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Jane McNally rehearses a sing-along with other residents in preparation for a Chanukah party at the Jack Satter House in Revere.

Eight days, countless ways to celebrate Hanukkah

The Festival of Lights stands out for the way it ignites creativity — from latke fun runs to high-tech menorahs to a Hanukkah motorcade through Boston.By Steve Maas

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for juvenile court jurisdiction?

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

A Somerville extravaganza to help the homeless

Livingston Taylor, Alastair Moock, Sarah Borges, the Boogaloo Swamis, and many others will perform in Somerville at the 13th annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless.

Latest Globe North headlines

They wanted to help. So they started a tweetstorm.

Hamilton-Wenham students launch a campaign that goes viral to help Ipswich’s Talia Duff fight an incurable disease.

AMESBURY

Amesbury property tax rate drops again

The tax bill for an average single-family home assessed at $331,000 will be $6,285.

LOWELL

Lowell High project in holding pattern

The city still has the support of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, but has to submit new paperwork if the Cawley Stadium plan is officially rejected.

MARBLEHEAD

Marblehead hosts forum on white privilege

The discussion will be based on a 1988 article by Peggy McIntosh of the Wellesley College Centers for Women, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

NEWBURYPORT

Newburyport won’t delay school start times

The School Committee has decided to hold off on a vote to start the middle and high school 30 minutes later and add the half-hour to the end of the school day.

NORTH ANDOVER

North Andover names new superintendent

Gregg Gilligan served as a history teacher and principal at the Thomson School prior to becoming assistant superintendent in North Andover seven years ago.

REVERE

Revere to open new teen center

The new space will feature a lounge area for homework, a classic arcade machine, and various other games.

STONEHAM

Stoneham police collect 187 pounds of prescription drugs

Stoneham maintains a kiosk in the police station lobby that’s available for residents to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs.

WOBURN

Woburn $31.5m library renovation continues

While the construction remains on budget, the projected date of completion has been pushed from December 2018 to mid-January 2019 because of design changes.

Melrose mayor a finalist for Lynnfield administrator

Robert Dolan currently earns $131,000 as mayor of Melrose. Lynnfield advertised the town administrator’s job as $160,000 or more depending on qualifications and experience.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for juvenile court jurisdiction?

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GLOUCESTER

Toy drive will stock Gloucester pop-up gift store

The Project Uplift Holiday Store will allow clients from Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea to shop by appointment from Dec. 16 through 20.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

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A driver gets creative with a cardboard license plate, a portable toilet gets tipped over, 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

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Boghosian_03zorec4_REG.jpg Here’s how to gear up for cold-weather biking

As winter approaches, smart cyclists make changes to their bicycles as well as their wardrobes.

Globe North Community News

MARBLEHEAD

Marblehead hosts forum on white privilege

The discussion will be based on a 1988 article by Peggy McIntosh of the Wellesley College Centers for Women, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

STONEHAM

Stoneham police collect 187 pounds of prescription drugs

Stoneham maintains a kiosk in the police station lobby that’s available for residents to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs.

NEWBURYPORT

Newburyport won’t delay school start times

The School Committee has decided to hold off on a vote to start the middle and high school 30 minutes later and add the half-hour to the end of the school day.

Interactive Graphic

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