West Roxbury

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.

By - 6/2/15 - 12:35 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a variance for a six-hen coop in the back yard of Chuck Abichaker's 151 Stratford St. home. Read more.

By - 6/1/15 - 9:40 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals tomorrow considers a request from a Stratford Road resident who wants to keep seven chickens in his backyard.

Chuck Abichaker, 151 Stratford St., is scheduled for a 10:30 a.m. hearing on his request for a variance to build a hen house for six birds - no roosters - at least 20 feet away from the nearest property line.

The hearing is in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 5/27/15 - 11:19 pm

Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).

By - 5/17/15 - 6:29 pm
Hopscotch board at Draper Playground in West Roxbury

In what has become an annual rite of spring in West Roxbury, a concerned citizen has complained to the city about the hopscotch board at Draper Playground on Washington Street:

Hopscotch painted wrong, too big and stops at 7.

Last May:
Citizen complaint of the day: Not to jump to any conclusions, but these West Roxbury hopscotch boards are just wrong

By - 5/15/15 - 11:02 am
Protester in West Roxbury against Spectra pipeline

Photo by Rhea Becker. That's the quarry entrance in the background.

Early this morning, members of the newly formed Parkway Pipeline Prevention League marked out the route of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline along Grove Street in West Roxbury, then turned themselves into E-5 detectives for booking. Read more.