5 Things to Know: Council to Vote on Zoning Ban for Medical Marijuana

The City Council will vote tonight on a proposed zoning ban on medical marijuana facilities in Peabody.

Today is Thursday, Jan. 10. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. The City Council convenes tonight in regular session at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Among the other items on the agenda is a public hearing for the proposed zoning amendment to ban the production and distribution of medical marijuana in Peabody.
  2. Or...if you're more interested in the topics of identity theft and computer security, stop by the auditorium at the Peabody Municipal Light Plant at 7 p.m. for a discussion with the North Shore Computer Society and security expert Robert Siciliano.
  3. The Peabody High Concert Band has entered the RRS Gift of Music Contest and needs your help to win a $15,000 grant. You can vote online through Jan. 11. Click here for more details.
  4. It is an election year after all. The Committee to Elect Ted Bettencourt will be holding a fundraiser again on Jan. 19 (7-10 p.m.) at the Holy Ghost Society Cultural Center. There will be light refreshments, a cash bar and suggested donations are $25 per person.
  5. Math Night anyone? The Peabody Public Schools will be holding two Math Nights for parents -- Jan. 23 (6:30 p.m.) at the McCarthy School and Feb. 11 at the Carroll School. School officials say the intent is to show parents the math curriculum and how the subject is taught. Both events are open to parents at all eight elementary schools.


Saber Walsh January 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Thank goodness they are taking this important step to keeping us safe!!!!
Patriots Fan January 10, 2013 at 01:57 PM
The voters have already spoken and passed this law with overwhelming support. If you ban marijuana you might as well close every liquor store in the city while you're at it. Alcohol is far more dangerous, that's a fact. Wake up people and come to the realization that this is a good thing for our city, state, and country. Legalize, Regulate, Tax
Patriots Fan January 10, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Safe from what Saber? Those violent pot smokers? Give me a break.
Jilly Z January 10, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Well said Patriots fan, well said. Keep pot illegal, but let millions steal for prescription drug habit. Or drive drunk and kill? Yeah that makes sense. Wake up!!


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