Recent headlines from Globe North.


Malden residents receive recycling warning

Recyclables will not be collected curbside if materials are in the wrong bin or if nonrecycling materials are placed in a bin.


Smarter parking in Haverhill

The Passport app allows drivers to pay for parking or extend their parking times without having to dig for change or return to their meter.


Trustees look to buy land next to Crane Estate

The Trustees of Reservations is aiming to raise $2.5 million to acquire the 20.5-acre Steep Hill tract parcel.


Grants will help Salem preserve history

E-Mail Submission from: john.laidler-co@globe.comSubject: 03nobrfsalemReceived: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:10 AMThe $37,000 will fund hiring a consultant to survey historic buildings downtown, and allow the city’s historic preservation planner to work full time.


Lincoln Park upgrade begins in Somerville

The $9.4 million project will include a playground, community gardens, and an off-leash dog area.


‘Build Days’ projects open to community

More than 300 volunteers have signed up for neighborhood beautification in Beverly, Lynn, Peabody, and Salem.


Comedy fund-raiser in Saugus to help addicts

The Filming Instead of Getting High Team (F.I.G.H.T.) is an initiative of Johnny Hickey, a Wakefield resident and filmmaker.


Essex holding forum on downtown parking

The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the Essex Senior Center


City center project opens in Lawrence

The alley between Essex and Common streets increases Northern Essex students’ access to downtown.


Somerville schools receive $11,000 grant for preschool guidance

The money will help district and private educators craft a common curriculum aimed at preparing children to enter the public schools.


Somerville High sophomore earns top PSA honor

Desi Feldman’s video, “Defeat Stress,” was selected from among 52 submitted for the annual project.


Methuen school budget fully funded

Superintendent Judith Scannell is now working on recalling the “majority” of the 54 staff members who received layoff notices June 14.


Haverhill Democrats host sheriff candidates

The current sheriff, Frank G. Cousins Jr., is retiring after 20 years in the post.


RMV closing office at Danvers mall

The registry is looking to lease approximately 8,300 square feet in Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, or Topsfield.


Wenham estate to be auctioned July 1-2

The auction includes Henry D. Audesse’s 32-room Georgian brick mansion and all its furnishings.


Everett mayor appoints two financial managers

Robert Moreschi is the city’s new chief procurement agent and Lara Wehbe Ammouri is business manager for the Department of Public Works.


Wilmington to hold master plan meeting

A committee presentation will outline suggested scenarios, which include closing, rehabilitating, consolidating, or redeveloping a number of town facilities.

Beverly, Salem

New boardwalk and pier open in Beverly, Salem

The new facilities are located on both sides of Beverly Harbor next to the current Veterans Memorial Bridge.


Marblehead honored for accounting and financial reporting

Alison Nieto, Marblehead finance director, received an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement.


Dan Smith new Gloucester chief of administration

Jim Destino, who took the job when Safatia Romeo Theken became mayor in January, will step down on June 30.

North Reading, Danvers receive housing grants

The Planning Assistance Toward Housing grants assist communities in meeting their housing needs.


Rowley acquires 23 acres of open space

The land, which included three buildable residential lots, was donated by the Four Twenty Newburyport Turnpike LLC.


Dog park to open June 15 in Wilmington

The new facility, at the Town Park, consists of two fenced-in areas, one for all dogs and a second for small dogs only.


Saugus has money in the bank

The $4.35 million in the stabilization fund can be used to meet unforeseen expenses.


Second ALS residence opens in Chelsea

The Dapper McDonald ALS Residence joins the Steve Sailing ALS residence and the Slifka MS Residence.


Haverhill Farmers Market opens June 25

Shoppers using their EBT/SNAP card can double their dollars when shopping.


Somerville 5K to help those battling addiction

The proceeds from the June 12 Just One race will benefit treatment options, recovery support, and prevention efforts.


Gloucester’s Little River restoration is complete

The project included uncovering portions of underwater streams; replacing an aging concrete channel with a natural stream bed; and restoring sensitive coastal wetlands.


Haverhill teaming to create time capsule

The capsule, which will be installed in Harbor Place, will be opened in 2041.


Salem farmers market open for season

In addition to locally raised fruits and vegetables, the market features seafood, baked goods, meat, and other items.


No swimming at High Fells Reservoir

The reservoir is not staffed and there are no lifeguards on duty.


Winthrop to vote on tax increase for field project

The $9.8 million Miller Field project would include an artifical turf field.


Woburn chooses new library leader

Andrea Bunker, a Woburn native, will replace Kathleen O’Doherty, who held the position for 30 years.


Marblehead theater seeking support

Donations will help replace support columns in the basement of its home theater at 12 School St.


SomerStreets kicks off June 5 in East Somerville

The “carnaval” will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. along East Broadway from McGrath Highway to Pennsylvania Avenue.


Cape Ann Farmers Market opens June 2

The market attracts more than 50 vendors every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 13.


Herren, Campanello to discuss substance abuse

Salem State’s annual Youth At Risk Conference will be held June 1 at Endicott College in Beverly.

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.


Waterfront apartments completed in Revere

Vanguard Waterfront Square Apartment Homes is a 194-unit rental development across from Revere Beach.


Renovations continue at Everett’s Parlin School

The $4 million project include bathrooms; new outside doors; electrical system overhaul; exterior brick restoration; and replacing more than 400 windows.


Ipswich High students receive environmental honors

The “Sustainability Scholars” developed a project to reduce the use of plasic bags and Styrofoam in town.


Salem offers free summer meals for children

From July 11 through Aug. 12, the program provides breakfasts and lunches for children up to age 18.


Tewksbury veterans invited to visit D.C. memorials

Honor Flight New England provides free transportation for the trip.


Newburyport summer shuttle to return

The shuttle will accept the Charlie card, or a fee of up to $3 for a one-day pass for adults.

Real Time Traffic displays on Route 128

Seven displays will be installed between Peabody and Gloucester, informing drivers of how long portions of the ride will take.


Andover moves to relocate Town Yard

Town Meeting appropriated $2.25 million in free cash for the purchase of a 15-acre parcel at 5 Campanelli Drive for the new yard.


Somerville holds forum on charter school cap

The meeting was organized by opponents of the expansion proposal.

Andover/North Andover

YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day May 22

The event features activities such as games, family zumba, arts and crafts, interactive water safety, and Bouncy House play.


Lynnfield honors retired library director

Nancy Ryan had worked at the library for two decades.


Peabody begins 100th birthday with festival

The event at Brooksby Farm will feature food vendors, live music, games, and other activities for all ages.


Somerville to begin Beacon Street project

Starting May 16, the street will be closed to eastbound traffic between Somerville Avenue and Oxford Street weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Two overrides pass at Rowley election

A low turnout OK’d an $11.7 million police-fire station project and an $800,000 building study for the Pine Grove Elementary School.


Kelly named director of Healthy Chelsea Coalition

An alliance of groups and residents, the coalition works to promote healthy eating and active living and to combat substance abuse in Chelsea.


Tewksbury approves Kennedy Commons

The developers envision a medical and/or dental office building, a daycare facility, and a drive-through bank on Route 133.


Foundation forming after overrides fail

The nonprofit is being formed to raise funds for struggling town departments.

Pentucket receives high marks for tech

The regional school district was recognizes for the the Innovation Schools and Academies approach that includes elementary, middle, and high schools.


Georgetown increases crackdown on distracted drivers

From April 8-29, the Georgetown Police made 107 motor vehicle stops, including 101 for texting/distracted driving.


Chelmsford on lookout for emerald ash borer

State officials are asking the public to report any dying ash trees by filing a form at


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.


Somerville begins community meetings

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


Westford reelects two selectmen

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


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.


Wakefield selectmen board adds two members

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


Malden’s DeRuosi named new Saugus superintendent

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


Westford’s Apple Blossom Festival upcoming

The festivities will include a parade, scheduled for 10 a.m. May 14.


Salem holding Clean Sweeps Day

Volunteers will be collecting trash and doing other work at Lafayette Park.


Somerville seeking affordable housing trustee

Any member of a rental household that qualifies for federal or state housing programs and meets income criteria is eligible.


‘Coffee with a Cop’ April 8 in Reading

According to a flyer, there will be “no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions.”


Somerville to begin welcoming babies

The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative and the Council on Aging are hosting a community baby shower for invited families on April 5 at the Holland Street Center.


Revere mayor to host community forums

Brian Arrigo wants to give residents a chance to ask questions and discuss issues relating to city services and quality of life.


Rockport Police seeking officers

The department has one open position and projected retirements over the next two years.


Construction of 86-unit apartment building begins in Malden

The Point at 180 is being constructed by Sagebrook Development on an open 14,000 square foot lot at 180 Eastern Ave.


Grants to help preserve Amesbury landmarks

A pair of $2,000 matching grants from the Essex National Heritage Area have been awarded to Lowell’s Boat Shop and the Union Congregational Church.


Wilmington prepares strategy for municipal buildings

The plan will establish a sequence of short-term, mid-term, and long-term recommendations to help guide the town’s decisions.


Burlington selectmen approve housing development

The Davis Companies plann to build 271 residential units on the campus of its existing office park off Route 3A.


Peabody Pride spring cleanup April 30

Peabody residents can show their community spirit and help spruce up the city.

North Andover

Charlie Baker, Barbara Pierce Bush to receive honorary doctorates

Merrimack College also will be bestowing degrees on approximately 750 undergraduates and 250 graduate students.