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!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Top It Off donated several auction items for tonight's silent auction, and lent 'Lola' the mannequin to model a Brunswick hat and Big Island scarf.
As an editor I often end up with odd things in my car. Maybe it's freshly picked basil, or an orange cone being used a parking spot saver - but yesterday, for me, I had the oddest thing ever in my car: A dressed up mannequin. The lovely ladies of Top It Off have donated several items for tonight's unofficial mayor of West Roxbury event, which includes a silent auction. Top It Off lent West Roxbury Patch.com a mannequin, nicknamed Lola, who is showing of the silent auction items: a Brunswick hat, Big Island Scarf and $50 gift certificate to Top It Off. Stop by tonight at the Irish Social Club at 7 p.m. when the doors open. A suggested donation is $10 at the door that goes to area Parkway charities.
The man, the myth, the legend - Charles Andrew Bruen Jr.
Tonight at 7 p.m. the inauguration parade and party for the first unofficial mayor of West Roxbury, Richie Gormley, will occur starting at the Gormley Funeral Home. Gormley wasn't the only nominee. There were nine original nominees, including West Roxbury's very-own - Chucky Bruen. Chucky spoke to West Roxbury Patch.com and provided 10, and a couple more, random facts about himself. 1) Chucky Bruen spells it Chucky with a 'y' because his father was Chuck. His full name is Charles Andrew Bruen Jr. 2) Chucky Bruen has lived in West Roxbury for more than 40 years 3) Chucky Bruen's favorite place to eat in West Roxbury is the Corrib Pub and he prefers the steak tips 4) Chucky Bruen's parish is St. Theresa of Avila 5) Chucky Bruen's …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
After a heated mock election that grew from Centre Street and spanned oceans, Lord Mayor Richie Gormley was chosen - and on Friday there will be a parade, a party, thanks to Patch.com.
On Friday night there will be an event that is not just about Richie Gormley, West Roxbury, or Boston - it's about democracy! You're not against democracy are you?! The Inauguration Parade for the first unofficial mayor of West Roxbury will get kicked off at 7 p.m. stepping off from the Gormley Funeral Home. The Inauguration Party will be held at the Irish Social Club afterwards. But let's take a step back... on February 13, a simple article and poll was posted on WestRoxbury.Patch.com asking a simple question - who is the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury? Before noon of that day nominee Tom "TD" Dougherty called me, suggesting the poll, which had a couple hundreds votes already, should be made into a fundraising event recognizing all …
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.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Olivia Waishek, a nominee to be the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury, has been the president of the West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association for an unprecedented 19 years.
John F. Kennedy's presidential election, The Night James Brown Saved Boston, and Larry Bird's 60-point game - all incredible moments in Boston history. This Friday, get ready to add another moment on Boston's historical timeline. The Patch.com-sponsored inauguration of Richie Gormley as the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury, will take place at the Irish Social Club from 7 to 11 p.m. Scheduled appearances include, and are not limited to: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, US Sen. Scott Brown, State Sen. Mike Rush, and State Rep. Ed Coppinger. Gormley was elected by West Roxbury Patch readers, in a heated field of 10 very-varied nominees across the West Roxbury community spectrum. Unofficial mayor of West Roxbury nominee Olivia Waishek has had a …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Stephen Smith, an official nominee for the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury mock election, talks about Smittys, political buttons and his favorite place to eat in the neighborhood.
The Revolutionary War. The signing of the Declaration of Independence. Charlie Sheen getting fired. All major events that have shaped America. On Friday, March 30th from 7-11 p.m. at the Irish Social Club, another such event will take the United States of America by storm. The inauguration of the first unofficial mayor of West Roxbury, Richie Gormley. West Roxbury Patch readers from all around the world chose Gormley. But there were also nine other nominees in the mock election. We've been getting to know the nominees through 10 (actually more) random facts about each of them. Learn about TD and Mary Mulvey Jacobson here. Please get to know West Roxbury's Stephen Smith: 1) Stephen Smith says "very rarely" does he get called Smitty. "My …
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 …
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 …