West Roxbury

By - 11/26/13 - 11:37 pm

Around 11:25 p.m. at 32 Shaw St., off LaGrange. Nobody was hit and police took two people into custody. The initial confrontation involved an outside law-enforcement agency.

This was about an hour after two people were held up at gunpoint at the other end of LaGrange.

By - 11/25/13 - 8:01 pm
Coming soon: Bagels

One of the Boston area's rare failed Dunkin' Donuts is getting turned into a bagel shop - on VFW Parkway northbound just past the Dedham line.

The Bagelville outlet is being outfitted by the owners of the bagel stand at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - who promise fresh bagels baked daily, along with bagel-based sandwiches and smoothies.

The parkway is already home to a Bruegger's. The Spring Street Panera also sells bagel-like breadstuffs. In contrast, Roslindale has an awning over Bob's Pita Bakery that promises "Bagel."

By - 11/20/13 - 2:27 pm

No more housing, Brookline says in suit against both the developer and the state agency that approved it, Wicked Local reports.

The apartment complex is split between South Brookline and West Roxbury; all of the new units would be on the Brookline side.

By - 11/8/13 - 12:54 pm

Nancy Rabinowitz, reporter for Wicked Local Roslindale and the West Roxbury Transcript, wrote a terrific analysis about all the political action that took place at Holy Name Parish on Tuesday November 5, 2013. Holy Name Parish, the home of four precincts (Ward 20, Precinct 6, 7, 19, and 20) had over three thousand voters cast ballots on Tuesday.

To read, click here.

By - 11/6/13 - 7:11 pm

Friends of Mark Delamere are organizing a Hypnotist Night fundraiser Saturday night to help his family with the costs of recuperating from the spinal-cord injuries he suffered in a September crash on the Arborway that put one driver into a coma, sent four other people to the hospital and led to criminal charges against the driver of the SUV Delamere was in.

By - 11/5/13 - 8:16 am
Foliage on West Roxbury Parkway

There are some amazing trees in West Roxbury today.

Also see Brad Kelly's photo of Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 10/29/13 - 9:34 am

Boston firefighters are on what is now their daily run to Stony Brook Reservation, for another brush fire off Enneking Parkway and Washington Street. Two alarms as of 9:30 a.m. State Police are shutting down the parkway.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:23 am
Firefighter in Stony Brook Reservation

Firefighter uncovers smodering brush. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: All out declared around 10:55 a.m.

For the third time in three days, firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, combating a brush fire. Unlike the first two, which were at the Hyde Park end of the forest, this one is closer to Washington Street, between West Boundary Road and Enneking Parkway. Around 7:20 a.m., fire commanders struck a second alarm for the fire; around 7:50 a.m., a third alarm; and around 8:30, a fourth alarm.

Police shut West Boundary Road to traffic. Smoke from the fire could be smelled at Forest Hills.

By - 10/26/13 - 7:00 pm

And not just the two or three who actually live in Boston. The Globe reports everybody from Ernie Boch Jr to "members of the board of the conservative Pioneer Institute" are tossing money Connolly's way.

Michael Freedberg doesn't say if he saw that article before he wrote Why John Connolly is the progressive and Marty Walsh isn't:

By - 10/18/13 - 1:58 pm

Steven and Lori Palladino and their son Gregory are now charged with defrauding customers of their Centre Street investment firm of up to $13.8 million, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The three were arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges levied by a grand jury last month. Prosecutors had previously said the family was responsible for $10 million in losses.

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to Williamstown.

By - 9/24/13 - 8:47 am
Bill Walczak and a Walsh supporter

At Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning, a Walsh supporter in a bowler had a nice chat with Bill Walczak about how JFK ruined the American hat industry.

Another voter dressed in her Tuesday finest to cast her vote, then exited past Dan Conley, doing a little politicking a bit closer than 150 feet to the entrance to the polls, as is the tradition there:

Woman in hat after voting at Holy Name.

What are you seeing at the polls?

By - 9/23/13 - 5:42 pm
Campaign signs at Holy Name in West Roxbury

Wise campaigners know not to dally when it comes to the wall in front of Holy Name School at the intersection of Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway - Election Day would be too late to get a good position.

By - 9/20/13 - 2:23 pm

The state Department of Transportation, responsible for bridges over train tracks, reports the work on the Centre Street/Mt. Vernon Street bridge over the Needham Line should be done just in time for you to get to Roche Bros.

By - 9/19/13 - 10:13 am

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Gregory Palladino, 28, on charges of helping his parents Steven and Lori pilfer upwards of $10 million from clients of the family financial consulting firm - many of them over the age of 60.

The indictment supersedes an earlier indictment against Steven and Lori Palladino over the operation of Viking Financial Group, the firm they ran from an office upstairs from their iScream ice-cream shop on Centre Street. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

By - 9/17/13 - 10:27 pm

At 9:46 p.m., Vahalia tweeted:

Did anyone else see the bright flash in the sky over the Seaport area?

And the local Twitterati responded:

Karl Stier:

I saw the light from West Roxbury, east towards the city, very bright and at a downward 25 degree angle.

Jeff Megargell:

By - 9/11/13 - 10:09 pm

Video from a July 3 robbery at VFW Parkway and Spring Street.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who has been alternating between a knife and a gun as he holds up Dunkin' Donuts outlets along the Dedham line, most recently last night at the outlet at VFW Parkway and Spring Street.

By - 9/10/13 - 9:28 pm

Mike Moura reports the Dunkin' Donuts at VFW Parkway and Spring Street was held up shortly after 9 p.m. by a man in a mask who ran across the bridge into Dedham.

The Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street near the Dedham line was held up at knifepoint last week.

By - 9/5/13 - 4:13 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.