Somerville, MA., 12/27/17, Louise Reilly Sacco, left, Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director of the Museum of Bad Art in Somerville, located in the basement of the Somerville Theatre. On right is Michael Frank, Curator-in-Chief. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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Louise Reilly Sacco, permanent acting interim executive director of the Museum of Bad Art in Somerville, with Michael Frank, curator-in-chief.

There’s something strange going on here

Celebrating art that scrambles our concept of what belongs in a museum.By James Sullivan

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state Legislature adopt the Safe Communities Act?

Read two views, then vote in our informal online poll.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Settle in for a medley at the New Moon Coffeehouse

Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, inspired by the three Bs, “Bach, the Blues, and Buddy Holly,” perform Jan. 20 in Haverhill.

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MIDDLETON

Historic time for Middleton to look to the future

As part of the Middleton Master Plan 300 development process, there will be an open house forum and planning session on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

GLOUCESTER

Gloucester MLK program to feature historians

Presenters will discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as Cape Ann’s involvement with the slave trade and modern oppression.

REGION

Free workshop for new farmers in Essex County

A panel of attorneys is scheduled to present on topics including forming business entities and real estate concerns.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville gathers Jan. 15 to honor MLK Jr.

This year’s event, entitled “Growing Our Community,” will be moderated by Marcus Santos, a local Brazilian-born contemporary percussionist and educator.

THE ARGUMENT

Should the state Legislature adopt the Safe Communities Act?

Read two views, then vote in our informal online poll.

LOCAL FARE

If you love Italian food, this is the place

The owners of Mangia Sano have a simple rule for the items on the menu: “If we wouldn’t eat it, we won’t serve it.”

METHUEN

Crowded Nevins seeks homes for animals given up before storm

After 26 animals were surrendered to the MSPCA shelter in Methuen, the crowded barn is running low on space.

There’s something strange going on here

Celebrating art that scrambles our concept of what belongs in a museum.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Settle in for a medley at the New Moon Coffeehouse

Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, inspired by the three Bs, “Bach, the Blues, and Buddy Holly,” perform Jan. 20 in Haverhill.

Noteworthy

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Burlington’s Kali Flanagan was named to the US Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.

INDOOR TRACK

Woburn girls’ relay team wants the peak

After a disapppointing second-place finish at last February’s All-State indoor track championship, the Woburn High girls’ 4x400 relay team is seeking redemption.

MALDEN

Malden updates snow removal rules

Residents and commercial property owners must make sidewalks safe for public use by removing snow, ice, or slush to bare pavement within 24 hours after snowfall has ended.

Blotter tales

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A goose is rescued from a river, a fight breaks out over a puzzle, 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

ON THE MOVE/BRION O’CONNOR

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Three Boston-area ski areas offer snow tubing to kids of any age, from 6 to 76.

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GLOUCESTER

Gloucester MLK program to feature historians

Presenters will discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as Cape Ann’s involvement with the slave trade and modern oppression.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville gathers Jan. 15 to honor MLK Jr.

This year’s event, entitled “Growing Our Community,” will be moderated by Marcus Santos, a local Brazilian-born contemporary percussionist and educator.

REGION

Free workshop for new farmers in Essex County

A panel of attorneys is scheduled to present on topics including forming business entities and real estate concerns.

Globe North Sports

INDOOR TRACK

Woburn girls’ relay team wants the peak

After a disapppointing second-place finish at last February’s All-State indoor track championship, the Woburn High girls’ 4x400 relay team is seeking redemption.

Interactive Graphic

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