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BLOTTER TALES

What happens when you drop your keys down a sewer

A set of keys are fished out of a sewer, a couple on a party bus cause a scene, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

New conservatory president sings praises of music education

After graduating in vocal music from New England Conservatory Robert Cinnante moved into arts administration. He now leads South Shore Conservatory.

Needham

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

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

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.

HAVERHILL, LAWRENCE

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.

Brockton

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.

Holbrook

$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.