|No profanity allowed on rapper's headstone||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 09 May 2013 10:06|
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Commissioners at a Massachusetts cemetery have said no to profanity on headstones.
Sonny Santiago was a rapper who died in a car crash in February. Commissioners at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn this week unanimously rejected his family's request to inscribe his gravestone with a song verse that included profanity.
The commission became aware of the language when the company inscribing the 3-foot tall memorial submitted drawings to commissioners.
Chairman Arthur Dulong tells The Daily Item of Lynn (http://bit.ly/10kALVH ) the commission had never had to deal with profanities on memorials before.
Santiago's sister-in-law, Angela Ventola, says city officials contacted the family about the inscription and they agreed to have the gravestone inscribed with a different, profanity-free verse from a song Santiago wrote.
Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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