West Roxbury

By - 12/8/16 - 9:02 am
Wild Orchid in West Roxbury

This is not your father's West Roxbury: Wild Orchid, which opened last month on VFW Parkway inbound just past the Dedham line, offers a full complement of the sultry stuff you need, plus smokes. Just do a U-turn past where the other McDonald's used to be, by the car wash.

By - 12/7/16 - 3:53 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved tearing down the long abandoned gas station on Belgrade Avenue off West Roxbury Parkway to make way for an 18-unit condo building with 33 parking spaces. Read more.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:39 pm

Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.

By - 12/2/16 - 3:21 pm

Six students at West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy were transported to a local hospital today after "exhibiting signs of illness," BPS says in a statement: Read more.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:14 pm

BPD District E-5 is reporting seven Toyotas and Hondas in Roslindale and West Roxbury have been stripped of their tires since Nov. 7.

In a neighboring town, police say, a Sprinter-style U-Haul was spotted near where five cars had their tires and rims removed.

By - 11/28/16 - 12:03 pm
Protesters against natural-gas pipeline in West Roxbury

Protesters in front of "metering and regulating" station in West Roxbury.

About 75 West Roxbury residents and supporters - including city councilors Matt O'Malley and Annissa Essaibi-George - gathered this morning outside the nearly completed natural-gas transfer station that could begin taking in fuel from a new high-pressure pipeline as early as this week. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:01 am

Among those at a protest outside the nearly complete Spectra Energy transfer station in West Roxbury this morning: Mayor Marty Walsh.

By - 11/11/16 - 10:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports neighbors of the proposed 64 Allandale St. subdivision are still blasting it even after the developer lopped 2 units off the 20 she'd originally proposed. Too dense for something right next to Allandale Woods they say.

The BPDA had already approved the 20-unit proposal; the change means it will have to vote on it again - and after that comes a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals.

By - 11/7/16 - 9:07 am
A lot of turkeys in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Dave O'Brien came across this rafter of turkeys on Partridge Street at Lagrange in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 11/3/16 - 10:02 am

The Bulletin reports on a proposal from a guy who is looking at a site on Baker Street, but is amenable to putting it somewhere else in the neighborhood.

By - 11/1/16 - 12:25 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a local landlord's plans to replace a derelict factory building on Lagrange Street with a 40-unit condo building. Read more.

By - 10/29/16 - 1:48 pm
Line to vote in West Roxbury

Shortly after noon, John Burger reported the line to vote at the West Roxbury library was around the corner and up near the Lyndon School.

Todd Duval reported a long line in Lower Mills, as well. And Dan O'Brien shows us the people waiting to vote in the Bolling Building in Dudley Square: Read more.

By - 10/28/16 - 12:45 am
Register of Deeds candidates

Top: Ciampa-Coyne and Donnelly; Bottom: Keith and Murphy.

John Keith told members of Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale this week that if he elected Suffolk County register of deeds, he would work to try to make the obscure position an appointed one.

Keith, an independent, is running against former Boston City Councilor Steve Murphy, a Democrat, and independents Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 8 election. Read more.

By - 10/27/16 - 10:24 pm

Boston Police report an officer working a detail prevented a man with a long record of not being very good at bank robbery from robbing the City of Boston Credit Union on Spring Street this afternoon. Read more.

By - 10/20/16 - 5:22 pm
400 Belgrade Ave. in West Roxbury

The BPDA board today approved a developer's plans to tear down an eyesore of an old gas station at Belgrade Avenue and Beech Street and replace it with a three-story, 18-unit condo development. Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 3:16 pm

Landlord Michael Argiros goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 1 to seek permission to build a 40-unit, three-story condo building on Lagrange Street near Centre where the old Armstrong asthma-inhaler factory now molders. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 5:18 pm

Two marching bands on their way to the annual Honk festival in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend detoured through West Roxbury this afternoon to join a protest against Spectra Energy's nearly completed West Roxbury natural-gas pipeline and transfer station. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 8:40 am
Soggy bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.

By - 9/16/16 - 12:15 pm

A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.