Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The memorial honors eight Sept. 11 victims who had ties to Newton.
Less than a month after starting construction on the site, the Newton Sept. 11 Memorial is finally completed. As a way to mark the memorial's completion and honor the local victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee will hold a dedication ceremony at the memorial site this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. “It was my dream to bring this memorial to life,” Committee Chairman Sande Young said in a press release. “We wanted to build something beautiful and enduring in response to the death and destruction of the terrorist attacks.” The memorial, which is located in front of Newton Fire Headquarters, includes a walkway with engraved bricks displaying personal messages from donors as well as granite …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The memorial, which will be located at Fire Headquarters, will honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and in particular, eight victims who had ties to Newton. Tuesday's ceremony concluded with a reading of the Newton victims' names.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The city held a somber ceremony this morning on the steps of the War Memorial at Newton City Hall. Mayor Setti Warren offered remarks along with Post 440 Commander Tom Shoemaker, Fire Chief Bruice Proia and Newton clergy members.
Newton will mark the September 11 anniversary with two ceremonies today.
Where were you eleven years ago today? Although more than a decade has passed since September 11, 2001, the moments and memories surrounding that day remain crystal clear for many. Those memories, as well as the memories of the September 11 victims, will be shared throughout Newton today as the city holds two ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the attacks. The first ceremony will be held outside City Hall on the steps of the War Memorial, where local officals will offer remarks starting at 9:30 a.m. Later today, the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee and Mayor Setti Warren will officially break ground on the city's September 11 memorial, which honors eight victims with Newton ties who were killed in the attacks: The Newton September 11 …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The memorial will honor the eight people with Newton ties who were killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
The memorial will honor eight people Newton lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
After 18 months of planning, outreach and fundraising, the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee officially has a groundbreaking date for its memorial to honor the eight people Newton lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The committee will break ground on the new memorial next month during a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at Newton Fire Headquarters, the site of the future memorial. “As a veteran and Mayor of this great city, I have been honored to work with the [Newton] 9-11 Memorial Committee,” Mayor Setti Warren said in a press release issued by the committee. “This memorial will serve as a place of remembrance and reflection for generations to come." Warren is set to speak during …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The 9-11 Memorial Committee has decided on a new site for the memorial, which will commemorate Newton's victims of 9/11.
A memorial honoring Newton's Sept. 11 victims has finally found a home. Following a vote at its Jan. 10 meeting, the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee approved of the Newton Fire Headquarters as the site for the city's Sept. 11 memorial. "It’s very exciting to finally have a site, a home for the memorial," Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee Chair Sande Young told Newton Patch last week. The committee had previously proposed a memorial site at Newton City Hall to commemorate the eight Newton residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. However, the Parks & Recreation Commission recently placed a moratorium on memorials located on City Hall or War Memorial property. Parks & Recreation Commissioner Bob DeRubeis explained to that back in …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Photos of some of the people in the region who died on Sept. 11, 2001, or memorials to them.
Sept. 11, 2001, claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, and among them were residents emmeshed in our communities, lives and hearts. Here is a look at photos of some of the people in the region who died on Sept. 11, in the Twin Towers, or aboard the four hijacked planes. Also pictured are memorials remembering those who lost their lives that day.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A roundup of 9/11 features from the region.
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Sept. 11 changed the lives of everyone who then enlisted in the military. For one Newton man, that resulted in death.
The questions are carved in the stone of a memorial bench right near the quiet veterans' memorial at Boston College: "CAN YOU DO MORE, CAN YOU DO BETTER, CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?" Then, also carved in stone, are some of the most basic facts of David S. Connolly's life: Major, U.S. Army Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan December 12, 1967 - April 6, 2005. Class of 1994 Connolly, who grew up in Newton Highlands and was a Boston College graduate, died when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding crashed some 80-miles south of Kabul, Afghanistan, killing everyone onboard. According to an Associated Press story at the time, the crew had been delivering people, mail and supplies when it went down. Officials said there had been …