Former club owner revives Manchester-by-the-Sea eatery

Paul Barclay chats with customers at the bar in The Landing.

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Paul Barclay is bringing back and putting his own spin on one of Manchester’s landmark eateries: Seven Central.

Hudson High School (left), which ost about $40 million and opened in 2003, served as the model for Tewksbury Memorial High School, which cost $67.7 million and opened in 2012.

Mass. model school program being reconsidered

After promoting model schools as a cost-saving approach, the state agency overseeing the construction process is reevaluating that approach.

Suburban Diary

// No long trips, just a summer of simple pleasures

This was more like the summer that wasn’t.

Salem mayor cites police chief’s errors in discipline case

Missteps by the chief limited the city’s ability to punish two senior officers accused of double-dipping, according to the mayor.

Model Elizabeth Verrill has her makeup touched up by Phil Adams during a shark attack calendar photography shoot on Winter Island in Salem last week. Verrill’s arm was buried to create a missing-limb effect.

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Shark attack in Salem? It’s all staged for a calendar

Special effects makeup artist Phil “Skippy” Adams is currently working on a calendar to showcase his unique talents.

The Greater Beverly YMCA received a large gift from Ralph Bates of Manchester-by-the-Sea. From left, Judith Cronin, Greater Beverly YMCA executive director; Greg Meahl, board member; Bates; and James Polese, board member.

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YMCA of the North Shore receives a major gift

The donation of $150,000 will help support financial assistance to children and families using Y programs and services.

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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.

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// High school concussions

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

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

Globe North Briefs


Beckman wins special election for selectman seat

In a special election held on Sept. 9, Susan Beckman defeated Ronald Gendron for a seat on the Board of Selectmen on a vote of 801-681. Beckman, a former Manchester Essex Regional School Committee chairwoman, replaced Robert Hoff Jr., who resigned during the summer after moving to North Carolina. The special election was run concurrently with the state primary election.


Knights of Columbus building rededicated

Approximately 60 people turned out for the recent rededication of the Frank M. Meader Council 6064 Knights of Columbus building, which serves Georgetown, Boxford, Byfield, and Rowley. The building, at 87 East Main St., in Georgetown, suffered extensive water damage after a pipe broke in February 2013, and the council has been meeting at members’ houses until repair work was completed this summer. “We’re trying to get people to come back and use our council home,” said Bert Hanlon, the council’s grand knight. “We consider it a community resource.” Hanlon said the building had been used by Scout troops and community groups, and was open to most. “We try to stay apolitical,” he said. The improvements that were part of the building’s renovation included better access for the handicapped.


Software firm celebrates $52m expansion

Governor Deval Patrick earlier this month joined state and local officials and Red Hat Inc.’s senior leadership team to celebrate the opening of Red Hat’s newly expanded $52 million engineering and research and development building. The company, which provides open source software, recently expanded its existing 75,000-square-foot Littleton Road facility, adding another 100,000 square feet. The new, four-story building connects to Red Hat’s existing building, and includes an open office plan, upgrades to employee areas, and energy- and water-efficient equipment. Founded in 1993, Red Hat now has more than 80 offices worldwide. In a press release about the company’s recent expansion, Red Hat said it was committed to creating 181 new high-tech jobs in the state over five years, while retaining its 233 current jobs. The expanded Westford building will continue to serve as Red Hat’s engineering and product headquarters.


Fund-raising shopping event being held to benefit nonprofits

Assembly Row is hosting a shopping event, called Row It Forward, to raise money for nonprofit organizations. From Friday to Sunday shoppers’ receipts will translate into points for nonprofits, and the organizations with the most points at the end of the weekend will be awarded grants. According to the contest rules, shoppers can submit their receipts from Assembly Row shops, outlet stores, movies, and restaurants to the Assembly Row Welcome Center at 340 Canal St. For each dollar spent, a nonprofit can earn one point. The three nonprofit organizations that receive the most points will earn cash prizes. First place earns $20,000; second prize is $10,000; and the third-place winner will receive $5,000. Nonprofits in the fourth through 20th places will win an assortment of gift cards.