Thursday, September 13, 2012
West Roxbury's Tony Saroufim was among members of the World Lebanese Cultural Union today with city councilors and Mayor Menino.
Today Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was gifted a ceremonial Lebanese flag by members of the World Lebanese Cultural Union at City Hall Plaza during the flag raising ceremony. West Roxbury resident Tony Saroufim was among the World Lebanese Cultural Union members. West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley, as well as At-Large City Councilor and West Roxbury resident John Connolly also participated in the ceremony.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The American Arabic Benevolent Association received $2,000 in donations from the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury event.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
To the Editor: On behalf of the officers and board members, I wish to extend a thank you to the Patch/AOL for their generous donation of $2,000. Tony Saroufim and myself designated AABA as our favorite charity. The concept of the “election” was great, done in fun, but most important brought the community of West Roxbury together. AABA was established in 1974 and to date, we have accomplished the following: The James M. Salah Family Housing at Cheriton Heights, our 70 unit residence for seniors, is under construction. Next year, the ribbon will be cut and the doors will be open to provide much needed elderly housing for seniors from all races and religions. The American Arabic Benevolent Association, Inc. stands proud to be Americans and…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
More photos of party goers, the inauguration parade, and of course, Lord Mayor Richie Gormley with his James Michael Curley top hat.
West Roxbury resident Paul Treseler took these photos of the Official Inauguration Parade and Party of Lord Mayor Richie Gormley, sponsored by Patch.com.
Monday, April 2, 2012
West Roxbury resident and photographer Paul Treseler captured the Lord Mayor Richie Gormley's unofficial inauguration parade and party, a Patch.com-sponsored event.
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Monday, April 2, 2012
West Roxbury resident Paul Treseler and photographer extraordinaire took these photos of the Patch.com-sponsored inauguration parade and party of Lord Mayor Richie Gormley.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Saroufim Army took over Millennium Park during the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury election, but it's a soccer-playing and friendly army...
The falling of the Berlin Wall, the invention of the airplane, and the New Kids on the Block revival - all important events in the history of mankind. On Friday night, March 30, in the year of 2012, there will be a cataclysmic event happening at the Irish Social Club of Boston - in West Roxbury. The inauguration of the first unofficial mayor of West Roxbury will take place starting at 7 p.m. This is a Patch.com-sponsored event. The parade starts from the Gormley Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Line Centre Street from there to the Corrib Pub. The inauguration will take place inside the halls of the Irish Social Club with featured guests Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, US Sen. Scott Brown and more. A suggested donation of $10 will go to several Parkway…
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.
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 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 …
Monday, February 13, 2012
We all know who the elected mayor is - but who is the unelected mayor? You know, the person who everyone knows, is involved in events and knows the right person to call.
Here's the deal. We all know Mayor Thomas Menino is the elected mayor of Boston. But who is the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury? I've been covering West Roxbury for years and have seen the nominees on election days holding signs, or running neighborhood meetings, often speaking at neighborhood events, organizing neighborhood sport events, or just grabbing some grub and drink at the Corrib, West Roxbury Pub or The Real Deal. The nominees are listed in alphabetical order (on the poll). No elected official such as state Rep. Ed Coppinger (and the Coppinger Clan votes) were allowed to be nominated. Also no former elected officials are in the mix for instance, former West Roxbury District Councilor John Tobin. I selected the nominees after …