Several weeks ago I received a tip from a trusted source - that Lord Mayor Richie Gormley was going to be out of town for a while - and there rumblings about his reign being overthrown.
So far, no one has reported any Saroufim tanks rolling down Centre Street. The Mary Mulvey Madness has not made its way from JP to Spring Street. And the Gormley Funeral Home has continued business as usual.
Tom "TD" Dougherty, Gormley's appointed Deputy Mayor, said that Gormley has been away on an "international relations trip" for the last couple of weeks, but could not elaborate more. He said that he and the Lord Mayor have been in constant contact about West Roxbury, while Gormley has been abroad, possibly at a sheep farm in Ireland.
TD added he has not been aware of any rebels wanting to take down the Gormley regime.
So what do you think Lord Mayor Richie Gormley has been up to on his international relations trip? Meeting with kings, queens, and prime ministers?
Feel free to let your imaginations run wild in the comments section. Just keep it clean for kids to read. If you wouldn't say it in a sixth grade classroom...