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Needham extends free two-hour parking at downtown meters

To further its support for local merchants during the pandemic, the Select Board extended the policy through June 30.


Wellesley forum set on investing in companies that prioritize climate action and equity

Area residents have an opportunity to learn more about investing in companies that prioritize climate action and equity at a virtual forum, organized by Sustainable Wellesley, on Thursday, Jan. 28.


Somerville library launches citizenship program for English language learners

English language learners hoping to become US citizens can get some help from the Somerville Public Library.


Northern Essex Community College receives $400,000 grant to expand health care programs

Northern Essex Community College is expanding health care study options for students with the help of new state funding.


Return to classrooms is top priority of Brockton’s new City Council chief

Brockton’s new City Council president, Winthrop Farwell Jr., says his top priority for the year is working with the mayor and schools to get children back into the classroom.


$8 million regional emergency communications center opens in Holbrook

The new building handles 911 calls from six communities: Abington, Canton, Holbrook, Rockland, Sharon, and Whitman.


Framingham creating temporary classroom jobs to assist return to in-person learning

Framingham Public Schools is seeking applicants for approximately 46 new temporary jobs being created in response to the pandemic and the district’s goal of returning some students to in-person learning.

Pen pals, birding, and how to appraise an antique

Sixteen sophomores studying Health Assisting at Whittier Tech in Haverhill began a pen pal program with residents of nearby Wingate Residences assisted living.