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By Anonymous - 9/10/10 - 5:32 pm

This is the mailing that has Stephen Lynch in a tizzy.

By Anonymous - 9/6/10 - 3:04 pm

Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.

Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.

Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!

By adamg - 2/1/10 - 9:14 am

In addition to West Roxbury state Rep. Mike Rush, state Reps. Paul McMurtry of Dedham and John Rogers of Norwood are looking at possible runs, the Herald reports. Wicked Local West Roxbury, though, says McMurtry has already scratched himself from the race.

By adamg - 1/28/10 - 2:25 pm

Won't take on Mike Rush for Marian Walsh's Suffolk and Norfolk state-senate seat, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By adamg - 1/27/10 - 8:14 pm

Ferrari falls off truck at Boch's new Ferrari/Maserati dealership, but at least the wipers still worked. With exclusive video from Channel 25, which sent its news copter out to cover this shocking story.

Via Phillip McCarthy.

By adamg - 1/15/10 - 12:25 pm

A neighbor of Ernie Boch, Jr. yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging three years of ongoing renovations and expansion at the Boch estate in Norwood have sent the man into depression and given him asthma.

By adamg - 10/5/09 - 8:55 am

Chris Devers took in the Wings of Freedom tour of World War II aircraft yesterday at the Norwood municipal aerodrome.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 7/12/09 - 8:07 pm

It will almost be a shame when the Brookline DPW empties the overflowing recycling can Tom O'Keefe photographed in Coolidge Corner, because all the excess plastic cups are rather artfully arranged on it right now.

Meanwhile, Conqy tweets:

There's a big brass band playing the chicken dance in the middle of norwood depot. I'm not entirely sure what's going on.

By adamg - 1/7/09 - 6:04 pm

A Norfolk Superior Court judge yesterday ordered Deborah May to stop spreading false rumors that a neighbor in their Norwood apartment complex is a pedophile, stop screaming anti-gay epithets at him and stop filing false complaints with the local police department about him, the state Attorney General's office reports.

The state successfully sought a civil-rights injunction against May for her activities, which allegedly started in November of 2007. The injunction orders May to cease all communications with the man and his family and to stay at least 500 feet away from his workplace.

By adamg - 12/20/08 - 6:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the chain aims to cure Norwood's burrito deficiency with a new location at Dean Street, because apparently the Chipotle in Dedham is just too damn far away.

By adamg - 11/14/08 - 8:02 am

Conversation Nation reports gas for $1.99 at Norwood's mystical Rojo station; wonders where else the cheap gas is.

Boston Gas Prices reports $1.94 gas in Revere.

By adamg - 10/14/08 - 1:16 pm

Trying to light the pilot at Brothers Bakery, 1140 Washington St.

By adamg - 7/9/08 - 10:01 am
Bring back Rojo!

I know, it's stupid to get upset about a change of ownership signs at a gas station you never actually bought gas at, but Lyss's photo showing what's going on at Rojo in Norwood leaves me a little verklempt. There was just something about that place, with its employees whose sole job was to direct cars in the ever present lines to the next available pump, its three different types of car wash (including the mysterious Laser Wash), even that weird bookstore, all combined to make it seem like a place out of time. And apparently it was, because now it's becoming an Irving. "The mystery of Rojo" sounds cool. "The mystery of Irving" sounds, well, lame.

By adamg - 1/12/08 - 7:41 pm

Following the advice of folks in this discussion, we headed back to Norwood today for breakfast at the Town Square Diner (164 Nahatan St., a block or so east of Washington Street).

By adamg - 1/6/08 - 6:06 pm
Mug 'N Muffin

Whoa: The last time I was in a Mug 'N Muffin, I could still watch Bobby Orr advertising BayBanks on the TV I'd picked up at Lechmere. But time moves more slowly in Norwood Center, apparently - they still have a Mug 'N Muffin (at 716 Washington St.).

Walk in and it's exactly as you remember them - a smallish, darkish place with wooden-beam ceilings (in this case, faux beams, in the sense that you can see how they aren't actually holding up the ceiling). In other words, sort of like you'd expect your grandma's kitchen to be if she lived in Vermont, right down to the decorations on the walls:

Mug 'N Muffin decor

As for the food, it's basic breakfast fare, done right - assuming you like everything doused in butter, and who doesn't? Also inexpensive, even if you don't get there in time for the early-morning specials.

Mug 'N Muffin menu

Oh yeah, and they serve their hot drinks in mugs:

Mug 'N Muffin mug

UPDATE: We try the Town Square Diner.

By adamg - 6/28/07 - 8:52 am

Rojo is this largish gas station/car wash/detailing joint on Rte. 1 south in Norwood. And every time I go there (to wash the car) or just pass by, there are always long lines at the gas pumps. Why? They don't have particularly good prices. Are they giving out free candy or something?

By adamg - 6/29/06 - 5:57 pm

Kristy, who moved from Davis Square to the home of the Automile, counts 'em down:

... My neighbors are all really friendly and nice, and are not 19-year-old college students who will throw "ragers" every weekend. It's a family neighborhood. (Yes, I recognize that listing this makes me sound old.) ...

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