“Last year, Stephanie Galvani of Natick ran the Boston Marathon and raised more than $6,000 to support the Newton 9/11 Memorial Fund. This year her cousin, Brad Hauert, of Denver, Colo., also ran the Marathon and has so far raised $5,000 for the Memorial Fund.”
A big thank you to Brad Hauert, who is running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee! Brad, who attended graduate school at Boston College and works in aviation in Arizona, was inspired to run by the memory of Amy Toyen. Amy is one of the Newton residents listed on the Memorial. Please visit Brad’s race website, which can be found here. Funds raised will go toward the maintenance of the Memorial.
Tuesday night at Newton City Hall, the design jury of the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee, Inc. convened to select the final design for the memorial to the Newton residents killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Mark Sangiolo, an architect and Upper Falls resident, submitted the winning design.
The selection of Sangiolo’s design followed presentations by him and three other architects: Susan Israel of studio2sustain and Anatol Zukerman, both of Newton, and Elena Kalman of Elena Kalman Architect, Stamford, Connecticut. The jury had time to question the architects, reflect on the designs, and listen to jurors’ commentary.
Among the most moving of the comments was provided by Newton fireman Jay Bourgeois, who participated in rescue operations at the World Trade Center site. Bourgeois explained that he was voting for Sangiolo’s design because it plainly referenced the day when thousands died. Fifty years hence, Bourgeois explained, no one will encounter Sangiolo’s monument and wonder what it represents. Continue reading “Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee Selects Design”
Special thanks to Lois Charles and her aching knee tirelessly going around asking for donations from everybody waiting for the fireworks at Albermarle Field on July 4th. We raised $466.00 toward our 9-11 Memorial.