Officials at Roxbury Prep managed to provide a presentation on their proposal for an 800-student high school on Belgrade Avenue at a meeting tonight at which they were accused of getting ready to ruin the neighborhood, by people who said they don't understand why the school can't put its building someplace else, someplace more "central" to students from Dorchester, Roxbury and Hyde Park than the Roslindale/West Roxbury line. Read more.
The city Office of Neighborhood Services holds a meeting on Roxbury Prep's proposal to replace the Clay auto facility at 361 Belgrade Ave. with a 750-student high school.
The session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at District E-5 on Centre Street in West Roxbury.
Arlington Police report a woman out for a walk with her young son was hit in the head by a falling tree limb at Bellevue and Morton roads shortly after 3 p.m.
The woman, 29, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding her son, 3, was not injured. The tree also took down a transformer and power lines. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer was kind of astounded, and a bit alarmed, at the size of the icicles hanging off on building in Hancock Village on the West Roxbury/Brookline line.
Dan the roving UHub photographer spotted this guy perched on a street light on Westover Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.
Martin Ray Moser posted photos of the damage done to some of the field at the West Roxbury park by somebody who thought it would be fun to do doughnuts in a car there.
The top of Bellevue Hill - at 338 feet, the highest natural point in Boston - is home to two water standpipes used to maintain water pressure in West Roxbury, Roslindale and some suburbs to the south. One, built in 1915, is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and one is more modern and featureless - you can probably tell which is which.
Chris the roving UHub reporter spotted these forlorn bottles at Gary's Liquors in West Roxbury tonight.
This hawk warily eyed a photographer from a perch way above the canoe-launch parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
A Boston Police officer interrupted two guys breaking into a car on Charles Park Road around 12:30 p.m. today. One was quickly captured, the other ran down to Rivermoor Street and, on seeing a cop still chasing him, ran into the marshy woodlands along the Charles across from the Prime car-repair facility.
Police brought in a tracking dog and asked the Fire Department to bring in a thermal-imaging camera to try to track him down, but by 1:20 p.m., police called off the search for him, after a search that extended from Rivermoor to the area behind the skating rink.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the latest on the proposed 18-unit project off Allandale Street on the JP/West Roxbury line.
Residents near the Clay Car Center on Belgrade Avenue at the West Roxbury Parkway yesterday heard preliminary plans to replace it with a new Roxbury Prep High School. Read more.
Mark Smith and friends checked out Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond today.
A roving UHub reporter noticed a new splash of green on the gate to Spectra Energy's new metering and regulating station at Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.
Detectives investigating drug sales in Mattapan and Dorchester followed a West Roxbury man back to his home turf, then arrested him in the Star Market parking lot on gun, drug and motor-vehicle charges, Boston Police report. Read more.
Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park this morning and came across this young bald eagle surveying the snowy scene.
UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: 60-minute wait to check out at the Chestnut Hill Star Market.
Also, getting word from Jenny M. that while the Brighton Whole Foods has plenty of milk and bread, they are OUT OF BANANAS! Read more.