Sunday, October 14, 2012
Meet Your Neighbor is an occasional series that gives you the chance to get to know a little bit more about the some the terrific folks who call Tewksbury their home.
Tewksbury resident Peter Foy is not only a candlepin bowler, but makes different creations out of the bowling balls he cuts, shapes, and sands. Photographer Sahwn Hansen had the chance recently to spend some time with Foy and learn about his talents.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Retired Navy Capt. Thomas J. Hudner is the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War.
If you're locked in a tight re-election campaign, the endorsement of a genuine American hero can't hurt. U.S. Senator Scott Brown was in Tewksbury on Monday for a campaign stop at the Tewksbury VFW. In addition to rallying support for Brown, local veterans also had the opportunity to honor retired Navy Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War. Hudner, 87, publicly endorsed Brown in his bid for reelection, just as he had when Brown was first elected to the Senate in 2010. "I'm very proud of my time in the Navy and I believe in the need for a strong defense," said Hudner, who grew up in Fall River and has lived in Concord for more than 35 years. "Thank goodness for Scott Brown and what he's done …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Angelina's Ristorante will open next month at the site of the former Black Olive.
Sue Amato's heart doesn't actually pump Marinara sauce through her veins, but it might as well. Amato has spent her whole life around Italian cooking and restaurants. Next month, all that experience will pay off, as she opens Angelina's Ristorante at 1866 Main St., in the space that once was home to The Black Olive. "Right now we're looking at the first week in September. We're very excited," said Amato, who has live in Tewksbury with her husband, Vinnie, and their children for 20 years. "We've got our staff lined up. It's a great staff, they have a lot of experience." Amato has plenty of practical experience in the art of running a restaurant. She has worked on the management and culinary sides of the business at restaurants owned by her …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Prosecutors in conversations with Walter Shelley and his attorney.
The McCabe family waited more than 41 years for arrests to be made in the murder of their son/brother. Their pursuit of justice may be nearing a conclusion. In April, 2011, law enforcement officials arrested Edward Brown of Londonderry, NH, Michael Ferreira of Salem NH and Walter Shelley of Tewksbury in connection with the death of Johnny McCabe. The 15-year-old Tewksbury High student was walking home from a dance at the Knights of Columbus on Sept. 26, 1969, when he was grabbed off the street, driven to a vacant lot in Lowell and tied up in such a way that it caused him to suffocate. Brown, 60, whose confession during a March 2011 interrogation led to the arrests, has been charged with manslaughter. Shelley, 61, and Ferreira, 58, have …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This is the second in a series profiling Tewksbury residents who are committed to raising money to find a cure for cancer by riding in the Pan Mass Challenge.
Thirteen cyclists from Tewksbury are partcipating in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) August 4-5 for various reasons ranging from being a survivor to a family member who has or had cancer to supporting a friend or whose family member had cancer. Veterans or first-timers, all of the cyclists are doing this because 100 percent of the monies go the Dana Farber Institute. Anyone interested in donating to a rider or to the PMC can go on the website and type in the rider's name. These are their profiles: Rick DiFronzo Age: 47 Residence: Has lived in Tewksbury for 20 years Route: 192 miles over two days from Sturbridge to Provincetown Training: Rick rides every weekend through Tewksbury, Andover, North Andover, and continues eastward as far as …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Tewksbury's Brian McCauley launches new sports radio show at Perkins School for the Blind.
Brian McCauley dreams of the day when he can make a living behind a microphone as a sports broadcaster or as the host of a sports talk show on radio or television. It's a dream shared by many young sports fans across the country -- boys and girls who've grabbed a serving spoon and used it as a "microphone" as they described the action in the 9th inning in Game 7 of the World Series or who used a hand-held tape recorder in their bedroom to practice interviewing Paul Pierce, Milan Lucic or Dustin Pedroia. But few of those youngsters will need to trod the same challenging path as Brian as he seeks to fulfill his dream. This fall, Brian, 17, will be a senior at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. But being sightless since birth hasn…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lally to assume the duties of assistant superintendent of schools.
All the pieces were in place. Dr. Patricia Lally was in line to be the principal of the sparkling new Tewksbury Memorial High School when it opened its doors in August. It would mark an apex in her career at TMHS, which began in 2003, as assistant principal and continued when she was named principal in 2007. Over the past four years, she had played a key role in the effort to construct a new high school campus, both in her role as an administrator and her place on the New High School Building Committee. Her place at the grand opening of the new school had been well earned and was something she was looking forward to. But a funny thing happened on the way to the ribbon cutting -- an opportunity that was just too good to pass up. Loreen …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tom Porzio has stepped out of the rat race and behind the wheel of a Kona Ice truck.
Did you ever wish that you had a job that makes people smile? Have you ever wondered what it’s like at a job where everyone waits for your arrival and hates to see you leave? Well, Tom Porzio, owner of Kona Ice in Tewksbury, actually has that job and he couldn’t be happier about it. For this longtime Tewksbury resident, father of two and President of Tewksbury Youth Soccer, Kona Ice was a dream opportunity to earn some extra money but, at he same time, a chance to do what he loves; spread a little cheer. Several years ago, Porzio was in the process of changing jobs and, like so many people, pondering what to do with his 401K money. With the economy failing and so few solid business opportunities on the horizon, he began to do his …