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// Educator Jean Kilbourne is honored for her work on advertising’s toxic portrayal of women

Jean Kilbourne, raised in Hingham, lives in Newton, has been named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Her groundbreaking work in exposing the deceptive, sexualized advertising world is cited.

Book Buzz

So what really lies behind the powerful appeal of romance novels?

Nancy Harris, a practicing psychologist of 30 years and voracious reader, offers recommendations on books you might enjoy. In this installment of Book Buzz: romance novels.

Latest Globe South headlines


22-year-old dies from suspected overdose

The Oct. 1 death appears to have ended a lull in drug deaths in the town, said Fire Chief Gary Silvia .


Rochester tax rate drops, but bills may not

Home and business owners may not see lower bills because property values are up.


Norwood yogurt business helps anti-drug efforts

The town’s efforts to fight substance abuse were aided by a local yogurt business owned by a town police officer.


Hall of Famer Pat Bradley to attend GIGL tourney Nov. 1 in Norton

The Girls Independent Golf League hosted a program-record 150 girls at Sunday’s tourney at MGA Links.


Article proposed to help Wareham residents, businesses save on electric bills

The proposal would authorize the town to research, develop, and participate in a contract with a municipal aggregation energy initiative.


Middleborough approves spending on high school study, rejects Frisbee golf course

Much of the discussion centered on the Frisbee golf course being built in the 220-acre tract of mostly wooded land


New breakfast, lunch spot coming to Whitman

The smell of fresh-baked blueberry muffins and coffee will greet patrons at a new restaurant, the Nellie Rose, when it opens around the first of December.


Grants for Westwood cultural programs amount to $4,500

The council is particularly interested in projects that celebrate local and cultural history, programs without a parenting theme aimed at residents ages 30 to 60, and art education programs for students.


Head of Quincy Chamber of Commerce to step down

Dean Rizzo recently announced his plans to leave his position at the end of the year.


Cohasset selectwoman resigns citing a “culture of divisiveness”

Selectwoman Karen Quigley has resigned from the board, saying she was weary of what she called a “culture of divisiveness” in town government.


Renovations in progress at Hanover YMCA

Contractors recently began work on a significant upgrade to the South Shore YMCA’s Emilson branch.

The Argument

Should the state allow deer hunting by bow and arrow on Sundays?

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

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// High school concussions

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