Thursday, September 13, 2012
Two men lost their lives in the line of duty in Massachusetts last year.
Gov. Deval Patrick presided over Tuesday evening's annual ceremony commemorating Massachusetts firefighters who have died and the 343 New York City firefighters who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. "We add 22 names to the ring of honor today, among them two who lost their lives on the line of duty: John Davies Sr. of the Worcester Fire Department and James Rice of the Peabody Fire Department," Patrick said at the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the State House grounds. Both men died in December 2011. Editor's note: This video was shot by Stephen Walsh, the son of Joseph Walsh of Brookline, one of the firefighters honored this year.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Donation made in name of FDNY's Gerard Dewan, a West Roxbury native who lost his life on Sept. 11. Dewan is the brother of Lyndon School secretary Maureen Gilligan.
The Lyndon School community today announced it had raised $2,347.25 for Children's Hospital Boston to cap off its week-long Sept. 11 tenth-anniversary fundraiser. The donation will be made in the name of the Gerard Dewan Memorial Fund. Dewan, a West Roxbury native and FDNY firefighter who lost his life on 9/11, is the brother of Lyndon School secretary Maureen Gilligan and the uncle of teacher Sheila Smith. "I'd like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts," said Gilligan. "We've been overwhelmed by the support of the school and of the community over the last 10 years. "Our family thanks you and I'm sure Children's Hospital will be just delighted." The figure was announced at the school year's opening assembly. Students and faculty…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Finds Meaningful Way to Mark 10th Anniversary of 9/11 With Her Kids.
9/11. Most of us lived through it. Some of us lost loved ones to it. We’ve all experienced the aftermath, including the need to explain 9/11 to our children. Young or old, our children may have questions we need to answer, and we owe even the youngest of our kids some information about 9/11, the day the country fell apart and then came back together stronger than ever. For a while at least. Some of our kids are old enough to read headlines and maybe even watch documentaries about 9/11. Even those too young to read will hear the term “9/11” thrown around, and may see of feel the sadness in the air during the annual commemorations, especially this year with so much happening to mark the 10th anniversary. There have been numerous …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Players took to the field in honor of 9/11 victims this weekend.
Prior to Parkway Pop Warner's games on Sunday, players, fans, and coaches paid tribute to the memory of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Check out these photos, taken by Amy Alessi, of the pregame ceremonies.
West Roxbury Crushed Stone will pitch for new blasting boundaries tonight.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
A public wreath laying ceremony, hosted by the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, was held Sunday morning at the Public Garden's 9/11 Memorial site.
Even the news photographers were crying during a somber wreath laying ceremony Sunday morning at the Public Garden. Families, friends and officials gathered at the 9/11 memorial at 7:31 a.m. to pay tribute to more than 200 people from or with connections to Massachusetts who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Holy Name parishioners gathered to remember the events of 9/11/01 on the 10th anniversary of the tragic day in American history. The parish welcomed donations of food and supplies, creating care packages.
Holy Name parishioners gathered to remember the events of 9/11/01 on the 10th anniversary of the tragic day in American history. The parish welcomed donations of food and supplies, under the direction of the Holy Name Youth Mission Group. The group is creating a number of care packages for the Armed forces serving throughout the world. Families gathered and signed cards thanking troops for their service.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Rush is currently serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves in Iraq.
State Sen. Michael Rush, D-West Roxbury, is currently serving in the Naval Reserves in Iraq. West Roxbury Patch emailed questions to Rush's Chief of Staff John Regan, who received responses via email from Rush. Q: What made you enlist in the Naval Reserves initially? RUSH: I became interested in joining the military from being an Eagle Scout. Many scouts joined the military and Troop 5 West Roxbury went on trips to places like West Point and Fort Devens as well as decorating the graves of veterans to honor their sacrifices on Memorial Day. My dad was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran and my grandfather was a World War II Navy veteran. I went to Navy Boot Camp and as an enlisted sailor and served with a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion …
Friday, September 9, 2011
South Shore residents remember Sept. 11 10 years later.
Residents of the South Shore share how the tragic events of 9/11 changed their lives.
Gerard "Jerry" Dewan, a West Roxbury native, was assigned to Ladder 3 of the New York City Fire Department on 9/11.
"Out of something horrible as his death, we have found that we have moved on in his memory, we have donated to many children's charities. And that would make him very happy," said Maureen Gilligan. West Roxbury native Gerard "Jerry" Dewan died while on duty with Ladder Company 3 in Lower Manhattan of the New York City Fire Department on 9/11. While wearing her youngest brother's ring, which was recovered with his remains six weeks after 9/11, his sister, Maureen Gilligan, spoke about her brother. "For whatever reason he was meant to be there. He loved his job. More than loving his job, he loved his family and friends," said Gilligan, who works as a secretary at the Lyndon School in West Roxbury. "He was a great young man. He was full of …