West Roxbury

By - 10/25/11 - 11:45 am

A Roxbury 14-year-old who was on probation for one beating and robbery and awaiting trial for another similar case, was arrested this morning after alert workers at the West Roxbury Education Complex spotted him trying to sneak in a side entrance, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

When the workers stopped the teen, not named because of his age, they found a gun on... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 4:46 pm

Meira Levinson of the Arborway explains the ice problem she and other parkway residents have.

MBTA officials told a City Council committee today they will commit resources this winter to shovel out bus stops in Boston - and the connections to the sidewalks behind them.

At a hearing called by City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury,... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 12:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury teen yesterday on charges he helped steal two gorilla suits from the IParty store on VFW Parkway.

Police say the kid was one of four who grabbed the suits, valued at $100 apiece. Store workers in turn grabbed one of the four; workers somehow convinced the kid to call the guy with the suits and get him... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 7:33 am

West Roxbury Patch reports on a candidates' forum at the Deutsches Altenheim.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 10/14/11 - 8:10 am

A police officer assigned to track down a coyote spotted this morning on Pelton Street off the West Roxbury Parkway found the canine, but the animal decided not to wait around for Animal Control and escaped into the woods around the water towers on Bellevue Hill.

By - 10/8/11 - 12:29 pm

At least at the West Roxbury Home Depot, 80-degree temperatures on this Columbus Day weekend (and Thanksgiving) be damned.

Too soon ... Read more

By - 10/6/11 - 11:24 am

Thomas McCann, 27, was sentenced to 18 months in jail today for bashing a man's head in with a tire iron at a party he crashed in West Roxbury last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Diane Kottmyer technically sentenced McCann to 2 1/2 years in jail following his conviction on assault and battery causing serious bodily injury,... Read more

By - 9/26/11 - 7:16 am

West Roxbury coyote

Alex Jones spotted this coyote crossing right in front of the West Roxbury police station last night.... Read more

By - 8/28/11 - 12:09 pm

Crushed car

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley posted a friend's photo of the scene on one Jamaica Plain street this morning.

Meanwhile, a tree fell on the house at 739 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, damaging it enough firefighters were worried it would collapse.

A tree also crashed into a... Read more

By - 8/13/11 - 9:39 am

Bruegger's, which sells bagels in the Village of Chestnut Hill mall on VFW Parkway, is converting the store next door into a Timothy's Cafe, fair-trade coffee, baked goods and sandwiches.

Bruegger's bought the chain from its Canadian founders and plans to expand it across the US. The West Roxbury outlet will be either the second or third Timothy's in the US.

There's currently... Read more

By - 7/29/11 - 9:09 am

Halloween, already?

I was not ready to be confronted with this when I walked into the West Roxbury Shaw's yesterday (it was right at one of the entrances). To paraphrase our own Suldog, "Labor Day comes first!"... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 10:26 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals holds a hearing on Aug. 9 on plans by TD Bank to tear down the Zoots dry cleaners at 1833 Centre St. and turn it into a bank with drive-thru ATMs. It will be right next to a Bank of America branch and across the street from a Sovereign.

Inexplicably, Zoots managed to replace a bank at that location on... Read more

By - 7/16/11 - 9:27 am

Liz Dolin recounts her time at the JP Licks in West Roxbury last night with the 3-year-old kid of some woman she'd never met. She reports both had a grand time.

It would have been all too easy for J's mom to admonish her child to not bother the solitary woman eating her ice cream that evening. Instead, she encouraged her child to interact

... Read more
By - 7/15/11 - 3:42 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports the latest sampling of mosquitoes shows West Nile Virus in one sample taken in Dorchester and three in West Roxbury - following the detection of the virus in other West Roxbury locations a few days earlier.

To date, nobody has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus, which typically does not seriously affect otherwise healthy individuals, the commission says.... Read more

By - 7/10/11 - 8:37 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports a Joyce Kilmer Road homeowner found what could be a human skull today while renovating his basement.

By - 7/8/11 - 3:20 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports the year's first detection of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, in West Roxbury. No human cases have yet been diagnosed.

The disease generally poses little threat to people with healthy immune systems, but officials say people should take the usual steps - use insect repellent outdoors, especially dusk to dawn, and wear pants and tops with long sleeves. Also,... Read more

By - 7/6/11 - 5:33 pm

Naked Pizza, an all natural pizza chain with outlets in Brookline and Brighton, today asked its Twitter followers:

Can we thrive in JP through delivery from West Roxbury?

Ed. note from somebody halfway between JP and West Roxbury: No. West Roxbury already has 12 gazillion real pizza places (and a Papa John's). JP just seems too far away for delivery.... Read more

By - 7/5/11 - 7:18 pm

West Roxbury firehouse

In October, 1921, the Boston Fire Department's Engine 30 in West Roxbury officially and finally switched from horses to a truck. Herald-Traveler photographer Leslie Jones was there to watch the horses leave the station for the last time. From the Boston Public Library's fire... Read more