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…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The owner of Mike's Pastry died on December 11.
On Wednesday, December 12, Mike's Pastry was open and customers were drinking coffee and eating pastries. Although it was cheerful-looking inside, there was sadness in the shop. People from the neighborhood came in to pay their condolences. The owner of Mike's Pastry, located at 300 Hanover Street, died on December 11. The cause of death was not given for Mr. Mercogliano. Mike's son, Angelo, said the family wants the press to respect their privacy for now. Later on, the family will talk.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Fought North End’s Tony DeMarco in the 1950s
Legendary boxer Carmen Basilio passed away this morning. At 85 years old, he died of complications from pneumonia. Boston sports fan Gerry Stewart tell us that Basilio fought Tony DeMarco in the late 1950’s. One of those fights was named by Ring Magazine the Fight of the Year.
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…