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Nick Mazzarella (left) and Marlie Carey play Safe Online Surfing games at Killam Elementary School in Reading.

Reading elementary school students pass FBI test

Killam Elementary took first place in the Safe Online Surfing program, beating out about 1,800 schools nationwide.By Christina Bagni


Should North Andover repeal its local meals tax?

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Another Everett hotel to open before Wynn resort

Gautam Sharma, president of Global Vision Hotels, said the future casino did not figure in the decision to open in Everett.

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New Whole Foods opens in Westford

The new store will employ approximately 165 full- and part-time workers, including 100 new hires.

For third time, Rowley to vote on police-fire station project

The debt exclusion would cost the owner of an average single-family home valued at $415,000 about $359 extra over the next 20 years.


Happy great-great-grandmother’s day

Rose Sciuto, 96 of Wilmington, recently welcomed great-great-grandson Kaden Paul.


Westford reelects two selectmen

Andrea Peraner-Sweet and John Scott Hazelton topped challenger Anthony Martinez III.

Rain delaying crew teams’ use of Malden River

Because rain can elevate bacteria levels, the new rules aimed at protecting students prohibit rowing within 48 hours after more than a half inch of rain has fallen.


Gillen to move up to chief in Groveland

The Georgetown native started as a reserve officer with the Groveland department 26 years ago and has been deputy chief since 2008.


Salem to restore Charter Street Cemetery

Established in 1647, the 1.47-acre burial ground is the city’s oldest burial ground.


Winchester screens film on teen stress

“Breaking Points” is a short film documentary for adults about how teenagers cope with stress, in both healthy and unhealthy ways.


Wakefield selectmen board adds two members

Anthony J. Longo and Peter J. May will join incumbent Ann McGonigle Santos on the board.


Somerville begins community meetings

The forums provide residents with city news and neighborhood updates and gather their input.


Malden’s DeRuosi named new Saugus superintendent

David DeRuosi Jr. has been Malden’s superintendent since July 1, 2011.

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Blotter tales


// Tales of the trapped

A woman and her dog are rescued from a marsh, someone gets locked inside a Thai restaurant, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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On The Move


// April, the month to step into running

Time to re-establish your training habits, get fitted for a good pair of shoes, and pace yourself.

Globe North Community News

Cape Ann closes in on commemorative license plate

The plate’s design features an image from Gloucester (Fisherman at the Wheel), Essex (a schooner in full sail), Rockport (Motif No. 1), and Manchester-by-the-Sea (rotunda at Tucks Point).


Andover/North Andover YMCA celebrates expansion

The $23 million project doubled the size of the building and added new pools.


Reading expands its online presence

The new town website site includes bill paying, community alert sign-ups, maps, and construction updates.

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

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

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// The Best of Beverly Beckham

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