Fruits and Vegetables
Eileen discusses the Fruits and Vegetables gang (members allegedly worked in Produce at local supermarkets) that is charged with beating up people in West Roxbury:
... They've beaten the crap out of some locals and they're that particularly irritating brand of white kid that has never suffered or wanted for anything. They go to good schools, their parents are cops and firefighters, and they're arrogant. ... I can't imagine you can get much street cred by wearing a maroon apron and toting bushel barrels of shallots around Roche Brothers Supermarket. I sincerely hope someone takes a baseball bat to each and every one of those little pug-nosed, freckled, pasty-faced bastards. ...
For the second week in a row, the West Roxbury Transcript leads with the shocking story of the local gangbangers:
It's not a gang
Mom defends Fruits and Veggies son
Now, as a long-time member of the Fourth Estate, I applaud people who talk to reporters. But even if you do believe your teen-age son is "a lover, not a fighter," if you can't remember how many times he's been arrested for one thing or another, well, you might not want to return that call from a reporter. But give mom props for maintaining her Westie pride through it all:
... In my opinion, these detectives are trying to keep this area from becoming like Dorchester. ...
Earlier: Never dis the produce guy.
The Roslindale Bulletin reports that police in normally bucolic West Roxbury are on the lookout for a group of former produce guys from the West Roxbury Roche Bros. and Shaw's who are beating people up at Billings Field. They call themselves the Fruits and Vegetables Gang.
The West Roxbury Transcript reports that many of the lads are students at Catholic Memorial and Boston Latin, and that they've now started calling themselves the Talk Shit Now Gang. The paper adds:
... But most of all, Martell said, this gang doesn't resemble a gang such as the more venemous MS-13. ...