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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 19

A ribbon cutting, some volleyball and a chance to properly recycle electronics.

1. Go Lions! The Newton South girls' varsity volleyball team will face Needham in a home match today starting at 4 p.m.

2. Ribbon cutting at MSPP. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at its new Newton campus at One Wells Avenue. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by refreshments, tours and a panel presentation titled “The Medical Home: A New Frontier for Behavioral Health Care."

3.Electronics drop-off. The Newton Recycling Depot on Rumford Avenue hosts special Friday/Saturday drop-offs for electronics once per month. Today and tomorrow you can drop off electronics from 8 a.m. - noon. A full list of acceptable materials is available online. There will be a $12 charge to recycle each TV or computer monitor, and all other appliances and electronics accepted free-of-charge. Check or cash accepted, made payable to "CRT Recycling."

4. Congratulations! Newton resident and Boston College organic chemist Lawrence T. Scott for his co-edited book, Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes.

5. Blog on Patch. Did you know Newton Patch has a blog section for local residents, business owners and community leaders? Local Voices is a section of our site where the editor steps aside and the community says what it wants. Interested in sharing your thoughts and opinions with a Patch blog? Do you already have a blog that needs a new set of readers? Submit a Local Voices Patch blog here

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