West Roxbury

By - 11/29/15 - 5:18 pm
Giant gourds in West Roxbury

The West Roxbury Roche Bros. decided post-Thanksgiving shoppers needed ready access to squashes larger than their heads yesterday.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:13 am

An alert UHub reader noticed the guy who said he wanted to build a hotel catering to observant Jews on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury (where the burned-out McDonald's used to be) sold the property yesterday for $1.4 million to the owner of a Brockton gas station and car wash. The BRA's King David Hotel page is now gone, although you can still see the initial filing for the project.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:16 pm
Inside the Bellevue Standpipe in West Roxbury

Every once in awhile, the DCR holds an open house for the Bellevue Standpipe, atop the highest natural point in Boston - 388-foot Bellevue Hill. David Parsons went to the one yesterday and took some pictures.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 10:42 am
Two protesters arrested in West Roxbury pipeline protest

Two groups of protesters were arrested for blocking work on the West Roxbury pipeline on Washington Street this morning, even as workers continued uninterrupted digging a trench for the pipeline on Grove Street.

Protesters object to putting a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline in a densely populated neighborhood and a gas transfer station across the street from an active quarry. Read more.

By - 11/6/15 - 5:18 pm

The BRA board of directors meets Tuesday to decide, among other things, whether to allow construction of a 16-unit condo building at what is now the decaying Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:27 pm

State officials come to Roslindale next week to discuss the intersection of Walter Street with Centre Street between the Arboretum and Hebrew SeniorLife. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 9:08 pm
Roger Cawdette sets up for Boston Latin School in soccer match.

Roger Cawdette (18) has the ball for the BLS Wolfpack.

The Boston Latin School Wolfpack beat the Gloucester Fishermen 3-0 tonight in the preliminary round of the MIAA Boys Soccer North Division 2, in a match played on the new field at the West Roxbury Education Complex. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 4:25 pm
Pond in Allandale Woods

Daniel Guzman took a walk today in Allandale Woods, where West Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and Brookline come together.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/29/15 - 10:08 am

This morning on Washington Street, at the construction site for Algonquin Gas Transmission's high-pressure natural-gas line, which will connect to a "metering and regulating" station at Grove and Centre streets, across from the West Roxbury quarry.

By - 10/29/15 - 8:01 am
New building planned for VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Architect's rendering.

Developer Peter Davos's plans for an 84-unit residential building where the IHOP used to be include something unusual: 21 three-bedroom units.

Davos this week filed formal plans for his proposed replacement for what is now a little used parking lot at 1235 VFW Parkway with the BRA. Read more.

By - 10/28/15 - 8:00 am

Developer Greg Alexandris has filed plans with the BRA to replace the former West Roxbury Motors at Centre and Willow streets with 16 residential condos and a retail unit.

His proposal calls for 29 parking spaces - 15 of them in a garage in the building. Read more.

By - 10/24/15 - 2:36 pm
DeNo's in West Roxbury after crash

Robert Orthman came upon this scene at DeNo's on Centre Street today.

By - 10/24/15 - 10:40 am
Line at hazardous-waste event at Millennium Park.

The haz-waste line. Photo by Kevin Davis.

Both groups are left wondering why the city scheduled its fall hazardous-waste collection at the DPW garage there at peak soccer time, given that access to the park is limited to just one narrow road.

By - 10/23/15 - 12:32 pm

Police have blocked Lagrange near Centre thanks to the latest truck driver who tried to go under the train bridge only to learn that, no, they can't and now there's a tractor trailer wedged into the bridge real good.

By - 10/22/15 - 10:46 am
Protester arrested in West Roxbury pipeline protest

One of the first protesters to be arrested is led to a prisoner wagon.

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.

By - 10/20/15 - 5:52 pm

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.

By - 10/18/15 - 4:27 pm
Gold Star mother with picture

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.

By - 10/18/15 - 3:46 pm

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.