Harvard '60 Enjoys the "New" Stockyard April 16, 2015
Twenty-three (23) Harvard Class of 1960 classmates gathered for a luncheon in the private Wine Room at The "New" Stockyard in Brighton, MA on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Uncharacteristically, each of us was able to order off the regular luncheon menu; plus, there is no room rental and parking is free; and the Wine Room was a reasonably amenable environment. Peter Papesch took photos which are located below. Robert Abbe, Jerry Amero, Bob Bray, David Chapin, George Gingold, Gerry Levenson, Fred Leventhal, Dick Lindzen, Henry Marcy, Bill Markus, Joe Murphy, Tare Newbury, Peter Papesch, Larry Rappaport, David Ries, Will Rogers, Jerry Rogoff, Leon Rothenberg, Richard Saval, Ed Tarlov, Henry Wadzinski, Steve Weddle, and David Wizansky were in attendance. After lots of camaraderie prior to, and during lunch, each attendee spoke briefly of the important developments in their life to the group as a whole (as is our tradition). Many of the Harvard Class of 1960 might know The Stockyard, not because it was going strong when we were all students at Harvard -- it was established in 1972 by the late Cornelius "Neil" Manning and his wife, Lillian --, but because it is a classic American Tavern about three miles from Harvard Square and viewable from the Mass Pike. Adding to the 43 years of Stockyard history is the infamous Chicago gangster, Al Capone’s, original bar whose pieces occupy the foyer and private Tavern room. In July of 2012, the Manning brothers, who operated the restaurant after their late father, sold the Stockyard to Michael Conlon, a Brighton local. After seven months of renovations (hence the appellation "new") The "New" Stockyard officially reopened on February 14, 2013. The first Harvard '60 luncheon there was on November 15, 2013.