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WillBridge Inching Toward Acceptance at Peabody

Most Parents Signal Willingness to Give WillBridge a Shot


Though some naysayers still rankle at the prospect, the WillBridge supportive housing program intended for 2904 State Street is winning qualified acceptance among Peabody Charter School parents.

At Monday night’s public meeting—the first since that divisive February 1 City Council hearing—many parents signaled a willingness to give WillBridge a chance, but a handful shared frustration at having the project “forced” on them.

“I think we are all realize what you are doing is noble,” said one Peabody father. “Is the frustration you see in the attendance here tonight NIMBYism? You bet it is. Unlike [Franklin and Notre Dame], Peabody is an open campus. People can walk on and off. What you’re telling us is that you’re going to be the arbiter of our children’s safety.” To read more, see homelessinsb.org.

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