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Jane McNally rehearses a sing-along with other residents in preparation for a Chanukah party at the Jack Satter House in Revere.

Eight days, countless ways to celebrate Hanukkah

The Festival of Lights stands out for the way it ignites creativity — from latke fun runs to high-tech menorahs to a Hanukkah motorcade through Boston.By Steve Maas

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for juvenile court jurisdiction?

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A Somerville extravaganza to help the homeless

Livingston Taylor, Alastair Moock, Sarah Borges, the Boogaloo Swamis, and many others will perform in Somerville at the 13th annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless.

Latest Globe North headlines

Melrose mayor a finalist for Lynnfield administrator

Robert Dolan currently earns $131,000 as mayor of Melrose. Lynnfield advertised the town administrator’s job as $160,000 or more depending on qualifications and experience.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for juvenile court jurisdiction?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

GLOUCESTER

Toy drive will stock Gloucester pop-up gift store

The Project Uplift Holiday Store will allow clients from Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea to shop by appointment from Dec. 16 through 20.

REGION

Report highlights how to protect Great Marsh

The report also identifies short- and long-term ecosystem-oriented strategies to reduce risks and build the marsh’s natural resiliency.

EVERETT

Everett launches ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ addiction program

Dennis Doris has been brought on as a recovery coach to work with residents seeking guidance and services.

This holiday season, shop till you drop is going out of style

While Black Friday is still a major draw, some prefer to make their buys online or simply make their own gifts.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Evangelista’s success springs from hard work on the ice

Wakefield’s Connor Evangelista has been a part of championship hockey teams at several levels.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Revere, Andover going full speed ahead

Revere’s girls basketball team revolves around Valentina Pepic in the paint, while Andover moves away from the post under new head coach Alan Hibino.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A Somerville extravaganza to help the homeless

Livingston Taylor, Alastair Moock, Sarah Borges, the Boogaloo Swamis, and many others will perform in Somerville at the 13th annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Reading’s Mackenzie Cook, a senior hockey forward for Salem State, scored 4 goals in a 9-4 win over Framingham State.

INFORMER

A clothing drive, care packages for cops, and holiday pop-ups

Billerica Memorial High School students collected more than 800 clothing items to donate to the St. Francis House shelter in downtown Boston.

8 local officials call for a public health approach to curb gun violence

A statement was approved by health officials in Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, and Swampscott.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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A driver gets creative with a cardboard license plate, a portable toilet gets tipped over, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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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

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Boghosian_03zorec4_REG.jpg Here’s how to gear up for cold-weather biking

As winter approaches, smart cyclists make changes to their bicycles as well as their wardrobes.

Globe North Community News

GLOUCESTER

Toy drive will stock Gloucester pop-up gift store

The Project Uplift Holiday Store will allow clients from Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea to shop by appointment from Dec. 16 through 20.

REGION

Report highlights how to protect Great Marsh

The report also identifies short- and long-term ecosystem-oriented strategies to reduce risks and build the marsh’s natural resiliency.

EVERETT

Everett launches ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ addiction program

Dennis Doris has been brought on as a recovery coach to work with residents seeking guidance and services.

Interactive Graphic

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