Today is Monday, May 6. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- It's the Green Difference: Ten Peabody students were honored at the 5th Annual Green Difference Awards ceremony April 24 at the State House. The awards recognize "environmental excellence and stewardship" in schools and communities. Higgins Middle School students Marco Antonio, Mya Ingham, Ishmael Malachi, Jillian Jeter, Jake DeStefano and Diana Carbone, along with Brown School students Erin Rooney, Patrick Carbone, Cade Buckley and Mikayla Buckley, all received Certificates of Excellence. Several students also received Presidential Environmental Youth Certificates and citations from House members, and 35 Brown students and three Higgins students were congratulated as the 2013 Class of Student Ambassadors.
- Sports today: Peabody High baseball (12-1) hosts Swampscott today (6:30 p.m.), girls' lacrosse (7-3) visits Danvers (4 p.m.), boys' tennis (1-3) likewise visits the Falcons (3:45 p.m.) while girls' tennis (7-2) hosts Danvers (3:45 p.m.) and softball (7-2) travels to Swampscott (4 p.m.).
- The Fire Department says it will be continuing its annual testing on water hydrants in the city, focusing now on Ward 4 Precinct 2 and Ward 5 Precinct 3. During testing, you may notice some discoloration in your tap water.
- J Street: Adam Steinberg, J Street Northeast Regional Organizer, will speak at Temple Beth Shalom of the North Shore Tuesday night (7:30 p.m.) on “J Street: Active Advocacy for a Two-State Solution.”The event is part of the speaker series “Considering Israel.” The program is free and open to the public.
- Best Buddies: There's a slush social fundraiser Thursday at Higgins Middle School to benefit the Best Buddies program.
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