Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Peabody resident Phil Richard, who owns an insurance firm in Danvers, is encouraging young drivers to sign up for a crash prevention training program and helping make the program more affordable for them.
Driving lessons can be expensive, and these ones are no exception, which is why Peabody resident Phil Richard, who owns an insurance firm in Danvers, is helping subsidize the cost for students and parents. Richard will help pay the fee for In Control Crash Prevention Training for Peabody residents, whether they attend Peabody Veterans Memorial High School or another private school. The program normally costs $350 for 4-1/2 hours of intense training with professional drivers on a challenging course, but that price has now been reduced to $200 per person for Peabody's young drivers. Richard, whose own children have attended PVMHS, approached the School Committee recently for approval to begin a formal partnership with the district. The …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Catarina Rocha says she's taking a well-deserved, if short, break from running after placing 7th at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships. She'll be back running indoor track soon enough.
Peabody's Catarina Rocha competed against 39 of the best female high school runners in the country and placed 7th in the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. Breaking the top 10, gave her All-American status. "It feels great," Rocha said. "There are 10 girls from each region: West, Midwest, Northeast (which I'm in), and South. It's only my second year running cross country. Freshman year, I [played] varsity soccer." The course was 3.1 miles and Rocha covered it in just 17:38, an improvement from her performance at last year's national championships -- 18:34 minutes in 31st place. Her uncle, Fernando Braz, the track coach at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, noted her performance…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School poets comment on their inspiration for their chosen poems, which they read Monday night at West Branch library.
Many of these poems performed in the Teen Poetry Slam Monday night at the West Branch Library are written from the heart, as they reference the poets' real-life relationship struggles. Each selected poem has a meaning behind it. In "Without You," senior Kristian "The Riser" Bandeira discusses his lingering love for his ex-girlfriend, and how he just can't live without her throughout six stanzas. He did an improv piece about their relationship, too. In 10-stanza, 1-1/2-minute "Hate You" and in an untitled two stanza, one-minute poem, junior Jessie Nocella read directly from her thoughts about heartbreak and the world literally coming to an end. In "A Break," senior Victoria-Lynn "Tori" Alberti discusses her feelings for an ex-boyfriend, but…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
PVMHS Assistant Principal Buckley, a cancer survivor, says donors greatly needed.
It saved Eric 'Buck' Buckley's life, and he hopes to give that chance back to other cancer survivors. He and his wife, Erin, will host a bone marrow drive this Saturday at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. Buckley, a Peabody native, is the assistant principal of PVMHS and is in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the blood, which he is now recovering from thanks to a successful stem cell transplant. Buckley was initially diagnosed in the spring of 2009 with Hodgkin's lymphoma and chemotherapy treatments that summer were not successful. Recurrent Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma was the diagnosis the following January, leading to a more difficult chemo regimen that summer and a stem cell transplant of his own cells in …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Peabody fell into an early three-touchdown hole and couldn’t climb itself out.
- Jay Oza
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Peabody High quarterback Jason Hiou had his best game of the season as he passed the ball for 118 yards, but the Peabody offensive line could not hold the North Andover pass rush at bay for long enough. North Andover forced Peabody to throw the ball early and often because of three first quarter touchdowns. “I don’t know what it is about the slow starts, but we have no excuses,” said Tanners head coach Scott Wlasuk. Peabody fell 35-10 at home last night. The Tanners fought back with a spread offense, but North Andover’s attacking defense penetrated the Peabody offensive line throughout the night. North Andover’s John Iannone opened up the scoring with a five-yard run. Ianonne was the go-to-guy for North Andover last night with 28 carries …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
PHS students received medals for scholastic achievement Wednesday.
Eight Peabody High School students were presented with an award for their high grade point average at the Peabody Institute Library in the Sutton Room Wednesday evening. In descending order (with the highest GPA, exceeding a 4.0), the students and the colleges they will attend this fall are: Katherine M. Manzi (Harvard), Angela E. Ellison (Quinnipac), Sarah M. Leach (Stonehill), Arajola N. Risilia (Bentley), Anthony R. (Boston College) and Andrew T. Cutone (Emerson), Taylor J. McMahon (Fordham), and Lauren E. Beader (Boston University). Valedictorian Manzi said she feels a sense of accomplishment after this ceremony. "I found out sophomore year that I had a 3.8 GPA. It went up to beyond a 4.0 when I took AP [advanced placement] courses." …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Police log entries were among the most read this week in Peabody Patch.
The five most popular stories this week in Peabody Patch all involved the Peabody Police Department. 1. Peabody Man Charged with OUI, Second Offense On May 7, At 4:59 p.m., police arrested a Peabody man for drunken driving near the Rainbow Adult Day Center at 210 Lowell St. Michael C. Marciano, 39, of 126 Lowell St., in Peabody, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense. 2. Lynn Man Summonsed After Almost Rear Ending Police Cruiser In last weekend's police log, police summonsed a Lynn man on Sunday, May 8, at 2:13 p.m., following a motor vehicle stop on Newbury Street. Police said the driver was operating his motor vehicle eratically and nearly rear-ended the officer's police cruiser. 3. Three Shoplifting …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Marblehead High boys lacrosse held lead throughout game versus Peabody High.
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Marblehead High Magicians boys lacrosse team were in control from the beginning of their game Thursday afternoon against the Peabody High Tanners. Despite efforts by the Tanners boys lacrosse team to catch up to Marblehead High, the Magicians paced themselves to an 8-5 win at Peabody High. Photographer Bob Roche captured a great deal of the action in this image gallery.
Clouds return with showers to follow; Peabody High Boys lacrosse takes on Bishop Fenwick Crusaders.
Today is Friday, May 13. Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Today's weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly cloudy day, with a high near 59. North wind at 7 mph becoming east. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. 2. Tanners versus Crusaders: The Peabody High Tanners boys lacrosse teams travels across town to take on the Bishop Fenwick High Crusaders under the lights at 7 p.m. in what should be a great game to watch. 3. Godspell tonight: The Peabody High School Theatre Department's production of "Godspell" will hold its second performance this evening at Peabody Veterans Memorial High …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Peabody High was able to capitalize on its scoring chances more than the Salem High Witches early on.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday's game between the Lady Tanners and Salem High lacrosse teams looked like it was going to be a see-saw battle early on. Both teams had ample chances to score multiple goals and build a strong lead. But the difference came down to which team was abe to put the ball in the net the most and it turned out to be Peabody High. The Lady Tanners defeated the Salem High Witches, 14-6, after pulling away late in the first half and then putting the game away for good in the final two quarters. Photographer Bob Roche was there and captured a lot of the action in this image gallery.