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Peabody celebrates its fallen soldiers in poignant Memorial Day ceremony


Friday, June 2, 2017

In Courtney’s Memory

By Melanie Higgins t was an overcast day, but that didn’t stop Peabody from honoring its fallen service members in its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Scores of veterans, their families and citizens turned out for the events, which carried marchers and floats down Main Street all the way to City Hall. Girl Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, the Peabody Police, numerous veterans’ organizations – such as the Polish Legion and Disabled American Veterans – the Elks Lodge, the North Shore Pipe Band, and many more populated the procession. Also very special, the Veterans Services Department assembled its first ever “Gold Star” float for families of fallen service members. After the parade, veterans and Gold Star families huddled on the front lawn of City Hall by the memorial monuments to pay respects. The Marine Corps League performed the 21 Gun Salute, and Peabody native Dana Sheridan performed the National Anthem. New this year, Peabody’s Gold Star Families received their first-ever Massachusetts Medal of Liberty, which is specifically for the families of those


Martha Barrett, shown with her two granddaughters, accepts a citation from Mayor Ted Bettencourt honoring her fallen brother, Richard Joseph Bois, at the city’s recent Memorial Day Ceremony honoring Gold Star families and all of the city’s fallen service members. See more photo highlights inside on pages 11-14. (Advocate photo by Ross Scabin)

fallen. Only a few other Massachusetts communities share the distinction. Signed into Massachusetts General Laws in 2009, a statute decrees that any family of any service member who has fought and died in any war since 1776 is eligible to receive the award. Some family members who received the award are elderly, while others are much younger. Any family member of a fallen solider is eligible to receive the medal, but first they must apply through the state. The Peabody Veterans Services Department did a lot of the work

tracking down the families of the soldiers to inform them of their eligibility, according to Veterans Services Director Steve Patten. On behalf of the Governor of Massachusetts, Mayor Ted Bettencourt presented the medal to


Jack Corning, addresses the crowd last Saturday during a ceremony in the middle of the Courtney Marie Corning Tournament at Endicott College in Beverly honoring Courtney, his daughter and late Peabody High School softball player, who died tragically in a 2007 car accident. Courtney’s mother, Ginny, read a poem written by the late PHS student expressing her love for the game of softball. See story inside on page 10. (Advocate photo by Greg Phipps)

City Council votes to relocate proposed medical marijuana zone Move earns praise of Lynnfield residents By Melanie Higgins

“The original proposed zone would have dramatically and adversely affected the lives and homes of many decent people. Living with the uncertainty of people potentially getting high and driving down our streets

impaired, while our children play, would have been agonizing for the residents of this area,” said Danielle Berdahn, a resident of Green Street in Lynnfield.

eabody will be reorganizing how it plans to have medical marijuana facilities in its borders. At a meeting on May 25, the City Council decided to strike the plan to bring a medical marijuana zone to 100 Corporate Place off of Route 1. The city is in the process of approving the new location, which is located next door in the area of Brothers Kouzina, 7-Eleven, and Bertucci’s and contains four parcels. Complaints from residents at Green Street in Lynnfield halted the move. The only way to access the site is to drive through Green Street. Residents are concerned that people might be getting “high” on-site and driving back through their neigh- Peabody residents, including many from Lynnfield were in borhoods, which contain attendance at the May 25 City Council meeting in opposition to the medical marijuana zone. children.



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Collins enters Peabody City Council-at-Large contest oday, Stephen F. Collins III of 21 Coolidge Ave. officially declared his candidacy for Councillor-at-Large for the City of Peabody. “As a lifelong resident of Peabody, I have been heavily involved in the city through community activities, school, sports, and work. Peabody has done a lot for me and I believe it is time I give back. As the eldest of six siblings I want to enStephen F. Collins III sure that they have the same Candidate for experiences and opportunities Councillor-at-Large that I had. I will bring new ideas to the Council while maintaining the same values that this around the city the past few city prides itself upon. Going months talking and meeting


with the voters and listening to their concerns while gathering signatures has been a great experience. I am looking forward to the months ahead,� said Collins. Collins currently serves as a Claims Resolution Specialist at Liberty Mutual in Danvers. Stephen is a graduate with honors from Syracuse University. The Collins Committee is scheduled to host the Campaign Kickoff for Stephen at 7 p.m. on June 9 at the Peabody A.O.H. Hall. For more information please visit www.electstephencollins. com or call 978-798-5850.

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DRIVEN TO WIN: For over a decade, Michaud Mitsubishi owners Kevin and Jill Michaud have been giving back to the north shore communities by awarding scholarships, sports teams sponsorships, and now, keys to success of a car for a local high school student. Last Friday morning, one lucky Danvers High School student, Jacob Walker, a senior, (pictured at right with Michaud) reacts after starting a 2010 Mitsubishi Gallant. Walker was one of 30 honor students from DHS’s juniors and seniors who were given a key and a dream of winning a free car. Pictured at the event, from left to right, are; Kevin and Jill Michaud, winner Jacob Walker, and radio and television personality and emcee of the event, Billy Costa. (Advocate photos)

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The proposed new marijuana zone in Peabody in shown in yellow. Peabody was pursuing the area marked in X’s that would have negatively affected Lynnfield. Route 1 is pictured in red.

MARIJUANA | FROM PAGE 1 She added, “I can’t be more appreciative that they took into consideration our neighborhood. I know we’re not part of Peabody, but we are neighbors, and it was very neighborly to think about us.” “My intention was to create a zone that limited the places where it could go in our city. I did not want it near neighborhoods, I did not want it near schools or parks,” Mayor Ted Bettencourt said. “The last think I wanted to do was create something that affected our neighbors, the Town of Lynnfield.” “We consider Peabody a good friend to us, and I want to thank the mayor especially for being very proactive to the needs of the residents,” said Christopher Barrett, chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Lynnfield, also thanking Bettencourt and the city of Peabody. Barrett had sent a memo earlier in the week to Peabody asking that the city respectfully relocate the proposed site. “The fact that you guys paused, took a moment to consider the needs of Lynnfield, it’s something that we won’t forget.” The Planning Board will meet and subsequently make a recommendation on or after June 1, after which the council will take a vote to approve the new zone. The new site is not without its concerns. One man, Russell Donovan of 12 Quail Rd., is concerned about the zone. He said he believes it would kill surrounding businesses. “The Bertucci’s will move, the gas station will close, the restaurant will probably sell brownies, I guess, and Don’s will have to find somewhere else to go,” Donovan said. Others were concerned that the sectioning off of such a small area for medical marijuana essentially amounts to “spot zoning,” which is taking a parcel

and making it specially used for a specific purpose. Bettencourt responded by noting that there would be four parcels in the zone, not just one, and it would not be “spot zoning.” “There is no property being singled out for special treatment,” he said.

active” with how they handle marijuana and medical marijuana. Bettencourt said that he met with the MMA recently to discuss these issues and has set up a plan to address the drug, which was legalized for recreational purposes last November. Marijuana in Peabody Peabody does not currentThe actions come in light of ly have a medical marijuana advice from the Massachusetts zone, nor did it want to up unMunicipal Association (MMA) that towns and cities be “pro-



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CELEBRATES | FROM PAGE 1 the families of Richard Bois, Nicholas Conaxis, Steven Donaldson, Louis Girolimon, Leo Levesque, Bruce Marron, John McCarthy,

John Quinn, Robert Ross, John H. Savageau, Ralph Maney, Richard Cotter and Bruce Dick. Martha Barrett, Stacia Xerras, Catherine White, Louis Girolimon, Mary Draheim, Russell Marron, Peter

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In a phone call describing the event, Patten called the display “heartwarming.”“I thought it was so special in that it showed a glimpse into the lives of the fallen heroes and the impact on the families they left behind,” Patten said. “I was amazed at how the families have never forgotten their loved ones. They appreciated what the city did for them, but it’s us who should be thanking them.” There were many poignant moments from the event. Louis Girolimon, the 92-year-old father of USMC Lance Corporal Louis Girolimon, climbed up on the Gold Star Float to honor his son despite his frailty and age. “We helped him up there,” Patten said. Martha Barrett, a schoolteacher in Florida, flew all the way up to Peabody to receive the medal on her brother, warrant officer in the U.S. Army

Richard Bois’s behalf. “She wasn’t sure it was for real,” Patten said. “When she realized it, she immediately brought a plane ticket to come up.” “There’s not a day that goes by that she doesn’t think about her brother,” he added. Patten went on to describe Barrett’s ordeal, common among military families, which is that “the pain has resonated and still resonates after all these years – that’s why she was hesitant.” Dick Cullinan, whose best friend, Army 1st Lt. Bruce Dick passed away, broke down at the memorial monument to his friend, promptly did an about face, and saluted the monument. “My brother died the way he wanted to, which was saving other people’s lives,” said Peter McCarthy, brother of Army Staff Sgt. John McCarthy.

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Documentary Film, “Faithkeepers, Be Your Brothers’ Keeper� Monday, June 26 at Temple Ner Tamid appin Foundation invites the community to a free screening of Faithkeepers, Be Your Brothers’ Keeper, Monday, June 26 at 7 pm at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell Street in Peabody. In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians and other minorities


are being violently persecuted, driven out and wiped out. Even their places of worship are being destroyed. Faithkeepers, a new documentary, gives a face and voice to the humanitarian crisis and genocide affecting millions in the Middle East as a result of reli-

gious and ethnic persecution. The featured speaker will be Ray Hanna, a Coptic Christian from Egypt, who is president of Christians and Jews United for Israel. RSVPs requested to Susan

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Acoustic Archives Concert Series: Alec Hutson at the Peabody Institute Library he Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce the next concert in our Acoustic Archives Concert Series, which brings live music to the library’s historic Sutton Room. The series continues with singer/songwriter Alec Hutson on Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, which is located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. A potent mixture of soul, folk and rock, Hutson’s music is set to entrance your mind and move your feet. As a solo artist, he picks and strums beautiful rhythms on guitar and sings soaring indie-folk melodies, all while accompanying himself rhythmically on a suitcase kick drum and foot tambourine. This captivating one-man act performs regularly around the Greater Boston area and beyond. The Acoustic Archives Concert Series is generously sponsored by the Peabody Institute Library Foundation. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call 978-5310100 ext. 10, or register online at


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~ Bishop Fenwick Sports Roundup ~

Girls’ lacrosse team rolls to playoff win By Greg Phipps olly Camelo had a huge day, scoring six times and dishing out five assists to help the Bishop Fenwick girls’ lacrosse team to a 22-7 home rout of Shawsheen on Tuesday in the opening round of the Div. II North playoffs. The sixthseeded Crusaders improved to 12-7 and traveled to face No. 3 Ipswich in the quarterfinals on Thursday. On Tuesday, BF stormed out to a commanding 9-1 lead less than 10 minutes into the contest and never looked back against 11th-seeded Shawsheen. Other Crusaders who got into the scoring act on Tuesday were Fran Carpinella with BF’s Colbi Flickinger looks to turn the corner against a Shawfive tallies, Colbi Flickinger with four goals and Maddie Bethune Crusader midfielder Fran Carpinella does some tight forecheck- sheen defender in Tuesday’s first round playoff game at Bishop Fenwick High School. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps) with two goals and four assists. ing in Tuesday’s playoff win.


BF Softball team drops two at Corning tourney

Boys’ lax team defeated in 1st round he Bishop Fenwick boys’ lacrosse team saw its season end with a 10-3 loss at Newburyport on Tuesday in the first round of the Div. III North playoffs. The Crusaders got two scores from Brian Harrington and single tally from Derek


he Bishop Fenwick softball team ended its season with losses to Beverly and Danvers last Saturday in the annual Courtney Corning Tournament at Endicott College. The Crusaders could have qualified for the playoffs by winning both of their games. But they struggled, losing, 16-6, to Beverly in the first round and 13-6 to Danvers in the consolation game.


DelVecchio. Goalie Deven Fiandaca played well and kept BF within striking distance for much of the game. Head coach Steve Driscoll also credited the effort of seniors Chris Terry and Matt Gorman. BF finished the season 10-11.

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BF softball catcher Tessa Palermo rises from her crouch to pursue a foul pop in last Saturday’s Courtney Corning Tourney consolation loss to Danvers.

Bishop Fenwick needed a win last weekend to qualify for the post-season and got it last Saturday with a 3-0 shutout of Everett in the first round of the annual Geanoulis Tournament at Peabody High School. Pitcher David Furtado went the distance for the shutout, and Dan Mastromatteo drove in a run with a single. The other two scores came across on

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Boys’ lacrosse team closes with victory By Greg Phipps ith 10 seniors being honored last Wednesday, May 24, at home, the Peabody High School boys’ lacrosse team concluded 2017 on a bright note with a convincing 19-4 win over Salem. Three Peabody players scored three or more goals in the win, which left the Tanners with a final record of 6-12 for the season. They did not qualify for the post-season.


among the top scorers in the North Shore. Meanwhile, Devon Jacques collected the first two goals of his varsity career. Also contributing offensively were Ryan Vinagro, Colby Therrien, Josh Tanzer, James Nicholson and freshman Trevor Smith. Goalie Jake DeStefano helped the cause by stopping 10 shots. Girls open playoffs at home After closing out the regular season with a solid 15-2 Senior Night victory over Gloucester

Peabody senior Tim January charges past a Salem defender in last week’s Senior Night season finale at home.

took on 11th-seeded Lowell on Wednesday. Due to numerous postponements during a rainy spring, the Tanners ended up having to play seven games in nine days to close out the campaign. But it concluded well as six seniors scored in last Wednesday’s regular-season finale. Lauren Wolff highlighted the proceedings by notching seven points (six of them goals) in the contest and finishing with 100 points for the season. She became the school’s all-time

leading scorer the week before. Also contributing were seniors Jillian Amirault with three scores, Kirsten Bradley and Chloe Gizzi with two each and Kelly Crotty and Alyssa Shashaty with one each. Head coach Dennis Desroches credited senior goalkeeper Gianna Denisco with a “monster” game – she made 10 saves. He also cited Ali Demeo, Carla Patania, Emily Bouchard, Jillian McCormick and Teanna Prince with “strong all-around games.”

Tanner senior Mike Fay eludes a Salem defender and heads up field. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

Nick Patturelli tallied four times; seniors Ben Cohen and Tim January scored three goals each. Junior Stephen Ell dented the net twice to finish with 43 goals on the season and 62 points overall. He ranked

last Wednesday, May 24, the Peabody girls’ lacrosse team hosted a first round playoff contest this week. The Tanners, who compiled a 16-4 regular season mark, earned the sixth seed in Div. I North and




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Massachusetts Adds 3,900 Jobs in April Unemployment Rate at 3.9 Percent he state’s total unemployment rate increased to 3.9 percent in April from the March rate of 3.6 percent, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday. The preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate Massachusetts added 3,900 jobs in April. Over the month job gains occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Education and Health Services; Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Other Services; Information; and Manufacturing. From April 2016 to April 2017, BLS estimates Massachusetts has added 58,600 jobs. The April state unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate of 4.4 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “ Through the first four months of 2017, Massachusetts has added over twenty thousand jobs, with much of those gains coming from key sectors of the economy like Professional, Business and Scientific Services. These job gains, coupled with large increases to the labor force and a low unemployment rate, are signs of a strong economy in the Commonwealth. Our workforce agencies remain focused on closing the skills gap and ensuring that those newly entering the job market have the training necessary to access employment opportunities.” Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II said. The labor force increased by 33,000 from 3,661,200 in March, as 21,200 more residents were employed and 11,800 more residents were unemployed over the month. Over the year, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped onetenth of a percentage point from 4.0 percent in April 2016. There were 300 more unemployed persons over the year compared to April 2016. The state’s labor force participation rate – the total number of residents 16 or older who worked or were unemployed and actively sought work in the last four weeks – increased six-tenths of a percentage point to 66.5 percent over the month. The labor force participation rate over the year has increased 1.5 percent compared to April 2016. The largest private sector percentage job gains over the year were in Professional, Scientific and Business Services; Construction; Financial Ac-


tivities; Education and Health Services. April 2017 Employment Overview Professional, Scientific and Business Ser vices gained (+1.1%) 6,100 jobs over the month. Over the year, Professional, Scientific and Business Services added 18,100 (+3.3%) jobs. Education and Health Services added 1,100 (+0.1%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Education and Health Services gained 18,300 (+2.3%) jobs. Trade, Transportation and Utilities gained 1,000 (+0.2%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Trade, Transportation and Utilities gained 4,200 (+0.7%) jobs. Other Services added 600 (+0.4%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Other Services are up 1,700 (+1.3%) jobs. Information gained 300 (+0.3%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Information added 1,100 (+1.2%) jobs. Manufacturing added 200 (+0.1%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Manufacturing lost 2,000 (-0.8%) jobs. Leisure and Hospitality lost 2,400 (-0.7%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Leisure and Hospitality added 500 (+0.1%) jobs. Construction lost 1,100 (-0.7%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Construction has added 3,800 (+2.6%) jobs. Financial Activities lost 800 (-0.3%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Financial Activities gained 5,300 (+2.4%) jobs. Government lost 1,000 (-0.2%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Government

gained 7,700 (+1.7%) jobs. Labor Force Overview The April estimates show 3,551,100 Massachusetts residents were employed and 143,100 were unemployed, for a total labor force of 3,694,200. The unemployment rate was 3.9 percent. The April labor force increased by 33,000 from 3,661,200 in March, as 21,200 more residents were employed and 11,800 more residents were unemployed over the month. The labor force participation rate, the share of working age population employed and unemployed, was 66.5 percent. The labor

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Lady Tanners softball places second at Corning Tourney By Greg Phipps hough the Peabody High School softball team fell short in its bid to capture this year’s 11th annual Courtney Marie Corning Tournament at Endicott College in Beverly this past Saturday, the Tanners’ firstround 2-0 blanking of the Danvers Falcons in extra innings helped catapult them into this year’s playoffs. That victory gave Peabody 11 wins and secured a 17th seed and a Div. I North preliminary round contest at 16thseeded Chelmsford on Thursday. “We both have the same record [11-9].They play in the Merrimack Valley Conference, which is a very tough conference. There’s some real good teams in there,� Peabody head coach Butch Melanaphy said of Chelmsford early this week. He added, “But we’re all starting 0-0. We’ll just go out there and play our hardest, and let the chips fall where they may.� At the Corning tourney, Peabody ace Tianna Dawe once again stepped up and delivered a stellar effort in the firstround win over Danvers, giving up just two hits and outdueling Danvers starter Alexcea Glynos. The Tanners broke a 0-0 deadlock in the top of the ninth when Rebecca Sabino singled to lead off and eventually came around to score the go-ahead run. Peabody added a second tally on Kristina Rossignoll’s RBI hit. Dawe retired the Falcons in order in the bottom of the frame. The Tanners looked as if they might take this year’s tourney title when Alyssa Alperen scored on an error to give Peabody a 1-0 lead over Beverly in the championship game. That advantage held up until the fifth inning when Dawe appeared to tire. (She hurled 16 innings in total on Saturday.) A three-run homer put Beverly in front for good and the defending tournament champion Panthers went on to a 7-2 triumph. Beverly defeated Bishop Fenwick in round one. The tournament is held every spring in memory of former Peabody High School softball player Courtney Corning, who was tragically killed in a car accident back in 2007. As always, parents Jack and Ginny Corning were on hand to address the crowd during the midtournament ceremony. Ginny read a poem Courtney wrote which expressed her love for the game of softball.


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Peabody’s Rebecca Sabino slides home ahead of the throw to score the first run in the ninth inning of the Tanners’ first round win over Danvers last Saturday at the Courtney Marie Corning Tournament at Endicott College. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

Peabody ace Tianna Dawe winds up during her nine-inning, 2-0 shutout of Danvers at the Courtney Marie Corning Tournament.

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Peabody honors its fallen at Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

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Dana Sheridan sings the National Anthem

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Veterans service officer Dick Cullinan accepts a medal for his best friend Bruce Dick from Mayor Ted Bettencourt.

Stacia Xerras, sister to fallen hero Nicholas Conaxis, accepts a citation from Mayor Ted Bettencourt.

John L. (left) and Jim Savageau (right, accept a citation from Mayor Ted Bettencourt honoring the fallen John H. Savageau.

Shirley Howard, the sister of the fallen Lt. Robert Ross, accepts a citation from Mayor Ted Bettencourt.

Judy McNiff, Ed Quinn, and Howie McNiff accept a citation from Mayor Ted Bettencourt recognizing fallen hero John Quinn.

Cathy White, sister to fallen hero Steven Donaldson, shown with her husband and son, accepts a citation from Mayor Ted Bettencourt.

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Peabody honors its fallen at Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Peabody honors its fallen at Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

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PHS boys’ lacrosse Senior Night

Lex Cole with grandparents Donna Lee and Terry.

Mike Fay with parents JoAnne and Chris and sister Meghan.

Devon Jacques with parents Maria and Rene and family.

Ben Cohen with parents Lisa and Mitch and sister Katie.

Brandon Muise with parents Kelley and Al.

Brian Bombaci with parents Elaine and Bill and brother Connor.

Jake DeStefano with parents Michelle and Wayne and family.

Dan Smith with parents Tina and Dean and brother Brendan.

Tim January with parents Sharon Wayne, Tim and Tara and sister Alysha.

Nick Merryman with parents Sherry and Rick. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

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Tanners baseball team enters post-season on winning note

Tanner backup first baseman Trevor Lodi reaches high but can’t snag an errant pick-off throw to first base during sixth-inning action on Sunday in the Geanoulis Tournament consolation game. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

By Greg Phipps espite struggling over the final eight games of the regular season, the Peabody Tanners emerged victorious in two of their last three games after losing five straight to head into this week’s Div. I North playoffs at 14-8 and feeling good about their prospects. Even the one defeat over the


final three contests – a close 4-2 extra-inning loss to Andover in the first round of the annual Geanoulis Tournament this past Saturday at Bezemes Diamond – could have gone differently. Peabody threatened in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t bring any runs across. Andover went on to win the tournament with a 4-0 shutout of Bishop Fenwick on Sunday.

North Shore Computer Society to host “Digital Story Telling” presentation t is time to tell your story by exploring the art of digital story telling. On Thursday evening, June 8, at 7:00 p.m., Walter Booth will give a presentation about how to plan and build your own story by writing it down, practice reading, getting timing down and using photos. Booth will also demonstrate editing, and adding background music and sound effects to fit the theme of your story. While his presentation will be focused on the use of an iPad, computers and other smart devices and apps, other resources will be mentioned as he details the nuts and bolts of digital story telling. Walter Booth is a member of the Explorers Lifelong Learners Institute at Salem State University, where he has presented numerous courses, and led a Digital Storytelling workshop. All meetings of the North Shore Computer Society are free and open to the public, and start at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at the McCarthy Auditorium at the Peabody Municipal Light Plant, which is located at 201 Warren Street Extension in Peabody. (Please note: Seating is limited.) Tech Talk Time will also be held – your chance to share your technology-related questions and answers. Remember, to be eligible to win any door prize offered, you must be a member of the North Shore Computer Society. The North Shore Computer Society, Inc. of Peabody, Mass., is a nonprofit, public charity 501(c)(7) focused on education, support and community. Its members come from over 60 communities in Massachusetts as well as a number of other states.


In Sunday’s tourney consolation game, the Tanners saw a 5-1 lead dissipate against Everett, which tied the game, 5-5, in the top of the sixth. That’s when the home team rallied for two in the bottom of the frame to come away with the triumph. Head coach Mark Bettencourt decided to take out his starters during the consolation game and play his reserves. He was rewarded when backup catcher Evan Mullin stroked a two-run base hit with two outs to put the Tanners ahead to stay and account for the final margin of 7-5. Lefty reliever Alex D’Angelo got Everett in order to save it in the seventh. Senior Will Diezemann started and hurled 5 1/3

Will Diezemann gets a high-five from fellow senior Jake Doherty after pitching out of a fifth-inning jam in Sunday’s consolation game win over Everett. frames before handing it over to D’Angelo. Bettencourt said the move to substitute during Sunday’s contest was predetermined. “We would give the starters two at-bats, then go to the young gazelles,” he told the press afterward. “Had it not been a consolation game, we might have done it differently, but we felt that sometimes you have to throw the young guys into the fire and see what they’ve got. You saw Mullin come through in a big spot.” Reserves Jake Irvine, Vinny Orlando and Eddie Campbell were also a big part of Sunday’s sixth-inning rally. Joe

Gilmartin (three hits) and regulars Jake Zeuli, Chris Gillen, Jake Doherty, Dylan DiFillipo and Jake Gustin produced the offense in the early innings to help build a four-run cushion. Peabody broke its five-game losing skid last Wednesday, May 24, with a crucial 6-3 win at Swampscott. Gilmartin was solid on the mound, going six innings and fanning four for the win. Gillen smacked a solo homer and Zeuli had three hits and an RBI. The Tanners earned the sixth seed in the playoffs and hosted 11th-seeded Cambridge Rindge & Latin in Thursday’s first round.

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The Nutritionist Corner

Anna Tourkakis Food and Mood As we know all too well, healthy eating is key to a healthy body, and it appears now that the food we eat can also improve our mood and brain health. According to Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter (June 2017), “… scientists have been studying the link between food and mood more closely. They’ve found that there may be a relationship between the risk of common men-

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By Anna Tourkakis NUTRITIONIST

eat more of and those to eat less. As you may guess a healthy eating pattern includes lots of nutrient-rich plant foods. Vitamins and minerals and phytochemical rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and healthy fats (the omega-3 types) from salmon and flaxseeds and walnuts are associated with a decreased risk of depression and anxiety and should be consumed liberally. Highly processed and refined sugary and fatty foods and snacks increase the risk of depresBoost your body’s health -add lots sion and anxiety and should be of colorful vegetables to your meals ! limited. Studies have shown that tal health issues – including de- people generally can improve their the greatest mental health benefits are seen in individuals that impression and anxiety- and our diet eating habits. quality”. Those individuals that do proved their diet quality the most. not consume an optimal nutritious Foods that matter diet may be susceptible to poor When healthy eating is the goal, The Link brain health including mood and one needs to consider not just the The digestive tract may be the behavior. Luckily with a little effort, foods to eat but which ones to link between diet and mood. The

food we eat has a major impac t on the gut bacteria. For example, a high fat diet has been shown to induce changes that can trigger systematic inflammation in the body and it can also affect the brain. Evidence shows that systematic inflammation can affect heart health brain health. It’s also been shown that just a single high glycemic meal can impair memory performance.

Beginning We know a healthy eating pattern promotes a healthy body, knowing that it can also lift your mood is one more reason to include those vegetables and fruits and healthy fats at every meal. Beginning at your next meal, add portions of fruits and vegetables such as fresh fruit in your cereal or toast; leafy greens as a side, baked potato instead of fries at lunch or dinner. Have fish a few times a week, tuna fish sandwich counts as well, make it the Mediterranean way –no mayonnaise. Try fruit as a sweet ending dessert and save the sugary ones for special occasions. A healthy diet is good for your heart as well as your brain and your taste buds will be happy too. Learn more about proteins; Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs. Anna Tourkakis is a nutritionist, author and founder of Eating From Within Nutrition. She provides nutrition advisory services and healthy eating programs to companies and individuals to help clients manage health conditions and maintain healthy eating lifestyles. Anna can be reached at T. 781 334-8752;


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PEABODY PD INCIDENTS & ARRESTS Wednesday, May 17 A stylish thief Police received a call from MINI of Peabody on Andover Street about a past larceny of hood ornaments and windshield wiper blades taken from vehicles parked on the dealership’s lot.

that two men in a minivan with New York license plates on Northend Street were attempting to sell items from their vehicle. According to the report, the officers advised the men that they couldn’t sell anything from their van and sent them on their way.

tian voodoo on her children. The police are investigating.

Sunday, May 21

Either that or he was dreaming A Magnolia Way resident reported that he was robbed about an hour ago. According to the report, the man stated And he didn’t have a Thursday, May 18 license to practice either that when he woke up, three An Englewood Road resident men unknown to him were inPop-up retail on wheels walked into police HQ to allege side his apartment – and then A caller reported to police that her landlord is doing Hai- he went back to sleep. The man stated that he could not describe the suspects and nothing appeared to be missing from his apartment.

ARRESTS Wednesday, May 17 Rainor Silvestre, 39, of Woburn, was charged with failure to stop/yield, with truck failing to display owner’s name and with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended. Thomas Elwell, 25, 46 Bartholomew St., Peabody, was charged with assault on a family/household member.

Friday, May 19 Hedmer Pojoy Tobar, 34, of 19 Sydey Rd., Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense.

Saturday, May 20 Allison P. Lheureux, 33, of 15 Coolidge Ave., Peabody, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor.

Sunday, May 21 Peter G. Burgess, 35, of 88 Aborn St., Peabody, was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, second offense. Zara J. Zegarowski, 37, of 6 School St., Beverly, was charged with assault & battery on a family/household member and with resisting arrest.

Monday, May 22 Raymond J. Viera, 28, of 5 Henry Ave., Lynn, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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The Advocate HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 20): Your head was likely in the clouds most of this week, so ground yourself back down to earth this weekend. Double-check your calendar and make sure you didn’t miss any important birthdays or events that might require an apology. Start off next week super organized and you’ll get it all done (even though it seems impossible!). TAURUS (April 21-May 20): Observe closely this week where you give energy and where you receive. There is a good chance you are allowing someone to take and take and take from you without giving anything back, which isn’t like you, which tells me it’s family. Put your foot down and demand some more help on their end! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your natural Gemini nature might get the best of you this weekend and next week, causing you to flip back and forth with your personality. One second you’ll want to be in a big crowded place, the next you’ll want to hide at home with the windows shut. The only way to handle these kinds of ups and downs is to not make plans too far ahead of time! CANCER (June 21-July 22): Friends and family might overstay their welcome or demand too much this weekend. Don’t allow anyone to steal your time or resources!! Especially if they aren’t the type to show true gratitude. Put up some boundaries and even use a white lie if needed; you are likely to need some relaxation, not stress right now! LEO (July 23-August 22): This weekend you are likely to feel very drained and not yourself. Surrounding yourself with people and enthusiasm could be just the fix – maybe a concert or event in the city? Partying and letting loose will have you feeling 100% by Monday. Just say no next week when a self-centered friend asks you for yet another favor. VIRGO (August 23-September 22): You are always a busy bee, Virgo, but this week and next you might feel like your head is spinning off. Most of these tasks, though, were taken on by choice, and therefore might leave family/friends feeling like they come second if you cancel plans with them. Be sure to make time for what really matters. (Hint: It’s not your job.) LIBRA (September 23-October 22): When drama starts to brew this week, nip it in the butt right away. Don’t stoop to the level of those around you and give into the he said/she said junk – go right to the source and present only facts. Keeping things professional will keep you out of the fire, and also looking much more mature than your childish coworkers! SCORPIO (October 23-November 22): This weekend Mars entering fellow water sign Cancer will have you craving adventure and new hobbies. You might also develop a little too much confidence as far as spending goes. Be easy on your wallet but don’t turn down any activity opportunities! SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21): Make sure to dot you i’s and cross your t’s this week and next, Sagittarius. Little details are likely to slip your mind, causing bigger problems in the long run. Slow yourself down and you won’t forget anything! What’s the rush anyways? CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): You might find yourself in a very fragile state lately, ready to breakdown over even small things. Let it all out, Capricorn, there are probably quite a few things you have suppressed that are causing you to act this way. Don’t beat yourself up – in fact, you might be the source of all this pressure … AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19): Proud is a good word for you this week and next. Now is an important time to celebrate graduations and other big events in the lives of those around you. Pay attention to them and be generous with your gifts; you were likely the one who watched them tackle so many great challenges! PISCES (February 20-March 20): Don’t offer time or money you don’t have just because you feel bad. Giving away resources you yourself are going to need isn’t smart, not to mention there is a good chance that those complaining around you are actually okay. They are just dramatic, and you, overly sympathetic – a lethal combination! Francesca Piazza is a Lynnfield native available for astrology consultations, tarot readings/parties, crystal healing, custom jewelry, and reiki. Please “like” Sister Fran Designs and Readings on Facebook for more information, or contact her at or

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Churches & Places of Worship Calvary Baptist Church 4 Coolidge Rd., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-0914 Living God Community 47 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-6520 St. John The Baptist 17 Chestnut St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 532-1586 Church Of Christ Apostolic 36 Walnut St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 826-5653 Tabernacle Baptist Church 11 Summer St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-5578 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 24 Tremont St., Peabody, MA 01960 (781) 598-9899 Tabernacle Baptist Church Parsonage 15 Summer St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 532-4367 Congregation Sons of Israel Park St. & Spring St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 532-1624 Community Covenant Church 33 Lake St., West Peabody, MA 01960 978-535-5321 St. Adelaide Church 708 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960 978-535-1985 Jehovah Witnesses of Peabody 79 Endicott St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 532-2474 St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church 7 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-0777

First United Methodist Church 24 Washington St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 532-1020 First Church of Christ 35 Washington St., Peabody, MA 01960 (781) 631-1244 Monte Ministerio Cristiano 77 Walnut St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 587-3076 St. John Lutheran Church 32 Ellsworth Rd., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-1731 St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Community (non-Roman) 32 Ellsworth Rd. at King St. Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 804-2250 Temple Ner Tamid (Conservative Egalitarian) 368 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960 Led by Rabbi Richard Perlman and Cantor Steve Abramowitz. (978) 532-1293 North Shore Baptist Church 706 Lowell Street, West Peabody 978-535-6186 Service Time: 10:30 AM Sundays Second Congregational Church 12 Maple Street, Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-0477 St. Ann Church 136 Lynn St., Peabody, MA 01960. 978-532-3329 Temple Tiferet Shalom 489 Lowell Street Peabody 978-535-2100 Congregation Tifereth Israel (Sephardic) 8 Pierpont St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-7309 Elliot Hershoff, President West Church 27 Johnson Street. Peabody, MA 01960 978-535-4112

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OBITUARIES Imogene "Jean" (Calcote) Desrosiers

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DALEY AND NADEAU SUPREME COURT CASES his past Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) handed down a pretty big blow to MassHealth by ruling in favor of the appellants. The SJC decided to hear the Daley case and the Nadeau case at the same time as the issues in both cases were so intricately related. This favorable decision was due to the endless work by members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as assistance from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association. The Daley case involved the transfer of a remainder interest in real estate into an irrevocable trust with a retained life estate in the deed itself on the part of the applicant. The Nadeau case involved simply a transfer of the entire fee simple interest in real estate into an irrevocable trust without a retention of a life estate in the deed itself on the part of the applicant. The court held in both cases that the real estate housed in each of the irrevocable trusts was not a countable asset and reversed the prior judgments that were in favor of MassHealth. As a result, the applicants should now become eligible for MassHealth benefits. In other words, these trusts have passed muster insofar as the highest court in the land is concerned. MassHealth had presented what I believe to have been an outrageous argument by claiming that the Health Care Financing Agency (HCFA) Transmittal 64 in effect contained language that should lead to the conclusion that a right to use, occupy and possess real estate held in an irrevocable trust was a “payment” to a MassHealth applicant/nursing home resident. The SJC rebuked MassHealth’s argument unequivocally. In a nutshell. The SJC stated a use and occupancy right does not rise to the level of a Trustee being able to sell the underlying real estate and use the net sales proceeds therefrom to pay for nursing home care. The SJC also indicated that a reserved life estate in and of itself does not render the underlying real estate a “countable” asset for MassHealth eligibility purposes. It went on to say, regarding the Daley Trust, that the remainder interest that was transferred into the irrevocable trust itself was not a “countable” asset as well. It is great news for elderly applicants who have placed their home in an irrevocable trust that included a provision for use and occupancy. The SJC could have gone a lot further in setting MassHealth straight on many other issues pertaining to irrevocable trusts. My guess is MassHealth will continue to try to attack irrevocable trusts by pivoting to the next absurd argument. Therefore, the fight is not over and will most likely continue. However, this was a big step in the right direction. The decision was just released as this column was written so members of the elder bar (including me) will spend many months digesting it and of course revising trust provisions accordingly. Hopefully, these two decisions along with the previously-decided Heyn appellate court case will at least make MassHealth think twice before making an unreasonable and legally-flawed argument in an attempt to attack an otherwise properly drafted irrevocable trust. The Massachusetts elder bar should be commended for such voracious advocacy on behalf of the elderly community.


Of Peabody, formerly of North Cambridge. Passed peacefully on May 25th , 2017. Beloved wife of 71 cherished years to Leo A. Desrosiers. Loving mother of Ann Kneissl and her husband Gerhart of CA, Alyce and her husband Michael Katz of CA, Robert and his wife Sylvia of Topsfield, Betty of Cambridge, Joseph and his wife Debbie of Marshfield, David and his wife Dee of Cambridge, Laura Curtis of VA, John and his wife Kim of East Longmeadow, and James and his wife Paula of North Reading. Cherished Meme of seventeen, and grand Meme of seven. Devoted daughter of the late Thomas Calcote and Lucy Mae (Emmert). Dear sister of the late Oma Lee, Rosco, and Laura Mae. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral was held from Keefe Funeral Home, No. Cambridge on Wednesday, May 31. Funeral Mass at St. John's Church, Cambridge. Burial was Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's memory to a charity of your choice. For a complete obituary or to send a condolence visit www.keefe

William Warren Hunter

At 83, of Peabody passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Brooksby Nursing Home with his family nearby his side. Born in Winslow, Maine to Doris and Fremont Hunter, he raised his family primarily in Melrose and Stoneham MA. William was an active and passionate man with a brilliant analytical mind. He earned a bachelors degree in business at Boston University in 1951 where he also played tennis. Several years later he would earn an MBA at his alma mater, graduating 1st in his class. William started his career at Babson-United Advisors in 1955 where he became one of their top investment advisors for forty-five years until his retirement. Dedicated to his


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OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 20 clients, he often traveled cross-country to visit them as he helped hundreds of families achieve their retirement dreams by providing sound in-

vestment and planning advice. Perhaps no other activity stimulated his mind as much as duplicate contract bridge. He loved all aspects of the game, including strategizing with his many partners throughout

Social Security Advice for Soon-To-Be Retirees Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that help pre-retirees decide when to start drawing their Social Security benefits? My wife and I are approaching retirement age and want to carefully weigh our options to make sure we’re maximizing our benefits. Approaching Retirement Dear Approaching, Deciding when to begin collecting your Social Security benefits could be one of the most important retirement-income decisions you’ll make. The difference between a good decision and a poor one could cost you tens of thousands of dollars over your retirement, so doing your homework and weighing your options now is a wise move. What to Consider As you may already know, you can claim Social Security any time between the ages of 62 and 70, but each year you wait increases your benefit by 5 to 8 percent. But there are other factors you need to take into account to help you make a good decision, like your health and family longevity, whether you plan to work in retirement, along with spousal and survivor benefits. To help you weigh your claiming strategies, you need to know that Social Security Administration claims specialists are not trained or authorized to give you personal advice on when you should start drawing your benefits. They can only provide you information on how the system works under different circumstances. To get advice you’ll need to turn to other sources. Web-Based Help Your first step in getting Social Security claiming strategy advice is to go to to get your personalized statement that estimates what your retirement benefits will be at age 62, full retirement age or when you turn 70. These estimates are based on your yearly earnings that are also listed on your report. Once you get your estimates for both you and your wife, there are many online tools you can turn to that can compare your options so you can make an informed decision. Some free sites that offer basic calculations include AARP’s Social Security Benefits Calculator (, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Planning for Retire-

ment tool (ConsumerFinance. gov/retirement) and SSAnalyze that’s offered by United Capital ( ssanalyze). But if you want a more thorough analysis check out Maximize My Social Security ( or Social Security Choices (, which both charge $40. These services, which are particularly helpful to married couples as well as divorced or widowed persons, will run scenarios based on your circumstances and show how different filing strategies affect the total payout over the same time frame. Personal Advice If you want human help, there are specialized firms and financial advisors that can advise you too. One such firm is Social Security Solutions (, 866-7627526). They offer several levels of web-based and personalized service (ranging from $20 to $500) including their $125 “Advised” plan that runs multiple calculations and comparisons, recommends a best course of action in a detailed report, and gives you a one-on-one session with a Social Security specialist over the phone to discuss the report and ask questions. Or, you can get help through a financial planner. Look for someone who is a fee-only certified financial planner (CFP) that charges on an hourly basis and has experience in Social Security analysis. To find someone, use the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors online directory at, or try the Garrett Planning Network (, which is a network of fee-only advisers that charge between $150 and $300 per hour. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

Page 21 the years. Ranked number 89 of all Grand Life Masters in total master points earned, Bill was a member of the six man squad to win the prestigious 2000 Senior Knockout Teams. He also served as Vice President and President of the ACBL. Married devotedly to his wife, Beverly, for almost sixty years, he taught his children the meaning of working hard, of being loyal, and of being passionate about life. A big jokester, Bill enjoyed getting a rise out of people with his witty banter and back-and-forth word parry. He kept you on your toes-but always with a smile. Bill followed all the Boston sports teams religiously and he could recite players, teams, and statistics from long ago. William is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Hunter, sons Richard Hunter and Robert Hunter, daughter Kimberly Hunter, and seven grandchildren. The family will hold a private funeral and burial, respectively, at the Anderson Bryant Funeral Home, 4 Common Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 and Wood End Cemetery, Franklin St. Reading, MA. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home.

Natalie M. (Cullen) Saxton


1. A chess board contains how many squares? 2. The baseball term “doubleheader” is also used in what transport mode? 3. On June 2, 1966, what did Surveyor I reach? 4. What is the fastest land animal? 5. What is the only tennis grand slam event played on grass courts (in June)? 6. A jellyfish is a fish with stinging cells. True or false? 7. Born on June 2, 1907, Edwin Shoemaker invented what furniture? 8. In 1989 New Hampshire ended hunting for what animal? 9. On June 2, 1851, what N.E. state legislature passed an anti-alcohol law? 10. In 1979 who became Britain’s first female prime minister? 11. In 1969 what was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”? 12. On June 2, 1851, the Flying

Cloud clipper ship set sail to set a record time to what city? 13. Who made the first U.S. presidential visit to a foreign country (Panama)? 14. In what country is the bolívar currency? 15. In Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, who centered gunshots on playing cards? 16. On June 7, 1778, what English dandy was born? 17. In which Shakespeare play does Polonius say, “Though this be madness, yet there’s method in’t”? 18. Which language has the most native speakers? 19. Who was known as The Little Tramp? 20. What Sinclair Lewis character “was busy, from March to June. He kept himself from the bewilderment of thinking”?

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At 78, of Somerville, passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2017. Wife of the late George E. Saxton. Beloved mother of Kathleen A. Trask and her husband Charles of Peabody, Theresa J. Fallon of Somerville and her late husband Thomas. Elizabeth S. Smith and her husband Matthew of Florida, and the late Marie Starbile, Jeanette and Shirley Saxton. Dear sister of Stephen M. and Emily A. Cullen both of Somerville and the late Harold J. and Daniel G. Cullen. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway, (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Friday morning at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church (Union Sq.) Somerville, at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. If you wish donations may be made in Natalie’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. For more information please visit

Leonard M. Rosenthal Of Peabody, formerly of Boynton Beach, FL, entered into rest on May 24, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Pressman) Rosenthal. Devoted father of


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MARIJUANA | FROM PAGE 3 til this point. Back in November, Peabody voted against bringing recreational marijuana shops to the city, and the mayor denounced it. The drug was notably legalized for recreational use and sale by the state in the November election. Bettencourt has advocated for medical marijuana in the past and currently. “Medical marijuana, to me, has helped a great number of people in the city – provided relief, provided treatment, and that’s something I’ve taken a completely different view of,” the mayor said. Reportedly, medical marijuana often brings great benefits to those who suffer from debilitating diseases and ailments, such as aches and pains, PTSD, anxiety and more. On the other hand, the mayor said of recreational pot, “Recreational marijuana, to me, is a gateway drug, and is something I have grave concerns about moving forward.”

Creature Teachers bring live animals to the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library he South Branch is kicking off summer reading with live animals! Come join us as we welcome critters from all over the world while experienced animal educators talk about where each animal comes from, what types of diverse habitats they live in, and why some animals do better in some environments while others do not. This program is presented by Creature Teachers, a familyowned business dedicated to educating people about animals and their

environments. Learn how to “Build a Better World”for animals in this interactive program! This program is free and open to the public and will take place at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library located at 78 Lynn St. on Monday, June 26 at 10:30AM. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to reserve your child’s free spot, please go to www., call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person.


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Debra and Bruce MacGregor of Peabody, Lisa Rosenthal of Newburyport, and David and Candace Rosenthal of Boca Raton, FL. Loving sister of Barbara Weiner of Boynton Beach, FL and brother-in-law of Linda Udelmann of Phoenix, AZ. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Molly, Daniel, Carly and Jessica. Funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leonard’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel 781-581-2300

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Dreesen, William

Dreesen, Heather R

Weatherford, Randall

Weatherford, Bethanne

7 Taylor St





$400 000,00

Ward, Shauna A

Ward, Owen C

Fisher, Eleanor M

Fisher, Robert C

6 Pinecrest Ave





$375 000,00

Ghimire, Sudarshan

Ghimire, Anupa B

Halfelder, Angela

490 Lowell St





$447 000,00

Luis, Joshua L

Nogueira, Lauren M

Bank New York Mellon Tr

13 Roland Rd





$320 000,00

DelosSantos, Eurys

Anne H Maher T

Smith, Suzanne L

500 Northshore Rd #5C





$194 300,00

Cinelli, Robert J

Cinelli, Lisa

4902 Heatherwood Lane NT

Gianola, Denise M

4902 Heatherwood Ln #4902





$380 000,00

Raymond, Jose

Raymond, Michela

33 Raymond Cir Peabody NT

Cardinale, Daniel J

33 Raymond Cir





$335 000,00

Pierre, Pagero

Massillon, Julinne

Tungol, Alrico

Tungol, Melinda

20 Sewall St





$427 500,00

Pavao, Gregory

Pavao, Kelly

Halvorsen, Pamela J

6 Shillaber St





$451 000,00


1-A Laurel St





$373 000,00

Osowski, Edward Blake, James E

Blake, Leanne

Grant, Tammy D

Grant, Donald

7 Granite Ct





$463 900,00

Thomas, Michael

Grinstein, Alexander

Grinstein, Jennifer L

9 Bartholomew St





$420 000,00

Kelleher, Patricia

Alimenti IRT

Grasso, Stacie C

8 Walnut St #405





$286 000,00

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