December 31, 2005
Re "Puzzling out a park," Current, Dec. 25 Thank you for your continued focus on parks and open space in our city. This series of articles, and professor Martin Kaplan's efforts to stimulate debate over the future Grand Avenue park, are important and laudable efforts ("When a riot is a good thing," Dec. 25). But whatever it ends up looking like, it will not succeed as a regional landmark and resource unless it is accessible to the public; it needs to be in a place that people want to visit and can get to fairly easily.
October 13, 2005 |
Joan Kennedy, former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and mother of Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), was recovering from breast cancer surgery. Kennedy, 69, underwent a lumpectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said a person close to the family who, at the family's request, spoke on the condition of anonymity. The surgery comes months after a legal battle with her children, who argued she was unfit to care for herself because of chronic alcoholism.
June 13, 2005 |
Joan Kennedy, 68, reportedly reached a settlement with her children that calls for two trustees to manage her estate, while a guardian supervises her personal affairs. The settlement also calls for the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) to enter a program to treat her alcoholism, a source close to the case said. In March, Joan Kennedy was hospitalized with a concussion and broken shoulder after she was found sprawled on a Boston sidewalk.
March 31, 2005 |
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) ruled out a run for the Senate in 2006 on Wednesday, saying he could better serve his constituents by staying in the House and serving on the Appropriations Committee. Kennedy has been in Boston caring for his mother, Joan Kennedy, who was hospitalized with a concussion and a broken shoulder after a passer-by found her lying in a street Tuesday. Kennedy's mother, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
August 29, 1993 |
I'm going to have my first child any day now. Girl or boy? My husband and I haven't tried to find out. We're more concerned about which ancestors the baby might take after. Will the child be curious or quiet? Tall or short? Witch or warlock? Witch or warlock? Well, we're not terribly concerned, to tell the truth, but I admit I was astonished to discover not long ago that 300-year-old witch skeletons hung--literally--from my husband's family tree.
November 29, 1992 |
Joan Kennedy remembers the piano which she met at age 5. With gratefulness. She played piano for Jack Kennedy, her former husband's brother, during his campaign for President. In 1968, she played piano for brother-in-law husband Robert F. Kennedy when he ran for President. "He took me with him and encouraged me," she says. "He had a theme, 'This Land Is Your Land,' the Woody Guthrie song. I'd play that on the piano and everybody would come in, feeling really great about everything.