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A light at the end of the tunnel

At Smart Light Sports in Woburn, Joe Dellanno has found a way to teach kids with special needs how to play the games they love.By Brion O’Connor

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What happened when a Native American was murdered in 1813?

Find out about this noteworthy trial and the aftermath on Tuesday, April 4, at the Malden Public Library.

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ROWLEY

Rowley library accepting books to sell

Adult and children’s books in good condition along with DVDs and CDs in original boxes are welcomed.

Marblehead teen is on top of the world

Silas Langburd, 14, won his school geography bee and advanced to the state competition on Friday, March 31. If he wins, he will go to the national bee in Washington, D.C.

Malden told to keep park open to public year round

Residents dismayed about the locked gates at Howard Park will now have more access to the facility.

DANVERS

Survey says Danvers should preserve ‘small town’ atmosphere

The survey found 95 percent of residents reported the quality of life in Danvers is “excellent” or “good” and two-thirds reported they trust local government to make positive decisions.

BILLERICA

Work begins on new Billerica high school

The $176 million project is designed for 1,610 students in grades 8-12 and the district’s preschool program.

PEABODY

Peabody superintendent choice down to 2 finalists

Arthur Unobskey, assistant superintendent in Gloucester, dropped out. The remaining finalists are John Oteri, Somerville High headmaster, and Debra Ruggiero, principal of Harrington Elementary in Lynn.

REGION

MBTA announces mobile parking app

The app will allow passengers to pay for their MTBA parking spaces at all of the agency’s commuter lots.

MALDEN

Hallmark wins suit with Malden over hospital

The company will not be required to perform fire and safety repairs at the former site of Malden Hospital after it won a civil suit against the city of Malden in Middlesex Superior Court.

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Should Rowley voters approve a temporary tax increase to renovate the Pine Grove School?

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A light at the end of the tunnel

At Smart Light Sports in Woburn, Joe Dellanno has found a way to teach kids with special needs how to play the games they love.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

What happened when a Native American was murdered in 1813?

Find out about this noteworthy trial and the aftermath on Tuesday, April 4, at the Malden Public Library.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A hospital caller uses the 911 emergency line to report a nicotine crisis, strange items wind up in mailboxes, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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On The Move

ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/tamposi_26zorec04_zo.jpg A hiker’s guide to the best nearby trails

Author Lafe Low, who’s revising Helen Weatherall’s “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston,” recommends great outdoor walks near Boston.

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DANVERS

Survey says Danvers should preserve ‘small town’ atmosphere

The survey found 95 percent of residents reported the quality of life in Danvers is “excellent” or “good” and two-thirds reported they trust local government to make positive decisions.

ROWLEY

Rowley library accepting books to sell

Adult and children’s books in good condition along with DVDs and CDs in original boxes are welcomed.

BILLERICA

Work begins on new Billerica high school

The $176 million project is designed for 1,610 students in grades 8-12 and the district’s preschool program.

South

NORWELL, MA - 3/06/2017: Giving a pat on the back is Shannon O'Connor (cq) in her history class to CODY a therapy dog who gets much attention and gives it at the Chapman Farm School in Norwell. The school is for kids who have trouble in regular schools because they are sensitive and tend to get bullied. The school has been trying to move to a former llama farm in East Bridgewater, but she has run into opposition from her neighbors there who have sued to keep the school out (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC xxsobullied

Fight brewing in East Bridgewater against a school for bullied kids

Neighbors have filed a lawsuit saying the town Planning Board exceeded its authority when it gave permission for the school, which they say will cause traffic problems on their dead-end street.

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Larry Murray; helped popularize BosTix

“I have to say my heart is with emerging arts groups,” Mr. Murray told the Globe in 1983, a few years into his decade running ARTS/Boston.

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