West Roxbury

By - 8/1/14 - 12:54 pm

Seems local miscreants couldn't even wait for the official opening of the Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot at Billings Field in West Roxbury last week to do some damage.

The newly renamed and renovated play area opened last week with one feature already broken - a bell that's supposed to let little kids pretend they're on a firetruck, the parks... Read more

By - 7/28/14 - 9:22 am
Bromfield Road flooding, Somerville

Flooding on Bromfield Road, Somerville. Photo by Dan Adams. See it larger.

Fast-moving morning showers flooded roads across the area, from small sidestreets to Rte. 9 and Storrow Drive. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Essex County.

In West Roxbury, emergency workers responded to Spring Street at the Shaw's plaza around 9:20 a.m. to rescue two motorists whose cars stalled in up to four feet of water at the neighborhood's traditional storm-flood... Read more

By - 7/27/14 - 2:03 pm
30 B Street proposal in South Boston

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... Read more

By - 7/23/14 - 9:59 pm

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.

By - 7/22/14 - 10:17 pm
Dragonfly

Spotted yesterday in one of the marshy areas between Millennium Park and Brook Farm in West Roxbury.

By - 7/21/14 - 5:58 pm

Bagelville on the VFW Parkway, just past the Dedham line and the McDonald's, is now open, joining Brueggers and Panera Bread in stuffing West Roxburyians with round doughy goodness.

By - 7/21/14 - 5:54 pm
Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Roche Bros., owned by the same family since its founding in the 1950s, had full produce departments today - as shown in West Roxbury.

By - 7/17/14 - 9:00 am

West Roxbury-based Pizzeria Uno is suing the owners of five of its franchises in Puerto Rico (yes, you can fly all the way to Puerto Rico and eat the same pizza you'd normally eat in Dedham) on charges they stopped paying franchise and advertising fees last year.

Uno's suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, seeks nearly $500,000 in back payments, plus penalties... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 7:41 pm

Burgerfi, which sells things such as free-range meat patties covered in American cheese, bacon, hash browns and maple syrup, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open up in the Shaw's plaza on Spring Street, where LeanWorks closed up months ago.

The chain, which already has an outlet on Comm. Ave. near BU, is also seeking permission to buy the... Read more

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 5:09 pm

But Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is throwing his weight behind Chase Busch, the Democratic candidate in House District 20 in west central Arkansas. And part of the reason is the guy Busch is running against, incumbent Republican Nate Bell - the bozo who wondered after the Marathon bombings if Bostonians were cowering behind their doors, wishing they had an assault rifle.... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:44 pm
Chicken shawarma at Fairouz in West Roxbury

Chicken shawarma plate.

The other night, we checked out Fairouz, which recently took over from Cristelle's at 5268 Washington St. in West Roxbury.

To start, this is not a competitor to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway. It's nowhere near as fancy and the menu is far less extensive. Although owner Fadi Metri has upgraded the interior a bit, you can still see its sub-shop origins in the... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/20/14 - 1:41 pm
Blue Hill Radio Co. fire in West Roxbury

A fire that erupted shortly before 1:30 p.m. in the basement under the Blue Hill Radio Co. on Centre Street went to two alarms before being brought under control.

The appliance store is in a block that also includes Sticky Rice, Mr. Sweeper, Wicked Sharp and the now vacant former home of Pazzo Books.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries.... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 1:29 pm

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road in Jamaica Plain
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein
Questions Welcome!

Parking is available on street and at the municipal lot across Centre Street from the Curley School. The school is also accessible via buses 39 and 41, and is a 15 minute walk... Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 12:49 pm
Billings Field in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Genevieve McCulloch paused last night to look for some corn stalks at Billings Field in West Roxbury.

By - 6/4/14 - 9:23 pm
Fire on LaGrange Street in West Roxbury

LaGrange fire. Photo by Luisa.

A fire that started in the basement of 34 LaGrange St. around 9:10 p.m. quickly spread up the house to the roof and went to three alarms before being knocked down.

The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced.

One resident suffered chest pains after being evacuated. Two firefighters were taken to a local hospital, one for smoke inhalation, one for a leg... Read more

By - 6/1/14 - 10:16 pm
At Billings Field in West Roxbury

Tim Sullivan reports the city DPW placed these altered cardboard boxes all over Billings Field in West Roxbury for the Corrib 5K race today. Surely, somebody at the DPW didn't spend time spray painting out "Thomas M. Menino, Mayor" on lots of cardboard trash receptacles, right?

By - 6/1/14 - 5:21 pm
Corrib race in West Roxbury

Daniel Guzman was at the start of the Corrib 5K in West Roxbury today.

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