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City Council to Consider Plan to Increase Liquor Licenses in Peabody

Here's what you need to know to get your week started in Peabody.

Peabody City Hall
Peabody City Hall
Today is Monday, Nov. 25. Here's a look at the week ahead in Peabody.

  1. The Licensing Board meets Monday (6:30 p.m.) in the basement conference room at City Hall. The board will be formally receiving applications and scheduling hearings for the full liquor license and beer and wine license the city currently holds. Also, the board has asked the owners at Oliveira's Steak House to come in to talk about recent violent incidents that have spilled outside the restaurant and have police again questioning if it's time to pull the license.
  2. Put your leaves at the curb this week for pickup. Collection will be on your regular trash and recycling day, although pickup will be delayed by one day, starting Thursday, due to Thanksgiving.
  3. The City Council also meets on Monday this week. The Industrial & Community Development Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. to discuss among other things, a request for a home rule petition to increase the number of liquor licenses in the city. The full council meets at 7:30 p.m.
  4. Thanksgiving is Thursday. The Peabody Public Schools will dismiss students for Thanksgiving recess on Wednesday at the following times: 10:35 a.m. at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, 11:25 a.m. at Higgins Middle School and 11:55 a.m. at all elementary schools. Over at St. John the Baptist and Bishop Fenwick, students are also dismissed early Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
  5. The annual Thanksgiving Day game between Peabody and Saugus is down in Saugus (10 a.m.) and Bishop Fenwick hosts Pingree this year (10 a.m.) to continue the rivalry.
  6. Black Friday means the Northshore Mall, Liberty Tree Mall and many other larger stores are opening their doors at midnight Friday for hordes of shoppers hunting for deep holiday discounts.
  7. Chanukah on Main Street: The Peabody Downtown Association and Chabad of Peabody are also co-sponsoring a Chanukah on Main Street party Friday morning at the Knights of Columbus. There will be food, crafts, music, a magic show and an interactive downtown treasure hunt with participating local businesses. It's free.
  8. Operation Troop Support needs some extra hands Saturday when it puts addresses on those thousands of Christmas packages volunteers have spent time wrapping and brings them over to the Danvers Post Office for shipment overseas. The day begins at 9 a.m. at the VFW Hall at 5 Conant St. in Danvers. Stop down if you'd like to help out and volunteer.
  9. Gymboree at 63 Pulaski St. is sponsoring a holiday craft fair Saturday to benefit Toys for Tots.
  10. The Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Class of 1988 is also reuniting to celebrate 25 years on Saturday at the DoubleTree in Danvers.
  11. If you're a member of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans, the Peabody post is heading to the Bedford VA Hospital on Sunday morning to visit with them veterans and volunteers are needed.
  12. Puritan Lawn Memorial Park will also be holding its 25th annual candlelight service on Sunday. Families can celebrate the season and pay respects to the memories of their loved ones while also supporting Haven from Hunger. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the food pantry.

Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Peabody.

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