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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.

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

Latest Globe North headlines

Haverhill

Opportunity Works Inc. opens new facility in Haverhill

Opportunity Works Inc. opened a new facility in Haverhill on June 26.

Nahant

New scholarship honors late Nahant resident

The Nahant Democratic Town Committee is honoring the memory of Bernard Yadoff with a new $500 scholarship.

Peabody

Peabody Institute Library to hold free career workshops

The Peabody Institute Library is partnering with the North Shore Career Center to offer free career workshops.

Essex

Essex Police certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission

The Essex Police Department recently received certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.

Winthrop

Winthrop School Department offering free meals to children over the summer

The Winthrop School Department is offering free meals to children this summer through the federal Summer Food Service Program.

Somerville

Hydrant flushing over the next two weeks in Somerville

Somerville will be flushing its hydrants and opening gate valves over the next two weeks.

Stoneham

Stoneham fails to meet affordable housing threshold

The Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee has determined that Stoneham has failed to meet the state’s threshold for affordable housing.

Chelmsford

Gary Ryan named as Chelmsford fire chief

Deputy fire chief Gary Ryan has taken over as Chelmsford’s new fire chief.

Medford

Closure of an I-93 ramp in Medford creates challenge for motorists

Medford’s I-93 Route 16 westbound ramp will be closed until 2018, creating new challenges for motorists.

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.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Surveillance cameras lead to charges in two widely disparate cases 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

ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/1064800_10151746125349040_1185311284_oA.jpg Weymouth resident Victor DeRubeis is pedaling to end Alzheimer’s

He is just one of many cyclists who was inspired to ride for a cause because of a relative or friend facing adversity.

Globe North Community News

Essex

Essex Police certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission

The Essex Police Department recently received certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.

Winthrop

Winthrop School Department offering free meals to children over the summer

The Winthrop School Department is offering free meals to children this summer through the federal Summer Food Service Program.

Somerville

Hydrant flushing over the next two weeks in Somerville

Somerville will be flushing its hydrants and opening gate valves over the next two weeks.

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.