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Junior Peter Spinale, 16, picks up a hair as part a class on FBI evidence collection at Ipswich High School.

From ballistics to bank robberies, Ipswich students go ‘CSI’

Two teachers at Ipswich High School have designed a forensic science and criminology class in partnership with the FBI.By Vanessa Nason

THE ARGUMENT

Would Methuen benefit from the two proposed medical marijuana dispensaries?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

THE INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

The Medford Interfaith Clergy held its Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at the Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies.

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THE INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

The Medford Interfaith Clergy held its Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at the Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies.

THE ARGUMENT

Would Methuen benefit from the two proposed medical marijuana dispensaries?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

Somerville students plug in to worldwide Hour of Code

Even students who can’t read yet are learning the basics of computer technology during the weeklong event.

From ballistics to bank robberies, Ipswich students go ‘CSI’

Two teachers at Ipswich High School have designed a forensic science and criminology class in partnership with the FBI.

Longtime Lynn city clerk says enough is enough

Mary Audley said the increasing burden of overseeing elections in the city of nearly 93,000 prompted her retirement.

LOCAL FARE

Authentic Chinese food and plenty more at Sun Shui

The Bedford, N.H., restaurant offers Chinese, Japanese, and Korean food, and does them all well.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Etheridge brings Christmas show to Lynn

Etheridge’s holiday songs include classics such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and her original hit, “Christmas in America.”

Gloucester

Gloucester community can learn about addiction battle

The Dec. 8 event will give people a chance to learn about recovery and support options.

Reading

Caregiver Respite Program launches in Reading

The program will give caregivers a break by providing care for Reading residents through Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice.

Lowell

NextFlex awards $1.9m to UMass Lowell

The grant goes to a team of researchers from the UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

Peabody

Peabody begins restoring Crystal Lake

The $2.5 million project involves dredging 50,000 cubic yards of sediment from the city-owned lake’s basin.

Malden

Malden ‘stands out’ against domestic violence

The event will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Malden Center MBTA station.

Blotter tales

the blotter tales

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A man lingering over his Baconator draws police attention, as does a hand sticking out a truck’s trunk, and other odd tales.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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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

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The Trustees of Reservations keep adding to their roster of events celebrating the darkest day of the year.

Globe North Community News

Lawrence

Teachers holding fund-raiser for school supplies

The Lawrence Teachers’ Union and the American Federation of Teachers are raising funds for Bruce School students after a two-alarm fire on Nov. 14.

Reading

Caregiver Respite Program launches in Reading

The program will give caregivers a break by providing care for Reading residents through Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice.

Gloucester

Gloucester community can learn about addiction battle

The Dec. 8 event will give people a chance to learn about recovery and support options.

Interactive Graphic

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