5 Things You Need to Know Today, Sept. 11
Road closures, 9/11 anniversary and other things to know.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- The city will be milling Buford Road and Hunt Street today between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in preparation for paving. During that time, no parking will be allowed on those streets and motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
- Today is the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The Fire Department and Mayor Ted Bettencourt will convene the city's annual remembrance ceremony at 9:50 a.m. in front of Fire Headquarters.
- And later this evening, fallen firefighter James Rice will be added to the "Ring of Honor" outside the State House in another 9/11 ceremony that also honors all firefighters who have recently died. The ceremony begins in Boston at 5 p.m.
- The winner of the Ultimate Red Sox Experience this past Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays was none other than Peabody firefighter Ron Ransom, who won the tickets in a fundraiser raffle this summer for Haven from Hunger. "The Haven would like to thank everyone for their support, especially Dave McGeney and BCA for their very generous donation of the raffle package, Tom Gould for the donations of the ice cream from Treadwell's for the wonderful sundaes he made, to Mark Whiting and Simon's Mall for the use of the great space and last but not least thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who make it all happen," says pantry executive director Alyse Barbash.
- The Friends of the Welch School Playground will be down at the site for the new playspace cleaning things up Saturday from 9 a.m. - noon with some help from a dozen Endicott College students.