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Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse II '44 received the Distinguished Citizens Award from The Cape Cod and Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America at their annual dinner on June 21, 2018 at the Yarmouth House Restaurant in West Yarmouth. Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col.(ret) Enoch Woodhouse II was honored for his service to the community.
Richard Walsh '48 Dick is enjoying his retirement years in Naples, Florida. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and later graduated from Suffolk University with degrees in history and law. His career spanned many years in federal government in Washington, DC, New York City and Boston. He was recently named to the Dean’s Council at Suffolk Law School.
Gerard " Jerry" Devlin '51 is a retired MD District Court Judge. He has taken senior judge status which means he still sits part-time. He is a former MD State Legislator who served 12 years in the MD House of Delegates representing Prince George's County. Prior to that Jerry was a congressional aide on Capitol Hill. He is past State Commander of the Disabled American Veterans and past State Commandant of Marine Corps League. He is a USMC veteran.
Joseph Veneto '59 is a National Honor Society graduate, where he won athletic letters in cross country track and was commissioned as a Company Commander in the Regiments.
He went on to attend the University of Mass. and Northeastern Univ. where he was a proud officer in Company A of the Pershing Rifles, the national military fraternity, and from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
His professional career spanned forty years as a field manager in the structural steel and pre-cast concrete construction industry and as VP and New England regional manager of Loss Control for Commercial Union Ins. Co.; a global commercial carrier.
He was a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers; a Certified Hazard Control Manager, and held joint membership from the Boards of Certified Safety Professionals and Industrial Hygienists.
I his retirement Joe resides happily with Janet, his wife of fifty-five years, at their homes in Hingham and East Orleans, MA.
Wilbert R. Lannon '36 - A proud graduate of English High School, Wilbert has recently turned 101 years young. Wilbert was very pleased when his daughter, Elizabeth, took his photo explaining that she was sending it to the EHSA to post on the website. Wilbert lives at Royal of Cotuit in Mashpee, MA.
Lloyd Johnson '46 After a spectacularly undistinguished career at EHS, Lloyd went on to graduate from Howard University; earned a graduate social work degree and became deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Following a stint as a senior administrator at Columbia University, Lloyd went on to become one of the first senior staffers in the U.S. Congress;,received a law degree from Georgetown University, appearing countless times before fellow EHS alum Gerry Devlin. Retiring to Savannah, GA, Lloyd continues the struggle for real social justice by serving as president of the Savannah 100 Foundation, Inc.
Paul Coran '59 Have had a 50 year career as an employment lawyer with the Federal Government. Spent most of that time with U.S. Dept. of State from which I saw the world. Currently serving part time as an administrative law judge with the U.S. Congress adjudicating employment disputes involving Congressional employees. Left Boston in 1968.
Herbert Golub, Ph. D '58 and his wife, Carol Golub, Ph.D. retired after 50 years as psychologists to Martha's Vineyard, spending Winters in Santa Barbara, California.
Dr. John Christoforo '56 I turned 81 in October, and have just retired as a college professor at two local college. A few years ago I was awarded Man of the Year recognition at the annual EHS get together, and last year, I wrote a book entitled "True Short Stories, Ruminations of a 56 Graduate Who Got Away with just about Everything." It is a compilation of 18 short stories about growing up in East Boston in the 1950s and attending English High. I have a column in Boston's weekly published Italian American newspaper, The Post Gazette. My column entitled "Nanna and Babbononno can be read on line each week. The stories are about being 3rd generation Italian American in Boston and attending English back in the 1950s. Following my days at English, I received a bachelors from Boston State College (now U. Mass Boston), a masters from Boston State, a CAGS from Harvard University, a doctorate from B,U., and have done post doctoral research at MIT. Following my first degree, I taught in the Boston Public Schools for the next 43 years, retiring in 2003. Beyond surviving my days teaching at Hyde Park H. S., Boston Tech, the Barron Center and the McCormack Middle School, I spent the next 16 years as a college professor. Above and beyond the above aspects of academia, I worked nights as a professional musician under the name of Johnny Christy, playing everything from symphony to soul, and did a bit of acting to boot. As I mentioned, I am now 81, and don't know what I want to do next. Thanks, John Christoforo, Class of 56.
Paul Coran '59 Semi-retired after a 46 year career as an attorney with Uncle Sam. Following service with the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor served 28 years with the U.S. State Department as its Employment Law Counsel. Since then appointed at Chair of GAO's Personnel Appeals Board; and presently an administrative law judge with the Office of Congressional Workers Rights. Married for 50+ plus years with two adult sons who are also lawyers. Have traveled the world and sometimes imitated Forrest Gump by being a fly on the wall at incredible times and events. Think often of Masters Kenney, Gillis, Gizzi, Sheridan, Bowler, Mosher, Sullivan, Captain Fisher, Arleigh Latham (band) and Coach Stewart. Still remember Headmaster Malone assigning Mr. Sheridan to a painting job because of his height. Miss the School Boy Parade. Patsy Luongo, where are you?
Saul Finestone '44 Having celebrated my 93rd birthday this past October, I am thankful that I am in good health and able to continue a life full of meaningful activities which include serving on the executive board of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Longmeadow, Senior Center. I also facilitate three open discussion groups and one Journey To Jazz group, each meeting once a month. In addition, I manage to go out dancing at least two, sometime three nights a week. Believe it or not, we still call it "jitterbugging". And, yes, I still drive. I am blessed and very lucky to be able to do all of the above, and more.
Bernie McFadd '58 After graduation in 1958, I attended and graduated from Norwich University and then right in to the army in Germany for 2 years as a lieutenant....then a career as a high school guidance counselor in Dedham for many years...a few years ago I attended an alumni gathering and later our 60th Reunion which was a lot of fun...hope we can do it again soon....UPDATE: My wife, Susan, and I are taking a trip to Hawaii soon, a destination we enjoy, as Susan was a Peace Corps Volunteer some time ago and became familiar with Hawaii. The PC did its training in that location. We enjoy traveling and have been to Europe on more than one occasion. But the US has much to offer as we are fortunate to live in such a glorious country.
Lloyd A. Johnson '49, Savannah, GA, a retired career prosecutor, is president of the Savannah 100 Foundation, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization which uses the law for social justice. The Foundation provides scholarship and mentoring support to promising students who aim to become attorneys and work for real social justice. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Murray Watt '55 After graduating from Boston English, I went to Northeastern University and graduated in 1961 with a major in Social Studies. Upon graduating from NU, I went into the US Army where I remained for 22 years, retiring in April 1983. Some of my tours were very interesting. My years in Panama where we were involved in the riots. I later went to Vietnam with the Americal Division. My family and I spent 2 tours in the Washington, DC area. I returned for a second tour in Vietnam in 1971-1972 where I was assigned to Team 90, as an Intelligence Officer, with the Advisory Team assigned to Tay Ninh Province. Returning to the U.S. I was assigned to the Airborne Command Post for 3 years. In 1995 I rotated back to Conus where I was assigned to Ft Meade where I was in command of a detachment of the U.S. special Security Command. This position later grew to become U.S. Special Security Command, Inscom. Then I was assigned to the Humint department of the U.S. Army Command, Intelligence and Security Command. Then one day, the Director of the Humint Department called me in and stated that the ACIS had requested me to form up a command to study paranormal behavior and to see if we could use this field to gather usable intelligence. I stayed with this command for 3 years and then transferred to the position of Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Special Security Command. I was sitting in that position when private industry (General Electric) sought me out to take over one of their facilities in the Washington area. I did so and spent a little over a year with them before transferring to Lockheed Missiles and Space Company as their security officer for their facility in Airport Square, MD. I remained with Lockheed for 14 years and traveled to the West Coast to take up the position of Manager for all of Lockheeds facilities dealing with NSA. After retiring from Lockheed, my wife Judy and I moved to Gettysburg, PA., where we have resided ever since. During my stay in Gettysburg, I have been very active in community affairs and coaching at one of their local high schools. I coached track and field and cross country at Delone Catholic High School for almost 14 years. My hobbies include bridge, poker, golf, and bowling. I stay very busy with the various activities and also am active in the Gettysburg Exchange Club and the American Legion Post 202.
John Ahigian ’46 John Ahigian, played baseball at EHS. His ambition in his yearbook says he wanted to become a pro ball player. Instead he began a life-long career as a businessman in the electronics industry. He is now President & CEO of “You-Do-It” Electronics in Needham MA, the most unique wholesale and retail electronics store in the country. But before starting his career he did a stint in the Marines. John was one of the last 30 Marines to leave Peiping (now Beijing, China) in May of 1947. His detachment was guarding the American legation at the height of the Chinese civil war. John and the “China Marines,” were highlighted in a book by Bill Hook , “Liberating North China—1945.” “ You-Do- it" Electronics Center is a long-established electronics specialty firm serving the industry since 1949. Even at 91 John continues to oversee the company’s business operations. He resides in Westwood with his wife Margaret of 70 years, his sons and daughter and a gaggle of grandchildren.
Mike Thomas '67: About once every 2 months a group of men calling themselves the ‘Dorchester/Roxbury Breakfast Group’ gather at Victoria’s Diner (South End) early on Saturday mornings for breakfast. It is quintessentially fellowship and has impressed me (been twice and will attend March 9th) as folks are just there to tell of life’s stories and support one another. It is a good way to start a weekend and have fun and eat. Anyone interest should contact Malcolm Alter (Malcolm Alter email@example.com) EHS’64. There are about 8-10 EHS alums there usually. Next meeting is Saturday, March 9th 830AM.
Ray Smith '61: I enjoy listening and recording music of all flavors and periods. I enjoy listening and recording music of all flavors and periods. I once played a competitive game of tennis. Now that I've slowed down considerably, I guess it is time to pick up golf clubs. The growth of my Grand Children and sharing in their development pleases me to no end.
A note to young men and women: "When you do the things you have to do when you have to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them." - Zig Ziglar
Henry Russell '61 a Principal Tunnel Engineer and Vice President of Mott MacDonald NASA, was recently awarded a Citation for 25 years of Membership in The Moles. The Moles is an organization of men and women engaged in Heavy Construction and particularly in Tunneling. Founded in 1936 The Moles has been fraternal organization that fosters Integrity and fellowship among its members. The Membership is capped at 550 members with only 67 being Engineers. Henry was one of nine members honored this year.
Wayne Lucas '68 was recently asked by the EHS Alumni Association Board to speak at this year's EHS commencement graduation exercise in June of 2019. Ten years ago in August of 2009 he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans for three weeks.
Daniel Eramian, '66 served as Chief Spokesman for the Attorney General and Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, Washington DC 1989-1992. He served with then Solicitor General Ken Starr, Robert Mueller, then head of the criminal division and William Barr, then Deputy Attorney General. He became the first Vice president of Communications at the Biotechnology Industry Organization in 1993 in Washington D.C, a newly formed global trade group which represents over 1,200 life-science and biotech companies. Since then he has served as Executive Vice President of Communications and Investors Relations for three biotech companies. He is now in private practice.
“During my teenage years the faculty and my experiences at English High played a major role in encouraging me to achieve beyond my natural abilities. Just as important as classroom learning was meeting with fellow students of multiple races and backgrounds.”
Art Bowes ’64, along with Jackie Fagone, Malcolm Alter, Henry Russell and Mike Thomas toured the JFK Museum and met with the event coordinator to plan our 200th celebration scheduled for October 2, 2019. Classmates interested in learning more should feel free at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Bowes ’64, recently purchased concert tickets for the following events; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and The Who. Art recently saw Dana Fuchs at the TCAN in Natick and The Rolling Stones in Prague, The Czech Republic, last July.
Brigadier General Joseph C. Carter, EHS ‘72, is a life member of the IACP, the Association of the First Corps of Cadets, the Association of the U.S. Army and the NAACP and has received numerous commendations and honors for professional, military and civic achievement. He is an active board member of numerous non-profit agencies in greater Boston and on Martha's Vineyard.
Col. Walter S. Evans, USAF (RET) '62 After English I went to Boston State and thereafter to the U.S Air Force. Got a commission and a pilot training slot which led to flying various airplanes pretty much for the 29 years I spent on active duty. Never returned to Boston to live. The AF kept us moving from one place to another and now live in southern Illinois near St. Louis. Spent a year in Vietnam in the beginning of my AF career and near the end in Saudi Arabia during Desert War I and finally in Somalia during the fun there, In the meantime I was lucky enough to see some of the great and worse places in the world. Flew all over Europe. Got a masters degree from the University or Utah. Worked after the AF for 16 years for a government contractor. Totally retired now and don't miss working at all.
Gerald L. Brown, Sr. '70 Joined the United States Air Force in 1971. Air Force career from 1971 to 1995 and transitioned into civilian life and acquired my Master Plumber and Gasfitter license nine years later. I had seen quite a bit of poor plumbing work and many people being taken advantage of so the Lord lead me to open a plumbing business where we would provide professional and exceptional workmanship with our focus is on customer care. We are currently in the process of hiring plumbers to expand our service division.
Richard Peters '64 After retiring as Manager of Stations for Amtrak’s Northeast corridor I assisted as VP Logistics Management in the development of a new venture “the Ancient Bakers” baking re-Imagined. The company AB is a specialty baking company that exclusively uses ancient grains and medicinal plants once revered by our ancestors to create premium, delicious,& nutrient rich plant based bakery products. The line of cookies, cupcakes, muffins and donuts (donuts baked not fried) are free from highly refined ingredients, eggs, milk, dairy, trans fats and cholesterol; yet, rich in whole grains, essential fats and trace nutrients. These treats taste amazing if I should say so myself while supporting health, wellness and special dietary needs, visit our website www.ancientbakers.com. Life’s celebrations like English High reunions and holiday events are filled with memorable moments enhanced by festive bake goods. Now those who choose to eat healthier and those with special dietary needs can indulge in AB’s bake goods along with family, friends and colleagues as well. Also, in the spirit of good health once a month at Otis AFB we prepare healthy food for vets prep on Friday and serve meals Saturday and Sunday. This is part of AB’s catering service so when I say I’m retired no one believes me. In peace, Rich Peters Class of 64.
William Paschal '66 On Saturday April 13, 2019, I attended Stepfest 2019 at Northeastern University. This is the annual step competition between the different college Fraternities and Sororities. I was totally surprised to see our English High Steppers opening the program. Our steppers explained to the audience where stepping originated and demonstrated the original steps. The English High Steppers also did a excellent step routine. Alumni should be very proud of our English Steppers. William Paschal Class of 1966
Howard Swartz '70 I just recently retired after practicing 41 years as a trial lawyer, specializing in personal injury litigation. I now spend most of the year living in Sarasota, Florida, where I have a part-time job working for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. My wife and I spend our summers at our house on Martha’s Vineyard, where I play a lot of golf, and spoil my grandchildren.
Richard Paul Moore '70 I was member of EHS Cross-Country team Track Team, 1970 Finished Boston Marathon placed 319; time of 3 hrs 3 mins. U.S. Army 20 years retired 1995 worked as a nurse at the University Hospital. Retired in 2016 and now work at Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX part time. Ride my bicycle 120 miles a week with bike group.
Michael Bello '65 After an almost anonymous and quite mediocre high school career at EHS, I accidentally got into college and found my footing. I spent 42 years as a teacher, principal and administrator. The last 15 years of my work life, I was the President and Executive Director of The Learning Center for the Deaf, which operates 2 schools and is the largest agency serving the Deaf in New England. In retirement I am the Chairperson of an non governmental organization, ThriveGulu, which serves the people of Northern Uganda and refugees from South Sudan. I am blessed to have 3 wonderful grandchildren and a wonderful life spit between Randolph, MA and St. Augustine Fl and trips to East Africa.
Edward Finglas '70 Ed Finglas grew up in Boston and graduated from English High School in 1970. He was a member of the National Honor Society and a Franklin Medal recipient. He attended the National University of Ireland, and graduated from Boston University in 1977. He earned an M.A. degree from Salem State University in 1992. Ed spent his professional career as a programmer/analyst, working on billing software at New England Telephone and as a consultant, and on Application Performance Management software at Compuware Corporation. He also worked as an adjunct history instructor at Salem State University in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Since retirement, Ed has taught history courses at the Explorers, a Lifelong Learning Institute affiliated with Salem State University. He is an avid traveler and lifelong railway enthusiast.
Ronald Silverio '69 Retired and living the life.
Robert J. Snyder '63 After graduating from Boston English High in 1963, attended Umass Amherst, graduating in 1967 with a BA in Chemistry. Next he went to St. John's University in Queens, NY, graduating with a Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry in 1976. His schooling was interrupted for a three year stint in the US Army (1968 - 1971) including a one year tour in Vietnam (actually 11 months, 5 days and a half hour). Upon receiving his Ph. D., Dr. Snyder taught for 12 years at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT; six years of Customer Training at Perkin Elmer Corporation in Wilton, CT; and for 18 years, taught at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. After a 36 year career, he retired June 1, 2012 as a Full Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Snyder would love to hear from other alumni at email@example.com.
Gerard Moore ' 71 Former Editor of Year Book Staff, Co-Captain of swim team. Graduated from Suffolk University with Accounting Degree. Worked in the commercial finance and banking industry for 40 + years. Worked for US Trust, Metro Bank, Walter Heller, EF Hutton Credit Corporation, Chrysler Capital and GE Capital. Retired in 2016 and living in Danbury Ct.
Robert Murrin '65 1965-6 Univ. of Wyoming, 1966-70; US Navy: 1970-72 Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; 1973-4 H.E. Harris Co., Boston, MA Largest stamp company in the world as an appraiser; 1975-7 Store Manager Suburban Stamp Inc., St. Petersburg, FL; 1978-Present Owner Stamp and Coin shop, St. Petersburg, FL (1978-86 store, 1986-Present mail and Internet dealer). Dealer in all things philatelic and numismatic.
David Scannell '69 Having completed 44 years of teaching high school English, then serving as librarian, first in Boston, then in Berlin, CT, headed to Florida. After our first month here, it seems an excellent move. I had the opportunity to tour E.H.S. last fall, and was encouraged to see positive efforts at improvement. The administration is focusing on the students who are actually there, and looking to make the school a realistic and helpful place. But...it's a far cry from the city-wide high school it once was. Looking forward to reading on these emails about my former classmates and their current activities.
Leonard Turesky '66 Leonard grew up in Mattapan and graduated with a BA from the University of Massachusetts. Now a resident of South Florida for more than 39 years, Leonard has had a long and distinguished business career in finance and insurance. He currently is President/CEO of American Benefit-A Financial Services, formerly doing business as Van Ameringen’s Insurance and Financial Services in Boca Raton.
Leonard has also played a key role in community organizations including Chair, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Board for the 15th Judicial Circuit, and Chair, Together Against Gangs, Inc, (TAG). TAG was a non-profit corporation formed by the community in response to gang and juvenile activity in Palm Beach County. He was also appointed to the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation by the Secretary of the State’s Department of Juvenile Justice.
Leonard has received numerous awards for his service to the community including The Governor’s Community Investment Award; named Outstanding Citizen by the Boca Raton Roundtable and was also named “A Pioneer of the New Century,” by The Palm Beach Herald.
Leonard also served his country as a Medical Services Corps Officer, in the US Army National Guard. He has been married to Barbara Turesky for 43 years and has a son Derek, a licensed psychologist and a daughter Lindsey, a Business Development Manager.
Lew Shuman '66 Lew is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and is a 1966 graduate of The English High School and the University of Massachusetts. Lew is now retired and was the Director of Broadcasting for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. His 50-year broadcast career was spent primarily in sports production.
Shuman was the recipient of four Regional Sports Emmys for NBA Basketball and Football Production. Shuman has stints under his belt working with The Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans. He started his broadcast career as a technician and a producer/director for WLVI-TV Channel 56 in Boston.
Shuman is also a U. S. Army veteran who served with the ARMISH/MAAG as a Military Advisor in support of the Army of the Shah of Iran. His career in broadcasting has extended over six decades and over 1,800 professional basketball games as a producer, director, and administrator.
In addition, Lew is the author of three books: Hoop Junkie, 15 Days of Hell, and Hoop Die Jour. He is currently working for Fox Sports New Orleans and the NBA. Lew is also a volunteer/docent at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lew and his wife Sharyn currently reside in Slidell, Louisiana.
Cedric Turner English '76 I have an organization that teaches our students in middle and high school Financial and economic literacy which culminates in financial and economic literacy competitions. Empower Yourself - Global Economic Symposium flyer.
Martin Kawadler '64 I graduated in the class of 1964. I worked initially as a teacher, then a financial advisor for 35 years, and now I am an artist. 100% of all proceeds are donated to various charities. My work is based on photographs and a couple of recent drawings follow.
Gary Little '63 Living the dream life in Palm Harbor Florida. Golf, tennis, sailing, gardening, etc,etc. at my HOA of Highland Lakes. Hope all are enjoying their retirement.
George O'Malley '67 I will be running my 10th Boston Marathon on April 20th as part of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge team. My newest teammate is my son, City Councilor and 12 time Boston Marathon veteran, Matt O’Malley (BLS class of ‘97). The English/Latin rivalry continues, but Dana Farber wins.
Earl Coleman '70 I’m visiting Boston from Jackson Mississippi. I grew up in Roxbury in the St. Patrick’s Parish graduated from Boston English in 1970. I moved to Mississippi in 1991 as the clinical Technical director for the department of anesthesiology, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. I love Boston it’s one of the greatest cities in America if not the world. More news on my wife and Mississippi and future post.
Howard J. Schwartz, Class ’62 Following graduation I attended Northeastern University and graduated in 1967 (co-op program was fantastic experience). Went into the financial-service oriented computer business in the late 60’s and I moved to NYC in 1970 and went directly into the financial services industry - Wall Street. A big step for a kid from Dorchester/Mattapan. In 1972 I joined Lynch, Jones and Ryan, member NYSE, and became deeply involved in computer based investment research for institutional investors. Citicorp acquired our firm in 1986 and, in 1991, I led a group of senior employees in a management buyout and became the Chairman & CEO of the new firm. Had a very successful run growing my business from $15 to $150 million [and fun run] culminating in 2000 when I sold the firm to a Reuter’s subsidiary, Instinet. I retired in 2002 after a 35 year career in an industry and people that I loved.. During my tenure, I had the opportunity to serve on many industry boards and committees as well boards of private and public companies as well as several charities. My career was everything that I hoped it would be, but never what I imagined it would be! On a personal note, I am still happily married and living with my wife Gloria in NYC. Since I retired we spend all our time together and enjoy every minute if it. We also love spending time with our son and his family; especially our 2 grandsons (in 2020 17 and 15). I’m still very active, work out several times per week, but had to give up [but not miss] golf. Spend our time partaking of NYC’s diversified cultural scene and weekends/summers in Greenwich, CT. Best of both worlds. English High School provided a good basic education and I remember most of my time there fondly (except for Mr. Murphy in geometry). Rowing crew on the Charles was an education in-and-of itself as was commuting via the T. After 50 years in NYC Boston seems a far way off. I still have family there and, when I visit, the City is hardly recognizable, but in my heart I’m still a Bostonian.
David S. Newburg, '66 who was born in Dorchester and grew up in West Roxbury, has had and is having a long and very distinguished career as scientist and educator. He discovered molecules from human milk that control bacteria in the infant intestine, protecting against many childhood diseases. Right now he is supervising research in his new lab in Cincinnati, Ohio. David is doing research on the Covid-19 virus. This research may lead to a vaccine adjuvant for Covid-19 vaccines. Adjuvants are used as a type of “booster” to vaccines especially for people with weakened immune systems. David received his BS in Chemistry from UMass in Amherst, and his PhD in Biochemistry from Boston University. Since then his career has spanned decades of medical and nutritional science research and lecturing. He has held professorships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation, Boston College, UMass Medical School, University of Kentucky, and University of Cincinnati Medical School. He has served on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) committees. David has more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. At English he was captain of the math team, lettered in crew, won the EHS Lawrence Prize in health and was a 1965 EHS Delegate to Boys State Week.
Lisa Martinez '82 and Greater Lowell Technical High School recently received a $68,503 Skills Capital Grant from Gov. Charlie Baker to support its Information Technology/Programming and Web Development programs. The grant will further help prepare students for post-secondary education and careers and support in training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Lisa Martinez '82 recently connected the Business Technology teacher, Ms. Ferreira, to an INTA (International Trademark Association) member who specializes in copyright Law. She is looking to present at a BPS school as part of this year's Unreal Campaign. The mission is to educate young people about trademarks and counterfeits and why they are important to not just businesses but to them as consumers.
Allan Kiser ’82: In September of 2017, Allan joined the Board of Directors of Boston English High School. He was honored to be the commencement speaker for EHS in 2006 and was honored again in 2018 to address the graduates, as the Alumni speaker during the 197th Commencement Ceremonies.
Allan Kiser ’82 In September of 2017, Allan joined the Board of Directors of Boston English High School. He was honored to be the commencement speaker for EHS in 2006 and was honored again in 2018 to address the graduates, as the Alumni speaker during the 197th Commencement Ceremonies.
Allan Kiser ’82 At Fidelity, Allan serves as an Advisor to Aspire – Fidelity’s African-American and Latino Employee Resource Group whose mission includes, fostering the professional and personal development of its members. In addition, Allan serves on the Advisory Committee of the Becoming A Man – Youth Guidance (Boston).
Carmen Cohen '94 I am the newest member of the EHSA Board. It has been a wonderful experience! I am so very proud of the different opportunities that EHS provides for not only the current students but for also for fellow graduates. In celebrating the idea of "paying it forward", I have organized a discussion panel for EHS students who are interested in going in to the field of education. Fellow alum and other educators from across the city will join me in answering any questions the students may have about the field in hopes of recruiting more like minded educators. I also look forward to attending more of the upcoming events. It feels like I have returned to a family that has grown and developed exponentially!
In early January 2020, members from the class of '94 and '95 attended the memorial service of our fellow EHS alum, Kojo Calhoun, and then after we met up to have toast in his name. We want to start meeting up regularly rather than only coming together if someone has passed away.
Separate from that, my husband is about to celebrate his 7th year of owning his food truck and 2nd year of opening his restaurant, Rhythm N' Wraps. If anyone knows how he could get a beer and wine license, that would be awesome!
Edrena Sands '81 Newly Retired, new passport and looking to travel with groups.