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A sampling of fireworks displays, concerts, road races, parades, and other happenings in the suburbs north of Boston during this Fourth of July weekend.

Latest Globe North headlines

Somerville’s Morales wins ‘I’m Worth More’

“It was just an overwhelming winner,” said Marian Ryan, the Middlesex district attorney. “It just so clearly illustrated what we wanted to show.”

Taking on the ticks, naturally

“We create a protective barrier around the property to keep the ticks from coming in,” said Joe Buturlia, of Northeast Organic Tick Control.

Middleton’s Paul Lei puts summer focus on golf, and future at Harvard

The Phillips Exeter graduate has a full itinerary on the course as he continues to refine his game for college and beyond.

Up close

Adventure never gets old

“White-water rafting is how I plan to spend my 101st birthday,” said Gert Shutz.

THE INFORMER: Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

Marini Farm in Ipswich has recently opened a new bakery.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

St. Mary’s of Lynn grad Tori Faieta is representing the US at the World Deaf Basketball Championships this weekend in Taiwan.

The Argument: Should Massachusetts adopt legislation establishing a fee on carbon pollution?

Carbon fees mean higher rates at the pump, but the question remains who will absorb the extra costs.

Antique shoppers prepping online

Browsing online and comparing items to ones found on sites like eBay have shoppers entering a sale better educated and primed to negotiate.


Bitten by the antiquing bug

Antiquers chart junkets to various hot spots from Waltham to Pembroke to Somerville in search of a deal on all things vintage, rare, and kitsch.


Brendan Akashian, Lowell High/Holy Cross baseball

An all-Patriot League catcher who played three years of minor league ball, he worked the hockey bench with brother Brian at Lowell last winter.

By Wendy Killeen Globe Correspondent

Outdoor theater now bilingual in Chelsea

“Blood Wedding”/“Bodas de Sangre” is based on a newspaper account of a young bride who abandoned her husband on their wedding day to escape with her childhood sweetheart.

By Naomi Kooker | Globe Correspondent

G Bar & Kitchen hits the high notes in Swampscott

We share the lobster linguini ($27), a new summer dish that’s a fantastic amalgam of lobster meat and baby spinach tangled in fresh, al dente linguini.

Blotter tales

Blotter tales

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A pig gives chase, a dog walker makes an unsavory threat, and a toddler’s life is saved in this edition of Blotter Tales.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

On The Move


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Nineteenth century rules (no gloves), old uniforms, and fun-loving aged players a perfect fit for Brian and Chris Sheehy.

Globe North Community News


Wakefield police appoint family services officer

Officer Amy Toothaker will provide services to individuals and families in need and implement programs to promote a safe community environment.


Woburn and UMass Lowell to team up in monitoring streams

University of Massachusetts Lowell students will soon help Woburn detect illegal discharge of pollutants into its water bodies. The city recently accepted an offer by the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers to establish a Stream Team program in Woburn. Starting this fall, two to three student teams will perform water quality tests on some of the 10 major tributaries of the city’s drainage system. Using the data, the teams will work with city officials to identify areas where discharges are occurring and explore how to stop them. Some pilot testing may begin this summer. Participating students include Woburn residents Stephanie Collins and Rebecca Gonsalves. UMass Lowell initiated a similar program with the town of Lexington last year.


Somerville receives ‘All-America City Award’ for helping youth

Somerville was one of 10 communities nationwide — and the only one in New England — to win the award.

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe e-book

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I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.