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October 3, 2012

Heard Around Town: Why the long face?


Well, somebody will have happy memories of this season at Fenway Park. The Red Sox may have flopped on the diamond, but romance continued to triumph. A Peabody pair managed to win a diamond in a competition with 250 other couples at the park on Sept. 30.

And yes, the Sox lost to the Orioles that day.

No matter, Amanda and Mike Kachinski won the glittering rock, valued at $20,000 according to sponsor Hearts on Fire, in the diamond hunt. The contest involved a game of trivia — heavy on questions about the Red Sox — producing finalists, eight couples. They went on to compete in “skill challenges and a scavenger hunt.”

Get ready to swing those arms

The YMCA salutes the late Mayor Peter Torigian and Fran McCormack for remembering to reinforce the roof when building the Torigian YMCA in 2006. Thinking ahead and donations including a $75,000 commitment from the Danversbank Charitable Foundation is allowing construction that will increase the size of the building by 5,000 square feet.

Donations also came from Brian Kelly and Kelly Automotive Inc., the Maccarthy Family Foundation, Rousselot Inc., Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, North Shore Bank, Analogic, Metro Cleaning and lots of people as well. (For that matter People’s United Bank took over Danversbank in 2011.)

Big bang theory

The Boulderwood project in South Peabody proceeds, according to City Councilor Barry Osborne. He told his colleagues of being onsite recently during blasting. No word on if the earth moved. “They’ve got the Lynn side of the power lines just about done,” he said.

That means efforts to prepare the ground for the massive home building project on the Peabody side is about to begin. Osborne added that he’s asked developer David Solimine for a meeting on Oct. 25.

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