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Wellesley

Wellesley to hold electric vehicle showcase and test drive Oct. 16

Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant and Sustainable Wellesley are inviting residents to learn more about electric vehicles — and test drive a few of them — during a showcase at MassBay Community College Oct. 16.

Brookline

Brookline recognized in Fortune’s ‘25 Best Places to Live for Families’

Brookline was recognized by Fortune's “25 Best Places to Live for Families” list, grouping the town with communities the magazine said provide the right mix of services to meet the needs of multigenerational families.

Belmont

Firefighters start new bike unit to increase emergency response times

Working in teams of two, the unit members can provide Advanced Life Support at large gatherings.

Cohasset

Emergency call box gives beachgoers direct access to 911

The call box, across the street from Black Rock Beach, is bright yellow and has a large sign and light to make it easy to see.

Hingham/Weymouth

Feedback sought on underground transmission line proposal

The new project is designed to provide a backup line to increase reliability, as well as a new substation to provide additional electrical capacity.

Canton

Doody steps down from fire department to take town administrator job

He started as town administrator on Oct. 3, taking over from Charles Aspinwall who retired after six years in the job.

Salem

Homeowners can get tax break for accessory dwelling units

The exemption can be claimed as long as the rent does not exceed 70 percent of the area’s fair market rent.