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INFORMER

K-9 retirement, wildflowers, and living well

Burlington police K-9 Havoc served his last shift on Feb. 15 after 10 years with the department.

CATCHING UP WITH . . .

Hull’s Ashleigh Condon developed her leadership skills on the court at Clark

The former three-year captain lives in South Boston, still plays ball, and is an international consultant for Explorica.

Humor writing wins Tracy McArdle Brady a hotel room of her own

Last November, the Carlisle resident learned that she was one of two winners of a national humor writing contest.

In Kim McLarin’s essays on ‘tough’ subjects, readers see themselves

“People say to me, ‘Thank you for writing this, because I cannot talk about it myself,’” said the author of “Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Life and Love.”

Musician and mother, Monica Duncan is now a novelist, too

The Newburyport author’s first novel, “Twine,” is “a social commentary on the places I call subrural, characterized by strip malls and Walmarts.”

Somerville helps tenants fight eviction with information

As many area families struggle with the high cost of housing, Somerville has taken a new step to stem the tide of evictions.

Soon-to-be demolished Hanover Mall becomes training ground for firefighters

More than 120 firefighters from 11 fire departments practiced training drills in the closed mall early this month.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Senior guard Packy Witkowski of Melrose averaged 28.5 points per game in a pair of wins for the Coast Guard Academy men’s basketball team.