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Class News from the 1970’s


Class News updates are posted in the approximate order in which they are received with the newest updates at the top of the list.


James Grant ’79
I have a book in publication call “The Power of God’s Consciousness“. I am also planning on running for City Counsel in the next two years. Please keep me in your prayers. My phones 📞 is 617-669-9875 Information. I want to thank you always for your ❤️ love and inspiration. Whatever I become in this life. I owe it all to the men, women, and teachers of (English High). English High will always be my inspiration in my life. Thank you I will keep everyone in my prayers and I hope you keep Me also in your prayers God bless.


Calvin Smith ’77
Still a resident of Massachusetts. Married to Sarah V. (Johnson) Smith (Class of 1976). Have been the pastor of a church since 2002. Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone.


Sarah V. Smith ’76
I’m Sarah V. (Johnson) Smith. Still a resident of Massachusetts with my husband, Calvin Smith (Class of 1977). Currently, providing services in nonprofit governance, leadership development and coaching. Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone.


Nick Cook ’77
Education is the key, both me and my wife have Masters degree, one daughter graduated from Northeastern University,one daughter graduated from Notre Dame University,my son graduated Miami Ohio University.


Marilu Alvarado ’78
I have worked in BPS at different capacities for over 40 years: a paraprofessional, an elementary teacher, summer school director, and a high school teacher.


Neal Thompson ’70
After graduation, I went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College in 1974. In 1976, I went to work as a news correspondent for The Enterprise, a mid-sized daily in Brockton, Mass. I became a general assignment reporter for the paper in 1981. In my 45th year of journalism, I am still there, working as a copy editor, editing copy, writing headlines and designing pages. In 2019, I wrote my first novel, “Abandoned: A Sacred Mission,” which is available on Amazon. I am currently working on the sequel.


 Wanda Skelley-Haney ’78
In 1982, I graduated from American International College. I married Dudley Haney, Sr. In 1984. We have 4 children (Dudley Jr., Alexzandria, Kathryn and Erik). We have 1 four year old grandson (Luke). I have been a high school special education teacher at Murdock High School in Winchendon, Ma for 20 years.


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.


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.


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.


Class News updates are written by the alumnus and are posted in the approximate order in which they are received with the newest updates at the top of the list.