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Past articles by Anastasia:

Let's Eat, Ledgerland: There's a story behind every dish at Trattoria San Pietro

With a mix of familiar and less familiar Italian dishes, it is the owners' hope that diners at Norwell's Trattoria San Pietro can fully immerse themselves → Read More

Back the Blue, Black Lives Matter supporters fill Scituate Rotary in separate standouts

"I hope the same way I can empathize for them, they can empathize for us." → Read More

The show must go on: Local theater troupe films play at Quincy ampitheater

Mel O' Drama acting troupe films "Beauty and the Beast" at Ruth Gordon Ampitheater. → Read More

Smoke show: Annual Marshfield rib cook-off pivots to grab-and-go amid pandemic

The event, which has drawn hundreds in the past, took on a grab-and-go style this year. People had to place their orders in advance, pick them up by car, → Read More

Let's eat, Ledgerland: True North adapts to 'new normal'

In Weymouth, True North restaurant is 'a little oasis on Route 3A' → Read More

In Norwell, two friends seeking change one sign at a time

A small-but-driven group of friends team up to make Black Lives Signs in Norwell. → Read More

South Shore Vocational Technical High School graduates 142

MARSHFIELD — Students and families gathered Saturday morning at the Marshfield Fairgrounds for a socially distant graduation ceremony for South Shore Vocational Technical School's Class of 2020. School administrators, the class president and the valedictorian delivered their speeches, which could be heard from loudspeaker or through the car radio, and viewed on large video screens. Some families… → Read More

Youth-organized vigil in Weymouth draws hundreds

A group of hundreds gathered Saturday at a vigil that raised more than $7,300 to support the Black Lives Matter movement. → Read More

South Shore Plaza reopens to shoppers

About 25 stores are open while around 100 remain closed. → Read More

Nontraditional plans for high school graduations shaping up

Throughout the South Shore, high school graduations look different amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Over 30 South Shore employees file federal complaints about unsafe working conditions amid pandemic

Employer is not sanitizing workspace. Temporary employees are being transported to workplace in crowded vans. Store is not enforcing social distancing. → Read More

Hanover High creates tribute for its graduating seniors

HANOVER — If you take a drive along Cedar Street in Hanover, you'll be greeted by the smiling faces of Hanover High School's 189 graduating seniors in a new tribute the school has made to honor the class. "There started to be a developing trend nationwide of having senior portraits on signs," said Hanover High School Principal Matthew Paquette. "But I was thinking about it and didn't just want… → Read More

Quincy firefighters put out major structure fires Friday night

QUINCY —At least 10 people were displaced after two fires in Quincy on Friday night. The fires struck a set of apartment buildings on Holmes Street in North Quincy and a home on Peterson Road in Houghs Neck. "It was an active evening and we were fortunate enough to have no injuries," said Deputy Fire Chief Tim Burchill on Saturday. Burchill said the causes of both fires were still under… → Read More

Where can I get tested for coronavirus on the South Shore?

Here are our local testing sites. → Read More

Milton native, daughter write novel and raise over $22,000 for charity

"Darien the Librarian" has raised money for Feeding America. → Read More

For the high school Class of 2020, It wasn’t supposed to end this way

Senior year of high school is filled with once-in-a-lifetime moments. For one teen, it's his last time stepping up to home plate wearing his school jersey. → Read More

NEWSMAKER: Quincy woman makes over 330 lasagnas for friends in need

A delicious way to give back. → Read More

Pembroke woman coordinates thousands of meals for healthcare workers

PEMBROKE — When Pembroke bike shop owner Beth Mills created a Facebook page to organize meal donations for healthcare workers, she had no idea what was coming. She certainly didn't expect that two weeks later — as of Wednesday — her initiative would have delivered 1,440 meals from a half dozen local restaurants to hospitals on the South Shore. "It's a surreal experience," she said. Mills' group… → Read More

'Law and Order ... To Go': Braintree police supporting local restaurants

The town's Police Department is participating in a campaign to support local restaurants by ordering takeout for lunch and dinner, every day. → Read More

'Hingham on Hold': Historical society seeks stories to document pandemic

The Hingham Historical Society is trying to document what it's like to live in this time, and has asked the public to help. → Read More