James Michael Curley

By - 9/26/14 - 11:01 am

The interior tour starts at 1:00.

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a class project at Wentworth to scan in photos of both the exterior and interior of James Michael Curley's house at 350 Jamaicaway - which is owned by the city but which is almost never opened to the public.

By - 1/29/14 - 11:58 am
Curley mural in West Roxbury

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Diarmuid O'Neill buy the West Roxbury Pub on Centre Street and turn it into a new restaurant and pub called Eat with Jack O'Neill.

At a hearing today, the proposed $250,000 purchase got the approval of city officials and West Roxbury neighborhood and business groups. O'Neill, who owns the Squealing Pig in Brigham Circle, said... Read more

By - 10/19/12 - 8:35 am

Curley at his desk

The Boston Public Library has posted a ton of photos by Leslie Jones of James Michael Curley as mayor and governor, including this one of him sitting at his fabled desk at what is now Old City Hall in 1933. City Hall panjandrums have... Read more

By - 9/24/11 - 10:35 am

James Michael Curley with a zebra wearing a hat

The Boston Public Library has posted a bunch of Leslie Jones photos of Curley (and some of predecessor John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald), including this one.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 1/31/11 - 2:27 pm

Over in Allston/Brighton, Marcie Laden is advertising responsible, carbon-neutral snow removal, in other words, her daughters with snow shovels.

Contrast that with Mayor Curley's 1948 letter to MIT (found by BostonTweet), asking for the Institute's help in coming up with a way to use flame throwers or chemicals to shrink snow accumulations.... Read more

By - 6/25/05 - 10:36 am

The dining room of the West Roxbury Pub and Restaurant is a paean to the life of James Michael Curley, from boyhood through old age - a Curley mural fills all four walls of the room (local residents paid $20 to have their faces immortalized behind and next to Curley).

"The owner really liked Curley,... Read more