Whole Foods plaza plans move forward

BEVERLY — The fate of a building permit for the new Whole Foods plaza lies in the hands of the city.

CEA Group, the developer behind the Brimbal Avenue project, filed an application for the permit several weeks ago, according to the firm’s attorney, Tom Alexander.

It usually takes about a month for a permit to be issued, but because of the massive scale of the project — which includes a Whole Foods, a bank, a restaurant, and multiple other retail spaces — it could take longer, Alexander said.

Provided the permit gets the go ahead, Alexander said the developer hopes to start work again in the spring. The plaza is tentatively planned to be open in spring 2019.

“The developer’s plans are to start pouring the foundations in the spring as soon as the frost is out of the ground,” he said.

Construction is set to continue throughout the warmer months next year, Alexander said.

“The plan is that the

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Peabody’s Carter helps US team win gold, takes individual silver at fencing world championships

Jane Hall Carter has done it all in the world of fencing, highlighted by her capturing a national championship at the age of 15.

But the Peabody native had been away from international competition for several years, so Carter didn’t know how she’d fare after being asked to take part with the U.S. National Veterans team at the World Championships in Colorado Springs.

As it turned out, Carter pleasantly surprised even herself by helping her squad capture a gold medal. She also garnered an individual silver medal in foil.

“Friends told me I should try it out, but I had no idea what to expect,” said Carter, who in turning 50 in March became eligible for this event for the first time. “I went to a local competition and won, then took second at an event in Baltimore. They took the best two of three results, so with a first and a second

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Gloucester District Court: Pole walker jailed for drug trafficking

A three-time Greasy Pole champion who’s been held in Middleton Jail since his June arrest on drug trafficking charges will stay there for nearly seven more months.

Kyle Barry, 29, of Gloucester was sentenced to a year in jail by Judge Ellen Flatley after pleading guilty in Gloucester District Court to charges of possession of possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute and possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. Barry will serve the remainder of his year’s term after being credited with 122 days already served.

A charge of trafficking in heroin or other Class A drugs, such as fentanyl, was dropped on a nolle pros order. A charge of possessing a Class B drug was also dismissed at the request of the commonwealth. 

Barry was one of three people arrested with fentanyl and other drugs in their clothing and in their vehicle when police pulled them over

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New Hampshire Police Logs – Eagle

PLAISTOW

Dec. 27

Arrest: Michael Prescott, 29, 267 Hampstead Road, Derry, assault, 7:23 p.m.

Dec. 28

Arrest: Mindy Elizabeth Ferrin, 26, 59 Merrill Ave., Haverhill, Mass., theft, bench warrant, disorderly conduct, 12:49 p.m.

Arrest: Paul Michael Smith, 33, 18 Summit St., Framingham, Mass., theft, bench warrant, 12:49 p.m. 

Dec. 29 

Arrest: Lindsay Nicole Daske, 28, 26 Chandler Ave., Plaistow, attempted theft, 2:51 p.m.

Dec. 30

Arrest: Ricardo T. Miro, 30, 20 Beechwood Road, Sandown, motor vehicle/disobeying officer, motor vehicle/reckless operation, motor vehicle/theft (taking without consent), 11 a.m.

Jan. 2

Arrest: Markis Tito Santiago, 25, 66 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, Mass., theft, 12:49 p.m.

Arrest: Jasmine Marie Silva, 25, 293 Jackson St., Lawrence, Mass., theft, 12:49 p.m.

Jan. 6 

Arrest: Paul Joseph Dichiara, 21, 68 Whittier St., Newton, theft, 11:52 a.m.

Jan. 7

Arrest: Michelle Anne McMahon, 26, 6 Emeline St., Woburn, Mass., alcohol/open container, 9:10 a.m.

Jan. 12

Arrest: Ernest W. Standley, 57, 14 South Pleasant St., Bradford, Mass., motor vehicle/conduct after accident, 10:17 a.m.

Arrest: Rebecca Adames, 27, 212 Arlington

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Alleged shooter held without bail – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A documented gang member who allegedly shot another gang member from a car his girlfriend was driving was deemed a danger to society and was ordered held without bail. His girlfriend was released on a number of conditions.

At a dangerousness hearing on Monday in Haverhill District Court, Judge Stephen Abany found probable cause to hold Vincente Delarosa, 20, of 98 Temple St., unit 2, Haverhill, without bail, pending his next court date.

According to the Essex district attorney’s office, Delarosa’s girlfriend, Taylor Couture, 18, of 542 Merrimack St., Methuen, was also found to be dangerous but was released on a GPS device and ordered to remain with her father on 24-7 house arrest. She must stay away from and have no contact with any known gang members, officials said.

Abany scheduled probable cause hearings for Feb. 23.

Delarosa and Couture were arraigned on Jan. 22 and charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with

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Police: Suspect in Sunday shooting tied to gang | Haverhill news … – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A 20-year-old documented gang member and his teenage girlfriend were ordered held without bail on charges they pulled up alongside another car on Portland Street on Sunday and shot the 20-year-old male driver, sending him to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the victim and his male passenger are affiliated with gangs in Haverhill as well.

Police charged Vincente Delarosa, 20, of 98 Temple St., unit 2, Haverhill, and Taylor Couture, 542 Merrimack St., Methuen, with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a gun), unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Both were arraigned on the charges on Monday in Haverhill District Court, where Judge Patricia Dowling ordered them held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Monday, Jan. 29.

Court officials indicated both defendants will require superior court certified lawyers to represent them

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Police: Suspect in Sunday shooting tied to gang – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A 20-year-old documented gang member and his teenage girlfriend were ordered held without bail on charges they pulled up alongside another car on Portland Street on Sunday and shot the 20-year-old male driver, sending him to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the victim and his male passenger are affiliated with gangs in Haverhill as well.

Police charged Vincente Delarosa, 20, of 98 Temple St., unit 2, Haverhill, and Taylor Couture, 542 Merrimack St., Methuen, with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a gun), unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Both were arraigned on the charges on Monday in Haverhill District Court, where Judge Patricia Dowling ordered them held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Monday, Jan. 29.

Court officials indicated both defendants will require superior court certified lawyers to represent them

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2017 Cadillac XT5 Review

DANA POINT, California — The latest fashion in resort wear is the Cadillac XT5, a crossover that turns every drive into a tour of Tuscany. Or, you know, California.

So when you burst through the lobby doors and come out beneath the big roof of the hotel’s porte cochére, you’ll always be happy to find a Cadillac XT5 waiting for you. Why not, since everyone else seems pretty pleased to see it, too? This isn’t the usual German-brand crossover, and you’re not the usual sullen, self-important person that you meet too often at fancy resorts like this. The hotel staff turns toward you expectantly, since you’re clearly a little different from everyone else.

Of course, the other reason the valet and bell staff seem happy to see you is because they know the process of loading up the XT5 with family and bags and vacation stuff

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Next Cadillac SRX to Be Built in Former Saturn Factory

The Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory that once built Saturn vehicles will host the next-generation Cadillac SRX. General Motors confirmed today that it will shift production of the SRX from Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to Tennessee when the next generation of the luxury crossover debuts.

The announcement is part of a $185 million investment to build GM’s new generation of three- and four-cylinder Ecotec engines at Spring Hill. The engines, which range from 1.0 to 1.5 liters in displacement and 75 hp to 165 hp, will eventually be used in 27 GM vehicles by the 2017 model year. The move will add 390 jobs at Spring Hill.

GM announced last year that its Spring Hill factory would build two “future midsize vehicles.” It’s believed those will be the Cadillac SRX and an as-yet unrevealed Buick crossover. Both models could

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Recall Central: Steering Issue in Chevy Captiva, Cadillac SRX Tranny Problem

2010-2011 Cadillac SRX

A number of Cadillac SRX crossovers are being recalled for transmission issues. A customer informed General Motors that his SRX suffered from “unintended vehicle motion” when shifting the transmission from “park” to “drive” and back. Vehicles sold in China and the United States are included in the recall. Affected vehicles were built at GM’s Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.

The Problem: Affected vehicles have a transmission cable that is not properly aligned in the engine compartment. The cable will not shift gears properly causing unintended vehicle motions.

The Fix: GM is recalling and inspected affected vehicles in China and the United States. Customers should call GM customer service for questions or concerns.

Number of Affected Vehicles: GM is recalling 9,862 Cadillac SRX crossovers in China and 8,789 vehicles in the United States. The recall affects model year

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