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GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Oliver Ames and Bentley grad Lauren Battista has been named the Division 2 East Regional Player of the Decade for women’s basketball.

Hingham’s deteriorated municipal pool won’t open this summer

The municipal pool at the town-owned South Shore Country Club in Hingham won’t open this summer — and a replacement pool won’t be ready until 2022 at the earliest.

Daughter of Holocaust survivors built program that has helped over 10,500 American immigrants

Diane Portnoy, 73, is founder and CEO of the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden.

In Newtonville, City Council campaigns were a protracted, and pricey, neighborhood affair

Six candidates for City Council seats in Ward 2 drew about $144,000. That's nearly half of the $322,000 raised in individual donations in council races during last year's election cycle.


Tax increase will be on Braintree’s ballot

Braintree residents will decide in March whether to temporarily raise property taxes to pay for construction of a new South Middle School, new roofs at six other schools, and other measures.


Police find a van packed with donated clothes

A victim of a scam drinks his sorrows away, a husband receives an alarming text message from his wife, and other odd tales from local police blotters.


Framingham State announces speakers in upcoming Voices of Color series

Framingham State University recently announced the three speakers it is featuring in year’s Olivia A. Davidson Voices of Color lecture series.


Arlington launches three-pronged planning effort

Arlington recently launched three separate planning efforts that were awarded funds by Town Meeting in 2019, addressing economic, residential, and transportation issues.