West Roxbury

By - 2/4/15 - 1:52 pm

Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.

"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with low flying airplanes as they are now," City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) said, adding he has also heard complaints from neighboring West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/3/15 - 3:19 pm
Screech owl in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Edward Zarrow reports this screech owl has been quietly observing the comings and goings of the 51 bus and its riders today at Weld and Maple streets in West Roxbury.

By - 1/22/15 - 10:12 am
Kennedy

Parkway in Motion has set up a scholarship in honor of Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who died last year along with Lt. Ed Walsh while battling a 9-alarm fire in the Back Bay.

Kennedy, a Roslindale native, was an active member of the group.

The $5,000 scholarship will go to a Roslindale or West Roxbury student in grades 6-8, who goes to a school that charges tuition. Applicants have to submit:

By - 1/13/15 - 4:51 pm

The old asthma-inhaler factory on Lagrange Street that caught fire in September had a water pipe burst today, sending a flood of water onto Lagrange Street, most of which went into a fortuitously placed storm drain but some of which just froze on the street and sidewalk.

As of 4:30 p.m., police still had Lagrange northbound shut as a city DPW crew worked to shut off the main feeding the factory.

By - 1/13/15 - 8:03 am
Crazy traffic lights on Spring Street in West Roxbury

A concerned citizen senses something amiss with the traffic lights on Spring Street at the Shaw's, and hopes the city can fix it before there's some sort of clash:

Street light facing wrong direction. Should I stay or should I go?

By - 1/10/15 - 11:04 pm

OK, this is titled "Boston Directions," but anybody from West Roxbury (or Roslindale) will not only instantly know exactly which Dunkin' Donuts he's talking about, but know that the Dunkin' Donuts that nobody knows about is where the Krispy Kreme used to be.

Via Massachusetts Memes.

By - 1/10/15 - 7:19 pm

Around 5:30 p.m., we were heading home from the supermarket (yeah, after kickoff). We were in the right lane inbound on Washington Street, coming up on West Roxbury Parkway. There, in the left lane, just standing there, looking down the road - but not at us - was a coyote.

I slowed, flashed my brights and it ambled off across the road and up into the woods on Bellevue Hill.

By - 1/8/15 - 8:10 am
The dueling thermometers on Centre Street in West Roxbury

The dueling thermometers of Centre Street kept up their battle for temperature supremacy in this morning's cold - but they were closer than they usually are.

By - 1/2/15 - 5:31 pm
Cheesey burger and fries at BurgerFi in West Roxbury

Rich cheesey goodness at BurgerFi.

The BurgerFi recently opened on Spring Street, a couple doors down from Panera. Old timers could be forgiven for walking in and going "What's this doing in West Roxbury?"

By - 12/23/14 - 5:58 pm
West Roxbury kid loves Boston Police

About 150 West Roxbury residents rallied on Centre Street this afternoon to support Boston Police.

Kids held signs along the street at the small plaza in front of the Starbucks at the Roche Bros. plaza. Some posed for photos with one of the small number of officers assigned to look over the demonstration:

Cop with kids in West Roxbury

Ralliers occasionally chanted "BPD! BPD! BPD!"

By - 12/22/14 - 2:34 pm

Following a demonstration outside the Waltham offices of Spectra Energy Thursday afternoon (12/18/14), West Roxbury residents and environmental group representatives met Friday with Boston staff for Senators Markey and Warren.

By - 12/18/14 - 11:00 am
145 Cottage Rd. in West Roxbury after fire

145 Cottage. Photo by BFD.

A short circuit in wiring between the first and second floors of 145 Cottage Rd. in West Roxbury sparked a fire yesterday that did an estimated $150,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Nobody was injured in the fire, reported at 12:10 p.m., the department says.

By - 12/16/14 - 6:41 pm
Gingerbread house, but for Jews

Spotted at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. tonight.

By - 12/16/14 - 5:42 am

The West Roxbury Committee To Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Cites The Danger In Placing the Large Vulnerable Gas Pipeline Adjacent To Their Homes & An Active Quarry.

By - 12/8/14 - 7:51 pm
Fighting the pipeline in West Roxbury

Two residents of the Centre/Grove Street area stood vigil tonight in front of the site where Spectra Energy wants to terminate a large natural-gas pipeline with a "metering and regulating" transfer station for National Grid - across the street from the quarry where they worry ongoing blasting could cause a disaster with the pipeline or transfer station.

Residents plan vigils every Monday at 6:30 p.m.

By - 12/4/14 - 2:38 pm
Wanted man in Dedham and West Roxbury

Dedham Police report they're looking for this guy for purse snatchings at the Stop & Shop and Star Market in their town and at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury, in which he targets senior citizens who leave their purses unattended.

In the most recent incident, Dec. 1 at the Stop & Shop, police say:

Suspect took a pocket book from elderly female that left her handbag unattended in the produce section.

By - 12/3/14 - 10:39 pm
McDonald explains natural gas risks in West Roxbury

McDonald paints a dire picture for West Roxbury residents.

Residents already inured to explosions at the West Roxbury quarry gathered tonight to get scared even more by the high-pressure natural-gas line planned for Grove and Centre streets along one side of the quarry - and the proposed transfer station across the street from it that would feed the out-of-state gas into National Grid's Boston-area distribution system.

By - 12/3/14 - 11:04 am

UPDATE: Suffolk County District Attorney's office considering whether to appeal this ruling to the Supreme Judicial Court. DA's brief attached to this post, also see this comment for a synopsis.

If prosecutors want to try Brian Maingrette of West Roxbury on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm without a license, they're going to have to do it without the gun police say they found in his car on Edgemere Road on Sept. 10, 2012.

By - 12/3/14 - 9:07 am

The owner of Charley's Market, 604 Weld St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to tear it down and replace it with a single-family house.

By - 11/30/14 - 11:15 am
Delectable Desires Pastries in West Roxbury

A hair salon is getting replaced by a pastry shop in West Roxbury's food strip on Centre Street by Manthorne and Belgrade.

Delectable Desires will serve as a buffer between Red-Eyed Pig and a nail salon. And it will join Sugar, Baker Baker, Panera, Roche Bros. and the impending Ria Cafe in filling the pastry needs of this sweet-toothed neighborhood.

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