Assistant News Editor

Marcia Dick

Marcia Dick grew up in Malden and when she was a kid, would fight her dad over who got to read the Globe sports section. She got her first journalism job straight out of college at my hometown paper, where she learned the business. After a brief stop in Tampa, she came to the Globe in 1988.

Marcia believes being a native of the North Shore helps her understand what’s important to our audience: Stories that reflect quality of life such as development, taxes, and what beach you can get a parking space at a decent price this summer.

Latest stories

Glory days return to Salem Country Club

By James Sullivan , Globe staff

Tom Watson, John Daly, and Bernhard Langer will in the field for the US Senior Open this week at the Peabody course.

SUBURBAN DIARY

Student loans? I’ve decided to pass

By Marianne Curcio ,

As I filled out my application, when I got to the part that asked if I would be applying for government student loans, I thought: “Not in my house – not today!”

Saugus voters approve tax hike for school projects

By John Laidler , Globe Correspondent

A new middle-high school and renovations to two other buildings will add an average of about $445 to the annual tax bill of an average single-family home for 30 years.

Another Catholic school closes, while campus in Lynn grows

By Sean Teehan , Globe Correspondent

Saint Joseph School in Haverhill shuts down along with Saint Clement in Medford just as a $12 million expansion is announced at St. Mary’s.

More Stories

Wonderland’s closed. So why are there so many cars?

By Roberto Scalese , Globe Correspondent

Medford Voke-Tech students on the cutting edge

By Linda Greenstein , Globe Correspondent

Middleton’s Mitchell has his sights set on Olympics

By P.J. Wright , Globe Correspondent

Exploring the secret passageways of Marblehead

By Bette Keva , Globe Correspondent

Ipswich votes to become a sanctuary town

By Linda Greenstein , Globe Correspondent

Grand lessons learned, and passed down

By Hattie Bernstein , Globe Correspondent

Salem’s status as sanctuary on hold until November

By John Laidler , Globe Correspondent

North Reading’s Nana awaits her crowning moment

By Leah Dearborn , Globe Correspondent