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'Devastated and heartbroken': Duxbury gathers to pray after children killed, mother charged

The Holy Family Church in Duxbury held a candlelight vigil on Thursday night to offer prayers and consolation after the deaths of two children. → Read More

Local fishery and farm serve tacos and lessons to Scituate students

Mullaney's Fish Market teamed up with Holly Hill Farm to serve locally sourced fish tacos to all six schools in Scituate's school system on Thursday. → Read More

'Let us follow that example': Peaceful change, service highlighted on MLK Day in Cohasset

Cohasset's diversity committee organized the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. → Read More

'Gong hay fat choy': Braintree hosts first Lunar New Year Festival

Performers, local businesses, town residents and officials came together to celebrate the Lunar New Year for the first time in Braintree. → Read More

'It can happen wherever': Cohasset residents grapple with news of missing mother as case unfolds

Residents are grappling with news in the Ana Walshe case as local and national media flood the small town. → Read More

Cold for a cause: Swimmers brave icy Wollaston Beach waters to support 'Mighty Quinn'

The North Quincy Polar Plunge was held as a benefit for the "Mighty Quinn" Waters, of Weymouth, a young boy who has battled cancer for years. → Read More

Prosecutor: Bloody knife found in missing Cohasset woman's home

Prosecutors said Brian Walshe didn't tell investigators he had spent hundreds of dollars on cleaning supplies at stores after his wife disappeared. → Read More

'Just imagine it': Abington reclaims historic 1948 fire truck, eyes money for restoration

Abington's historic 1948 fire engine was located by town resident Jane Clockadile, who is leading an effort to restore it to its original glory. → Read More

Quincy to ring in Year of the Rabbit with Feb. 5 Lunar New Year festival

Quincy Asian Resources Inc. will host its 35th annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday, Feb. 5, at North Quincy High School. → Read More

Hull restaurant owner surprises staff with Christmas gift of a lifetime

Jessica Travis, owner of Toast in Hull, surprised staff with a special Christmas gift. In May, employees and their families will go to Disney World. → Read More

'A ticket to your future': Student from Ukraine rebuilds in Scituate after fleeing war

Alisa Hil fled Ukraine in the immediate aftermath of the Russian invasion. Through the Uniting for Ukraine program, she has found asylum in the U.S. → Read More

Megumi Kibi, of Quincy, wins Ledger's Christmas art contest

This year's winner of the Patriot Ledger's Christmas art contest is Megumi Kibi, of Quincy. She said she's inspired by the beauty of the season. → Read More

'More than a toy drive': Quincy Y's assistance program makes merry for many needy children

Staff and volunteers at the Hale Family YMCA in Quincy sorted and bagged gifts for 845 kids at the Hale Family YMCA in Quincy on Monday. → Read More

Cohasset man accused of chain-saw attack sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for evaluation

Judge Mark S. Coven ordered Brien Buckley, 35, to be sent to Bridgewater State Hospital to be examined for competency and criminal responsibility. → Read More

'They're very serious': New North Quincy High team competes in regional pingpong meets

Under the direction of teacher Shaue-Fung Peng, the club meets weekly. In November, members traveled to Dedham to compete against other schools. → Read More

Quincy woman's obstacle list is long: Homelessness, mental illness and quadriplegic father

Dominique Pina was suddenly inflicted with debilitating mental illness while in her mid thirties. Now she seeks to reinvent herself at Quincy College. → Read More

'Hoping for the best': Local Christmas tree farmers still cheerful after season marred by drought

Tree farmers in the southeastern Massachusetts have faced months of significant to critical drought. Nevertheless, they still have trees to sell. → Read More

'One of the most horrific events': Quincy police talk safety after Wollaston kidnapping, rape

City and law enforcement officials held a community safety meeting this week after a 'horrific' kidnapping and rape near Wollaston. → Read More

From Santa to the Grinch, all manner of Christmas cheer on display at Quincy's annual parade

Quincy celebrated its 69th annual Christmas parade on Sunday. People took advantage of moderate weather to enjoy the floats, marching bands and more. → Read More

'It's exploitation': Randolph group slams landlords, town as evictions rise, conditions worsen

Randolph Tenants United protested poor living conditions and rising rents, and called on the town to do more to protect its residents. → Read More