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City Council passes slight tax increase By Christopher Roberson

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he City Council recently voted in favor of a new residential tax rate of $11.46 per $1,000 and a commercial/industrial/ personal property rate of $24.11 per $1,000 for 2018. Although the new residential rate will increase the average tax bill by $141, that figure is $16 less than what was projected during the city’s Budget Presentation in June. Business owners will also see an average increase of $202 in their tax bills. In contrast, Danvers has a residential rate of $13.54 and a CIP rate of $21.15 while Lynnfield recently approved a residential rate of $13.77 and a CIP rate of $17.09. For fiscal year 2017, Salem had a residential rate of $15.86 and a CIP rate of $29.99 and Beverly had a residential rate of $14.28 and a CIP rate of $26.83. Mayor Edward Bettencourt said residential property values have been on the rise for the past four years. He said that

in 2014, the average Peabody home was worth $287,000; now a home will sell for an average of $327,000. “Peabody is one of the hottest real estate markets in Massachusetts,” Bettencourt said during the council’s Dec. 7 meeting. He also touted the progress of the Crystal Lake Restoration and Beautification Project, saying an area of 50,000 cubic yards has been dredged. He also called attention to the various improvements that have taken place in Peabody Square. “Our square has undergone a major facelift,” he said. Councillor-at-Large David Gravel said he is impressed that so many things could be accomplished without the need for a major tax hike. “This is probably one of the most modest increases that I’ve seen,” he said. Gravel was also impressed that the city’s tax levy was held to $104.1 million – $10.4 million less than what is allowable under Proposition 2 ½. “We are so far below the levy limit; we have

plenty of buffer for an emergency,” said Gravel. Bettencourt said health insurance is expected to climb by $2 million and city employees’ union contracts will expire on June 30, 2018. Therefore, he plans to take $2.1 million from the city’s reserve accounts to “further reduce the [tax] burden on homeowners.” Bettencourt said that this action would not have an adverse effect on Peabody’s bond rating. “I feel good about where we stand right now,” he said. “I truly believe we are investing appropriately.” In other news, the meeting marked the end of the road for Councillor-at-Large Michael Garabedian, who had served on the council since 1993. Gravel said he and Garabedian grew up together. “If you ever saw him as a kid – nobody messed with him,” said Gravel. “He’s a great guy, he’s been a lot of fun to work with.”

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Peabody artist releases new holiday cards for Dana-Farber By Christopher Roberson

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or the sixth year, artist Gina Hagen, owner of the Hagen Gallery, has included a holiday card in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Holiday Cards and Gifts Program. Hagen said this year’s card, which is titled “Patriot Snowmen,”gives a nod to the New England Patriots for the team’s epic Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5 of this year. “I tried to give it a real celebratory feel,” she said, adding that tremendous progress continues to be made in the fight against cancer. “It’s one of the ways, as an artist, that you can give back.” Although Hagen’s 2017 card features the Patriots, she said her cards from prior years have portrayed the Boston Red Sox, as her father used to be a scout for the team.

The cards are sold in boxes of 20 and can be purchased for $20 at https://dana-farberholiday.org/patriot-snowmen.html. The card’s image is also available on a 14.5 ounce candle that also sells for $20. In addition to the Dana-Farber website, Hagen said her cards and candles can be purchased at Stop & Shop Supermarket, at The Paper Store and at Crafty Yankee in Lexington. Hagen said she has been a full-time artist for the past 12 years. After graduating from Salem State University with a degree in graphic design, she continued to hone her skills under the tutelage of an artist in Rockport. From there, Hagen left her publishing job so that she and her family could open the art gallery.

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Artist Gina Hagen has been participating in Dana-Farber’s Holiday Cards and Gifts Program since 2011.  (Courtesy Photos)


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“The Advocate Asks” with Planning Director Curtis Bellavance For this week’s “The Advocate Asks,” we interviewed Curtis Bellavance, director of Community Development and Planning, about his position and how Peabody’s landscape has continued to morph throughout the years. How did you get involved in municipal government? A: A good friend of mine was in the Master’s Program for Community Planning at the University of Rhode Island, and he convinced me to take a look at the program, and the rest is history.

What did you do prior to accepting this position? A: I had previously served as the town administrator in Tyngsboro, and prior to Tyngsboro I worked for the Town of North Andover for nine years as their director.

How long have you been the Director of Community Development and Planning? A: My first position as director was 2003, but I’ve only been in Peabody since May. I worked in Peabody in that late-1990’s as well before working for other communities.

What does your job entail? A: My job ranges from economic development to housing initiatives, preservation of open spaces, downtown revitalization, working with the North Shore Mall and Centennial Park business owners. It also includes making sure that we are continuing to plan as a city. One of my main objectives is that any plan or study we have is implemented and it just doesn’t sit on a shelf.

What attracted you to this position? A: I have been living in Peabody since 1994 and I love the city. I couldn’t think of anything better than to work for my own community. One of the reasons I chose this career was to work for a community and have pride in trying to make a difference – what better than to do it for my own city?

What is the overall function of your department? A: There are several functions within Community Development. One is managing and administering several ordinances and state laws. But the fun part is planning, seeking grants and trying to address the variety of issues: from revitalizing Main Street, creating open space and promoting good planning. What are some of the ways your department has changed over the years? A: Technology is the biggest change. We would normally spend more time gathering data and information to implement our planning goals. More information is available today, which allows us to do more creative projects. One of the areas that hasn’t changed since I worked for the city in the late1990’s is that Peabody is a respected community and has a lot to offer residents and employees. It’s a great place to live and work.

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What are some of your more memorable accomplishments? A: I have only been back to Peabody for six months, so I hope to have some future success stories soon. But some of the projects that I worked on in the past were the golf course, bike path and Crystal Lake. What are some of your goals going forward? A: Making downtown more successful by bringing in more businesses and residential development. Creating a river walk that connects Main Street and Walnut Street. Working with the North Shore Mall and assisting them with their goals over the next several years as they meet the demands of a changing retail environment. Continuing the expansion of the bike path and addressing both transportation and housing needs. What do you enjoy the most about your job? A: It’s never a dull day and there’s so much to do every day. What do you like to do in your spare time? A: Work in my garden, travel and spend time with my friends and family.


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The Board of Directors presented her with her favorite image of Peabody taken by Rick Reade Photography. Healey had been with the Chamber for 16 years serving as President for the last 12 years.

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High School Social Studies Dept. to launch civics course By Christopher Roberson

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rovided the timeline remains intact, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School will be offering a civics class by September 2018. “We don’t want civics to end when kids are done with

eighth grade; we want to keep that going. Civic life is going on all around us,” said Social Studies Department Head Kenneth McCue during the Dec. 12 School Committee meeting. McCue also said that he will be working with the Close Up Foundation, which

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specializes in organizing field trips around the country to educate students about the inner workings of democracy. School Committee Member Jarrod Hochman said he participated in Close Up while growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. During that time, he said, he met students from New Hampshire and Oklahoma and has remained in contact with them throughout the years. Hochman also said Associate Justices David Lowy and Kimberly Budd of the Supreme Judicial Court are originally from Peabody and should be included in the new curriculum. School Committee Member Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne said she periodically communicates with Lowy and said he is very interested in coming to speak at the high school. She also said parents have been asking if a class in government

would ever be introduced. “ This is wonder ful, I’m thrilled,” said Griffin Dunne. School Committee Member Brandi Carpenter said this class is exactly what the high school needs. “I’m delighted that this class is going to happen; it can’t happen soon enough,” she said. “It sounds like you have a great thing coming.” School start times discussed In other news, Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine said the district will be investigating the idea of adjusting school start times. He said Dr. Judith Owens of Boston Children’s Hospital will give a presentation during the committee’s second meeting in January regarding the advantages of adopting new start times. In addition to being the director of the hospital’s Sleep Center, Owens has authored and coauthored 48 publications on pediatric sleep disorders. Hochman reiterated that the process is still very much in the beginning stages. “There is no change that is imminent,” he said. School Committee Member Thomas Rossignoll said that

going forward, it will be important to keep parents informed of what school officials plan to do. He said some parents in Boston were not aware of the recent vote from that city’s School Committee to change the starting times. “The sooner we get parents involved the better,” said Rossignoll. Farewell to Rossignoll The Dec. 12 meeting also marked the end of Rossignoll’s eight-year tenure on the committee, as he was elected to the City Council last month. “You’re going to do great over there, but you’re going to leave a big hole here,” said School Committee Chairman Edward Bettencourt. Although Rossignoll will be missed on the committee, Carpenter said his knowledge of the district will still be beneficial on the City Council in terms of advocating for the schools. “It’s important that they see what we see,” she said. Hochman said he and the other members will always remember and be grateful for everything that Rossignoll brought to the table. “You’ve left a positive mark on the School Department,” he said.

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Peabody Rotary Scholarship applications are available P

eabody Rotary is once again offering multiple scholarships for Peabody residents who are now high school seniors and planning to go on to further their education after graduation. There will be several $1,000 scholarships awarded to students who exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Applicants must demonstrate that they reach out to others through community service, either locally, regionally or internationally. There will also be one $2,000 Sam Berns scholarship award-

ed to a student who, in addition to demonstrating community service activities, must describe what personal obstacles have been overcome. The Sam Berns scholarship was created in 2014, in honor of a young man who exemplified courage and integrity in the face of the challenges of Progeria, and whose “can do” attitude and positive outlook on life have inspired millions to live life to its fullest. Sam, who passed away in January 2014 at the age of 17, was the inspiration behind the creation of

the Peabody-based Progeria Research Foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for Progeria. Progeria is a rare, rapid aging disease that afflicts children, who die of heart disease at an average age of 14 years. Application packages can be found at www.rotarypeabody.org. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018. For additional information see the website or contact either Cathy Gravel, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, at Cathyg@Gravoc.com, or Audrey Gordon, Chair of the Sam

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Peabody – it’s been a great 24 years.” Bettencour t formally thanked Deanne Healey for her service as the president of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce. Healey recently accepted a position at Salem Five Bank as a vice president

and market manager. “She has given so much to our city, we are forever grateful,” said Bettencourt. Healey said she enjoyed her time working to help Peabody’s businesses thrive. “It’s been a pleasure to work with all of you over the past 16 years,” she said.

Ward 3 Councillor James Moutsoulas has also known Garabedian for many years. “I’ve known you since we were kids,” he said, adding that Garabedian’s father and brother are “looking down, very proud.” Councillor-at-Large Thomas Walsh, whose term is also up at the end of the year, lauded Garabedian for providing comic relief on a number of occasions. “Mike has a tremendous sense of humor; he will be missed on this council,” said Walsh. In response, Garabedian said he appreciates all the kind words from his colleagues. “If I knew you guys liked me this much, I probably would’ve run again,” he said jokingly. “I’ve never regretted one day of answering to the people of

Turtle Story Time at the Peabody Institute Library The Peabody Institute Library is happy to offer a special Story Time about Turtles on Monday, January 8th at 10:30AM in the Children’s Room at the Main Library located on 82 Main St. Kids ages 2-5 can join us for stories and a craft about those fabulous and fascinating repltiles–turtles! Learn about how turtles live, what they eat and what their lives are like. Plus, you’ll be able to complete a craft that allows you to create your own turtle to take home. This program is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. To reserve your child’s free spot, please register on the library’s website (www. peabodylibrary.org), by calling 978-531-0100 or stop by in person!

Berns Scholarship Committee, at agordon@progeriaresearch.org. Funds for these scholarships are raised through many activities, including the annual Taste of the North Shore (on March 20, 2018) and the Torigian Golf Classic, a joint ven-

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$2.099 (978) 927-7283 GENERAL INVITATION CITY OF PEABODY ORGANIZATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT MAYOR EDWARD A. BETTENCOURT, JR. AND THE MEMBERS OF THE PEABODY CITY COUNCIL CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE INAUGURAL CEREMONIES AND ORGANIZATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT ON MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8TH, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE FRANK L. WIGGIN AUDITORIUM, CITY HALL, 24 LOWELL STREET, PEABODY, MASS. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.

The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Holiday Cupcakes and Cocoa will be served to children at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16. Registration is required as space is limited. The Cosplay Meetup Group will be meeting in the Creativity Lab from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10. Registration is required for this free program. Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 26, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. The program will also be held at the South Branch Library (78 Lynn St.) at 10 a.m. on Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. Registration for this free program is recommended, but not required. Toddler Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 26, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. The program will also be held at the South Branch Library (78 Lynn St.) at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. Registration for this free program is recommended, but not required. Teen Room Bingo Night will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. An Introduction to Laser Cutting class will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 in the Creativity Lab. This free program is open anyone 18 and older. Registration is required as space is limited. Preschool Stories and Craft will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday throughout the winter except for Dec. 27 and Feb. 21. Registration for the program is recommended, but not required. The Teen Letter Writing Workshop will be held from 4:305:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 in the Teen Room. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited. Sailor Moon Craft Day will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 28. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited.

National Trivia Day will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 4. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited. Family Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 6 and Feb. 3. Turtle Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 8. Registration is required as space is limited. The Mindful Reading Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8. Registration is required as space is limited. 3D Printer Training will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. The class is designed for ages nine and older. Registration is required as space is limited. Teen Coloring will be held in the Teen Room on the second Thursday of each month. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. No registration is required. Basic Design for 3D Printing will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 17. The six-session class is designed for ages nine and older. Registration is required as space is limited. The Teen Room Tea Party will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited. Family LEGO Saturdays will be hosted at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24. Registration is required as space is limited. A Digital Embroidery class will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. This free program is open to ages 13 and older. Registration is required as space is limited. The Winter Solstice Celebration will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Brooksby Farm (54 Felton St.). The cost is $10 per family. Coffee With A Cop will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 16 at Breaking Grounds Cafe (67 Main St.).


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20 Years of Holiday Cheer Christmas Concert Featuring the Hillyer Festival Orchestra

Mayor Ted Bettencourt with Cathy Walsh

Mayor Ted Bettencourt with Marie Bishop

Soprano Kim Lamoureux

The Hillyer Festival Orchestra and members of the Peabody High School Chorale, conducted by Dr. Dirk Hillyer.

Shown, from left to right, are (standing) fmr. Police Chief Robert St. Pierre, current Police Chief Tom Griffin, Chief of Staff Chris Ryder, (seated) Judy St. Pierre, Robin O’Donnell, Deanne Healey, and Alice Cataldo.

Shown, from left to right, are (standing) Eileen Siman, City Councilor Tom Gould, Sharon Gould, Lou Siman, (seated) Bonnie Hallinan, Jerry Hallinan, School Committee member Joe Amico, and Beth Amico.


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JV success brings promise for Tanners girls’ basketball By Greg Phipps

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he Peabody High School girls’ basketball team will be hard-pressed to duplicate last season’s performance in which they reeled off 11 straight Northeastern Conference wins and won 13 of their last 17 games. But with a host of first-year players from last season’s 18-0 junior varsity unit, perhaps that possibility is not such a long shot. That said, Peabody lost a number of top-notch seniors from the 2016-17 team that finished 14-8 overall and advanced to the semifinal round of the Div. I North playoffs. Among Peabody’s Kristina Rossignoll, shown here defending against those departed are guards Bishop Fenwick last year, is one of the key varsity returnees to the Melissa Gray and Katie Wal- Tanners girls’ team.

lace and key contributors Alyssa Alperen and Chinenye Onwuogo. Head coach Stan McKeen said during a post-season interview last year that the starting guard positions, previously occupied by Gray and Wallace, will be the most important areas to fill in 2017-18. “I think in terms of size we’ll be OK, but we’ll need someone to step up and give us strong guard play. The guard position is crucial,” he said. Junior Catherine Manning will be counted on to solidify the forward position while fellow juniors Liz Zaiter and Kristina Rossignoll, and seniors Jordan Muse and Serena Laro will be looked upon to be ma-

jor factors. Transitioning from a zonestyle defensive approach to a hard-nosed, pressure-style defense af ter beginning last year 1-3, the Tanners seemed to thrive, and they took the momentum of their 12-4 NEC record to a firstround 67-62 playoff win over Waltham. It was Peabody’s first playoff victory in three years. The Tanners hope to bring that same energy when they open their season today (December 15) in a league game at Revere (scheduled 7 p.m. start after the JV tilt). Peabody will then host Danvers on Monday at the PHS Gym at 7 p.m.

Tanners boys’ basketball team seeks 4th straight playoff berth By Greg Phipps

in Northeastern Conference (NEC) play last season, which oming off a 2016-17 sea- came to a tough end with a son in which they earned 27-point loss to Lawrence in their most wins in 14 years, the the opening round of the Div. I Peabody High School boys’ North tournament. Head coach basketball team is in pursuit Thad Broughton lost several of another winning campaign key seniors from last year, inand subsequent playoff berth cluding Matt D'Amato, Junior this winter. The Tanners fin- Estrella and Jake Doherty. But ished 13-8 overall and 9-7 Peabody appears to have a sol-

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anners Swimming and Diving won their home opener on December 12 at the Torigian Family YMCA with a score of 88-78 over Lynn English. Bella Forte won diving with a score of 159.30; teammate Avery Langone ranked third (137.7). Tanner swimmers won all three relays, with the all-girl 200 Medley Relay of Cana and Michaelena Teague, Sophia Medina and Stephanie McLean qualifying for sectionals. In the 200 Freestyle Relay, the all-male team of Roman Bukhovko, Jack Frithsen, Jonathan Atwood and William Connolly took home the win. Bukhovko and Atwood were accompanied by Anthony Minichillo and Jared Alphen to win the remaining 400 Freestyle Relay. Individual event winners include Connolly (200 IM

and 100 Fly), Minichillo (50 and 100 Free) and Michaelena Teague (100 Breaststroke). Teague’s time of 1:12.56 qualifies her for sectionals and states, in addition to her sectionals-qualifying 200 IM (2:25.02). Cana Teague will join her at sectionals, individually qualifying with a 1:06.26 in the 100 Fly. “This was a great first meet of the season for both teams. We saw that the athletes are really putting the work into their sport, after only practicing for about two weeks. The league has grown this year and this is a nice start to our season,” said Coach Maureen Shea about her seventh season coaching the Peabody team. Today the Tanners swim again in Somerville at 4:00 p.m.

Peabody’s Chris Canela, shown here in action last season, is one of the key returning players for this year’s Tanners boys’ basketball squad.

id and promising group of return players. Broughton said at the conclusion of last season that he is confident the team will continue to progress. “I look forward to the return players continuing to build this program. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity for our [returning players],” he said at the time. With some players making the transition from the junior varsity team that produced double-digits in wins last year, the Tanners open the season

this Friday with a conference home game against Revere (scheduled 7 p.m. tip off following the JV contest). Peabody then travels to face Danvers on Monday at 7 p.m. Among the players who will be counted on to lead the team this year, junior Chris Canela averaged 10 points a game last season while senior Jake Irvine finished with several double-digit efforts. Seniors Jonell Espinal, Adrian Medrano and Marcus Barker should bolster this year’s squad as well. Medrano

missed most of last year with an injury, and Barker was out the entire campaign. Big victories over NEC rivals Beverly and Salem last winter have given Broughton and his squad the belief they can challenge any team in the NEC. The Tanners roared back from a 16-point hole to defeat Salem. “They were signature victories for our program,” he said in a post-season interview last year. “They gave us the confidence that we could repeat with anyone in the conference.”


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Girls Hockey readies for Season The Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading girls’ hockey team had two scrimmages over the weekend, winning both games. They look like a team to contend with as they’re loaded with lots of talent from the three school districts. On Saturday, December 2, they defeated Brookline-Newton at home by a score of 7-1. Sammie Mirasolo scored two shorthanded goals in an 8 second span. On Sunday, they travelled to Burlington, where they won a 5-2 decision over a very good Chiefs team. (Photo courtesy of Mark Grant)

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Creating a Resume workshop at Peabody Institute Library

n this 2-week workshop, we will talk about the basics of constructing a resume, common resume types and their differences, and how to get started with a document in Microsoft Word 2013. In week two of this workshop, we will continue working on creating Word resumes and provide formatting and content feedback, as well as additional helpful resources. Please note that the library has just five (5) laptops available for use during class. If you are able to bring your own laptop to class, you are encouraged to do so. This class will be held on Friday, January 12, and Friday January 19, 2018, from 10:00–11:30am in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library, located at 82 Main Street in Peabody. For more information and to register, please call (978) 5310100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

Teen Room Tea Party at the Peabody Institute Library

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ravel the world of tea in honor of National Hot Tea Month! The Peabody Institute Library’s Teen Room will be hosting an all inclusive tea party where teens can learn about different varieties of tea and learn the origins and benefits of hot tea. This program starts at 4:30PM on Thursday January 25th. It will be held at the Main Library at 82 Main Street in Peabody. The program offers teens an opportunity to relax with soothing tea, snacks, and enjoy learning about the art of tea and tea making. This program is free and open to teens in grades 6-12, space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to reserve your free spot please go to www.peabodylibrary.org or call 978-531-0100 x35

Intro to Computers class at Peabody Institute Library

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n this class, we will introduce you to some of the basics of computer use. We will talk about the basic functions of a computer, using a mouse, getting online, opening programs, creating and saving documents, and locating and organizing files. We will also cover a few helpful tips and tricks. This class is intended for beginning computer users. Additional help will be available following class at Monday Open Computer Labs and as needed with one-on-one appointments, which will be discussed in class. You are welcome to bring your own laptop. Please be aware that the library has just (5) available laptops for class instruction. Please indicate if you will bring a

Peabody artist releases new holiday cards for Dana-Farber

computer when signing up. Please Note: This class focuses on computer/laptop use. If you have a TABLET or phone and want to know more about using it, please see our February 2018 tech class calendar, visit us at Open Lab Mondays 2:00-4:00 pm, or call for a tech help appointment (978) 5310100. This class will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2018 from 10:00am–12:00pm in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library, located at 82 Main Street in Peabody. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

Gina Hagen’s card design “Patriot Snowmen” is also featured on a 14.5 ounce candle.

Mindful Reading Book Group at the Peabody Institute Library

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he Peabody Institute Library is pleased to the first meeting of the Mindful Reading Book Group. This event will be held on Monday, January 8th at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. Join us each month as we discuss reading selections that will help us explore the concept of mindfulness more deeply. By reading and learning together, we will create a little more peace in our hearts and in the world. The January book selection is Being Peace by Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library on a first come first served basis. For more information and to register, please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or register online at http://www.peabodylibrary.org.

Gina Hagen’s card “Patriot Snowmen,” recognizes the New England Patriots for the team’s comefrom-behind win in Super Bowl 51.


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THE NUTRITIONIST CORNER

Helper nutrients are essential

ANNA TOURKAKIS

While fats, carbohydrates and protein are main nutrients often consumed excessively in our diet, some essential vitamins and minerals are often in short supply. Vitamins and minerals are helper nutrients. These helper nutrients are crucial for proper body functions. Several nutrients are especially important. These include folate, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Following a healthy eating pattern consisting of nutrient rich foods is ideal for furnishing these important nutrient helpers. Here are a few foods that are good sources. Folic Acid also known, as folate, a naturally occurring form of the vitamin, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and a deficiency has been linked to

cognitive issues. This vitamin occurs naturally in dark leafy green vegetables, yellow/orange fruits and vegetables, beans, lentils, nuts , and fortified cereals and grains. Vitamin D levels are associated with risk of falls. Those with higher levels of vitamin D have a lower risk of falls, some cancers, heart disease and diabetes. food sources of vitamin D include direct sunlight, dairy and fish. Diets rich in calcium are associated with lower blood pressure and reduced risk of osteoporosis and fractures. The mineral is found in milk, yogurt, and other dairy products, fortified cereals and juices, dark leafy green vegetables, almonds, canned fish (eat the soft bones), and calcium-set tofu. Magnesium helps to regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure, and may help

reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s found in dark leafy green vegetables, beans, peas, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Zinc is thought of enhance immune function and is needed for wound healing. It also may help us maintain our sense of taste, which can becomes less sharp as we age, further reducing our appetite. Foods rich in zinc include fortified cereals and whole grains, red meat, and seafood. These helper nutrients work as activators and help the main nutrients – carbohydrates, fat and protein – be efficiently metabolized and available for the body’s growth and maintenance. Next time you plan your meals make sure that the food on your plate contains a healthy dose of these helper nutrients. These tasty Italian Style Lentils are a great source of folic acid.

BY ANNA TOURKAKIS

NUTRITIONIST

These tasty Italian Style Lentils are a great source of folic acid.

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 anna@eatingfromwithin.com T. 781 334-8752; www.eatingfromwithin.com

National Trivia Day at the Peabody Institute Library

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ome and put your mind to the test for National Trivia Day! The Peabody Institute Library’s Teen Room will be hosting a trivia tour-

nament for teens in grades 6-12. Teens can come play an array of games including Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy, and others. The end will consist

of a group trivia challenge for the chance to win prizes! This program will start at 4:30PM on Thursday January 4th. It will take place at

the Main Library on 82 Main Street in Peabody. This program is free and open to teens in grades 6-12, space is limited and registra-

tion is required. For more information and to reserve your free spot please go to www. peabodylibrary.org or call 978-531-0100 x35

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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen

RECENT MASSHEALTH HEARING DECISION O n November 30, 2017, we received on behalf of one of our clients an important favorable hearing decision from a Board of Hearings Officer. The case involved a condo held inside of an irrevocable trust. The husband applied for MassHealth long-term care nursing home benefits and was denied on November 28, 2016. We filed an appeal on December 5, 2016. We received MassHealth’s first legal memorandum setting forth its arguments as to why the condo held in the trust was a countable asset. We had until February 21, 2017 to submit our response. Then MassHealth was given until March 14, 2017 to respond to our legal memorandum. We were then given until April 4, 2017 to respond to MassHealth again. Then on June 28, 2017 the hearing officer re-opened the record in light of the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in the Daley/Nadeau cases in order for both MassHealth and us to respond to the decision. The SJC heard the Daley and Nadeau cases as part of one proceeding due to such similar factual issues. MassHealth was given until July 19, 2017 to further respond and we were given until August 9, 2017 to submit our final argument. The crux of MassHealth’s argument was based upon a use and occupancy provision included in the trust that benefitted both of the Settlors of the Trust (i.e. the two individuals that created the trust). MassHealth essentially came up with a FMV rent for the condo based upon HUD guidelines in the amount of $1,500 per month, or $18,000 per year. It then multiplied the result times 8 years, the applicant’s life expectancy, to arrive at a figure of $144,000. MassHealth simply deemed this figure to be the amount of excess assets that would

need to be spent down on nursing home costs. The hearing officer completely rebuked M as s Health’s argument stating that the right to use, occupy and possess real estate held in such an irrevocable trust does not make any of it “countable” for MassHealth eligibility purposes. The hearing officer also stated that MassHealth would have to take half of the $1,500 figure as the spouse is still living in the condo, and that you should also be deducting monthly expenses from this “imputed” rent income figure in order to arrive at “net” rental income. The SJC did state that such a right to use, occupy and possess is considered a payment of income. In other words, the couple could opt to move in one of their children’s home and rent the condo out to a third party for fair market value rent. So the only issue left to decide is whether or not MassHealth will seek an increase in the Patient Pay Amount (PPA) based upon any theory of imputed net rental income. Such an amount would be added to the applicant’s social security income and would be paid to the nursing home each month. We are awaiting MassHealth’s decision on that issue. This is an issue of first impression in Massachusetts. As you can see, these appeals are extended over a great length of time, but the fight by elder law attorneys must continue on.

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senator’s votes on three roll calls from the week of December 4-8. There were no roll calls in the House last week. SEN. STAN ROSENBERG RESIGNS FROM SENATE PRESIDENCY–“I believe taking a leave of absence from the Senate Presidency during the investigation is in the best interest of the Senate,” said Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “I want to ensure that the investigation is fully independent and credible, and that anyone who wishes to come forward will feel confident that there will be no retaliation.” Last week saw Rosenberg’s resignation, the election of Worcester’s Sen. Harriette Chandler, the majority leader and second-in-command in the Senate, to replace him for now and the beginning of an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee into allegations in the Boston Globe that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, groped three men and kissed another one against his will. The Globe story also included claims that Hefner has said he speaks for Rosenberg and talks about Senate business with legislators and their staffs. “Choices had to be made and today we’ve chosen to move on and to move forward,” Chandler said. “What’s most important right now is that we work towards a swift and resolute conclusion to this whole sad event.” Chandler has stated that she plans only to serve as interim president and to step down when Rosenberg returns, or a new Senate president is elected.” “I have repeatedly made clear that Bryon was to have no influence on what happens in the Senate,” said Rosenberg. “He has no influence over policy, the internal operations of the Senate, or any Senate-related business. If Bryon claimed to have influence over my decisions or over the Senate, he should not have said that. It is simply not true.” The Senate empowered the Ethics Committee to begin the investigation of the sexual assault charges against Hefner, whether Rosenberg violated any rules of the Senate and if Hefner did have any influence over what happens in the Senate. “I think it’s really important that this gets started,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “It’s going to be really important for Chandler and for all of the members of the Ethics Committee to demonstrate by both who they choose and what the rules are that whoever it is that’s conducting this investigation has the latitude and the independence to provide comfort to those people who are going to come forward who were victimized — that they won’t suffer repercussions for doing so.” “I wish to reemphasize that the most important thing is to make sure that anyone who may have been hurt has every assurance that they can turn to whatever authority they feel comfortable with, with absolutely no fear of retribution, and to restore confidence in the Senate,” said Rosenberg in a written statement. “During my leave of absence from being Senate president, I look forward to a thorough, fair, and independent investigation. I thank my colleagues for providing this opportunity and have every confidence that the Acting President will help the Senate focus on a robust agenda for 2018.” “I am deeply disturbed by these allegations which jeopardize the integrity of the Senate,” said Sen. Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport), chairman of the Ethics Committee. “Sexual harassment and assault have no place in the Massachusetts state Senate or any workplace. I am committed to a fair and thorough review of the facts as well as a process that

ensures confidentiality for any person who has any information to report on sexual harassment or sexual assaults.” The Senate cannot bring criminal charges against anyone. However, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley issued a joint statement that encourages victims to come forward. “We ask anyone with this information to contact either office, and we remind every survivor of sexual assault that they can count on us to provide a safe, respectful, victim-centered environment, no matter what the circumstances might be.” said the two prosecutors. “Sexual assault is a crime and we want to send a clear message that harassment and assault of any kind will not be tolerated.” No one knows if Rosenberg’s will return as Senate president or whether the Senate will elect a new permanent one. Everything hinges on the outcome of the probe. However, “just in case,” four senators are said to be already jockeying for votes for Senate President: Sens. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett), Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Boston), Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) and Eileen Donoghue. (D-Lowell). Here are the votes of local senators on Chandler’s election, opening the investigation and recusing Rosenberg and his staff from all decisions relating to the investigation. CHANDLER ELECTED SENATE PRESIDENT Senate 31-6, elected Sen. Harriette Chandler as president. The vote, as expected, was straight along party lines with all the Democrats voting for Chandler and all Republicans casting their vote for Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). Sen. Joan Lovely Voted for Chandler AUTHORIZE INVESTIGATION (S 2228) Senate 37-0, authorized the Senate Ethics Committee to retain a special investigator to investigate the question of whether Rosenberg violated the rules of the Senate. The investigation is in response to claims that Hefner bragged that he has influence over Rosenberg, speaks for him and talks about Senate business with legislators and their staffs. (A “Yes” vote is for the investigation and appointment of a special investigator.) Sen. Joan Lovely 

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RECUSE ROSENBERG AND HIS STAFF (S 2227) Senate 37-0, approved an order that Rosenberg and his entire Senate staff be recused from all decisions relating to investigations of the conduct of Rosenberg or Hefner. (A “Yes” vote is for recusal.) Sen. Joan Lovely 

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HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of December 4-8, the House met for a total of 59 minutes while the Senate met for a total of eight hours and 53 minutes. Mon. December 4 House 11:04 a.m. to 11:11 a.m.  Senate 11:09 a.m. to 8:02 p.m. Tues. December 5 No House session  No Senate session Wed. December 6 No House session  No Senate session Thurs. December 7 House 11:07 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.  Senate 11:11 a.m. to 11:37 a.m. Fri. December 8 No House session  No Senate session

Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com


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Recognizing and Treating Depression in Retirement Dear Savvy Senior, Since retiring a few years ago, my husband has become increasingly irritable and apathetic. I’m concerned that he’s depressed, even though he may not admit it. Where can we turn to get help with this, and what, if anything, does Medicare pay for? Concerned Spouse Dear Concerned, Depression is unfortunately a widespread problem among older Americans, affecting approximately 15 percent of the 65-and-older population. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and resources for screening and treatments, and how Medicare covers it.

Identifying Depression Everyone feels sad or gets the blues now and then, but when these feelings linger more than a few weeks, it may be depression. Depression is a real illness that affects mood, feelings, behavior and physical health, and contrary to what many people believe, it’s not a normal part of aging or a personal weakness, but it is very treatable. It’s also important to know that depression is not just sadness. In many seniors it can manifest as apathy, irritability, or problems with memory or concentration without the depressed mood. To help you get a handle on the seriousness of your husband’s problem, a good first step is for him to take an online depression-screening test. He can do this for free at Mental Health America, a national nonprofit organization that offers a variety of online mental health screening tools at MentalHealthAmerica.net – click on“Take a Screen” in the menu bar. Or at HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org, which is offered by Screening for Mental Health, Inc. Both of these tests are anonymous and confidential, they take less that 10 minutes to complete, and they can help you determine the severity of your husband’s problem.

Get Help If you find that he is suffering from depressive symptoms, he needs to see his doctor for a medical evaluation to rule out possible medical causes. Some medications, for example, can produce side effects that mimic depressive symptoms – pain and sleeping meds are common culprits. It’s also important to distinguish between depression and dementia, which can share some of the same symptoms. If he’s diagnosed with depression, there are a variety of treatment options including talk therapy, antidepressant medications or a combination of both. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a particularly effective type of talk therapy, which helps patients recognize and change destructive thinking patterns that leads to negative feelings. For help finding a therapist who’s trained in CBT, ask your doctor for a referral, check your local yellow pages under “counseling” or “psychologists,” or check with the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (FindCBT.org), or the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (AcademyofCT.org). And to search for therapists that accept Medicare, use Medicare’s Physician Compare tool. Go to Medicare.gov/physiciancompare and type in your zip code, or city and state, then type in the type of profession you want locate, like “psychiatry” or “clinical psychologist” in the “What are you searching for?” box.

Medicare Coverage You’ll be happy to know that original Medicare currently covers 100 percent for annual depression screenings that are done in a doctor’s office or other primary care clinic. They also pay 80 percent of its approved amount for outpatient mental health services like counseling and therapy services, and will cover almost all medications used to treat depression under the Part D prescription drug benefit. If you and your husband get your Medicare benefits through a private Medicare Advantage plan, they too must cover the same services as original Medicare but they will likely require him to see an in-network provider. You’ll need to contact your plan directly for the details.

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.

PEABODY PD LOG MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 A benefit of having a close-knit family A Tremont Place resident called police to report that someone had stolen Christmas lights from his parent’s home next door and he believes he captured the suspects in the act on his surveillance video.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Those Peabody dogs … A Lynnfield caller whose residence abuts Peabody called to report that his Peabody neighbor’s dog goes onto his property, bites his fence and harasses his dog. The Peabody Animal Control officer informed the man that a complaint would be sent to his neighbor but informed him that any damage to his fence would be a civil matter.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Check the zip code? A Garden Road resident called police believing she might have been the victim of fraud when packages from Chi-

1. How many sides does a snowflake have? 2. Bob Cummings, Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan cohosted the opening ceremonies of what theme park? 3. What British newspaper, first published in December 1791, was the world’s first Sunday newspaper? 4. What is the “Ring of Fire”? 5. In what European country is seafood traditionally served on Christmas Eve? 6. What is the Battle of the Little Big Horn also known as? 7. What is Hanukkah also known as? 8. On Dec. 15, 1861, Charles Duryea was born. What Springfield, Mass., company did he cofound? 9. Reportedly, what star in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show sent the first printed “personalized” Christmas card? 10. Stollen is what country’s traditional Christmas bread?

na were delivered to her front door. The woman claimed she did not order anything from overseas and filed a report.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 Two times is never a charm in this case A caller at the Peabody Shell gas station on Lynnfield Street reported a man had come into the store and ran off with another customer’s money that had been left on the counter. The caller stated the suspect had taken $20 and run off towards County Street. But according to police, the man returned to the store wearing different clothing only to be chased out of the store by the clerk.

ARRESTS MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 John L. Uberti, 51, of 11 Perkins St., Peabody, was charged with possession of a Class A drug.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Terry A. Gleason, 23, of 50 Warren St., Peabody, was charged with assault & battery on +60/disabled with injury.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 Christopher Lee Broxton, 40, of 61 Park St., Middleton, was charge with an arrest warrant.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Her GPS said, “Look out!” Police received a call from a woman inside her vehicle stating that she was sliding down the icy Dane Street toward Washington Street and was requesting assistance. Thankfully, the driver was able to turn her steering wheel and slide down the road safely – avoiding parked vehicles.

Felipe Escobar, 36, of 14 Rock Ave., Lynn, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Arlenys Almeida, 21, of 21 Rainbow Terr., Salem, was charged with leaving the scene of property damage.

11. In what month are Nobel Prizes awarded? 12. Whose last novel was “The Winter of Our Discontent”? 13. On Dec. 16, 1912, the first stamp to picture what method of transport was issued? 14. What fruit has been a symbol of hospitality? 15. In December 1891, James Naismith invented basketball in what Massachusetts city? 16. What grain is sake made from? 17. What doctor said, “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere!”? 18. On Dec. 18, 1888, a rancher discovered Mesa Verde’s Cliff Palace in what U.S. state? 19. In 2017 which government agency is celebrating the 105th anniversary of Operation Santa? 20. During the Winter Solstice, which has 24 hours without light: the Arctic or Antarctic Circle?

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 Diego Mejia, 27, of Lynn, was charged with breaking & entering building in nighttime for felony; with breaking & entering in nighttime for felony – motor vehicle; with receiving stolen property (over $250); and with five arrest warrants. Traci L. Evans, 36, of 10 Walnut St., Lynn, was charged with an arrest warrant.

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Savvy Senior

PEABODY POLICE INCIDENTS & ARRESTS

Frosty to Frosty?! A Tumelty Road resident called police to report that someone had cut the power to his Christmas lights. According to the report, the cord had been cut to the inflatable snowman.

1. Six 2. Disneyland 3. The Observer 4. An area of volcanic activity around the Pacific Ocean 5. Italy 6. Custer’s Last Stand 7. The Festival of Lights 8. The Duryea Motor Wagon Company (the first U.S. gas-powered car manufacturer) 9. Annie Oakley 10. Germany’s 11. December 12. John Steinbeck’s 13. An airplane (biplane) 14. Pineapple 15. Springfield 16. Rice 17. Dr. Seuss 18. Colorado 19. The Postal Service 20. The Arctic Circle

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O B I T UA R I E S Mary T. (Fama) Hoffman

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. She was 90 years old. Mary was born in Boston and lived in Everett for most of her life before settling with her son, John and his family in Peabody these last few years. She was a candy packer who retired form Schraffts’ Candy Company in Charlestown and Charleston Chew in Everett. Beloved wife of the late Charles H. Hoffman. Dear and devoted mother of John J. Hoffman and his wife, RuthAnn of Peabody. Loving sister of Margaret Warren of Malden and the late Morris, Joseph and Santa Fama, Genevieve Tentindo, Frances Marcillo and Eliz-

abeth Giannantasio. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth Mary Hoffman. Mary is also survived by her special niece, Nancy Johnson and her husband, Willard of Melrose as well as several more loving nieces and nephews. Her funeral was from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, followed by her funeral Mass in St. Francis deSales Church, Charlestown. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Marion G. (Peterkin) Edkins

Of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield, Dec. 4. Beloved wife of the late Michael Mosko & Denis P. Edkins. Stepmother of Simon P. Edkins of PA, Guy M. Edkins of Lynnfield & the late Christopher W. Edkins. Aunt of Wayne Mosko & the late Andy Mosko. A Graveside Service was held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Boston St., Lynn on Friday Dec. 8 at 11:00. Relatives & friends invited to attend. For obit/guestbook,

Roslyn (Schwartz) Masciale

At 82, of Peabody, formerly of Far Rockaway, NY and Massapequa, NY. Devoted wife of the late Michael Masciale. Beloved mother of Gary & Linda Liebowitz and Marilyn Gussie & Jayson Score. Adored grandmother of Sarah Liebowitz, Matthew & Leora Liebowitz, Daniel Liebowitz Jessica Score, and Carly Score. Services were held at the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden on Friday, December 8. Interment at the Chelsea Chebra Kadushe Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923, Jewish Family & Children Services of North Shore, 175 Andover St., Ste 203, Danvers, MA 01923, Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott, MA 01907. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com Goldman Funeral Chapel– Malden www.goldmanfc.com


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STUNNING VIEWS FOR THIS 3 BEDROOM CAPE ON SUNTAUG LAKE. Home has charm and character featuring a fireplace living room which leads to sunroom , newer granite kitchen with top appliances, 3 generous bedrooms, 2.5 updated baths, hardwood floors, central air, all new wood siding, and replacement windows, lower level playroom, and 2 car garage.

EVENINGS: 978-317-4362

EVENINGS: 617-797-2222

ROLLING HILLS 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH RANCH with 2 car oversized garage! Living Room with fireplace, 3 Season Room overlooking a spacious yard, and LL Family Room. Hardwood floors throughout!! EVENINGS: 617-285-2057

LYNNFIELD - $1,349,000

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR OWN DREAM HOME. Perked for 4 bedroom septic. Water, gas and electric on street. Abuts Wildewood Acres. Great 41,550 sq. ft. lot. EVENINGS: 617-797-2222 or 617-784-9995 LYNNFIELD - $521,500

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR OWN DREAM HOME. Perked for 4 bedroom septic. Water, gas and electric on street. Abuts Wildewood Acres. Great 41,550 sq. ft. lot. EVENINGS: 617-797-2222

LYNNFIELD - $999,000

WEST NEWBURY - $1,2000,000

WEST PEABODY - $499,900

SALE PENDING!

EXCELLENT VALUE! Desirable Wildewood Area...Stately hip roof colonial on 41,500 sq. ft to be built, Quality construction with the latest technology, Premier builder, 4 bedrooms, central air, Gas Heat, open concept, high ceilings, and so much more!

ENJOY THE PANORAMIC VIEWS from this Dutch Colonial beautifully set on 6.75 acres. This home features 4 Bdrms including a Master Suite with full bath and walk in closet, and 3 full baths. Two custom cherry Kitchens and a fabulous Great Room!!

EVENINGS: 617-797-2222 OR 617-784-9995

WELL MAINTAINED 8 RM RAISED RANCH IN PRIME LOCATION. Open kitchen and dining room leads to the sunroom overlooking the spacious backyard. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, LL FR & 2 car garage. Amenities of updated systems, hardwood floors,central air, and sprinkler system.

EVENINGS: 617-285-2057

EVENINGS: 781-771-8144

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE – Friday, December 15, 2017  
THE PEABODY ADVOCATE – Friday, December 15, 2017  
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