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Danica Buckley will direct the Choral Art Society of South Shore in a holiday season program called “A Winter’s Day.”

Holiday concerts celebrate a return to traditions

Choruses south of Boston are preparing for holiday concerts with special anticipation following a year of accommodations compelled by the pandemic.

Kaylee Redard, host of a House of Seven Gables webcast, prepares onions with the help of Madelynne Quinton, 6, granddaughter of the museum's special events manager, Deb Costa.

House of Seven Gables dishes up colonial classics in live webcast

Once a month, Assistant Visitor Services Manager Kaylee Redard hosts live cooking demonstrations over Zoom with a historical twist.

A gap in the staircase leading to the JFK/UMass T Station was seen after David Jones fell to his death.

E-mails show officials were slow to fix stairs at JFK/UMass Station where professor fell to his death

Consultants had previously found five “public safety hazards/defects” regarding stairs at the JFK/UMass station, according to emails obtained by the Globe through a records request.

Tyrone Clark, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and spent 47 years in prison, will now go free.

Judge throws out 1974 rape conviction; Tyrone Clark, who has spent decades in prison, will now go free

Tyrone Clark was scheduled to be set free after nearly half a century in prison after a judge's decision to throw out his 1974 rape conviction. The victim recanted her identification of Clark as her attacker and the physical evidence from the case was lost decades ago, giving Clark no chance to clear his name, the judge ruled.

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David Jiles, Jr., Gary Thomas Ng, Alexander Holden, Zachary McConnell, Bryan Miner, and Phil Tayler in “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.″

Celebrate the holidays on stage, downtown, and in a TV studio

The Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham is presenting “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,″ a World War I documentary musical, through Dec. 23.

Medford

Medford’s next fire chief came through the ranks

Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn recently named John E. Freedman to serve as the city’s next fire chief.

Weymouth

Weymouth to offer free COVID-19 testing for residents, businesses

In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the town of Weymouth is offering free COVID-19 testing again for residents and local businesses at walk-in clinics on Monday afternoons.

Foxborough

Foxborough moves to drop civil service hiring rules for police

A Special Town Meeting in Foxborough voted to ask the Legislature to allow the town to exempt its police department from civil service rules.