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“If people didn’t love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” (Victor Hugo)
A Fundraiser for the Fallen Boston Firefighters Business and Professional Association, are helping to coordinate the event and are looking for the community’s support in making the day a success. The daylong event will be filled with music by Boston Irish Music headliners including: Auld Locals will perform at noontime, Colm O’Brien 1:00 pm, Irish Whispa 2:00 pm, Boston’s Erin’s Og 3:00 pm, Erin’s Guild 4:00 pm, Ireland 5:00 pm, Firefighters Fleadh (pronounced flah: an Irish Celebration) The Boston Irish music community and friends are gathering together for a Firefighters Fleadh (pronounced Flah) to raise funds for the fallen Boston Firefighters Mike Kennedy and Lieutenant Ed Walsh. The event will take place at the Irish Social Club of Boston 119 Park Street, West Roxbury, MA on Sunday
June 8, 2014 from Noon to Midnight The Irish Social Club of Boston, represented by Board of Directors Mary Maloney, Johnny Costello and Deirdre Ross, along with Radio Station WROL 950’s Bill Bailey from the Bailey Ceili, Patrick McDonough from Shamrock Nation, John Bailey, Fred Happel, West Roxbury’s “Mayor” Richie Gormley, and Mary Mulvey Jacobson, President of the Irish Social Club and the West Roxbury
pm, The Fenian Sons 8:00 pm, Silver Spears 9:00 pm to end. There will be special appearances by Pauline Wells and Sean Gilmartin. The event will feature a Flash Jig, hoping to have several hundred Irish dancers at 5:30 pm. There will be activities for children sponsored by the West Roxbury YMCA. There will also be raffles and an auction.
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Memorial Day weekend in South Boston is a time for recalling and honoring our nation’s heroes who died in combat. In the Year of Our Lord 2014, that tradition continues in South Boston.
BY Rick Winterson
Along with Philadelphia and Williamsburg in Virginia, Boston was an anchor of our War for Independence. The sense of history here is extremely strong. We do not forget our past. Boston’s observances of Memorial Day, a Holiday that has its 150-year-old roots in our Civil War, is also an ongoing tradition. If you need proof of that, please detour through the Boston Common and take a look – a long look – at the Garden of Flags. All 37,000 of them are emplaced on the west-facing slopes of the hill going up to the Civil War Monument, put there last week by volunteers. On Sunday morning, May 25, South Boston’s Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post (Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #561) began forming up at 9 a.m. and stepped off to
The Memorial Day garden of 37,000 flags emplaced on the Boston Common fills the slope west of the Civil War Monument as far as the eye can see.
Medal of Honor Park promptly at 9:30 a.m. A pipe-and-drum duo led the High School’s JROTC Honor Guard; a contingent of Post members, elected officials, and local residents followed. South Boston’s Medal of Honor Park contains a black marble memorial to the 25 South Bostonians who lost their lives in Vietnam. It is the first such memorial in the nation Upon arriving at the Vietnam Memorial, a wreath was solemnly emplaced.
The marchers executed “Present arms”; Taps was played. Elected officials spoke briefly. Of particular interest were Congressman Steve Lynch’s remarks regarding the Veterans Administration’s recent scandal concerning medical care for our “wounded warriors”. Here in Boston, the VA, although not perfect, is in fairly good shape. A breakfast followed back at the Post; many speakers enlivened the event. On Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day itself – the Allied War Veterans, who
run the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held a Mass and Memorial observance on Dorchester Heights National Park. Fr. Stephen Zukas from St. Peter’s Parish (Lithuanian) said the Mass. The Gospel was excerpted from the Sermon on the Mount – “Blessed are the peacemakers …”. Father Steve, in remembering those who have fallen in combat, spoke of the lasting peace that comes from God, not from war or diplomacy. Parade Organizer Phil Wuschke and Parade Chief Marshal Brian Mahoney placed a red, white, and blue floral wreath at the Armed Services monument at the west end of the park and called for a moment of silence. The bugler played “Taps”. Then, Wuschke and Mahoney, along with Park Ranger Bill Foley, presented a rifle salute consisting of “three of the best”. South Boston’s remembrances will continue: Just since the turn of the century, we have experienced 9/11 and the Marathon Bombing. And we have our veterans of the wars in the Middle East to care for as well.
Fr. Stephen Zukas, the Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish (Lithuanian), begins a Memorial Mass in Dorchester Heights National Park on Memorial Day.
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch addresses his Memorial Day remarks to participants in the Fitzgerald Post’s Memorial Day observances.
Parade Chief Marshal Brian Mahoney and Parade Organizer Phil Wuschke place a Memorial Day wreath on the Armed Services stone on Dorchester Heights. A moment of silence followed.
The Memorial Day procession steps off from the Fitzgerald Post, on the way to emplace a wreath on South Boston’s Vietnam Memorial (the first such memorial in the nation).
May 29, 2014
Conley Terminal Freight Corridor Meeting Construction of the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor and Memorial Park begins in June. Massport conducted a meeting at the Tynan Community Center on Monday, May 19, to update concerned South Boston residents about this long-awaited project. by Rick Winterson
The proposed Conley Terminal truck/ container routing project was the topic of a Massport meeting in the Tynan Community Center on Monday evening, May 19. Phase One groundbreaking for this project is at hand; it is tentatively planned for midday, Friday, June 13 (South Boston Online is certain that date was unintentionally selected). This project’s formal name is the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor. It’s estimated to cost $34 million ($34,000,000). Upon its completion two years from now – mid-
2016 – it will allow all of the truck traffic to and from the Conley Terminal to proceed between the bridge on Summer Street that spans the Reserved Channel and the container areas within the Conley Terminal. Trucks will be screened in a modern, secure, internal facility, thus eliminating the truck traffic that now travels mainly along East First Street. Passenger cars and personnel vehicles will continue to use the existing Terminal entrance via an improved intersection at Farragut and First. Access for lobstermen and their boats on the Reserved Channel will be kept open. There are amenities as well, primarily a half-mile-long park extending along East First Street from Farragut Road to the MBTA Depot. It’ll go back 100 feet from First Street to the active portion of the Conley Terminal. The park, to be called the Butler Memorial Park, will be
anchored at its rear northern border by a 16-foot noise barrier wall, similar in construction to the noise barriers used along major highways around Boston. The Freight Corridor will also free up space for much more parking along East First Street. Although the Freight Corridor is a major first step, upgrading of the entire Conley Terminal will still continue, requiring even larger expenditures. An “integrated container yard” will be designed and installed on what was once the polluted Coastal Oil property. This will require some tank demolition; much of the debris – now cleaned up – can be recycled within the site. Dredging was discussed at the meeting also. Borings and sampling are underway, but dredging will be a long and expensive undertaking. However, it appears to be necessary if the Conley Terminal is to handle the so-called “post-Panamax” con-
tainer ships. The expanded locks in the Panama Canal are expected to open in 2015; whatever can be said for or against really huge container ships, they are the “greenest”, most fuel-efficient way to move large tonnage freight. The questions from the audience about the Freight Corridor were both straightforward and pertinent. They dealt with all aspects of the development of the land along East Frist Street, as would be expected at a South Boston meeting. They were answered satisfactorily for the most part, but as Rep. Nick Collins stated early in the meeting, both Massport and the nearby residents must “stay engaged”. Massport personnel promised the attendees that this was only the first of several progress meetings concerning the Conley Terminal upgrades. South Boston Online can only add, “So be it.”
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An architectural rendering of one walkway through the Thomas J. Butler Memorial Park, which is part of the expanded Conley Terminal’s proposed neighborhood mitigations.
A rendering of the major elements of the Conley Terminal Butler Freight Corridor and various mitigations.
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On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Boston College High School’s 150th Commencement, President William Kemeza and the Board of Trustees presented diplomas to 290 members of the class of 2014. Mr. John V. Murphy, a 1967 graduate of BC High, retired Chairman and CEO of OppenheimerFunds, gave the address. Among the graduates were South Boston residents: Sean Malone and Sean Nagle with academic honors Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men in grades 7 to 12.
South Boston Catholic Academy Announces Their Sullivan Scholars for 2014 Congratulations to; Jake Harrison (Grade 5), Lilly Beth Crowley (Grade 2), Lucky Patel (Grade 3), Ricky Willard(Grade 2) and Gabrielle Sullivan (Grade 2). Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Sullivan, owners of Sullivan’s Castle Island, have generously provided the scholarship for 5 years. We and all of the recipients are very grateful!
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May 29, 2014
Walsh Dedicates 9/11 Survivor Tree
Mayor Martin J. Walsh dedicated Boston’s 9/11 Survivor Tree and unveiled a plaque at the Massachusetts 9/11 Garden of Remembrance in the Public Garden on May 19. The Survivor Tree is a Callery pear grown from cuttings taken from the single surviving tree at the World Trade Center after the attacks on 9/11. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum launched a seedling program and chose three cities that embody the spirit of the Survivor Trees: Boston in honor of the Marathon Bombing; Prescott, Arizona in memory of the 19 firefighters who
died last June; and Far Rockaways, New York, following the devastation caused by super storm Sandy.When the pear tree was found, it was severely burnt with its limbs reduced to stumps and its bark charred. Amazingly, however, leaves still sprouted and this tree’s perseverance gave the recovery workers hope. The tree was replanted on Veteran’s Day in 2001 and watched over with great care. The Survivor tree quietly, but remarkably, grew from eight to 30 feet. New bark, leaves, and branches sprouted from the tree’s scars, an inspiring symbol of survival, renewal, and strength after 9/11.
Pictured with Mayor Walsh are, left to right, Tom Grilk of BAA, Lori van Dam of the One Fund, Ron Vega of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Mass 9/11 Fund Family Advisory Committee Chair Teresa Mathai, David McMaster and Jack Kelly of Bartlett Tree Company, and Boston Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space Brian Swett.
Flute Studio Recital at Library Who Was Timothy Matlack?
Julia Berry and Teresa Carbo perform two duets by B.T. Berbiguier during a recital of flute music at the Branch Library by the Yulia Berry Flute Studio. Alla Vishnevetsky is the piano accompanist. This recital was supported by South Boston’s Friends of the Library, and was filmed by Quincy Telecommunications Corp. for presentation on community television.
Timothy Matlack was a colonial Philadelphia resident, who was an ardent supporter of the American Revolution. He publicly read on July 4, 1776, and was the actual transcriber of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, making his own handwriting perhaps the best known of any handwriting that ever existed in in America. Author Chris Coelho (pictured above, below a slide of Matlack) gave a talk in the Branch Library about Matlack and his life – a little known corner of Revolutionary War history. Coelho also has published a comprehensive book he wrote about Timothy Matlack.
May 29, 2014
“Turning the Wheel” – 2014 The much-anticipated blast at “Turning the Wheel” – Medicine Wheel’s annual fundraiser – is on Thursday evening, June 12. This year, it will take place in GrandTen Distilling, one of Southie’s newest enterprises (at 383 Dorchester Avenue). There’ll be prizes, auctions, the “Big Wheel” of chance, and lots of friendship, awards, and good will. BY RICK WINTERSON
Did you know that South Boston is home to a distillery – GrandTen Distilling? It’s a small operation by many standards of comparison, but this is a case where “small is beautiful”. GrandTen Distilling at 383 Dorchester Avenue creates unique gin, rum, and whiskey, along with designer cordials and liqueurs. Matt and Spencer, the founders of GrandTen, have generously offered their 383 Dorchester Avenue facility for Medicine Wheel Productions’ key 2014 fundraiser – “Turning the Wheel”, Thursday evening, June 12, 7 to 10 p.m. Medicine Wheel Productions is a local South Boston organization which works tirelessly with youth at risk. As just one example of what they do, you may have seen (or walked through) the No Man’s Land Park in back of the South Boston High School. The Park’s pathways, landscaping, and sculptured artifacts were
A nook in the No Man’s Land Park, created by Medicine Wheel’s youth. “And the road goes ever on …”
made by youth, who have been employed there during summers since 1997. As an interesting historic note, the title to “No Man’s Land” is unclear. It could have once been the east facing wall of Boston’s original reservoir – No Man’s Land is the highest natural point in the City. Whether it belongs to Boston or to the Feds (as part of the Dorchester Heights National Park) is unknown. South Boston Online interviewed Michael Dowling, the Artistic Director of Medicine Wheel Productions, in their gallery at 110 K Street. He and his Event Committee members were stuffing invitations to their June 12 fundraiser. His enthusiasm for the upcoming event was boundless. Michael promised that the “Turning the Wheel” fundraiser will be “a real blast” (in
Michael’s own words, of course). He’s very grateful that GrandTen Distilling is hosting the evening. He says, “Their place has a great atmosphere, we plan some great food, and there’ll be a lot of fun activities.” One of these activities is the “Wheel That Turns” – a huge (ten feet across) wheel that’s loaded with prizes and gift cards. There’ll be an auction as well, courtesy of South Boston’s Tom Tinlin, who (in addition to his many other talents) is a crack auctioneer. How about a trip to St. Thomas as a live auction item? Be sure to put in a bid.
Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry will be on hand as the Honorary Hosts of the June 12 “Turning the Wheel” event. In a brief, mid-evening program, six “Medicine Men, Women, and Youth” will be recognized for their efforts on behalf of Medicine Wheel and the South Boston community. The awardees are Suzanne Bump, Mark McGonagle, Mary Dowling, Kathleen Bitetti, Shane Hampton, and Saido Mohamed. You know many or perhaps all of them – congratulate them in person on the evening of June 12. At the end of this interview, Michael Dowling reflected upon Medicine Wheel and the South Boston community. He expressed his gratitude for Medicine Wheel’s Board members and the acceptance of the activities Medicine Wheel sponsors, including recovery groups, art classes, a Bible study group, and art as a way to engage the youth of South Boston . Michael closed by saying, “We really feel we have become part of the South Boston community.” See you at GrandTen (383 Dot Ave.) on June 12.
Yes, there’s also adult art training at Medicine Wheel Productions. All of you who want to develop your talents are welcome to enroll.
Medicine Wheel’s Artistic Director Michael Dowling is busily sending out invitations to the “Turning the Wheel” fete on June 12.
May 29, 2014
Lynch’s Veterans Day Moment of Silence Amendment Passes House This week, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) offered a bipartisan amendment to add the text of his legislation, the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act, to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, served as a co-sponsor of the amendment. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives
approved the amendment by voice vote and passed the larger National Defense Authorization Act the next day. Congressman Lynch said, “We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to America’s veterans who have served to protect and defend our country and the ideals that we cherish. This moment of silence is a simple but meaningful way for all of us to come together to acknowledge their
sacrifices, express our thanks, and to let them and their families know we have not forgotten their service to our country.” The Veterans Day Moment of Silence Amendment calls for two minutes of silence every Veterans Day to recognize and reflect on the service and sacrifices of all veterans, past and present. Its set time of 2:11 EST allows for all 50 states and Puerto Rico to take part. The
amendment was the inspiration of the Bendetson family: Daniel, Michael, and their father, Dr. Peter Bendetson, of Weston, Massachusetts. “It was my honor and privilege to offer this amendment on behalf of the Bendetsons,” continued Lynch. “I am very pleased that it passed in the House of Representatives and I thank Congressman Boustany for his support.”
Dan McCole’s latest Watercolor - Carlos and the Pope South Boston Open Studio this Sunday Dan McCole’s Watercolor studio at the Distillery will be open to the public during the South Boston Spring Open Studio’s, this Sunday, June 1. Dan, as well as over 50 visual artists and craftspeople with studios in the Distillery, 516 East Second Street, King Terminal, 570 East First Street and the 555 Gallery,
555 East Second Street will be participating and will be on hand to exhibit and discuss their works, this Sunday, June 1 from noon to five p.m The weekend exhibit will include many artists who have shown their works locally, nationally and internationally. Some are well established and others are emerging, but all will be showing the results of their yearlong commitment to their talents. Exhibits throughout the studios will
Save the Date Please save the date for a time of prayer in your hectic schedule and join us in celebrating the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Sunday June 8th, at 10:00 A.M. Mass following Pentecost Sunday. Unity & Diversity prayers song dance, ritual, and scripture will be shared in various languages in expressions. A collation immediately following mass will be held at Fr. Buckley Park (weather permitting) and also include ethinic dishes and refreshments. Anyone interested in planning, preparing, participating, or providing, please call the office at 617-268-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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include: oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, metals, mixed media, decorative art, graphic design, digital media, screen printing, photography, jewelry making and installation works. The exhibits will be hosted by the artists and craftspeople in their working environments at: The Distillery, 516 East Second Street; The King Terminal, 570 East First Street. and 555 Gallery, 555 East Second Street.
May 29, 2014
South Boston Catholic Academy News
South Boston Catholic Academy recently took part in a city-wide environmental initiative sponsored by “Southie Trees”. With the help of a Northeastern University Co-op student, Maggie Poyant who coordinated the project, the school was able to receive two beautiful trees and dozens of flowers to be planted on school grounds. The grade 6th students took on this
special project as a way to leave their mark on South Boston Catholic Academy. South Boston Catholic Academy is currently accepting applications for all classes PreSchool- Grade 6 www.sbcatholicacademy.org. Please contact; Mrs. Barbara Keohane to schedule a tour of the school at email@example.com or phone 617-268-2326 for more information.
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South Boston High Track Team Celebrates The South Boston High track team celebrates their division championship on Tuesday, May 20 at White Stadium. The team took part in a two-day city league track championship with other Boston Public Schools this week.
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Meet Daniyah Johnson Young girl likes to sing, read, and have fun. BY KEVIN DEVLIN
She’s a shy, quiet girl who is only just beginning her journey in life. Her name is Daniyah Johnson. Daniyah, 11, is the daughter of Kindra and Dewan. She has a younger sister named Myleece and a younger brother named Donyae. She’s in the sixth grade at the Harbor Pilot School in Dorchester. She’s doing okay in school and plans on doing better. She enjoys going to singing class and playing soccer in the gym. Her favorite subject is math.
In her leisure time, Daniyah she enjoys playing hula hoop with her sister, or playing on the swings and the seesaw with her brother and sister at Ronan
Park in Dorchester. She also likes to read Japanese backward comic books and play with her brother’s Xbox. Her favorite color is purple and she loves
chicken. Her favorite entertainer is Beyonce, and you guessed it, someday she hopes on being a professional singer. At the South Boston Boys and Girls Club, Daniyah likes going to the PreTeen Lounge, the Computer Clubhouse, the Homework Room, and the Games Room. And she enjoys interacting with Club staff. “The staff has fun personalities,” she said. “They’re fair and they are all nice to me and other members.” If our youngster was the President of the United States, she would, “…Stop youth violence, block out inappropriate shows on TV, and help poor people.”
The Notre Dame Education Center Celebrates The Accomplishments of The Class of 2014: This June 13th, at 7:00pm at the Ironworkers Hall in South Boston, The Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC) will celebrate the accomplishments of its 2014 graduating class.
This class consists of 49 students who have made strides to empower themselves through education by earning their High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
The Notre Dame Education Center, located on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, prides itself on being a “place of hope” for adult learners and youth who reside in and around the
Boston area. Each year, NDEC’s graduation ceremony is a source of pride for the students, staff, and teachers, as they come together to reflect and celebrate the steps each student has made towards a better, brighter, future. Invited guests to NDEC’s graduation ceremony include local politicians, community and business partners, teachers, staff, and supporters. All of these individuals will gather on this memorable day to support the NDEC graduates, who are proud of this opportunity to walk across the stage and receive their diploma or certificate knowing full well the obstacles they have overcome to reach their academic goal. Each student is walking away from NDEC with a renewed sense of hope for the future, as many of them will continue their education at esteemed universities, or enter the workforce, bettering themselves and the lives of their families. Through NDEC’s competent staff and comprehensive support services, our 2014 graduates are receiving more than just a degree; they are receiving the necessary skills to become responsible, contributing members of our communities and society.
May 29, 2014
Holocaust Speaker at the Heights Nazis,” he said. “They were deter-
Child survivor tells his story to Boston Green Academy students
mined to destroy the Jewish people. Their depravity as human beings was without limitations.”
BY KEVIN DEVLIN
On Tuesday, May 20, a child survivor of the Holocaust told his eye-opening story to attentive Boston Green Academy students. His name is Isaac Jack Trompetter. Trompetter was born in Holland in 1942. The day before his birth, his father was rounded up by the Nazis. Along with other Jewish men, his dad was taken to a local school gym where they were beaten and examined by Nazi doctors and their collaborators. Luckily his dad was released the next day and reunited with his wife and newborn son. Holland, a neutral country in WWI, wasn’t afforded the same courtesy by the German Blitzkrieg, and the country was easily conquered in 1940. The Nazis methodically took control of every facet of Dutch life. Trompetter’s parents realized the only way they could save their son was to send him into hiding. They had to give him up and be separated from him without really knowing where he was going to live. If they knew at the time and they were captured, it would jeopardize his safety as well as those who were taking care of him. Sadly, they really didn’t know if they’d ever see him again. From 1942 until 1945, from three months to three years of age, he was moved to various locations. He lived with his aunt, then in an orphanage, and finally with the DeGroot family on a farm in eastern Holland. If he was discovered, he (along with those he was with) surely would have been transported to concentration camps. He would have ended up as another statistic, another worthless Jew wiped out
Trompetter said his mom told him she prayed for him every night when they were separated. He knows he has to live life to the fullest every day because he was fortunate. Fortunate his parents were brave enough to send him away to protect him. Fortunate that others (from left to right) Isaac Jack Trompetter’s daughter, Tanya McCrea, Isaac Jack Trompetter, and Boston Green Academy teacher, Lucia Mandelbaum, pictured in the school auditorium up at the Heights.
by the gruesome Final Solution. “Imagine their courage,” Trompetter said. “They were only high school and college students helping out. If they were caught we would all have been sent to labor or concentration camps and eventually be destroyed. People had to be creative and courageous to save Jews in that extraordinary time. I’m fortunate to have had others who resisted and found hiding places for me.” Luckily he survived and was reunited with his parents in 1945. The only way they could truly confirm their son’s identity was by a piece of clothing his mother had saved. The matching clothing proved without a doubt that he was their son. In 1949, his aunt sponsored his family, and they moved to Brooklyn, New York. In America they started over but never truly forgot the past. How could they. Seventy-two percent of European Jews (6.2 million) were murdered by Adolf Hitler and his henchmen. Sixty members of Trompetter’s extended family never returned home from the Nazi concentration camps. His own mother had to say goodbye to her parents when the Nazis came to take them away. In retrospect, deep down inside, he said his mom knew she would
never see them again. Unfortunately, that scene was replayed throughout Europe countless times. Trompetter said he survived because people with compassion knew it was the right thing to do, albeit a dangerous one. “You didn’t bargain with the
took him in, fed him, clothed him, and most importantly, loved him as their own. He understands that it’s his responsibility to talk about the horrors of the Holocaust and about the brave people who protected him. He realizes that we, the Human Race, must never forget those dark days. And hope it doesn’t happen again.
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St. Peter Academy Kindergarten 1 News Spring is a time of new life and that was witnessed first hand in the K1 classroom at St. Peter Academy when Miss Sawyer’s class hatched 3 chicks named Elsa, Anna and Olaf! Miss Sawyer got 8 eggs and an incubator from Herb Hill Farm in Andover and she and her class learned how important it was to make sure that the temperature and humidity level were exactly right. The eggs had to be turned an odd number of turns every 3-5 hours so they had to mark the eggs with an “X” on one side and an “O” on the other. They kept a log noting when each egg was turned. The hatching process is supposed to take 21 days, but our chicks were born 2 days early. The K1 class was so excited when one morning they came to school and one of the eggs had a tiny hole in it. The children would walk up to the incubator to see the hole getting bigger and bigger. They could hear the chick chirping inside the egg. When the first chick hatched from the smallest egg, the smiles on the childrens’ faces were
animals at the farm. They got to feed the baby goats and brush the animals. They learned what it is like to work on a farm. According to Miss Sawyer,“ When Anna burst out of the egg I saw ear to ear smiles on the childrens’ faces and it brought tears to my eyes. This is exactly why I wanted to do this in my classroom. It was a very special moment that I shared with my first K1 class at St. Peter Academy and I plan to do this with every class from now on.”
Miss Sawyer and her class are reunited with the chicks.
priceless. “Anna” was a brown chick with a yellow spot on its head. About 2 hours later, “Elsa”, the second chick was born. Elsa was an all yellow chick. The last chick hatched during the night, so the children were very happy to meet “Olaf”, another brown chick with a yellow head, when they arrived the next day. They brought their parents to their classroom to meet their new chicks. Miss Sawyer taught the children how to keep the chicks alive after their birth. They put the chicks
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Callan and Elizabeth watch the goats eat hay.
Joaquin, Caroline, Ruth and Evy visit the chicks.
Noelle, Caroline, Riley and Jacki feeding the goats.
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Honan-Allston Boston Public Library Branch, 300 N. Harvard ST, Allston BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris ST, East Boston BCYF Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins HWY, Roslindale Monday, June 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm BCYF Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont ST, Roxbury Thursday, June 5 from 2 pm to 4 pm
are hosting free
Roxbury Resource Center, 2201 Washington ST, Roxbury
South Boston Resource Center, 489 East Broadway, South Boston
Sessions on Postal job opportunities in these Boston neighborhoods.
Apply at www.usps.com/employment Applicants are not required to attend a session to apply for postal positions.
The USPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
May 29, 2014
7th Year Remembrance
Sheryl Ann Kaufman April 10, 1963 - May 23, 2007
(My Boston Beauty) You honored me in life You were my best friend My soul mate, My beautiful bride When my time comes I will be the Luckiest man in the world ~ I will be spending eternity with you.
Your Loving Husband & Family
May 29, 2014
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BUYER 1
Gobert, Chad B
Olevsky, Timothy M
Navarre, Susan L
49 Mount Ida Rd #3
Shehan, Paul G
10 Branton St
Beaulieu, Jacqueline D
75 Bolton St #75A
Tierney, Heather A
486 E 3rd St #15
Morgan, Tami O
8 Vinton St #1
Obrien, Patrick R
Obrien, Theresa R
Morgan, Dwane N
Walleigh, Adrian G
386 E 8th St #1
Tir Na Nog LLC
719 E 5th St
20F Street LLC
20 F St
20F Street LLC
Ryan, Mary J
20 F St
Rasta Baby LLC
Highland RT LLC
1 Quincy Pl
Ronan 953 LLC
114 Harrishof St
21 Wormwood St #620
Cordova, Andrea F
587 E 8th St #1
Fopiano, Lauren T
Lori A Fopiano T
Fopiano, Richard F
43 Saint Margaret St #2
Irving, Kadizha E
Sims, Jared A
47 Holworthy St #2
Harrington, Leah A
15 I St #1
Langlitz, Joseph H
Ryan, Tracey A Bell, John M
Passeneau, Joseph P
296 Savin Hill Ave #2
Northrop, Amanda L
78 Sawyer Ave #1
Vergato, John A
Beillman, John C
7 King St #2
Pasciucco, Peter D
Pasciucco, John J
Langlitz, Meredith A
Mercurio, Jamie E
944 Dorchester Ave #59
37 P Street LLC
31 P St #1
East 2nd Street LLC
858 E 2nd St #6
East 2nd Street LLC
858 E 2nd St #7
Cartolano, Joseph M
East 2nd Street LLC
858 E 2nd St #4
Pietschv, Robert B
Pietsch, Michelle K
Nealon, Patrick S
52 Sudan Street LLC
52 Sudan St #2
Travis, Robert W
East 2nd Street LLC
858 E 2nd St #8
Tong, Stephen S
Tong, Kathy C
162 H Street RT
162 H St #1
Ricker, Andrea M
535 East 1st Street Inc
535 E 1st St #2
Strong Women, Strong Girls to Honor SB Woman as One of Ten Women Making a Difference Strong Women, Strong Girls, a nationally recognized mentoring program that closes the ambition gap with pre-adolescent girls in low-income communities, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by honoring ten women who have helped build communities of women committed to supporting positive social change. The event, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management and hosted by Kim Carrigan, cohost of The Financial Exchange on AM680 WRKO, will take place on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Revere Hotel in Boston. President of Simmons College, Helen Drinan of South Boston, is one of the ten women being recognized for her outstand-
ing contribution in the field of higher education. “Helen Drinan leads an allfemale institution and continually focuses on helping other women reach their potential,” said Haviva Kohl, National President, Strong Women, Strong Girls. “Helen has spent her career breaking down barriers so other women can achieve their potential and take on leadership roles.” “I am honored to be recognized by Strong Women Strong Girls, an organization that promotes many of the same values that I have, and that we advocate at Simmons College,” said Drinan. “Natixis Global Asset Management is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Strong
Women, Strong Girls 10th anniversary event as they honor Helen Drinan and the nine other inspirational women who are making a difference in our
communities,” said John Hailer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Global Asset Management – The Americas and Asia.
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