Monday, June 4, 2012
Roslindale's Ed Colvin, 19, took first place after finishing second the previous three years.
"It's about time," remarked Ed Colvin, only 19 years old, after winning the 19th Annual Corrib Classic 5K Race on Sunday. While most runners were happy to get out on the course, Colvin had a mission to win, after finishing second, the previous three years. The Catholic Memorial alum came streaking down Lagrange Street with a 100-yard lead on the next runner to finish. "It was tough. I led most of it," said Colvin, who ran for Brandeis University as a freshman. After Colvin the rest of the more than 2,500 runners crossed the finish line and headed onto Billings Field to catch up with old friend, family, and enjoy a pony ride or two. After finishing, Allison MacDougall joined her husband Steve, and two kids, Ella, 6, and Sam, 4, who had …
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.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
How do you think the Boston Red Sox will do this season? Opening Day is today with the Red Sox getting started in Detroit at 1 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox 2011 season ended in one of the greatest collapses for any professional sports team. That was after the season began with high hopes after the big free agents signings of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. But that was last year. This is the Boston Red Sox 2012 season - and it starts today at 1 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers. So how do you think the Boston Red Sox will fare this year? Will they finish in first, second, third, fourth or dead last in the AL East? Will they take the Wild Card? What's the over/under on how many times we hear about beer and chicken not being in the clubhouse? Take the poll and share your opinions in the comments section. And here's a couple of local voices with their predictions, too: John…
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
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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Some say the nominees of the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury contest have become rock stars around the neighborhood.
Just a casual afternoon photo shoot outside the Corrib Pub on Centre Street with several of nominees for the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury poll. Remember this Friday night at 7 p.m. is the inauguration of Richie Gormley as the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury. There will be a parade stepping off at the Gormley Funeral Home at 7 p.m. The event starts will be held at the Irish Social Club of Boston after the parade. $10 suggested donation goes to several Parkway area charities of the 10 nominees choices.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tom "TD" Dougherty, who came in fourth in the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury poll, prefers the prime rib at the Corrib, and recalls the happiest moment in his life.
Paul Revere's ride, dumping tea, the production of Sam Adams beer - nothing will compare to inauguration of the first Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury, Richie Gormley. Gormley was just one of nine original nominees, and (one nominee, who kept on being written in - Cappy), so let's get to know the other nominees - because all of them will also be honored the night of the event. We start with Tom "TD" Dougherty because he came up with the idea to make the mock election into a fundraising event for Parkway area charitities. Call it a touchdown for TD. The event is on Friday, March 30th from 7-11 p.m. at the Irish Social Club with a suggested $10 donation at the door that goes to Parkway area charities. TD sat down with West Roxbury Patch …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tom "TD" Dougherty throws savvy social media team behind the Undertaker. West Roxbury Civic Improvement Association President Olivia Waishek demands investigation. And is Tony Saroufim building a Millennium Park castle??
What started off as a fun poll has turned into a very serious debate with lives (not quite) at stake. So who is the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury? Centre, Spring and even little streets like Bonair, are debating: TD vs. Tony, Gormley vs. Jacobson, and Waishek vs. Hennessey. As the debate swirls like the stir of a cup of Anna's Donuts coffee, reports of thuggery have already besieged the good names of the nominees. One anonymous West Roxbury Patch reader emailed an incident that may or may not have occured. Fearing for his or her morning coffee, the reader will not be identified: This whole thing is like the "Arab Spring" but with more freckles and a bit of Irish step dancing thrown in. Some burly guy with a Scally Cap and a union pin …