Members of the Hingham High School hockey team sorting out what their schoolmates threw out after lunch in the school cafeteria.

Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

Members of the Hingham High School hockey team sorting out what their schoolmates threw out after lunch in the school cafeteria.

In this contest, the least-trashy team wins

All Hingham High School varsity teams compete in “Slash the Trash,” and it’s working to remove recyclable and compostable material from the trash stream.By Hattie Bernstein


Voters go both ways on recreational pot businesses

A ban through zoning rules failed, but a general bylaw prohibition passed.


Should increases in major state taxes be on the table in state budget talks for next year?

Read two views on the question and vote in our informal online poll.

Latest Globe South headlines

Community Bulletin Board

Upcoming events in the communities south of Boston.


Online local news bulletin now available

Produced by the town administration, the first edition of the “Westwood Wire” came out Feb. 16.


Seven may vie for two seats on select board

Two incumbents are among those who have expressed interest in the posts.

Up Close

Two youngsters are inspired to help others

Katherine Santos, 8, of Westwood, and Pranav Addanki, 10, of Canton, both won Disney Be Inspired grants through a program with Youth Service America.


Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the south suburbs.


Zoning board to state conditions for 40B project

The board is expected to present draft conditions for the proposed River Stone, a 32-unit Chapter 40B condo development off Ward Street, when it meets Feb. 27.


Boardwalk would link George Lane and Wessagusset beaches

The preliminary design will be revealed at a meeting Feb. 27.


Single-stream recycling now in effect

Walpole residents can now toss out their paper, tin cans, glass, and plastics together, but the recycling pile still cannot include plastic bags, styrofoam, or food remnants.


Council OK’s resolution rejecting Trump remarks

The Town Council approved a resolution rejecting “derogatory comments” that President Donald Trump is reported to have made in reference to immigrants from Haiti, Nigeria, and other African nations.

In Hingham, friends plan to ‘Plunge for Elodie’

The March 3 splash for 19-month-old Elodie Kubik will raise funds for research to treat a rare genetic disorder called epidermolysis bullosa.


Residents to hear two plans for town hall project

The two competing proposals will be presented at a public hearing the Board of Selectmen is holding on Thursday, March 1.


State awards $20m contract for new bridge

The work, set to conclude in the summer of 2021, will include replacing the existing structurally-deficient bridge and the on-ramp that carries traffic from Route 24 South to Route 44 East.

Blotter tales


// Hey, Joe, have a cup of joe

A couch is tossed off a balcony, boom boxes rule the streets, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


// Futurecast

Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown, and phone number, by e-mailing

On The Move


// Step-by-step tips on climbing to the clouds

If you’re thinking of attempting Climb to the Top Boston, the March 3 National Multiple Sclerosis Society fund-raiser at the 200 Clarendon Tower, or a similar event, here’s some concrete advice.

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.