Friday, May 25, 2012
The guest speaker will be Maureen Dunn, a nationally-acclaimed advocate for POW-MIA awareness through the eyes of a wife, and the co-author of "Search for Canasta 404."
The Gardens at Gethsemane will be holding a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 28, at the Garden of Honor Veterans Corner at 670 Baker St., West Roxbury. The West Roxbury VFW POST 2902 will be conducting a Memorial Day ceremony at the Memorial Cannon from the USS Constitution. The ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. State Sen. Mike Rush, D-Norfolk/Suffolk will be the keynote speaker. The guest speaker will be Maureen Dunn, a nationally-acclaimed advocate for POW-MIA awareness through the eyes of a wife, and the co-author of "Search for Canasta 404." The Laying of the Wreath will be done by the family of Lance Corporal Paul Reid, USMC, the first West Roxbury resident to give his life for our country in Vietnam. Gail and Carl Sprague, …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Irish President Michael Higgins met with Lord Mayor Richie Gormley today.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Irish President Michael D. Higgins met with Lord Mayor Richie Gormley today at the Parkman House on Beacon Street. This is Higgins’s first official visit to Boston. Higgins, the ninth president of Ireland after taking office in November of last year, will also speak at Faneuil Hall on Saturday and lay a wreath at the Irish Famine Memorial. West Roxbury's District City Councilor Matt O'Malley also was onhand and tweeted a photo and: "Honored to meet the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, with @mayortommenino today. #bospoli#mapoli #irepoli"
Monday, April 16, 2012
Red Sox CEO and President Larry Lucchino and state Sen. Mike Rush threw out the ceremonial first pitches to two Cardinals.
To hear about the promise Boston Red Sox CEO and President Larry Lucchino made to Parkway Little League, click here. There are also more pictures of the parade. Also, check out proud parent and photographer Cara Soulia's photos of the 2012 Parkway Little League Parade here.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The unofficial mayor of West Roxbury Richie Gormley was honored on March 30, 2012. Relive the evening that was full of surprises, laughs, smiles and tears.
Friday, April 13, 2012
For more check out the Official Page for the Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury here.
Monday, April 2, 2012
West Roxbury resident Paul Treseler has a great eye and snapped these shots of Lord Mayor Richie Gormley, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and more...
For all your West Roxbury Patch.com coverage of unofficial mayor of West Roxbury, check out the Official Page of the Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury.
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
Videographer Mike Flynn took this video of the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury inauguration parade, a Patch.com-sponsored event.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Mike Flynn took this video of the entire parade for the Patch.com-sponsored inauguration parade and party for the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury - Lord Mayor Richie Gormley.
The REAL Boston Mayor Thomas Menino enjoyed his time "swearing-in" West Roxbury's Lord Mayor Richie Gormley on Friday night at the Patch.com-sponsored event.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has participated in many swearing-in ceremonies during his storied political career, but probably none quite the swearing-in of Lord Mayor Richie Gormley. You'll have to check the video out because words cannot describe the ceremony. U.S. Sen. Scott Brown presented Gormley with a baseball bat so that newly sworn in unofficial mayor could maintain order. Sen. Brown also chatted on the phone with Governor Deval Patrick when he called to congratulate Lord Mayor Gormley.
Lord Mayor Richie Gormley and the nine other nominees for the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury position, were honored with a parade and a party by Patch.com on Friday night.
Lord Mayor Richie Gormley stepped out from his funeral home wearing former Boston Mayor James Michael Curley's tophat and proceeded to lead his inauguration parade. Residents young and old lined Centre Street as the parade walked past the Corrib Pub, and then up to the Irish Social Club for the party. Were you there? Did you take video? Submit your videos/photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!