West Roxbury

West Roxbury

By - 10/28/12 - 10:22 pm

A power line came down on Powell Street in West Roxbury, off Spring, around 10 p.m., knocking out power in the area of Spring and Baker, as far south as the Deutsches Altenheim.

The NStar outage map is beginning to light up, although all of the outages so far are small (exactly one customer in Newton).

By - 10/28/12 - 12:22 am

Pas de l'eau

Christopher photographed the scene in the water aisle at the Waltham Shaw's on Saturday night.

By - 10/25/12 - 4:14 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered the Burger King on VFW Parkway to shut for an additional two days after a police detective found it open on the first day it was supposed to be shut as two-day punishment for staying open late without permission.

Lt. Stephen Meade told the board at a hearing Tuesday that while the dining room was closed on Aug. 27 as part of the restaurant's penance, the drive-thru continued to serve customers. Meade said he checked this by getting into the drive-through lane himself and, when he got to the ordering station, was asked for his order. He said the person behind him got served as well.

By - 9/28/12 - 4:10 pm

Timothy's on VFW Parkway recently shut down and took all its coffee with it. The table area's still open to customers from the neighboring Bruegger's, where a cashier said the Canadian-based Timothy's (which has nothing to do with Tim Horton's) was an experiment that just didn't bring in enough customers. It opened only a year ago.

By - 9/22/12 - 3:36 pm

First snowman of the season in West RoxburyFrosty, is that you?

Wicked Sharp (is that a good Boston name or what?) uses discarded ice from the Roche skating rink on VFW Parkway to create snowmen outside their store on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

By - 9/18/12 - 7:54 am

Among the press types who rushed to West Roxbury yesterday on word of a possibly bad crash involving a police cruiser was Alex Jones, a freelancer who specializes in "spot news" (i.e., things like car crashes). He tweets:

Had a @BostonPolice officer threaten to take my cameras for photographing in a public space today w/o his permission.

By - 9/17/12 - 10:35 am

Crashed cruiser. Photo by Christian O'Brien.Crashed cruiser. Photo by Christian O'Brien.

An alleged gun assault on an off-duty police officer on the VFW Parkway across from the West Roxbury Education Complex entrance this morning led to a massive police response followed a few minutes later by a crash at VFW Parkway and LaGrange Street.

Around 10:15 a.m., an off-duty officer called for help. Responding officers quickly responded, found the two teens who might have pointed a gun at him and detained them. A few minutes after the initial call, a cruiser collided with another vehicle in the intersection.

Police then shut the parkway to divert traffic around the crash scene. In addition to the officer, at least one other person was injured in the crash.

SUV the cruiser collided with in the background. Photo by Christian O'Brien.SUV the cruiser collided with in the background. Photo by Christian O'Brien.

By - 9/10/12 - 11:46 am

Fauxyote Fauxyote

We were headed south on the VFW Parkway the other day when, whoa, was that a coyote hanging out by the VA Hospital? We did a quick uey, pulled into the parking lot and discovered that, no, it was not a real coyote, just a plastic replica of one. Hokay.

By - 9/6/12 - 2:31 pm

Only since there aren't any overpasses there, the tractor-trailer took out a couple of telephone poles and wires near the Beethoven School around 2:15 p.m. Police blocked southbound traffic at West Boundary Road and northbound traffic at Grove Street until the situation could be cleared.

In Hyde Park, trucks get jammed between buildings, not under bridges.

By - 9/3/12 - 6:53 pm

Penske trucks in West Roxbury.

It's at the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By - 8/28/12 - 1:51 pm

New BPD cruiser in West Roxbury

Chris Casey spotted this sparkly new District A-1 Boston Police cruiser today on Centre Street in West Roxbury, wonders why BPD couldn't find a dealer closer than New York to buy them from.

By - 8/22/12 - 9:07 pm

The Globe reports that City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is going to hold jogging treks that double as office hours - lace up and put your questions to him as you jog around one of the neighborhoods. He says he's willing to consider "brisk walks" as well.

By - 8/4/12 - 10:13 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports police had to be called after a man annoyed with his neighbor's retaining wall on Grove Street began digging a trench along the wall - on his neighbor's property.

By - 7/24/12 - 11:44 pm

Jenna Cramer, the assistant principal at the Joyce Kilmer, is now the principal, replacing Jerome Doherty, who remains in some sort of administrative limbo in which he has no position after being yanked from the Kilmer for reasons that have not been made public.

By - 7/21/12 - 1:24 am

The Globe reports a teacher at the Joyce Kilmer School is under investigation by police and school and state child-protection officials for "inappropriate contact with students" and that the school's principal has been removed from his position.

By - 7/17/12 - 5:00 pm

Overheard in West Roxbury Y men's locker room among two retirement-age guys:

  • 1: You still going to Egypt?
  • 2: Yeah, sure.
  • 1: I wouldn't go, even if it was free.
  • 2: You're afraid of Egypt but you go to Dorchester?
By - 7/14/12 - 4:04 pm

Dodge ball

Teams of dodgeballers rolled into Billings Field in West Roxbury today for the annual Chuckball Tournament, in honor of Chuck "Ice" Martell of Roslindale, who died in 2009.

By - 7/12/12 - 3:42 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports a mosquito sample from West Roxbury has tested positive for West Nile Virus, a couple weeks after Roslindale won this year's honors for first infected neighborhood.