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Peabody 8-2-2018


COMING SOON! COMING SOON! NEW LISTING! The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* LYNNFIELD $799,900 SALEM LYNNFIELD 1,899,000 AMESBURY $569,900 WAKEFIELD $569,900 PEABODY WEEKLY *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Debbie Caniff 617-771-2827 AUGUST 2, 2018 • VOL. 62, NO. 31 NEWS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1957 16 PAGES • ONE DOLLAR IN THE NEWS Page 2: Peabody sees record home sale prices Page 5: Catholic Collaborative supports Peabody elders Page 9: Record day for ageless wonder at Winchester Father-Son PRSRT STD ECRWSSEDDM U.S. Postage Paid Permit #66 Peabody, MA The pressure’s on Fix for the city’s water troubles on the way By Thomas Grillo William Cataldo must be among the most patient men on the planet. For nearly 50 years, the Stuart Road resident and some of his neighbors have endured low water pressure. “It may not be the biggest problem facing Peabody. But when you can’t take a shower and wash a load of laundry at the same time, it sure is frustrating,” said the 74-year-old retired electrician. “My water pressure is 20 pounds per square inch when it should be 50-60,” said Cataldo. “While other people count gallons per minute, we count minutes per gallon.” Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. hosted a packed public hearing last month at Brooksby Farm where he pledged to fix a $30 million problem. “While the Brooksby Farm neighborhood has struggled with low water pressure, I look at this as a citywide issue,” he said. “Water is among the most important functions we perform in city government and we need to decide as a community whether we are going to make this investment to rebuild our infrastructure or continue the Band-Aid approach. This will be the biggest issue facing us WATER, PAGE 3 PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK Stuart Street resident William Cataldo’s call for increased water pressure in his neighborhood has been answered. NEW PRICE! RENTAL LISTING! SOLD! RENTAL LISTING! The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* MIDDLETON $1,350,000 LYNNFIELD $6,000 REVERE $491,000 SAUGUS $2,000+ PEABODY $329,900 *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Karen Johnson 781-367-8482 Reggie Lemelin 978-979-6262 Carole Rocha 781-462-7067 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Joyce Cucchiara 978-808-1597