Peabody has become a smaller version of downtown Salem before urban renewal.
In conclusion, I want to congratulate Mayor Bettencourt, the Peabody City Council and all parties that helped make the change.
Peabody was my second home, since my family owned and operated two grocery stores in Peabody. I have many pleasant memories of the time my family ran the businesses and the friends we made.
Anthony V. Salvo
Anthony Salvo was mayor of Salem from 1984-1989.