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Torrid pace of luxury development leaves many neighborhoods largely untouched

30 B Street rendering. Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning Board of Appeals' long Aug. 5 agenda and comparing the construction projects going before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 in South Boston with those in Roslindale and West Roxbury:
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Obituary: Rita Edith Stuart

STUART, Rita Edith 86, of West Roxbury, passed away at her home June 16, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Lyndon, VT, the younger of two children born to Doris and Charles Stuart both from St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She was predeceased by her sister, Margery Finlayson. Rita was the loving aunt of David, Steven, Brenda and Scott Finlayson. In addition, she had many grand nieces and nephews who brought her joy and many smiles over the years. Rita was a long active member of the Bethany First United Methodist Church in Roslindale serving as the treasurer for over twenty years and participated in the children's programs. During her retirement years she volunteered at the local elementary school ...
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Obituary: John J. Kelly

KELLY, John J. Of Needham formerly of West Roxbury and Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland, July 25, 2014. Beloved husband of Ann M. (Kennedy). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday July 29th. in the Holy Name Church at 11:30am. Visiting hours Monday 4-8pm. Complete notice Sunday. For directions and guestbook William J. Gormley Funeral Service617-323-8600
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Obituary: Lillian T. Jankun

JANKUN, Lillian T. (Stapleton) Of Roslindale, July 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Jankun. Loving mother of Robert S. and Marion Jankun of Braintree, Carol A. and Bill Hammond of Medway, Michael W. Jankun of Roslindale and Karen M. Jankun and Stephen Pankowicz of Norwood. Cherished Nana of Chris and Katie Jankun and Matthew and Josh Hammond. Devoted sister of Jean Hallfelder of Bellingham and the late Margaret Smith of West Roxbury. Sister-in-law of Joanne Jankun of Revere and Ann Crewe of Stoneham. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, on Monday, July 25, at 10:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial ...
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Obituary: Daniel J. Saunders

SAUNDERS, Daniel J., IV On the morning of July 23rd, passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth's Hospital after a short illness. Dan was 68 years old. Dan was born in Cambridge, MA on March 23, 1946, the first child of Margaret (O'Rourke) and Daniel J. Saunders III. He graduated from Roslindale High School in 1965, and served proudly in the United States Army Reserve. He began his career at Sears Roebuck and was for many years a dedicated sales representative at Lundermac of Dedham until his retirement. Dan was an avid golfer and member of the Norfolk Country Club. He was a season ticket holder to Boston College Eagles football and hockey games and served as member of the Pike's ...
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Obituary: Mary B. Burge

BURGE, Mary B. Of West Roxbury, formerly of Roslindale, July 23, 2014. Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church, West Roxbury, Monday at 10 am. Visitation prior to Mass from 8:30-9:30 am in the funeral home. Complete notice to follow. pemurrayfuneral.com P. E. Murray -F.J. HigginsGeorge F. Doherty & SonsWest Roxbury 617 325-2000
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Storrowing narrowly averted - on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

A truck driver from New Jersey discovered tonight that 18-wheelers like his can't fit under the train bridge that crosses the VFW Parkway by the West Roxbury Education Complex. Boston Police are on scene to help him back up his big rig - and to write him a ticket.
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Obituary: Mary Lou Roumacher

ROUMACHER, Mary Lou Of West Roxbury, July 22, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 28th at 10 o'clock in St. John Chrysostom Church, West Roxbury. Complete notice Sunday. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service617-323-8600
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Obituary: Michael W. Kane

KANE, Michael W. Of West Roxbury, July 21, 2014. Beloved father of Eric M. Kane of West Roxbury. Brother of Joan Montoya of Dedham and the late Bernadette LaBonte, Lawrence "Lonnie" Kane, Margaret "Peggy" Viau and Christina "Tina" Neale. Son of the late Lawrence and Margaret Kane. Former husband of Mary Jo Messina. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Saturday, July 26th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Name Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Friday 5-8pm. Relatives and friends invited. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service617-323-8600
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Nature is red in tooth and tail

See it larger. Spotted yesterday in one of the marshy areas between Millennium Park and Brook Farm in West Roxbury.
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Obituary: Esther Edith Stone

STONE, Esther Edith Of Dedham, formerly of West Roxbury, July 20th. Beloved daughter of the late Clarence A. and Edith (Stiles) Stone and loving cousin of Elsie Ellington and Virginia Shreve, of Fredericksburg, VA, Phyllis Meserlian of West Roxbury, and other extended family. Visiting hours Weds 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave., ROSLINDALE. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Thursday at 11 AM at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 21 Stratford St., West Roxbury 02132 followed by burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, donations to Emmanuel Church (address above) would be appreciated. For directions, obituary and guestbook, please visit website. Folsom Funeral Homewww.folsomfuneral.com
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