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Selectman’s race tops ticket in Burlington

A four-way race for Board of Selectmen is among two contests on tap when Burlington holds its annual town election April 7.


Marblehead starts over on administrator search

A screening committee that had narrowed the list of candidates to one opted not to forward that person’s name to the Board of Selectmen.


Gloucester residents can submit storm damage online

Ferocious high tides caused an unusual amount of flooding and damage during Winter Storm Riley March 2-4.

Philanthropist Bill Cummings adds a new title to his portfolio: author

His memoir, “Starting Small and Making it Big,” details his Medford upbringing, his rise in commercial real estate, and his decision to give nearly all his fortune away.

Medford names Tucci acting principal at McGlynn​

The city continues to investigate a December incident involving a gun magazine found at the school that led to principal Jake Edwards being placed on paid administrative leave.


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Should Beverly ban the retail use of plastic bags?

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In today’s hot market, it pays to prequalify for mortgage

Many realtors are advising buyers to go with local lenders for better customer service and a smoother process to buying a home.


You’ll leave Winchester’s China Sky with a smile

For entrees, we are impressed with the Prawn Amazing and Crispy Sesame Chicken. Elaborate daikon roses — carved using the Asian radish — decorated the platters.


In Tewksbury, a double dose of health history

The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts will sponsor presentations about the flu pandemic during World War I and the founding of the American Red Cross.


Providence’s Pinho enjoying the ride

Brian Pinho, who helped Providence College win the NCAA men’s hockey championship in his first year at the school, would love his college career to end the same way.


For Woburn girls, a winning tradition on the ice

With four state championships during Bob MacCurtain’s tenure as coach, the Woburn High girls’ hockey team stands just one game away from another.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Kyle O’Connor batted .643 in a 3-1 week for Salem State baseball.


Grants for early college programs, a hockey fund-raiser, and a 100th birthday

Northern Essex Community College’s early college program allows high school students to earn college credits before they graduate.


Andover selectman Landry not seeking reelection

Landry was a vocal opponent of the proposed Dascomb Road project that would have allowed for 225 apartments for residents over age 55 to be built.


Georgetown marijuana dispensary remains closed

Sales were suspended after Healthy Pharms notified the state of a lab test indicating the presence of a pesticide in a sample batch of product.


Peabody taking ‘1 billion step challenge’

Peabody is hosting a community-wide team, Peabody Pride, whose goal is to take a “virtual walk” from Peabody to San Francisco and back.


Rockport to hold recreational marijuana info session

The April 3 discussion will be held at the Rockport High School auditorium starting at 7 p.m.


Salem businesses featured on British cooking show

The show’s host, James Martin, and his production crew filmed the episode last year, conducting interviews with local business owners.


West Newbury school’s reopening date still unclear

Page Elementary School students have been relocated to other Pentucket District schools in neighboring communities since January.


Wenham Police Department re-accredited

The accreditation process is a self-initiated evaluation by which police departments strive to meet and maintain the top standards of law enforcement.


MBTA will hold Somerville meeting on planned Green Line extension

The $2.3 billion project calls for extending the rapid transit line from a relocated Lechmere Station in East Cambridge to Union Square in Somerville and College Avenue in Medford.


Burlington police looking for tips in 1983 hit-and-run

Police issued the appeal on the 35th anniversary of an accident that took the life of George Aleskivitch.


Should Massachusetts courts be allowed to order the seizure of guns when a person is deemed to pose a significant danger?

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Lawrence gives entrepreneurs a hand in the kitchen

The Revolving Test Kitchen serves as a launch pad for those looking to open their own restaurant.

At Medford High, teens talk about being hung up on phones

After watching the documentary “Screenagers,” students discuss how much time online is too much.


Fast becoming a fan of Pollo Campero fried chicken

For many, the cheerful logo of the chicken in hat and scarf is a mouth-watering beacon, the prospect of a hot meal brought home for the family.


Stopping by woods and breathing in deeply

Forest bathing, said one Boston-are practitioner, is “connecting with the healing powers of nature . . . by simply being in nature, slowing down, and allowing ourselves to use our senses.”


Tewksbury runner getting off to a fast start

Just 15, Tewksbury Memorial High athlete Mikayla Paige is already one of the top New England runners in the 600-meter run.


Savor the sweet taste of spring on maple sugaring tour

Tours in Topsfield include how to identify a sugar maple tree; methods for tapping and collecting sap; how sap becomes syrup; and a sample taste of the final product.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Andover’s Drew Farris was named to the Northeast-10 Conference weekly honor roll after pitching five shutout innings for Saint Michael’s College.


Boy Scout diversity, photos with the Easter bunny, and a book swap

Komba Lamina of Lynnfield has been appointed chief diversity officer for Eastern Mass. Boy Scouts.


Beverly to hold forum on waterfront development

The city’s goal is to promote water-dependent development while allowing for mixed uses.


Marino chosen as Ipswich town manager

A Lynnfield resident, Anthony Marino has been the assistant town manager in Hanover for four years, and has been acting town manager since November.


South Middleton Dam removal moves ahead

The dam is an obstruction to migrating fish species on the Ipswich River as well as a potential safety risk.


School start times will change in Melrose

The Veterans Memorial Middle School and the high school will both start at 8:15 a.m., and the elementary schools at 8:03 a.m.


Malden to host forum on future of workforce

The March 13 event will focus on the state’s changing economy, its evolving workforce needs, and possible strategies to prepare today’s students and workers for future jobs.


Goncalves named North Andover Middle School principal

Jorge Goncalves has been principal of McCall Middle School in Winchester since 2011.


Salem State honors Charlotte Forten’s legacy

The exhibit details the life and work of Charlotte Forten, an abolitionist, poet, and educator who was the university’s first African-American graduate in 1856.


Emergency preparedness meetings scheduled

The meetings in Essex, Gloucester, and Ipswich will provide coastal residents with information about how first responders handle emergencies created by severe weather.


Grant will fund habitat at Newbury’s Old Town Hill

Over the years, the 531-acre property has become overgrown with invasive and non-native plants, compromising the natural ecosystem.


Forum on protecting farmland at Essex Tech

The state program seeks to protect and preserve agricultural land from being developed for non-agricultural purposes.


Dream up Haverhill’s future March 19 at NECC

Team Haverhill’s 2018 Possible Dream event brings together people to share ideas and build relationships that will shape the community’s future.


A welcome addition for Italian food lovers

Alto Forno’s menu is relatively concise and filled with unusual offerings, from a calamari appetizer with spicy pickled grapefuit to a lobster flatbread with roasted corn and shallots.

Funding for homeless outreach is running on empty

A mobile team drives around Malden, Medford, and Everett offering help to people who live on the streets. It’s out of money.


Pensavalle believes in competition, commitment

Winchester’s Courtney Pensavalle, who just played her last game at Yale, is a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.


Speaking up for women, random acts of kindness, and book mates at the library

Minou Tavárez Mirabal, an activist, politician, and scholar in the Dominican Republic, will speak at the Lawrence Public Library March 9.


Music drives the story in ‘The Irish . . . and How They Got That Way’

Frank McCourt’s “Angela’s Ashes” is the source of this revue at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.


North Andover skiers look to twin peaks

Longtime coach Jerry Marchegiani feels he may never get another two skiers like Maria and Rachel Cavallaro.

Amesbury loses competition, but will continue to grow

The $500,000 in marketing and mentoring awarded by the Small Business Revolution – Main Street web series will go to Alton, Ill.

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