LM photographed the scene at the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury as firefighters saluted Mike Kennedy, for whom a mass was held at Holy Name Church.
Kevin Cullen reports on Kristen Walsh's one request to firefighters after learning her husband Ed had died in the 298 Beacon St. fire.
Sometime last week, a Suffolk County prosecutor says, Mark Regan died in his bed at 105 Perham St. when his son, also named Mark Regan, fired several shots into him.
The younger Regan, 33, was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment in West Roxbury District Court.
Assistant District Attorney David Fredette said the younger Regan was seen at his father's house Wednesday, two days before police found the body - after somebody asked them to check on the elder Regan's well being.
Mark Regan, 33, was arrested overnight on charges of murdering his adoptive father, also named Mark Regan, in his 105 Perham St. home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Police discovered the elder Regan's body yesterday after somebody called them to ask for a well being check on him.
The younger Regan is scheduled for arraignment on Monday in West Roxbury District Court.
For our Jewish friends: The Bruegger's on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury has green plain bagels.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Mangia Neopolitan Pizza is looking to move into the space recently vacated by Parlour Pizza, which slightly less recently replaced the Upper Crust franchise on Centre Street.
What could make Mangia different from its predecessors in the space is that, in addition to pizza, it also serves frozen yogurt.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Parlour on Centre Street is now an ex-pizza place.
A concerned citizen complains about the parking habits seen on Centre Street in West Roxbury at lunchtime today:
Left car in traffic - in front of a fire hydrant, walked down to post office. 7292 MR Lexus.
So, that would be: Parking in front of a hydrant, parking too far from the curb and obstructing traffic. It's the West Roxbury trifecta!
The Boston Bibliophile reports Seek Books on Centre Street is shutting down:
I've just about fallen in love with Asimov, the beautiful white bookstore cat, and Jeff and I have made afternoons of visiting West Roxbury- lunch, stops at other shops along Centre Street, a cupcake at Sugar Bakery- every now and then. We found a lot of treasures at Seek, which specializes in classic SF and collectibles and has always had an impressive selection for the small size of the store. We bought some things yesterday and we are going to try to stop by before it closes for good. If you're in the Boston area, do him a solid and help take some inventory off his hands before he departs for New Mexico.
Pazzo Books, at the other end of Centre, announced in January it was shutting down as well, which will leave West Roxbury with only the book section at the Hallmark store.
Ghassan Samaha, owner of Al Wadi on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, explained to the Boston Licensing Board today why he wants to begin offering hard liquor along with the beer and wine he's already licensed to offer: His restaurant has a lot of Italian, Irish and Russian patrons, and when they hear the hardest stuff they can get is wine, they'd rather drink water.
He added Al Wadi is the only full-service restaurant along the parkway, from West Roxbury to Legacy Place, that doesn't have a full-service liquor license.
The board decides tomorrow whether to extend Al Wadi's license.
A concerned citizen in West Roxbury complains that the Quincy guy who plastered the neighborhood with fliers advertising gutter cleaning this past summer has returned and plastered the neighborhood with fliers advertising ice-dam removal. Guess he doesn't know about cost-effective Globe Direct advertising.
A concerned citizen reports from Manthorne Road in West Roxbury this afternoon:
Unnecessary "space savers"
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 he plans to add a small bakery and wants to start offering Sunday brunch.
A concerned citizen complains about this example of sidewalk parking on Johnson Street in suburban West Roxbury:
Car consistently parked on sidewalk even blocking entrances to house. Isn't this a fire hazard? Also people can't walk on the sidewalk & have to cross or walk in street.
The city transportation sprang into action, rushing out to ticket that bad boy.
The West Roxbury Bulletin reports the owner of the West Roxbury Pub has sold the place to Diarmuid O'Neill, who plans to remake it into Eat with Jack O'Neill.
The Boston Licensing Board considers the sale at a hearing next Wednesday.
No word on the fate of the James Michael Curley murals that line the four walls of the pub's dining room.
The Palladinos - Steven, Lori and Gregory - all pleaded guilty today to running a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme from atop their Centre Street ice-cream shop.
Members of the Albanian Cultural Sports Association of West Roxbury pleaded with the Boston Licensing Board today to forgive it for a fight that left the floor of its new clubhouse covered in blood and littered with smashed glassware and bottles.
A club member told the board the man most severely injured in the Sept. 22 incident has forgiven his attackers - and succeeded in having criminal complaints against his attackers withdrawn.
Tom Nealon reports he's shutting Pazzo Books on Centre Street in late March:
While the rare books side of the business has thrived (and will continue online, at fairs, and by appointment), the rest of the business has continued to be challenging. When it came time to renew my lease, I just couldnâ€™t pull the trigger and after much deliberation, decided that shuttering the shop was the best thing to do. ...