Wednesday, May 15, 2013
More than $30 million has been donated by individuals and corporations to help those most affect by the Boston Marathon bombings.
One Fund Boston has gained official tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, meaning contributions are tax-deductible. IRS Spokesperson Peggy Riley confirmed to Patch that One Fund Boston was granted official 501(c)(3) status by the IRS, which is also posted on One Fund's website. One Fund Boston has received more than $12 million in public donations, and $17 milion from corporate donations, according to its site. Forms for victims to file for claims to receive money are being distributed on Wednesday, and money is expected to be handed out starting June 30. Noted administrator Kenneth Feinberg is heading up the distribution of funds.
Stylish models will strut Spring Street showing off the latest fashions from Top It Off, Fabutique, while making Fairview Corner the coolest place to be on Thursday night.
No, you won't be hallucinating on Thursday night when you see sexy models strutting down a red carpet on Spring Street in West Roxbury. The ladies of Fairview Corner are holding a fashion mob sidewalk show. Last year's Fashion Mob was a roaring success -- and Thursday's event from 6 to 9 p.m., with the show starting at 7 -- will surely top its predecessor. "You can expect to see the hottest trends of the season strut the red carpet, from color and lace to the perfect sun dresses and havianas!" said Marika Gaurenszky, owner of Fabutique. "The Fashion Mob is back and better than ever. Top It Off kicks off spring and summer with its fabulous color stories from head-to-toe," said Ashley Boiardi, retail manager for Top It Off. "The ever …
Around 600 people attended the 2nd annual Taste of West Roxbury at the Irish Social Club.
Compared to last year's Taste, the 2nd annual Taste of West Roxbury had more attendees, and raised more money for West Roxbury Main Streets' revitalization efforts. "This year was a resounding success. We had roughly 600 people come through the Taste, as compared to around 400-450 last year," said Matt Gruber, board president of WRMS. In total, more than $22,000 was raised to support West Roxbury Main Streets' revitalization efforts, an increase of $3,000 compared to last year, said Gruber. This year's Taste featured 24 restaurants, one more than last year, offering up what they wanted to show off, and was held at the Irish Social Club of Boston. For photos of food from the 2nd Annual Taste of West Roxbury click here, and click here for…
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs more than $1,000 extra to get a CT Scan in Suffolk County than in neighboring Middlesex County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. With Boston's premiere hospitals and large health care organizations, the higher price tag on four common procedures is not entirely surprising. But Middlesex County's prices fall below the state average, making a short trip north and west of the city a potential money saver. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote on Wednesday, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Through customer donations, and a company donation, Dunkin' Donuts has donated more than $667K to One Fund Boston.
Dunkin' Donuts customers across New England donated more than $467,000 to the One Fund Boston. While getting their cup of joe or donuts, customers deposited money at registers at more than 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine, according to the Dunkin' Donuts' website. "I am so grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston," wrote Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Donuts. "In addition, Dunkin’ Brands and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $200,000 to the The One Fund Boston." During a week-long collection, the Canton-based company was able to raise money for those …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Neighborhood favorite, the Corrib Pub had a small stove fire last week, but was back up and running the next day for its West Roxbury faithful.
The Corrib Pub and Restaurant had a small stove fire on May 8 that caused the kitchen to only close for that night. While small, the fire still concerned Corrib fans far and wide, like California's Rose Hughes who posted on West Roxbury Patch's Facebook page: "Too bad. Hope it is back up and running for my next visit from CA!" Thankfully, the bar was open that night and the kitchen was back up and running the next day on regular schedule, according to a reply to Hughes by the Corrib Pub and Restaurant. "Our kitchen was closed only for the one night... thankfully no one was injured! New equipment was installed the next morning, we had inspections and opened for business at our normal 11 am on Thursday. Thank you to the West Roxbury Patch…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This home is for sale and has an open house today from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
This single-family home at 220 Bellevue St., West Roxbury, is listed for sale at $424,900. There is an open house today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. It has 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and is the lovely Bellevue Hill area. Call Kathy Troy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham at 781-444-7400, for more info. The full listing for this home can be seen at zillow.com
First brick-and-mortar Cheeseboy will begin operating this spring and is hiring about 30 people.
Grilled cheese company Cheeseboy is planning to open its first restaurant in the Downtown Crossing area, and the company is hiring new staff. Founded in 2009, Cheeseboy: Grilled Cheese To Go is “America’s first quick-serve grilled cheese restaurant” and currently has to-go locations at South Station, Prudential Center and in the greater Boston area and in Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. “Cheeseboy is focused on serving delicious and affordable grilled cheese sandwiches made with high-quality ingredients, including bakery crafted breads, premium cheeses and fresh meat and veggie toppings,” according to a company press release. “Customers can order one of Cheeseboy's eight Signature Sandwiches or make their own. Hearty soups, snacks…
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Photos and information in this article are uploaded by local Realtors and Boston Patch editors.
Realtors, this is your space. Upload photos of the houses you're showing this weekend and enter the property's details in the caption. Selling your Brookline, Fenway-Kenmore, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale or West Roxbury place without a Realtor? Consider yourself invited to add your photos and details into the mix. Please upload one photo per open house listing and include the following information in the captions of all photos: · Address · Date and time of the open house · Type of housing (condo, single family etc.) · No. of beds/baths · Square footage · Price · Agent's name (if applicable) Click on the big green "Upload Photos & Videos" button to get started. If you have any trouble …