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Obituary: Ruth B. Ahern

AHERN, Ruth B. (McDermott) "Ruthie" Of West Roxbury, August 13, 2014. Beloved wife of the late William P. (Lt. BFD. Eng. 22). A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, Aug. 18th at 10 o'clock in St. Theresa Church, West Roxbury. Visiting hours 8:30-9:30am prior to Mass. Complete notice Sunday. For directions and guestbook William J. Gormley Funeral Service617-323-8600
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Obituary: Teresa F. Kelliher

KELLIHER, Teresa F. (Manning) Of West Roxbury, formerly of Allston, Aug. 11, 2014. Beloved wife of John J. Kelliher Jr. Wake hours Sunday 4-8pm. Funeral Mass at St. Suzanna Church, Dedham on Monday Aug. 18th at 9am. Interment MA National Cemetery at 2:30. Complete notice on Saturday. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com
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Obituary: Mary B. Cronin

CRONIN, Mary B. (Compagnone) Of West Roxbury, Aug. 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Richard M. Cronin Sr. Loving mother of Susan M. Leonard and her husband James of Needham, Richard M. Cronin Jr. of Dennis and Palm Harbor FL, and Mary Beth McLaughlin of Providence RI. Devoted grandmother of Matthew, Michael and Ryan Leonard and Kristin and Richard M. Cronin III and Jennifer McLaughlin. Sister of Alice Mariano of Dedham and the late Charles O. Compagnone. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, Aug. 14th at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-7 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Brookdale ...
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Obituary: Roslyn London

LONDON, Roslyn (Abelsky) Of West Roxbury. Entered into rest August 11, 2014, at 100 years. Beloved wife of the late Erwin London. Devoted mother of Ross London. Loving sister of the late Maurice Abelsky and Shirley Svetkey. Cherished grandmother of Jacquelyn London. Services at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington St., CANTON on Friday, August 15th at 10AM. Memorial observance will be at the home of Ross London on Friday beginning at 3:30PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel781-821-4600 www.stanetsky.com
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Obituary: Rose George

George, Rose "Nana" (Solomon) Of West Roxbury, August 10, 2014. Loving wife of the late Samuel George. Devoted mother of Rosie Rines of Scituate and Michael George of Clearwater, FL. Rose is survived by 2 sisters, Catherine Aborjaily and Lucille Abdelahad, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Rose was fortunate to have a close-knit family and many friends who will remember her for her resilience and loving nature. Funeral Service Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 55 Emmonsdale Rd. WEST ROXBURY. Visitation in the Church beginning at 10 a.m. Realtives and friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's memory may be made to the Church or to the ...
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Shocking development in Roslindale/West Roxbury rivalry

The Globe uses the lens of an annual golf tournament (at George Wright, natch) to discuss the neighborhood bickering, buries the fact that, as of last year, the median price of a single-family home in Roslindale was $20,000 more than the median price of a single-family home in West Roxbury.
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Roslindale-West Roxbury Residents Keep Long-Standing Healthy Competition Going

There's a deep-rooted and longstanding -- albeit friendly --rivalry between the two communities. And it's one that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, the Boston Globe reports.
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Obituary: Ruth R. Toplyn

TOPLYN, Ruth R. (Lane) Of West Roxbury, August 7, 2014. After a long illness Ruth passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She is the beloved wife of the late Joseph Toplyn. Loving mother of Christopher and Deborah Toplyn of Arlington, TX; Joseph and Sherryl Toplyn of Harrison, NY; Michael and Joanne Toplyn of Arlington, MA; Matthew and Shawna Toplyn of West Roxbury, MA. Devoted grandmother of Andrew, Jeffrey, and Julia. Loving sister of the late George, Laura, Barbara, Norma, and Robert. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Monday August 11, at 9:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Holy Name Church at ...
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Citizen complaint of the day: Our dirt roads are getting too bumpy

While Beacon Hill nobs fret over the color of handicap access ramps, people in the Grove section of West Roxbury, where there are no paved roads at all, have another concern, as one annoyed citizen complains:
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Obituary: Dorothy E. Lane

LANE, Dorothy E. (Lawson) Of West Roxbury, formerly of Middleboro, Aug 3. Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Lane. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation Saturday from 11am to noon followed by a funeral service at noon at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave, Roslindale. Interment will be private. Donations to the Sophia Snow House Residents' Fund, 1205 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132 would be appreciated. For directions, obituary and guestbook please visit website. Folsom Funeral Home www.folsomfuneral.com
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Who says the Needham Line gets no respect?

Wicked Local Needham reports the current state budget has funds to restore Saturday service on the commuter-rail line. There is no start date set for the resumption of service, according to an MBTA spokesperson.
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