West Roxbury

By - 6/20/12 - 9:59 pm

State Police are investigation a collision at the West Roxbury/Dedham line around 7:15 p.m. that left a motorcyclist pinned under a pickup truck before he was extricated and transported to Beth Israel Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Stephen Walsh, who took this photo of the motorcycle, reports the motorcyclist has died.

By - 6/20/12 - 10:19 am

Updated following City Council vote.

The City Council will ask the legislature to relax its limits on liquor licenses in Boston so that the Irish Social Club in Boston can regularly serve alcohol to guests again.

The move, which comes even as the council readies for a hearing on ways to convince the legislature to give Boston a lot more liquor licenses, is needed... Read more

By - 6/9/12 - 12:34 pm

Oh, deer

Sweetz reports a deer was foraging this morning in a yard on Woodley Avenue near Stony Brook Reservation - where deer have been spotted before.

Thought it was fake at first until it moved.

... Read more
By - 5/24/12 - 4:31 pm

A skyrocketing burglary rate across Roslindale and West Roxbury has police asking residents to watch out for their neighbors' homes during the day.

District E-5 reports a series of mostly daytime residential break-ins across the two neighborhoods dating back to January, one in which somebody apparently used a crowbar to break open the front door.

Residences on Cornell Street in Roslindale and Temple, Salman... Read more


By - 5/12/12 - 8:22 pm


Spotted on the West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury today.

By - 5/7/12 - 8:14 pm

Not long after the City of Boston Credit Union on Spring Street was held up, the Hess station on Washington was held up at gunpoint, allegedly by a guy who didn't get far before being arrested. And soon after that, police began swarming the area of Bellevue Hill and Washington Street into Roslindale after a house on Bellevue Street was broken into.... Read more

By - 5/7/12 - 3:36 pm

Boston Police tweet the City of Boston Credit Union, 75 Spring St., was held up this afternoon by a guy in a gray sweatshirt and blue scrubs and with a face mask on.

By - 5/3/12 - 6:20 pm

Roche Bros. is now selling five-liter kegs of root beer - just the thing to go with the three-gallon tubs of ice cream that's the smallest size you can get at Puritan Ice Cream in Roslindale.

By - 5/2/12 - 3:44 pm

Van B. Tang goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open a Vietnamese sandwich shop in a stretch of Centre Street that has become a culinary mecca for the neighborhood.

Tang's proposed Banh Mi Ngon would open at 1759 Centre St., next to Christo's and down the street from Thai Spice, Los Amigos, Red-Eyed Pig, Himalayan Bistro, West on Centre and... Read more

By - 4/20/12 - 9:27 pm

This evening, an angry drunk was walking down Centre Street in West Roxbury, yelling at everybody he passed: "I hope you die of high cholesterol!"

By - 4/18/12 - 9:13 am

For the first time in several years, crime rates are increasing in the police districts that cover West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain, led mainly be dramatic increases in the numbers of burglaries and larcenies, according to statistics released yesterday by Boston Police.

Although districts E-5 (West Roxbury and Roslindale) and E-13 (Jamaica Plain) remain among the safest in the city, the increases for... Read more

By - 4/17/12 - 12:39 pm

District E-5 reports incidents on Hackensack Road and on Stratford Street involving a couple of guys in a BMW. In one case, a resident called 911 after noticing one of the two ringing doorbells:

Responding officers immediately located the suspect and asked him what he was doing in the neighborhood. The suspect stated that he was just seeing if people wanted their cars washed.

... Read more
By - 4/17/12 - 12:00 am

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) ran the Marathon today - and turned on the video on his phone for the last 200 yards.

Compare to then Mayor Ray Flynn in the 1984 Marathon.... Read more

By - 3/23/12 - 11:08 am

Stephen Walsh tweets a woman was robbed of a night-deposit bag this morning by a guy in a hoodie who motioned as if he had a gun at the Hancock Village mall on VFW Parkway.

By - 3/20/12 - 6:23 pm

David Bernstein breaks the news that Bart Timility is running to replace his sister, Kelly, who died while serving as a governor's councilor in January.

The council, a colonial holdover, approves judicial nominees, pardons and payments for state spending.

By - 3/17/12 - 4:47 pm


Temple Street in West Roxbury today once again hosted the annual Shamrock Shootout, which has grown from a small neighborhood block party to an event large enough to feature a sitting US senator dropping the ceremonial first puck (well, yellow plastic ball, actually).

By - 3/13/12 - 12:21 pm

Managers at certain Boston restaurants and bars make frequent trips to the Boston Licensing Board to answer police citations for liquor-law violations. The Corrib Pub in West Roxbury is not one of them. Today, however, Corrib manager Tony Bligh had to explain why police on a routine inspection found two 20-year-old women with Coors Lites in front of them on Jan. 5.

Bligh offered no... Read more

By - 3/10/12 - 9:23 pm

Brian D'Amico and Dan Adams report a guy was hit by a train around 8:30 p.m. on the Needham Line tracks between Home Depot and the West Roxbury Education Complex.

By - 2/29/12 - 8:04 am


Are those snow clouds moving in over the Great Blue Hill this morning? The scene from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.