Friday, June 22, 2012
Several projects are currently being built in West Roxbury. See what else is being built throughout Boston.
If you know someone who needs a home in Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority may be able to help. The agency oversaw groundbreakings on 1,000 new housing units in the last quarter of 2011, and is presently monitoring 3,360 under construction, including three in West Roxbury. The 25 projects under way range from the small—like the six-unit Newbury Street property being constructed in cooperation with Centremark Properties—to the large—like the 500-unit Tremont Street development currently under construction by Winn Development in the South End. “[In 2012], we broke ground on 26 projects, investing $2.4 billion in our city,” said Melina Schuler, a spokeswoman for the authority. “This includes numerous multifamily residential projects…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association meets at St. Stephen's Church and meetings are open to the public.
The West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association announce the following Officers and Directors who will serve from September 2012 to June 2013 Olivia A. Waishek, President Joseph Goode, Vice President Elizabeth Simonson, Treasurer Judith Halper, Corresponding Secretary Executive Board: Michael Bernstein, Laurence Boran, Terri Hallilday, Stella Kasparian, Sheila Ainsworth, Katherine Merageas, and Elizabeth Simonson
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…
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.
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 …
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 …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association President Olivia Waishek submitted a letter to the Chair of the City Council Committee on Census and Redistricting against Councilor Linehan map.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The following is a letter submitted by Olivia Waishek, the president of the West Robury Civic and Improvement Association to Boston City Councilor William Linehan, the chair of the City Council Committee on Census and Redistricting. The letter was submitted on Dec. 6, 2011: To the Members of the City Council’s Committee on Census and Redistricting: On behalf of the membership of the West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association and as a resident of West Roxbury, this letter is written in opposition to any proposed redistricting of West Roxbury. At present, Matt O’Malley is our District Councilor. If approved, our community will be split and a small percentage – that which sits on the Washington Street side will be represented by …
Friday, September 9, 2011
West Roxbury Crushed Stone will present plans at West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association meeting Monday night.
West Roxbury Civic & Improvement Association President Olivia Waishek has been around West Roxbury long enough to know what draws a large crowd to her group's meetings. One company in general always seems to bring the neighbors out in full force, and as a result she expects to see just that at Monday night's meeting. “There’s always excitement when there’s a meeting involving the quarry,” said Waishek. West Roxbury Crushed Stone general manager Ed Sonia will speak at the Civic & Improvement Association meeting at the group’s Monday evening meeting. The meeting will take place at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. The quarry wishes to extend its boundaries for blasting closer to the intersection of Centre and Grove Streets. If …