Friday, March 29, 2013
How has life changed for Lord Mayor Richie Gormley in the last year? He gets a lot of calls asking him to get streets plowed, get kids into local schools - and was honored at the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.
Lord Mayor Richie Gormley of West Roxbury was officially crowned on March 30 of 2012. Since then the soft-spoken and understated funeral home owner has had quite a year chock full of honors, fun and constituent requests. "It’s been a whirlwind," said Tom "TD" Dougherty, Vice Mayor to Gormley's lordship, and some might say, sidekick. "We're never going to have another Lord Mayor. The first legislation he passed is he made it a lifelong appointment. No one represents West Roxbury better than Richie Gormley, the Lord Mayor of West Roxbury." Conversely, Gormley said that TD actually enacted the legislation to make it a lifetime appointment. But does it really matter? "It’s been great seeing Richie work his magic through the city of Boston, …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
After nearly closing for good, the Irish Social Club of Boston rose from the ashes, and is now a successful club with a growing membership hosting regular events.
The Irish Social Club of Boston now has a permanent liquor license, essentially restoring the club to its legal capabilites as it was before April 2011's abrupt and brief closing of the club. "Wanted to let you know that Mary Maloney and Kathie Sullivan just picked up the permanent liquor license for the Irish Social Club a few minutes ago in Boston City Hall," wrote Mary Mulvey Jacobson, the club's corresponding secretary. "It is a 7-day all alcoholic license with a 1 a.m. closing, all out by 1:30 am. This license, coupled with the recently received entertainment license completes our work on restoring the licenses. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen. The officers and members of the Irish Social Club extend sincere …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Due to the high demand for the Families in Need program, donations are being sought to offset additional costs.
For those of you who may not know about the Family in Need effort, for many years, the West Roxbury Business and Professional Association, in coordination with the West Roxbury YMCA, Ethos /AgeWell West Roxbury, and our Boston Police Department, identify a list of families and seniors who need holiday groceries at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We then work with Roche Bros. who offers us consideration on the cost and then bags up the groceries and turkeys for us for distribution. A group of volunteers from the business, non-profit and residential communities then make the deliveries. We also identify one or two families with greater needs and “adopt” them, offering them assistance as well as presents from the business and residential …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The West Roxbury Business and Professional Association organizes delivery of groceries to families in need during the holiday season.
Volunteers are needed to deliver groceries to elderly and needy West Roxbury and Roslindale residents this holiday season. The West Roxbury Business and Professional Association annually leads grocery delivery drives with goods from Roche Bros, as part of the Family in Need program. While Roche Bros is generous, approximately $5,000 is needed to be raised to pay for groceries for Thanksgiving and Christmas, said Mary Mulvey Jacobson, president of the WRBPA, "and to do something special for the family or families we 'adopt; to help out with other needs." "We could never do this without the support of the businesses and residents of the community," added Jacobson. If people want to help, they can make checks payable to Family in Need and…
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 …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Over the decades, Pat, Bud and the entire Roche Family have been so helpful to untold numbers of people; where would you even start to compile a list of all who have benefited from their generosity?
Monday, May 28, 2012
To the Editor: With great sadness I wanted to let you know that Pat Roche passed away this morning (May 26). We are all saddened by his passing but grateful for and proud of the exceptional job Pat and his brother Bud did to grow a single store in Roslindale into an impressive grouping of quality Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farm stores in Massachusetts. Pat Roche was the epitome of a good business person and a kind person who believed in giving back. Over the decades, Pat, Bud and the entire Roche Family have been so helpful to untold numbers of people; where would you even start to compile a list of all who have benefited from their generosity? Pat Roche proved that to be a good business person and a good human being are not mutually …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mary Mulvey Jacobson, an official nominee for the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury poll, talks college, pigeons and engagement rings.
On Friday, March 30th of the year 2012, the most amazing event will occur - the West Roxbury Patch first-ever inauguration of the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury - the fundraising event! Mary Mulvey Jacobson placed a strong second with 2,032 votes (32%) to the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury, Richie Gormley. Mary sat down with West Roxbury Patch and shared some random facts about herself. 1) Mary's favorite prominent figure in history is Edward R. Murrow 2) Mary's nickname in college was Pigeon, because she had a t-shirt that said “Keep Your City Clean, Eat A Pigeon” 3) Mary went to Regis College; and has been her class' president since 1980 4) Mary's favorite present is, "My engagement ring from my deceased husband." She wanted a …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The votes have been tallied from all around the world, from Dubai to Guam, from Spring Street to Belgrade Avenue - the people have spoken.
After all the campaigning, debating, politicking, and - most important - poll stuffing, Richie Gormley is the mayor of West Roxbury. "It’s an honor and I’m humbled to be elected," said the soft-spoken Gormley, who served in the 1st Marine Division in the Vietnam War, after which he received the "Cross of Gallantry" for combat action. Long before internet polls, West Roxbury residents called Richie Gormley the mayor of West Roxbury - actually Lord Mayor. So it is only fitting Gormley won West Roxbury Patch's: Who is the Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury poll. Gormley took home 2,112 votes (33%), with Mary Mulvey Jacobson receiving 2,032 votes (32%), and Tony Saroufim taking third with 805 votes (12%). In total 6,254 votes were cast for …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Votes were cast all around the world for the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury poll.
To the Editor: Greetings from Dubai! My name is Kristyn Kennedy and I sure did vote for Mary (Mulvey Jacobson) :) She is a wonderful person whom I have known my whole life and she would make a fantastic "un-official" mayor. Kind regards, Kristyn Kennedy Dubai, UAE P.S. I am not living in Dubai because I am in the military, my husband is a civil engineer and currently building an island!