Arts & Culture Featured Profiles Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial

Under the heading, America At War, profiles the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial dog-tag memorial at the Old North Memorial Garden on the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End. The piece asks “How should we memorialize those lost in the war on terror?“. The oldest of its kind, the Old North memorial honors service members killed in Read More…

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Veterans Plaque Unveiling at Old North Memorial Garden [Photos]

Two new plaques were unveiled at the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial on Saturday at the Old North Memorial Garden. One plaque describes the dog tags as representing each American serviceperson who lost their life in the wars (the count currently stands at 6,970). The second plaque, a bronze poppy wreath, honors service persons from the British Commonwealth Read More…

Community People Police & Fire

12th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan Observed at Memorial Garden

The 12th Anniversary of the start of war in Afghanistan was October 7, 2013. Over two thousand U.S. casualties have been reported in Operation Enduring Freedom. Boston’s Veterans Services and Old North observed the anniversary this week in the Memorial Garden. A wreath was placed by the memorial and Rev. Stephen Ayres, Vicar of Old Read More…


Bronze Star Medal Awarded to Captain Alex Wray in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Captain Alex Wray, son of North Ender and FOCCP officer Sandra Harcourt, was awarded the Bronze Star last Thursday in Afghanistan. It is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations. Read More…

Community Event Notices Photos & Videos

Photos: Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser Attracts Big Turnout

It was a big night for fundraising in the North End to support the Wounded Warrior Project, where friends and neighbors gathered at Lucia’s on Hanover St. on behalf of three soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan. Ricky Scimeca from the North End, along with friends Robert McCarthy, Justin Santoro and David McGrath are “rucking” the Read More…

Community Event Notices Food & Drink

Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser Set For January 19, 2012

No tickets or reservations required, open to everyone. If you can’t make it and would still like to contribute please make checks payable to Wounded Warrior Project and mail to Olivia Scimeca 21 Cleveland Place #5 Boston, Mass 02113 or you can donate online here.

Arts & Culture Community People

St. Lucy Society Sends Christmas and New Year Wishes To Our Troops in Afghanistan

Photo: St. Lucy Society with Ricky Scimeca earlier this year.Two Thumbs Up To the St. Lucy Society! On Wednesday, November 9th the St. Lucy members got together at their monthly meeting and wrote Christmas cards and made goodie bags that were mailed Saturday, November 12th to our very own North Ender Ricky Scimeca and his Read More…