West Roxbury

By - 8/12/15 - 5:30 pm

Steven Pallidino, already serving a 10-to-12-year state prison sentence for defrauding investors through a Ponzi scheme he ran from the floor above his West Roxbury ice-cream shop, will now go from state prison to a two-year stay in a federal prison for violating court orders in the civil case the SEC brought against him for the scheme, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/9/15 - 6:44 pm
Damage at the Ohrenburger School playground in West Roxbury

The roof on the left used to look like the roof on the right.

Somebody set fire to the main playground set at the Ohrenberger School playground this weekend. Firefighters apparently got there in time to keep the entire area from catching on fire - the playground is lined with wood chips.

One slide and a roof were pretty much completely destroyed; some supports and steps were charred and wood chips directly under the fire burned as well: Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 8:45 pm
Sun rays after hail storm over Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.

Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:08 pm
Tree down at Centre and Lagrange in West Roxbury

Angela Wang shows us the tree that came down on Centre at Lagrange, making a mess of traffic in the area. Trees or large pieces of them also came down on the VFW Parkway and on Manthorne Road at Schirmer. Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 6:28 pm
Protesting Algonquin pipeline at Dedham/Boston town line

West Roxbury and Dedham residents - joined by supporters from as far away as Bedford - briefly stopped traffic at the town line on Washington Street today to protest a high-pressure gas pipeline that would run from Westwood to Centre and Grove streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 4:56 pm

100+ People Will Form Human Chain at Dedham-Boston City Line to Call for End of Natural Gas Pipeline Construction

WHAT: With construction already underway on the controversial West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline, 100+ Dedham and West Roxbury community members will demonstrate their continued opposition to the pipeline by marching along the route on Sunday. Upon reaching the Dedham-Boston city line, participants will form a human chain connected by stretches of red ribbon to symbolize the united resistance of the two communities to the pipeline.

By - 7/24/15 - 2:55 pm

City lawyers this week moved to delay construction of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets by arguing the gas company can't simply start digging a trench without city approval.

The filings, by the city's outside counsel in US District Court, come as West Roxbury and Dedham opponents of the proposed pipeline gear up for a two-community protest this Sunday that will end with people holding hands at the town line on Washington Street. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 7:19 pm
Proposed Allandale Street development

Architect's rendering.

A developer wants to turn a two-acre parcel on Allandale Street into 20-unit subdivision it says will add no demands to the regional electricity grid and will be able to withstand the stronger storms that could come with global climate change. Read more.

By - 7/18/15 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police report a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle around 7:55 p.m. Friday on Washington Street near Stearns Road sent the motorcycle driver to Brigham and Women's Hospital in such bad shape the homicide and fatal-collision reconstruction units were called in just in case.

By - 7/17/15 - 11:30 pm

WBZ reports a Route 35 driver spotted a lemonade stand some kids were running on Centre Street in West Roxbury and pulled over and bought his seven passengers lemonade.

By - 7/17/15 - 4:19 pm
Car with Confederate license plate for sale in West Roxbury

If the only thing missing in your life is a '70s-era Mercury Cougar with a Confederate license plate on the front, you're in luck: It's for sale on Spring Street in West Roxbury, next to Sunray Cleaners at Baker Street.

By - 7/6/15 - 9:45 am

If the federal government won't stop a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline from Westwood to West Roxbury, some residents say, they will.

Resist the Pipeline is a group willing to take more direct action than writing letters to congressmen: Read more.

By - 7/5/15 - 12:54 pm

A concerned citizen reports somebody started the new sunscreen dispenser at Millennium Park and then just let it keep dispensing until the ground was covered in sunscreen.

By - 7/3/15 - 10:05 am

Algonquin Gas Transmission this week asked a judge to force the city of Boston to let it dig a trench under Washington, Grove and Centre streets in West Roxbury for a high-pressure gas line.

City officials have sided with residents along the route, who worry the pipeline could explode, especially since it will terminate in a "metering and regulating" station across the street from the West Roxbury quarry. Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 11:07 am

A dental office on Belgrade Avenue could become Roslindale's first tattoo parlor since an ill fated and short-lived place on Washington Street closed several years ago. Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 7:53 am

The town of Dedham's federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline from Westwood to West Roxbury at least until after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) holds a hearing on requests by Dedham, Boston and others to force changes in the pipeline's route. Read more.

By - 6/17/15 - 5:02 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Dedham selectmen today asked a judge in US District Court in Boston to block Spectra Energy from starting construction of its West Roxbury Lateral natural gas pipeline, which would run through Dedham on its way to a transfer station across from the West Roxbury quarry.

By - 6/14/15 - 5:46 pm
Chuck Collins explains protest against West Roxbury pipeline in front of quarry

Chuck Collins explains protest against West Roxbury pipeline in front of quarry.

Groups of people opposed to the pipeline planned to run from Westwood to West Roxbury marched from West Roxbury and Dedham today and converged at Centre and Grove streets, where Spectra Energy plans to build a "metering and regulating" station to pump natural gas into National Grid's network, across from an active quarry. Read more.

By - 6/10/15 - 3:42 pm
West Roxbury Raiders with city councilors

The City Council started its meeting today by celebrating the West Roxbury Raiders, 2015 Boston City League baseball champions. Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 3:47 pm

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project says it will have trucks spraying parts of West Roxbury on Monday and Tuesday nights and parts of Hyde Park and Roslindale on Wednesday night. Read more.