West Roxbury Patch reports police had to be called after a man annoyed with his neighbor's retaining wall on Grove Street began digging a trench along the wall - on his neighbor's property.
The Globe reports a teacher at the Joyce Kilmer School is under investigation by police and school and state child-protection officials for "inappropriate contact with students" and that the school's principal has been removed from his position.
The Globe says Superintendent Carol Johnson announced the news - along with news that the principal at the Frederick Middle School in Dorchester has been put on... Read more
Overheard in West Roxbury Y men's locker room among two retirement-age guys:
- 1: You still going to Egypt?
- 2: Yeah, sure.
- 1: I wouldn't go, even if it was free.
- 2: You're afraid of Egypt but you go to Dorchester?
Teams of dodgeballers rolled into Billings Field in West Roxbury today for the annual Chuckball Tournament, in honor of Chuck "Ice" Martell of Roslindale, who died in 2009.
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The Boston Public Health Commission reports a mosquito sample from West Roxbury has tested positive for West Nile Virus, a couple weeks after Roslindale won this year's honors for first infected neighborhood.
There have been no confirmed human cases of the infection, but health officials say the sampling means it could only be a matter of time. They urge people to wear long sleeves... Read more
Looks like the old Payless Show store is going to become a convenience store (there's a Marino's on the VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi). It'll join the 7-Eleven near the police station in serving the neighborhood's convenience needs.... Read more
The grass is always cooler on the other side of the street in West Roxbury.
State Police are investigation a collision at the West Roxbury/Dedham line around 7:15 p.m. that left a motorcyclist pinned under a pickup truck before he was extricated and transported to Beth Israel Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Stephen Walsh, who took this photo of the motorcycle, reports the motorcyclist has died.
Updated following City Council vote.
The City Council will ask the legislature to relax its limits on liquor licenses in Boston so that the Irish Social Club in Boston can regularly serve alcohol to guests again.
The move, which comes even as the council readies for a hearing on ways to convince the legislature to give Boston a lot more liquor licenses, is needed... Read more
A skyrocketing burglary rate across Roslindale and West Roxbury has police asking residents to watch out for their neighbors' homes during the day.
District E-5 reports a series of mostly daytime residential break-ins across the two neighborhoods dating back to January, one in which somebody apparently used a crowbar to break open the front door.
Residences on Cornell Street in Roslindale and Temple, Salman... Read more
Not long after the City of Boston Credit Union on Spring Street was held up, the Hess station on Washington was held up at gunpoint, allegedly by a guy who didn't get far before being arrested. And soon after that, police began swarming the area of Bellevue Hill and Washington Street into Roslindale after a house on Bellevue Street was broken into.... Read more
Boston Police tweet the City of Boston Credit Union, 75 Spring St., was held up this afternoon by a guy in a gray sweatshirt and blue scrubs and with a face mask on.
Roche Bros. is now selling five-liter kegs of root beer - just the thing to go with the three-gallon tubs of ice cream that's the smallest size you can get at Puritan Ice Cream in Roslindale.
Van B. Tang goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open a Vietnamese sandwich shop in a stretch of Centre Street that has become a culinary mecca for the neighborhood.
Tang's proposed Banh Mi Ngon would open at 1759 Centre St., next to Christo's and down the street from Thai Spice, Los Amigos, Red-Eyed Pig, Himalayan Bistro, West on Centre and... Read more