Thursday, September 13, 2012
Did you spot the paraglider over Salem on Tuesday?
Twenty-five-year-old Patrick Tarmey of Peabody ran afoul of the law this past Tuesday on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 when he went paragliding through Salem. The Salem News reports that Tarmey purposefully stayed away from the power plant, mindful to avoid sending the wrong signal, but got close enough to the downtown to startle residents, according to several people who called the Salem Police Department. According to the paper, Tarmey flew about 150 feet over the North River early that evening, which brough traffic to a screeching halt on the bypass road from Beverly to Salem. Tarmey, who owns Paramotor Tours, eventually touched down in Furlong Park in Salem and was quickly approached by two police officers. …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Peabody firefighter Jim Rice and Worcester firefighter Jon Davies both died in the line of duty in December. The two men were honored again Tuesday, along with 20 other Bay State firefighters who have died recently.
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 within two weeks of each other 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. The portion of the ceremony on Davies and Rice begins at …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A ceremony was held Tuesday morning outside Fire Headquarters to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
The rumbling noises of mid-morning traffic headed up and down Lowell Street came to a halt for about 20 minutes Tuesday so as not to disrupt the the somber scene in front of Fire Headquarters. The Fire Department gathered along with Mayor Ted Bettencourt, several members of the Police Department, City Hall employees and several residents to remember the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Bettencourt spoke briefly about the "tremendous" loss felt across the nation that day, and at home in Peabody as family and friends learned three of Peabody's own were lost as well. Peabody native Christine Barbuto, N. Janis Lasden and Donald DiTullio all perished aboard American Airlines Flight 11 at the Twin Towers. Bettencourt …
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Today we remember those who died in the September 11 attacks and their families. In the past 11 years much has changed, but are we any safer? The attacks served as the starting point for the War on Terror which sent millions of men and women into battle, drastic changes in security, economic affects, cultural and foreign policy changes. The day also marked the start of a manhunt, the arrests of several al-Quaeda members, and eventual capture of Osama bin Laden. Today, we reflect on what happened on that horrific morning and all that has happened since. We want to know what you think: Is America a safer place today?
Monday, September 10, 2012
Fallen firefighter James Rice and 22 other Bay State firefighters who recently died will be honored Tuesday in Boston along with firefighters who died 11 years ago at the Twin Towers.
Fallen Peabody Firefighter James Rice's name will be added to the Ring of Honor Tuesday night outside the State House along with 22 other firefighters' names. The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Board will hold its annual ceremony at Ashburton Park at the State House to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 and Bay State firefighters who have recently died. Along with Rice, Worcester Firefighter Jon Davies' name will also be added to the memorial -- both men were killed in the line of duty within weeks of each other this past December. Tuesday's ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and includes a procession of firefighters, pipes and drum bands and honor guards and the reading of the 23 new names added to the brick ring that surrounds the…
The Fire Department and Mayor Bettencourt will hold a brief public ceremony Tuesday morning outside Fire Headquarters.
Tuesday marks 11 years since the tragic terrorist attacks that claimed 3,000 lives aboard jetliners in New York and Pennsylvania and public safety personnel at the base of the Twin Towers. In honor of all those who lost their lives that Sept. 11, the city will hold its annual public remembrance service Tuesday morning in front of Fire Headquarters. Mayor Ted Bettencourt will join the Fire Department in a brief commemoration service. The schedule is as follows: The city put on a special parade and ceremonies for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 last year along with readying the small park on Grandview Avenue for the occasion. The half-acre plot of land was turned into a memorial to Peabody's three victims in the terrorist attacks: Christine…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
North Shore cities and towns are preparing to remember Sept. 11, 2001.
As they’ve done every Sept. 11 since 2001, Peabody city officials and public safety officers will gather again this Sunday to pay special tribute to those who died in the terrorist attacks 10 years ago. The death toll included three Peabody victims: N. Janis Lasden, Donald DiTullio and Christine Barbuto. While an entire decade has now passed and Americans have seen some milestones in the War on Terror, perhaps most symbolically the death of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden earlier this year, much remains the same as long as American troops are deployed overseas continuing the fight. “I don’t think you can ever have any closure,” said Mayor Michael Bonfanti in a past interview. “We’re ever reminded that we have to be vigilant…always be …