for regional 21nolynn Lynn mayor, Thomas McGee with a view of Boston, to the left and Lynn Harbor in the background. Off camera to the right, the former Beacon Chevrolet dealership (an empty lot) will be the site of North Harbor, a new 360-unit apartment building that is the first project of new development on the waterfront. Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee at a vacant lot on the Lynnway that will become the North Harbor apartments.

Development is bringing a sea change to Lynn

As Thomas McGee takes office as mayor, new apartment complexes are in the works as part of what he hopes is an economic renaissance.By Gail Waterhouse

THE ARGUMENT

Should Ipswich approve the plan to build one new elementary school to replace two existing ones?

Read two views, then vote in our informal poll.

INFORMER

A charity music festival, and a college partnership

The North Shore Shelter Fest in Beverly will raise money for Harborlight Community Partners, an affordable housing provider.

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THE ARGUMENT

Should Ipswich approve the plan to build one new elementary school to replace two existing ones?

Read two views, then vote in our informal poll.

Development is bringing a sea change to Lynn

As Thomas McGee takes office as mayor, new apartment complexes are in the works as part of what he hopes is an economic renaissance.

A big boost to small business may be coming to Amesbury

The old mill town is one of 10 finalists vying to win a $500,ooo makeover on the web show, “Small Business Revolution – Main Street.”

LOCAL FARE

A Balkan adventure at Somerville’s Sabur

Asked to describe Balkan cooking, owner Faro Zilkic said it’s a hybrid of many influences: Greek, Turkish, North African, Middle Eastern, “even Russian, because we are Slavs.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A political rivalry that turned deadly in 1804

Rick Beyer will talk about his book, “Rivals unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr,” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Reading Public Library.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Going to the mat, just like dad did

At Masconomet Regional High School in Boxford and in nearby Georgetown, the wrestling teams feature father-son combinations.

INFORMER

A charity music festival, and a college partnership

The North Shore Shelter Fest in Beverly will raise money for Harborlight Community Partners, an affordable housing provider.

REGION

US grant seeks to protect 5,000 acres of Merrimack Valley farmland

According to statistics from Land for Good, 90 percent of retiring farmers in Massachusetts don’t have a young farmer ready to take over upon their retirement.

REGION

Fire helmet signed by Bush will be raffled off

The signed Phenix TC-1 helmet, along with with a unique hand painted Presidential helmet front, will be raffled off for $25 per tickets.

HAVERHILL

Haverhill tech school students making new baseball dugouts

After surveying the site two months ago, students then poured concrete foundations, mixed mortar, and set about building the block walls for the 10-foot by 30-foot area.

ABINGTON

Two selectmen seats up for grabs

Incumbents R. Andrew Burbine and Alex Bezanson have said they do not intend to run for reelection.

CHELSEA

US calls 3 nursing facilities in Chelsea and Peabody top-notch

Facilities that earn a Five-Star rating are considered to have much above-average care.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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Two young men save an elderly couple from getting hit by a train, a woman accidentally drinks “plant food,” and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

CARTOON CAPTION

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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

ON THE MOVE/BRION O’CONNOR

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Handout_14zorec03_zo.jpg Take your sledding to the next level

Three Boston-area ski areas offer snow tubing to kids of any age, from 6 to 76.

Interactive Graphic

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