OBITUARY Mary Elizabeth Simpson 84

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Mary Elizabeth Simpson, a woman devoted her family and faith, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Wednesday morning, August 29, 2018. She was 84 years old.Mary was born in Boston. She was the daughter of Irish immigrants, Kieran and Mary Cunningham. She grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clement High School. She married her husband, Joseph “Stan” Simpson in 1955 and they quickly started a family. They first lived in Burlington and Wilmington before settling in Woburn where they made their home for 40 years. She lived the past 14 years in Wilmington.Mary did everything in her life for her family. Every decision was based on what would keep her family close and be best for them. For example, she purchased her home in Woburn, despite in being an extreme fixer upper, because it had plenty of room for her family. She and Stan put decades of sweat and hard work to rebuild the home. She could have become a contractor. She learned to paint, wallpaper, tile, put up wallboard, build above ground pools, mix and poor cement, and any other project that needed to be done. A smaller fully remodeled home might have been the easier route. But in the end, her home had 3 apartments which had been used by almost all her children and their families. Mary and Stan purchased a vacation home on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. It was a very modest 3 bedroom lake home that was filled to the brim with family and friends during summer weekends. When it came to sleeping arrangements, any spot that could accommodate a mattress or sleeping bag was fair game. Her family have countless memories of Newfound Lake that are all filled with laughter and love. She was a talented seamstress and was always sewing curtains, fixing clothing, and making handmade Halloween costumes for her children and grandchildren. She was a great cook and baker. She was always making special cakes for those she loved to celebrate birthdays and other special events. Her door was always open to all her family. She watched her grandchildren when their parents were working, needed a night off, or if the grandkids wanted time with their “Ma”. Mary believed the greatest happiness in life came from your family’s happiness.Mary was a woman of deep Catholic faith. Going to Mass was something she looked forward to. It gave her life meaning and direction. When she could not physically attend daily Mass, she would watch Mass on television. She was a firm believer in the saying the Rosary. She never prayed for herself, but rather her family, friends, and those in need.Mary was the beloved wife of the late Joseph “Stan” Simpson. She was the loving mother of Mary Jo Chase & her husband Richard of Woburn, Ann Simpson & her husband Robert Nagle of Wilmington, Mark Simpson & his wife Marianne of Pelham, NH and Elizabeth Duffy & her husband Gerald of Wilmington. Mary was also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was the sister of Joseph Cunningham & his wife Mary of Wilmington, Michael Cunningham & his wife Marie of Abington and the late Kieran Cunningham.Funeral from the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 31 from 7-9 p.m. Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to a charity of ones’ own choice.Mary Elizabeth Simpson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Attention WCTV Viewers Station Announces Major Channel Changes

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an important announcement from WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville:BackgroundFor more than 30 years, WCTV has had three television channels. While the numbers have changed, the concept has been the same: One channel is known as “Public”, a place where community producers can air content. The other channels are “Education” and “Government”. The former has included all school-related activities (including sports) and the latter includes all government meetings, in addition to programming produced by government officials.WCTV surveys over the past two years have shown that viewers are most interested in meetings, community events, school events and election coverage. Our channel structure currently divides these categories among three channels.When someone asks, “What channel are you on?”, the response is usually another question: “What are you looking for?” Programs from the library, Recreation Department and local scouts (to name just a few) also challenge the traditional definitions as to whether something is “public”, “educational” or “governmental”.Coming In January 2019WCTV (Comcast 9 / Verizon 37, formerly WCTV Public) will serve as the station’s primary channel for Wilmington content. This will be home to all live programming, major community & school events, sports and election programming. It will also include time blocks dedicated to Wilmington volunteer producers, even if their content is not specifically Wilmington-centric.WCTV Meetings (Comcast 22 / Verizon 38, formerly WCTV Government) won’t change much, but instead of airing content that is produced by government officials, this will almost exclusively be for municipal meetings. Note that live meetings may simulcast on our main channel and government channel. We know how important government meetings are to people and want to make sure they don’t miss them.WCTV Access (Comcast 99 / Verizon 39, formerly WCTV Education) represents the most dramatic change to our traditional lineup. This channel will feature programming from community producers, as well as public access programs that are produced outside Wilmington. It’s also where community-centric and school-related programming will go for a “longer shelf life” outside of our main channel schedule.What Channel Are You On?The answer is now: Comcast 9 / Verizon 37. Much like ESPN and HBO, we’ll have a main channel dedicated to the most relevant material, and then secondary channels for specific interests. We promise that each night starting at 7PM on WCTV, you can tune in to find either a live program or timely community content, whether it be an event on the common, a concert at the schools or an election-related interview.As a town, Wilmington isn’t divided along “public”, “education” and “government” lines. By putting content that is most relevant to our audience on one channel, we believe we make WCTV a better destination for television viewers.Got a question or feedback? Contact Executive Director Shaun Neville at 978-657-4066 or sneville@wctv.org.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”last_img read more

Celebrating the badass women of Marvel for International Womens Day

first_img Comments Black Widow takes out a room of men — while tied to a chair. Gamora wins an electric sword fight with her sister Nebula. Okoye points a spear at her own husband after he charges her down on a rhino. The women of Marvel, needless to say, are fearless.  CBS Interactive, which CNET is part of, is celebrating the March 8 release of Captain Marvel, and all of International Women’s Month, by highlighting the powerful women of Marvel movies and shows. We’re focusing not only on the incredible women of the MCU, but also on Marvel comics and their impact on pop culture. Multiple CBS sites have come together to produce this special report on the women of the Marvel universe. CNET has a mega-bracket showdown of powerful women; Entertainment Tonight is profiling prominent women behind and in front of the camera; and TV Guide will look ahead at the future of Marvel’s strong characters on the small screen.  Highlighting the scope of talented women who work at CBS Interactive, women throughout the company wrote, edited and produced every article, gallery and video in this collection — from our long-running compendium of Marvel movies to our roundtable of women talking about more strong ladies and our Q&A with Danai Gurira, Black Panther’s General Okoye, for CNET Magazine.  Women of the MCU making magic  Captain Marvel may be taking the lead right now, but many other women have been key to making magic happen in the Marvel universe. CNET’s Patricia Puentes talked to costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who just won an Oscar for costume design for Black Panther. Entertainment Tonight looks at the women of Wakanda, aka all the women behind Black Panther, making Oscar history. And there’ll be much, much more Marvel flying your way.  More on iDaily: Can you name all 25 of these Marvel women? Tags Now playing: Watch this: How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 3:04 Powerful women of the Marvel universe Captain Marvel sets the stage Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, the 21st MCU movie now open around the world. For anyone unfamiliar with Captain Marvel’s backstory, check out GameSpot’s comic book history of Captain Marvel. CNET’s Patricia Puentes called the film “two hours of pure female empowerment packaged with all the visual power you’d expect from a Marvel blockbuster.”Additionally, Entertainment Tonight’s Meredith B. Kile reviewed Captain Marvel, noting that its “origin-story-in-reverse structure allows Captain Marvel to do away with many of the more overdone origin story tropes.” As the film opens, GameSpot will feature more explainers, spoilers, and breakdowns of how Captain Marvel (and those post-credits scenes!) will tie into Avengers: Endgame.  More from GameSpot: How the Skrulls change everything and Why everyone’s talking about Goose the cat 4 Becoming a Marvel woman through cosplay, and getting paid for it 15 Photos 26 Photos Share your voice International Women’s Month The first National Women’s Day was observed in the United States all the way back in 1909, many years before we’d celebrate Women’s History Month. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 to be National Women’s History Week, and by 1987, Congress had passed a statute designating March as Women’s History Month. We continue to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Did we mention one or 100 times that’s the day Captain Marvel, the first female-led film in the entire MCU, comes out?  Since the ’90s, the United Nations has focused on an annual theme for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.” That’s why it feels appropriate for us to look to the women of Marvel who’ve been working in innovative ways, both on screen and off screen, to get more seats at the franchise’s proverbial table.  More on Entertainment Tonight: Women of Wakanda: The Female Forces Behind ‘Black Panther’s Historic Oscar Push TV and Movies Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

Five key dates in Rohingya crisis

first_imgRohingya refugees queue for aid in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, 28 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersThe Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily with the UN announcing Thursday that 500,000 from the Muslim minority have now fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter.Here are five key dates in the crisis:25 Aug – Fierce riposte to militant attacksEarly on 25 August, hundreds of Rohinyga militants stage coordinated attacks on 30 police posts in Myanmar’s westernmost state of Rakhine. At least 12 police are killed.The Myanmar army hits back fast and hard with “clearance operations” in Rohingya villages. It says it is trying to flush out insurgents from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).Rohingya Muslim refugees stand in an alley of Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangaldeshi district of Ukhia on 28 September, 2017. Photo: AFPBut witnesses tell of Rohingya civilians being massacred in retaliation, with mortars and machine guns fired at villagers fleeing to the Bangladesh border.The crackdown sparks an exodus from Rohingya villages, which are soon burning so fiercely the flames and smoke are visible from Bangladesh.5 Sept – Refugee storm hits BangladeshWithin 11 days of the attacks, more than 120,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh, overwhelming the handful of ill-equipped refugee camps around Cox’s Bazar.A Rohingya refugee girl at a camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, 28 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersMany arrive desperate for food and water after walking for more than a week over hills and through dense jungle. Some need urgent treatment for bullet wounds and machete gashes.Bangladesh already houses at least 300,000 Rohingya in camps near the border. The fresh influx creates a dire shortage of food, clean water and shelter.6 Sept – Suu Ky denounces ‘iceberg of misinformation’Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under increasing international pressure, says a “huge iceberg of misinformation” is distorting the global picture of events in Rakhine.A Rohingya refugee washes a bag in contaminated water in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, 28 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersIn her first comments since the 25 August attacks, Suu Kyi says fake news is “calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities” and to promote “the interest of the terrorists”.But fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Desmond Tutu criticise Suu Kyi. Hundreds of thousands sign a Change.org petition demanding the Nobel committee withdraw her award but it refuses.11 Sept – Violence amounts to ethnic cleansing, UN saysAs the crisis worsens, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says Myanmar’s systematic attacks bear the hallmarks of a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.Rohingya refugee children queue for aid in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, 28 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersRights groups warn of a final push by the army and Buddhist mobs to drive the stateless Rohingya from Myanmar for good.Landmines claim more victims, with three Rohingya killed in a blast while fleeing Myanmar.27 Sept – Hindu mass graves highlight bitter divideThe Myanmar military flies journalists to the place where the mass graves of 45 Hindu villagers, including many women and children, were discovered, as a search effort for dozens more continues. ARSA denied any involvement in the killings which were revealed as the humanitarian crisis spiralled on both sides of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. In the Bangladesh camps, aid groups said they had seen thousands of cases of child malnutrition amid shortages of food, water and medicines that is claiming a growing toll among the Rohingya.last_img

Dont put another handcuff on police says HPDs Chief Acevedo on Bathroom

first_imgCraig Hartley for Houston Public MediaHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo talks about Texas Senate Bill 4, also known as SB4 or Sanctuary Cities law, on the first panel of the Latino Town Hall bay Houston Public Media and Univision, on July 21st, 2017.Police chiefs from Texas’ largest cities are decrying the so-called bathroom bill being debated in the special session of the Legislature, saying it will make the state less safe and waste their time.Officials from Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and El Paso gathered at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. The Senate began debating requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates.The chiefs said they’d not found examples of restroom-related sexual assaults and that forcing them to combat non-existent crime will increase discrimination and make Texas more dangerous.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo noted that state lawmakers ignored law enforcement opposition while recently passing a “sanctuary cities” law allowing police to inquire about peoples’ immigration status. He urged the Legislature “don’t put another handcuff” on police. Sharelast_img read more