Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Peabody native and U.S. Army Capt. Steven Patten returned home recently to present a special flag in honor of fellow native Christine Barbuto. A memorial garden in her name was dedicated at PVMHS last week.
The transformation of one school courtyard into a serene and contemplative garden was, in a way, symbolic of the larger shift to move past tragedy to joyful memories of a vibrant, friendly and committed young woman, one of Peabody’s own. “This garden represents a community coming together and turning a tragedy into something good. Christine's life was cut short, but her memory will live on here and she will not be forgotten,” said Eric Buckley last week. Buckley, the assistant principal at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, was speaking before a large crowd of local officials, teachers, friends and others who turned out Thursday afternoon to dedicate the new memorial garden at PVMHS in honor of Christine Barbuto. Barbuto, a Peabody …
Friday, October 26, 2012
City and school officials said the garden represents the community coming together to turn a tragedy into something good -- Barbuto will never be forgotten.
A large crowd turned out Thursday afternoon to dedicate a memorial garden at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in honor of Christine Barbuto. Barbuto, whose late mother taught at PVMHS, graduated in 1986. She was on American Airlines Flight 11 when it crashed into one of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. The garden was created and paid for thanks to many volunteer efforts in the community and some funding from the Community Preservation Committee. "This garden represents a community coming together and turning a tragedy into something good. Christine's life was cut short, but her memory will live on here and she will not be forgotten," said PVMHS Assistant Principal Eric Buckley. The following original poem was penned by PVMHS English…
Monday, September 12, 2011
City officials, public safety officers and neighbors gathered for an intimate ceremony Sunday morning at the 9/11 Memorial Park at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Fitz Road.
City officials, public safety officers and neighbors gathered for an intimate ceremony Sunday morning at the 9/11 Memorial Park at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Fitz Road. The location for the park was selected particularly because the small vacant plot of land was just two doors down from where two of Peabody's victims — N. Janis Lasden and Donald DiTullio — lived. Similar memorial services were held Monday at the Police Department and Fire Department.
The Peabody police commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with memorial ceremonies at the police station after leading a parade up from Peabody Square.
The Peabody police commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with memorial ceremonies at the police station after leading a parade up from Peabody Square. Guest speakers included Mayor Michael Bonfanti and Congressman John Tierney. The police service followed an earlier ceremony at the city's 9/11 Memorial Park on Grandview Avenue. Officers then headed down to Fire Headquarters to conclude the day's ceremonies.
Peabody firefighters remember the victims and officers lost on Sept. 11, 2001 on Sunday morning, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Peabody firefighters remembered the victims and officers lost on Sept. 11, 2001 on Sunday morning, the 10th anniversary of the attacks, in a ceremony outside Fire Headquarters. Ceremonies were also held at the police station and the city's 9/11 Memorial Park on Grandview Avenue.
After a more intimate service at the 9/11 Memorial Park, a parade marched off from Peabody Square to the police station for another ceremony, followed by a third outside Fire Headquarters.
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- Bob Roche
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday morning's ceremonies drew emotional responses from many residents who stood watching and those participating in the memorial services for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
From across the country, this Patch site and hundreds of others captured the faces, keepsakes, memorials, ceremonies, flags, fundraisers, deployments and the still-raw emotions that have followed the attacks of Sept. 11 and its 10th anniversary this year.
Peabody high school seniors reflect on Sept. 11, 2001, along with staff at the school.
No matter the fact that they were seven- or eight-years-old and in second grade, high school seniors still remember those moments – what they were doing and what other people were saying – 10 years ago today. “I remember teachers being called out of class to the office…everyone was crying,” recalls Brianca, who was a second-grader at St. John the Baptist School at the time. It wasn’t until she got home that her parents told her what had happened that morning on Sept. 11, 2001. “There was just mass confusion,” said Adam, who was a student at the West School 10 years ago – everyone was quickly dismissed and sent home. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School seniors in an Advanced Placement Government and Politics class taught by Ken McCue, the…
Locals recall their memories of 9/11 and what has changed in the last decade.
North Shore residents and public safety officers recall where they were on Sept. 11, 2001 and how the world has changed in the decade since.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 claimed the lives of three local victims.
When American Airlines Flight 11, hijacked by terrorists, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on 8:46 a.m. on Sept 11, 2001, it claimed the lives of three Peabody victims. N. Janis Lasden, 46, and her boyfriend, Donald DiTullio, 49, who had moved to Peabody from Lynn several years before, were embarking on a vacation to Palm Springs, Fla. Christine Barbuto, 32, a Peabody native who was living in Brookline, was heading to Los Angeles on a business trip with several of her colleagues. Peabody will hold memorial ceremonies this morning on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.