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Erin Campbell places a breathing mask on a training dummy at Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence.

You have a degree. But do you need more skills?

More college graduates are taking health and technology classes at community colleges in hopes of snagging a better job.By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Beadazzled at the Beade Affaire

Beadesigner International, the New England Bead Society, will present the 39th Bead Affaire on Saturday, Oct 21, at the Armenian Cultural Center in Watertown.


Should Newton reduce the size of its City Council to 12 members?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Latest Globe West headlines

Newton voters sound off about their city

Residents from Newton’s 13 villages offer their views on the mayoral race and a proposed new charter that would restructure the City Council. The election is Nov. 7.


Thrown together, they stand tall as Newton South’s last line

In their first year together as the girls’ soccer team’s center backs, Rosie McLeod and Dany La Camera have excelled.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Hannah Guzzi had a six-point week as Amherst College’s women’s soccer squad went 3-0.


Framingham State receives $30k grant to fund after-school programs

The new sponsorship agreement will allow the center to offer more low-income and disadvantaged students after-school visits to both the Challenger Learning Center and the university’s planetarium.


Celebrate Halloween with a road race, haunted house, or concert

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in advance of trick-or-treat night – with a road race, a candlelit visit to a famous antique home or a concert.


Concord health panel will hold training on Narcan use Nov. 2

The forum will include a discussion about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an overdose.


Dover Board of Health holding vaccination clinic

The clinic wil run Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dover Town Hall.


New Franklin schools superintendent to meet with parents

The new superintendent of Franklin’s schools, Sara Ahern, will hold a series of parent forums during the next several weeks


Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps sets Oct. 23 kickoff for volunteers

The corps is made up of volunteers trained to prepare for and assist in public health emergencies.


Open house in Framingham on ‘Golden Triangle’ study

The Golden Triangle is the area around Exit 13 on the Mass Pike and includes the Natick Mall, Shoppers World, and routes 9 and 30.


MassBay Community College launches drive to fight hunger on campus

More than half of the MassBay Community College students who participated in an online survey reported “low” or “very low” food security.


Foundation launches new family philanthropy program

10 parent/child teams each donate $500 and grant their collective contributions to a local nonprofit at the end of the semester-long program, which will begin in January 2018.

Blotter tales


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A woman gets upset over a “bad pedicure,” a man lounges by the pool without any clothes on, strange sounds come from a dumpster, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


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

On The Move


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The Skate for the 22 Foundation takes its name and its mission from the estimate that roughly 22 veterans take their lives each day.


Dottie Fulginiti, vice chair of the Easton Board of Selectmen, prepares for a meeting at Town Hall in Easton, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.

Interactive Graphic

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