Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you know an extraordinary woman in our community who deserves to be recognized as an Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts contact State Sen. Kenneth Donnelly.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Vote in our Patch Poll on the legacy of Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero,' who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart bypass surgery, certainly was a hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Armstrong began his career as a Navy fighter pilot and test pilot before being tapped for a highly …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
James W. Brine III, 48, owner of Brine Sporting Goods, passed away on Aug. 19
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The following is a notice from Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home: James W. Brine III, owner of Brine Sporting Goods, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday afternoon, August 19. He was 48 years old. Jim was born in Arlington and was a lifelong resident of Burlington. He was a graduate of Austin Preparatory School, Class of 1982 where he excelled in sports, especially hockey, tennis and baseball. He went on to graduate from Providence College in 1986, where he would meet his future wife Kathy. he first James F. Brine, Inc. sporting goods store opened in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1867. The family business was instilled in Jim at an early age. He worked throughout high school and college at one of the stores…
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Patrick "Pat" Roche, who co-founded Roche Brothers supermarkets, has died at the age of 83.
Patrick E. “Pat” Roche, 83, died on Saturday. The co-founder of Roche Brothers supermarkets, and Sudbury Farms in Sudbury, lived in Marshfield. He founded the supermarket chain, based in Wellesley, in 1952, with his brother Buddy. The first location was in Roslindale, where they grew up. There are now 18 stores including Burlington and Westborough. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School class of 1946 and Boston College class of 1951. Pat and his family moved to Marshfield in 1964. He was a member and past treasurer at Marshfield Country Club. He was a proud alumnus of Boston Latin School and Boston College. Roche was a long time member and Hall of Fame member of Massachusetts Food Association. He was married to Barbara (Travers) Roche. …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Pulisciano will be laid to rest Friday.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Kristen Pulisciano, 38, who was killed in her Burlington home last week. Kristen Pulisciano of Burlington, formerly of North Reading, died on May 3. She was the loving mother of Cody and Bryanna. She is also survived by her family, Kim and Ron of Derry, NH, Dana & Joseph of Arlington, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Friday May 11 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday May 10 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, …