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UPDATED: When Is Glover Coming Down?

Wondering when Glover School is going to be torn down? You're not the only one.

Every week we set out to answer a question submitted by one of our readers as part of our column.

On Friday, we received an email from a local resident who wanted to know when was going to be torn down so they could make sure they were there with their camera. 

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At a Board of Selectmen's meeting at Wednesday night, Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren said blasting is scheduled begin at the site on July 24 and demolition will commence on Aug. 6.

Workers at the site Tuesday afternoon were still completing asbestos abatement on the interior of the building and were removing caulking and other material from the windows, Erekson said.

The total budget for the building project is estimated to be $25 million and the state's School Building Authority will contribute 40 percent of the eligible costs for a total grant of $10 million.

The new Glover will be 79,108-square-feet and will be built on the same site that the school currently occupies.

The new school is expected to combine the student population of both Glover Elementary and and will serve 425 students from kindergarten through the third grade.

If you have a question for us, not matter how strange it may seem, let us know and we'll try to find the answers.

J. Tucker July 12, 2012 at 01:30 AM
As I recall from Marblehead Historical surveys, that the Glover School area used to be the site of an Native American fort, and there were possibly Native American Burials and artifacts found in the past? I know there is the The Massachusetts Unmarked Burial Law, so will there be an archeological survey done during demolition/construction for Marblehead's first residents?
FRANCESCO Sgambellone July 13, 2012 at 09:21 PM
As a nearby resident, my concern is with the possibility of damage to the nearby homes and their foundations. What precautions are being taken to prevent property damage related to the blasting?

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