Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Raise Some Green for West Roxbury Fundraiser did just that!
West Roxbury's holiday season is going to be very festive after more than $13,000 was raised in an effort led by state Rep. Ed Coppinger. On Sept. 28, more than 350 people filled the Irish Social Club of Boston for the Raise Some Green for West Roxbury Fundraiser. Several local businesses and institutions had the giving feeling, particularly Blue Hills Bank and the Corrib Charitable Trust, both pledging $2,000, before the doors were even opened for the fundraiser. Entertainers Fenian Sons, and DJ George Manning donated their time, too. “We raised much more money than I had expected; this will not only ensure that we have West Roxbury looking great for this Christmas, but also establish a strong base for making sure West Roxbury will be …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Irish Social Club of Boston just needs the Boston Licensing Board to approve the license and then - drinks to celebrate!
The Irish Social Club of Boston has one last hurdle to once again have a seven-day alcohol license, after Governor's Deval Patrick signed a homerule petition supporting the license on Friday. The Irish Social Club must now receive approval from the Boston Licensing Board. The Club needs to apply for the license, at which time a hearing date will be set. The Club has been operating on single day licenses since the rebirth of the Club last year. A member mistakenly and hastily gave back the Club's alcohol license when it was believed the Club would possibly close. Officially, Patrick signed into law House Bill 4294 - "An Act relative to a liquor license for the Irish Social Club, Inc, in the City of Boston." The legislation was …
Friday, September 14, 2012
September 28 fundraiser at the Irish Social Club will raise funds for holiday decorations for the West Roxbury business district.
State Rep. Ed Coppinger is a pro-active kind of guy and doesn't want to see what happened last year, when he and Leader Bank needed to donate last minute holiday decorations for Centre Street. Thus he is leading a fundraiser for the West Roxbury business district on September 28 to raise funds for holiday decorations for this winter season. Last year, Coppinger, with the help of IBEW Local 103 and volunteers, put up wreaths and bows along Centre Street, funded by the rep and Leader Bank (who he works for). Centre Street has traditionally had holiday wreaths and decorations. “Every time you go to a mall or visit downtown Boston to do some Christmas shopping, you walk into places that are beautifully decorated to celebrate the holidays. By…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
"The economy and the cost of health care have been the issues I hear from my constituents about most," said State Rep. Ed Coppinger.
State Rep. Ed Copppinger, D-West Roxbury, fielded questions from Patch about the Legislature's July 31 end of session deadline, what has had his focus on Beacon Hill and in West Roxbury. Patch: Leading up to the July 31 Legislature end of session deadline, what legislation would you say has been your main point of focus? Coppinger: We are working on a number of bills before the July 31 deadline, including a jobs bill, health care cost control legislation, a bill to change how we sentence habitual offenders and legislation to make Massachusetts’ energy use greener, cheaper and more reliable. For West Roxbury-centric issues, I am working very closely with Senator (Mike) Rush on trying to pass legislation to grant the Irish Social Club a …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
After a member mistakenly gave back the Club's alcohol license - politicians, residents and club members fight to get a full alcohol license back.
The Irish Social Club of Boston is trying to get a permanent alcohol license after a club member mistakenly gave it back. The Boston City Council supported a home rule petition to get the club a license. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino signed the petition. A State House hearing on July 9, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. will be held before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Members and friends of the Irish Social Club are welcome to attend this hearing, although stay tuned because the date and time could change. The following is a letter from Mary Mulvey Jacobson, of the West Roxbury Business and Professional Association, and a member of the Irish Social Club steering committee: Dear Friends of The Irish Social Club…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Irish Social Club continually applies for temporary alcohol licenses after a board member mistakenly gave back the club's alcohol license.
The Boston City Council unanimously supported a homerule petition to give the Irish Social Club of Boston a permanent special full-alcohol license from the state, months after a member mistakenly returned the club's previous license. If granted, the license would only be for the Irish Social Club of Boston and would not be transferrable. Councilors Matt O'Malley and Stephen Murphy petitioned for the state homerule petition, which would need to be approved and signed by the governor, for the Club to get an alcohol license immediately. At the Council's regular Wednesday meeting, O'Malley spoke of the Club's beginnings in Roxbury, 65 years ago, and eventual move to Park Street in West Roxbury. Last April, the club's former leadership …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Irish Social Club of Boston came in first in this week's Patch Readers' Choice poll wanting to know where the best wedding reception venue is in West Roxbury.
The Irish Social Club of Boston was named the best wedding reception venue in West Roxbury in this week's Patch Readers' Choice poll. The Club took home 7 total votes. The vaunted option of "other" took home 10 votes, with two people leaving comments about Moseley's on the Charles in Dedham as a good location to hold a wedding reception. Others suggested local VFW Posts or halls.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
West Roxbury honored its own Unofficial Mayor Friday with a big parade and a packed-house fundraiser at the Irish Social Club. Attendees included Sen. Scott Brown and Mayor Thomas Menino.
Two teen girls, noticing the film crew walking down Centre Street, asked what was going on. When told it was for the Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury, one of them replied, "Oh yeah. We know about that." Seemingly everyone in the neighborhood took part Friday in what one observer called "an event unlike any other in the history of West Roxbury" — the inauguration of Lord Mayor Richie Gormley. Hundreds lined the parade route as Gormley, accompanied by fire trucks, Boston Police cars, Gaelic pipes and a basketball-court sized U.S. flag, made his way from his funeral home to the Irish Social Club. "He absolutely deserves it," said Kelly Kane, who screamed in delight as Gormley walked past the Corrib, doffing former Boston Mayor James Michael…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
On Friday evening, Lord Mayor Richie Gormley was escorted by throngs of well-wishers from his funeral home to the Irish Social Club.
Lord Mayor Richie Gormley received a hero's escort to his inauguration as Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury on Friday evening. A parade is his honor went from his funeral home to the Irish Social Club, where the event continued. Do you have snaps from the parade? Please add them!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Richie Gormley officially won the unofficial poll, selecting him as the "Mayor" of West Roxbury. On Friday, March 30, the nominees will be honored for their years of service to West Roxbury.
What started off as a simple poll turned into an international affair - and now there will be a West Roxbury Patch event honoring all 10 (Cappy too!) nominees. On Friday, March 30 at the Irish Social Club, Richie "Lord Mayor" Gormley will be honored - and rumor is he will be dragged around in chains like they do with mayors in Ireland. The Boston Police Gaelic Column is coming and will be playing their bagpipes and drums. There will also be a DJ spinning tunes for young and old. There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the doors, which open at 7 p.m. And the money raised will go to several Parkway charitable organizations. There will also be a West Roxbury-themed silent auction, a cash bar, as well as some food. More to come on …