05/10/16--BEVERLY, MA - Solar panel array on Beverly High School's roof -Several communities north of Boston are reaping the benefits of municipal solar projects, which have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in electricity costs for some communities. However, recent legislation could set a minimum electricity bill for these cities and towns. Lo (globe staff photo: Joanne Rathe Boston Globe section: north zone)

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The solar panel array on Beverly High School's roof helps power the building.

Cloudier future for solar savings

While places like Beverly and Chelmsford are cashing in now, new rules could limit the incentives.By Sean Teehan

THE ARGUMENT

Should insurance companies be required to cover long-term treatment of Lyme disease?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

Medford council says not so fast to development

City leaders will try to stop the zoning board’s approval of 490 apartments plus retail space in state Land Court.

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Revere

Affordable over-55 development opens in Revere

One Beach, at the intersection of Broadway and Beach streets, features 39 rental units.

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses who live among us?

About 4,000 gather in Lowell. They don’t vote or serve in the military. They don’t celebrate birthdays or Christmas because they’re not in the Bible.

What makes Jehovah’s Witnesses different from other Christians?

When Witnesses talk of “The Kingdom of God,” they are referring to “a real government in heaven, not a condition” that will replace human governments very soon.

Ipswich

Trustees look to buy land next to Crane Estate

The Trustees of Reservations is aiming to raise $2.5 million to acquire the 20.5-acre Steep Hill tract parcel.

Lowell

Lowell summer youth programs get $115,000

13 local groups received funds from the United Way’s Summer Experience in Greater Lowell.

Haverhill

Smarter parking in Haverhill

The Passport app allows drivers to pay for parking or extend their parking times without having to dig for change or return to their meter.

SALEM

Grants will help Salem preserve history

E-Mail Submission from: john.laidler-co@globe.comSubject: 03nobrfsalemReceived: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:10 AMThe $37,000 will fund hiring a consultant to survey historic buildings downtown, and allow the city’s historic preservation planner to work full time.

Somerville

Lincoln Park upgrade begins in Somerville

The $9.4 million project will include a playground, community gardens, and an off-leash dog area.

THE ARGUMENT

Should insurance companies be required to cover long-term treatment of Lyme disease?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

THE INFORMER

Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

Natalie Barros, a seventh-grader at the Saint Michael School in Lowell, won a statewide essay contest.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

See the light from Bakers Island in Salem

For the second summer, a local nonprofit is hosting guided boat tours to a historic light station.

Globe North Commentary

Readers applaud Medford High’s effort to get students involved in salamander project.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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A car rolls into the ocean, a mulch thief owns up to his crime, and other odd tales from police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com

On The Move

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

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Technical and fast, “Bicycle motocross” is gaining appeal for riders young and old in the Bay State.

Globe North Community News

MALDEN

Malden residents receive recycling warning

Recyclables will not be collected curbside if materials are in the wrong bin or if nonrecycling materials are placed in a bin.

Lowell

Lowell summer youth programs get $115,000

13 local groups received funds from the United Way’s Summer Experience in Greater Lowell.

Haverhill

Smarter parking in Haverhill

The Passport app allows drivers to pay for parking or extend their parking times without having to dig for change or return to their meter.

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe e-book

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I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.