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

New charter schools proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn

By Linda Greenstein , Globe Correspondent

In addition, KIPP has requested a second elementary school; a second middle school; and an expanded high school, adding 1,014 students in Lynn.

Commuters shoot the breeze on Lynn ferry

By Bette Keva , Globe Correspondent

Relax, taste the salt air, and chat with fellow riders about your creative 35-minute solution to traffic gridlock. It’s a day at the beach and you don’t even have to use sick leave.

LOCAL FARE

Food and atmosphere that can’t be beat along the rocky shore

By Naomi Kooker , Globe Correspondent

The Gloucester House is known for its lobster. But try the blackened haddock tacos as you watch the sunset over the harbor.

As homelessness rises, Salem debates solutions

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald , Globe Correspondent

The city now has between 60 and 80, including 13 chronically homeless individuals who account for 1,000 calls to the police a year.

More Stories

‘Jazz is a Rainbow’ offers new horizons in Lynn

By Kathy Shiels Tully , Globe Correspondent

Mystic Valley cleared of Open Meeting complaint

By Sean Teehan , Globe Correspondent

Amesbury brewers seek to grow a local following

By James Sullivan , Globe Correspondent

In Stoneham, the shows must go on

By Kathy Shiels Tully , Globe Correspondent

Yet again, Ipswich makes new school choice

By David Rattigan , Globe Correspondent

Derby Dames roll into Wilmington for Fez Cup

By Kathy Shiels Tully , Globe Correspondent