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Mike Powers of Salisbury practices driving a truck at the Teamsters Local 25 truck driving school in Tewksbury.

Those with drive find jobs that deliver

“Trucking is a job they can’t send overseas,” says James Donovan, who oversees the Teamsters’ free training program for commercial drivers in Tewksbury.By Hattie Bernstein


Should Massachusetts pass legislation outlawing false statements in political ads?

Read two views, then vote in our online poll.


In Stoneham, opening a theatrical conversation

“Alligator Road,” off-beat comedy by Callie Kimball is the inaugural play in a new series at the Greater Boston Stage Company.

Latest Globe North headlines

Wicked good times in the Witch City

As thousands flock to Salem for Halloween fun, safety and traffic are the primary concerns for city officials.


Advice from the ‘masters’: Staying active as we age

Local “masters” athletes – generally defined as folks older than 50 — offer tips on staying active.

Malden looks to control short-term rentals

City Councilor John Matheson proposed an initiative that would require the building commissioner to report the number of homes renting rooms for less than 30 days.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Jake Cassidy led Westfield State to a 33-21 footwall win over Fitchburg State.


Sawyers help build historic streak at Hamilton-Wenham

The Hamilton-Wenham girls cross country team’s streak of victories in 145 consecutive dual meets has a lot to do with the coaching foundation provided by two brothers.


Beverly expands compost pickup citywide

After a successful two-year pilot program, the city has made the compost collection permanent.


Andover Community Trust hosts affordable housing forum

A panel of experts with speak at the Andover Public Safety Center on Nov. 2.


Biotech company opens new center in Burlington

MilliporeSigma’s new 280,000 square foot Life Sciences Center on Wheeler Road has nearly 1,000 employees.


Deadline to vote at Special Town Meeting approaches

Residents have until Friday, Oct. 27, to register for the Nov. 7 meeting, which will consider speed limit changes, emergency parking bans, and $125,000 for Fire Department safety equipment.


Manchester votes to cut on-street parking spaces

A citizens’ petition that eliminated approximately 30 on-street parking spaces on a section of Beach Street passed by a 174-141 margin at a Special Town Meeting.


New Somerville policy requires transparent surveillance

Somerville is one of 20 cities and two states to work with the American Civil Liberties Union to develop the transparency policy.


Salem launches app to curb panhandling

“Change It” allows people to send a text message with a donation for the city’s Collaborative for Hope program.

Blotter tales


// Emergency! I’ve just had a really bad pedicure

A woman gets upset over a “bad pedicure,” a man lounges by the pool without any clothes on, strange sounds come from a dumpster, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


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On The Move


// To save veterans’ lives, they skate together

The Skate for the 22 Foundation takes its name and its mission from the estimate that roughly 22 veterans take their lives each day.

Globe North Community News


Orchids in bloom at Winchester show

The show at Mahoney’s Garden Center from Nov. 3 to 5 will display orchids from New England and around the world.


West Newbury to vote on salary for new town manager position

A Special Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at the Town Hall Annex, 379 Main St.


New Somerville policy requires transparent surveillance

Somerville is one of 20 cities and two states to work with the American Civil Liberties Union to develop the transparency policy.


Dottie Fulginiti, vice chair of the Easton Board of Selectmen, prepares for a meeting at Town Hall in Easton, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Women few and far between in local governments

A survey of the city councils, town councils, and boards of selectmen in the 48 communities covered by Globe South found that just one in five seats in those elected bodies is held by a woman, and fully one-third of those governments have no women at all.

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// High school concussions

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