West Roxbury

By - 12/20/10 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man and a woman on charges they held up a Dunkin' Donuts and a convenience store in Roslindale - and that they might have been getting ready to stick up a drug store when officers arrived.

Police say Taylor Harrington, 25, of Boston, walked into the Dunkin' Donuts at 4175 Washington St. around 9:20 p.m., went behind the... Read more

By - 12/16/10 - 9:44 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the standoff ended peacefully after two hours when police rushed the car.

AlertNewEngland reports that Heldun Street (off Gardner Street and behind the old Stop & Shop parking lot) is shut off at this hour after a man drove through backyards and then rammed a police cruiser. Nearby residents were evacuated.

Courtney Sacco captured the scene last... Read more

By - 12/16/10 - 2:20 pm

West Roxbury suspectBoston Police report the three guys who held up the Speedy Market on Washington Street at gunpoint last week hightailed it across town, where they used the credit cards they grabbed from a clerk and a customer to load up on goodies at the Best Buy and... Read more

By - 12/15/10 - 10:00 pm

Did you resolve to “do more good” in the world? Join Socializing for Justice and make your New Year’s resolution count this year!

Meet like-minded progressives at Connecting for Justice on January 27 from 6-9PM at Lir Irish Pub and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. Have you been lurking on SoJust? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group... Read more

By - 12/12/10 - 3:11 pm

Dave Johnson penned this ode to Westie.

Compare to Roslindale.... Read more

By - 12/10/10 - 6:02 pm

AlertNewEngland tweets Speedy Market, 4899 Washington St., was held up this afternoon by three black men with a gun.... Read more

By - 12/9/10 - 1:30 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of teens yesterday morning after they allegedly robbed a guy of both an iPod and a BlackBerry outside the Tedeschi store at Spring and Centre streets in West Roxbury, then hopped on a bus bound for Forest Hills.

According to police, Julio M. Gonzalez, 17, of Dorchester, and David J. Mosley-Lott, 17, of Roxbury, stuck the guy up... Read more

By - 12/7/10 - 2:29 pm

A West Roxbury resident forwards the note she got when she expressed her concern about that Globe story to the folks at the Upper Crust on Centre Street:

Thank you for your response and concern. Let me start off by saying that we appreciate your business and the business of your friends and family as well. We (The West Roxbury Upper Crust) however are

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By - 11/19/10 - 11:08 am

Would James Rush have gotten the promotion without the recommend from his son, state legislator Mike Rush? I wonder how the other applicants feel about whether they had an equal opportunity for the position.

Does it seem strange that as an employee of the probation department, his own son's recommendation might have had more weight than his own history of job performance in the... Read more

By - 11/16/10 - 10:01 pm

O'MalleyO'Malley's victory speech.

Matt O'Malley, 31, today became Boston's youngest city councilor with a 60-40 win over Jim Hennigan for the 6th District seat that covers West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill.

O'Malley's win in the special election to replace John Tobin, who quit earlier this year,... Read more

By - 11/16/10 - 7:41 am

And bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill: It's the special election to replace John Tobin as District 6 city councilor. O'Malley vs. Hennigan.

By - 11/15/10 - 4:19 pm

Some are apparently content to travel to West Roxbury and steal tip jars from Chinese take-out places.

By - 11/8/10 - 11:00 am

District E-5 reports somebody's calling West Roxbury and Roslindale residents threatening to have them arrested for skipping jury duty and then demanding they hand over their Social-Security and, sometimes, credit-card numbers, to "verify" who they area and to cancel their arrest warrants.

District E-5 has one word for this: Scam.

We advise residents to be aware of this and to HANG UP if you

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By - 11/5/10 - 10:20 pm

Yep, the 7th and 8th grade dance at Holy Name has just let out and parents of a couple hundred kids all have all converged on the rotary at the same time to pick their kids up.

By - 11/4/10 - 4:51 pm

Boston.com talks to Jim Hennigan and Matt O'Malley, one of whom will be elected on Nov. 16 to represent West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain on the city council. Both say they would vote to expel turner because of his corruption conviction last week. City Council President Mike Ross set the date so that whoever wins the election to replace John Tobin can join... Read more

By - 11/4/10 - 11:56 am

UPDATE: Higgins indicted in federal court.

Boston Police report arresting a Savin Hill man on charges he robbed a bank on Centre Street in West Roxbury yesterday morning.

Police say Christopher A. Higgins had a friend drive him across town yesterday morning to "cash a check" at the Hyde Park Savings bank branch at 1921 Centre St.

According to the operator,

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By - 11/3/10 - 1:08 pm

UPDATE: More details on Andrew Higgins's alleged cross-town robbery trip.

The Hyde Park Savings bank branch at 1920 Centre St. was held up mid-morning, Boston Police tweet.

Two men were arrested not long after, the alleged robber in Savin Hill, his alleged getaway driver in Mattapan, we hear.

This is the second time in a little more than a month that ... Read more

By - 11/2/10 - 10:34 am

Fire and hazmat crews were at the West Roxbury Education Complex this morning, trying to figure out what made a small group of teachers and students nauseous. The Boston Fire Department reports the cause turned out to be diesel fumes from a truck left running for several hours next to the school yesterday.

By - 10/28/10 - 12:59 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly woman this morning somehow drove into the creek that separates Prime Motors from the abandoned McDonald's off VFW Parkway in West Roxbury at the Dedham line.

When fire crews arrived around 11 a.m., the car was sitting in about two feet of water, the department says. The woman was extricated and taken to a local hospital with... Read more

By - 10/27/10 - 5:33 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports somebody's gotten a business license to open North of the Border Mexican Grill at 5272 Washington St. - where Cristelle used to be until it moved a couple doors down a couple years ago. It's not a very big space - which is why Cristelle moved.... Read more