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Mayor discusses city priorities

at State of the Region conference

By AlenA KuzuB

Local municipal leaders addressed

the business community

at the 2021 State of the Region

address, naming COVID-19 recovery,

infrastructure work, equity,

and climate change among

their main priorities.

Mayors of Peabody, Lynn,

Salem, Beverly, Gloucester,

and Newburyport, as well as

the Danvers town manager,

participated at the event organized

by the North Shore

Chamber of Commerce. State

Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem),

state Rep. Sally Kerans

(D-Danvers), and state Sen.

Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)

also attended the event.

BETTENCOURT, PAGE 2

PHOTO | JAKOB MENENDEZ

Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. speaks at the podium during the North

Shore Chamber of Commerce State of the Region address in Danvers.

Distinguished Service Award presented

to Light Commissioner Orphanos

By Anne MArie ToBin

Peabody Municipal Light Plant

(PMLP) Manager Charles “Chuck”

Orphanos has been honored with a

Northeast Public Power Association

(NEPPA) Distinguished Service Award.

“This came as a total surprise to

me and I had no idea it was coming,”

Orphanos said. “To be recognized by

my peers and by NEPPA and others in

the industry is a great honor. To say I

am pleased is a huge understatement.”

“Although Chuck is required to be

on call 24/7 to address and respond to

regular light-plant business and emergency

situations, he never gets flustered

or impatient with staff and sets

a great example of a servant leader,”

said NEPPA Executive Director Bonnie

Biocchi. “Chuck provides leadership,

motivation, and direction and works

to establish operating policies and procedures

that will benefit future PMLP

ratepayers.”

Biocchi commended Orphanos for

his integrity and for putting “his heart

into everything he does,” as well as

being “extremely generous and always

(ready) to offer his time to help anyone

in need.”

She recalled an incident when

Orphanos demonstrated “quick

thinking and commanding demeanor”

in helping to save the life of a PMLP

employee who was at the light plant for

a meeting.

“Chuck used his NEPPA training in

AED (automated external defibrillator) and

CPR to prevent a tragedy,” Biocchi said.

ORPHANOS, PAGE 3

Superintendent

explains goals

and voluntary

COVID testing

By AlenA KuzuB

The School Committee approved the district’s

goals for 2021-2022 and discussed

optional COVID-19 testing in schools at

the meeting last Tuesday.

The 2020-2021 school year was

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Josh

Vadala’s first in his position at Peabody

Public Schools, and he reported at the

meeting that he had spent a lot of time

meeting with stakeholders, visiting schools

multiple times, and reviewing internal and

external documents and reports before his

goals were submitted.

“I also met with Parent Advisory Board

members, elected officials, and community

members to develop an understanding and

appreciation for the diverse needs and perspectives

across the city,” Vadala said.

Based on his findings, he has determined

some areas of improvement and formulated

two major goals for the district for the new

school year. First, he aims to build a strong

and supportive community among the district’s

schools by June 2022.

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Mayors discusses city priorities

at State of Region conference

BETTENCOURT

From page 1

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt

Jr. focused on revitalization efforts

of the downtown area and

Main Street in the last several

years. He said that the city

built a retention basin to hold

stormwater upstream to prevent

downtown flooding; streamlined

dangerous traffic patterns;

improved parking and pedestrian

safety; and welcomed into

the city many new restaurants,

shops, housing developments,

and the Black Box community

theater ― which he said increased

the foot traffic to the

downtown district.

Bettencourt also mentioned

such new promising enterprises

as Mills 58 (a shopping

destination comprising small

businesses housed in a refurbished

mill building) and Olio

(a 6000-square-foot event

space), an upcoming development

project at the old O’Shea

Mansion, and plans to open a

children’s museum downtown.

Additionally, the city will

receive about $11 million of

state and federal funding to rebuild

the entire Central Street

corridor up to Route 114,

Bettencourt said, including new

road surface, sidewalks, crosswalks,

and modern landscaping.

“Despite the persistence of

the coronavirus and the many

challenges we face, I remain

very optimistic about the local

economy and about our future,”

said Bettencourt.

Peabody was voted the

third-hottest real estate market

in the U.S. with houses being

sold within three days, on average,

after their listing, said

Bettencourt.

All of the municipal leaders

acknowledged the challenges of

last year in their remarks.

“I got to know many leaders

very intimately in the last 18

months,” said Lynn Mayor

Thomas M. McGee. “All the

leaders had to make the toughest

decisions without a playbook

and I am so impressed with the

work they’ve done together.”

McGee said that keeping

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Mayor Thomas M. McGee addresses the audience at the State

of the Region conference.

communities safe while giving

support to the businesses was

tough to balance.

“We spent a lot of money ―

federal, state, and local money

― through grants in our community

to top-priority businesses,”

he added.

Lynn directed 82 percent

of grants to minority- and female-owned

businesses, McGee

said. The city joined other communities

in launching the North

Shore Diversity Catalog to

create a single resource for residents,

foster collaboration, and

improve business equity and

diversity of municipal contracts

and bids.

Now, Lynn is preparing to

spend $70 million of federal

money under the American

Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of

2021.

“We want to make sure we

maximize those dollars,” said

McGee. “Make sure that they

last and that some of those investments

in 10, 15, 20 years

make a return on those dollars.”

McGee named a $25,000

equity-and-inclusion fund and

appointment of a diversity, equity,

and inclusion (DEI) officer

among the achievements of

the year, as well as equipping

police with body cameras. He

also said that the city has budgeted

$500,000 for a nonviolent

crisis-intervention unit, the

All Lynn Emergency Response

Team (ALERT), to supplement

and support police work.

“Hopefully, what we are

doing in Lynn will be a model

for other communities,” said

McGee.

Salem Mayor Kimberley

Driscoll spoke about two interrelated

sets of priorities:

housing, transportation, and climate

change; and equity, education,

and the workforce.

In terms of post-pandemic

economic recovery, Driscoll

said that the priority was to continue

incentivising people to fill

up jobs in restaurants, shops,

and the service industry.

At the same time, she added,

Salem needs to diversify its

economy ― from tours and

hospitality to life sciences and

technology.

Driscoll invited everyone to

get engaged in discussing how

local governments will spend

federal funding.

“We have state legislators

here, we have city leaders here,

we have the business community

here. The way for us to

leverage that to do good is to

come together and recognize

that,” said Driscoll.

Superintendent

declares goals,

explains voluntary

COVID testing

COVID

From page 1

To achieve this goal, the district

will work on improving

communication with students,

staff, and families using surveys,

focus groups, and interviews.

Staff will be encouraged

to participate in more

professional-learning meetings

to strengthen collaborative

relationships.

Vadala also wants the city’s

schools to build more partnerships

with community members.

The goal is to attract at

least two community partners

for each school.

As for student learning goals,

the district will work on improving

curriculum, instruction,

and assessment. PPS expects at

least 75 percent of all students to

meet or exceed expectations on

state and district assessments;

Vadala is also looking to reduce

by 50 percent the number of students

and staff who are chronically

absent.

The district is similarly committed

to improving social and

emotional learning for all students.The

hope is that 25 percent

more students will demonstrate

proficiency on Social and

Emotional Learning Indicator

System (SELIS) rating scales

by June 2022. SELIS is a selfrating

test that PPS uses for

grades four and up.

The Peabody School

Committee approved these

goals unanimously.

Next, Vadala presented two

COVID-19 testing options

that will be used in the city’s

schools. Starting on Monday,

Sept. 20, unvaccinated students

who came in contact with a sick

person will be allowed to remain

in school if they are not

showing symptoms. They will

be administered a daily rapid

COVID-19 test for at least five

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Dr. Josh Vadala is looking to

get attendance and assessment

scores up.

school days. Supplies of tests

have already been delivered to

schools in the district.

“We think that it is a really

important opportunity for us

to keep kids in school,” Vadala

said. Otherwise, unvaccinated

elementary school students

would have to go home to quarantine

even if they don’t have

any symptoms, he explained.

Families will receive consent

forms for rapid testing online,

which they will need to sign

only once. Parents will be notified

when their child is tested.

If a student or a staff member

experiences symptoms of

COVID-19, they will be able

to take a rapid test in school. If

the test result is negative, they

will be able to go back to class.

If it is positive, they will have to

visit their primary care provider

and get a PCR test.

The school district is not

going to do pooled testing.

Vadala said that rapid testing

is 100 percent voluntary and 100

percent confidential, but the district

will be tracking the metrics.

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New firefighters sworn in

during city ceremony

By Anne MArie ToBin

With the addition of six fulltime

firefighters, the Peabody

Fire Department took a major

step forward.

Chief Joseph Daly said the

new personnel will go a long

way toward helping the department

get back to its full complement

of staff.

"We've always dealt with

turnover, but with COVID and

fiscal restraints, and the academy

being shut down for a time,

hiring new personnel has been

extremely challenging," he said.

"We have plenty of candidates

here, but we are in the same boat

as many other departments who

are just trying to get through

the academy backlog. These six

new hires will help out a lot as

we are probably facing the loss

of another six to retirement in

January."

Geury DeLacruz, Shawn Farrell,

Marc Jesi, Daniel Lancaster,

Cody Raponi, and Joe Tardiff

were sworn in by Mayor Edward

A. Bettencourt Jr. on Tuesday in

a ceremony in front of City Hall.

Daly said the firefighters will

undergo six weeks of in-house

training beginning Monday. Following

that, they will each await

their turn to train at the Massachusetts

Firefighting Academy

Service Award

presented to

Light Commissioner

Orphanos

ORPHANOS

From page 1

Orphanos was quick to give

credit to the members of his

team, who sprung into action

when the victim went down.

“This whole team (executive

assistants Patti Sears and

Barbara Previte and Assistant

Manager Bryan Howcroft) reacted

exactly as it had been

trained to do in an emergency,”

he said. “We undergo training,

provided by NEPPA, annually,

and this was textbook. When

you take the training, it’s one of

those things that you hope you

never have to use. But when

you do, you can’t put a price on

it.”

A graduate of Lynn English

High School, Orphanos grew

up in Lynn. He graduated from

Northeastern in 1988 with a

bachelor’s degree in electrical

engineering and secured a position

with Danvers Electric as

in Stow.

"The academy is so backed

up, so we are likely looking at

some significant delays before

they can complete the program

and be certified," Daly said.

"Until then, we just have no

place to put them, but thankfully

while we are shorthanded, we

still do have plenty of bodies to

man all of our trucks and stations

and maintain public safety."

During the ceremony, Daly

emphasized the important role

that firefighters' families play,

saying "the role of the family

cannot be understated.

"To be successful in this field,

each firefighter needs the support

of his or her family," Daly

said. "Knowing the business of

family life is being tended in

their absence enables the firefighter

to truly focus on his profession."

Bettencourt commended the

new firefighters for choosing to

enter public service, which he

described as an admirable career.

"Firefighting is a true calling

and we have outstanding men

and women in our fire and police

departments who work hard

to protect our city," Bettencourt

said. "They deserve great credit

for the skill and professionalism

they demonstrate every day on

our behalf."

an electric distribution engineer

in 1989, eventually rising to supervising

engineer.

After purchasing a home in

Peabody, Orphanos found his

way to PMLP, where he has

served for the last 20 year; he

worked his way up from senior

engineer to assistant manager to

finally ― in January 2019 ―

his current position as manager.

All told, Orphanos has logged

32 years in the industry.

A member of the

Massachusetts Municipal

Wholesale Electric Company

(MMWEC) Board, Orphanos

is also a recent recipient of the

MMWEC Impact Award.

Orphanos was one of four recipients

of the award. James F.

Collins Jr. (Norwood Municipal

Light Department), Charles

Clinch III (Middleton Electric

Light) and Daniel Flynn

(NEPPA) also were recognized

for their service.

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Bettencourt told the new firefighters

that they are joining an

outstanding department filled

with honorable men and women

who continue to devote themselves

to public safety. He added

that he believes they have what

it takes to be successful and have

rewarding careers.

"By doing the right things

in your lives, doing well on the

civil-service test, and working

to improve your skills, you have

put yourselves in the position of

joining that distinguished group

of Peabody firefighters," Bettencourt

said. "I thank you for taking

on this challenging responsibility

and I congratulate each

of you for your hard work and

dedication."

Daly echoed Bettencourt's

sentiments.

"Firefighting is a very demanding

profession, to the

firefighter and their families as

well," Daly said. "It is also a very

rewarding profession. There is

no better feeling than knowing

you were able to help someone

when they needed it.

"I'm sure this has been a long

journey for each of you and I'm

sure you believe that this is a

dream that's come true. I only

hope you will still have that

feeling 30 years from now, like

I have."

Coffee with Corey

talks change at

Citizens Inn

By SAM MinTon

While a lot of the commonwealth

was able to take a break

from dealing with the ramifications

of the COVID-19 pandemic,

the same can't be said for

Corey Jackson, the Executive

Director of Citizens Inn.

On a video series titled "Coffee

with Corey," Jackson discussed

on Tuesday the gigantic

impact that COVID-19 had on

the organization. The Executive

Director said that they are seeing

people come to the food pantry

for the very first time due to loss

of housing or loss of employment.

"I think a lot of people got a

reprieve and started taking off

the masks, started feeling safer

doing a lot of things, but in our

programs it never really changed

from March 2020 to now," he

said. We are still fully masked

in all public spaces and in all

interactions with clients. We

are still doing a lot of the safety

protocols around the plexiglass

and cleaning and all of those

protocols that we had in place in

March are still being executed

today."

Jackson revealed that in this

recent surge of cases across the

country, they had one family

that they served test positive in

one of their shelters but that they

were able to contain and stop

the spread of the virus to other

families. He also stated that a

lot of people in the shelters are

not vaccinated and that Citizens

Inn is working with North Shore

Medical Center for these individuals

to be able to know more

about the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Work with individuals either

one-on-one or in a group

setting, they have either option,

to answer their questions about

the vaccine and hopefully clear

up any misinformation if they

have it," Jackson said. "Some of

these hesitancy issues are going

to be very difficult to overcome

and some of our individuals are

hesitant for legitimate reasons.

We need to do as much as we

can to educate or to inform what

we know and what medical professionals

know and hopefully

let them make the choice that is

right for them and we hope that

that will be to get the vaccine."

Jackson also said that the

demand of the food pantry rose

exponentially at the beginning

of the pandemic and has yet to

let up.

Another consequence of the

pandemic for Citizens Inn is that

they were unable to hold their

gala that Jackson stated brought

in $500,000 to the organization.

The organization is looking to

hold the event on March 11th

which will be the first time they

have been able to in two and a

half years.

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Police Log

MONDAY 9/13

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 3:07 p.m. Monday at

Budget Pools at 150 Newbury

St.; at 3:11 p.m. Monday at 62

Walnut St. and 2 Paleologos

St.; at 3:45 p.m. Monday at 192

Lowell St. and 1 Columbus Road

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity

at 5:07 p.m. Monday at 98 Lake

St. and 0 LIndauer St. An offduty

police sergeant reported

seeing a man, who was wearing

a white T-shirt and glasses and

riding a bicycle, put an inappropriate

sticker on the stop sign located

at the lake. Police reported

the stop sign was tampered

with, but there was no inappropriate

sticker on it. The sign was

resecured to the post.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:54

p.m. Monday on Fulton Street. A

caller reported kids were doing

graffiti.

TUESDAY 9/14

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday

on Foster Street; at 2:01 p.m.

Tuesday at Route 128 North

and 310 Lowell St.; at 2:06 p.m.

Tuesday at 253 Lynn St.

A report of a hit-and-run

motor vehicle crash on Wilson

Square; at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at

Macy’s at 210M Andover St.

A motor vehicle crash was reported

at 10:04 a.m. Tuesday at

84 Lynnfield St. and 74 County

St. Marcelo Dos Anjos Coelho,

43, of 75 Flint St., Apt. 1, Lynn,

was issued a summons for unlicensed

operation of a motor

vehicle.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism

at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at

37 Shore Drive.

WEDNESDAY 9/15

Arrests

Ryan G. Karakoudas, 28,

of 13 Fiske Ave., Lynn, was arrested

and charged with OUIliquor,

leaving the scene of

property damage, and improper

operation of a motor vehicle at

8:56 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday at

10 Centennial Drive; at 1:37 p.m.

Wednesday at Fire Department

Headquarters at 41 Lowell St.;

at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday at 119

Tremont St. and 50 Mt Vernon

St.; at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday at 2

Oakland St. and 118 Tremont St.

A report of operating under

the influence of liquor at 8:56

p.m. Wednesday on Union

Street. A caller reported the

driver of a gray Subaru Forester

drove the wrong way down

Union Street and sideswiped a

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vehicle. The suspect fled into

the Holy Ghost Mall on Howley

Street. A 28-year-old Lynn man

was arrested (see arrests).

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle

at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday at

4 Silverleaf Way. A 15-year-old

juvenile was issued a summons

for larceny of a motor vehicle.

A report of a larceny at

12:17 p.m. Wednesday at Ceva

Logistics at 5A Fifth St. A caller

reported four pallets of computers

were stolen.

A theft of a catalytic converter

was reported at 4:19 p.m.

Wednesday at 58 Washington

St.

At 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at

McDonald’s at 133 Main St.

A caller reported her middleschool-aged

son had his scooter

stolen by a high school student.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism

at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday

at 19 Tracey St.

THURSDAY 9/16

Arrests

Patrick Joseph Corning, 38,

homeless, was arrested on a

warrant at 3:07 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 11:14 a.m. Thursday

at 48 Andover St. and 2

Buttonwood Lane; A report of a

motor vehicle crash at 3:09 p.m.

Thursday at Northshore Mall

at 210N Andover St.; at 3:34

p.m. Thursday at 11 Livingston

Drive; at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at

310 Andover St.; at 7:24 p.m.

Thursday at 550 Lowell St. and

232 Newbury St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance

at 4:26 p.m. Thursday at 134

Newbury St. A caller reported

a motorcyclist was banging on

the hood of a motor vehicle and

making death threats. Police reported

the people involved had

left the area.

Fire

A report of a machine fire

that was extinguished by the

sprinkler system at 5:05 p.m.

Thursday at Access at 4 First

Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at

3:13 a.m. Thursday at 3 Tremont

St. The person was taken to

Salem Hospital after overdosing

on pills.

Theft

A report of package theft at

4:18 p.m. Thursday at Preserve

North Apartments at 50 Warren

St. Police reported the package

was recovered, but items were

missing.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at

5:54 p.m. Thursday at YMCA

at 259 Lynnfield St. A caller reported

her rear windshield was

smashed in the parking lot.

FRIDAY 9/17

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 6:02 p.m. Friday at

1 Summit St. and 0 Christina

Drive; at 9 p.m. Friday at 225

Andover St. and 2 Sylvan St.

A report of a pedestrian

struck by a motor vehicle at

10:45 a.m. Friday at T-Mobile

on Main Street. A pedestrian’s

foot was run over by the vehicle;

the person declined medical

attention.

A report of a motor vehicle

crash with injury at 12:03 p.m.

Friday at 494 Lowell St. and 2

Priscilla Lane. S

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:06

p.m. Friday at 6 Mulberry Drive.

A caller reported something

smashed the rear window of

her vehicle while it was in her

driveway.

SATURDAY 9/18

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 1:04 p.m. Saturday at

300 Andover St.; at 1:32 p.m.

Saturday at 84 Aborn St.; at

10:17 p.m. Saturday at 135

Washington St.

Two people were taken to

Salem Hospital after a motor vehicle

crash was reported at 2:11

a.m. Saturday at 8 Walnut St.

At 9:10 a.m. Saturday, a child

was reportedly struck by a car at

12B Blaney Ave. The child was

taken to Massachusetts General

Hospital.

A report of a police motor vehicle

crash at 9:20 a.m. Saturday

on Railroad Avenue

A car into a pole was reported

at 11:23 p.m. Saturday at

Covenant Christian Academy at

83 Pine St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery

at 3:36 p.m. Saturday at Life

Time Fitness at 210L Andover

St.; at 3:38 p.m. Saturday at 439

Lowell St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle

breaking and entering at 11:31

a.m. Saturday at 200 Lynn St. A

caller reported a catalytic converter

was stolen.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity

at 2:33 a.m. Saturday at 3906

Woodbridge Road. A caller reported

someone rang her doorbell

and fled the area. An officer

could not locate anyone in the

area.

Suspicious activity was reported

at 2:36 a.m. Saturday at

8 Beckett St. A caller reported a

man was looking through cars

on the street. The caller said the

man was going through backyards

and witnessed him getting

into a truck filled with trash. The

man told police he was sleeping

and then ran out of gas. He was

taken to a gas station in Salem.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:38

a.m. Saturday at 136 Newbury

St. While working at the gas

pump, a caller said he left his iPhone

on a stool near one of the

pumps. An iPhone 7, valued at

$400, was reported stolen.

SUNDAY 9/19

Arrests

Jason Panzarino, 46, of 321

Lewis Wharf, Boston, was arrested

on three warrants and

charged with two counts of

Class B drug possession, domestic

assault and battery, and

OUI liquor at 2:44 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 2:11 p.m. Sunday at

Summit Plaza at 145 Summit

St.; at 7:10 p.m. Sunday at 2

Tremont St. and 63 Central St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity

at 2:44 p.m. Sunday at CVS at

79 Lynnfield St. A caller reported

an unknown man was trying to

get into her car for a ride. The

man was wearing nursing pants

and carrying a plastic bag. A

46-year-old Boston man was arrested

(see arrests).

MONDAY 9/20

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 8:46 a.m. Monday at

314 Lowell St.

Complaints

Suspicious activity was reported

at 8:43 a.m. Monday at

Tannery Two at 12 Crowninshield

St. A caller reported a woman

was hanging out by the dumpsters

on Sawyer Street and

eating mushrooms from the

ground. The woman was gone

prior to police arrival.


SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

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Autism

Awareness

Fundraiser

For The Weekly NeWs

The 5th Annual Autism

Awareness Sip and Shop fundraiser

will be held on Thursday,

Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at Peabody’s

Black Box Theater, 22

Foster St.

The event was originally

scheduled to be held last spring,

but was pushed back due to the

pandemic.

“We decided to move this to

October as we were hoping that

most people would be vaccinated

by that time and willing to go

out and shop,” said Black Box

Event Manager Lisa Geczi. “In

theory, this should have been the

6th annual event but we missed

our 5th annual event due to the

pandemic. I didn’t want to skip

the fifth one, so we will be offering

a virtual shopping event

sometime in the future.”

One hundred percent of the

proceeds of this event will be

donated to the Northeast Arc

Autism Support Center (ASC).

The event is being organized

by Sugar Me Sweets Events of

Danvers and ASC. There is no

charge for general admission.

VIP admission is $5, which allows

early access at 5:30 p.m.

DJ Scott Sica will be on

hand to provide the music with

special uplighting displayed for

the occasion. The concession

stand will have a cash bar and

snacks will be available for purchase.

Several local artisans and

vendors will be on hand. Raffle

tickets will be available to win

prizes donated by supporters of

the Black Box and ASC. Several

ASC representatives will be on

hand to share information about

Northeast Arc and ASC.

To learn more about the

event, visit the Black Box’s website

at www.ne-arc..org/blackbox-events.org/

or Sugar Me

Sweet Events’s website at www.

sugarmesweetevents.com.


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WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Religious News

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 https://

allsaintsepiscopalnorthshore.

org/, 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 978-

774-1150).

Outreach

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

opportunities:

Worship on Sundays at 10

a.m.

https://zoom.us/j/134596872

Meeting ID: 134 596 872

Phone: 929-205-6099

Coffee hour on Tuesdays at

10 a.m.

https://zoom.us/j/201985541

Meeting ID: 201 985 541

Phone: + 1 929 205 6099

Frank Time Discussion on

the second Wednesdays of each

month at 5:15 pm

https://us02web.zoom.

us/j/85499949543

Meeting ID: 854 9994 9543

Phone: +1 929 205 6099

Morning Prayer on Fridays at

8:30 a.m.

h t t p s : / / z o o m .

us/j/96760775904

Meeting ID: 967 6077 5904

Phone: +1 929 205 6099 US

Perfect Paws Pet Ministry,

the third Sunday of each month

at 5 p.m

https://zoom.us/

j/990855545?pwd=YVN4bzFhOEpLZkY3Y1dxQkt2OTJMdz09

Meeting ID: 990 855 545

Password: Saintfranc

Parish office: Call 978-774-

1150 or email allstoffice@

gmail.com

Peace,

Michelle Behling, Parish Administrator

Carmelite Chapel

Carmelite Chapel in the

Northshore Mall

Holy Mass:

Monday through Friday:

Noon and 3 p.m.

Saturday: Noon, 4 and 5:30

p.m.

Sunday: Noon

Confession:

Monday through Friday

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

p.m.

Saturday

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

p.m.

Gift Shop

Open Monday through Saturday:

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: 978-531-8340

Congregation Tifereth Israel

Congregation Tifereth Israel,

8 Pierpont St., Peabody, will be

open for High Holiday services

in person. Rosh Hashanah,

Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Wednesday,

Sept. 8, at 9:30 AM. Yom

Kippur, Wednesday, Sept. 15, at

7:30 PM, and Thursday, Sept.

16, at 9:30 AM. All services will

also be available through Zoom

and a link will be emailed to all

members.

Congregation Tifereth Israel

8 Pierpont Street

Peabody, MA 01960

Tel. 978.531.8135

web: www.ctipeabody.org

North Shore Baptist Church

706 Lowell St., W. Peabody

Sharing God’s Truth for

Life’s Transitions

Small Group Worship & Bible

Study (in-person) - 10:30

a.m. Sundays. For info, prayer or

help, contact us at 978-535-6186

or office@northshorebaptistchurch.org.

St. Clare of Assisi

(non-Roman)

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.

978-804-2250

www.stclarepeabody.org

Holy Mass: Saturdays at 3

p.m.

St. Clare Mission (feeding

the hungry)

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:

https://alanonma.org/.

St. John Lutheran Church

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

in-person and on Zoom

Bible Study: 11 a.m.

22 Ellsworth Road, Peabody

Website: https://stjohnpeabody.org

Church phone: 978-531-1731

Pastor: The Rev. Charles N.

Stevenson

Email: stjohnpastor@earthlink.net

For the Zoom link, please

email the pastor.

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

YouTube

Rabbi Richard Perlman

Associate Rabbi Bernie

Horowitz

Visit our website

www.templenertamid.org

Contact office

978-532-1293

office@templenertamid.org

368 Lowell St.

Peabody, Mass.

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

Tabasky

Prayer Leader Gary Gillette

489 Lowell St.

Peabody, Mass

978-535-2100

www.templetiferetshalom.

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

86-year-old resident

killed in car crash

By Katelyn Sahagian

Northfields United

kicks off Sunday

For the WeeKly neWS

Join Us for Our Fall Kick Off

This Sunday!

Please join the newly-formed

Northfields United Soccer Club

at our opening ceremony this

Sunday, September 26 at the

Higgins Field in Peabody. The

celebration kicks off at 8am with

all teams playing from 9:30am

to 1:30pm. The kids, coaches,

and volunteers would love to see

you all there cheering us on!

Northfields United's mission

is to provide a more cost-effective

club for boys and girls (7-

It’s time to celebrate!

For the WeeKly neWS

City announces free fall

yard-waste pickup

Complimentary curbside

pickup of leaves and other

yard waste is scheduled for the

weeks of October 11, October

25, November 8, November 22,

and December 6.

Residents may, on their regularly-scheduled

trash pickup

day, leave their leaves and yard

waste in paper bags or barrels

for removal. Yard waste in

plastic bags will not be accepted.

Please note that haulers

may pick up regular trash first

and return later in the day for

An 86-year-old Peabody man

was killed Tuesday morning after

two cars collided, sending

one of the vehicles into a home

on Lynn Street, Police Capt.

Dennis Bonaiuto said.

Police responded to the crash

at approximately 8:42 a.m. and

found a two-car crash with minor

damage to a home at 35 Lynn St.

The 86-year-old man, who was

driving one of the vehicles, was

taken to Salem Hospital, where

he was later pronounced dead,

Bonaiuto said.

The driver of the other car

— which crashed into the residence

as a result of the collision

— a 35-year-old Danvers man,

sustained minor injuries but did

not seek medical treatment. The

other occupants, an adult woman

and three children, were not

injured, Bonaiuto said.

Bonaiuto said that the damaged

house was deemed safe by

the city’s building inspector. Nobody

in the building at the time

of the crash was injured, he said.

The Massachusetts State Police

Crash Reconstruction Unit

and Peabody Police Department

are still investigating the crash.

The cause of the crash has not

been released and no citations

have been issued at the time, Bonaiuto

said.

14) in and around the Peabody

area whose passion for the game

matches those in the community

who worked so hard to pull together

and make this club possible.

This celebration is for you!

Please let us know if you are

interested in attending by emailing

northfieldsunited@gmail.

com.

Peabody Police hot dog and

burger cart will be there serving

up free food starting at 11am.

Donations for "Cops for Kids

with Cancer" would be appreciated.

Thank You!

The Peabody High School

Class of 1970 will be having

their 50-plus-one-year reunion

on Saturday, September 25. The

event will be held from 7 p.m.

to midnight at Teresa’s Function

Hall, 20 Elm St., in North Reading.

s. Dinner will be served and

there will be a cash bar.

Any Peabody High Class of

‘70 grad interested in celebrating

with us should make a payment

to Michael Gargas at 70 Washington

St. Suite 312, Salem, MA

01970.

For more information, email

mdgargas@aol.com

yard waste. There is no charge

for this service.

Residents may also bring

their yard waste to the Department

of Public Services,

50 Farm Avenue, on Monday

through Friday from 7 a.m. to

4 p.m.

To accommodate additional

yard waste capacity and overflow

at Peabody's Public Services

facility, the city has created

additional space and added

new dumpsters.

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Ward 4 Councilor Ed Charest.

Incumbents in preliminary

come second place Tuesday

By Katelyn Sahagian

The two incumbent ward

councilors, Ed Charest in Ward

4 and Joel Saslaw in Ward 5,

took second place in the primary

elections to their respective challengers.

With only approximately

seven percent of the voter pool

casting a ballot in the primaries

on Tuesday, Sept. 13, wards 4

and 5 both showed a large support

for newcomer candidate

Julie Daigle and returning candidate

David Gamache.

Incumbents Charest and Saslaw

both said that they aren’t

worried.

Charest is running for his

third term as councilor; Saslaw

is running for his fourth.

“It’s part of the process,”

Charest said. “The primary is

not a good indicator of the final

vote. I would have similar feelings

if I came out way on top.”

Charest said that he feels he

will do well on election day. He

added that his record of speaking

for his ward shows his dedication

to his neighbors and that he

wants to keep working on finding

plans for building development

in the ward that will satisfy

both residents and the property

owners.

Saslaw said that, with there

being no citywide election besides

that of City Council and

Light Commission, he wasn’t

shocked to see a low turnout.

Rather, he was satisfied with his

performance at the polls.

“There’s lots still in play,”

Saslaw said. He added that his

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Saslaw said his main concerns

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WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Simon students earn grant for service

By AlenA kuzuB

The Simon Youth Academy,

a fully-accredited school located

in the Northshore Mall,

received a $3200 grant from

the Simon Youth Foundation

to do more good in Peabody’s

community this fall.

Program Director Seith

Bedard said that the money will

go towards transportation, materials,

attire, and lunches for

the academy’s students, who

participate in 50-80 hours of

community service each year.

“It was pretty fun. All the

students bonded and it also felt

good,” said Annie McGovern,

18, remembering how she and

her classmates made blankets

for kids at a hospital. They also

went to the Brooksby Farm, the

Greater Boston Food Bank, and

served food at a Thanksgiving

dinner for seniors last year ―

which included a little dancing.

“We don’t have a sports program,”

said Bedard. “To get

these kids out into the community,

to make sure that the

citizens of this town understand

that they are here to help,

it gives these kids more of a

buy-in. They feel like they are

part of the community. They

feel very proud that they are

able to do small things.”

The Simon Youth Academy is

a special program which is partnering

with Peabody Veterans

Memorial High School to provide

alternative and individualized

learning experiences

students in grades 9-12 who

struggle to succeed in traditional

high school.

“I have some kids who

are just not comfortable in a

building with 1,500 kids, I have

some kids that have illnesses

that prevented them from

coming to school,” said Bedard.

“And I’ve had kids who struggled

since day one in school,

and once they get to high school

they have a hard time understanding

that there is a certain

requirement needed for all students

in Massachusetts to obtain

a diploma.”

PHOTOS | ALENA KUZUB

Students work on personal computers during a class at Simon Youth Academy, located in the Northshore Mall, while their

teacher, and director of the program, Seth Bedard, right, tracks their progress on his laptop on Friday.

in 2010, after the Northshore

Mall and the Simon Youth

Foundation, a charitable organization

of the Simon

Corporation, pitched the concept

to the Peabody school

committee.

The Simon Youth Foundation

has sponsored 50 academies

like this around the U.S. The

academy is located in the

Northshore Mall. However, students

can’t exit the school directly

into the marketplace.

The school was built with

donated labor and materials

and students can attend free of

charge.

The academy typically serves

30 students each year; this year,

the number of students swelled

to 35.

“The need for this place over

the last year has increased with

the pandemic,” said Bedard.

The school provides a lot of

support to its students. Class

sizes here are not more than

15 students, while instruction

is more individualized and can

also be web-based. If students

are doing well, they can focus

on online tasks, while others

can get more in-person instruction

in real time if they struggle

to understand the material.

The school has two full-time

teachers, three fully-equipped

classrooms, and an open-concept

classroom. Students can eat

breakfast and lunch at school.

Bedard works very closely

with students and their families.

“Mr. B is hard on us sometimes,

but that’s because he

needs to be because in Peabody

High none of us did anything,

that’s why we are here,” said

McGovern, who would like to

work with special-needs kids

someday. “The students who

left didn’t understand that the

reason he is being hard on us is

because we need that, we need

that push to actually graduate.

We need him to come to our

house if we are not in school.”

McGovern likes that students

are not allowed to have

their phones with them during

classes, which she says makes

her concentrate more on her

work.

Kyleigh Daniels, who is about

to turn 19, said that she appreciates

that Simon’s teachers set

goals and expectations for the

students.

“They are just teachers who

know how to work with kids

that have different issues and

different struggles; they are

way better at understanding and

listening and helping you learn

than just the normal teachers at

the high school,” Daniels said.

Daniels said she almost

dropped out a few times, but

Simon’s staff convinced her to

come back every time.

“Mister B will hop into his

car, drive all the way to your

house, knock on your door until

you answer the door and make

sure you are OKay,” Daniels

said.

Some 200 students have

graduated from Simon Youth

Academy over the years. Many

of them went on to continue

their post-secondary education

at trade schools and community

colleges. Simon Youth

Foundation gives grants from

$4,000-36,000 to two grads

from each of the 50 academies

each year to go to college.

The Peabody High School

dropout rate decreased from

six percent in 2010 to 1.5-1.8,

Bedard said.

Additionally, half of the

academy’s students work in the

stores around the mall.

“That is life changing for a lot

of the families and the kids in

this community,” Bedard said.

“It is beneficial for our high

school; it is making sure that we

found an avenue for success for

the kids that just really struggled

in that building.”

The reception desk of Simon Youth Academy is decorated with student art.

Students catch up on school work at the Simon Youth Academy

on Friday.

The academy was established


SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 9

Sports

PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK

Peabody quarterback Shea Lynch, center, gets taken down

by a pair of Masconomet defenders as he tries to throw a pass

during a loss at Coley Lee Field Friday night.

Peabody can’t contain

Masconomet in loss

FILE PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK

Bishop Fenwick quarterback Steven Woods had 266 yards of total offense, one passing touchdown

and one rushing touchdown in a win over Arlington Catholic Saturday.

Bishop Fenwick runs over

Arlington Catholic on the road

FOOTBALL

By Mike Alongi

MEDFORD — Coming into

the year, there was some question

about the experience level

of the Bishop Fenwick football

team after graduating 18 seniors.

But with Saturday night’s 48-7

blowout victory over Catholic

Central League foe Arlington

Catholic, the Crusaders made a

definitive statement that varsity

experience may not be all it’s

cracked up to be.

After this weekend’s win,

Fenwick has outscored its first

two opponents of the season by

a margin of 83-21.

Fenwick quarterback Steven

Woods -- one of the only

players who came into this

year with varsity experience

-- led the way in the win with

266 yards of total offense (148

passing, 118 rushing) and two

total touchdowns (one passing,

one rushing). Running back

Troy Irizarry had a big day as

well with 103 rushing yards and

three touchdowns, while Costa

Beechin and Luke Connolly

each had one rushing touchdown

and Chris Faraca had one

touchdown reception. Beechin

also notched an interception in

the victory, as did Aidan Breen.

The Crusaders got things

going in the first quarter, setting

up their first score after Beechin

stepped in front of a pass and

picked it off to set Fenwick up

just outside of the red zone.

Two plays later, Woods hit

Faraca for a 21-yard touchdown

connection to make it 7-0.

Irizarry took over for the rest

of the first quarter, notching

scores on a one-yard punch

and a 41-yard gallop to give

the Crusaders a 21-0 lead going

into the second quarter. Woods

later added a one-yard rushing

touchdown late in the second,

giving Fenwick a 28-7 lead at

the half.

Things continued in

Fenwick’s favor to start the

second half, as the Crusaders

marched up the field on the

opening drive and capped it

with a 25-yard rushing touchdown

from Beechin. Irizarry

added his third touchdown of

the day a few minutes later,

then Connolly rounded out the

scoring for Fenwick when he

rushed one in from 13 yards out

with less than 30 seconds left in

the third quarter.

Fenwick (2-0) will have a

short week coming up, returning

to the field Friday night (7)

for a home game against CCL

foe Austin Prep at Donaldson

Stadium.

FOOTBALL

By Mike Alongi

PEABODY — The Peabody

football team’s defense had

trouble containing a powerful

Masconomet rushing attack

Friday night, as the Tanners

came up short by a score

of 35-24 in a Northeastern

Conference bout at Coley Lee

Field.

The Tanners had trouble containing

the Chieftains’ offense

in this one, allowing 494 total

yards.

On the scoring front for

Peabody, quarterback Shea

Lynch threw one touchdown

and receiver Danny Barrett had

one touchdown reception. Eli

Batista and Colin Ridley each

returned a kick for a touchdown

in the loss.

It was a bit of a slow start for

both teams in the first quarter,

with each getting forced to punt

after their first offensive possession.

But the sparks started

flying when Masconomet

broke through the line and

blocked a Peabody punt, setting

the Chieftains up inside

the Tanners’ 10-yard line. It

only took one play to hit paydirt

from there, as Sam Nadworny

punched one in from seven

yards out to make it 7-0.

But Peabody was far from

shaken, as on the ensuing

kickoff Batista fielded the ball at

his own 10-yard line and darted

up the field, weaving around

blockers and breaking several

tackles en route to a 90-yard

touchdown return. The Tanners’

extra point was then blocked,

making it 7-6 Masconomet.

But the Chieftains held control

for the rest of the first

half, running the ball to the

outside and picking up chunk

after chunk of yardage on the

ground. Mat Nadworny added a

five-yard touchdown run of his

own, then Masconomet quarterback

Matt Richardson hit

tight end Tyler McMahon for a

36-yard touchdown pass down

the seam to make it 21-6. After

Richardson tucked the ball and

galloped for a 28-yard touchdown

of his own, Masconomet

took a 28-6 lead into the halftime

break.

But Peabody continued to

fight, once again getting a spark

when Ridley broke free and

took the opening kickoff of

the second half 85 yards to the

house — making it a two-score

game at 28-14.

The Tanners added a 27-yard

field goal from Scalese late in

the third quarter to get within

11 points, but then Masconomet

got a huge touchdown from Mat

Nadworny to push the lead back

to 35-17 with about six minutes

to play.

Lynch led the Tanners on

one more scoring drive, hitting

Barrett for an 11-yard touchdown

to make it 35-24, but that

was as close as Peabody would

get.

Peabody (1-1) hosts Beverly

Friday (7) back at Coley Lee

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

Golf

Lynnfield at Manchester-Essex (3)

Beverly at Peabody (4)

Boys Soccer

Gloucester at Peabody (4)

Girls Soccer

Peabody at Gloucester (4:30)

Field Hockey

St. Mary’s at Bishop Fenwick (4)

Newburyport at Lynnfield (4:15)

Volleyball

Austin Prep at Bishop Fenwick (5:30)

Lynnfield at Hamilton-Wenham (5:30)

FRIDAY

Football

Ipswich at Lynnfield (6:30)

Beverly at Peabody (7)

Austin Prep at Bishop Fenwick (7)

Boys Soccer

Lynnfield at Masconomet (4)

Field Hockey

Peabody at Saugus (4)

Lynnfield at Tyngsborough (4)

Volleyball

Central Catholic at Peabody (5:45)

SATURDAY

Boys Soccer

Billerica at Peabody (2)

Girls Soccer

Danvers at Lynnfield (10)

Cross Country

Bishop Fenwick at Frank Kelley Invitational (9)

St. John’s Prep at Ocean State Invitational (TBD)

MONDAY

Golf

Gloucester at Peabody (4)

Boys Soccer

Lynnfield at Pentucket (3:45)

Bishop Fenwick at Archbishop Williams (5:15)

Girls Soccer

Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick (3:30)

Pentucket at Lynnfield (3:45)

Field Hockey

Revere at Peabody (4)

Danvers at Bishop Fenwick (7)

Volleyball

Newburyport at Lynnfield (5:30)

TUESDAY

Golf

Catholic Memorial at St. John’s Prep (3)

Lynnfield at Triton (3:30)

Peabody at Gloucester (4)

Girls Soccer

Peabody at Beverly (4)

Field Hockey

Lynnfield at Pentucket (3:45)

Volleyball

Peabody at Saugus (5:15)

Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick (5:30)

Cross Country

Bishop Fenwick, St. Mary’s at CCL Freshman/

Sophomore Meet (4)

WEDNESDAY

Golf

Essex Tech at Lynnfield (3)

Peabody at Saugus (4)

Boys Soccer

Lynnfield at Georgetown (3:45)

Beverly at Peabody (6)

Girls Soccer

Georgetown at Lynnfield (6)

Field Hockey

Peabody at Beverly (4)

Volleyball

Lynnfield at Ipswich (5:30)

Cross Country

Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:30)

FILE PHOTO

Bishop Fenwick’s Tony Novack continued his strong season on Thursday, putting up 38 points in

a win over St. Mary’s at The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course.

Bishop Fenwick outlasts

St. Mary’s for season sweep

GOLF

By Mike Alongi

PEABODY ― The Bishop

Fenwick golf team notched a

pretty significant accomplishment

Thursday afternoon, tallying

a 150-135 victory over

Catholic Central League rival

St. Mary’s at The Meadow at

Peabody Golf Course. With the

win, the Crusaders swept both

matches with the Spartans this

season.

“This was a big match for

us and both teams ended up

playing a lot of young guys,”

said Fenwick coach Jim

McHugh. “Our depth really

worked to our advantage in this

one, and we were able to get a

lot of points from the bottom

half of our lineup to pull out the

win.”

Tony Novack led the charge

for the Fenwick golf team, putting

up a match-high 38 points.

Leo Schroeder added 30 points

in the victory, while Louis

Spychalski scored 25 points

and Gianni Mercado scored 16

points.

Despite missing No. 1 player

Aidan Emmerich in the lineup

on Thursday, the Spartans still

got strong performances from

Andrew Potter (26 points) and

Eric Bridges (20 points). Sean

Mathers, Shea Newhall and

Brendan Zollo each scored 19

points in the loss, while Kyle

Rush added 17 points.

“Missing your top player in

a match always hurts, but we

made a good run there and had a

chance,” said St. Mary’s coach

Jay Fiste. “We ended up getting

caught on a couple of tough

holes and that ended up being

the difference.”

A big part of Fenwick’s win

was the team’s home-course

advantage at The Meadow, a

notoriously tricky course that

has plenty of trouble in store for

inexperienced players.

“It’s definitely a little intimidating

for visiting teams,”

McHugh said of The Meadow.

“You have to put the ball in

the right positions out there,

and there are a couple of holes

where you can really get into

trouble.”

While the result wasn’t what

Fiste was hoping for, he was

encouraged by the fact that

his young lineup is starting to

round into form as the season

hits its home stretch.

“Our young guys really are

starting to round into form,”

said Fiste. “We’re trying to get

them into matches, and they’re

playing a lot of golf lately.

We’re hoping that will really

benefit us as we get closer to the

state tournament.”

Fenwick is now 4-1 on the

season.

“I said to the guys after the

match, ‘it’s like Bon Jovi, we’re

halfway there,’” said McHugh.

“We really have to bear down

now and push hard from now

until tournament time.”

St. Mary’s currently sits at

4-4.

“We’ve got a big week next

week with four matches, so

we’re hoping we can come

out of there with a winning

record and put ourselves in a

good position to make the state

tournament.”

FILE PHOTO

Bishop Fenwick’s Rayne Millett had one goal and one assist in

a win over Central Catholic Tuesday afternoon

By Mike Alongi

Bishop Fenwick

stays unbeaten

FIELD HOCKEY

The Bishop Fenwick field

hockey team picked up a big

non-conference win to keep its

unbeaten season alive, knocking

off Central Catholic by a score of

2-1 on Tuesday.

Rayne Millett led the offensive

charge for the Crusaders

with one goal and an assist, while

Emma Perry scored a goal and

Arianna Costello had an assist.

Emily McPhail, Grace Morey

and Zoe Elwell also played well

in the win, while goalie Sedona

Lawson notched six saves.

Fenwick (3-0-1) hosts St.

Mary’s Thursday (4).


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FILE PHOTO

Peabody’s Sarah Broughton serves the ball in a win over

Marblehead.

Peabody shuts out

Marblehead 3-zip

VOLLEYBALL

By Mike Alongi

MARBLEHEAD — The

Peabody volleyball team got off

to a fast start and never looked

back Tuesday evening, rolling to

a 3-0 victory over Northeastern

Conference foe Marblehead on

the road. The Tanners won by set

scores of 25-6, 25-20, 25-23.

“This was definitely a win we

needed after starting off the year

with two losses,” said Peabody

coach Lisa Keene. “Marblehead

is always a great team to play

against, and it’s always nice to

pull out a win against a tough

NEC team.”

Allie Flewelling and Sarah

Broughton were dominant on

the service line, combining for

27 service points while each

notching four kills as well.

“The girls played great out

there, and it was really led by our

serving,” said Keene. “We just

got on a roll early and we were

able to ride the momentum from

there.”

Isabel Bettencourt had six

kills and five aces, while Abby

Bettencourt had 13 assists and

three kills. Lauren Mendonca

added four kills in the win.

For Marblehead, Lilah

Thompson led the way with eight

kills and Keira Sweetnam added

seven kills. Caitlin Parkman had

12 assists in the loss, while Julia

Potvin notched 19 serves.

“I think we just started out flat

and were never really able to get

into a groove,” said Marblehead

coach Killeen Miller. “We struggled

with our consistency and our

communication still isn’t where

it needs to be, and the results

showed that.”

For Miller, the fact that her

team was able to fight back after

a tough start and keep getting

better throughout the match was

a positive sign.

“It’s definitely a good thing

that we didn’t pack it in after that

first set and we kept fighting,”

said Miller. “But when you’re not

playing consistently, those mistakes

end up piling up and that’s

what happened to us. We just

couldn’t overcome the unforced

errors.”

On the other side, Keene was

glad to see her young team not

get rattled when Marblehead was

making its runs.

“We had a lot of girls cycling

through and getting playing

time, and everyone stepped up

to keep us ahead,” said Keene.

“You know a good team like

Marblehead is always going to

make a run, so I was happy with

how we withstood the charge and

held on to win.”

Marblehead (1-1) travels to

Austin Prep Friday (5).

“I think one of the big things

for us is we need to change things

up on offense to be able to score

more,” said Miller. “We need to

be able to terminate the ball from

anywhere on the floor, so we’re

going to work on some things in

practice and see if we can make

something happen.”

Peabody (1-2) hosts Central

Catholic Friday (5:30).

“We’re so excited to get back

out there in front of our home

crowd and hear those cheers,”

said Keene. “It’ll be so nice to

have friends and family there

to support us, and hopefully we

can come out with another good

effort.”

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A look back at last week’s sports in Peabody

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak & Jakob Menendez

Peabody’s Domenic Scalese kicks a field goal against Masconomet Friday night

at Coley Lee Field.

Peabody’s Michael Perez flies through the air as he tries to block a Masconomet

punt.

Peabody’s Daviel Canela breaks through the Masconomet defensive line as he rushes the ball.

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Bishop Fenwick’s Ella Morgan moves the ball up the field

during a win over St. Mary’s Monday night.


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ELVIS LIVES! in Peabody

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Jeff Krick Jr. brought Elvis back to life at Peabody’s

Black Box theater on Saturday, where he performed his

tribute to the King, ELVIS LIVES!

Elvis shows off his sideburns and his infamous

pelvis while performing classic rock-and-roll dance

moves on Saturday night.

Krick, who is also Altantic City’s resident Elvis, is a twotime

Fan Favorite Award winner and three-time top 10

finalist at the Ocean City, MD Elvis Festival.

Elvis serenades his audience at the Black Box with some old favorites. Krick is a staple at the Atlantic City

Boardwalk Showroom, and has also performed in Hawaii and Las Vegas.


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Peabody Fire Dept. swears in six

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

Six new firefighters, from left, Shaun Farrell, Daniel Lancaster, Joe Tardiff, Marc Jesi, Cody Raponi, and

Geury De La Cruz were sworn in at City Hall on Monday, Sept. 13, with Chief Joseph Daly, center left, and

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr., center right, presiding over the ceremony.

Cody Raponi holds his newly-minted Peabody Fire

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