West Roxbury

By - 3/1/17 - 11:45 pm
Residents against the proposed Roxbury Prep school

Residents raise their hands in opposition to the proposed school.

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.

By - 3/1/17 - 12:19 pm

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.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:46 pm
Arlington tree that came down

Photo by Arlington PD.

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.

By - 2/12/17 - 11:56 pm
Giant icicles on the West Roxbury/Brookline line

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.

By - 2/12/17 - 5:32 pm
Hawk watching the snow in West Roxbury

Dan the roving UHub photographer spotted this guy perched on a street light on Westover Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By - 2/1/17 - 12:21 pm

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.

By - 1/28/17 - 3:32 pm
Curvey water standpipes on Bellevue Hill in West Roxbury

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.

By - 1/27/17 - 9:43 pm

The Bulletin reports the Massachusetts-based Beacon Compassion Center and the Miami-base Massachusetts Patient Foundation recently made their pitches to the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council. Both would want to open up in Cohen Plaza, 1524 VFW Parkway, just before Spring Street.

By - 1/26/17 - 10:01 pm
Trump wine for sale

Chris the roving UHub reporter spotted these forlorn bottles at Gary's Liquors in West Roxbury tonight.

By - 1/26/17 - 2:44 pm
Hawk at Millennium Park

This hawk warily eyed a photographer from a perch way above the canoe-launch parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 1/24/17 - 1:27 pm

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.

By - 1/13/17 - 8:40 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the latest on the proposed 18-unit project off Allandale Street on the JP/West Roxbury line.

By - 1/12/17 - 5:31 pm

Yuet Chow, 53, and Kim Chow, 68, were ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail today on charges of human trafficking related to the brothel they allegedly ran at 6 Haskell St in Allston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 7:24 pm
Clay Car Center on Belgrade Avenue

The current buildings of the Clay Car Center.

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.

By - 1/8/17 - 8:51 pm
Turtle Pond after the snow

Mark Smith and friends checked out Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond today.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:36 pm
Unshoveled sidewalk outside Spectra Energy site in West Roxbury

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.

By - 1/7/17 - 5:41 pm
Walking dog on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Tamas K-L wasn't the only one out on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.

Michele B watched an intrepid kid ski down New Haven Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 3:12 pm

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.

By - 1/7/17 - 1:50 pm
Young bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

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.

By - 1/7/17 - 11:14 am
Market Basket lines in Brockton

Still plenty of Pringles at the Brockton Market Basket. Photo by Jim Corbo.

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: 60-minute wait to check out at the Chestnut Hill Star Market.

From the Big Y in North Quincy to the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury and the Stop & Shop in Dedham, area supermarkets are jammed with residents realizing they need milk, eggs and bread.

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.