West Roxbury

By - 2/16/12 - 11:56 am

Matt goes to his first Democratic ward caucus - held at the West Roxbury Pub:

Folks kept coming in as the big hand passed 12 on the clock, while city councilors (I counted four) circulated around the room, shaking hands and working magic. I made my way to the far back corner, where I found a place to stand between the end of a

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By - 2/15/12 - 5:24 pm

In addition to the guy charged with robbing a bank at lunchtime with a gazillion cops around and the guy charged with being unable to hold anybody up at gunpoint, let us now consider the two alleged criminal masterminds done in when a cop wondered why they were pulling a 36-inch TV on a dolly behind their car down Spring Street in West... Read more

By - 2/11/12 - 2:56 pm

Boston Police report the Tedeschi store at 7 Spring St. was robbed this morning by a gun-toting man who knocked the clerk to the ground in a struggle before grabbing money out of the register.

Police say a thin white man about 6' and in his mid 20s entered the store around 5:15 a.m., showed a gun and demanded money. After the struggle,... Read more

By - 2/11/12 - 10:43 am

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Peoples Federal Savings Bank has no grounds to immediately bar the Connecticut-based People's United Bank from opening branches in the Boston area under that name.

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected the homegrown Peoples' request for a preliminary injunction because it failed to prove anybody outside the six specific neighborhoods and towns in which... Read more

By - 2/9/12 - 7:31 pm

Boston Police report a deer jumped in front of a startled motorist around 8:30 p.m. yesterday, causing a two-car crash - and its own demise - on Baker Street near the cemeteries.

On arrival, officers observed two cars, one that appeared to have rear-ended the other, and a deceased deer in the roadway. Officers spoke to the operator of the first car who

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By - 2/4/12 - 7:22 pm
Westie: The last refuge

Look what you can buy at Super Flash T-Shirts on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

By - 1/24/12 - 8:11 pm

True, spark plugs are not normally considered contraband - unless you allegedly use one to try to break into a car, as a West Roxbury man learned in the South End last night.

Jonathan Holcomb, 34, was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and possession of a burglarious tool - the spark plug - after a witness spotted him using the metal object... Read more

By - 1/14/12 - 12:39 pm

Patriots cake

Steve Garfield spotted this Patriots cake at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

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By - 1/10/12 - 12:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he was wandering around Garnet Road breaking into cars.

Police say officers responding to a report of "a suspicious person wearing all black walking up driveways and looking into cars" around midnight found Dennis J. Winslow, 47, standing in the driveway of 79 Garnet Rd.. Winslow told them a friend had dropped him off... Read more

By - 1/9/12 - 1:55 pm

Boston Police are looking for an SUV-driving white guy for the hold-up of the Eastern Bank branch at Centre and LaGrange streets around 1:30 p.m.

He's further described as being about 6'2" and wearing a black Nike cap and black sunglasses. He was reported to be driving a black mid-size SUV - Westie bank robbers don't bother messing with public transit.... Read more

By - 1/4/12 - 2:16 pm

Zyoma Vasserman of Newton, who has a long history of traffic offenses, was doing 59 m.p.h. in a 30-m.p.h. zone when he killed a kid crossing the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury in June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.

Vasserman, 49, was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment today in West Roxbury District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, negligent... Read more

By - 1/4/12 - 11:37 am

KelleyBoston Police report a woman who'd gone to a friend's house in the area of Glenham Road and Kingsland Street yesterday afternoon to take her dog out for a walk found a man inside, putting things in a bag:

The suspect fled out of the door upon seeing the witness and was

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By - 12/23/11 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police report a Boylston Street teen who allegedly tossed a box full of guns and crack out a window and a West Roxbury man hiding in a crawl space over his bathroom were arrested yesterday afternoon as part of an investigation into crack dealing.

Niko Flores, 17, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. at his apartment at 209 Boylston St. by officers who'd arrived... Read more

By - 12/17/11 - 1:30 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports on some alleged domestic A&B that includes a roommate siding with the alleged attacker because women shouldn't kiss other men in West Roxbury bars.

By - 12/10/11 - 11:59 pm

Pig place

Centre Street's culinary diversity expanded again Friday night when Red-Eyed Pig opened for business where Fresh Catch to Go used to be, just off of Belgrade.

They have some burger and chicken things on the menu, but, of course, you're going to go there for the pig... Read more

By - 12/2/11 - 9:25 pm

Pazzo Books in West Roxbury now has a window display that features Atlas Shrugged pepper-spraying 1984.

By - 12/2/11 - 7:39 am

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports a Subway franchise is planned for that office-ish building at Centre and Corey, next to the West Roxbury Pharmacy - just like the one that opened this week in Roslindale.

By - 11/30/11 - 1:52 pm

The Payless store on Centre Street has a big "CLOSING" banner hanging from the front.