stubblebine begins a repair. Bob Stubblebine (cq) is one of the area's top guitar luthiers, people who not only keep guitars playable but form a small community of craftsmen who help, teach, and learn from each other in the ages-old, hands-on tradition. He is the owner of Stubblebine Lutherie near Davis Square. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Jose Martinez) Topic: (25zoluthier)

Get thy electric guitar to a luthier

This small band of guitar heroes plays an instrumental role in the local music scene.

The baked stuffed scallops lunch special.

LOCAL FARE

Tavern echoes Marblehead’s seafaring past

The reputation of a seafood restaurant rests on its fish, and the Three Cod Tavern in Marblehead passes with flying colors.

Sally Hoyt with former president Jimmy Carter in 1979.

At 96, this advocate still fights on seniors’ behalf

Sally Hoyt of Reading has plenty of advice — but no platitudes — about aging well.

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society purchased the King Caesar House — which was built in 1809 — in 1965.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Preserving Duxbury since 1883

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will hold a champagne toast to commemorate its 135th anniversary.

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