Congressional Candidates Talk (Except for Lynch), and a Death in the Arnold Arboretum
West Roxbury Neighborhood Council supports Porter Cafe's beer and wine license, but residents not happy with outdoor patio idea.
As a buildup to Tuesday's election, West Roxbury Patch provided you with four articles asking the US Congressional candidates about several topics.
Your current Congressman, Stephen Lynch, did not provide his opinions on topics such as should the state sales tax be lowered from 6.25 percent to 3 percent; how they would work with opposing parties, and what are their thoughts on reforming social security.
But his opponents, Vernon Harrison and Phil Dunkelbarger did: Ballot Question 3; How they'd work with opposing parties; how they'd reach across the aisle to other party members; and how to reform social security.
On Tuesday night the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council supported a new bistro, Porter Cafe, to get a beer and wine license, but with the caveat that they meet with concerned residents about a proposed outdoor patio. Several residents issued concerns about noise, parking issues and wafting smells into their homes and streets.
West Roxbury Patch also got in on Patch's national series on education with a feature on how pilot schools like the Lyndon have budget autonomy on Monday.
In police action, there was a body found in the Arnold Arboretum on Wednesday morning. Police are still investigating the matter, but homicide was ruled out. More on this is coming this week in Patch.
Police, fire and EMS personnel had their hands full the following day after an elderly woman's car hit several parked cars at the Toyota dealership at 1575 VFW Parkway, and then careened into a creek by the Charles River.
And ironically, as one Patch reader pointed out to me, the same day the accident happened, Patch had a feature on a seminar about how seniors can driver better and safer.
And lastly - Happy Halloween!