Author: Journal Staff

Obituaries 12-20-2011

Joseph LeBlanc Revere resident Joseph P. “Joe” LeBlanc of Revere died suddenly on December 3. He was 61 years old. He was the loving husband of Jean (Pouche) LeBlanc, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born and raised…

The Lady and the Birds

Most of us like birds and smaller animals in general. Many of us have dogs and cats or fish or even guinea pigs and snakes. Most of us like old ladies who like to feed the birds. We also like…

Mayor Concerned About Canning

When we first heard about the mayor’s concern about local canning being out of control, we had to step back and wonder – who is canning what? Some of us thought raspberries were being canned. Others believed it was olives…

Obituaries 12-13-2011

Donald Reardon Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop Donald K. Reardon of Rochester, NH died November 23 at his home surrounded by his family and his dog, Bailey, after a long illness. He was 65 years old. He was born…

Occupying Lynn

The Occupy Boston protesters have moved into Jamaica Plain and into Davis Square in Somerville. Why haven’t they come to Lynn? They could encamp on Lynn Common although we’d bet hardly anyone in this city would understand what the heck…

Remembering the Past

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor…

Obituaries 12-06-2011

Grace ‘Cookie’ McWilliams East Boston Resident Grace C. “Cookie” (Carideo) McWilliams died in East Boston on November 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. “Red” McWilliams; mother of Mitchell McWilliams of Berkley, MA, Susan Kasian of…