- Students and staff of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School now get to break in some brand new furniture in the school cafeteria. New tables and chairs were installed over winter vacation as part of a makeover to give the cafeteria more of a modern feel, says Schools Superintendent Joe Mastrocola. Plus, the new furniture is more practical and creates more of an all-purpose space, he said. The project was led and supported by Mayor Ted Bettencourt and the School Committee. It was paid for with $136,000 out of a $5.1 million bond order the City Council approved this past fall.
- Did you know you can park behind City Hall again? The cranes and heavy machinery are gone now and all the entrances to the building are accessible, as the extensive roof repair project is mostly completed at this point.
- Children's author and illustrator Carla Marerro will be visiting the Children's Room Saturday (11 a.m. - noon) at the Main Branch Library for a reading of her book "Mimsie's Mouse," which is a story about a cat geared toward children ages 2-8. Afterward, Marerro will lead a story-themed craft. Books will be available as well.
- The Peabody Republican City Committee will be meeting Jan. 16 at the West Branch Library (7 p.m.). Delegates will be chosen then to represent Peabody at the Mass. GOP State Convention in the spring.
- If you have a live Christmas tree and still need to dispose of it, you can just set it at the curb with your trash. Unlike other surrounding communities, Peabody does not schedule a specific collection day for trees.
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