It’s the small things that add up to create quality of life for Peabody’s residents

9 Apr

By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher

We at Eye On Peabody often find ourselves pointing it out when elected officials don’t act in the best interests of the taxpayers. So today, I’m very happy to report on an elected official who seemingly always does the right thing.

It’s a small example of what it means to be an effective Peabody ward city councilor. But all of these small examples eventually add up into one giant, and necessary thing we call quality of life.

Barry Sinewitz

Barry Sinewitz

Just a few hours after being called yesterday on what many would consider a small quality of life issue on the Independence Bikeway between Russell Street and the Middleton line, Ward 6 Councilor Barry Sinewitz again did his job for those he represents.

Resident calls and informs that there’s a potential safety issue for those who use the bikeway. Councilor Sinewitz immediately reaches out to the Department of Public Services, and has a giant fallen tree removed from the bikeway. Here today, gone in a few hours (See the photos below).

Sinewitz, to his credit, is not only the most-independent member of Peabody’s City Council, he also recognizes that doing the job of ward councilor means understanding that there are no quality of life issue are too small for his attention. Removing that tree from the bikeway or fixing a giant pothole in front of someone’s home, are just as important to him as the dredging and beautification of Crystal Lake, or standing by the neighbors in their ongoing tussles with the Aggregate Industries quarry.

Sinewitz’ approach to being a public servant is refreshing. I only wish the ward in which I live – Ward 5 – had a councilor who cared more about resident quality of life than he does about the needs of greedy Route 1 developers.

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6 Responses to “It’s the small things that add up to create quality of life for Peabody’s residents”

  1. Anon2 April 9, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Councillor Sinewitz always listens to his constituents. Good job Barry!

  2. anonymous April 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    Gotta agree with you Bob. He’s done a very good job in my opinion. As for your situation in ward 5, all I can suggest is you move a few streets over. 🙂

  3. Anonymous April 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    You would be like that to Bob. I hope you run in 5. What we have now is pretty bad. Called that guy about a snow plowing issue and he was totally unhelpful and even a little rude. Go get him. Please.

  4. Anonymous April 9, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    From the city council meetings I catch on TV, Sinewitz has always impressed me. I think the ward 5 councilor would have just tied a few balloons to the branch and called it a day.

    • anonymous April 11, 2015 at 10:08 am #

      I agree with everyone here, Barry Sinewitz is the best councilor and will always stick up for his constituents. Go Barry!

  5. Anon2 April 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    How’s the water pressure in West Peabody now?

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