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Peabody honchos take the plunge for kids with cancer

From left, Peabody Police Sgt. James Harkins, Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, and Chief Tom Griffin take a polar plunge at Short Beach in Nahant to raise money for Cops For Kids With Cancer. (Spenser R. Hasak)
PEABODY — It seemed like a good idea at the time, Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. said just before plunging into the icy waters off Short Beach. Bettencourt, Peabody Police Chief Thomas Griffin, and Sgt. Thomas Harkins took the polar plunge Thursday afternoon as part of a fundraising effort for Cops for Kids with…

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