Peabody City Hall

24 Lowell St. Peabody, MA. 01960
Phone: 978-538-5900
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Mon to Wed - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Thursday - 8:30am to 7:00pm
Friday - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Mayor of Peabody

Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.

I am honored to welcome you to the City of Peabody! Ours is a vibrant community and a wonderful place to live and raise a family.   Read

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Snow Storm

I am in continuous communication with all City departments regarding the blizzard that is forecast for our area beginning Monday night and continuing through early Wednesday. Read
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Higgins Middle School Project Update & Discussion on Accessibility

The meeting will be held on Monday, January 26th at 6:30pm in the Carpentry Shop at Higgins Middle School, use entry door #18. Read
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Information About Excluding Your Property From Mosquito Spraying

Any residents who want to exclude their property from public area-wide application of pesticides, such as mosquito spraying, must submit a certified letter to the City Clerk no later than March 1, 2015. Exclusions are valid until March 31, 2016. Exclusion requests must be renewed each year. Read
Exclusions from Spraying        Property Exclusion from Pesticides Application
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Patrick Administration Announces $925,000 for South Peabody Trail

The South Peabody Trail network will connect existing open space resources, including two ponds, a neighborhood park and a golf course. Read
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Parks & Recreation Winter Programs

Click here to view list of programs.
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Mayor Lauds Federal Grant to Help Fight Youth Drug Use

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. announced that Peabody has been awarded a $625,000 federal grant to help prevent drug use by the city’s youth.
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City Business Guide Debuts

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt is pleased to announce the publication of the city’s first ever Guide to Doing Business in Peabody. Available in hard copy as well as electronic format, the Guide provides business owners with a comprehensive overview of municipal government and the city’s permitting process.
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Attention: Snow Plow Operators

Experienced Snow Plow Operators are encouraged to offer equipment by completing the City Application, and returning to the Purchasing Department at the above address for consideration to be assigned to routes during the upcoming Winter season.
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Peabody Named Among 211 “Playful City USA” Communities

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. is pleased to announce that Peabody has been named a 2014 “Playful City USA” by the national non-profit organization KaBOOM! for the city’s commitment to encouraging physical activity and play among children.The designation makes Peabody eligible for $15k,$20k,and $30k.
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Mayor Lauds Tree Planting Initiative

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. is pleased to announce that his annual spring tree planting program is underway. In the weeks ahead, personnel from the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry will plant dozens of new trees in residential neighborhoods and parks throughout the city.
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Video Tour Debuts on City’s Website

Those visiting the city’s official website,, can now take a virtual tour of Peabody according to Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. The tour consists of a welcome message from the Mayor and three videos touting the best Peabody has to offer in commerce, education and quality of life.
Take the Tour
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Retention Basin Passes First Test

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. reported that the city’s new storm water retention basin passed its first major test during the prolonged rains of March 29th through March 31st.
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Public Notice: Important Information About Your Drinking Water

The new monochloramination system will be activated on 1/6/2014. For more information contact Winona Water Treatment Plant at 978-536-5069.
Letter from the Mayor Disinfection By-products Disinfection By-products and Your Health
Change in public drinking water supply treatment: For Doctors Animal Care
Questions and Answers: Guide to TTHM’s Exceedence Disinfecting Water with Chloramines
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City’s Aa1 Bond Rating Reaffirmed ahead of $10 Million Note Sale

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. announced that in conjunction with the sale of $10,000,000 of Bond Anticipation Notes (BAN) held on December 12, 2013, a MIG1 Rating was assigned to the notes and the City’s long term credit rating of Aa1 was reaffirmed by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
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Mayor Touts Textile Recycling Rebate Program for Schools

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. announced that Peabody residents looking for a place to discard unwanted clothes, towels, sheets, shoes or other household textiles have an opportunity to benefit the Peabody Public Schools and keep recyclable materials out of landfills.
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