Mayor Menino's office today announced a plan to re-label all 1,285 of Boston's "Hero Squares" so you'll be able to learn more about the people whose names are posted on all those intersections. Plaques that currently list only the person's name will be supplemented with new signs offering some biographical background on the person and a link to additional information online.
The first square to get the new markers is at Mass. Ave. and Columbia Road in Dorchester, named today in honor of Sgt. Alberto D. Montrond:
Sgt. Montrond was killed in the line of duty on February 13, 2006 when a vehicle carrying him and three other soldiers was hit by a land mine north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan. His family, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson, Commissioner of Veterans Services Francisco Urena, and other city officials attended the dedication.