Assistant News Editor

Marcia Dick

Marcia Dick grew up in Malden and when she was a kid, would fight her dad over who got to read the Globe sports section. She got her first journalism job straight out of college at my hometown paper, where she learned the business. After a brief stop in Tampa, she came to the Globe in 1988.

Marcia believes being a native of the North Shore helps her understand what’s important to our audience: Stories that reflect quality of life such as development, taxes, and what beach you can get a parking space at a decent price this summer.

Latest stories

SUBURBAN HANDBOOK: LOCAL HARVEST

How do you like them apples?

By Brion O’Connor , Globe Correspondent

This fall, there’s a bumper crop at local farms for the pick your own crowd.

Something fishy in the quotas?

By David Rattigan , Globe Correspondent

In Gloucester, many say there’s more cod and flounder than government regulations allow them to catch.

Another impossible dream in ’67, this one in Lynn

By Maureen Mullen , Globe Correspondent

For the first time in 24 years, a Lynn American Legion team — East Lynn Post 291 — captured the state title. Players recently reminisced at their 50th reunion.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Flags will wave during salute to heroes in Newburyport

By Kathy Shiels Tully , Globe Correspondent

The Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport will hold its eighth annual “Field of Honor” at noon on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Barlet Mall.

More Stories

A free-for-all across Essex County

By Kathy Shiels Tully , Globe Correspondent

Fencing duel drags on in Rowley

By Linda Greenstein , Globe Correspondent

In Hamilton, spending the night in a cardboard box

By Brion O’Connor , Globe correspondent

The Ship becomes latest wreckage along Route 1

By Sean Teehan , Globe Correspondent

Three schools committed to education for all

By Linda Greenstein , Globe Correspondent

They’re caught between a rock and a hard place

By Naomi Kooker , Globe Correspondent

Shepherd plays the blues Aug. 27 in Beverly

By Kathy Shiels Tully , Globe Correspondent

New charter schools proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn

By Linda Greenstein , Globe Correspondent