• December 21 2018,  Peabody,  Peabody Sports,  Sports

    Peabody boys’ basketball team falls to 0-2 after loss to Falcons

    By Greg Phipps Despite putting forth a strong effort, the Peabody boys’ basketball team fell short in its first two games. On Monday at the PHS Gym, the Tanners took a two-point lead into the final quarter against Danvers but were outscored by 12 in the final quarter and suffered a 64-54 defeat to the Northeastern Conference (NEC) rival Falcons. The Tanners trailed up until the midportion of the third quarter when Kyle Morfis drilled a 3-pointer from the corner to give the home team a 37-35 edge. Still in front 41-39 entering the fourth, Peabody saw its advantage dissipate rather quickly as Danvers scored the first seven points of…

  • December 21 2018,  Peabody,  Peabody Sports,  Sports

    Tanners Swim Team defeats Medford, 95-80

    By Maureen Shea   Still undefeated since their 2017-2018 season, the Peabody Tanners increased their season record to 2-0 with a win against Medford, 95-80. Without the diving portion of the meet, Peabody earned the top three spots based on the league-wide diving meet last week, at Lynn Classical. Isabella Forte took first, Theo Roan took second and Jonathan Atwood took third. The 200-yard medley relay team of Lily Bromberger, Alex Chau, Captain Kirsten Currie and Captain Will Connolly took first in the event. Captain Anthony Minichillo, Elizabeth Seredkina, Bromberger and Connolly took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Individual event winners include Currie (200 free; 500 free with a…

  • December 21 2018,  Peabody

    Sparks fly over Special Permit for auto repair shop

     By Christopher Roberson   The City Council recently voted 8-2 to approve a Special Permit application for Oronilso De Oliveira to continue operating Friends Auto Shop Services at 23 Upton St. However, the Peabody Police Department and the Collector’s Office had reservations. In an Oct. 30 email to City Clerk Timothy Spanos, Capt. Scott Richards said the shop’s employees had repeatedly parked a number of unregistered and uninsured vehicles on Wallis Street and Upton Street, which is a violation of state law and the city’s parking regulations. City Collector Christopher Morfis said that as of Oct. 29, the business owed approximately $3,723 in excise taxes for fiscal years 2015-2017. “Having…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Lynnfield ConCom takes A Walk on the Wild Side

     By Christopher Roberson   LYNNFIELD – After studying the results of a project completed by Lynnfield Girl Scout Lucy Madden which suggested five major conservation improvements, Conservation Commission Chairman Paul Martindale presented an idea that would become known as A Walk on the Wild Side. “As a result of her project, we decided that the Conservation Commission members should become familiar with each of the conservation lands, so we decided to pick one each month to have a hike in and to see the current conditions,” he said. The first walk was held on Nov. 10 at Bow Ridge Reservation, and the second walk was held on Dec. 1 at…

  • December 21 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library 

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library  Music at Eden’s Edge Presents “The Inside Story” The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce the first performance in the Music at Eden’s Edge “The Inside Story” series. This program will be held on Monday, January 28th at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. At The Inside Story, you’ll learn information about the instruments you know and some you might never have met. You’ll meet performers new to Music at Eden’s Edge, and learn more about the music we play and the history from which it has come. The music will be a mix of…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    PJ Library Tu B’Shevat

    Lappin Foundation and Temple B’nai Abraham invite families with children age 6 and younger to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of the trees, with planting, a PJ Library story, crafts, and light snacks. Sunday, January 13th from 11 am – 12 pm at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 Lothrop Street in Beverly. PJ Library Tu B’Shevat is a free program of Lappin Foundation and Temple B’nai Abraham and is supported by CJP. For more information or to RSVP, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins are welcome. This program is free and open to all.

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Letter to the Editor: A few reminders from the Friends of the Peabody Dog Park

    Letter to the Editor: A few reminders from the Friends of the Peabody Dog Park   The Dog Park’s first couple of months have gone well. We’ve enjoyed seeing your pictures of happy dogs playing. Thank you to whoever left a push broom to help clear the stones off the walkway in between weekly maintenance. Just a few reminders to share: 1) To open the gate, pull up on the black knob at the top. 2) Please remember to unleash your dog in the sniff space before letting them into the small or all dog play areas. Leashed dogs may feel threatened when approached by unleashed dogs. 3) Children under 10…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    LCWD ratepayers still looking for immediate discolored water remedy

     By Christopher Roberson LYNNFIELD – Although ratepayers of the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) recently approved a $250,000 study to look at the feasibility of drawing water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), a short-term solution is still needed for the 40 homes affected by discolored water. “Beginning in January, we are going to be looking at that,” said Constance Leccese, chairwoman of the LCWD Board of Water Commissioners, during the board’s Dec. 17 meeting. “We’re going to do everything we possibly can do.” Leccese said that earlier this year the district invested $50,000 in a “superficial study” conducted by CDM Smith to find the cause of the discoloration.…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Lynnfield ElderAct Club off to a quick start

    By Christopher Roberson LYNNFIELD – After its official launch on Sept. 12, the ElderAct Club received its first call to duty when the Merrimack Valley gas explosions occurred the following day, which set 40 homes ablaze in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover. Despite having “virtually no structure,” the club’s advisor, Ronald Block, said, the group still responded with a clothing drive to benefit the affected families. “We saw an opportunity and tried to do something to help,” he said. Block said the idea to bring ElderAct to Lynnfield surfaced “three to four” years ago when he observed how successful it was in Swampscott and Marblehead. “Everybody seemed to have a…