A heroic rescue, a company move, and a teaching fellowship


Detective Steven Petrone and Officer Daniel Richmond were honored at a Jan. 8 Board of Selectmen’s meeting in Groveland for saving a woman’s life. On Dec. 16, they risked going onto thin ice to save a woman from her vehicle, which was sinking into Johnson’s Pond. Petrone jumped into the water and pulled the woman out of the driver’s side window. Richmond pulled her onto the ice. Selectmen, state Representative Lenny Mirra, and Groveland Police Department Chief Jeffrey Gillen were present at the ceremony.

Philips Healthcare, an international medical technology company, will move its North American headquarters in 2020 from 3000 Minuteman Road in Andover to Cambridge Crossing, a proposed 45-acre development at the intersection of Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston. The Philips office will take up 243,000 square feet of the 250 North St. building and host more than 2,000 employees. The building will be close to the new Lechmere Station, which will be relocated as a part of the MBTA’s extension of the Green Line into East Cambridge.

Elsa Rivera, an education student at Salem State University, was named as the spring 2018 Charlotte Forten teaching fellow. The fellowship, which was established by Salem State and the Salem Public Schools’ Horace Mann Laboratory School, will allow Rivera to work as an assistant teacher at the Horace Mann for 10 hours each week. The fellowship, which is named for a local abolitionist and trailblazer in education, is designed to encourage diversity among students who are looking to go into teaching.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Shore will host a support group for people who have friends or family members who struggle with mental illness. The

group, which meets on the last Wednesday of each month, will hold its next meeting Jan. 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the doctors’ conference room at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St.

North Shore Bank, based in Peabody with branched in several communities, donated $20,000 to Harborlight Community Partners, the largest affordable housing provider in Essex County. The donation was made through the Community Investment Tax Credit program, which allows local businesses to work with community development corporations to provide economic opportunities to low- and moderate-income households.

Julia Preszler can be reached at julia.preszler@globe.com.

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