John Braucher, 67, who lives at the Cape Ann Community Residence in Gloucester operated by the Northeast Arc, recently had the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a Gloucester police officer courtesy of the Gloucester Police Department.

When Boucher arrived at the station, Gloucester Police graciously presented him with a real officer hat, a police jacket, a tour of the building and a ride in a cruiser. He was able to see the lockup and meet the new police chief, Edward Conley III, as well as some new recruits.

“It was a thrill of a lifetime for John,” said Julie Parisi, the residential director at the Cape Ann Community Residence. “Everyone was very welcoming to John and our staff and it was a nice opportunity to share a little more about the Northeast Arc as well to foster a community relationship with the police officers.”

As a thank you, Braucher returned a week later, delivering pizzas for the officers.

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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth held its undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 10 and its graduate and School of Law commencement ceremonies on May 13. Among the undergraduates receiving degrees were Gloucester residents MarKaveus Barnes, Caitlyn Parisi and Claudia Torres. Nicholas Wall of Gloucester received a graduate degree.

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Gloucester resident Christie Mustone was awarded dean’s list honors for academic achievement for the fall 2018 semester at Endicott College in Beverly. The computer science is the son of C. Joseph Mustone.

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Rockport resident Grace Sundstrom was named to the 2018 fall semester dean’s list at Simmons University in Boston. To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.

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Olivia Turner of Gloucester graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor Science in Criminal Justice from Endicott College in Beverly. She is the daughter of Joseph Turner and Sharon Turner.

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Nathaniel Nunez of Gloucester graduated from the Marie Philip School of The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham on June 7.

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Linnea Grace Coffin of Gloucester was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College in New London, Conn., at the school’s 101st commencement ceremony on May 19. Coffin majored in Italian Studies and Art History.

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