Latest Globe South headlines

The latest stories from south of Boston.

WEYMOUTH

Weymouth councilor resigns after 18 years

The Town Council will appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of Thomas “TJ” Lacey’s term, which runs until the end of 2019.

Different cities, different makeups

The racial makeups of Quincy, Brockton, and Boston, and their police departments.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts eliminate tuition and mandatory fees for in-state students at its public colleges and universities?

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

Up Close

Leading the fight for the developmentally disabled

What drew Daryl Ann Cook-Ivan to her job at the Weymouth-based The Arc of the South Shore 11 years ago is the same thing that she loves about the job now: the people the agency serves.

WAREHAM

Town plans e-permitting system

Wareham plans to install a new electronic system to improve the efficiency of its permitting and licensing system using a recent $66,900 state grant.

QUINCY

City to begin working with new trash hauler July 1

Trash collection days won’t change for residents, though the new hauler, Capitol Waste Services, may change collection routes within each day.

NORWOOD

Town may consider seeking a tax-limit override

Town Meeting voters passed a $187 million budget during its five nights of meeting last month, but some say more money is needed.

Mark Your Calendar

Art center presents 63d annual fest in Cohasset

The South Shore Art Center presents the 63d Annual Arts Festival, offering multiple art exhibitions, craft vendors, and a sound stage on Cohasset Common, for Father’s Day weekend.

WEYMOUTH

Town to redesign flood-prone area

State money will be used to redesign the sea wall and drainage system along Fort Point Road in North Weymouth.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

WESTWOOD

Islington Center redevelopment moving forward

The multimillion-dollar, public-private development project features new shops and housing as well as more parking and a renovated library and community center.

RANDOLPH

School breakfast program expands

The program, supported by the EOS Foundation, now serves 76 percent of students in four elementary schools, up from 21 percent last year.

Bella English

Tales of hope and pursuit of life in America

“Suitcase Stories” offers us a look at the success stories of immigrants and refugees in our communities.

LAKEVILLE

Town Meeting OK’s recreational marijuana sales

Residents also voted in favor of allowing the Planning Board to grant special permits for marijuana-related businesses.

ROCKLAND

Town begins installing LED street lights

The new fixtures are expected to cut Rockland’s street light energy consumption by approximately 64 percent.

HULL

Free weekend trolley will start July 4

The vehicle will run Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., make seven loops a day, and stop for people who flag it down along the route.

STOUGHTON

Town to buy former bank property

The Randolph Savings Bank, now known as Envision Savings Bank, closed the Pleasant Street facility when it opened a new branch at 497 Washington St. last September.

WALPOLE

Incumbets win in town elections

The town clerk’s office reported a 20 percent voter turnout.

South View: Quincy, 1969

Beachgoers enjoyed a sunny day at Wollaston Beach on June 27, 1969.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

Readers’ views via e-mail, snail mail, Twitter, online comments on our stories.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Jake Farrell a force in Northeastern return

The former Xaverian Brothers athlete led the school’s baseball team at the plate.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Hanover’s Sarah Miller set a new Assumption College long jump record.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Gray, Glennon led Rockland hardball turnaround

Seniors Sam Gray and Aiden Glennon helped the Rockland High baseball team into postseason play for the first time since 2012.

BLOTTER TALES

Help! Your (fill in the blank) is in trouble

A likely gift card scam is averted, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

Trying for diversity, Quincy’s police force still fall short

Asians make up about 28 percent of Quincy’s population, but there are just five Asian officers — four officers and a sergeant — among the department’s 214 sworn personnel.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the Legislature adopt the bill aimed at modernizing sex education in Massachusetts?

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

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.

QUINCY

Quincy College can offer refunds for students

The college’s board of governors authorized Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, who has been put in charge of the college, to negotiate with affected students and has given him access to $4.5 million to do so.

LAKEVILLE

Town Meeting to tackle recreational marijuana

Lakeville voters will decide at the June 4 Town Meeting whether the town should allow retail sales, cultivation, testing facilities, and other activities associated with recreational marijuana.

BROCKTON

Angelo School remembers murdered 8-year-old

Edson Brito and his 5-year-old brother were fatally stabbed in their home in February, and their mother is accused of murdering them in a ritual killing.

MILTON

State delays demolition of Hendries plant

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection stopped the work to get additional documentation from the demolition contractor.

MIDDLEBOROUGH

Wareham teen charged with break-ins

Police charged the 17-year-old from Wareham with breaking into two cars in downtown Middleborough and said he was “a person of interest” in more than a dozen other vehicle break-ins.

MANSFIELD

Meeting OK’s removing residency requirement

Residents will be asked in the fall to endorse votes taken by Town Meeting that would eliminate the residency requirement for the town manager and allow the cultivation and sale of marijuana in town.

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

ABINGTON

Schools to adopt new security protocol

The Abington schools will hold a meeting on June 13 to give parents information about the schools’ plan to adopt “ALICE,” a nationally recognized program in promoting security and safety.

BRAINTREE

Town gets 1,145 requests for help via phone app

Since launching the smartphone application “Commonwealth Connect” a year ago, Braintree has received 1,145 requests for help with specific things that need to be fixed, according to Mayor Joseph Sullivan.

PLYMOUTH

Tavares retains selectman seat

Kenneth Tavares earned another term on the Plymouth Board of Selectmen when he handily turned back a challenge from Kevin F. Lynch in the May 19 annual town election.

Abington/Rockland

Water treatment plant plan gets a boost

Abington and Rockland were jointly awarded a $130,000 state planning grant.

MATTAPOISETT

Voters agree to temporary tax hike for roads

By a vote of 173 to 55, residents approved a Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusion to repay $250,000 in debt for the eighth phase of a multiyear project to upgrade the town’s road infrastructure.

Beverly Beckham

Looking up a new word, and seeing its monstrosity

Lebensborn. It means “Fountain of Life” or “Spring of Life,” and was a Nazi program designed by the Heinrich Himmler, the head of the German Gestapo and SS, to create a master Aryan race.

A place for youngsters to roam and learn in nature

In a new nature preschool opening in Sharon this fall, children will spend half the time outside, in all kinds of weather, and will be encouraged to explore the landscape, visit animals, and walk trails.

All the news that’s fit to read aloud

The Talking Information Center of Marshfield is hosting the first collaborative low-vision support group in the south suburbs.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Kingston’s Kelly Danahy batted .395 and helped lead the UMass Boston softball team to the Little East Conference title.

COMMENTARY

Globe South Commentary

Readers’ views via e-mail, snail mail, Twitter, online comments on our stories.

BLOTTER TALES

Cleanliness can have its downside

A man accidentally throws his passport away, a hotel guest is reported sunbathing in the nude, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ GOLF

First up for De Andrade: the Notre Dame Academy legacy

Notre Dame Academy has won 12 state golf championships over the last 18 years, and 16-year-old Ellie De Andrade wants to add to that legacy.

Mark Your Calendar

Scituate arts festival invites young and old to paint outdoors

Scituate’s “Arts Alive!” festival will include open-air painting and various exhibits, and young and old, serious painters and amateurs, are all encouraged to participate.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts require home sellers to share energy-efficiency grades for their houses with potential buyers?

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

INFORMER

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A truck hits a low bridge in Framingham, a strange ticking noise is investigated in Hopkinton, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CAPTION CONTEST

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown, and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com.