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Her 10-year wait for college degree was worth it

Lynn’s Melanie Casablanca, 31, tried several programs before she found the one that fit: UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls.


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Should the Legislature adopt the bill aimed at modernizing sex education in Massachusetts?

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Gordon Lightfoot fans can relive the glory days in Rockport

Considered one of the greatest songwriters of the modern era, the Ontario native will appear at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, 12.


Spice up your palate with Haitian delights

Twins Dominique and Daniella Zephyr-Gutierrez have opened Infused Kreyol in downtown Malden, where the food is inspired by their island roots.


McDonagh plays lacrosse for the fun of it

Reading’s Emma McDonagh, who helped lead the Middlebury College lacrosse team into the NCAA Division 3 Championship game, knows she plays best when she’s having fun.


Top bank, a reusable shopping bag, and a scholarship in memory of a Salem State student

The Institution for Savings was named the number 1 provider of quality banking in northeastern Massachusetts at the first annual Banking Choice Awards.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Woburn’s Courtney Davis batted .306 with 25 RBIs or the University of Southern Maine softball team


Cape Ann graduates receive $1,000 scholarships

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce gave the awards to six seniors from Manchester Essex Regional, Rockport, and Gloucester high schools.


Everett will revamp municipal website

The city received a $34,419 through the state’s Community Compact Information Technology grant program.


Cape Ann Farmers Market opens for season

The market, which runs from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, features more than 40 vendors selling a wide variety of locally produced food.


Haverhill Farmers Market opens June 23

The expanded market will be held at a new location, 51 Merrimack St., Saturdays through Oct. 27.


Opportunity might come knocking in Lynn

The state recently selected four census tracts in Lynn to be considered for designation as federal “Opportunity Zones,” where people who reinvest unrealized capital gains get tax incentives.


Budget shortfall leads to 52 Methuen teacher layoffs

The deficit means increased class sizes and possibly the loss of programs such as band and chorus in the elementary schools and Grade 8 Spanish.


Rockport bans smoking on beaches

The Board of Health adopted regulations prohibiting smoking of any kind (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, cigars, etc.) at all six town-owned beaches.


Salem will use grant to explore affordable housing options

The city plans to use a $59,000 planning grant from MassHousing to study ways to help low-income residents.


Part of Somerville Community Path will close for construction

Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured around the closed area, which stretches from Buena Vista Road to the Cambridge line, for about three months.


Grant awarded for Beverly Vietnam War memorial

The memorial at One Ellis Square will include a bronze, life-size statue of an 18-year-old waiting for the bus to take him to war.


Should Massachusetts require home sellers to share energy efficiency grades with potential buyers?

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Community’s best honored at Celebration of Giving Breakfast

David McKechnie of Beauport Financial Services in Gloucester and the Women’s Fund of Essex County received awards.

Girls are scouting for more adventure

In Manchester-by-the Sea, boys in a Cub den are happy to welcome female members. “It’s perfectly fine,” said Avery Cooper. “Now we have more people.”


Filmmaker finds incredible ending to a dark story

Roger Lyons returned to his Marblehead hometown for the showing of his Holocaust survivor documentary, “Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross.”


Andover High students dive into underwater challenge

The SeaPerch Challenge is a robotics competition where students must design a remotely operated underwater vehicle to complete two challenges.


A new addition to the Newburyport restaurant scene

West Row Cafe & Bar sits at the heart of the historic downtown. Arched windows in the bare brick wall next to us looked out onto Inn Street, a brick-paved pedestrian way.


New to golf, Winchester’s Mandile likes taking control

A relative newcomer to competitive golf, Winchester High’s Christine Mandile is making rapid strides.


Dancing for memory, a clothing drive, and a new restaurant

Topsfield’s Maggie Chiffer earned her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, for a program she created called “Dance Out Dementia.”


Habitat taking applications for four homes in Andover

Two duplexes will be built, with three-bedroom units available to those who meet income requirements.


Beverly chosen for Housing Choice program

The city will have access to capital grants to support housing and other economic development, and preferential treatment for many other state grant programs.


New fitness center opens in Burlington

Life Time Athletic Burlington is located in a three-story, 130,000 square foot building with an adjacent 42,000 square foot outdoor aquatic center.


New Medford playground to honor Krystle Campbell

Logan Park will be the site of the playground named for the victim of the Boston Marathon bombings.


Cape Ann chamber honors small business owners

The four recipients will be recognized at evening receptions in Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport and at the chamber’s Small Business Week Luncheon.


MBTA seeks input on bus service in Lynn, Somerville

At upcoming public meetings, the transit authority will identify changes that would have a positive impact on people who rely on bus service every weekday.


Somerville mayor seeks approval for new public safety building

Joseph A. Curtatone is seeking approval from the Board of Aldermen for the city to acquire space at 90 Washington St.


Groveland firefighter honored for saving a life

Brian Belfiore has received the EMS Steward of the Community Award from Steward Health Care for helping a man who suffered a heart attack when shoveling during a January storm.


Page school robotics team on top of the world

Four boys from the Page Elementary School win the international Wonder League Robotics Competition.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Malden’s Annie Woolley finished third overall for Fitchburg State in the 100-meter hurdles May 26 at the NCAA Division 3 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.


A new addition aims to boost bike racing week

This month, the fledgling New England Crit Week expands to five events with the addition of the Gran Prix of Beverly, the North Shore’s signature downtown cycling contest.


Beyond Walls is fund-raising for mural festival in Lynn

Last July, the group held a mural festival that brought 23 artists and more than 5,000 people to the downtown.

Former SEAL continues to serve, but this time it’s the community in Haverhill

Salvatore DeFranco and his wife, Dana, opened Battle Grounds, a coffee shop and cafe, in late 2016.


Seafood lovers head to Ray’s on Rye Beach

“We sell as many as 30 gallons of clams on a good week,” said owner Andy Widen.

Neighborhood left high and dry in Boxford

With a water company that failed them for a year and tried to double their rates, Andrews Farm residents are unnerved and waiting for the state to provide answers.


Under Sanchez, Lawrence returning volley

Under ex-player and new coach Hector Sanchez, Lawrence High’s volleyball team is returning to its former glory.


A heartfelt version of ‘Calendar Girls’ in Stoneham

Sarah deLima, a cancer survivor, is one of the stars of the Greater Boston Stage Company production.


For Rainville, sport put him in the swim of college

A latecomer to competitive swimming, Nick Rainville closed out his senior season at Regis as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Methuen’s Ravenne Nasser posted a 1.60 ERA in a 21-4 season for MIT softball.


An award for Methuen police, UMass Lowell graduation, and call for grant applications

Chief Joseph Solomon and Lieutenant Joseph Aiello of the Methuen Police Department have been recognized for their work educating law enforcement on school safety.


DiRocco reelected as Dracut selectman

In the School Committee race, incumbent Joseph M. Wilkie Jr. and first-time candidate Susan C. Koufogazos won posts while incumbent Daniel J. O’Connell lost his seat.


All six incumbents prevail in Ipswich election

The Proposition 2½ debt exclusion to support a single-elementary school passed, opening the door for future consideration after it first failed at Town Meeting.


Manchester passes funding for dam, culvert work

The one-year, $400,000 Proposition 2½ debt exclusion to fix problems on Central Street passed by a 738-416 margin.


Medford holds annual vigil to drug abuse victims

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Hormel Stadium, 90 Locust St.

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