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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A memorable meal Peabody and Saugus senior high school players break bread at Lions Club dinner By Mark E. Vogler


eabody Tanners’ Matthew Raposa – a linebacker and special teams player who won’t be starting in tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day rivalry game with Saugus High – shared center stage last Wednesday night at Prince Pizzeria with the Sachems’ star running back, Ricky Martinez. Raposa and Martinez – their team’s respective recipients of the “Heisman Trophy” – were among the seniors on both teams who sat down together for a special pre-Thanksgiving Day game meal for the 45th time. Peabody Tanners’ Coach Mark Bettencourt – naming a third string linebacker who plays mostly on special teams as his

team’s first-ever winner of the “Heisman Trophy” – was one of the highlights of the special event that’s been sponsored annually by the Saugus Lions Club. And this year, for the first time in many years, the Peabody Lions Club joined its Saugus counterparts in cosponsoring an event it plans to host next year. The pre-game meal has become almost as traditional as the rivalry game, which kicks off at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Stackpole Field on Summer Street in Saugus. The Tanners go into the game with a 5-5 season, aiming to finish off with a winning record. The Sachems hope to improve on their 4-6 record after a


Tanners prepare for Turkey Day showdown against Saugus

LEADING THE WAY: Tanners Captains Cam Powers, Noah Freedman, and Eric DeMayo, ready to lead the way against Saugus.

By Greg Phipps This is the 72nd year of the traditional Thanksgiving Day high school football game between Peabody and Saugus, and Peabody head coach Mark Bettencourt said anything can happen on Turkey Day. At this year’s annual Peabody-Saugus Lions Club Football Banquet, Bettencourt said he expects both teams will bring their “A” game at Stackpole Field in Saugus on Thanksgiving morning – a scheduled 10 a.m. kickoff (af-

ter press deadline). “Throw the records out; it will be a great football game,” Bettencourt said. Senior co-captains Eric DeMayo, Cam Powers, Noah Freedman, Nolan Murphy and Dariel Canela lead the Tanners, who have won four of their last five games and just missed making it five in a row. They came up just short in a tough 26-20 overtime loss to 8-2 Lynn Classical two weeks ago.


2017 Saugus Lions Club Heisman Award winners Ricky Martinez of Saugus (second from left) and Matthew Raposa of Peabody (second from right) are shown holding their awards with SHS Football Head Varsity Coach Anthony Nalen (left) and PHS Football Head Varsity Coach Mark Bettencourt at the Lions Club dinner. (Advocate photo by Ross Scabin)

Murtagh gets a super promotion By Christopher Roberson


ssistant Superintendent of Schools Cara Murtagh beat out four other finalists, three of whom have doctorates, to receive a unanimous vote from the School Committee to enter contract negotiations to become the district’s next superintendent. During the committee’s Nov. 14 meeting, Member Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne said hiring Murtagh will provide the district with a “seamless transition.” Griffin Dunne also spoke about Murtagh’s “immeasurable” dedication to public education in Peabody. “We all know Ms. Murtagh works 28 hours a day,” she said. “She has dealt with some very difficult situations that our system has gone through – she has learned under fire.” In a follow-up interview, Member Jarrod Hochman explained why he favored Murtagh. “There’s a lot that impresses me about Cara,” he said, adding that she consistently invites colleagues to assist her with projects. “There’s so many positives with her hire.” Hochman also said it is beneficial to already have Murtagh in the district. “She’ll hit the

Cara Murtagh Superintendent

ground running seven or eight months before she even takes the position,” he said. Member Joseph Amico said he made his decision before the committee even interviewed the final three candidates on Nov. 13. “After the first round of interviews, I made up my mind – I was ready to select her as superintendent,” he said. “Ms. Murtagh has the knowledge, compassion and work ethic to lead our district for many years to come. She knows the kids, the families, the system and the staff. This gives her an advantage to keep the momentum going.” Amico said that since 2015, additional adjustment counsel-

ors have been hired; the Guidance Department has been restructured and a one-to-one Chromebook program was launched at the new $90 million Higgins Middle School. “Cara Murtagh has been a big part of these system-wide upgrades and many more,” said Amico. He said the next challenge going forward will be finding a new assistant superintendent. “A huge decision will be who will replace her in her current role – she is such a dedicated assistant superintendent,” said Amico. “Most districts, if not all our size, have two assistant superintendents. At some point, I would like Peabody to make this upgrade as well.” Prior to becoming the assistant superintendent in 2012, Murtagh had been an elementary school principal in Peabody. During her tenure, Murtagh served as the district’s homeschooling coordinator and the coordinator for MCAS testing. Murtagh has also been responsible for Title I grant writing and supervising math and literacy specialists under Title I. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Emmanuel College. Murtagh is expected to begin her new position on July 1, 2018.

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ight days after winning reelection, Councillor-at-Large Thomas Gould received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. “I’m very honored to be recognized as a distinguished leader by the North Shore Chamber,�said Gould, adding that he was“very surprised�to learn that he was among the chosen. He said, “Having this award come on the heels of the election is also special.� Chamber President Robert Bradford said Gould was one of seven award recipients at the organization’s 99th Annual Dinner Meeting. The honorees were also inducted into the Academy of North Shore Distinguished Leaders. In addition to his tenure on the City Council and ownership of Treadwell’s Ice Cream, Gould was a prior recipient of the Harry Ankeles Award for community service and the Bridgewell Visionary Leadership Award for assisting disabled individuals. He has also been the director of the Challenger Sports Program for the past 27 years. In addition, Gould holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Northeastern University and worked for General Electric in Lynn for 23 years.

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Councillor-at-Large-Elect Ryan Melville said Gould has become a premier role model for community service. “I have known Tom Gould since I was 12, and he has been, is currently and will continue to be one of the best leaders and models of service this community has ever had,� he said. Councillor-at-Large-Elect Thomas Rossignoll spoke about Gould’s unconditional love for Peabody. “I can’t think of a better person to receive the Distinguished Leadership Award,� he said. “Tom Gould works tirelessly to improve our city. He is caring, kind and goes above and beyond in everything he does.� Bradford said more than 600 business owners attended the Nov. 15 dinner. “The dinner is a celebration of the people of the North Shore, who by their service, volunteerism and commitment,

allowed the region to reach new heights,� he said. In terms of choosing the Distinguished Leaders each year, Bradford said the Chamber’s Selection Committee looks for individuals with a “demonstration of leadership, commitment to social responsibility, strong community involvement, proven economic impact and/or social impact on the region, high level of creativity, innovation and determination as well as the sustained enhancement of the quality of life.� Some of the other distinguished leaders that were honored this year are Dr. Stephen Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art, Lee Dellicker, chief executive officer of Windover Construction, and Secretary Rosalin Acosta of the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Other award recipients going back to 2011 include Attorney William Tinti, president of Tinti, Quinn, Grover and Frey; Peter Frates, the innovator of the Ice Bucket Challenge; Dr. Charles Desmond, a senior fellow of the New England Board of Higher Education; John Good, vice president of People’s United Bank; Timothy Collins, president of EBSCO Information Services; and Bernard Gordon, founder of Analogic Corporation.

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Zoning vote for retail cannabis goes down to the wire By Christopher Roberson


n a razor-thin decision, the City Council recently voted against a zoning change that would have banned recreational marijuana establishments from opening in Peabody. Although seven councillors voted in favor of the ban, zoning amendments need at least eight votes to pass. During the Nov. 16 meeting, Mayor Edward Bettencourt said that while he supports medical marijuana, recreational cannabis has no place in the city. “In terms of recreational marijuana, I think it’s a mistake for our community,” he said, adding that the city voted against it in 2016 by a vote of 45 percent to 52 percent. “We’d be sending the wrong message to our youth; this is something that I strongly believe in.” However, Michael Crawford of Marblehead urged the council not to go forward with the ban. “If you want a ban, you should have a re-vote,” he said, adding that Peabody could lose “millions of dollars” in tax revenue

by keeping retail marijuana establishments out of the city. “This is about jobs, this is about tax dollars, this is about the high school and the middle school.” Crawford said that in addition to Marblehead, recreational cannabis “is happening” in Salem, Amesbury and Salisbury. Scott Winters, vice chairman of the Recreational Marijuana Committee in Amesbury, said that once in place, the ban would be quite difficult to repeal. “It’ll take years to get this back on the ballot,” he said. “Take the temperature of the entire community, form a committee and talk about it.” Duxbury resident James Borghesani, former spokesman for the Yes on 4 Campaign, said the council could limit the number of retail cannabis establishments in the city. He said the council also has control over hours of operation and signage. Borghesani said there are certain aspects of marijuana usage that remain illegal. “Driving under the influence of marijuana is still illegal,” he said. “No conve-

nience stores will be selling marijuana; these would be standalone stores.” In addition, Borghesani said banning recreational marijuana would only keep it out of the hands of responsible individuals. “Prohibition has never got marijuana out of any Massachusetts community,” he said. A Belmont resident reminded the council that Peabody has pharmacies that sell opiates “that kill” and package stores which sell alcohol “that kills.” “Marijuana, to my knowledge, hasn’t killed anyone,” he said. Throughout the hearing, no Peabody residents spoke against passing the ban. “There’s not one Peabody resident here opposing this,” said Councillor-at-Large Thomas Gould, adding that the council could always revisit the vote in the future. “We’re making a zoning change; we’re the body that can change that zoning.” But Ward 1 Councillor Jonathan Turco said the council did


TANNERS | FROM PAGE 1 Saugus is riding a winning streak of its own and enters next Thursday’s game at 4-6. The 5-5 Tanners own a 43-28 lead in the series and won last year’s battle, 35-6, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Over the last five-game stretch this season, Peabody has scored 144 points (nearly 30 points per game) after managing only 42 points (8 points-per-game average) over its first five contests. The team’s offense has been revamped by the running game, which is led by sophomore Angel Paulino, who has rushed for 487 yards (122 average per game) since entering as a starter in a 20-9 victory over

Page 3 Beverly back on Oct. 20. The defense has been very good as well, having posted three shutouts and losing close 7-0 and 21-7 games to Danvers and Marblehead, respectively. Bettencourt said after a 30-0 blanking of Westford Academy on Oct. 27 that finishing with a winning record after getting off to a 1-4 start would set the tone for next season. “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.”




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Students transform trash into artwork By Christopher Roberson


n recognition of National Recycling Week, Peabody’s students turned reused materials into works of art that were showcased during the Fifth Annual Drawn to Peabody event. Linda Robbins of GreenPeabody said the art show is open to students in grades 5-12 and “aspires to give young artists the opportunity to view their own art, along with the art of their peers, while providing inspiration for young artists to continue exploring creatively.� “It’s been very successful; there’s been some unbelievably creative stuff,� Robbins said during the Nov. 17 event. She was thoroughly impressed by the Recycled Plastic Trash Monsters created by fifth grade students at Brown Elementary School under the tutelage of art teacher Caroline Dexter. “This to me is outstanding; this is probably my all-time favorite of five years,� said Robbins. “ The Brown

Sophia Manzo, a fifth grade student at Brown Elementary School, stands beside the Recycled Plastic Trash Monster art display that her class made during the Fifth Annual Drawn to Peabody event on Nov. 18. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

School is amazing as far as recycling.� Sophia Manzo, one of Dexter’s students, said she used approximately 30 trash bags for her trash monster, which took three weeks to complete. Diane Bugler, a science

Artwork made by students at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School was on display during the Fifth Annual Drawn to Peabody event.

teacher at Brown, said students decide on a different idea each year for Drawn to Peabody. “Whatever the kids come up with we do: It’s kid-driven,� she said. However, Bugler credited Dex ter with bring-

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ing those ideas to fruition. “She’s a super creative person; she’s the ultimate person for environmental things,� said Bugler.

She also said that Brown in affiliated with Project Green Schools. “They do amazing







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Peabody schools struggle to match state MCAS test percentages By Christopher Roberson


he results from the Next Generation MCAS 2.0 exam have put Peabody at or even below the statewide average in terms of the percentage of students who received scores that met the state’s educational standard. For third grade English Language Arts (ELA), Peabody edged the state by two percent with 49 percent of those students satisfying the state standard. However, third grade stu-

dents did not fare as well on the math section, with 42 percent meeting the standard – seven percent shy of the state average. On the fourth grade ELA section, students exceeded the state’s number of 48 percent, with 50 percent of the district’s fourth grade students meeting the standard. The fourth grade math scores yielded similar results, with Peabody at 51 percent and the state at 49 percent. The fifth grade scores for science, technology and engineering showed Peabody squeak-

ing by the state with a one-percent margin. At Higgins Middle School, 53 percent of the sixth grade students met the standard for ELA, topping the state by three percent. Not as many of those students performed as well on the math section, with 47 percent meeting the standard compared to the state average of 49 percent. The seventh grade ELA scores were split right down the middle, with Peabody and the state both coming in at 50 percent.

However, that was not the case on the math section as only 32 percent of the seventh grade students met the standard, falling well short of the state’s 47 percent. In eighth grade, 46 percent of the students met the standard for ELA compared to 49 percent from the state. On the math section, 41 percent of the eighth grade students met the standard and 48 percent met the standard on the state level. School Committee Member Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne

said Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine had informed the committee that this year’s scores would be lower. “It was a much more rigorous test,” she said. She said that in the coming weeks, Levine and his staff will be conducting an in-depth analysis to determine exactly why Peabody’s scores were lower. “They look at every single thing,” said Griffin Dunne. Eighth grade students also


Peabody Girl Scouts receive bronze award

Thirteen girls from Girl Scout Troop 68011 of Peabody have received their bronze award. This is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can receive. The girls provided education at the Haven from Hunger on healthy eating and provided recipes with most common donations the food pantry receives. They also created a garden club at the McCarthy School to beautify the front entrance of the school and to educate 2nd and 3rd graders on flowers and gardening.

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MEAL | FROM PAGE 1 slow start. No matter who wins or loses tomorrow’s game, the Lions Clubs of Saugus and Peabody hoped to make the contest memorable by having the seniors of both teams as their guests to the Annual Football Meeting and Dinner – a buffet meal of pizza and pasta served up with meatballs, sausages and chicken. Former New England Patriots star offensive lineman Peter Brock – a member of the 1985 AFC Championship team that made it to the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl – was this year’s guest speaker. Brock gave an inspirational talk to the high school players, urging them to give it their all – and then apply in their future lives outside of football the same commitment and goals they set for themselves on the football field. Brock implored both teams to give their best and “Go one more play� in what will be the final football game for most of the players.

Retired NE Patriots star Pete Brock

“Show up with a good attitude. Have a plan. Do something you didn’t do the day before ‌ You’ll be a better person each and every day. You’ll be successful in whatever you do in life,â€? Brock told the players. “I might have to come watch this train wreck,â€? Brock quipped, referring to tomorrow’s game. Recognizing an unsung hero When it came to honoring one of his players with the Pea-

PHS Tanners Seniors & Head Coach: Shown, from left to right, are (top row) Sean Pacheco, Sam Mastromatteo, Elijah White, Matthew Raposa, Salvatore Aia, Jeremy Mam, Connor Fielding, Marcus Barker, Jon Salmeron, PHS Football Head Varsity Coach Mark Bettencourt, (bottom row) Cole Cuzzi, Nolan Murphy, Eric DeMayo, Dariel Canela, Cam Powers, Noah Freedman, Jonell Espinal, and Mark Bettencourt. (Advocate photos by Ross Scabin)

body Lion’s Club’s very first “Heisman Trophy,� Bettencourt didn’t pick the team’s best player. “Everyone knows who Eric DeMayo is. He’s the captain,� Bettencourt said of the Tanners’ star running back and linebacker. “Eric DeMayo played varsity for four years, starting both ways,� Bettencourt said. “No one knows Matt Raposa. He made a handful of tackles. It’s not about the guys who score all the touchdowns and get all the yardage,� the coach said of his surprise choice of a player “with heart� and “the type of kid that God didn’t give amazing strength and size to.� Bettencourt noted, “There’s a whole bunch of kids that come into every practice.� Raposa, who stands at 5-foot2-inches and weighs 126 pounds, said he couldn’t believe his selection by the coach. “I had no idea. I thought it was going to Eric,� Raposa said. Raposa, 18, spent three years on the junior varsity before his senior year. He completes his high school football career as a third string linebacker and special teams player. “It’s going to be emotional Thanksgiving Day, because I know I’m probably not going to play in college or anyplace else after this game,� Raposa said in an interview.

Raposa said he’s made a handful of tackles while playing on special teams. He’s a good student and he knows that his participation on the team will help motivate him to do well in college and his future. “I don’t regret playing at all,� Raposa said.

he thinks Raposa could still play collegiate ball despite his size. “He’s a really tough kid, even though he’s small. He has a lot of heart and he works hard in practice ‌ I think he could play in college if he tries hard enough,â€? Salmeron said.

Tanners linebacker and special teams player Matthew Raposa proudly displays his 2017 Peabody Lion Club Heisman Award at the recent Lions Club dinner while PHS Football Head Varsity Coach Mark Bettencourt and Peter Sakelakos look on.

“I’m proud to have been a part of this team. I’m a good student and will use this experience. I get mostly A’s. I have a 3.2 grade average,� Raposa said. Raposa said he’s thinking about a career in criminal justice and is considering attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst next year. Teammate Jon Salmeron, an offensive and defensive lineman for the Tanners, said

Saugus recognizes a star player First-year Saugus High School Coach Anthony Nalen elected to give this year’s “Heisman Award� to one of his team’s stars – Ricky Martinez. “This individual is really the heart and soul of the team – he makes us tick,� Nalen said. “He’s a great role model for our younger players. He really exemplifies what it means to be a Sachem,� Nalen said.

For the former players, coaches and Lions Club members from both communities, last Wednesday’s dinner at Prince was almost like a class reunion. “I played in the game back in the 60s. I will leave it at that,â€? said Peter Sakelakos, treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Peabody Lions Club. “We went into that game undefeated and we lost to Saugus. I had two boys play for Peabody. I can’t remember if they won or lost. But you remember the game that you play in,â€? he said. Sakelakos said he is looking forward to next year’s dinner, when the Peabody Lions will host the event after many years of not being involved. The annual Lions Club event carries special meaning for Coach Bettencourt, who has the distinction of attending as both a player and a coach – this year being his fifth as coach. “For me, having played in this game will always mean a lot, said Bettencourt, a 1991 Peabody High School graduate “During my junior year, we won the game on a goal line stand after Saugus decided to go for the win on a two-point conversion ‌ We were up 147. Saugus’ Marc Fauci – the best player on the field – scrambled and scored a touchdown with no time left. They decided to go for two. It was like a rugby scrum. We were offside three times in a row. We had a scrum, like in Rugby, where 11 guys were fighting 11 guys for one inch. We held our ground,â€? he said. “For me, personally, every year, the game means a lot. It would mean the world to finish with a winning record – 6-5. That would mean a lot,â€? Bettencourt said. For Saugus High’s Nalen, tomorrow will be his baptismal experience in the Tanners-Sachems Thanksgiving Day clash. “This is a wonderful event,â€? Nalen said of the Lions Club dinner. As for tomorrow’s game, “I know it will be a hard-fought game,â€? he said. Nalen said he looks forward to becoming part of a longtime tradition.

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Pictured is the Recycled Plastic Trash Monster art display made by Caroline Dexter’s fifth grade class at Brown Elementary School

ARTWORK | FROM PAGE 4 work; they have international following,” she said.

Robbins said Drawn to Peabody was held at Brooksby Farm in 2012 and 2013, but as popularity began to grow, it

Recycled artwork made by students at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School was on display.

Recycled artwork made by students at Higgins Middle School was on display.

to expand. We needed more room,” said Robbins. In addition, Robbins said she has always enjoyed watching

students get excited about art and the environment. “They’re the kids who are going to be our future recyclers,” she said.


residents voted against allowing medical marijuana establishments in Peabody; however, that was reversed after a second vote was taken. City Solicitor Michael Smerczynski told the councillors that this matter will not go away any time soon. “You’re going to hear about this as elected officials year in and year out,” he said. “This is a live issue.”

became clear that a larger venue was needed, and the event was moved to the Peabody Institute Library. “We decided

not have enough information to make an informed decision. “There’s a lot of information that we don’t know,” he said, adding that the moratorium on recreational marijuana will remain in effect until December 2018. Turco reminded the council that during the 2016 election,

Fight among Peabody restaurant staff escalates to violence By The Advocate


fight broke out between employees in the kitchen of a popular Peabody restaurant on Sunday afternoon, leaving one person stabbed, according to police. At 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, Peabody Police responded due to a report of a fight in the kitchen of the Century House Restaurant at 235 Andover Street. Reportedly, after the police arrived, they discovered a 52-yearold male who had been stabbed in the stomach. Police applied emergency first aid to him before he was transferred by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital, reportedly in stable condition.

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Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident. Rogerio Silva Thomaz Dos Reis, 18, of Peabody, was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon. Rogerio Teixeira, 54, of Peabody, was charged with accessory after the fact. Their arraignment in Peabody District Court was set for Monday, November 20 at 9 a.m. The incident is still under investigation. Assisting in the investigation were Capt. Scott Wlasuk, Sgt. Brendan O’Brien, Off. David Bettencourt, Det. Robert Church, Offs. Daniel Jenkins, Henry Breckenridge, Javier Sanchez and Andrew Long, K-9 Officer Cory Salvo and his K-9 dog, Caine.

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Go Tanners Go, take-down Saugus

Shown, in no particular order, are Austin Leggett, Elijah White, Jonell Espinal, Cole Cuzzi, Nolan Murphy, Joe Mastromatteo, Cotton Cole, Sam Mastromatteo, Dylan Peluso, Marcus Barker, Colby Therrien, Jack Woods, Kyle Medeiros, Krisli Miraka, Kemani Jackson, Luis Guridys, Declan Russell, Joseph Casey, Carlos Hernandez, Jack Flaherty, Joseph Rodriguez, Joel Kashila, Salvatore Aia, Noah Freedman, Tyler Norman, Jake Sousa, Jared Smith, Sean Pacheco, Angel Paulino, Eric DeMayo, Matthew Raposa, Patrick Russo, Jordan Ilori, Dante Porrazo, Brandon Glass, Abe Kaba, Chris Glass, Phillip Makoci, Jefferson Guerra, Jon Salmeron, Eddie Collado, Dariel Canela, Sean Bell, Connor Fielding, James Guiry, Aiden Kelleher, Mark DeLuca, Calvin Scribner, Michael Lock, Ari Rozopoulos, Pat Rigol, Cam Powers, Ramon Franco, Owen Carr, Kyle MacDonald, Jerimiah, Denzel Jean-Noel, Jerrell Greaves, Evan Bunn, and Jeremy Mam.

SCHOOLS | FROM PAGE 5 took the original MCAS for technology and engineering. On that section, Peabody registered 30 percent and the state averaged 40 percent. The tenth grade students at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School all took the original MCAS. Griffin Dunne said the MCAS 2.0 exam will not arrive at the high school until 2019. The tenth grade students in Peabody and across Massachusetts performed quite well on the ELA section, with 93 percent of Peabody’s students meeting the standard compared to 91 percent on the state level. ELA was the high-water mark for the high school.

In math, the sophomore class fell four percent shy of the state average: 75 percent to 79 percent. In science, technology and engineering, 71 percent of Peabody’s high school students met the standard compared to 74 percent on the state level. Lastly, 67 percent Peabody’s tenth grade students met the standard in biology, which was eight percent short of the 75 percent from the state. Despite the low scores, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Cara Murtagh said the district has shown marked improvement compared to prior years. “Our growth in the district has increased,” she said. “We’ve done an unbelievable job with growth.”

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (H 4032) Senate House 155-1, Senate 37-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would give public school districts the power and flexibility to offer other English Language Learner (ELL) programs in addition to or instead of the current sheltered English immersion program. The current immersion By Bob Katzen program, approved by Massachusetts voters on a ballot question in 2002, requires all stuTHE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll dents, including those not yet fluent in EnCall records local representatives’ and sena- glish, to be taught English by being taught tors’ votes on roll calls from the week of No- all subjects in English and to be placed in Envember 13-17. glish language classrooms.

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Supporters said since the year 2000, the number of ELL students in Massachusetts has doubled to more than 90,000 students or 9.5 percent of the entire student population. They argued that schools need the flexibility to implement a program that will fit the needs of their students rather than the “one size fits all” current law. They said that the English immersion mandate is not working and noted that these students continue to lag behind their peers in high school graduation rates and going to college. The lone opponent did not respond to a request for a comment by Beacon Hill Roll Call. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh Sen. Joan Lovely

Yes Yes Yes

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHANGES (H 4011) House 144-9, approved a bill making some major changes to the state’s criminal justice system including repealing mandatory minimum sentences for low level drug offenders, restricting the use of solitary confinement, allowing for the expungement of juvenile records and strengthening laws against fentanyl trafficking. Supporters said the bill is a balanced one that updates many laws and repeals some arcane laws while still protecting the public. They argued that the bill is a big step toward ending the vicious cycles of incarceration and crime. “The reforms made in this bill address all aspects of the criminal justice system from a person’s first contact with the criminal justice system, up until an individual leaves the system and re-enters society,” said Rep. Claire Cronin (D-Easton). “We have updated and improved our laws, made the system more equitable, and are giving people opportunities to rebuild their lives, while also ensuring public safety.” “Our objective with this legislation is to reduce recidivism by removing the many obstacles facing justice-involved individuals after they have served their time,” said Rep. Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy). “Individuals in our communities deserve a chance to effectively transition back into productive members of society, and this bill eliminates roadblocks toward achieving that goal. We believe these changes will be instrumental in encouraging folks that mistakes of their past will not serve as a life sentence.” Opponents said that the bill goes too far and weakens the state’s criminal justice laws in many ways. “To get rid of minimum mandatory sentences for fentanyl drug dealers is irresponsible,” said Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman). “Larceny felony will no longer start at $250 but rather $1,000, making everything under $1,000 a misdemeanor. That says Massachusetts doesn’t consider stealing to be a serious crime. The commonwealth should be strengthening public safety, not passing a ‘soft on crime’ bill that fails to hold drug dealers accountable.” “We are facing a drug epidemic that is killing people every day,” said Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton). “Drug traffickers are knowingly selling deadly fentanyl. Rather than applying harsh penalties, this bill eliminates virtually all mandatory sentences. This criminal justice bill is ‘soft on crime,’ fails to protect people, neglects victims and will exacerbate the drug epidemic we are facing.” (A Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it). Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Yes Yes

DELAY HEROIN PENALTY (H 4011) House 117-36, approved a motion that would indefinitely delay an amendment creating a new penalty for heroin trafficking that results in a death. The motion would allow the measure to take effect only after the state has furnished a study of the legislation’s impact on public safety and the economy of the state and local cities and towns. Delay supporters said these dealers can already be charged with manslaughter or second-degree murder under current law. Delay opponents said it is time to crack down on these heroin dealers who peddle this dangerous substance and are responsible for many deaths across the state. They also noted that the motion made by the Democrats to delay the amendment is sneaky and is simply a way to help Democrats avoid a direct vote on the amendment. (The vote was on delaying the amendment. A “Yes” vote is for delaying the amendment. A “No” vote is against the delay.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Yes Yes

DELAY HEROIN AND FENTANYL PENALTY (H 4011) House 110-41, approved a motion that would indefinitely delay an amendment that would impose up to a life sentence, of which a minimum of five years must be served, and a $25,000 fine on anyone who manufactures, distributes or dispenses heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, lysergic acid or diethylamide or phencyclidine (PCP) that causes the death of the user. The motion would allow the measure to take effect only after the state has furnished a study of the legislation’s impact on public safety and the economy of the state and local cities and towns. Some delay supporters said the amendment is not necessary because under existing law the district attorney can charge the offender with second-degree murder or manslaughter. Others said addiction is a disease and often people who are selling these drugs don’t know what they are selling and are simply dealing to support their habit. They noted that recriminalizing and incarcerating a person with a drug problem does not offer any solutions to the drug problem. Delay opponents said these dealers are killing our children and argued that they need to know that there will be major consequences if they kill the children of the commonwealth. They noted that fentanyl caused many of the more than 1,933 opioid-related deaths in the Bay State last year.They also noted that the motion made by the Democrats to delay the amendment is sneaky and is simply a way to help Democrats avoid a direct vote on the amendment. (The vote was on delaying the amendment. A “Yes” vote is for delaying the amendment. A “No” vote is against the delay.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Yes No

FELONY THRESHOLD (H 4011) Under current law, a person who commits theft under $250 is charged with a misdemeanor and above $250 with a felony which carries a stiffer sentence. A section of the criminal justice bill debated last week proposed raising the $250 threshold to $750. House 117-36, approved an amendment that would increase the proposed $750 threshold to $1,000. Amendment supporters said the $250 threshold has not been raised since it was established in 1987 and has not kept pace with inflation. They argued that as a result, what used to be misdemeanor thefts have been charged as felonies and Massachusetts ends up charging thefts at the felony level far more often than other states. Amendment opponents said the hike to $1,000 would result in serious theft being categorized as a minor misdemeanor. (A “Yes” vote is for the hike to $1,000. A “No” vote is against the hike.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Yes Yes

OVERRIDE GOV. BAKER’S VETOES The next four roll calls are on overriding some of Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending in the $39.4 billion fiscal 2018 state budget. A two-thirds vote in both branches is needed for a veto to be overridden. House and Senate Democratic leaders say the budget is balanced and that it is necessary and fiscally responsible to override Baker’s cuts that would hurt many people including the sick, seniors, children and minorities.

The governor and GOP leaders question if the state can afford to restore this funding. Some Republicans said that because of this uncertainty they voted to sustain all of Gov. Baker’s vetoes, even though it meant voting against restoring funding for many good programs they would otherwise have supported. $100,000 TO PACE FOR CAMPUS COLLABORATIONS (H 3800) Senate 31-6, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of the entire $100,000 for the Partnership to Advance Collaboration and Efficiencies (PACE), a collaborative initiative of the Bay State’s nine state universities and 15 community colleges. According to its website, the PACE mission is to “lead a systematic effort for campus collaborations which will benefit each institution, their geographic region and the commonwealth. It is designed to promote cost savings and operational efficiencies, increase productivity and improve service delivery.” (A “Yes” vote is for spending the $100,000. A “No” vote is against spending it.) Sen. Joan Lovely


$600,000 FOR BOSTON REGIONAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER (H 3800) Senate 37-0, overrode Gov. Baker’s $600,000 veto reduction (from $850,000 to $250,000) in funding for the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) to upgrade, expand and integrate technology and protocols related to anti-terrorism, anti-crime, anti-gang and emergency response. According to its website, “Information gathered by the BRIC pinpoints areas of crime, shootings and gang violence, as well as helping to identify major players and ex-offenders returning to neighborhoods.” (A “Yes” vote is for spending the $600,000. A “No” vote is against spending it.) Sen. Joan Lovely


$1,887,952 FOR STATE POLICE PATROLS (H 3800) Senate 35-2, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of $1,887,952 (from $281,420,645 to $279,532,693) for additional state police patrols at various locations in the state. (A “Yea” vote is for spending the $1,887,952 A “Nay” vote is against spending it). Sen. Joan Lovely


$635,000 FOR COUNCILS ON AGING (H 3800) Senate 32-6, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of $635,000 (from $14,242,900 to 13,607,900) in funding for several Councils on Aging. (A “Yes” vote is for spending the $635,000. A “No” vote is against spending it.) Sen. Joan Lovely


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 November 13-17, the House met for a total of 26 hours and 58 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 16 hours and 53 minutes. Mon. November 13 House 11:01 a.m. to 6:36 p.m. Senate 11:15 a.m. to 4:56 p.m. Tues. November 14 House 12:01 p.m. to 9:09 p.m. Senate 1:13 p.m. to 4:51 p.m. Wed. November 15 House 11:59 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Senate 1:11 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Thurs. November 16 House 11:05 a.m. to 11:19 a.m. Senate 11:05 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. Fri. November 17 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at

THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Peabody Health Dept. receives $5K grant to train local Public Health Nurses


he Peabody Health Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a 2017 Catalyst Fund Grant for $5,000 to train local Public Health Nurses in maternal home visiting. The training is the first step to begin an innovative home visiting program for new mothers – called the North Shore Mother Visiting Program (NS MVP). The goal of the pilot program, which is set to begin in January 2018, is to promote health and support families. “The early days of having a newborn at home can be an overwhelming time for a family and an isolating time for a mother when a spouse returns to work. It is even more challenging for mothers who are living far away from their extended family. The North Shore Mother Visiting Program builds upon a long tradition of home visiting by Public Health Nurses. Through visiting women in their homes, nurses hope to bring support, care and community connection,� said Peabody’s Public Health Nurse, Chassea Robinson. O ve r t h e p a s t s e ve r a l months, this grant funding supported training of five Public Health Nurses in principles of home visiting, community resources available to support new parents, and the unique medical, social and emotional needs of new mothers and their babies. Whether a mother is new or experienced, trying to find a parent support

PEABOD Y POLICE LOG Tuesday, November 14 We found Dory Police received a call from a Henry Terrace resident reporting she found a dog named Dory that resides on Ellis Street and is always running loose. According to the report, the pooch escaped the construction workers who were on the scene but was later found safe. The owner was sent a citation by Animal Control regarding the leash law. And also Tyson, again Animal Control issued a citation for a second time after finding Tyson, a black Labrador Retriever who belongs to a County Road resident. According to the report, the owner was cited in the past for not licensing her dog and failing to comply with the leash law in


group, having trouble affording diapers, in need of encouragement, has questions about nutrition or is just looking for a person to talk with – the NS MVP program can help. Beginning January 1, new mothers from the communities of Gloucester, Newburyport, Beverly, Peabody and Hamilton may call their local Health Department to set up a free, one-time visit by a Public Health Nurse. This nurse will visit a new mother within 12 weeks of her giving birth or adopting a baby, regardless of the mother’s age, insurance, income or number of children. The visit will last approximately an hour and a half and will take place in the mother’s

home or at a mutually agreeable location. All services provided by the Public Health Nurse will be free and confidential. During the home visit, the Public Health Nurse will bring each mother a Baby Box filled with baby supplies. Based on the 80-year old Finnish tradition, baby boxes serve as a safe sleep space for infants, similar to a bassinet. Each safe sleep–certified Baby Box will also include a mattress, mattress protector, fitted sheet, wipes, diapers and a onesie. As part of the Peabody Institute Library’s Talk, Read, Sing early literacy campaign, Peabody residents will also receive literacy tips and advice, along with a book for mothers and babies to enjoy together. NS MVP is funded in part by a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, which was created in 2001; the mission of that foundation is to expand access to health care in Massachusetts through grant-making and policy initiatives. For more information about the program, please contact Chassea Robinson at the Peabody Health Department at (978) 538-5931. To sign up for a home visit, contact your community’s local Health Department.

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Planning Board announces vacancy


he town is seeking applicants for a vacant Planning Board position created by the resignation of Vice Chairman Heather Sievers. Planning Board is an elected position; under the Town Charter, in the case of a vacancy, a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board appoints a new member to serve until the next Town Election (to be held in April 2018). Interested parties should send a letter of interest, resume or both to Assistant to Administration Robert Curtin at


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, ARTICLE IV “PARKING� OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF PEABODY BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PEABODY AS FOLLOWS: SECTION ONE: That the Code of the City of Peabody adopted on January 9, 1986, and amended, is hereby further amended: Section 19-90.4 Entitled “Parking of trucks and commercial vehicles prohibited� By adding the following: Jubilee Drive, both sides, its entire length SECTION TWO: All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed SECTION THREE: This ordinance shall take effect as provided by law. INTRODUCED ORDERED PUBLISHED PUBLISHED ADOPTED PUBLICATION OF ADOPTION

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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Peabody, acting as the Special Permit Granting Authority, will conduct a public hearing on THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 2017, at 7:30 P.M., in the Frank L. Wiggin Auditorium, City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA on the application from KORVACHEI HERNANDEZ AND DANIEL MELO, 79 Foster Street, Peabody, MA FOR A SPECIAL PERMIT TO OPERATE AN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP INCLUDING THE SALE OF TIRES at said 79 FOSTER STREET 3HDERG\ 0$ DV ÂżOHG LQ accordance with Sections 4.2.5, 6.1, and 15.7 of the Peabody Zoning Ordinance.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Peabody, acting as the Special Permit Granting Authority, will conduct a public hearing on THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 2017, at 7:30 P.M., in the Frank L. Wiggin Auditorium, City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA on the application from FARM AVENUE TWO LOTS LLC, 27R Farm Avenue, Peabody, MA FOR A SPECIAL PERMIT SEEKING A MULCHING/ COMPOSTING OPERATION AND/OR OUTDOOR STORAGE; THE OFFICE AND SHOP OF A CONTRACTOR WITH OUTDOOR STORAGE OF VEHICLES AND MATERIALS; AND SEEKING A WAIVER FROM FENCE INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS at said 27R FARM AVENUE, Peabody, 0$DVÂżOHGLQDFFRUGDQFHZLWK6HFWLRQVDQG RIWKH3HDERG\=RQLQJ2UGLQDQFH



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SOUNDS OF PEABODY The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Musician Roger Tincknell will be performing a Winter Solstice Celebration concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.

1. In “Fire Dreams,” a poem to be read at Thanksgiving, what Illinois native wrote, “They came in a ramshackle tub, Pilgrims in tall hats”? 2. According to an English proverb, fine words butter no “what”? 3. In poker what is a stake known as? 4. What is the name of the sequel to the song “The Mashed Potato”? 5. In 1832 what presidential candidate had the slogan “[last name] forever: Go the whole hog!”? 6. What British term for bacon is also used in backgammon? 7. What is a reindeer’s favorite food? 8. On Nov. 26, 1789, what did President George Washington proclaim? 9. The expression “call the shots” comes from what sport? 10. In what TV show did the Jeffersons first appear? 11. In 1893 what writer coined the

Jennifer Hofmann of Jennifer’s Homemade Soaps will be giving a presentation on cold process soap making at 10 a.m. on Dec. 5. Drop-In Holiday Crafts will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Dec.

expression “gossip column”? (Hint: initials MT.) 12. In his last years, Casanova was a librarian. True or false? 13. Who said, “The only absolute rule is: Never lose control of the show”? (Hint: initials JC.) 14. On Nov. 26, 1716, America’s first lion exhibit was in what N.E. city? 15. Who appeared with The Love Unlimited Orchestra and had the hit “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”? 16. In what town is Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where some famous authors are buried? 17. On Nov. 29, 1890, what football rivalry began at West Point with a score of 24-0? 18. What Indian tribe was invited to the first Thanksgiving? 19. What cartoon cat made “sufferin’ succotash” famous? 20. What male and female starred in “Key Largo” and “To Have and Have Not”?


7 and Dec. 14. This program is free and all supplies will be provided. No registration is required. Teen Coloring will be held in the Teen Room on the second Thursday of each month starting on Dec. 14. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. No registration is required. Holiday Cupcakes and Cocoa will be served to children at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16. Registration is required as space is limited. Teen Room Bingo Nights will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. No registration is required. Toddler Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12, 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. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. Registration for this free program is recommended, but not required. Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12, 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. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. Registration for this free program is recommended, but not required. The following North Shore establishments will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23: Haven from Hunger (71 Wallis St.) from noon to 1 p.m., Tavern in the Square (189 Washington St. in Salem) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lifebridge (56 Margin St. in Salem) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church (4 Ocean St. in Beverly) from noon to 1 p.m., Brothers Deli (41 Market St. in Lynn) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., My Brother’s Table (98 Willow St. in Lynn) from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Moose (50 Grove St. in Salem) at noon, the American Legion (69 River St. in Middleton) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Spud’s Restaurant (22 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the American Legion (8 Washington St. in Gloucester) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Peabody Main Streets (24 Main St.). Small Business Saturday will be held on Nov. 25.

An Entrepreneur Meet and Greet will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Barnes & Noble (210 Andover St). Curbside pick-up of leaves and yard waste will continue during the weeks of Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. 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.). The Peabody Babe Ruth Baseball League will be holding elections for officers and directors at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Peabody Municipal Light Plant auditorium (201 Warren St. Ext.). For additional information, contact Jarrod Hochman at 617-281-6494. St. John Lutheran Church (32 Ellsworth Rd.) will be hosting the Nordic Music Festival from 6-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. A $10 donation is recommended. The Peabody Holiday Torch Run will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 3. The run will begin at 8 Centennial Dr. Online registration is available at


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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Wednesday, November 22, 2017

POLICE | FROM PAGE 13 October. The owner now has seven days to comply – again. Let’s hope they remember where they live A caller at Crane Brook Way apartments called police to report a small gathering outside the building smoking marijuana. A dispatched officer reported the group was moving into an apartment. Wednesday, November 15 Register – then rugs A resident on Ralph Road called police to report a suspicious solicitor offering to clean rugs inside homes. The report stated the man was driving a tan van with rug company markings on it. Police reported the man was not licensed to solicit by the city, and he was told to register in advance before going door-to-door. Friday, November 17 Dreadful day at the mall An elderly female reported to police that while she

crossed the parking lot outside Sears at the Northshore Mall, a driver in a vehicle with New Hampshire license plates struck her, hitting her walker and driving over her pocketbook. The dispatched officer found the vehicle parked outside The Container Store and spoke to the driver. The officer reported no damage to the victim’s walker, and neither party wanted to take any legal action. The N.H. driver was issued a citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. ARRESTS Tuesday, November 14 Tomaseo Joseph Graziose, 31, of 261 Newbury St., Peabody, was charged with an arrest warrant. James R. Dryer, 23, of Salisbury, Mass., was charged with possession of a Class A drug and with an arrest warrant. Paul A. Christiansen, 72, of 695 Summer St., Lynnfield, was charged with two counts of assault & battery on a +60/

disabled person with injury. Wednesday, November 15 Michael G. Belanger, 40, of 117 Tremont St., Peabody, was charged with an arrest warrant. Friday, November 17 A 17-year-old juvenile was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, with junior operator operating 12-5 a.m. without parent, with person under 21 possessing alcohol and with possession of an open container of alcohol in motor vehicle. Saturday, November 18 Jonathan G. Rivera, 21, of 266 Newbury St., Peabody, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and with marked lanes violation.

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Blanche (Winer) Shear A woman who “Did It Her Way” for 98 years, formerly of Salem, Peabody. Entered Eternal Rest on November 15, 2017. Beloved mother of Roberta & Glenn Minkovitz. Cherished grandmother of Aimee & Jason Stone and Jeffrey Terban. Proud great grandmother of Marlee Stone and Brett Stone. Dear sister of the late Agatha Sims, Ruth Jaffe, Mildred Winer, Edith White, Lillian Talkowsky and Henry Winer. Services were held the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden on Friday, November 17. Interment in Sons of Jacob Cemetery, Danvers. Memorial week was private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Friends of Hathorne, PO Box A, 450 Maple St. Hathorne, MA 01937, Attn: Scott Kluge. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc. com Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden 1-800-982-3717

1. Carl Sandburg 2. Parsnips 3. Ante 4. “Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)” 5. Andrew Jackson 6. Gammon 7. Reindeer moss (lichen) 8. A national Thanksgiving Day holiday 9. Pool 10. “All in the Family” 11. Mark Twain 12. True 13. Johnny Carson 14. Boston, Mass. 15. Barry White 16. Concord, Mass. 17. Army vs. Navy 18. Wampanoag 19. Sylvester 20. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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Ron Supino


UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to convert this property back to a single family home, currently an educational facility. Located in the R10 zone which permits a single family home or home occupation. 1st floor is handicap accessible. Parking for approximately 18 spots. Central Air, central vac, security. EVENINGS: 617-791-2922 WEST PEABODY - $499,900

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!

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

EVENINGS: 978-317-4362

Bernie Starr - Broker/Owner • Richard Tisei - Broker/Owner Donna Aloisi Kim Burtman Bert Beaulieu Christine Carpenter Cheryl Bogart Kerry Connelly Helen Bolino

Julie Daigle Alex DeRosa Marshall D'Avanzo Eric Doherty

Elena Drislane Lori Kramich John Langer Corrie Luongo

Penny McKenzie-Venuto Maria N. Miara Catherine Owen Marilyn Phillips

Carolyn Palermo Marcia Poretsky Jaclyn Prizio Gale Rawding • 26 Main Street, Lynnfield • (781) 334-3137


Maureen Rossi-DiMella Ron Supino Patrice Slater Donna S nyder Debra Roberts

(781) 246-2100

THE PEABODY ADVOCATE – Wednesday, November 22, 2017