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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


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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.

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Baby in workplace welcomed with open arms

Caitlyn Aguiar and her 3-month-old son, Hendrix, are the first to participate in the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Infant at Work program in Lowell.

They wanted to help. So they started a tweetstorm.

Hamilton-Wenham students launch a campaign that goes viral to help Ipswich’s Talia Duff fight an incurable disease.


Amesbury property tax rate drops again

The tax bill for an average single-family home assessed at $331,000 will be $6,285.


Lowell High project in holding pattern

The city still has the support of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, but has to submit new paperwork if the Cawley Stadium plan is officially rejected.


Marblehead hosts forum on white privilege

The discussion will be based on a 1988 article by Peggy McIntosh of the Wellesley College Centers for Women, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”


Newburyport won’t delay school start times

The School Committee has decided to hold off on a vote to start the middle and high school 30 minutes later and add the half-hour to the end of the school day.


North Andover names new superintendent

Gregg Gilligan served as a history teacher and principal at the Thomson School prior to becoming assistant superintendent in North Andover seven years ago.


Revere to open new teen center

The new space will feature a lounge area for homework, a classic arcade machine, and various other games.


Stoneham police collect 187 pounds of prescription drugs

Stoneham maintains a kiosk in the police station lobby that’s available for residents to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs.


Woburn $31.5m library renovation continues

While the construction remains on budget, the projected date of completion has been pushed from December 2018 to mid-January 2019 because of design changes.

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.


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Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

// Uh, is that a pizza box on your grille?

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


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On The Move


// 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.

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// High school concussions

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