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Peabody 11-15

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The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* PEABODY $579,900 PEABODY $329,900 REDUCED LYNNFIELD $2,199,000 JUST LISTED PEABODY $485,000 SOLD! MIDDLETON $969,900 *MLS PIN 1/1/18 – 11/2/2018 PEABODY WEEKLY Joyce Cucchiara 978-808-1597 Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 NOVEMBER 15, 2018 • VOL. 62, NO. 46 NEWS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1957 16 PAGES • ONE DOLLAR IN THE NEWS Page 7 Moulton helps House turn to blue Page 8 North Shore Bank contributes to No Child Goes Hungry Page 12 Fenwick girls cruise to Eastern Mass Division 6 title PRSRT STD ECRWSSEDDM U.S. Postage Paid Permit #66 Peabody, MA City expects to settle O’Shea suit PHOTO | OWEN O’ROURKE Three years of litigation is expected to end as the City Council approves a settlement to pay a developer. Story on Page 4. North Shore statesman Fred Berry dead at 68 By Thomas Grillo Former state Sen. Frederick Berry (D-Peabody) has died at 68 after a brief illness, according to his family. “With great sadness, the family... shares the news of his passing,” the Berrys wrote on Facebook. “Fred died peacefully on Tuesday morning after a brief illness. The family appreciates all the support and well wishes they have received during this difficult time and asks for privacy as they make final arrangements to celebrate Fred’s life.” Berry, who launched his political career in 1979 on the Peabody City Council, represented the Second Essex district from 1983 and served for a decade as Senate Majority Leader until he retired in 2012. “Fred was a great guy, a wonderful person, who treated everyone fairly and has a remarkable story rising to Majority Leader in the senate where he was very influential,” said state Rep. Thomas Walsh (D-Peabody). “I got to know him in 1982 when he was running for senate and I was graduating from college. I volunteered on his campaign.” Walsh described Barry as a BERRY, PAGE 2 Plans for marijuana facility still on track By Thomas Grillo Plans to replace Brothers Kouzina with a medical marijuana shop are on track despite a social media posting to the contrary by the popular Greek restaurant. Co-owner Penny Christopher posted a message on the diner’s Facebook page over the weekend telling patrons: “We are pleased to announce that Brothers Kouzina will remain open at its existing location. Thank you all for your continued support.” But executives from Phytotherapy Inc., one of two firms to get the green light from the City Council to open pot clinics on Route 1, say the statement is wrong. “That posting took us by surprise,” said Pritesh Kumar, Phytotherapy’s CEO. “We MARIJUANA, PAGE 2 The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* SALEM $459,000 MIDDLETON $1,299,990 STONEHAM $499,900 PEABODY $2,499,000 SALE PENDING LYNNFIELD $599,900 *MLS PIN 1/1/18 – 11/2/2018 Dan DelGrosso 978-578-5108 Karen Johnson 781-367-8482 Steve Macdonald 508-982-5005 Reggie Lemelin 978-979-6262 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440