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May 16, 2013

Heard Around Town: Peabody’s Brown School gets inside the BOKS

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“The kids loved him,” Superintendent Joe Mastrocola said of the former U. S. Marine. “It’s refreshing to have someone who walks the talk.” Malone reviewed plans for the new Higgins Middle School and took a tour of the old, soon-to-be-replaced version.

Malone was intrigued by a math class equipped with iPads, said Mastrocola. “He was impressed with the technology.”

A heartfelt gesture

The School Committee approved the use of the high school track for the annual Relay for Life on June 14 starting at 3 p.m. The event raises money in the fight against cancer even as it inspires those who have survived the disease or lost loved ones to it.

“In the past,” said member Tom Rossignol, “the mayor has picked up the $50 unwaivable fee.” Voice breaking, he added, “I don’t know if you know that my dad is battling cancer. And I would like to pick that up.”

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