The top five headlines from around Boston’s neighborhoods last week.
: Seven weeks after he went missing, officials say that is that of West Newton resident and Boston College student .
According to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, preliminary information shows that the body in the reservoir is Garcia. Conley said items found on the body as well as clothing helped officials identify Garcia.
Red Sox Win Home Opener, Lose Ellsbury: The Boston Red Sox opened the 2012 home campaign on Friday, and the local nine thumped the visting Tampa Bay Rays 12-2. Any good feeling that potentially could have been generated by the win, especially coming off a rocky 1-5 start, was severely tempered by the loss of last year’s MVP runner-up Jacoby Ellsbury, who left the game in the fourth inning after colliding with the Rays’ second baseman Reid Brignac while sliding into the bag. It is thought Ellsbury could miss as much as two months, with what is thought to be a “subluxation” of the shoulder—a partial or temporary dislocation of the shoulder joint. Ellsbury has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, and no timetable has been set for his return.
: Mike Wallace, one of the nation’s most widely known broadcast journalists died on Saturday in New Caanan, Connecticut, where he had lived for several years. He was 93. Wallace who made a name for himself as a relentless interrogator on “60 Minutes,” owned a home on West Chop where he and his family summered. Wallace spent his Island days among friends Art Buchwald, James Reston, and novelist William Styron. .
: Wednesday Boston Mayor Thomas Menino proposed a $2.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2013. The Boston City Council is now tasked with examining the budget, and passing a budget by June 30.
Menino's proposed budget includes a five-year $1.8 billion capital plan, including $217 million for new projects in fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1, 2012.
: Boston's city clerk may no longer privately collect fees for performing marriages while on the city's dime. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to reform how and when the clerk may collect such fees and where the money will go.