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Malden mom writes book on raising child with Autism

“I now have a purpose and a voice and I am not afraid to use it,” said Kim Walsh-Solio, whose son has Autism.

The informer

Nashoba Valley Ski Area is hosting Country Fest with line dancing, barbecue specialties, and more.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Campus Angle: Matt Dente, Reading High/Bentley University lacrosse

An interview with Matt Dente, who played lacrosse for Reading High and Bentley University

CATCHING UP WITH

Catching Up With . . . Bobby Dabrieo, Woburn High/Plymouth State men’s lacrosse

The former all-Little East midfielder just completed his first season as an assistant at Daniel Webster College.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Dennis Peary, a jack of all trades, becomes a track master

The Woburn High senior has always been the athlete who does a little bit of everything.

Local Fare

Digging in to some authentic barbecue

The rib meat, moist and tender and permeated with smoky flavor, gently fell off the bone.

By Wendy Killeen | Globe staff

Summer brings artists to Rocky Neck

The Summer Artist Series at the Rocky Neck Art Colony begins with an exhibit by Ekua Holmes.

WWII vet Bob Fuller of Melrose proudly remembers

“I say a prayer [at Memorial Day ceremonies] every year that they should not be forgotten.”

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Play of the week: Ryan Bessette’s walk-off single for North Andover

North Andover’s Ryan Bessette describes his walk-off single in a nine-inning 3-2 win over Burlington on May 18.

Ipswich and Manchester pass school budget overrides

Voters in Ipswich and Manchester-by-the-Sea agreed to raise property taxes.

Somerville

Somerville police to host ‘Walking Dialogues’

Somerville residents are invited to walk with members of the police department this summer in a series called the “Walking Dialogues.”

Lynn

Lynn Community Health Center honored

The Lynn Community Health Center has been recognized for the longstanding mental health care it has provided to the community.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A runaway garbage truck crashes into a house, two private eyes are questioned near a preschool, and more tales from local police blotters.

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

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As National Trails Day approaches June 6, volunteers who have helped restore trails are enthusiastic about what has been gained through their efforts.

Globe North Community News

Somerville

Somerville police to host ‘Walking Dialogues’

Somerville residents are invited to walk with members of the police department this summer in a series called the “Walking Dialogues.”

Lynn

Lynn Community Health Center honored

The Lynn Community Health Center has been recognized for the longstanding mental health care it has provided to the community.

Burlington

Burlington selectman to retire as veterans agent

Burlington selectman Bob Hogan is retiring as veterans agent after 19 years.

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.