Monday, September 12, 2011
Town hosts 375th anniversary celebration while honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Dedham knows how to party, even at 375 years old. The Dedham 375 Steering Committee celebrated the town's 375th birthday while honoring the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks with a celebration and barbeque at the Endicott Estate Saturday. Dedham 375 Committee co-chair Marie Louise Kehoe said at least 6,500 people attended the event. "It's a wonderful day," Kehoe said. "The turnout today shows people's appreciation for the town." Town Administrator William Keegan said at least 6,000 Dedham 375 buttons were sold prior to the event. The townwide ceremony featured complimentary food, live music, historic trolley tours, information booths and children's activities. The Chuck Wagon offered hot dogs and hamburgers to attendees, who feasted …
Dedham 375 Birthday BBQ Celebration commenced with an opening ceremony honoring our servicemembers and remembering September 11.
Dedham honored servicemembers past and present while remembering the tragedy and heroes of September 11 at the opening ceremony for Dedham's 375th birthday celebration on Saturday. Following the ceremony, which featured remarks from Congressman Stephen Lynch among other town and government officials, a townwide barbecue and celebration was held on the grounds of the Endicott Estate providing food for the masses along with entertainment for all ages in the form of rides, games, activities and live music.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Dedham Patch helped contribute toward a nationwide photo project chronicling the many faces changed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Friday, September 9, 2011
A look at what area towns are doing to commemorate the anniversary.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 had far-reaching ramifications and have affected many lives over the last 10 years. In honor of those who were lost and those who lost someone on that day, several local communities are commemorating Sept. 11 with various ceremonies. In Lexington, the Fire Department and Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association will hold remembrance ceremonies. The morning ceremony, at 9:30 a.m. at the firefighters monument, will feature a keynote address by state Sen. Ken Donnelly, D-Arlington, a former Lexington Fire Lieutenant. And, in the evening, the faith communities of Lexington, representing many traditions, will gather at the Battle Green at 6 p.m. to host a remembrance gathering themed "Hope from Our Hearts." The town …
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
A look at some of the local residents affected by 9/11.
While most Massachusetts residents watched in sadness as the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfolded before their eyes on television, others felt the heartbreak in more personal ways. The above photos look at some of those affected by the attacks 10 years ago.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Christie Coombs remembers her husband, Jeff Coombs, a Dedham native and DHS alum.
As they hugged, word spread that Christie’s husband, Jeff Combs, died on American Airlines Flight 11 when terrorists steered it into the North Tower in New York. Jeff, a Dedham High School class of 1977 graduate, and Christie, married in 1984. “His family was his first priority. Always. He always made it known that he was a father first – even before a husband,” Christie said. The kids have since grown up – ages 17, 21 and 23 – and Christie has turned initial anger and grief into non-profit work. Christie has helped raise thousands through an annual 5K road race in Abington every Sept. 18 – Jeff’s birthday. Christie also holds a holiday celebration in December for soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. She helped …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
While most of us can remember the exact moment and the exact place we were when we found out about the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., there is a large population largely unaware. Even seniors in high school were under the age of 9 when the attack happened. How do you talk with your kids about the events of Sept. 11? What limits do you keep when discussing it? Let us know in the comment section below.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Congressman Lynch offers statement about 9/11 mastermind being killed, while state Sen. Rush prohibited from comment.
Due to his active duty in the Naval Reserves, state Sen. Michael Rush was told that he is not allowed to comment about the death of Osama bin Laden. Rush is currently overseas in the Middle East and passed along word that he hopes to have a column about his life overseas for Memorial Day, said Rush's Chief of Staff John Regan. Congressman Stephen Lynch was able to comment, and released the following statement in regards to the death of Osama bin Laden. "A mass murderer has been brought to justice and a threat to innocent American civilians has been eliminated. Our thanks and appreciation go out to the Navy Seals, our intelligence community and our brave men and women in uniform who once again have given us great reason to be proud of …