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North Shore Community College seeking new leader

Patricia A. Gentile, who had been North Shore’s fourth president, retired in July. Nate Bryant, a former longtime administrator at Salem State University, is serving as interim president until the new permanent president is selected.

All Hanover school staff test COVID-negative before school start

All Hanover public school teachers and staff were tested for COVID-19 twice before students returned to classes – and each time all 437 tests came back negative, according to Superintendent Matthew Ferron.

Brookline names new commissioner of public works

Erin Chute Gallentine, who has overseen the Parks and Open Space Division, has becoming the first woman to oversee the public works department.

Lexington, Wellesley to offer workshops on zero-emission lawn care

Officials in Lexington and Wellesley are partnering to offer virtual workshops for professionals and residents on using low noise, zero-emission equipment for lawn care.

Braintree High drops ‘headmaster’ and ‘housemaster’ titles

Braintree High School students are starting the new school year with a principal and three assistant principals, instead of a headmaster and three assistant housemasters.

Newton has until Dec. 31 to decide on purchasing armory, mayor says

Newton has until year’s end to decide whether to purchase the West Newton Armory on Washington Street, a property Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has long sought to turn into affordable housing.

Prayer amid pandemic: As Rosh Hashanah approaches, Jews adjust to worshiping in ways that keep them safe

“Judaism has always evolved," said Rabbi Laura Abrasley of Temple Shalom in Newton. "We may be at another crossroads.”

Should Massachusetts extend its eviction moratorium for another year?

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