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November 9, 2012

Heard Around Town: CPA got broad support ... except in Ward 4


Pinto, a former councilor-at-large, was voted off the council in last year’s election. According to Sosnowski, his defeat “was the result of a negative campaign filled with misinformation.”

Pinto stirred controversy and criticism when he blocked Mayor Kim Driscoll from speaking at a council meeting.

Bad dog

There’s a 2013 calendar out called “Bad Dog 2013.”

How do we know? One was sent to us in the mail.

Anyway, the reason we’re mentioning it is because it features a different dog from all over America on every page.

May 17, 2013, has a photo of Bella, a pooch from Salem.

School dedication

They held a nice little event Saturday in Juniper Point, that break-away republic on the water’s edge.

They put up a plaque commemorating Juniper School, a grade one-through-three school that, from 1923-62, stood where a parking lot is today.

I, robot

If you think the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem just tosses out a basketball and tells the kids to play, think again.

In addition to art and academic programs, it has added something truly exciting.

The club announced this week that it has hired a science and technology coordinator who will direct a robotics program. Robert Lynch, who has a computer background, will work with members building robots using computers and Lego equipment.

The program is funded through a grant from Cell Signaling in Danvers.

Learning Japanese

Here’s a quiz.

What do Tenzo Sato, Jong Woo Lee, Tatsuro Seguchi, Yuto Ohashi and state Rep. John Keenan have in common?

They met this week to discuss the Salem power plant.

The Japanese visitors are part of Toyota Tsusho America, which is partnering with plant owner Footprint Power on a planned natural gas plant. They were here to meet with regulators.

Keenan said he had some trouble understanding them, but not as much as they did deciphering his Boston accent.

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