VFW Parkway

By - 6/16/17 - 4:29 pm
Taco Bell in West Roxbury is shut

Robert Alvarez was stunned to find this sign on the front door today.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Taco Bell at 1560 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury shut because its corporate owners in Tennessee failed to pay for a 2017 food-serving license. Read more.

By - 6/13/17 - 11:25 am

Boston's only free-standing Taco Bell had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why its late-night manager left two detectives standing in the rain for five minutes before he let them in for an inspection last month. Read more.

By - 4/3/17 - 9:28 am
VFW Parkway crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Brookline PD.

State Police report Michael Donlin, 35, of Jamaica Plain, died around 7:45 a.m. on VFW Parkway at South Street in Brookline when he drove into a car making a turn there: Read more.

By - 1/27/17 - 9:43 pm

The Bulletin reports the Massachusetts-based Beacon Compassion Center and the Miami-base Massachusetts Patient Foundation recently made their pitches to the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council. Both would want to open up in Cohen Plaza, 1524 VFW Parkway, just before Spring Street.

By - 12/20/16 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report an off-duty cop from another department was trying to calm down a Roslindale man who was screaming and throwing things at the Home Depot on VFW Parkway Sunday afternoon when the guy suddenly punched him in the face. Read more.

By - 12/18/16 - 3:27 pm

VFW Parkway is shut in both directions near where it starts/ends at Centre Street due to a large tree that has gone horizontal.

By - 12/8/16 - 9:02 am
Wild Orchid in West Roxbury

This is not your father's West Roxbury: Wild Orchid, which opened last month on VFW Parkway inbound just past the Dedham line, offers a full complement of the sultry stuff you need, plus smokes. Just do a U-turn past where the other McDonald's used to be, by the car wash.

By - 7/20/16 - 8:56 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the local boy (and Boston Latin grad) made good sold the property to Home Depot, so we probably can't expect a new mixed-use megaproject on the site.

The BBJ doesn't note how Redstone came to own the property, but it used to be home to the VFW Parkway Drive-In, operated by the forerunner to his National Amusements, which was started by his father, Michael.

By - 7/3/16 - 11:51 am
Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway

The state recently put up this Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway northbound where it intersects with West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.

It replaces a sign that for more than 20 years had the "1" painted over, because the state highway department rerouted Rte. 1 from the Storrow Drive/Fenway/Riverway/Jamaicaway/Arborway/Centre Street/VFW Parkway route it used to take to some weird 128/93/95 thing. Is DCR getting us ready for a change back, or was somebody in the sign shop just feeling nostalgic?

By - 6/2/16 - 3:43 pm

The owner of an office building off VFW Parkway near where the Needham Line crosses under Baker Street has told the BRA it wants to build 56 residential condominiums on the land. Read more.

By - 5/29/16 - 12:30 pm
Big Chicken on VFW Parkway

Now it just stands in a front yard off VFW Parkway near Willowdean Street, getting larger and larger.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:52 am

WBZ reports that a chase that began in Walpole this morning ended behind the Party City store on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, where the car burst into flames - after the driver made an unsuccessful run for it.

Photos from the air.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:13 am

An alert UHub reader noticed the guy who said he wanted to build a hotel catering to observant Jews on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury (where the burned-out McDonald's used to be) sold the property yesterday for $1.4 million to the owner of a Brockton gas station and car wash. The BRA's King David Hotel page is now gone, although you can still see the initial filing for the project.

By - 10/29/15 - 8:01 am
New building planned for VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Architect's rendering.

Developer Peter Davos's plans for an 84-unit residential building where the IHOP used to be include something unusual: 21 three-bedroom units.

Davos this week filed formal plans for his proposed replacement for what is now a little used parking lot at 1235 VFW Parkway with the BRA. Read more.

By - 9/29/15 - 11:31 pm

West Roxbury developer Peter Davos has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to build 84 residential units in a four-story building at 1235 VFW Parkway, the one-time home of an IHOP that over the past couple of decades has served as a parking lot and the site of a sign advertising stump removal. Read more.

By - 4/24/15 - 9:45 am

Legislators from Boston and Dedham are proposing a VFW Master Plan Commission to look at ways to improve the VFW Parkway from Centre Street in West Roxbury to the Dedham line and Providence Highway in Dedham between the Boston line and the Washington Street rotary.

State Sen. Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury) and state Reps. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) want the commission to conduct:

By - 4/23/15 - 9:00 pm
Trabelsi and proposed King David Hotel in West Roxbury

Trabelsi with rendering of his proposed King David Hotel.

Developer Nissim Shimon Trabelsi says he's talking to several hotel management companies - including the one that runs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem - about running the chain of hotels he hopes to start with one on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury at the Dedham line.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:56 am

The BRA holds a public meeting Thursday on a developer's plans to build a kosher hotel and restaurant on the VFW Parkway at the Dedham line.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the District E-5 community room.

By - 4/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Proposed King David Hotel on VFW Parkway

The BRA will consider a developer's plans to build a four-story, 69-room hotel aimed at observant Jews on VFW Parkway on the Dedham line.

King David Hotels Corp. is proposing the hotel at 1625 VFW Parkway - where an old McDonald's burned down in 2013.

By - 8/20/14 - 9:12 pm

A man who allegedly stole something from the Home Depot on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury around 8:45 p.m. jumped into his Passat and roared down the parkway inbound.

Cops on his tail spotted him speeding through two red lights before cops alerted to his presence down the road boxed him in by the Shell station and arrested his alleged GTA ass.