Kathy McCabe

McCabe is a staff reporter at Globe North. She joined the staff in 2002, after working as a Globe correspondent. She writes on a variety of subjects, including local government, community development, religion, and small businesses.

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Fund-raiser for schools on Saturday

By Kathy McCabe , Globe Staff

The Melrose Education Foundation on Saturday will hold its second annual Foundation Night Out at 7 p.m. at the Beebe Estate on West Foster Street. Tickets cost $35 and may be purchased online at Money raised will support a grants program the foundation runs for the city’s public schools. The grants are provided to enhance learning and supplement the school curriculum. The foundation last year awarded 37 grants, totaling more than $20,000, to more than 60 teachers in the city’s eight public schools. “With these grants, teachers gained access to training and students engaged in hands-on learning they wouldn’t have otherwise experienced,” Lisa Lewis, the president of the foundation, said in a statement.


Community Day is next Sunday

By Kathy McCabe , Globe Staff

A procession of 10 national flags will help celebrate Medford Community Day, scheduled for next Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Andrews Middle School, 3000 Mystic Valley Parkway. The day will celebrate the city’s community spirit, history, and diversity. About 100 vendors will participate in the event, which returns after an absence of several years. Hot air balloon and pony rides are planned, along with make-your-own scarecrows and pumpkin decorating. A touch-a-truck exhibit will include the Batmobile, the L.L. Bean Bootmobile, and local fire and police vehicles. Special guests include Wally The Green Monster, Jumbo the Tufts University mascot, and Elsa and Anna, the princesses from Disney’s “Frozen.”

North Andover’s Paige Christie swims the English Channel

By Kathy McCabe , Globe Staff

The Smith College swimmer completed the 21-mile journey in 12 hours and 55 minutes.

Moulton upends Tierney, sets sights on GOP’s Tisei

By Stephanie Ebbert and Kathy McCabe , Globe Staff

Seth Moulton became the first Massachusetts Democrat in 22 years to oust a sitting congressman from his own party.