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The Suburbanite

An update on what's happening in our communities.

“Cityscape,” by Jie Qui, is part of an exhibit at UMass Lowell that integrates craft, art, and technology.

Globe North calendar

An annual holiday pops concert, a mixed media exhibition, a tour for birders, and more.

Candace Waldron of Rockport tells of parenting a transgender child in “My Daughter He.”

Up Close

Learning to be a parent of a transgender child

“My Daughter He: Transitioning with Our Transgender Children,” by Candace Waldron of Rockport, was published last month.

Business Plan

Turner Motorsports puts BMWs on the racetrack

The Amesbury company sells high-performance parts and accessories for BMWs and has a professional racing team.

Most of the leaves were either off the trees or brown, but before the temperatures began to plummet, it was still a good day to get in some fishing on Lower Mystic Lake.

North View

On the water

A shot of Lower Mystic Lake

A lamb shank with truffled root vegetables and roasted fingerling potatoes.

Photos by Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

Local Fare

A decidedly French accent

Fifty Water Restaurant and Bar in Newburyport offers French and other flavors in a relaxed setting at the Tannery Mall.

Beverly Beckham’s granddaughter Charlotte, like the rest of her family, saw her longtime (but now former) neighbor Katherine as part of the extended clan, and the writer is mourning her departure.

Beverly Beckham

A short move away, a long trail of memories

In the neighborhood, as in all of nature, the only constant is change.

VOICES

 

The Big Question

Do you shop on Black Friday?

We asked four people: Do you shop the day after Thanksgiving?

Commentary

Readers sound off on issues north of Boston

Globe North readers respond to stories about child homelessness, walking on train tracks, and the cost of gas.

SPORTS

 

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Liam Crossen, Manchester Essex soccer

Manchester Essex junior defender Liam Crossen describes his winning penalty kick against St. Mary’s of Lynn on Nov. 16.

Amanda Webb warming up before a Dartmouth game.

CATCHING UP WITH

Amanda Webb, Governor’s Academy

The 2004 graduate of Governor’s Academy is now a first-year assistant coach with the women’s soccer team at UNH.

Campus Angle

Aaron Baumgarten, Brooks School

Now a junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he occupies the sixth seat for the men’s varsity heavyweight 8 boat.

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communities north of Boston.

Goalie Jonathan Delauri has a laugh with teammates before a StinkySocks pickup game in Andover. StinkySocks has grown from 100 players when it started in 2008 to 5,000 today.

ON THE MOVE

Bay State is booming with adult hockey leagues

The lure of the ice, and hockey, is undeniable. And age is no barrier.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

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Every day, police officers respond to reports of all sorts of events and non-events, most of which never make the news. Here is a sampling.

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.

Globe North Community News

Haverhill

Haverhill gives tax incentives to Southwick Clothing

Mayor James J. Fiorentini has signed a Tax Increment Financing agreement with Southwick Clothing to secure the company’s future in Haverhill. The agreement, made possible with the support of the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program, will save 468 manufacturing jobs, allow the company to expand at a larger location, and add up to 70 more jobs. This deal allows Southwick to spread out the impact of property assessment increases in exchange for jobs and other factors. About 80 percent of the clothing made at the plant has the Brooks Brothers label; the rest have the Southwick label. According to the mayor, the TIF agreement “enables us to see a long-term commitment to manufacturing by Southwick in the city, as well as the creation of new manufacturing jobs, a good portion of which will be targeted to Haverhill residents. This type of investment by Southwick is a strong statement that ‘made in the USA’ still matters. Brooks Brothers Suits will continue to be made in Haverhill.”

Chelsea

First woman superintendent at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

Governor Deval Patrick recently named Cheryl Lussier Poppe of Salem as superintendent of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. Poppe is the first woman to lead the home in its 132-year history. She retired from the Massachusetts National Guard with the rank of colonel in 2008 after 30 years of service. Since then, she has worked for the state Department of Veterans’ Services. She has served as acting superintendent of the home since April. “I’m just deeply honored to be appointed to serve veterans in this role,” Poppe said. The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home includes the 174-bed Lawrence F. Quigley Memorial Long Term Care Facility and dormitories that house up to 305 veterans. It formerly had an outpatient clinic that closed in January 2013. Poppe succeeds Michael Resca, who retired last winter.

Wakefield

Wakefield Chamber of Commerce joins with Lynnfield

The Wakefield Chamber of Commerce recently renamed itself the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce, formally making it a two-town organization. Lynnfield until now has not had its own chamber. The name change reflects the chamber’s “changing demographics and increasing membership from Lynnfield businesses,” Suzanne Bowering and Cheryl Carroll, the co-presidents of the chamber, said in a statement. “The change of name not only links the two communities, it also provides extensive networking opportunities for local businesses in both towns. Lynnfield businesses now have the opportunity to become active in, and benefit from, the Wakefield Chamber’s 80-plus years of service and commitment to the business community.” The chamber also looks forward to “working with the entire Lynnfield community in sponsoring events and opportunties for residents and businesses,” Bowering and Carroll said.

Globe North Sports

Whittier Regional coach Kevin Bradley points out pass routes to his son and senior quarterback,

A father-son Thanksgiving Day finale

Kevin Bradley, head football coach at Whittier Regional Vocational Tech, and his son will have their last game together on Thursday.

South

Sculptor Lloyd Lillie with a statue of Thomas Jefferson.

up close

A little-known sculptor of the great and famous

Lloyd Lillie has created the bronze statues of the presidential Adams family in Quincy, along with Mayor James Michael Curley in Boston.

Metro

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The Iannone family — Anthony (left), Joe, Paulette, and Kasey —  were Thanksgiving Day volunteers at the Pine Street Inn.

A bridge to somewhere: Tales of Thanksgiving

On a Wednesday in October, the tumbledown Long Island bridge was closed. And the lives of the homeless and addicts who sought refuge and recovery there were thrust into disarray. This was their first Thanksgiving off the island. Here are four portraits, of those seeking help, and those who give it.

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.