Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks (including HBO and AMC), movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Peabody Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “Starting at…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Peabody firefighter Dave Limongiello is driving down to New York City Saturday with his pickup truck and trailer hitch full of relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Bright and early Saturday morning, David Limongiello will pack a few last things into his Ford pickup truck and 20-foot trailer, and he and a couple buddies will drive down to New York City to make a special delivery. The Peabody firefighter has been collecting everything from diapers to bottles of water to help out and bring some relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Limongiello said he just wanted to do something to help, and the best way to do that now is by meeting material needs of people who have lost everything in the super storm -- much of the hardest hit areas are still without power and many residents are living in temporary shelters. "I posted on Facebook and it just exploded from there," he said. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Employees help out, and you can too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, Va., and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help more. So for us AOLers and Patchers…
Friday, November 2, 2012
JRM says it is willing to collect tree debris from Hurricane Sandy if homeowners' chop it up in manageable bundles and set it at the curb during trash day. The city, likewise, will help remove larger trees or limbs down on your property.
The city's trash contractor is willing and able to pick up larger debris in homeowners' yards left from Hurricane Sandy. JRM Hauling & Recycling says limbs or branches should be no more than 3 inches in diameter and cut down to no more than 4 feet in length, and bundled together. Bundles will then be picked up at the curb on regular trash days. Also, tied bundles should weigh no more than 50 pounds. Although in the past the city has refrained from picking up storm debris on private property due to budgetary constraints and legal concerns, this time the Department of Public Services will be available to help with larger limbs or trees down. Mayor Ted Bettencourt said residents can call DPS at 978-536-0600 or call his office (978-538-5700) …
If you still have leftovers from Sandy, you can put them at the curb with the trash next week.
Do you have debris still littering your yard in Hurricane Sandy's wake? The city has scheduled an extra collection week for leaves and yard waste pickup with trash hauler JRM. During the week of Nov. 5, residents can leave their yard waste at the curb in paper bags or barrels on their regular trash pickup day. This is in addition to the previously scheduled weeks of Oct. 29, Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 3 for leaf and yard waste collection. “In light of the recent storm, we felt we should provide residents with an additional opportunity to dispose of their yard waste curbside at no charge,” said Mayor Ted Bettencourt. Take note: yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and all yard waste should be picked up no later than 3 p.m. Bettencourt'…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
City officials said the city fared well, overall, as Hurricane Sandy blew through Monday.
"The city of Peabody fared very well yesterday," said Mayor Ted Bettencourt Tuesday morning. Bettencourt said there were only several hundred power outages all told across the city as Hurricane Sandy blew through and no reports of flooding anywhere -- even downtown. "Overall, the city held up very well," he said. Wind gusts up to around 60 mph proved to pose the most danger on Monday, knocking down 30-40 trees overall that closed roads and took out power. City crews were still out Tuesday morning clearing trees and limbs and hooking power lines back up to homes. Bettencourt said the city was very proactive on clearing out any potential chokepoints prior to Monday, which believes greatly helped with averting flooding. He said Gardner Street…
Power or no power?
Did you lose power yesterday? How long did it take before it came back on, or are you still waiting in the dark? Let us know in the comments section so we can spread the word. There were a lot of trees, power lines, telephone poles and light poles knocked down in the hurricane and a number of power outages as a result. You can also check in with Peabody Municipal Light Plant at 978-531-5975 if you're still waiting for power to come back on.
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
The Danvers branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said, in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all Class D drivers’ tests on Tuesday, however, were canceled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. By comparison on Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday and Peabody took his advice. Schools will be closed Tuesday as well in Peabody as city crews continue the arduous …