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Six contested races featured in Tuesday’s Election By Christopher Roberson


his year’s General Election will be held on Nov. 7 and will feature six contested races.

In the City Council race, incumbent City Councillors-At-Large Anne Manning-Martin, David Gravel and Thomas Gould are running for re-election. They are being

challenged by Ryan Melville, Stephen Collins, Peter Bakula, Thomas Rossignoll and Russell Donovan. In Ward 4, incumbent City Councillor Edward Charest is

Nightmare on Main Street

Shown at the city’s Nightmare on Main Street Halloween celebrations on October 25, from left to right, are residents Gina Puleo, Michelle Leune, Kerry Hayward and her daughter Alexa Hayward, Jennifer Santorro and April Frederick. See more photo highlights on page 12. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson)

being challenged by Bukia Chalvire. In Ward 5, incumbent City Councillor and council President Joel Saslaw is being challenged James Jeffrey. In Ward 6, Mark O’Neill and Michael Geomelos are looking to replace retiring City Councillor Barry Sinewitz. In the School Committee race, incumbent Members Jarrod Hochman and Beverley Griffin-Dunne are running for re-election. They are being challenged by Andrew Arnotis, Laurence Aiello and Linda Quadros-Lopez. Incumbent Library Trustee Dianne Gagnon-Caputo is seeking re-election and is being challenged by Frances Gallugi, Kate O’Brien, Thomas Pappas, Sandra Fecteau and Christopher Diantgikis. Incumbent Municipal Light Commissioners William Aylward and Thomas D’Amato are seeking another term and are being challenged by Raymond Melvin and Laurence Olcott. Mayor Edward Bettencourt is running unopposed this year. Other uncontested candidates include Ward 1 City Councillor Jonathan Turco,


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Ward 2 City Councillor Peter McGinn and Ward 3 City Councillor James Moutsoulas. The polling locations are as follows: Ward 1 Precincts 1 and 3: St. Ann’s Church (140 Lynn St.) Ward 1 Precinct 2: Aviv Centers for Living at Woodbridge (240 Lynnfield St.) Ward 2 Precincts 1 and 2: Welch Elementary School (50 Swampscott Ave.) Ward 2 Precinct 3: South Elementary School (16 Maple St. Ext.) Ward 3 Precincts 1 and 2: Our Lady of Fatima Church (50 Walsh Ave.) Ward 3 Precinct 3: Wilson Terrace Recreation Hall (15-A Wilson Terr.) Ward 4 Precinct 1: Calvary Baptist Church (4 Coolidge Rd.) Ward 4 Precinct 2: Smith Barn (38 Felton St.) Ward 4 Precinct 3: Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (485 Lowell St.) Ward 4 Precinct 3A: Macintosh Clubhouse (300 Brooksby Village Dr.)


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Peabody Rotarian Peggy Pedro receives recognition


otary District Governor Dave Gardner (right) recognized Peabody Rotarian Peggy Pedro (2nd right) as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and a District 7930 pin at a recent Peabody Rotary Club meeting. The District Governor was assisted by two Peabody Rotarians who were awarded PHS Chevrons at a Club meeting in July: Alyse Barbash (left) and District Governor Elect Bob Wood (2nd left). The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation, allowing Rotary to fulfill the promises made to improve local communi-


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ties and communities around the world. Locally, Peabody Rotary supports Haven from Hunger, Northeast ARC, NSCAP, Citizens Inn, the Progeria Research Foundation, the YMCA, Little League, Babe Ruth and Pop Warner, and the Peabody Education Foundation, just to name a few. Globally, the Peabody Rotary Club supports efforts to eradicate polio and to assist Rotoplast, which corrects cleft palates in children in underdeveloped countries, as well as to provide safe drinking water around the world, among many other initiatives. DG Gardner emphasized the


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~ The Advocate Asks ~

North East Trains owner touts continuing industry viability


or this week’s “Advocate Asks” column, we profiled Donald Stubbs and his Main Street business North East Trains. Having been in the model train business for the past 30 years, Stubbs said he has been impressed with how the industry has morphed and thrived throughout the years. Q: How has North East Trains grown over the years? A: We went from a bricks and mortar store to shipping every day internationally. Q: How has the model train industry changed over the years? A: It’s gotten far better as far as the quality of the equipment available and the realism of the product. The products are much better. A lot of them are remote control and have real sounds. Q: Where do you see the industry going in the future? A: I don’t see it dying – I see it

Q: How long have you been in business? A: 30 years. Q: Why did you decide to open North East Trains? A: There seemed to be a need

Donald Stubbs has been the owner of North East Trains on Main Street for the past three decades. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

growing. It’s a wonderful hobby that has a lot to offer. People of all ages come in every week from all over the world. It’s something nice that can be passed down through the family.

Q: How and when did you get involved with model trains? A: When I was about eight years old, my family and older brothers bought me a model train for Christmas.

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Over 100 come out for Spooky Sprint 5K By Christopher Roberson


pproximately 140 North Shore residents, many of them donning Halloween costumes, on Oct. 29 participated in the first Wicked Aware Spooky Sprint 5K, which was hosted by the Allergy and Asthma Awareness Initiative (AAAI). “We didn’t know at the beginning of this year that we were going to end up doing something like this,� said AAAI representative Kristie DeLoreto during the race. Saugus resident Megan Bierenbroodspot arrived at the race in her Forrest Gump costume. She did not “just feel like running� – she was there for a purpose. She ran for her son, who cannot attend sleepovers or other activities without taking the risk of having an allergic reaction. “We don’t want any child to feel

different or left out,� said Bierenbroodspot. The race began on Main Street and took runners along Washington Street, Oak Street and Foster Street back onto Washington Street, Allens Lane, King Street, Ellsworth Road, Perkins Street and Lowell Street before ending on Chestnut Street next to City Hall. Christopher Chapruet, 25, of Danvers, easily took first place with a time of 19 minutes, seven seconds – finishing two minutes, four seconds ahead of Christopher Palamara, 35, of Salem. Elevenyear-old Owen Brennan finished with the best time out of all the Peabody participants at 22 minutes, 17 seconds and placed fourth overall. The purpose of the 5K was to raise $3,500 to purchase 10 sets of EpiPens for the Fire Department to use when re-

Peabody resident Benjamin Joyce completes the final stretch for the Wicked Aware Spooky Sprint 5K running along Lowell Street on Oct. 29. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

A participant completes the final stretch for the Wicked Aware Spooky Sprint 5K running along Lowell Street on Oct. 29.

Dressed as Forrest Gump, Megan Bierenbroodspot of Saugus heads down Perkins Street toward Lowell Street during the Wicked Aware Spooky Sprint 5K on Oct. 29.

Peabody resident Lisa Sousa jogs towards Lowell Street.

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sponding to incidents caused by food allergies. DeLoreto said the Fire Department was chosen as to receive the EpiPens as firefighters are “more trained in the medical aspect� than their police counterparts. DeLoreto said AAAI was formed in 2013 following a parent meeting in one of the conference rooms at Higgins Middle School. “A couple of parents joined together to talk about what was going on in the schools as far as food allergies,� she said, adding that everyone on AAAI’s Board of Directors either has a food allergy or has a loved one with a food allergy. “We started in Peabody and will hopefully be spreading out into other towns like Lynnfield and Saugus.� DeLoreto said that during the past four years, AAAI has donated $24,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Essex Tech hitting enrollment capacity By Christopher Roberson

The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Teens Make Games will be held on Nov. 6 from 4-6 p.m. and is open to students in grades 6-12. Space is limited and registration is required. Author Ted Reinstein will be speaking about his new book, “New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic,” on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. The Veteran’s Day Craft event will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. Space is limited and registration is required. Preschool Stories and Crafts for children aged two to five will be held on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. There is no charge for this program. For additional information, call 978-531-3380. A Thanksgiving Celebration will be held in the Children’s Room at 4 p.m. on Nov. 14. Space is limited and registration is required. Guitarist Lyle Brewer will be performing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 as part of the library’s Fall Concert Series. Children will have the opportunity to meet Winnie the Pooh at 11 a.m. on Nov. 15. Space is limited and registration is required. The Peabody Women’s Chapter of the Order Sons of Italy will be hosting Charity Bingo Night at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the St. Adelaide Church Hall (708 Lowell St.). There is a $10 entry fee. The city’s General Election will be held on Nov. 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Fourth Annual Colton Buckley 5K Road Race will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12. The starting line will be at the AOH Club (58 Lowell St.). Race participants can pick up their packets on Nov. 11 at 379 Lowell St. or on the day of the race at the AOH Club starting at 8 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee. All proceeds will be used to develop a Children’s Enrichment Program at the Citizens Inn of Peabody. Participants can register at http:// id=1402. Registration will close at noon on Nov. 10. Councillor-at-Large Thomas Gould will be receiving a Distinguished Leadership Award during the Annual Dinner Meeting of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. The meeting will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club (161 Elliott St. in Danvers). Reservations can be made by calling 978-774-8565 or online at The Peabody Women’s Chapter of the Order Sons of Italy will be hosting a fundraising night from 3-10 p.m. on Nov. 1516 at Texas Roadhouse (301 Newbury St. in Danvers). On Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., the Harlem Wizards will be playing against teachers from the McCarthy, Burke and Carroll Elementary Schools. The game will be held at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (485 Lowell St.). Tickets can be purchased by sending email to The Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Peabody Main Streets (24 Main St.). The Jingle and Mingle Holiday Sip and Shop event will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Stonewood Tavern (139 Lynnfield St.).

NORTH EAST | FROM PAGE 3 A: Lionel train sets are generally the top sellers around Christmas. I think a lot of people of all ages seem to enjoy the classic train running around the Christmas tree.

Q: What sets you apart from other model train shops? A: We buy and sell new and used [equipment]. We bring in a large variety of equipment that’s not available anywhere else. We have specialized pieces that you can’t find anywhere else.

North East Trains has been a staple business on Main Street since the 1980s.

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aving become one of the most sought-after vocational schools north of Boston, Essex North Shore Technical High School, commonly known as Essex Tech, is almost bursting at the seams. “I have 300 applicants for next year – already,” said Interim Superintendent-Director Dr. William Lupini during the Oc t. 26 City Council meeting, adding that of the 1,400 seats available, 1,307 have been filled. In addition, only 260 spots will open after graduation. “We have students from 55 different cities and towns,” he said. Although Essex Tech actively recruits students from 1 7 c o m m u n i t i e s, Lu p i n i said the school had a much broader pool of applicants when it was known as Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, which took students from “anywhere.” “We have to continue to honor what was part of the Ag program,” he said. Lupini also said that 284 of his students are from Peabody, the most of any other district. Essex Tech maintains a rigorous admission process. Lupini said 182 eighth grade students applied from Peabody for the current school year – only 88 of them were accepted. Lupini said he never likes sending letters to tell students that they did not get in. “It’s the part of this job that bothers me the most,” he said. However, he did have some good news to share about the number of seniors who are enrolled in co-ops at area businesses. “Nearly every senior is out on a job, and we’re really proud of that,” said Lupini. Essex Tech students have also done well on standardized testing, receiving a Level 1 status from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Not resting on his laurels, Lupini said he is planning to implement four new course offerings. He also touted the growth of the school’s Adult Education program, saying it was rapidly deteriorating when he arrived at E s s ex Tec h t wo year s ago. “We were losing money and that’s not the case anymore,” said Lupini, adding that the program has expanded from two courses to 14 courses. City Councillor-at-Large Thomas Walsh lauded Lupi-

ni for restoring the Adult Education program, calling the effort “critical.” “A lot of people are changing careers,” he said. Although 65 percent of Essex Tech graduates do not go on to two- or four-year schools, Ward 3 City Councillor James Moutsoulas said that is no longer something to frown upon. “It wasn’t that long ago that everyone was saying, ‘Go to college, go to college’ and there were no jobs. Things have changed,” he said. City Council to consider medical marijuana companies In other news, the City Council voted unanimously to hear presentations from three medical marijuana

companies during the Nov. 9 meeting. The councillors will then ask questions of the applicants following each 25-minute presentation. Once the presentations and questioning are completed, the council will vote on whether or not it will issue a Letter of Non-Opposition for that applicant. City Council President Joel Saslaw said he and his colleagues have done enough background work on the matter and the time has come to begin meeting with the applicants. “I think this council has done its due diligence,” he said, adding that waiting any longer could cause the city to miss out on potential tax revenue from the new businesses.



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to six hours factoring in traffic and the duration of the appointments. But that all changed on Oct. 30 when Honda North in Danvers donated a seven-passenger Honda Odyssey to the Veterans Services Department to be used exclusively for medical transportation. “The number one problem for our aging veteran population is getting to and from their medical appointments,” said Veterans Services Officer Stephen Patten. Patten also said transportation will now be provided by a fleet of volunteers at the Senior Center. “There’s 300 vol-

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unteers over there just waiting to help,” he said. “This is how Honda North is going to change veterans’ lives; the whole thing starts and ends with Honda North.” Patten credited his secretary Lisa Leavitt with bringing the idea to his attention and helping to make the pitch to Honda North last year. “Within a week they said they wanted to do it,” he said of the dealership. “It’s a culmination of the hard work of a whole group of people.”





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PEGGY PEDRO | FROM PAGE 2 need to retain and gain members in order to continue helping the community. Peabody Rotary meets at 7:30 on Thursday mornings at Red’s Kitchen & Tavern (on Route 1 Northbound in Pea-

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Rotary District Governor Dave Gardner (right) recognized Peabody Rotarian Peggy Pedro (2nd right) as a Paul Harris Society member with a PHS Chevron and a District 7930 pin. He was assisted by two Peabody Rotarians who had been previously awarded PHS Chevrons: Alyse Barbash (left) and District Governor Elect Bob Wood (2nd left).

HONDA | FROM PAGE 6 Joseph Hajjar, general manager of Honda North, said there was never a question about donating a vehicle. “Our culture is to give back to the community,” he said. “It was something that the veterans needed.” Mayor Edward Bettencourt said the new Odyssey will serve countless numbers of veterans for years to come. “This donation will help them in their later years. It helps the City of Peabody and it helps our veterans,” he said. “I want to thank Honda North for this incredible gesture.” Also, Bettencourt agreed that the City will pay for the vehicle’s maintenance and insurance costs.


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Tanners football team rolls over Westford Academy Paulino is heeding the advice of the coaching staff. “We told him three words – ‘hit the hole – let your natural ability take over after you’ve hit the hole and gotten to the second level,’” the coach said. “You saw what he’s capable of doing.” Peabody’s other touchdown


Tanner RB Angel Paulino loses his balance while trying to cut up field in last Friday’s 30-0 Peabody victory at Veterans Memorial Stadium. However, the sophomore stayed on his feet well enough to rush for 159 yards and two touchdowns. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

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eabody head coach Mark Bettencourt seemed excited to see what will transpire over the final weeks of the season after his team got through shutting out the Westford Academy Ghosts, 30-0, last Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The victory was a collective team effort, as the Tanner defense basically shut down Westford’s offense, and the Peabody offense did damage both through the air and on the ground. After running back Noah Freedman pounded it in from one yard out to give Peabody a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Tanners, who improved to 4-4, were never threatened and increased the margin to 17-0

by halftime on a 25-yard field goal by kicker Austin Leggett and RB Angel Paulino’s 30yard TD scamper on a fourthdown-and-30 play. “A lot of it is because the kids are paying attention and executing the game plan. I wish we had done this earlier [in the season],” said Bettencourt. “They’ve bought in to what we’re trying to do both offensively and defensively. That’s a good football team we beat tonight, and to hold a team like that off the board is a great accomplishment by our guys.” Paulino, a sophomore, was the biggest story offensively, as he rushed for 159 yards and scored two TDs. He added his second score when he raced in from 25-yards out late in the third quarter. Bettencourt said

Peabody’s Joe Casey tracks down a Westford Academy ballcarrier in last Friday’s win.

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Peabody girls’ soccer team ready for playoffs

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espite the disappointment of falling short in their bid for another Northeastern Conference (NEC) North title with a heartbreaking 2-1 home loss to Danvers, the Peabody girls’ soccer team recovered with wins over North Andover and Somerville. The Tanners, who were 11-3-3 overall as of Monday, closed out the regular season against Swampscott on Tuesday and awaited their playoff seeding and firstround opponent later this week. In their loss to Danvers last Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Tanners found themselves in a 1-1 tie late in the game when the visitors were awarded a penalty kick and made good to take the lead and eventually the game. Peabody lost at Danvers earlier in the season, so the defeat negated any chance for the Tanners to repeat as NEC North champions. Freshman Amber Kiricoples scored the Peabody goal off an assist from Kolby Alves. Peabody top scorer and captain Emily Nelson was kept off the board in the loss to Danvers but she responded with five goals over the next two games. Nelson tallied twice to help the Tanners to a 3-2 win at Merrimack Valley Conference South champs North Andover, which shut out Danvers earlier in the year. Sarah Buckley added a score and Erin Melin had an assist. Head coach Dennis Desroches called it a “big road win” for his freshmen-laden team. “Our young roster is showing improvement and growing together as a team,” he said. “We put together a great team effort against a quality team, and fortunately we were able to capitalize on our opportunities against a stingy defense. Hopefully, we can build upon this for the upcoming tournament.” On defense, Catherine Manning, Col-


Peabody captain Emily Nelson continued her torrid scoring pace as the Tanner girls closed out their regular season this week. (Advocate photo by Greg Phipps) leen Crotty, Aja Alimonti and Jordyn Collins were outstanding, and Jillian Arigo was excellent in the 50/50 game, according to Desroches. In Monday's 6-0 shutout of Somerville, Jordan Muse and Shelby Doucette teamed up for the win in goal while Nelson tacked on three more scores along with two assists. Arigo, Nicole Thomas and Alimonti netted the other tallies, and Bridget O’Connell dished out an assist. The coach also cited the overall performances from Melin, Buckley, Megan Edmonds, Maddy Conrad and Victoria Fortado.

eabody had the top four finishers in the boys’division at this year’s Northeastern Conference cross-country meet, which was held last Saturday at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield. Leading the way for the Tanner boys was winner Claudio Rocha, who ran the 3.1-mile course in a time of 16:17. He was followed by teammates Shane Braz (16:40) in second, William Aylward (16:45) in third and Marc Alperen (16:47) in fourth. Peabody won the team title, scoring 31 points to outdistance the opposition. On the girls’ side, Peabody took second, four points behind first-place finisher Marblehead. The Tanner girls were led by Lily Brennan with a ninth-place effort at 21:24 and Sarah Enes right behind her in in 10th with a time of 21:36. Other top finishers for the girls were Ali Barrett in 13th, Emily MacDonald in 14th and Victoria Lombardi in 16th. Peabody now moves on to state competition.

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Girls’ volleyball team gets MIAA commendation

Tanner volleyball team regroups against Swampscott By Greg Phipps


t didn’t begin the way the Peabody volleyball team had hoped in its Senior Night match against Northeastern Conference opponent Swampscott last Friday at the Peabody High School Gym. The Tanners fell behind by a set and found themselves trailing by nine points in the second game. But after head coach Lisa Keene called a time out with her team down by a 15-6 score in the second set, a complete turnaround en-

On Oct. 27, Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine (back row, far left), Mayor Edward Bettencourt and Richard Riley, an assistant executive director with MIAA (back row, far right), honored the high school girls’ volleyball team for their fundraising efforts for leukemia research. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson) Peabody’s Serena Laro (16) gets up to defend the net in last Friday’s Senior Night match.

Peabody’s Ann Manning (20) goes up to challenge a kill attempt in last Friday’s 3-1 Senior Night win over Swampscott. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

sued. Peabody went on to outscore the visiting Big Blue, 19-4, to pull out a 25-19 win and even the match at 1-1. From there, the Tanners stayed the course by taking games three and four by scores of 25-18 and 25-19 to come away with a 3-1 match victory. After it was over, Keene said the mixed lineups she used, in part because of Senior Night and wanting to give all the seniors court time, were a little unfamiliar to her players. “All of our girls are good play-

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he girls’volleyball team at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) for raising more than $500 to help fund leukemia research. The fundraising efforts have been in memory of Robert Manning, whose daughter Ann is a senior member of the team. An 18-year resident of Peabody, Robert passed away on May 9 at the age of 51 following a nine-month bout with leukemia. Mayor Edward Bettencourt said the team’s

VOLLEYBALL | SEE PAGE 15 High school senior Ann Manning (second from right) with other senior members of the girls’ volleyball team prior to their Oct. 27 game against Swampscott. The team received a commendation from MIAA for raising $500 to help fund leukemia research. Manning’s father, Robert, passed away from leukemia on May 9 following a nine-month battle.

High School Senior Ann Manning (front row, center) accepted the commendation that the girls’ volleyball team received from MIAA on Oct. 27 for raising money to help fund leukemia research. Manning lost her father, Robert, to leukemia on May 9.

fundraising efforts are a classic example of Peabody Pride. “What the volleyball team did, the money they raised, really made a difference,” he said prior to Peabody’s Oct. 27 game against Swampscott; “It’s a very proud moment for me.” Richard Riley, an assistant executive director with MIAA, said the team epitomized the association’s community service pillar. “Our platform is educational athletics,” he said. Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine told the girls that this kind of ac-


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Nightmare on Main Street

Micaela Tobio (left) and Sarah Idieu (right) representing 105.7 WROR during Nightmare on Main Street, which was held on Oct. 25. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

Laura Ranaldi, representing Walgreens during Nightmare on Main Street.

Peabody Main Streets hosts Pop Up Glow Pub

Peabody residents John Barresi (left) and William Hayward (right) during the Pop Up Glow Pub, which was hosted on Oct. 28 at the Courthouse Plaza by Peabody Main Streets. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

Raphy Jaquez of Lynn (left) and Eugene Anderson. Jennie Dambrosio (left) with her boyfriend Christopher Brooks, representing Salem Auto Body.

Laureen Eagan (left) and Diane Redmond representing Western Union.

Shown, from left to right, are Melissa Stoler of Salem, Lori Polizzia of Lynn and Jacqueline Scott of Peabody. Michael Senn (left) and Fernanda Kleinert, representing Northfield Properties.

TANNERS | FROM PAGE 9 came on a pass from quarterback Colby Therrien to Dylan Peluso in the final period. Outside of an apparent Westford TD run that was called back due to a holding penalty in the third quarter, the Tanner defense was nearly perfect and never allowed the visitors to generate any sustained offense. The defensive backfield was solid as Joe Mastromatteo and Elijah White both had interceptions, and the front sev-

en, featuring Cam Powers and Chris Glass, gave their usual effective effort. A number of underclassmen have also stepped up in recent weeks and have made strong contributions. “The fact that the younger players are now getting this varsity experience should only pay dividends for us down the road,” Bettencourt pointed out. N ow w i n n e r s o f t h re e straight, the Tanners hope to keep the victories coming as the season nears its end. Pea-

Rosie Galatis with her son, Jake

body has three shutout wins on the year and has outscored opponents, 90-9, over the last three contests in which the defense has given up just seven points. “ When we realized we weren’t going to be playing [in the playoffs], these guys pulled together and decided to do the next best thing: to pass on something special to next year’s team,” said Bettencourt. “We have a chance to pass on a winning streak to next year’s team, and that’s not a bad gift.”

Peabody residents Jaimie and Andrea Santos.

Peabody residents Kenneth Silva (left) and Thomas Colbert.

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It wasn’t the sound of silence A caller on Louis Road reported the sound of three or four gunshots in his neighborhood. According to the report, the officer checked the surrounding area but did not hear anything. Red means go to the library A caller on Lynn Street reported that the traffic light outside the South Peabody Library was stuck on red, causing a traffic back-up. The fire department was notified to deal with the issue.

Michael E. McDonald, 28, of 2 Davis Terr., Peabody, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense. Andrew N. Pelletier, 46, of 3 Oakland Rd., Danvers, was charged with shoplifting $100+ by asportation.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 Dog has a “Highland” fling A Highland Park resident called to complain that his neighbor let’s her dog run off the leash – almost causing the dog to be run over that morning. The animal control officer mailed a copy of the leash law, and an order to license application to the owner.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Storm knocks trees, creates road hazards Reports came in of downed trees due to the high winds – blocking Farm Avenue and Beacon Street. Tree department workers arrived on scene to remove the debris. Sadly, it was still early and many more downed trees would be reported.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Martha Gathoni Karuri, 22, of 103 Bartholomew St., Peabody, was charged with having an uninsured motor vehicle. Derrick Sudol, 35, of Rowley, was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class B drug. David H. Deinstadt, 40, of 266 Newbury St., Peabody, was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class B drug. Kendra Hansen Beneke, 26, of Gloucester, was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class B drug. Luis Perez, 31, of 52 Mt. Pleasant St., Lynn, was charged with two counts of distribution of a Class A drug, with distribution of a Class B drug, with two counts of possession to distribute a Class B drug, and with trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 Peter A. Bouchard, 51, of 43 Gardner St., Peabody, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor,

with failure to use care in stop, start, turn and back and with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Austin Paul Boga, 23, of 96 Lynnfield S., Peabody, was summonsed for fraud in hiring vehicle and for evading taxi fare. Cassandra L. Anastopoulos, 39, of 4 Sherman St., Peabody, was charged with an arrest warrant. Meredith P. Freed, 42, of 14 Brewster Terr., Swampscott, was charged with disorderly conduct, with assault & battery, with assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, with resisting arrest and with intimidation of a witness.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 Joused Gracia-Canales, 23 of 21 Caller St., Peabody, was charged with conspiracy to violate drug law and with an arrest warrant. Liam Richard MacKenzie, 28, of Beverly, was charged with two counts of possession of a Class B drug and with possession of a Class C drug. Kristen C. Ward, 43, of 14 Sherman Rd., North Reading, was charged with larceny over $250 by single scheme.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Yohanna I. Lopez, 36, of Lynn, was charged with miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, with having no inspection/sticker and with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended.

O B I TUAR IE S Pearl (Grossman) Zabar At 85, of Swampscott, formerly of Peabody and Dorchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Abraham M. Zabar with whom she shared 37 years of marriage before his passing in 1995. Pearl was born in Boston on March 8, 1932 to John and

Rose (Schnider) Grossman. Devoted mother of Marc Zabar and his wife Lynn of Swampscott. Dear sister of Bernie Grossman and his wife Ellen of West Lake Village, CA. Loving grandmother of Julie Zabar and Elana Zabar. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Paul Zabar. Services were held on Monday, October 30 at Stanetsky-Hymanson

Memorial Chapel, Salem. Interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. Donations in Pearl's memory may be made to Rosie's Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel 10 Vinnin St, Salem (781) 581-2300

Uldis Gosts Oct. 24th, of Peabody, formerly of Newton, MA. Beloved husband of the late Daila A. (Kaucis) Gosts. Loving father of Zaiga “Judy” Gosts of

Danvers, and Vizma, and her husband, Janis Sanders of West Peabody. Brother of Gunta Mangulis of S. Carolina. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Nov. 3rd, at the Latvian Lutheran Church, 58 Irving Street (corner of High St.), Brookline, at 11 am. Relatives & friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Donations can be made to OMFA, c/o Ilze Resnis, 10930 Nollwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024.

Funeral arrangements by Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, Jamaica Plain, MA.

Margaret “Ann” (Mercier) John In Peabody, formerly of Boxborough, MA. October 24, 2017. Wife of 53 years to Walter F. John. Mother of Elizabeth Martin & husband David; Kathleen Leotta & husband Sean. Grandmother of Michael Leotta, Sydney & Jonathan Martin. Also survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Christmas, & other very special family members, Peggy, Roy & Chelsea Hester. Funeral held Monday, October 30 in the United Church of Christ Congregational, Boxborough, with burial following in South Cemetery, Boxborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Please view Memorial page at:

Francis R. Bishop, Jr.

At 74, of Middleton, and formerly of Peabody. Devoted husband of Elaine (Costello) Bishop; son of the late Francis R. Bishop, Sr and Lillian F (Babineau) Bishop. Loving father of Kerri and her hus-


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OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 13 band Christopher Porter of Winchester, and Amy and her husband Daniel Newberg of Danvers, also survived by his brother and sistersin-law, Robert and Ann Bishop of Chelsea, Christine Bishop of Stoneham, his sisters and brothers-inlaw, Donna and Joseph Domelowicz of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Beverly and Michael Henry of Revere, and is also survived by his beloved three grandchildren, Ainsley and Callahan Porter and Riley Newberg, the family dog, Bailey Porter, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother William Bishop. Funeral Services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in his name, to the MGH Cancer Center, 55 Fruit

St., Peabody 02114. For on-line obituary, visit: www.ccbfuneral. com.

Bernard R. “Bernie” Danti

Of Peabody, formerly of Lexington, October 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Connie, of 61 years, sister Carol Johnson, daughters Susan

Landry, Jean Sabatini, and Alicia Vesprini, son Greg Danti, sons-inlaw Scott Landry, Joseph Sabatini, and Michael Vesprini, grandchildren Jonathan Landry and his wife Kara, Heather Drexler and her husband Zach, Marcus Vesprini, Michelina Vesprini, Joseph Sabatini, great grandson Conor Landry, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Russell Danti. His brother, Larry Danti, passed away on 10/13/17. Visiting hours from 9:00am to 11:00am on Friday, November 3 at Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street, Melrose, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bernie’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice. US Army Korean War Veteran. For obituary, directions or to send a message of condolence please visit Gately Funeral Home

Michael V. Gambardella, Jr.

1. In the United States, which came first, voting or the Constitution? 2. From what comic strip is Sadie Hawkins Day derived? 3. Where would you find the Manx language? (Hint: Britain.) 4. Traditionally, what did purple indicate? 5. On Nov. 4 in what decade did the president sign the Truth-in-Packaging law? 6. On Nov. 5, 1963, Viking ruins were found where in North America? 7. How are REO, Duesenberg and Kaiser similar? 8. Which is taller, the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower? 9. The game Monopoly has many versions, including Dog-opoly. True or false? 10. What is another word for Bronx cheer? 11. On Nov. 6, 1869, Rutgers beat

Princeton (6-4); a rule forbid doing what with the ball? 12. On a boat, what is a figurehead’s function? 13. What 1970’s TV show starred Bea Arthur? 14. What Founding Father said, “Remember that time is money”? 15. Did Barry Manilow write “I Write the Songs”? 16. What president gave reporters pieces of paper stating “I do not choose to run for president in 1928”? 17. In what state is the country’s largest ranch? 18. On Nov. 7, 1876, Samuel J. Tilden’s presidential bid ended in an Electoral College tie with whom? 19. In 1945 what new president told reporters “Pray for me, boys”? 20. What U.S. city holds an annual Swine Ball?


At 74, of Peabody, October 26, 2017, beloved husband of Theresa (Elwood) Gambardella and devoted father of twin sons, Matthew Gambardella of Beverly and Michael and his wife Hayley Gambardella of Swampscott; brother of Jane and her husband Anthony Caliendo of Arlington, MA, uncle of Anthony and Robert Calienda and brother in law of Kathleen Riordan of Beverly, MA. Services held on Monday, October 30 at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home Peabody. An inurnment service was held on Wednesday, November 1 at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Michael was an electronic engineer having been employed at I Robot, Bedford, Raytheon Co. of Andover, Siemens Corp. of Danvers and for the Jacob Engineering Co., Lexington prior to his retirement 3 years ago. He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University and later received his Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State College. He had taught Electronics and math for 10 years at Everett Vocational High School. He was a history buff collecting books and historical documents as well as antiques and enjoyed gardening around his yard. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham MA 02451 in his memory. For guestbook please visit

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complishment is what truly matters. “These kids display all of the characteristics that we hope they would display,” he said. Later in the afternoon, the Tanners went on to defeat Swampscott, 3-1, and improve their record to 15-4. Since June, the U.S, Food and Drug Administration has approved seven treatment options for leukemia. The most recent drugs, Besponsa and Mylotarg, were both approved in September.

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VOLLEYBALL | FROM PAGE 11 ers, but when you put kids on the court who aren’t used to working together, sometimes it doesn’t flow as well,” she explained. “The girls didn’t want to lose on their Senior Night, and they were slowly able to start that comeback in the second game.” The Tanners held a 22-17 lead in game one before Swampscott fought back and out-pointed the hosts, 13-6, to steal the opening set, 30-28. Jillian Alimonti nailed seven kills while Bianca Chouinard and Julissa Dailey each collected four for Peabody in the match victory. On Monday the Tanners closed out their regular season with a 3-1 loss to a powerful Hamilton-Wenham squad. The defeat left Peabody with a 15-5 record as it awaited its playoff seeding and first-round opponent. After losing game one, the Tanners battled hard to earn a 25-23 victory in the second set. But H-W prevailed in games three and four by 2515 and 25-16 scores. Peabody was led by Jillian Alimonti with 15 kills and Rachel Coleman with 21 assists. Tatiana Correia had a stellar defensive game with 29 digs


1. Voting (but not for everyone) 2. “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp 3. The Isle of Man 4. Imperial or high rank or power 5. The 1960’s (1966 by Lyndon B. Johnson) 6. Newfoundland 7. They were all American car manufacturers. 8. The Empire State Building 9. True 10. Raspberry 11. Run with it 12. None 13. “Maude” 14. Ben Franklin 15. No; Bruce Johnson did. 16. Calvin Coolidge 17. Texas (the King ranch) 18. Rutherford B. Hayes 19. Harry Truman 20. Nashville

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