The new owner of a long vacant gas station on the triangle where Belgrade Avenue, Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway come together has filed plans with the BRA for a four-story, 20-unit residential building.
John Douros - who worked at the gas station as a teenager - had originally filed plans for a five-story building that neighbors decried as too big. Read more.
Resist the Pipeline reports the arrests yesterday on both Washington and Grove streets, which are being dug up for the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline to a station to transfer the high-pressure natural gas from the pipeline into National Grid's lower-pressure distribution network at Grove and Centre.
The BRA today approved construction of a 20-unit development on two acres of land on Allandale Road that its developer says will be the greenest project around but which opponents say could cause problems for the woods behind it.
The project, which would have 47 parking spaces, still needs approval by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ed. note: I've changed the headline on this post. Although it sounds like a good bet the kids in question were BLS students - they got off the same train that BLS students take - as people have noted in the comments, there is a chance they could go to some other school.
So many Boston Latin School students who live in Roslindale and West Roxbury board the 3 p.m. Needham train at Ruggles that the train's conductor sets aside two cars just for them.
This afternoon, an Asian-American BLS student who lives in West Roxbury got off the train, as she does most days, at the Lagrange Street stop. She reports what happened as she walked down Dent Street: Read more.
After a winter break, Spectra Energy resumed digging up Washington Street in West Roxbury today for a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline from Westwood to a "metering and regulating" station at Grove and Centre streets.
Four protesters walked in front of the construction equipment on Washington and Stimson streets this morning and refused to move - until they were arrested. Read more.
A Weymouth-based chain of walk-in urgent-care clinics goes before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to open an outlet in what is now a closed martial arts center next to where the Panera used to be on Spring Street in West Roxbury. Read more.
Resist the Pipeline reports three protesters were arrested yesterday when they blocked the entrance to the site where Spectra Energy is building a "metering and regulating" station to transfer natural gas from the pipeline Spectra is building from Westwood to West Roxbury.
The three were charged with disturbing the peace, in the first protest arrests against the pipeline since last fall.
After nearby residents told him how much they hated the idea of a five-story apartment building with a two-level garage on the triangle where Belgrade Avenue, Beech Street and the West Roxbury Parkway meet, new site owner John Douros agreed to have his architect draft new plans for a smaller building. Read more.
Mark Garfinkel reports on a strange angle to today's strange high-speed car chase that ended in West Roxbury.
DeNo's, 2040 Centre St. in West Roxbury, was broken into early Tuesday by a thief who gained entry by smashing a window, police say. Read more.
WGBH reports on a Monday BRA meeting about a developer's proposal for a 20-unit eco-friendly condo project on a two-acre parcel next to Allandale Woods.
Protesters had planned to get arrested today to protest the construction of a high-pressure natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury, but the company building it decided not to do any work today - despite what it had told nearby residents in fliers. Read more.
The Bulletin reports the Bellevue Hill Neighborhood Association meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss a possible apartment building on the site of a long abandoned gas station on Belgrade Avenue at the parkway.
The meeting will be held in the E-5 police station.
Roche Bros., which already sells beer and wine at its Westwood and Downtown Crossing stores, wants to offer alcohol at its West Roxbury store as well - within eyesight of Macy's Wine and Liquors on Centre Street. Read more.
Kinder Morgan announced yesterday it's suspending its planned $3-billion natural-gas pipeline from New York to New Hampshire that would have included segments in Massachusetts as well.
Meanwhile, opponents of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, part of a larger pipeline project by Algonquin Gas Transmission, blocked a large piece of construction equipment from entering the site where the company's contractors are building a transfer station in West Roxbury this morning. Read more.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports this guy gave a note demanding money to a teller at the Rockland Trust branch at 1905 Centre St. yesterday, got some money, then fled on foot.
He's described as having a small build and wore a red Red Sox jacket.
If he looks familiar, contact Trooper Mike Hughes at 617-223-6426.
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