People

Beverly resident Kristan Farr has joined Hancock Associates in Danvers as a project wetland scientist. The firm provides land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services. Previously, Farr was a planning and conservation agent for the town of Danvers, and has worked as an environmental planner for the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments and a geographic specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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Jack Ciesinski of Danvers has joined North Shore Bank as a mortgage originator. Ciesinski brings 34 years of residential experience to the bank, and had previously worked with MountainOne Bank in Danvers for eight years. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and business from Framingham State University. 

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Darrell Crate, a private investment manager at Easterly Capital in Beverly, and a resident of Hamilton, has been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps with its Embracing the Legacy Award. The award recognizes his work to benefit young people and his support of the Action Corps since 2005. Crate is a former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party and served as treasurer of Mitt Romney’s presidential runs. 

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Scott Smith has been recognized as an International Diamond Society member by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of New England. The award recognizes top producers within the company. Smith works out of the Manchester office. 

 

Milestones

Cataldo Ambulance Service has been awarded the preferred, three-year contract to provide medical transportation services to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Peabody. Cataldo Ambulance and Atlantic Ambulance, a division of Cataldo, provide 911 responses for 22 municipalities, hospitals and other locations throughout Massachusetts.

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Peabody-based Christianbook.com has been awarded the 2018 Bizrate Insights Circle of Excellence Platinum Award, which recognizes excellence in customer service and satisfaction among the 5,000 businesses that participate in Bizrate's customer feedback program. Christianbook.com earned the highest distinction, the Platinum Award, the 18th for the company, an internet retailer that sells Christian books, Bibles and other items.

Giving

RTN Federal Credit Union and its GoodWorks Foundation are raising funds to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless through its annual Walk Home 5K benefit walk on Sunday, June 9, at 10 a.m. simultaneously in three locations – the Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common. Money raised will go to help homeless teens and families in the three communities. RTN has a local office at 29 Andover St. in Danvers.

 

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