West Roxbury

By - 3/20/13 - 9:59 am

Jury selection started yesterday for a former Hyde Park man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend outside her West Roxbury home in 1988.

Michael Coker, now 50, is charged with first-degree murder for the strangulation death of Janet Phinney, then 20. Prosecutors charge Coker killed her in a rage after she broke off their relationship, then buried her body under leaves in woods behind her parents' home on Cedar Road.

By - 3/18/13 - 10:22 am

Two West Roxbury residents ran an investment company that used money from new customers to pay off old ones - and to finance gambling forays, vacations in the Bahamas and rent for the husband's mistress, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.

By - 3/14/13 - 8:35 am


A concerned citizen filed this photo of a shelter at the LaGrange Street commuter-rail stop:

Gang tagging. West Roxbury MBTA station.

By - 3/9/13 - 12:04 pm

Boston Police report charging teens from West Roxbury and Roslindale with burning down the long vacant McDonald's on the southbound VFW Parkway last night.

By - 3/4/13 - 2:45 pm

Associated Press reports Hess is selling off all its gas stations. That's bad news for Hess-mad West Roxbury, which has the city's highest per-capita number of Hess stations.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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By - 2/18/13 - 8:40 am

Remains of a Brook Farm jugRemains of a Brook Farm jug.

The City of Boston Archaeology Laboratory has put together a display of artifacts found during excavations in the 1990s at the historic Brook Farm site:

By - 2/7/13 - 9:08 pm

Bare produce shelves at West Roxbury Roche Bros. Photo by Ted Folkman.Bare produce shelves at West Roxbury Roche Bros. Photo by Ted Folkman.

By - 2/2/13 - 11:07 am

West Roxbury Patch reports on what went down Wednesday at the Washington Street Hess station, which apparently has become the local go-to spot for drugs - police nabbed the guy while clandestinely monitoring the station.

By - 1/18/13 - 11:07 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston Police Officer Paul Durkin lost his right to a city pension the night he pulled out his service revolver and shot another cop who was trying to get him to stop stumbling down VFW Parkway in West Roxbury after a night of drinking.

By - 1/13/13 - 12:40 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports the prospective candidate for anger-management classes also smashed his girlfriend's phone when she received a call from another male.

By - 1/7/13 - 9:40 am

Boston Police report the arson squad is investigating a fire at Nick's Parkway Auto Repair, 1200 VFW Parkway, that damaged eight cars. The fire was reported around 12:30 a.m.

Photo by Alex Jones.

By - 12/27/12 - 2:58 pm

Joe Donahue reports an incident around 1:30 p.m. on the VFW Parkway at Corey Street:

Woman runs from male companion in car, he chases, assaults her on median. Other motorists detain him [for police].

By - 12/20/12 - 1:49 pm

Milton suspectMilton suspect.

UPDATED throughout the day.

A woman who robbed a bank in Milton Lower Mills on Monday may have struck again in Roslindale, West Roxbury and Beacon Hill today - and may have been foiled in Jamaica Plain by a bank employee who began giving her the eye. She apparently traveled from one bank to the next by MBTA bus.

AlertNewEngland reports reports the black woman dressed all in black with a sparkly black headband first struck a bank on Corinth Street in Roslindale and then another one on Centre Street in West Roxbury in the morning. After she left the Centre Street bank, she was spotted getting on an outbound 35 or 36 bus.

By - 12/11/12 - 12:34 pm

Boston Police reports the theft of 10 to 15 Christmas trees, stereo equipment and CDs from AJT Supplies, 4945 Washington St. in West Roxbury, sometime late Friday or early Saturday.

The landscaping trees sells Christmas trees to benefit Childrens' Hospital.

If you know anybody who suddenly came into possession of a dozen Christmas trees and CDs of Christmas music, let Cindy Lou Who E-5 detectives know at 617-343-4566 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 12/4/12 - 8:17 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports the evidence includes both a sample of his precious bodily fluids and a roughly two-inch long "penis imprint."

By - 12/1/12 - 11:49 am

Why can't we have things like this now?

From a discussion of the Washington Street trolley and the car barns that sat where the Domino's by the parkway is now.

By - 11/21/12 - 9:27 am


No doubt the driver of this $40,000 Lexus, spotted on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury the other day, had some old shmatte on.