West Roxbury

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

By - 7/4/11 - 9:17 am

The Herald reports the West Roxbury man who chased a pizza delivery guy with a gun the other day is a firearms instructor for the NRA.

By - 7/2/11 - 3:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury man on charges he took so much exception to a food delivery guy driving on his block he got in his car, chased the guy, then threatened him with a gun.

Police in turn took exception to that sort of alleged behavior and arrested Robert M. MacCormack, 32, and seized his gun, his license to carry and... Read more

By - 6/29/11 - 7:32 pm

A former Hyde Park man was ordered held without bail on murder charges today after prosecutors said DNA evidence linked him to the strangulation death of a woman in the Grove section of West Roxbury 23 years ago.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says Michael Coker, 48, killed Janet Phinney, then 20, in a rage after she broke off their relationship, then buried her... Read more

By - 6/26/11 - 12:26 pm

We finally got a chance last night to try Seven Star Street Bistro, Roslindale's newest Chinese takeout place (is there some zoning code we don't know about that prohibits sit-down Chinese restaurants in Rozzie?).

The Hunan Sesame Chicken was wonderful. So was the Steamed Black Forbidden Rice (is the "forbidden" stuff crack? Because I didn't want to stop eating it). I feel my... Read more

By - 6/24/11 - 12:11 pm

Boston residents can drop off hazardous and toxic stuff on June 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DPW garage in West Roxbury (behind the Home Depot by Millennium Park). Proof of residency required. See what you can bring.

By - 6/15/11 - 9:16 am

State Police are investigating a collision that killed a 17-year-old West Roxbury resident as he crossed the VFW Parkway with five friends last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Francis McInerney was hit around 10 p.m. near Gardner Street by a black Acura. He was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 1 a.m., the DA's office says,... Read more

By - 6/5/11 - 7:00 pm

West Roxbury Patch puts up a photo set from today's annual Corrib Classic 5K.

By - 5/31/11 - 2:28 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports on a white guy threatening to blow a Hispanic guy's head off as they drove in the area of Washington and Grove streets. Only he didn't use the word "Hispanic."

By - 5/31/11 - 1:15 pm

AlertNewEngland reports somebody was stabbed and robbed around 12:30 p.m. at 5050 Washington St.... Read more