Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Moynihan wrote for the Arlington Advocate for 47 years.
Wednesday, May 1
Walter V. Moynihan, an award winning area journalist and sports writer, died peacefully Sunday, April 28, in Acton. He was 88. He was born March 1, 1925, in Concord, the son of the late John H. and Alice (Boothroyd) Moynihan. Mr. Moynihan was a Maynard High School graduate and served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe and Africa during WWII. A graduate of Boston University School of Communications, he was a journalist and sports writer for the Arlington Advocate for 47 years, and received many accolades for his work including recognition by the National Press Association. Mr. Moynihan especially loved time spent with his family. He enjoyed York Beach and was remembered as the biggest supporter of women’s athletics and sports. A…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Acton voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Acton is green and blue: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Acton, 33.1 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here are details on Monday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is set for 9 tonight. This is the final debate before Nov. 6 elections. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. [UPDATE 4:23: earlier versions of this story included FOX as a broadcast option. Butboston.com reports that FOX will not be carrying the debate live because of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series between the Giants and Cardinals tonight beginning with the pregame show at 7:30 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL, myfoxboston.com. Full info on Monday night's debate, as …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Vote in our Patch Poll on the legacy of Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero,' who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart bypass surgery, certainly was a hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Armstrong began his career as a Navy fighter pilot and test pilot before being tapped for a highly …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
This obituary was provided by the Dee Funeral Home in Concord, MA.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Provided by the Dee Funeral Home in Concord, MA: Name: Connor C. Brandon Dates: Birth date: June 12, 1993 Death date: July 27, 2012 Obituary: Connor Campbell Brandon, 19, of Acton, died by accident Friday July 27, 2012 in Boston. He was the beloved son of William and Lisa Brandon of Acton and was born in Cambridge on June 12, 1993. A great friend to many in the Acton and Boxborough communities, he attended Acton schools and was a 2011 graduate of Acton-Boxborough High School where he lettered in Varsity Lacrosse. He was an active participant in many sports including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, football wrestling and skiing. Connor received Presidential Awards for community service from both Presidents Bush and Obama and growing up was a …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Iconic Acton Mother of Five Passes.
Friday, June 1, 2012
A wake will be held this afternoon and evening at the Acton Funeral Home for one of the most kindest, selfless women the town of Acton has ever known. Anna Madeline (Brady) Mayer, born January 21, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Sunday evening at Emerson Hospital in Concord, surrounded by her close-knit family. Her wake will be held today from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the 470 Massachusetts Ave. funeral home. She moved to Huckleberry Lane in 1965 with her husband, the late Joseph C. Mayer, and four of her five sons, John, Chuck, Kenny and Brady. It was there Mrs. Mayer and her husband built one of the most beloved residences in town and for 20 years the place where most kids wanted to be. Nary an afternoon would pass - winter, spring, …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Deceased's name: Willie (Charlene) Turner | Age: 78 | Date: 5/24/2012 | Hometown: Imboden, AR.
Willie (Charlene) Turner passed away on May 24, 2012, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She was born at home on May 7, 1934, in Imboden, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Leon, and her four children, Terry, Tracy, Todd and Tammy. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Jesse, Alisa and Timmy. She was also blessed with the wives and partners of her children, Nami Turner, Beth Johnson, Carol Haddad and Jon Garber. She is also survived by her sister, Charlotte Williams of Pocahontas, Ark., and is predeceased by her brother Jack, sister Coralee and her parents. She was an amazingly wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, friend and advocate. She was dearly loved and will be missed beyond words. Willie worked as a nurse for …
Monday, May 28, 2012
A message from Acton Veteran Jim Ettwein.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Oscar Kress was laid to rest on Wednesday, May 23, in Woodlawn Cemetery. After a funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth’s in Acton, the funeral procession passed by the Acton Minute Men at the new Veterans’ Monument on the green in the center. The hearse paused and the Minute Men fired a volley in Oscar’s honor. We proceeded on to the cemetery where a military honor guard was waiting. After some brief remarks by Father Walter, the honor guard fired 3 volleys from each of the 3 riflemen. They then folded the flag from Oscar’s coffin in the traditional Army ceremony that is so very impressive to watch. Precision, respect, and care as they presented the flag to Lucille, Oscar’s widow, along with the spent cartridges from the rifles. Oscar was born in…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Debra J. Elkhoury, 50, of Acton passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 to cancer.