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Archive for September, 2009

Harbormaster to get new boat

A reader sent an e-mail wondering what’s up with the harbormaster’s boat, which is out of the water and “appears to be beyond repair.” Harbormaster Dan McPherson said the boat is out of the water because the summer season is over, and the department is scheduled to get a new boat early next year. The [...]

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New fire truck on the way

For an early look at the new fire truck that’s scheduled to arrive in Beverly next month, check out out the Beverly Fire Department web site. The truck costs about $900,000, according to Mayor Scanlon.

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Councilor wants Taft visits remembered

President William Howard Taft’s summer stays in Beverly  — including his dedication of the Cabot Street YMCA in 1911 (right) — got quite a bit of attention over the summer with a new documentary by James Maroney and John Burke. Now Councilor-at-large Bill Coughlin wants the Taft visits commemorated with a plaque at Lynch Park. [...]

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Mayor appoints two

The mayor has appointed Hillcrest Avenue resident Joseph DiPaolo to the Airport Commission and Linden Avenue resident David Suminsby to the Harbor Management Authority.

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Recycling up, police OT down

Mayor Bill Scanlon reported to the City Council on a variety of subjects this week at City Hall. Here are some highlights: Recycling continues to improve, according to the mayor. Scanlon said the amount of trash delivered to the incinerator in August was down 14 percent over August of 2008. Through the first 12 weeks [...]

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Firefighters earn promotions

Congratuations to Peter O’Connor (left) and Kevin Smith of the Beverly Fire Department on their recent promotions. O’Connor was promoted from captain to deputy chief, while Smith was promoted from firefighter to lieutenant. O’Connor joined the department in 1998. Last December, he was one of 107 firefighters in the state honored by the governor at [...]

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Mayor, meet Burke supporter

When Salem News photographer Mark Lorenz followed Bill Scanlon as the mayor campaigned door-to-door on Kernwood Avenue over Labor Day weekend, he snapped this photo of  Scanlon talking to Bill King. We imagine Scanlon didn’t realize he was knocking on the door of a Burke supporter. Burke said King was the first person to contribute [...]

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GAR Hall gets new sign, landscaping

Fortunato VFW Post 545  unveiled its new sign and landscaping on Friday at the GAR Hall on Dane Street. The improvements were paid for by the Beverly Republican City Committee.  Shown here with the new sign are Fortunato VFW Post commander Tim Smith and Brett Schetzsle of the Republican City Committee.

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