Lynn, MA - 05/08/17 - The beach at Lynn Shores Reservation on the Lynn - Nahant border is littered with a noxious smelling collection of seaweed and dead marine animals. The Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach are imploring Governor Charlie Baker to restore $150,000 in state funding that was cut for the removal of algae at those beaches. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (John Laidler) Topic: (14nolynn)

Photos by Lane Turner/Globe Staf

The beach at Lynn Shores Reservation on the Lynn - Nahant border, littered with a noxious smelling collection of seaweed and dead marine animals.

Beach lovers cry foul

State budget cuts threatened the algae removal program in Lynn and Nahant, but now state crews will continue to clear the smelly stuff all summer.By John Laidler

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Wardrobe and floral tips, together at last

Bill Graham of Beautiful Things, a florist shop in Salem, will be presenting “Little Black Dress,” a whimsical evening combining his knowledge of fashion and floral design, June 1.

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Wilmington

Yentile Farm design workshop Thursday

The Yentile Farm Development Committeecq is scheduled to hold another interactive public design workshop Thursday on the current concept design for a community recreational facility at the former farm, a 20.3-acre property along Cross Street between Routes 129 and 38. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Wilmington Middle School. The site contains wetlands to the northeast and southeast and is partially located within a flood plain, restricting development opportunities. The committee began with a communitywide survey in 2012 and held two interactive public workshops earlier this year that established the emerging vision of a community facility that supports recreation for all ages, with a balance of active and passive recreational options. The concept design may be viewed on the town website at wilmingtonma.gov. For questions, contact the town manager’s office at 978-658-3311 or e-mail ydc@wilmingtonma.gov.

Chelsea

New middle school plan gets state funding

The proposed construction of a new Clark Avenue Middle School has taken a major step forward with the Massachusetts School Building Authority agreeing to contribute 80 percent of up to $37.6 million toward the $57.3 million project. Funding awards by the School Building Authority are contingent on the community authorizing the full project cost. The City Council is expected to consider a vote on that funding at an upcoming meeting, according to City Manager Jay Ash. He said the city will not ask voters to approve a tax increase, but instead will use “existing resources and prioritize future dollars to cover the debt service requirements for our share of the project.” The existing school, at 8 Clark Ave., was built in 1926 and has deficiencies in its major building systems, according to the School Building Authority. The plan calls for replacing it with a 115,235-square-foot building for an estimated 670 fifth- to eighth-grade students. “The good news is our enrollments continue to go up, said Ash. “People are happy with our schools and want to educate their children in our school system. The bad news is that we don’t have up-to-date facilities to provide that education.”

Somerville

City to transform waste site to ARTFarm

The city has announced it will begin work to transform the former waste transfer site on Poplar Street into a community space. Somerville has been granted $415,000 to revamp the 2.2-acre site into the “ARTFarm for Social Innovation,” a space that “cultivates social innovation through art, urban agriculture, and cultural diversity,” the city said in a prepared statement. Built mostly out of reused shipping containers, the site will be used as a hub of innovation for farm- and food-related activities. The city aims to open Phase 1 of the site — which would include gallery space, a performance area, and community gardens — by late spring. “The excitement and positive discussion already surrounding ARTFarm is tangible, and brings a lot of new energy and ideas to this gateway to our city,” Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston said in the statement.

Winchester

Climate change summit at Jenks Center

Sustainable Middlesex is scheduled to host “The Preparedness Panel” from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 1 at the Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road , to examine all aspects of community life that will be affected by climate change and extreme weather events. Boston radio and television host Jim Braude is scheduled to be moderator. The panel will include Kathleen Baskin, director of water policy with the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; Suzanne Condon, associate commissioner of the state Department of Public Health and the department’s director of the Center for Environmental Health; Marie Jordan, senior vice president of network strategy at National Grid; and Cynthia McHale, director of the insurance program at Cerese, a nonprofit that fosters sustainable business practices. Brian Swett, chief of environment and energy services for the city of Boston, is scheduled to give the keynote address. For more information, e-mail fredyen@att.com.

Revere

High school earns innovation award

MassINChas selected Revere High School’s three-year-old advisory program as one of five recipients of its 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award. The independent think tank, through its Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, annually presents the awards to recognize creative initiatives that help strengthen the state’s Gateway Cities. Created as part of an overhaul of the high school in 2011, the advisory program assigns each student a faculty member to serve as an adviser for all four years. “Advisors build strong relationships with students and families, allowing them to support both the academic and social-emotional growth of their students,” MassINC said of the program. It noted that the program was instrumental in the school’s recognition with an award this past spring from the National Center for Urban School Transformation at San Diego State University. The Gateway Cities Innovation Award will be presented to this year’s recipients at University of Massachusetts Boston in November.

Danvers

Marquis retires after 35 years as town manager

After 35 years as the town’s manager, Wayne P. Marquis officially retired Friday.Selectmen on Sept. 29 chose Steve Bartha, assistant town manager in Avon, Conn., as his successor. “It’s been more than a job,” said Marquis, now 61, “I live in the community. I was raised here in this community. I raised my children here, so my commitment runs deep.” Although he has returned to private life, “I don’t intend to take off,” Marquis said. “I plan to continue to live in Danvers and to be involved in the community.” Otherwise, his only plans are to enjoy his retirement. “As my wife says, there are 35 years’ worth of deferred projects for me to tackle around the house. I have two wonderful grandchildren who live in Topsfield and I want to be part of their lives for the next few years. It’s been wonderful and it’s been a privilege to serve my hometown, unimaginable. I’ve done the best I could. Hopefully, I leave the town in good shape for [Steve Bartha] . . . let him bring it to the next level.”

Gloucester

Promotions in police, fire departments announced

New executive officer positions in both the police and fire departments have prompted several recent promotions. At a Sept. 25 ceremony, Mayor Carolyn Kirk swore in Assistant Police Chief John McCarthy; Lieutenants Michael Gossom and William Leanos; and Sergeant Brian Aiello to the Police Department. Assistant Chief Thomas Aiello, Lieutenants Dominic Barbagallo, Daniel Kennedy, Sean Ketchopulos, Douglas MacArthur, Robert Rivas, Jamie Santos, and Thomas Sayess; Firefighter/Paramedic Jack Brancaleone; and Firefighter Jason Thibodeau were promoted in the Fire Department.

Haverhill

Haverhill rated among state’s top 5 small cities to live

Money Magazine’s 2014 recent rating of best cities rated Haverhill as one of the top five small cities in which to live in Massachusetts. Haverhill was rated fifth behind Newton, Brookline, Cambridge, and Framingham. Medford placed sixth and Somerville eighth among cities in the state with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. The magazine considered several factors in compiling its list, including the local economy, housing market, schools, and health care. “This is fabulous news for our city,” Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini said in a prepared statement. “About a decade ago, Money Magazine rated the Haverhill-Salem, N.H. area as one of the top places to live in New England. To my knowledge, this is the first time they have rated the city on its own as in the top five. . . . We believe that this designation will help us attract more business and more jobs to our city.”

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Wilmington

Yentile Farm design workshop Thursday

The Yentile Farm Development Committeecq is scheduled to hold another interactive public design workshop Thursday on the current concept design for a community recreational facility at the former farm, a 20.3-acre property along Cross Street between Routes 129 and 38. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Wilmington Middle School. The site contains wetlands to the northeast and southeast and is partially located within a flood plain, restricting development opportunities. The committee began with a communitywide survey in 2012 and held two interactive public workshops earlier this year that established the emerging vision of a community facility that supports recreation for all ages, with a balance of active and passive recreational options. The concept design may be viewed on the town website at wilmingtonma.gov. For questions, contact the town manager’s office at 978-658-3311 or e-mail ydc@wilmingtonma.gov.

Chelsea

New middle school plan gets state funding

The proposed construction of a new Clark Avenue Middle School has taken a major step forward with the Massachusetts School Building Authority agreeing to contribute 80 percent of up to $37.6 million toward the $57.3 million project. Funding awards by the School Building Authority are contingent on the community authorizing the full project cost. The City Council is expected to consider a vote on that funding at an upcoming meeting, according to City Manager Jay Ash. He said the city will not ask voters to approve a tax increase, but instead will use “existing resources and prioritize future dollars to cover the debt service requirements for our share of the project.” The existing school, at 8 Clark Ave., was built in 1926 and has deficiencies in its major building systems, according to the School Building Authority. The plan calls for replacing it with a 115,235-square-foot building for an estimated 670 fifth- to eighth-grade students. “The good news is our enrollments continue to go up, said Ash. “People are happy with our schools and want to educate their children in our school system. The bad news is that we don’t have up-to-date facilities to provide that education.”

Somerville

City to transform waste site to ARTFarm

The city has announced it will begin work to transform the former waste transfer site on Poplar Street into a community space. Somerville has been granted $415,000 to revamp the 2.2-acre site into the “ARTFarm for Social Innovation,” a space that “cultivates social innovation through art, urban agriculture, and cultural diversity,” the city said in a prepared statement. Built mostly out of reused shipping containers, the site will be used as a hub of innovation for farm- and food-related activities. The city aims to open Phase 1 of the site — which would include gallery space, a performance area, and community gardens — by late spring. “The excitement and positive discussion already surrounding ARTFarm is tangible, and brings a lot of new energy and ideas to this gateway to our city,” Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston said in the statement.

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May 16, 2017 | Winthrop, MA Coach Marie Finn gets the Winthrop tennis boys' ready for the days match. Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe.

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Inexperienced Vikings are making a racket

Coach Marie Finn’s Winthrop boys’ tennis squad, led by sophomore captain Cory Cherico, is a surprising success.

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Interactive Graphic

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