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March 28, 2014

It's time to clean up a piece of Salem history


“We feel that with (Wednesday’s) tragic events in Boston, it’s important for parents and kids to open a dialogue about true heroism and those who act so selflessly to keep us safe,” co-owner Amy Butler said in an email.

“We will be collecting monetary donations for the families of Lt. Ed Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy and asking that the kids make thank-you cards for us to send to the men and women of the firehouse who fought so bravely...”

Next governor

Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for governor, has been touring the state talking to regular folks and business owners.

This morning, he stopped at Finz on Pickering Wharf, to sit down with restaurant owner George Carey and other local businessmen to talk about health care and other issues.

“Good to see a Republican in Salem,” Carey joked. “A rare sighting.”

Chicken talk

After last week’s Zoning Board of Appeals hearing, at which chickens were officially declared family pets, a wise guy asked if a cow would be considered a pet if he gave it a name and stuck it in his backyard.

Or, for that matter, a goat, pig, donkey, giraffe or camel.

St. Peter at St. Thomas

“Resurrection,” a musical cantata about St. Peter, the leader of the early Christian church, will be performed Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle.

It is the only performance in this area by the St. Patrick’s Family Players, which features 100 performers of all ages.

Here’s the best part — it’s free and open to all. (Lots of parking behind the church).

We run this news even though the Archdiocese of Boston now lists St. Thomas as a Peabody church. But the city line runs right through the property, and it probably has more Salem parishioners than anywhere else.

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