A group of West Roxbury residents and students from Hampshire College and UMass Amherst briefly blocked construction of a trench up Washington Street for a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline this morning before they were cuffed, put in prisoner wagons and taken down to District E-5 for booking. Read more.
On Washington Street just north of the Dedham line. So now parts of West Roxbury don't have water. As of 5:30 p.m., BWSC crews were still on scene working to restore service. At least water wasn't geysering out of the trench onto the street.
UPDATE, 11:15 p.m. Kerry Sweeney reports the water is back, but it's brown.
H/t Tim Sullivan.
A procession of Vietnam veterans and those who wanted to pay tribute to them made its way from the West Roxbury VA Hospital to Billings Field along Spring and Centre streets this afternoon.
Two Duck Boats carried Gold Star mothers and other family members who had lost somebody in the war; some held photos.
More photos: Read more.
Around 2:25 p.m., snowflakes fell on Centre Street at Lagrange in West Roxbury. Granted, they promptly melted on contact, but still, might be time to dust off the old French Toast Alert System.
The BRA board yesterday approved a 48-unit apartment building to replace the burned out old asthma-inhaler plant on Lagrange Street at Centre Street. Read more.
Resist the West Roxbury Pipeline reports two of its members were arrested on Washington Street just north of the Dedham line this morning after they blocked construction of Algonquin Gas Transmission's high-pressure natural-gas pipeline. Police took them in as they chanted:
Spectra, Spectra, Go back to Texas. Boston Police, please protect us.
Boston Police report a man walking on Washington Street just south of West Roxbury Parkway was shot at around 2:20 a.m., Wednesday.
Police found a bullet hole in his pants, but he suffered only a finger injury, police say, adding officers recovered ballistic evidence on the inbound side of Washington Street, just before the parkway.
Police say a Dodge Charger pulled up in front of him, a man got out, called him by his first name and opened fire. The shooter then got back in the car, which sped away, as the man ran to the Burger King on Washington Street, on the other side of the parkway.
Jamaica Plain News reports people are confusing the former Maryland governor with the District 6 city councilor (who happens to support the other O'Malley).
Daniel Petitt spotted some yard-sale signs in West Roxbury that are just a bit different.
Rev. Anne Bancroft of West Roxbury's Theodore Parker Church joined with three other Volkswagen owners this week to sue over the way their diesel cars only meet federal pollution-control regulations when they're being tested. Read more.
Kristopher Soderberg, 38, of West Roxbury walked out of West Roxbury Municipal Court last week with a suspended six-month jail sentence after he was convicted of drunk driving and assault and battery.
Soderberg was arraigned today - in a bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - by a West Roxbury Municipal Court justice on one count of armed assault with intent to rob and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a bloody incident at a Grove Street market that left two other people with stab wounds as well, one to the chest, one requiring a tourniquet at the scene to reduce the bleeding. Read more.
Action going on this morning on Washington Street.
People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.
And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.
Joined by district City Councilor Matt O'Malley, residents in the area of Weld and Centre streets once again told developers their proposed replacement for the collapsing old Weld-American gas station is just too big. Read more.
One of the docks on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon - during the two minutes when the wind stopped and the surface of the pond was fairly calm.
Workers for Algonquin Gas Transmission were busy today digging a trench up Washington Street just past the Dedham line so they can lay down a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline that will end at a new transfer station at Grove and Centre Streets, across from the West Roxbury quarry.
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.
Some 200 protesters, joined by several city councilors and a state representative, vowed today to continue their fight against the proposed Westwood-to-West-Roxbury natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets.
Organizer Chuck Collins said at a rally at Billings Field that 160 people have already received civil-disobedience training to put themselves in the way of Spectra Energy construction equipment once it gets to the West Roxbury line on Washington Street. Read more.
The Montreal Gazette talks to former Canadiens enforcer Chris "Knuckles" Nilan about "Black Mass." Seems Nilan was once married to Whitey's stepdaughter, so he's obviously qualified to talk about the movie. Also, he's "a product of Bostonâ€™s rough-and-tumble West Roxbury," the Gazette reports. Read more.