Monday, May 20, 2013
Dr. Kanako Miura, 36, of Japan, was killed in the Kenmore Square area on Sunday in a bike accident.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Sunday the woman killed in a bike accident on Sunday in the Kenmore Square area was a 36-year-old visiting scientist. Dr. Kanako Miura, 36, a visiting scientist at MIT and a native of Japan died during a collision with a motor vehicle on Sunday afternoon. Miura had been at MIT since the fall of 2012, the university said, and was on a one-year program in MIT’s computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, where she worked on research contributing to robots, specifically creating life-like motion, according to her LinkedIn profile. Miura had a B.E. in aerospace engineering, M.E and Ph.D. in information science from the Tohoku University, Japan. She also received a Ph.D. in …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
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…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Christopher Weigl, who had been pursuing a master's degree at Boston University, was killed in a bike accident on Thursday morning on Commonwealth Avenue.
The cyclist who was fatally injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on Commonwealth Avenue on Thursday morning has been identified. Christopher Weigl, 23, was struck by a 16-wheeler truck around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, in the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street near the Agganis Arena. The truck had been making a right-hand turn onto St. Paul Street as Weigl traveled east on Comm. Ave. He was reportedly heading to class when the incident occured. The accident is still being investigated by the Boston Police Department. A Southborough, MA native and recent Skidmore College graudate, Weigl had been pursuing a master's degree in photojournalism at the Boston University College of Communication. He was already …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The longtime Boston University president and political figure in Massachusetts passed away on Sept. 27, 2012.
John R. Silber, who served as president at Boston University for more than two decades and was an influential - and controversial - figure in Massachusetts politics, died on September 27 of kidney failure. He was 86. Dr. Silber is credited with bringing Boston University from a commuter school to new levels of academic excellence, and was nearly elected governor of Massachusetts in 1990, losing narrowly to Bill Weld. Dr. Silber began at Boston University in 1971, served as president until 1996, then as University chancellor until 2003. During his tenure at BU, Dr. Silber expanded the university's campus, recruited accomplished professors and faculty, and improved BU's reputation considerably. Dr. Silber was widely known for his jarring …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bolling was the Boston City Council President in 1986-1987. He died on Sept. 11.
Bruce Bolling, the first black Boston City Council president, died from cancer on Sept. 11. He was 67. Several politicians released statements about Bolling's passing. “I am saddened to learn of the passing of former City Councilor Bruce Bolling. There are many who came before me who helped set the stage that allowed me to get elected," said Felix Arroyo, At-Large Boston City Councilor. "I have had the privilege of knowing Bruce my whole life. He has always been a friend and mentor to me, but most importantly, he was a great leader, husband and father. He will be missed.” City Council President Stephen Murphy tweeted: "RIP Fmr. Cllr. Bruce Bolling. He was a man who always championed the causes of others, never once thinking of himself." …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Visitors to Johnny Pesky's calling hours had an anecdote or memory that reflected Mr. Red Sox's abiding common touch.
He was a gentleman. A man's man. A lady's man. Visitors to Johnny Pesky's wake in Lynn on Sunday afternoon said goodbye to the Red Sox legend, walking away remembering the extraordinary ways in which he interacted with all people. The anecdotes they told wove a theme — as crisp as a well-chucked baseball zipping around the horn. General contractor Frank Obey and his father worked at Johnny's homes over the years — first in Lynn and later in Swampscott — and knew the Pesky family well. Frank remembers sitting with Johnny inside his Parsons Drive home in Swampscott talking baseball while outside his crew sawed and hammered away on a porch or some such project. One time they talked so long Frank was thinking he better get back on the job …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Johnny Pesky, 93, was a Swampscott resident and to many in Red Sox Nation — the face of the franchise. Visiting hours are Sunday from 2-8 pm at the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
John M. “Johnny” Pesky, age 93, of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn and Portland, OR, died Monday, Aug. 13 after a brief illness. Born John Michael Paveskovich Feb. 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon, son of Croatian immigrants, Jakov and Marija (Bajama) Paveskovich. (note: Major League Baseball has Johnny’s date of birth as Sept. 27, 1919, an adjustment made by Johnny in 1939 to meet baseball scouting age limits for tryouts). He was raised in Portland, graduating from high school in 1939 where he was a standout athlete in both hockey and baseball, but ultimately chose baseball and the Red Sox for his career. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy and trained as a pilot. He was stationed at Gordon Field Naval Air Base in Atlanta. It was there …