Businesses come and go, which ones were you sad to see leave West Roxbury in 2012?
Thankfully, West Roxbury's commercial districts are doing well - and you can read about the bright days ahead here. But like anyplace in the world, businesses come and go. The reasons for closure vary just as much as businesses do. This year West Roxbury said goodbye to several businesses including Timothy's Coffee - we barely knew you, Timothy. One of my personal favorites that I was sad to see close was My Pinata. I've always appreciated the mother-and-daughter pair of Luisa and Maria Luisa Plasencia, both West Roxbury residents. What West Roxbury business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? Let us know in the comments section.
Boston City Councilors Felix G. Arroyo and Michael P. Ross held a hearing Monday on the sleep-depriving collections. Both councilors want the city, not the state, to regulate the pickups.
About a dozen Boston residents from a variety of neighborhoods said Monday night that they’re tired – some, literally exhausted – of being woken up by commercial trash and recycling trucks in the middle of every night. “When the source (of the noise) is 10 feet away from you, it’s comparable to being awoken by a sledgehammer to the head night after night after night,” said Anne Pistorio, a member of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association. Pistorio and the other residents testified at a well-attended hearing, set up by Boston City Councilors Felix G. Arroyo and Michael P. Ross in City Hall. Home Rule Petition The councilors, along with Boston state Reps. Martha M. Walz and Aaron M. Michlewitz, are working to get commercial trash …