Two commuter-rail garages set to open in Beverly, Salem

After decades, work is winding down on the two most expensive MBTA commuter rail parking garages ever built in Mass.

Ipswich

Ban on Moonlight Productions lifted

Following an outpouring of support by the community, school officials reversed their decision to ban Moonlight Productions from producing the annual summer musical.

Brendan Reynolds of Melrose, with the national medals he has won via his knowledge of history.

Melrose

14-year-old makes mark in history

Brendan Reynolds landed among the stars of the National History Bee, where he placed fourth out of 600 participants last month.

A 44-foot Naval Academy sloop arriving in Rockport last year.

Rockport readies for Navy Weekend

Four 44-foot sailboats from The United States Naval Academy Offshore Sail Training Squadron will sail into Rockport Harbor on Friday.

Photos by John Blanding/Globe Staff

Volunteers gleaning fresh produce for those in need

A local group has spearheaded a surge in the practice of harvesting excess crops for the poor.

Globe North

A list of those who contribute to Boston Area Gleaners

The following farms, distributors and recipients participate in the Boston Area Gleaners program.

LET’S EAT — Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll (center) joined members of the City Council and others at a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of the Ugly Mug Diner, at 122 Washington St. in Salem.

People

Taking to the water for the Plummer Home in Salem

Plummer Home for Boys on Winter Island in Salem is hosting a fund-raiser with paddleboard races, paddleboard yoga, and safety clinics for new paddlers on Sunday.

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.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

The sign for Pfeiffer Beach in California.

Beach visit turns out to be a little trip of horrors

Helpful people, a hidden road, an old man playing traffic cop, “No Trespassing” signs, no electricity, and a woman with cuckoo clock eyes.

The Book Buzz

The Book Buzz

Beach novel offers rare emotional insights

“A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams will reward the reader with its blend of history, romance, drama, and insights into the pyschology of betrayal.

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.