West Roxbury

By - 11/5/13 - 8:16 am
Foliage on West Roxbury Parkway

There are some amazing trees in West Roxbury today.

Also see Brad Kelly's photo of Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 10/29/13 - 9:34 am

Boston firefighters are on what is now their daily run to Stony Brook Reservation, for another brush fire off Enneking Parkway and Washington Street. Two alarms as of 9:30 a.m. State Police are shutting down the parkway.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:23 am
Firefighter in Stony Brook Reservation

Firefighter uncovers smodering brush. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: All out declared around 10:55 a.m.

For the third time in three days, firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, combating a brush fire. Unlike the first two, which were at the Hyde Park end of the forest, this one is closer to Washington Street, between West Boundary Road and Enneking Parkway. Around 7:20 a.m., fire commanders struck a second alarm for the fire; around... Read more

By - 10/26/13 - 7:00 pm

And not just the two or three who actually live in Boston. The Globe reports everybody from Ernie Boch Jr to "members of the board of the conservative Pioneer Institute" are tossing money Connolly's way.

Michael Freedberg doesn't say if he saw that article before he wrote Why John Connolly is the progressive and Marty Walsh isn't:

It may well be that entrusting

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By - 10/18/13 - 1:58 pm

Steven and Lori Palladino and their son Gregory are now charged with defrauding customers of their Centre Street investment firm of up to $13.8 million, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The three were arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges levied by a grand jury last month. Prosecutors had previously said the family was responsible for $10 million in losses.

Prosecutors... Read more

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more

By - 9/24/13 - 8:47 am
Bill Walczak and a Walsh supporter

At Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning, a Walsh supporter in a bowler had a nice chat with Bill Walczak about how JFK ruined the American hat industry.

Another voter dressed in her Tuesday finest to cast her vote, then exited past Dan Conley, doing a little politicking a bit closer than 150 feet to the entrance to the polls, as is the... Read more

By - 9/23/13 - 5:42 pm
Campaign signs at Holy Name in West Roxbury

Wise campaigners know not to dally when it comes to the wall in front of Holy Name School at the intersection of Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway - Election Day would be too late to get a good position.

By - 9/20/13 - 2:23 pm

The state Department of Transportation, responsible for bridges over train tracks, reports the work on the Centre Street/Mt. Vernon Street bridge over the Needham Line should be done just in time for you to get to Roche Bros.

By - 9/19/13 - 10:13 am

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Gregory Palladino, 28, on charges of helping his parents Steven and Lori pilfer upwards of $10 million from clients of the family financial consulting firm - many of them over the age of 60.

The indictment supersedes an earlier indictment against Steven and Lori Palladino over the operation of Viking Financial Group, the firm they ran from... Read more

By - 9/17/13 - 10:27 pm

At 9:46 p.m., Vahalia tweeted:

Did anyone else see the bright flash in the sky over the Seaport area?

And the local Twitterati responded:

Karl Stier:

I saw the light from West Roxbury, east towards the city, very bright and at a downward 25 degree angle.

Jeff Megargell:

I saw it too, more like a 85 degree angle for me and it

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By - 9/11/13 - 10:09 pm

Video from a July 3 robbery at VFW Parkway and Spring Street.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who has been alternating between a knife and a gun as he holds up Dunkin' Donuts outlets along the Dedham line, most recently last night at the outlet at VFW Parkway and Spring Street.

Police say the bandit also robbed that store... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 9:28 pm

Mike Moura reports the Dunkin' Donuts at VFW Parkway and Spring Street was held up shortly after 9 p.m. by a man in a mask who ran across the bridge into Dedham.

The Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street near the Dedham line was held up at knifepoint last week.... Read more

By - 9/5/13 - 4:13 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.

The news comes just a few days after police warned a trio of kids were going around the South Street area in Jamaica Plain, grabbing whatever they could... Read more

By - 9/4/13 - 4:35 pm

Boston Police report the Dunkin' Donuts at 5305 Washington St., near the Dedham line, was held up shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday by a man with a knife:

The store clerk stated to officers the suspect jumped over the counter and brandished a knife at the clerk and demanded cash. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash and fled from the

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By - 9/4/13 - 3:29 pm

Steven Palladino, already under indictment with his wife for an alleged Ponzi scheme they ran from atop their West Roxbury ice-cream shop, was arraigned today on a charge of usury for allegedly trying to force a local businesswoman to repay a loan at 40% interest - twice the maximum allowed under state law.

According to the DA's office, today's charge relates to a loan... Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 9:51 am

Flooding in West Roxbury

So those flash-flood warnings around 9:30 a.m. were for real. Sean Woods photographed a woman trapped by floodwaters on Spring Street by the Shaw's parking lot. Boston firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue her.

State Police shut 128 at Rte.... Read more

By - 8/30/13 - 12:29 pm

A sleepless citizen in West Roxbury complains about the new Pet Luxe on VFW Parkway:

For the past two days at the pet luxe the dogs a been barking and having serious fights. I live in the condos next door and have bee hearing this since about 730 am yesterday and into today. The staff screams and blows whistles to calm the dogs but

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By - 8/26/13 - 10:22 pm

Behind 33 Hastings St.; did an estimated $150,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire was declared out around 10:50 p.m.; arson investigators were summoned.

And, yes, West Roxbury has barns.... Read more

By - 8/16/13 - 10:08 pm

As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.

O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more