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Paul McGinnity is the owner of Barber Shoppe Off the Square on main


2021 George Peabody Legacy

Award recipients announced

Barber Shoppe Off the

Square keeps traditions alive

By Sam minton

Richard Carey, Judith

Maniatis, Jean Marchetti,

Joanne Pantapas, Don

Raphael and Jon Simmons

make up the 2021 class of

George Peabody Legacy

Award winners.

The Peabody Education

Foundation announced the

recipients, who will be recognized

and honored for

their lifetime of contributions

to the Peabody educational

system. The foundation

added that it is an honor

to be able to recognize these

educators who have gone

above and beyond their


President and Chairman

of the Board David Gravel

said that this is a “well-deserved

honor” for every recipient

of the award.

“I think they represent

a fantastic group of individuals

who were not only

generous of their time and

energy, but who made a big

difference within our school

system,” said the chairman.

“They all truly deserve to be

on that wall of honor with

the past recipients.”

Vice President and Vice

Chair of the Board Thomas

Gould added that this year’s

class features some great


“It’s a wonderful class

of award winners,” he said.

By tréa Lavery

When Paul McGinnity opened Barber

Shoppe Off the Square in 2014, he played up

the nostalgia factor in the business' design.

McGinnity had previously worked at another

barber shop owned by barber David

Serpa, which had been open since 1948.

When the building was sold, he and Serpa,

who is now the manager at McGinnity's

business, kept the same phone number and

hung up the 1930s barber pole from the old

shop inside the new one.

"We tried to keep things connected and

stay with the community," McGinnity said.

"We have strong roots with the downtown

and the city."

Recently, McGinnity acquired a vintage


“This year, we’re thrilled

to have such an exceptional

group of people who were


Gravel also noted that the

past year has been a difficult

one for educators, with

the COVID-19 pandemic

taking kids out of school and

forcing teachers to adapt.

“It was an enormous challenge

for them last year

and they came through


City sues

O’Shea mansion


By anne marie toBin

The city has filed a lawsuit in Essex Superior

Court against Middleton appraiser

Greg Story seeking damages in connection

with an appraisal he conducted in an eminent

domain seizure of the historic O’Shea

Mansion in 2016.

The complaint, filed July 30, alleges

that Story was negligent and breached the

terms of a contract he entered into with the

city to conduct the appraisal.

The city is seeking damages in the

amount of $7,587 for services paid by the

city to Story and an additional $725,000 in

damages, according to a civil action lawsuit

filed by City Solicitor Donald L. Conn.

The property was owned by Empire

Design and Development, LLC, which

purchased the property from the city in

2015 for $350,000. Empire owner Michael

Corsetti of Gloucester planned to demolish

the then-123-year-old landmark and replace

it with apartments and shops.

According to the complaint, the city

took the land by eminent domain in 2016

to prevent its demolition, paying Empire

$425,000 in compensation for the seizure.

The city and Story entered into a contract

in 2016 in which Story agreed to appraise

the property and testify as an expert witness

on behalf of the city in the event litigation

ensued, the filing said.

Empire sued the city in Superior Court,


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cash register and barber's chair

the same color as the one on the

sign above his Main Street shop.

He also makes sure to use traditional

techniques and products to

give his services that old-timey


"I exclusively use Clubman

powder because it reminds me of

my first haircut," he said. "We're

trying to bring back those memories."

McGinnity and his family

and friends designed and painted

the shop, and he and his wife

moved into the one-bedroom

apartment above it. Seven years

later, with the addition of two

kids, they were just getting ready

to move to a larger home when

the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The shop owner said that getting

the call telling him that he

would have to close up temporarily

due to pandemic restrictions

was scary and unexpected.

"It was hardest because there

was no preparation, no time to

plan," he said. "We got a call on

Friday to close for Monday. It

was so last-minute."

Luckily, with help from the

shop's loyal client base, Mc-

Ginnity and his staff were able

to survive until they reopened

in June. They were very careful

when they did reopen, having

the facilities professionally sanitized

and constantly cleaning

everything. Still, many longtime

customers were cautious about

coming back until recently.

McGinnity said that he is finally

starting to see some customers

return after more than

a year and a half, thanks to the

pandemic's slowing down.

"We were trying to be kind to

people during the whole thing to

show how important it is for us

to have that connection," he said.

"We wanted to make sure people

knew we care about them."

McGinnity, an active member

of the Peabody Area Chamber

of Commerce, is all about

that connection with the community.

He often sponsors Little

League teams and other children's

events and also works

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Paul McGinnity, owner of Barber Shoppe Off the Square, sits

in a vintage barber’s chair.

with Peabody Main Streets. In

2018, the shop was nominated

for PACC's Business of the Year

award, and while it didn't win,

McGinnity said he was honored

to have been nominated by his

business peers.

McGinnity also makes sure

to work with local businesses

through his second company,

North Shore Barber Supply.

The business, which he operates

out of the same building as

Barber Shoppe Off the Square,

sells beauty supplies to licensed

professionals in the industry. In

addition to national brands, Mc-

Ginnity has partnerships with locals

like Stoneham-based Uplift

Provisions and Lowell's Bump-


North Shore Barber Supply

opened at the beginning of 2020,

and McGinnity plans to hold a

ribbon-cutting ceremony next

month for the company, since

he didn't get to hold one during

the pandemic. However, he said,

while he doesn't spend all day

cutting hair anymore, he doesn't

plan to slow down anytime soon.

"No matter what I do, the barber

shop's always going to mean

the most to me," he said. "It's the

first thing I ever did. There's a lot

of sentiment there."

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The crowd of family and friends at the Double Bull explodes

with excitement as the Peabody West team overtakes the

team from Maine 3-0 in the first round of the Little League

World Series Regionals.

2021 George Peabody

Legacy Award

recipients announced


From page 1

claiming the compensation was

too low as the appraised value

of the property was closer to $1

million. The lawsuit sought $1.8

million in damages.

The complaint states that on

July 31, 2018, Story was deposed

in the lawsuit. The deposition revealed

that Story had been placed

on probation for a six-month period

by the Board of Registration

of Real Estate Appraisers and was

fined $2,000. That was the first

time the city says it learned Story

had entered into a consent agreement,

dated April 10, 2018, with

the board and that he had been

placed on probation and fined.

“At no time prior to his deposition

had the defendant disclosed

the existence of the consent agreement

to the plaintiff (the city),”

the complaint said.

Following Story’s deposition,

the appraiser’s attorney informed

the city that he would not give

expert testimony in the Superior

Court case filed by Empire,

according to the complaint. The

filing continues that “after the

defendant’s refusal to testify, and

without an expert witness after the

deadline for expert disclosure, the

plaintiff settled the litigation.”

That settlement, along with a

settlement in a U.S. District Court

case filed against the city by Empire

alleging violation of civil

with amazing results,” said

Gravel. “Our program, (the)

Peabody Education Foundation,

was able to work very closely

with a whole slew of new programs

to help keep the classroom

engagement levels up

when it was very difficult to do

remotely, but the teachers were

so supportive and so appreciative

of the effort. It was worth

every minute.”

An awards ceremony will be

held at Higgins Middle School

on October 21st at 7 p.m.

City sues O’Shea

mansion appraiser


From page 1

rights, resulting in the city having

to pay a total of $825,000 in November


The complaint claims that Story’s

“failure to disclose that he

had been placed on probation and

his failure to testify constituted a

breach of contract, and that as a

direct and proximate result of of

the defendant’s (Story’s) breach

of contract, the plaintiff paid to

sett(le) the litigation and paid the

defendant for services that had no

value and has otherwise been injured

or damaged.”

The city is also seeking treble

damages, costs and attorneys’ fees

under state law, claiming that Story’s

actions constituted unfair and

deceptive acts and practices that

are prohibited by the commonwealth.

The city also alleges that Story’s

actions and omissions constitute

a breach of implied covenant

of good faith, and that his actions

were negligent as he “failed to

provide the plaintiff with an appraisal,

which could be used in


The city has demanded a jury

trial. Story is required to file an

answer to the complaint no later

than Nov. 29. The deadline for

a final pre-trial conference and/

or setting a trial date is Nov. 22,

2022, with the case to be resolved

no later than July 31, 2023.

Conn did not respond to a request

for comment.

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Brothers Angelo, Lucio Jr. and Valentino Perrina started Nutre Meal Plans in 2017 and offer more than 100 recipes for meal prepping with a focus on healthy eating.

Perrina brothers’ Nutre Meals delivers delicious dinners

By anne Marie ToBin

It all started with one customer.

In 2017, the Perrina brothers —

Angelo, Lucio Jr. and Valentino,

owners of Toscana's Ristorante on

Bourbon Street — began prepping

meals out of Toscana's kitchen for

their father, Lucio Perrina Sr., following

his diabetes diagnosis.

Fast forward to 2021, and

what started as a labor of love has

soared to new heights with Nutre

Meal Plans, a meal-plan delivery

service that features some of the

tastiest and healthiest foods you

will ever pull out of your microwave.

A recently-aired "Good Morning

America" ad says it all.

"People think if you're busy,

you don't have time to eat healthy,"

said Valentino, the company's

chief executive officer. "That's

why we created Nutre Meals

— fully prepared meals that are

healthy, convenient and, above all,


Let's just say there's plenty of

truth in that piece of advertising

By Trea Lavery

Conservative internet personality

and former radio host

Dianna Ploss filed papers with

the Office of Campaign and Political

Finance (OCPF) Monday

organizing a candidate's committee

to run for governor.

The filing papers show a

Peabody address for Ploss, who

has not listed a party affiliation.

West Brookfield resident Lisa

Johnson is listed as Ploss' campaign

manager, with Wareham

resident Margot Walbourne as

treasurer of the committee

based on this writer's tasting of

three of those meals. Each one

was delicious; from the chimichurri

steak tips to grilled chicken

caprese to the 370-calorie baked

stuffed haddock, Nutre delivered

as promised.

The company features two basic

promises: weight loss and balance.

Options include breakfast,

dinner and a complete snack line.

Meals are available in fivemeal

increments (from five to 20)

with prices ranging from $9.99 to

$12.99, depending on the size of

the order.

Menus vary each week, and

customers can also buy in bulk.

The company delivers to Massachusetts,

New Hampshire and

Rhode Island, and recently expanded

to New York's five boroughs

and northern New Jersey.

All deliveries are made in-house

with 20 drivers delivering between

50-100 orders each day.

Valentino estimates that Nutre

delivers 13,000 meals to 1,600 active

customers every week.

The company's local base is

strong, with owners saying the

Ploss' website describes her

as "Massachusetts' loudest and

bravest citizen journalist and

freedom advocate."

"Dianna calls out all adversaries

of Freedom: Communists,

Islamists and Establishment

Republicans," the site

says. "Dianna is a staunch supporter

of President Trump and

his America First agenda … Dianna

never backs down. Dianna

never gives up. And, Dianna

encourages freedom lovers to

do the same!"

Ploss lost her talk radio show

on WSMN in Nashua, N.H. in

July 2020 after posting a video

of herself demanding that a

Spanish-speaking landscaping

crew speak English. Her Twitter

and Facebook accounts have

also been removed, but she

frequently posts videos on her

YouTube page.

Ploss began organizing

weekly Thursday rallies in support

of then-President Donald

Trump in April 2020 in Swampscott,

near the home of Gov.

Charlie Baker. The demonstrations

began as a protest against

COVID-19-related restrictions,

but soon began to include racist

majority of their customers are

young millennials, ages 25-35,

and people between the ages of 45

and 65.

"We have a very good North

Shore following but also do really

well in Somerville, Cambridge

and Medford with younger people,"

said Lucio Jr. "We also do

well in older areas, where people

want more convenience and have

dietary restrictions, particularly

low sodium."

Nutrition is the top priority

with every meal that Nutre produces,

which even extends to its

no-egg cookies. The company's

staff includes a full-time dietician/

nutritionist, Michelle Lucier.

"She's great at helping develop

meals with great nutritional value

that tastes good and also address

individual dietary needs," said Angelo.

Valentino said one of the major

reasons people don't eat healthy is

a lack of variety in food.

"That's why we go with seasonal

items and culturally-inspired

menu items," he said. "We knew

there was a tremendous opportunity

to provide things people want

but can't find. Plus, COVID made

people more aware of how important

healthy food is to overall


The company steers away from

preservatives, electing instead for

sustainable, fresh and locally-produced

ingredients, he added.

The company isn't just about

profit; thousands of meals every

year are donated to charity.

"We intentionally overproduce

so we can donate," Angelo said,

adding that approximately 90,000

meals have been donated to Citizens

Inn over the past few years.

The company also gave thousands

of free meals to frontline

pandemic workers and sponsored

about 50 nurses.

"They were fearful of being

in public so we gave them meals

to take home or eat at work," said


The brothers raised $30,000

partnering with New England

Patriots players J.C. Jackson and

Jake Bailey on an autographed

merchandise giveaway initiative,

which benefited ICU workers.

imagery and language.

The protests were the site

of the Dec. 12 arrest of Black

Lives Matter activist Ernst

Jean-Jacques, also known as

Shimmy, after a confrontation

with Trump supporter Linda

Greenberg. Greenberg was seen

throwing water at Jean-Jacques,

and Ploss, among other Trump

supporters, allege that he

punched Greenberg in response;

Jean-Jacques and his supporters

maintain that he simply reached

out to take Greenberg's water

bottle out of her hand. Jean-

Jacques' case is scheduled to go

"The Patriots purchased our

meals and matched it on top of the

purchase," said Angelo. "We were

the first in Massachusetts to do

this on this scale."

Steak tips are the most popular

entrée. And it's no wonder why.

"All of our steak products are

from Dom's Sausages (in Malden),"

said Lucio.

Valentino is the marketing

guru, while Angelo and Lucio —

described by Angelo as a "perfect

blend of brains" — focus more on

the culinary and operations side.

Angelo said the pandemic was

beneficial to the startup company.

"Normally, it would take five

years to get off the ground, but

when COVID hit so fast, it just

accelerated the process," Angelo


Next on the Nutre agenda is

expanding into retail.

"We're looking into expanding

into small specialty-food stores,"

Valentino said. "We have some

options and believe there is real

opportunity because we offer

what people want."

Right-wing activist Ploss organizes run for governor

to trial on Aug. 18.

Neither Ploss or members of

her campaign team responded

to requests for comment.


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A report of a motor vehicle crash at

11:11 p.m. Monday at 127 Washington



A report of shoplifting at 4:52 p.m.

Monday at Duddy’s Liquors at 134

Newbury St. An employee reported a

past shoplifting, which police said involved

two females and a male, who

stole about $200 worth of liquor last

Friday, July 30.



David Rue, 36, of 1029 Pleasant St.,

Schenectady, N.Y., was arrested and

charged with disorderly conduct and

indecent exposure at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday.



A report of a motor vehicle crash

at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday at 550 Lowell

St. and 232 Newbury St.; at 2:51 p.m.

Tuesday at 314 Lowell St.; at 3:13 p.m.

Tuesday at 299 Lowell St.

A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle

crash at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday at 6

Proctor St.

A report of an industrial accident at

5:13 p.m. Tuesday at Pilot Freight at 13

Centennial Drive. A trailer collapse was

reported. A truck operator reported that

he struck a bridge in Connecticut and

continued to drive, despite the integrity

of the truck being compromised. The

trailer collapsed at the loading dock

when two forklifts entered to unload.

There were no injuries. OSHA and State

Police were notified and responded.

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and entering at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday at

19 Perkins St. A woman reported both

of her unlocked vehicles were entered

overnight while they were parked in her

driveway. Nothing was taken, but items

appeared to have been moved around.

A report of an attempted burglary at

7:37 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Paleologos St.

A caller reported a man tried to enter her

home. She observed a firearm in the

man’s waistband. Police reported the

call was unfounded and the caller was

taken to Salem Hospital.

A motor vehicle breaking and entering

was reported at 11:03 p.m.

Tuesday at 40 Central St. Ryan Joseph

Hussien, 29, homeless, was identified

as the suspect and issued a summons

for nighttime motor vehicle breaking

and entering for a felony and larceny

over $1,200.


A report of suspicious activity at

12:12 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Sutton St.

A caller reported a drone was flying

around in her backyard.

A traffic hazard was reported at 5:44

p.m. Tuesday at Big Y Plaza at 637

Lowell St. A caller reported they were

blocking the road in order to assist

geese in crossing the street. The caller

was gone upon police arrival.

A report of gunshots at 7:41 p.m.

Tuesday on Crane Brook Way. A caller

reported hearing three gunshots while

walking his dog. Police checked the area

and reported the call was unfounded.


An oven fire was reported at 8:21

p.m. Tuesday at 2 Seneca Road. It was

handled by the fire department.


A report of a larceny at 1:52 p.m.

Tuesday at Amigo’s Mexican Kitchen &

Tequila Bar at 210A Andover St. A cell

phone was reported stolen.



William Phillip Todisco, 62, of 1

Lancelot Court, Apt. 3, Salem, N.H., was

arrested and charged with OUI-liquor

fifth offense at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of a rollover motor vehicle

crash at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday at

Route 128 North and 310 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash

at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Margin

St. and 68 Driscoll St.; at 5:12 p.m.

Wednesday at Sullivan Tire & Auto



A report of operating under the influence

of liquor at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday

at 50 Russell St. A caller reported a

suspicious motor vehicle pulled into his

driveway. The caller said he approached

the vehicle and found the driver intoxicated

with a half a container of beer

open. The caller confiscated the man’s

keys and called police. A 62-year-old

man was arrested (see arrests).

Suspicious activity involving neighbors

reporting rumblings in the area was

reported multiple times on Wednesday

afternoon, including reports on Orchard

Street, Lowell Street, Forest Street and

in Emerson Park on Perkins Street.

A report of suspicious activity at

11:24 p.m. Wednesday at 7 Webster

St. A caller reported an attempted

breaking and entering to his garage.

Two suspects fled, possibly through the

cemetery. Police reported two men had

attempted to steal a statue, but ditched

it on Wallis Street.


A report of an oven fire at 5:57 p.m.

Wednesday at Felton’s Crossing at 103

Brooksby Village Drive.



John B. Lynch, 40, of 200 Jubilee

Drive, Apt. 331, was arrested on a warrant

at 9:35 a.m. Thursday.

Ryan Joseph Hussien, 29, of 7 Fay

Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged

with nighttime motor vehicle breaking

and entering for a felony and on a warrant

for nighttime vehicle/boat breaking

and entering for a felony and larceny

over $1,200 at 8:18 p.m. Thursday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash

at 175 Washington St.; at 2:48 p.m.

Thursday at In The Cut, 5 Andover St.;

at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at In The Game,

535 Lowell St.

One person was taken to

Massachusetts General Hospital after

a two-car crash that occurred at 11:33

a.m. Thursday at 56 Russell St.

A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle

crash at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at

19 Winona St. A caller reported a large

truck pulled wires off her home.

A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash

was reported at 10:20 p.m. Thursday

at Lynn Street and Veterans Memorial


Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking

and entering at 7:22 a.m. Thursday

at 7 Franklin St. Court; at 12:33 p.m.

Thursday at Preserve North Apartments

at 18 Crowninshield St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking

and entering at 8 p.m. Thursday at

Gentle Dental Care of Peabody at 1 Main



At 3:11 p.m. Thursday, a caller from

400 Brooksby Village Drive reported

someone had put a sharp object into

her food. She said the incident occurred

yesterday, telling police that she had

found two sewing needles in her sandwich.

The woman had already spoken

with Human Resources.


At 8:18 p.m. Thursday, Salem Police

reported a red mini cooper involved in

armed robberies at two gas stations had

fled toward Peabody on Boston Street.

A 29-year-old man was located and arrested

(see arrests).



Robert Stephen Melville, 58, of 150

Shore Drive, was arrested and charged

with OUI-liquor second offense and

motor vehicle lights violation at 7:12

p.m. Friday.


A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash

was reported at 1:07 a.m. Friday at

2 Warren St. and 52 Central St.; at

8:34 a.m. Friday at Summit Plaza, 145

Summit St.; at 12:13 p.m. Friday at 136

Main St. and 8 Caller St.; at 12:56 p.m.

Friday at 30 Andover St. and 1 Hilltop

Drive; at 2:03 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’

Donuts, 672 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash A

report of a motor vehicle crash involving

a police vehicle at 7:12 p.m. Friday on

Essex Lane.

A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle

crash at 7:19 p.m. Friday at 105

Lowell St. and 6 Crowninshield St.

Robert T. Carella, 39, of 211 Sutton

Hill Road, North Andover, was issued a

summons for unlicensed operation of a

motor vehicle and leaving the scene of

property damage.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking

and entering at 4:15 p.m. Friday at 20

Berry St.

At 7:12 p.m. Friday, a caller from

17 Greenwood Road reported his

neighbor had threatened to shoot him.

A 58-year-old man was arrested (see



A report of a suspicious motor vehicle

at 9:28 a.m. Friday at Ulta Beauty

at 210U Andover St. Mall Security reported

a suspicious man was trying to

lure women into his vehicle. The vehicle

left before police arrived.


A report of an overdose at 4:33 p.m.

Friday at Hampton Inn, 59 Newbury

St. The person was taken to Salem



Vandalism to a vehicle was reported

at 8:19 a.m. Friday at Hertz Local Edition

at 108 Newbury St.

A report of vandalism at 3:49 p.m.

Friday at 112 Lowell St. Police reported

the rear windshield of the caller’s vehicle

was smashed.



Richard H. McNeil, 57, of 12

Downing Road, was arrested and

charged with three counts of threatening

to commit a crime, trespassing

and assault and battery at 10:34 p.m.


Nancy Mahely Vasquez-Martinez,

26, of 161 Central St., Apt. 2, Chelsea,

was arrested and charged with shoplifting

by concealing merchandise and

disguise to obstruct justice at 4:21 p.m.


Kristen M. Williams, 35, of 107

Lynn St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a

warrant and charged with leaving the

scene of property damage and assault

and battery with a dangerous weapon at

9:12 a.m. Saturday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at

8:02 a.m. Saturday at BMW of Peabody

at 7 Centennial Drive; at 3:38 p.m.

Saturday at 6 Centennial Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle crash

into a building at 12:51 p.m. Saturday

at 515 Lowell St. The driver was taken

to Salem Hospital. There was minimal

damage to the building.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking

and entering at 8:11 a.m. Saturday at

26A Endicott St.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 7

p.m. Sunday at 266 Washington St.


A report of an assault at 8:19 p.m.

Sunday at Whispering Meadows at 278

Newbury St.


A report of illegal dumping at 11:43

a.m. Sunday at Fairweather Apartments

at 20 Central St. A caller reported

someone had dumped a bronze statue

of a woman holding a torch and sword

in the parking lot by the dumpster. Police

reported the caller had only needed help

to get the statue into the dumpster.


A report of a moped on fire at 1:43

a.m. Sunday on Goldberg Road. The fire

department extinguished the fire.


A report of a larceny at 10:22 a.m.

Sunday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St.

A man walked into the station to report

he had lost his wallet and his credit card

was used at Stop & Shop.



Valdir Dias Luciano, 69, of 21 ½

Bowditch St., was arrested and charged

with two counts each of assault with a

dangerous weapon and threatening to

commit a crime at 4:05 a.m. Monday.


A report of an assault and battery

with a dangerous weapon at 4:05 a.m.

Monday at 21 ½ Bowditch St. A caller

reported his mother was chased out of

her home by her roommate, who was

armed with a knife. Valdir Dias Luciano,

69, was arrested (see arrests).

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Religious News

Congregation Tifereth Israel

The next Congregation

Tifereth Israel Shabbat service

is scheduled for Friday, August

13, at 7:30 PM. It will be held

both in person at our synagogue

at 8 Pierpont Street, Peabody, and

also on Zoom. The Zoom link is

sent to all members several days

prior to the service. To be added

to the email list, please leave a

voice mail message at 978-531-

8135, or email info@ctipeabody.


President Elliot Hershoff

Soloist Joanne Pressman

Congregation Tifereth Israel

8 Pierpont Street

Peabody, MA 01960

Tel. 978.531.8135


St. John Lutheran Church

Worship: 9:30 a.m., Sunday,

in-person and on Zoom

Bible Study: 11 a.m.

22 Ellsworth Road, Peabody


Church phone: 978-531-1731

Pastor: The Rev. Charles N.



For the Zoom link, please

email the pastor.

Temple Tiferet Shalom

Services and all other programs

are being held virtually via

Zoom and StreamSpot.

Services Friday evenings at

7:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings

at 9:30 a.m.

Rabbi David Kudan

Music Director Bryna Toder


Prayer Leader Gary Gillette

489 Lowell St.

Peabody, Mass


Temple Ner Tamid

Service Times

Sunday to Thursday: 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.

Holidays as published.

Join Us Online.

Services and all other programs

are being held virtually

using Zoom, Facebook and


Rabbi Richard Perlman

Associate Rabbi Bernie


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Contact office


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Peabody, Mass.

All Saints Episcopal Church of

the North Shore

Good morning and thank you!

All Saints Episcopal Church of

the North Shore in Danvers has

in-person worship, as well as

Zoom opportunities on Sunday

mornings and throughout the

week. Our webpage is,

and we are also on Facebook,

Twitter and Instagram.

In-person Worship

Join us for our modified service

of the Holy Eucharist at

8:30 Sunday mornings, with

COVID-19 safety protocols in

place. Advanced registration

is required (call the church at



Join us on the third Sunday of

each month as we prepare 40-50

bagged lunches for the food insecure

in Peabody. Contact the

church office (978-774-1150) if

you would like to donate food or

help prepare the lunches.

We also have the following

Zoom services and fellowship


Worship on Sundays at 10 a.m.

Meeting ID: 134 596 872

Phone: 929-205-6099

Coffee hour on Tuesdays at 10


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Meeting ID: 990 855 545

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Michelle Behling, Parish


Michelle Behling, Parish


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the North Shore

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Danvers, MA 01923

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St. Clare of Assisi


Our Parish family welcomes

everyone. We are not here to

condemn, criticize, or judge you.

Rather, we want to offer our love,

our support, and our prayers for

you. Your presence is an important

part of our celebration of

the Mass and when you are not

here, you are missed!

The Rev. Fr. Mike Otero-

Otero, O.S.F.


Holy Mass: Saturdays at 3 p.m.

St. Clare Mission (feeding the


Saturdays at 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mission Outreach Services

(Homelessness Outreach)

Call Jill at 267-481-5725.

Al-Anon Meetings

Find us at:

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706 Lowell St., W. Peabody

Sharing God’s Truth for Life’s


Small Group Worship & Bible

Study (in-person) - 10:30 a.m.

Sundays. For info, prayer or help,

contact us at 978-535-6186


Carmelite Chapel

Carmelite Chapel in the

Northshore Mall

Holy Mass:

Monday through Friday: Noon

and 3 p.m.

Saturday: Noon, 4 and 5:30


Sunday: Noon


Monday through Friday

11-11:45 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.


11-11:45 a.m. and 2:45-3:45


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Open Monday through

Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: 978-531-8340

To the editor:

Something is fishy off Pulaski

Street by the Waters River in Peabody.

The Massachusetts Municipal

Wholesale Electric Company

(MMWEC) plans to build a fossil-fuel-powered


generator. The peak capacity generator

would operate about 239

hours a year to meet the surge capacity

energy needs of 14 power


This makes no sense when a

battery-powered facility on Monterey

Bay, Calif. led to the closure of

three nearby peak capacity generators

powered by fossil fuels.

You’d think MMWEC, with

some of the highest percentages

of renewable energy, would know

better and not break the law of the

Next Generation Roadmap.

The Moss Landing, California

300-megawatt Vistra Energy


system, is the world’s largest lithium-ion


It is so effective that Pacific Gas

& Electric in July 2020, having

been delayed by the COVID-19

pandemic, began construction of

a 182.5-megawatt facility (“Elkhorn”)

provided by Tesla.

The MMWEC peak generator

in Peabody would operate primarily

during extreme weather events,

which are not the best conditions

for powering up gas turbines. It will

produce 55 megawatts, about onetenth

the power of the big battery

in California. At this scale, there are

alternatives to lithium-ion batteries.

Currently available are pumped

hydro, gravity-based, compressed

air and flow batteries.

Pumped hydro is the most common.

The hydroelectric station

inside Northfield Mountain where

the Deerfield River meets the

Connecticut River has five-billion

gallons of water in a mountain-top

reservoir. Electricity is generated

when water falls hundreds of feet

down internally inside the hollowed


These days, there is no such

mountain in Peabody. However,

a high water tower that rivals the

coal-fired power stack over Salem

might be a welcome navigational

aid out at sea.

A water tower would be much

more benign for folks and fowl

living along the Waters River than

would a fossil-fuel-fired peak capacity

generator. One could put

a restaurant on top, perhaps with

swimming carp visible through the

floor, and bring the Seattle space

needle home to innovative and forward

thinking Peabody.

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clutter and tripping hazards.

Contact your local community

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on exercise fall-prevention programs,

and options for improving

home safety.

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Josh Vadala says the district is not looking to make any major

changes in regards to COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year.


With three weeks to go until the

first day of school on Aug. 30, it’s

all systems go for Peabody’s public


“Believe it or not, we are in August

and the start of the new school

year is just around the corner,” Superintendent

of Schools Dr. Josh

Vadala said. “We had an entry plan

last year that focused on building

relationships with the School

Committee and internal and external

stakeholders. It was all about

listening and learning. Our next

step this year is to take everything

we learned last year and focus on

continued improvement going forward

into this year.”

Vadala told the School Committee

at its most recent meeting

that the district will follow all Department

of Elementary and Secondary

Education (DESE) and

Department of Public Health guidance,

which currently “strongly

recommends” masks for students

from K-6 when indoors and for unvaccinated

students in grades 7-12.

Students who are fully vaccinated

are not required to wear masks.

DESE “strongly recommends” that

students who nonetheless choose to

wear masks should be supported in

all cases. Masks are mandatory for

students and staff in school health

officers. Per federal public health

guidelines, masks are mandatory to

students and staff on buses.

“We know that things may

change over the next few weeks,”

Vadala said. “We have to be flexible

and need to be adaptive as we

were last year. But I was very encouraged

with the commissioner

(of Education Jeffrey Riley) and

the governor’s (Charlie Baker) recommendations.”

According to Vadala, while the

district will be meeting with Health

Director Sharon Cameron in the

upcoming weeks, the district is not

looking to make any major policy


“This summer worked very

well with optional masks, but we

may need more guidance as we

work into larger classroom settings,

so we will work with Sharon

to get further guidance,” Vadala

said. “Right now, I feel confident

following the DESE and DPH recommendations.

We can make more

recommendations, but we are not

forcing anyone to make those new

decisions at this time. I don’t think

we should have stronger or lesser

guidelines that we have now.”

Committee member Jarrod

Hochman said that while he feels

he isn’t sure he fully understands

DESE’s recommendations, he

doesn’t see any need to strongly

recommend students in K-6 wear


“Unless things change dramatically

between now and when

school starts, I really don’t see any

need to strongly recommend students

in K-6 when they’re indoors

to be wearing masks,” he said. “I

just don’t understand the need for

K-6 students to get vaccinated and

it’s the same with the students in

grades 7-plus.

“I think we should be 'mask

optional' and support people who

choose to wear masks.”

Hochman said he also doesn’t

understand why there is a federal

mandate requiring masks on buses

and asked Vadala to seek out additional

information on that issue

from the commissioner.

Committee member Joe Amico,

presiding in the absence of

Chair Edward A. Bettencourt Jr.,

suggested the committee convene

again on Aug. 24 “in hopes of having

more concrete data.”

Vadala said the district will continue

to offer COVID-19 testing in

partnership with the city’s health

department using the department’s

mobile vaccination clinic. He said

he is also expecting an updated

version of DESE’s Protocols for

Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios

guide. Currently, the guide exempts

vaccinated people from any

quarantine situations.

New Assistant Superintendent

of Curricula, Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Kelly Chase said she

has been busy talking with district

principals and senses there is a

great sense of optimism about the

upcoming school year.

“You can see there is a great

deal of pride in the work that has

been to date,” she said. “We have

a real opportunity to get back to

basics and engage in communication

to give us a real understanding

about our students and their needs.

“We are putting the worst behind

us and building upon the

strengths of the collaboration that’s

happened this past year.”



Citizens Inn will be hosting

an end-of-the summer virtual

cooking class on Friday, Aug. 20

at 6 p.m.

The event promises to be a

great opportunity, not only for

participants to learn a few new

grilling tricks, but to learn about

and support the Haven from

Hunger — a program run by Citizens

Inn — with a mission of

ending homelessness and hunger

on the North Shore.

“This is our third cooking

class we’ve put together over

the past year,” said Citizens Inn

Senior Development Officer Gianna

Langis. “It’s a unique way

to be able to stay in touch with

our audience and donor base,

and do so in a safe way during

the pandemic. Grilling seemed

like a fun way to end the summer.

“The cost of running Haven

during the pandemic has grown

exponentially and every fundraising

dollar matters. That’s

why these virtual classes are

impactful, and that’s why we

need continued support from the

community as we near the 18thmonth

mark of the pandemic.”

Haven from Hunger Assistant

Program Director Brianne Jurs

will be the featured instructor.

She will teach participants how

to cook a delicious meal using an

outdoor grill. The class menu includes

grilled pizza, grilled fruit

for sangria and a special grilled


“Brianne has a wealth of

knowledge in the kitchen, and

while she does follow recipes,

her main goal is to teach the

viewers technique,” said Langis.

“Bri cooks dinner four nights

a week for our takeaway meal

service. Depending on what we

get on that day for food rescue

or from the Greater Boston Food

Bank is what she ends up preparing.

“That’s why technique is so

important and her willingness to

adapt recipes with different ingredients

on a daily basis. It’s all

about catering to the preference

of the audience.”

Langis added thay Jurs is

hoping to show off several items

that many people don’t typically

associate with cheese pizza.

“She’s looking to highlight

some of the beautiful fruit that’s

in season right now and also

vegetables that people might not

think to add to their pizzas,” said


Adults will also be able to

make a vegetable dish. An outdoor

grill is not required as all

recipes are oven-friendly, Langis


An ingredient list, pre-class

preparation tips and Zoom meeting

details will be distributed to

confirmed attendees a week before

the event.

Throughout the class, attendees

will be updated on how Citizens

Inn’s Haven from Hunger

program has faced increased

demand during the COVID-19

pandemic. Participants will have

the opportunity to ask questions

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“This class also serves as an

opportunity for donors to hear

what Haven’s daily operations

look like,” said Langis. “We’re

in the midst of finishing up construction

of our second floor.

Our pantry remains outdoors for

the foreseeable future.”

Tickets are $50 per household.

To purchase tickets, go

to the Citizens Inn website at and click

on “events.” All proceeds from

ticket sales will be donated to

Haven from Hunger.






Haven from Hunger says

the demands made on its pantry

during the pandemic are still

higher than pre-pandemic levels.

The pantry operates Monday,

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

of each week from 10:30 a.m. to

2:30 p.m. Meals are provided on

a grab-and-go basis as the dining

room remains closed.

In the last 12 months, the pantry

has served more than 5,000

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Smooth operator at the Water treatment facility


Water treatment operator Eric

Clark works at the Coolidge Water

Treatment Facility to ensure the

city's water is safe to drink, moving

about four to six million gallons of

water per day.

Clark used to work in the automotive

industry for years but said

he was unhappy in that profession.

He then practiced photography for

a few years before he met someone

working in the water treatment

field who encouraged him to pursue

this new line of work.

To become a water treatment

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allowing access to certain aspects

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Even with this work and commitment

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consisting of an eight-hour shift

on Fridays and 16-hour days on

Saturdays and Sundays — Clark

said transitioning to this line of

work was the best move for him,

and he is very happy with it.

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Coolidge Water Treatment

Facility in Peabody.

working, I was like 'oh wow, this

is where it comes from, and this is

how we get it.'"

The process to get the water into

the taps at people's homes includes

testing the water multiple times a

day for chlorine levels, PH balance,

and turbidity (cloudiness).

When testing for these factors,

the water needs to be within the

state's standards, which Clark said

means there have to be low levels

of whichever element they're testing,

so that the water is clean and


If the sample is not up to standards,

then the chemicals need to

be adjusted so the problem can be


The testing, Clark said, takes

about eight to 10 minutes, and then

the water flows through a tank in

which it will stay for about 24 hours

while disinfection takes place.

On a warm summer day, Clark

said, the city consumes about 60

million gallons of water and the

plant produces about 3,200 gallons

per minute. Clark said it is important

to be on top of his work since

things can go south fast and decisions

will need to be made quickly.

"You don't want to be putting

out bad water to the city, so it's an

important job to be monitoring

that," Clark said. "It may look like

it could be a relaxing job, but there

is a lot to it, and I didn't know that

until I got into this. It's cool to see

the behind the scenes of something

that seems as simple as just turning

your faucet on."

Progeria Research


road races begin


It's road race season for the

Peabody-based Progeria Research

Foundation (PRF).

For the seventh straight year,

Team PRF is participating in the

ASICS Falmouth Road Race,

which will be held on Sunday, Aug.


The race has raised over $85,000

to date for PRF, an organization

created to raise awareness among

families, doctors, researchers and

the general public about Progeria,

also known as Hutchinson-Gilford

Progeria Syndrome. Progeria is

an extremely rare, progressive genetic

disorder that causes children

to age rapidly, starting in their first

two years of life, which leads to

premature death, oftentimes in the

early teens. PRF also funds medical

research and runs research-related

programs specifically aimed

at finding the cause, treatments and

cure for this syndrome.

The goal for this year's race is to

raise $15,000.

If you are interested in running

with the PRF virtual team or making

a donation, contact Mfino@ for details.

PGF's 20th Annual International

Race for Research will be held

Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. in Peabody.

The family-friendly event

features a 5K road race, a 5K virtual

race and a two-mile walk. Registration

fees are $29 for the 5K races

and $24 for the walk. Late registration

fees after Aug. 13 are $34 for

the 5K races and $29 for the walk.

The in-person 5K and two-mile

race will begin and end at Leather

City Commons, 53 Lowell St.

Virtual participants are free to run

a course of their choice. Dogs

are welcome to participate at no

charge, but they must be on leashes.

The top finishers will receive

awards and there will be refreshments

for all participants.

Participants receive race

T-shirts, which are not guaranteed

after Aug. 20. T-shirts will

be shipped to the continental U.S.


The event's lead sponsor is

North Shore Bank. Other sponsors

include Debbie Mendelson Ponn

(starting-line banner), Blueline

(one-mile mark), the Beasley and

Milbury family and Peggy and

Jody Pedro (dog stations), Alyse

and David Barbash in memory

of Sam Berns (watering hole stations).

Sponsorship opportunities are

still available, ranging from $100

to $1,000. For more information

about sponsorship levels or to become

a sponsor, contact Jennifer

Brickley at

or 978-548-5303.

All race proceeds will be donated

to PRF, whose research efforts

resulted in the approval of the

first-ever treatment for Progeria

(lonafarnib). The drug, which was

approved in November 2020 by

the Food and Drug Administration,

allows children with the disease to

obtain the drug via prescription.

Prior to approval, the drug was

only available to participants in

clinical trials. The drug adds two

1/2 years to life expectancy. Without

treatment, the average life expectancy

of children suffering from

Progeria is only 14.5 years.

To register for the Race for Research,

make a donation or to obtain

more information about PRF

or the race, go to

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Peabody West captures regional opener

By Mike Alongi

BRISTOL, Conn. — A week

off from game action didn’t slow

down the Peabody West Little

League all-star team one bit, as

the Massachusetts state champions

— now known as Team

Massachusetts — took down

Saco/Dayton Little League’s

Team Maine by a score of 3-0

in a pool play game at the Little

League World Series New

England Regional Monday night

at A. Bartlett Giamatti Little

League Leadership Training


“We came into this tournament

just like every other one — by

preaching what we do best,” said

Peabody West manager Mark

Bettencourt. “We just want to

come in here and do what’s made

us successful, and that’s throw

strikes, play good defense and

come up with timely hits. We did

all of that (Monday).”

As has been the case for much

of this summer, Peabody West

didn’t go crazy at the plate. Only

two players registered a total

of three hits on the night, but

they were all big ones. Jimmy

DiCarlo went 2-for-3 with a

double and two RBI, while

Brendan Kobierski went 1-for-3

with a home run and an RBI.

And, as has also been the case

for much of this summer, starting

pitcher Cullen Pasterick got

the job done for Peabody West.

Pasterick tossed a complete

game, allowing no runs on six

hits with four strikeouts.

In the top of the second, a pair

of walks put two runners on base

for DiCarlo. He didn’t disappoint,

lacing a two-run double

into the gap in left-center field to

give Peabody West a 2-0 lead.

Kobierski rounded things out

in the very next inning, smashing

a deep, two-out solo home run

over the center field fence to give

Team Massachusetts a 3-0 lead.

On the other side of the field,

Pasterick held it down. Maine

threatened with two runners on in

the second inning and a two-out

triple in the third, but Pasterick

quieted the rally each time. He

then only allowed three hits the

rest of the way, relying on the

stellar defense behind him to

help seal the victory.

Peabody West now has two

days off before getting back in

action Thursday afternoon (1)

against Team Connecticut in a

winner’s bracket game.

“We’re just going to take

things game by game,” said

Bettencourt. “We know what we

have to do out there to be successful,

and we’re not going to

deviate from that plan.”


Brendan Kobierski went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Peabody West in a win over

Team Maine in the opening game of the Little League World Series New England Regional

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North Shore Navigators

sweep Upper Valley,

win North Division title

By Mike Alongi

LYNN — The North Shore

Navigators are the champions

of the New England Collegiate

Baseball League’s Northern

Division and will play for their

first Fay Vincent Sr. Cup since


Thanks to Monday’s 4-2 win

at Fraser Field, fifth-seeded

North Shore completed a

two-game sweep of the second-seeded

Upper Valley

Nighthawks in the Northern

Division Finals. The Navs

earned the opportunity to clinch

the best-of-three set on their

home turf with the previous

night’s 5-0 shutout win in White

River Junction, Vt.

North Shore now awaits the

winner of the Southern Division

Finals between the top-seeded

Martha’s Vineyard Sharks

and fourth-seeded Danbury

Westerners, who are scheduled

to break a 1-1 series deadlock

during a deciding third game

on Tuesday in Oak Bluffs. The

NECBL Championship Series

will begin with the Navs traveling

to the South winner on

Wednesday before returning to

Lynn for Game 2 at 7:05 p.m.


As for the division-clinching

game, the Navs broke a scoreless

tie with all three runs they

ultimately needed in the bottom

of the second inning. Four

straight batters reached base

to start the frame as catcher

Cal Christofori (Santa Clara)

walked, designated hitter

Ryan Marra (Brown) was hit

by a pitch and shortstop Alex

Lemery (Marymount) singled

to right.

Right fielder Dylan Brazil’s

(Stetson) fielder’s choice drove

home the first North Shore run

before Marra scored on a wild

pitch during the next at-bat.

After Brazil stole second, he

scored when second baseman

Jonathan Luders (Seton Hall)

knocked a single through the

vacated right side of the infield.

Marra led off the fourth inning

with a single and was

balked over to second base.

Left fielder Jake McElroy’s

(Holy Cross) two-out infield hit

put runners on the corners, allowing

Marra to cross the plate

on a wild pitch for the second

time in the game.

North Shore starter Austin

Amaral (Stetson) worked

around a pair of first-inning

baserunners and then faced the

minimum over the next four

innings. Amaral finished his

second postseason start with

five total strikeouts and was

credited with a six-inning complete

game as the contest was

deemed official following more

than an hour-long rain delay.

Center fielder Brett Callahan

(Saint Joseph’s) scored on a

wild pitch and first baseman

Kyle Novak’s (James Madison)

run-scoring infield single cut

the Upper Valley deficit to 4-2

in the sixth, but the threat ended

as Amaral induced a double

play ball to Luders and snagged

a line drive back to the mound.

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Peabody native Heather MacLean runs in the women’s 1500-meter semifinal race at the 2020

Summer Olympics in Tokyo last Wednesday morning.

MacLean’s Olympic run comes to

an end in 1500-meter semifinal

By Mike Alongi

It was a bitter pill to swallow

early last Wednesday morning,

as Peabody native Heather

MacLean came up just short in

her pursuit of an Olympic medal

when she failed to qualify for the

women’s 1500-meter final at the

2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

MacLean ran a time of 4:05.33

in the second semifinal of the

day, finishing 12th in her race

and 21st overall. Her time was

nearly three seconds slower than

her qualifying run of 4:02.40 on

Sunday night and was four seconds

behind the time she would

have needed to get into the final.

MacLean, who began on the

inside lane, got off to a bit of a

slow start before quickly rallying

to move up into the fourth position.

She bounced back and forth

between fourth and fifth place

alongside Diana Mezulianikova

of the Czech Republic, but

around the 1:30 mark MacLean

started slipping behind. By the

halfway point in the race, four

more runners had passed her.

She made a move to the inside

late in the race to try and move

up, but there was simply too

much ground to make up. After

one final push in the final 30

seconds, MacLean crossed the

finish line in 12th place.

While the 2020 Olympic run

is over for MacLean, her story

is far from completed. She will

return to the United States and

continue running as a professional

for New Balance and — at

only 25 years old — begin the

planning process for potentially

qualifying for Paris in 2024.

State champion St. Mary’s baseball team to hold celebratory golf day

By Mike Alongi

LYNN — To celebrate its

Division 2 state championship

victory last month, the St. Mary’s

baseball team will be hosting an

entire day of celebrations, which

include a golf tournament in

Lynnfield and a night of festivities

in Lynn on Aug. 20.

The day will begin at 4 p.m.

over at Reedy Meadow Golf

Course in Lynnfield, where the

team will host a nine-hole, shotgun-style

tournament until 7 p.m.

The celebration will then shift

over to Lynn, where Gannon

Municipal Golf Course will host

a “Night at the Races” event.

The “Night at the Races”

event will feature toy horses that

will be named after players and

coaches on the St. Mary’s championship

roster. Those horses can

then be bet on and moved via a

roll of the dice. There will also

be raffle prizes, a scratch ticket

board, a cash bar and appetizers

running until 10 p.m.

Those interested in donating

to the day or sponsoring some of

the events have several options.

An overall event sponsorship

costs $500 and includes eight

tickets, your name listed on the

event program and mentioned

throughout the day. A race or

golf cart sponsorship costs $250

and includes four tickets and

your name listed on the event

program. The cost to play in the

golf tournament and have access

to the celebration afterwards is

$125, while $100 will get you in

as a sponsor of a table or a golf

hole during the event. Those who

would only like to attend the celebration

event can do so for a

cost of $35.

All proceeds from the event

will go toward a championship

banquet for the St. Mary’s

players and coaches.

Those who wish to register

for golf must do so no later than

Friday, Aug. 13, as space is limited

to 80 players.

For more information or to

register, please contact St. Mary’s

head coach Derek Dana, St.

Mary’s assistant coach Tim Fila

or St. Mary’s Athletic Director

Jeff Newhall.


The St. Mary’s baseball team, which won its second straight Division 2 state title this year, will

be hosting a celebratory golf tournament at Lynnfield’s Reedy Meadow Golf Course on Monday,

Aug. 20.

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Peabody, Lynnfield hold The 2 Cup tournament

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

From left, Janet Spanos of Amesbury, Anne Marie Twiss of Peabody, 2 Cup

organizer Maureen Fagundes of Peabody, and Deb Decillis of Lynn take part

in The 2 Cup Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser at King Rail Reserve Golf

Course last Friday.

From left, Deb Quinn of Peabody, Jo-Anne O’Brien Fay of Peabody, Maripat

Osborne of Peabody, and Doreen Donohue of Peabody take part in The 2 Cup

Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser.

From left, Kate Splaine of Boston, Patty Splaine of Hamilton, Joanne Diamantides of Lynn,

and Reba O’Donovan of Peabody decorated their carts with bras for The 2 Cup breast cancer

awareness fundraiser.

Standing, from left, Gail Anderson of Lynn, Dianne Hamilton

of Peabody, and Doreen Ortins of Peabody reenact the “see no

evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” saying with Michelle Teixeira of

Peabody during The 2 Cup breast cancer awareness fundraiser

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Peabody, Debi Mitchell of Cranston, R.I., and Carol L’Abbe

of Peabody take part in The 2 Cup breast cancer awareness


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and Marianne Shauan operated the beverage cart during The 2 Cup breast cancer awareness



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A Peabody West watch party at the Double Bull

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

The crowd of family and friends at Double Bull restaurant at the Northshore Mall explodes with excitement as the Peabody West team overtakes the team from

Maine 3-0 in the first round of the Little League World Series New England Regional Monday night.

Peabody West Little League manager Mark Bettencourt is shown on the television during an

ESPN+ broadcast of a Little League World Series New England Regional game.

Peabody West Little League board member Keith Slattery

cheers on the all-stars during Monday night’s watch party.

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Danelia Phayre found her groove on the patio in front of the

‘90s hit band.

Dillan Harris, a three-year-old from Kansas visiting grandparents in Peabody, stole the show

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SECTION ONE: That the Code of the City of Peabody adopted on January 9, 1986,

and amended, is hereby further amended:

That Section 19-96.2 entitled Fifteen minute zones designated Monday through

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Pinball wizardry at the Double Bull

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

Brie Swift, a player from Lynn, focuses in while playing the Stranger Things pinball machine.

The glow of the LED lights inside of the machine reflect off

of the glasses of Shawn Chastney, who came all the way from

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There’s a variety of pinball machines at the Double Bull, like The Mandalorian, Batman, Stranger Things and, of course, a Led Zeppelin machine.


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