Colby Jackman with her daughter Sophia Jackman, 4, at home in Methuen, MA. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. 4-year-old Sophia Jackman has an extremely rare genetic disease called Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata, or RCDP. It prevents her from growing at a normal rate. She weighs only 15 pounds and suffers many disabilities, both physical and cognitive. CREDIT: Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe

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Colby Jackman prepares her daughter Sophia, 4, for a ride in her stroller.

Her mother fights the system for Sophia

Colby Jackman is in a battle with the Methuen School District to place her little girl in a specialized educational setting that will suit her many needs.By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The animal kingdom lights up at Stone Zoo

See the reindeer, meet the Clauses, and enjoy the annual winter wonderland in Stoneham.

Latest Globe North headlines

Lowell woman’s crowning glory: She’s Miss Massachusetts USA

“When you work hard for something, sometimes you just feel it. But you never really know until it happens,” said Allissa Latham. “And this is only the beginning.”

CAMPUS ANGLE

Lowell’s Trisha Luis works for it, on pitch and off

As she wraps up her final succesful soccer season for Southern New Hampshire University, the Lowell High School product reflects on what drives her.

CAPE ANN

Cape Ann nonprofit issues correction on phone number for fuel assistance

Residents received the wrong number in a mailing sent out early this month.

REVERE

Revere launches 311 constituent service

Residents can communicate concerns with city officials by dialing 311, or using the Revere 311 smartphone app.

SALEM

Salem has funds for community preservation. Where should they go?

The Community Preservation Committee is inviting public comment on the draft plan through Dec. 4.

SOMERVILLE

New Somerville High construction will affect parking

The city will hold a public meeting Nov. 27 to discuss the gradual changes to parking on campus and on nearby streets.

Local players take step in climbing the international soccer pyramid

The Boston City Football Club looked at 50 prospects at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The animal kingdom lights up at Stone Zoo

See the reindeer, meet the Clauses, and enjoy the annual winter wonderland in Stoneham.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Billerica voters support a Town Meeting budget amendment that includes money for maintaining fields?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

Her mother fights the system for Sophia

Colby Jackman is in a battle with the Methuen School District to place her little girl in a specialized educational setting that will suit her many needs.

ACROSS THE POND

From Ireland to Boston, he comes bearing gifts

As my mother taught us many years ago: Never arrive anywhere with your hands hanging.

INFORMER

Lowell High students get a funny financial lesson

Comedian and financial speaker Colin Ryan spoke earlier this month about budgeting, credit cards, and and evading marketing tactics.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A raccoon is rescued, a purse is lost, found, and lost again, 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

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Hiking is one of the best cross-training methods to prep for winter sports activities.

Globe North Community News

CAPE ANN

Cape Ann nonprofit issues correction on phone number for fuel assistance

Residents received the wrong number in a mailing sent out early this month.

REVERE

Revere launches 311 constituent service

Residents can communicate concerns with city officials by dialing 311, or using the Revere 311 smartphone app.

SALEM

Salem has funds for community preservation. Where should they go?

The Community Preservation Committee is inviting public comment on the draft plan through Dec. 4.

South

26zobella - Nearly 25 years ago, as a young waitress, Anne Manning sued a Boston restaurant for sexual harassment. (Handout)

Bella English

Thanks to all the women before #MeToo

All of us women owe a huge debt to Anita Hill, who at last put a name to what so many of us just called life. We also owe thanks to women like Anne Manning, who stood up for herself, and other women, long before #MeToo.

Interactive Graphic

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