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Otterly adorable: Blue Hills Trailside Museum reopens with newly renovated otter exhibit

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton reopened on Saturday with a celebration of the returned otter and renovated exhibit for the animal. → Read More

Otterly adorable: Blue Hills Trailside Museum reopens with newly renovated otter exhibit

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton reopened on Saturday with a celebration of the returned otter and renovated exhibit for the animal. → Read More

Milton's Blue Hill Observatory receives $90,000 grant to digitize climate data

The matching grant will be used to digitize old climate records of the 135-year-old Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center in Milton. → Read More

Just doggone fun: Pooches enjoy pool day at Marshfield Boys and Girls Club

Many dogs and their owners came out Thursday night to raise money for a new Marshfield dog park and watch their pets play in the pool. → Read More

Quincy foliage walk to show off rain gardens, redwoods at Kincaide Park

Quincy Tree Alliance will host a walk through Kincaide Park, showcasing the area's developments that curb carbon emissions, reduce flooding → Read More

Lit by luminarias: Floating lanterns light up George Lane Beach in Weymouth

Thousands of luminarias lit up the Weymouth shore during the Water Lantern Festival, held Saturday at George Lane Beach. → Read More

'Everybody's just in a great mood': Rockland throws inaugural fall festival

Hundreds filled Union Street as they sampled drinks at a beer garden, shopped and painted pumpkins with their kids at Rockland's fall festival. → Read More

Quincy fifth grader disciplined over threatening note official said was imitating TV show

A fifth grade student at Montclair Elementary School will be disciplined after writing a note with 'threatening language' in imitation of TV show. → Read More

'It's very special': Fans, cheerleaders, pep bands amp up return of Friday night football

Being back under the lights on Friday nights is a welcome change after last season's COVID restrictions, athletic directors say → Read More

Quincy council candidates tackle climate change initiatives, campaign donations in forum

Nearly every candidate came virtually Thursday night to discuss how Quincy can combat climate change. → Read More

Newsmaker: From Ghana to Quincy, priest celebrates 25 years of leading ministry

The Rev. Joseph Boafo, a native of Ghana, moved to the United States in 2009. → Read More

Put 'em up: Quincy man will enter the ring to raise money for cancer research

Quincy resident Jason Vancura will fight at the House of Blues in Boston on Oct. 13 as part of the charity organization Haymakers for Hope. → Read More

Holy cannoli: Marshfield festival celebrates Italian culture, heritage

The festival brought hundreds to the fairgrounds to celebrate all things Italian Saturday. → Read More

Riding for a reason: Cycling coalition offers diversity ride starting in Scituate

The ride is meant for experienced cyclists and will offer a 17- or 37-mile route. → Read More

Quincy Food Truck Festival returns with sweets, sandwiches and snacks of all sorts

Hundreds attended the event after last year's was canceled because of the pandemic, → Read More

Football fans don orange in memory of late Braintree High player

Braintree beat Holliston 34-21 in its homecoming game. → Read More

'It's just never over': Locals rally for reproductive justice in downtown Quincy

Some protestors planned to carpool to Boston for a second march after their event in Quincy. → Read More

'Milton never disappoints': Students glow gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

A bike/walk/run event is underway to help raise money to fight pediatric cancer. → Read More

400 years after Standish landed in Squantum, Massachusetts rethinks its flag, his legacy

It's been 400 years since Plymouth military officer Myles Standish visited Squaw Rock. Today, his legacy and the state's history are in question. → Read More

Weymouth man awarded Carnegie Hero medal for stopping 2019 train robbery in Chicago

Jean-Paul LaPierre has been awarded a medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund. → Read More