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Story about cat teaches children to ‘stand tall’ against peer pressure

“Nala’s Backyard Adventures: Nala Stands Tall” was written by Despena Zouzas of Chelmsford, with illustrations by Maria Katinas of Watertown.

Quincy literacy program shows that where there’s a will, there’s a way

Despite technological challenges imposed by the pandemic, tutors and students continue one-on-one lessons virtually through the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Wellesley voters back referendum question renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The nonbinding question appeared on the ballot for the town’s municipal election, which included candidates for local office.

THE INFORMER

Shipwrecks, Route 9, and a virtual bingo night

Peabody Essex Museum’s upcoming exhibit “Shipwrecks” by artist Alexis Rockman will open to the public on March 6.

Braintree, Winchester

Braintree superintendent will be interim leader in Winchester

School Superintendent Frank Hackett will leave the Braintree district at the end of the school year to become interim superintendent of the Winchester public schools.

Randolph

Randolph police chief announces retirement

Randolph Police Chief William Pace is retiring in April after a 30-year career in law enforcement and 10 years as chief.

North of Boston

Essex County nonprofits receive grants for food assistance

Responding to the growing hunger crisis in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic, a philanthropic organization recently awarded funds to five Essex County nonprofits to support their food assistance programs.

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Check out snowshoes at the public library

Manchester-by-the-Sea’s public library is offering a new service to help residents enjoy the outdoors in wintry weather. The library recently began making snowshoes available for borrowing.