News : Businesses back burying ground memorial

Apr 5, 2012

Published in Portsmouth Herald

Written by Deborah McDermott

PORTSMOUTH- For Eric Weinried, John Bosen and Steven Webb, Chestnut Street is not only the site of the city's first African Burying Ground. It's also where they conduct business.

And so they said thay have a particular affinity to this place, and affinity that feel so strongly that their businesses have donated $10,000 each to the burying ground memorial fund.

Weinrieb is president of Altus Engineering; Bosen is principle of Bosen and Associates law firm; and Webb is president of TD Bank in New Hampshire. Bosen and Wienrieb's offices look out onto Chestnut Street; TD Bank's State Street parking lot and drive-up lanes are across the street. All three said they are moved by the story of the 13 African bodies found interred underneath Chestnut Street in 2003, some of the estimated 200 remains in the burying ground that spills across Court Street and beyond.

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