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Scituate votes to remove gendered terms from bylaws

All gender-specific terms will be removed from Scituate’s bylaws after a Special Town Meeting voted to make all identifying terms gender-neutral.


Studio apartments open in Randolph for formerly homeless veterans

Ten formerly homeless veterans are moving into 10 studio apartments in a new $2.57 million building in Randolph owned and operated by Father Bill’s & Mainspring.


Somerville seeks input on planning Assembly Square neighborhood

Somerville residents can help shape the future of the Assembly Square neighborhood.


Marblehead library to allow limited access for browsing

Marblehead’s Abbot Public Library plans will soon begin allowing patrons limited access to its Pleasant Street building.


New artwork replaces graffiti near Bay Colony Rail Trail

More than 75 Needham residents recently joined in a graffiti-removal project that was also aimed at promoting unity and kindness in the community.

Toys for Tots and stargazing

The Chelmsford Police Department invites the community to fill one of its cruisers with gifts to benefit Toys for Tots, and provide kids in need with gifts of their own this holiday season.

Magnitude 2.0 earthquake reported in Dartmouth early Sunday

A magnitude 2.0 earthquake was reported along the Massachusetts South Shore early Sunday morning, according to the US Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center.

2-alarm fire breaks out in Allston, displacing seven

A 2-alarm fire that broke out in Allston early Sunday morning displaced seven residents and caused an estimated $100,000 in damages, the Boston Fire Department said. No injuries were reported.