West Roxbury

By - 11/24/06 - 8:13 pm

Seth Gitell reports that Sugar, the new bakery on Centre Street, is open:

... At around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the place was packed. It can only be described as a phenomenon. The ginger muffins, topped with cream cheese, were delicious. ...

Sugar is where Hanley's Bakery used to be, and is owned by the same guy who owns the Real Deal, which, of course, is where Slyne's used to be.

By - 11/16/06 - 9:41 pm

White suspect fled out the back door as police arrived.

655 VFW Parkway

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By - 11/16/06 - 7:18 pm

Masked black man gets away.

59 Spring St.

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By - 11/14/06 - 4:17 pm

22 students taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after the three-bus pileup on the school driveway shortly before 2 p.m. Channel 4, of course, dispatched a helicopter to video the carnage.

By - 11/11/06 - 7:53 pm

wooly bear

Millennium Park was crawling with wooly-bear caterpillars today. Most seemed to be inching their way down the hill - wooly-bear convention down at the Charles? The fuzzywuzzy above? Its head was on the left, as you can see below:

By - 11/5/06 - 3:55 am

Six men arrested on charges of beating up, robbing clerk.

1779 Centre St.

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By - 10/22/06 - 4:32 pm

Cant o'lantern

Boston sets another record: The most carved Halloween cantoloupes: Um, OK, one. But still, let's see Keene, NH beat that! At the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury today.

By - 10/14/06 - 11:25 pm


Ever wanted to recreate the final scene in "Planet of the Apes" when Charlton Heston goes around that cliff, sees the remains of the Statue of Liberty and suddenly realizes what's happened?

You can get a taste of that by walking the path in the woods along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. The park used to be the city landfill and while most of the stuff there is now covered by several feet of clay and dirt, there are a couple of remnants of a large building frieze that lie exposed on the river bank, including "Machinery" above (the other one shows "Leather").

By - 10/6/06 - 6:08 pm


Who'da thunk it? Centre Street in West Roxbury now has two places to get Thai food - Thai Spice (really more of a take-out place than a sit-down restaurant) and Phuket, which recently opened where Cafe Le Royal used to be (1856 Centre St.).

Nancy and I went to Phuket for lunch today. It shows promise, but could use a bit of work.

By - 9/30/06 - 3:14 am

Suspect escaped with cash and lottery tickets.

7 Spring St.

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By - 9/17/06 - 7:19 pm

fall on the way

Sure, it was way warm today, but the view from the hill at Millennium Park makes it clear that fall is coming.

By - 9/15/06 - 9:14 am
By - 9/13/06 - 8:34 pm

Iron Bowl explains why Patrolman Dave Cataldo is so special.

By - 9/9/06 - 12:19 am

Man, 28, asked for a cigarette by another man who then stabbed him in the chest. Taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital; in stable condition

Washington St and Ridgecrest Terrace

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By - 8/20/06 - 2:57 pm

Yesterday, some Brazilian guys were trying to sail away from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury. At least while we were there, none succeeded in getting airborne for more than a foot - and a second - or two. Except for one guy, who just jumped off the side of the hill and sort of sail/hopped down to the canoe access road at the bottom of the hill - for maybe 20 seconds.

Fortunately, if they were after views, they didn't need to get very high: Millennium Park offers some beautiful views of the surrounding terrain, which includes the winding Charles River:

By - 8/12/06 - 8:24 pm

Man, 30, shot multiple times; taken to Brigham and Women's for treatment of wounds not considered life threatening.

Grove and Jeshurun streets

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By - 7/25/06 - 11:04 am

Truth really is stranger than fiction. Maybe Dennis Lehane, who now lives in Westie, can use it as the plot for his next novel.

By - 7/20/06 - 3:24 pm


Remember those godawful sandwich boards that were destroying what little life was left on barren Newbury Street?

Look what malodorous thing now sits on Centre Street in West Roxbury! A sandwich board! As you can see, it's completely destroyed the street life in the neighborhood - nobody is using the bench and nobody can get to the trash can. Somebody alert the sign police!

By - 6/18/06 - 11:21 pm

Stephen Kirby, 42, of Westwood, was arrested and his knife recovered.

7 Spring St.

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By - 6/5/06 - 8:23 pm

Steve discovers the truth:

You know how when you pay by credit at the Hess gas station in West Roxbury it seems like it takes a year for them to authorize your credit card at the pump.

That's because it requires human intervention for credit card approval. ...