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Faces + Places

Women Working for Oceans

If you were on the Gloucester-Essex town line last September, you might have noticed a group of women knee-deep in Essex Bay at low tide, plunging their arms in...

Boomerang Bangs

December of this year, which is good news for the environment, but a problem remains: Low-income families and seniors often can’t afford to buy reusable bags. ...

Scenic Rail Rides

If you have seen the film Murder on the Orient Express you might have a nostalgia for the days of old rail travel, with all the bells and whistles of top-notch ...

Weekend Getaway in Baltimore

The weekend began with two dozen oysters, a plump Maryland crab cake, and some hot honeyed Brussels sprouts at Loch Bar overlooking the harbor in downtown Balti...

Community Spirit in Woburn

First, let’s get the name straight. If you’re local, you surely cringe every time you hear someone pronounce the first syllable of Woburn as “woe.” The real pro...

Movers and Shakers

A Farmer's Life Michael Smolak is a steward of a multigenerational farm in North Andover.  By Alexandra Pecci Michael Smolak has a memory of bedtime as...