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2008-10-08 15:00:18

COHASSET - Cohasset Elder Affairs will present Stephen Puleo, author of "The Boston Italians," to culminate a six-week introductory Italian program. The presentation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 10 Summer St. To register, call 781-383- 9112 by Oct. 29.

2008-10-08 15:00:17

QUINCY - First Presbyterian Church of Quincy has formed a children's choir open to kids in the city who are in grades 3 through 5. The church wants to provide vocal and musical training, as well as performance experience, for children not only from the church but also from the rest of the community.

2008-10-08 12:00:18

By STEVE ADAMS COST-CUTTING TECHNOLOGY Every office has its thermostat watchers. The people monitoring energy efficiency at 700 Bank of America branches nationwide work on the fifth floor of a Charlotte, N.C., office building.

2008-10-05 15:00:22

BRAINTREE - Arona Hair Designs on Washington Street is raising money for a cancer center being built across from South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Arona will offer haircuts, styling, coloring, facials, waxing services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. A bake sale will be held during the same hours.

2008-10-05 15:00:10

QUINCY - WBZ radio personality Mel Simons will take listeners on a journey back to the big bands of yesteryear at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy.

2008-10-05 15:00:10

QUINCY - The award-winning French film "The Grocer's Son" will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St. "The Grocer's Son" tells the story of 30-year-old Antoine, who was forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence.

2008-10-05 15:00:06

By KAITLIN KEANE Norwell An Educators Open House will be held Tuesday at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Teachers, PTO representatives and other educators interested in using the science center as a resource for students are invited to attend from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free.

2008-10-03 18:00:00

Scituate Tracy Johnston, who helped form a supplemental special-education program for the Scituate schools, will now help advise state officials.

2008-10-02 18:00:14

PLYMOUTH - Want a say about what happens in the state's coastal waters? State environmental officials developing an ocean protection plan bring their "listening tour" to Plymouth at 7 tonight at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St.

2008-10-02 18:00:12

QUINCY - Some 2,300 National Grid customers in North Quincy were without electricity for about an hour Monday. They lost power shortly before 5 p.m. Utility workers traced the problem to an underground cable at a substation off Newport Avenue Extension.

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