Volunteers for Mill City Grows harvest produce at their urban farm in Lowell, Mass. Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Volunteers for Mill City Grows harvest produce at their urban farm in Lowell. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Bringing the farm to Lowell’s inner city

The markets make fresh, organic, locally grown produce available to people who don’t have cars to drive to supermarkets and are used to buying food in packages and cans.By Hattie Bernstein

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state allow licensed trappers to use body-grip traps during the regulated trapping season?

Body-gripping traps are currently illegal under Massachusetts law.

Globe North Commentary

Readers comment on bus fees and more.

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By Naomi Kooker | Globe correspondent

Lynn’s Blue Ox is bullish on its upscale American cuisine

The Sin burger lived up to its hype: juicy pink, served with handmade pickles and finger-hot herb-sprinkled fries.

Somerville

Somerville police to increase public school presence

With the start of school Sept. 2, five officers began serving as mentors to sixth grade classes in district schools.

Business plan

Glorifying the writing on the wall

“The work involves very dynamic, physical gestures. It’s like an aerobic routine.”

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Comedy for a cause in Newburyport

The Boston Comedy Chicks bring their wit and humorous perspectives on a range of topics to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport on Friday, Sept. 11.

Salem

Salem officials celebrate overhaul of abandoned home

The effort was part of the state Attorney General’s Abandoned Housing Initiative.

Manchester-By-The-Sea

Green space grows in Manchester-by-the Sea

The Trustees of Reservations announced the gift from the late John Donovan, through the Atwater land Nominee Trust, last month.

Stoneham

Stoneham Town Day to be held Sept. 19

New attractions for this year’s event include an Artisans Grove and a four-station Miniature Farm petting zoo.

Revere

Revere residents to have say in city spending

The city plans to set aside $100,000 from its fiscal 2017 capital for budget projects that will be approved by voters.

Lynn

Keith Lockhart at Lynn Auditorium

The Oct. 1 performance will be presented by North Shore Community College.

Lowell

UMass Lowell receives donation from Azorean government

The gift is an important addition to UMass Lowell’s Portuguese collection and will strengthen ties between the islands and mainland Portugal.

Gloucester

Gloucester mayoral candidates to face off in forum

Hosted by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the event will be hosted at the Elks at Bass Rocks on Sept. 15.

Haverhill

Intertribal Pow-wow to be held in Haverhill

The event will feature drum groups, intertribal dancing, demonstrations, as well as traditional arts and crafts.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Neighbors war over everything from dirty diapers to domesticated chickens, in the Globe’s 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

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Arlington Recreation department just one of many area venues that has started to offer a game that is gaining traction.

Globe North Community News

Gloucester

Gloucester mayoral candidates to face off in forum

Hosted by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the event will be hosted at the Elks at Bass Rocks on Sept. 15.

Somerville

Somerville police to increase public school presence

With the start of school Sept. 2, five officers began serving as mentors to sixth grade classes in district schools.

Salem

Salem officials celebrate overhaul of abandoned home

The effort was part of the state Attorney General’s Abandoned Housing Initiative.

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.