Revere, MA - 6/7/2017 - Cars sit parked in the lot of the shuttered Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere, MA, June 7, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

A sea of rental cars fills the parking lot at Wonderland Greyhound Park, which closed in 2010.

Wonderland’s closed. So why are there so many cars?

Though the license and special permit expired in 2015, rental car companies are still being allowed to pay to store overflow at the former dog track.By Roberto Scalese

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Good food, bad boyfriends makes for yummy comedy

“I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti” is on stage through June 25 at the Stoneham Theatre.

INFORMER

Nahant school receives Ocean Stewardship Award, Landmark speech pathologist honored

The New England Aquarium chose the Johnson Elementary School for its work educating students about marine science, maritime history, and ocean literacy.

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MIDDLETON

Middleton Summer Park Program begins July 5

The free program runs weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Howe Manning School playground.

IPSWICH

Ipswich Fire Chief accredited by state Fire Service Commission

Gregory Gagnon has been chief since June 2014.

SUBURBAN DIARY

Student loans? I’ve decided to pass

As I filled out my application, when I got to the part that asked if I would be applying for government student loans, I thought: “Not in my house – not today!”

GLOBE NORTH COMMENTARY

Readers weigh in on the parking situation at the former Wonderland Greyhound Park and the future of Catholic schools.

TOPSFIELD

Petition to limit Town Hall renovation fails in Topsfield

At a Special Town Meeting June 20, 268 opposed curtailing parts of the $9.8 million project by taking no action and 228 voted in support.

Flashback to 2001

Nearly 200,000 spectators came to Salem Country Club to watch Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and other legends of golf.

Tigers keep roaring back, all the way to lacrosse title

While Ipswich won the Division 3 state boys’ title, Dracut and Austin Prep girls’ softball end up one win short of championship glory.

Saugus voters approve tax hike for school projects

A new middle-high school and renovations to two other buildings will add an average of about $445 to the annual tax bill of an average single-family home for 30 years.

GLOUCESTER

Ocean Alliance presents research drone to UN

Snotbot is a customized drone that collects whale blow by flying over as it blows.

HAVERHILL

Haverhill receives grant to improve Tilton School

The $903,000 from the state will focus on transforming the environment, culture, and instruction for students and staff.

REGION

Korean Ambassador for Peace medals to be awarded

To be eligible, veterans must have served in Korea between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953. The award can be received posthumously.

READING

Reading hosts community housing forum

Steve Finn, executive director of the Malden Housing Authority, will address local housing needs.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man wakes up on a stranger’s couch with no clue how he got there, a wind chime is almost snatched, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com.

On The Move

On the Move

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/SRN_18zorec02_zo.jpg Running the right way

A program at the Spaulding National Running Center aims to prevent injuries to runners before they happen.

Globe North Community News

MIDDLETON

Middleton Summer Park Program begins July 5

The free program runs weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Howe Manning School playground.

IPSWICH

Ipswich Fire Chief accredited by state Fire Service Commission

Gregory Gagnon has been chief since June 2014.

GLOUCESTER

Ocean Alliance presents research drone to UN

Snotbot is a customized drone that collects whale blow by flying over as it blows.

Interactive Graphic

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