5 Things You Need to Know Today: September 12
West Roxbury Crushed Stone will pitch for new blasting boundaries tonight.
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- Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. All week long, West Roxbury Patch provided local and regional 9/11 coverage. State Senator Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury) talked about the day from Iraq. District E-5 Police Captain James Hasson prepared to bike from Ground Zero to the Pentagon in memory of the fallen. The Holy Name Youth Service Project got its students to provide care packages for troops as a tribute to the anniversary. West Roxbury resident Maureen Gilligan touchingly remembered her brother, Gerard Dewan, who died on duty with the FDNY on 9/11. West Roxbury residents recalled the day on film, as did the South Shore at large. A regional photo gallery also showed us some of the many, many faces affected by the attacks. We also depicted the ways Holy Name Parish showed they'll never forget.
- At tonight's West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association meeting, West Roxbury Crushed Stone, Co. will pitch its proposal to move blasting boundaries closer to the intersection of Grove and Center Streets. If approved, the quarry would upgrade to state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly equipment that could lessen the noise of the blasting. A big crowd is expected for the 7 p.m. meeting at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church.
- The Roslindale Library turns 50 years old on Friday! A big celebration will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 with a ribbon cutting and rededication with Mayor Menino and other City officials at 5 p.m.
- For many, back-to-school season may seem to have come and gone already, but it's the first day of school for kindergarteners. Check out our photo gallery from last week's Countdown to Kindergarten ceremony at the West Roxbury Library.
- Have you heard of the 3/50 Project? The idea behind the project is to spread awareness of the positive effects of shopping at independent businesses, like many of the shops that line Centre Street. Reads a pamphlet for the project, "For every $100 spent in independently owned businesses, $68 returns to the local economy through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes here." Learn more about the project here.