West Roxbury

By - 1/4/12 - 2:16 pm

Zyoma Vasserman of Newton, who has a long history of traffic offenses, was doing 59 m.p.h. in a 30-m.p.h. zone when he killed a kid crossing the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury in June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.

Vasserman, 49, was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment today in West Roxbury District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, negligent... Read more

By - 1/4/12 - 11:37 am

KelleyBoston Police report a woman who'd gone to a friend's house in the area of Glenham Road and Kingsland Street yesterday afternoon to take her dog out for a walk found a man inside, putting things in a bag:

The suspect fled out of the door upon seeing the witness and was

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By - 12/23/11 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police report a Boylston Street teen who allegedly tossed a box full of guns and crack out a window and a West Roxbury man hiding in a crawl space over his bathroom were arrested yesterday afternoon as part of an investigation into crack dealing.

Niko Flores, 17, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. at his apartment at 209 Boylston St. by officers who'd arrived... Read more

By - 12/17/11 - 1:30 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports on some alleged domestic A&B that includes a roommate siding with the alleged attacker because women shouldn't kiss other men in West Roxbury bars.

By - 12/10/11 - 11:59 pm

Pig place

Centre Street's culinary diversity expanded again Friday night when Red-Eyed Pig opened for business where Fresh Catch to Go used to be, just off of Belgrade.

They have some burger and chicken things on the menu, but, of course, you're going to go there for the pig... Read more

By - 12/2/11 - 9:25 pm

Pazzo Books in West Roxbury now has a window display that features Atlas Shrugged pepper-spraying 1984.

By - 12/2/11 - 7:39 am

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports a Subway franchise is planned for that office-ish building at Centre and Corey, next to the West Roxbury Pharmacy - just like the one that opened this week in Roslindale.

By - 11/30/11 - 1:52 pm

The Payless store on Centre Street has a big "CLOSING" banner hanging from the front.

By - 11/21/11 - 8:38 am

Take this citizen complaint about leaves partially covering a storm grate in Jamaica Plain. Surely, in the amount of time it took to take a picture and compose a complaint, the alert citizen could have kicked the leaves away.

The picture taker could take a lesson from some West Roxbury commuters this morning. As Mikhaela Houston reports, when they noticed a small... Read more

By - 11/8/11 - 1:19 pm

As a resident of Boston for twenty-eight years, I’ve had Stephen Lynch as my representative in Congress for ten. During that time:

  • He neither supported nor opposed the Affordable Care Act for over a year until the final hour when he joined Rep. Bart Stupak of the anti-choice caucus to offer his vote in return for including anti-choice legislation in the health care bill. This,
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By - 11/8/11 - 11:55 am

The Greek International Food Market at Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday to request a license to sell beer and wine. It's across the street from Dedham Line Liquors.

Also going before the board next week: Sugar in Roslindale, seeking a license to sell beer and wine with its food.

Potentially at issue for both places:... Read more

By - 11/6/11 - 7:39 pm

Billings reports it was hit by a car around noon on Mt. Vernon Street, and that for awhile, it was just lying on somebody's lawn with its leg up, because police who responded said there was nothing they could do. It didn't appear to be there this evening, so with any luck it was either put out of its misery or taken somewhere for... Read more

By - 10/30/11 - 9:02 pm

The la-di-da coyote of West Roxbury observed in action:

In this video, note that the guy with the camera is not letting his young son investigate the snow because of the coyote.

The mayor's office tweeted tonight that state Environmental Police, who are responsible for coyote corralling, have been notified.... Read more

By - 10/29/11 - 9:17 pm

Coyote Another West Roxbury resident takes note of the daytime-roaming coyote that seems completely at ease with modern civilization:

This coyote has been hanging around for a couple weeks. It is completely unafraid of humans and is out during the day. This makes me think that there is something wrong with

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By - 10/25/11 - 11:45 am

A Roxbury 14-year-old who was on probation for one beating and robbery and awaiting trial for another similar case, was arrested this morning after alert workers at the West Roxbury Education Complex spotted him trying to sneak in a side entrance, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

When the workers stopped the teen, not named because of his age, they found a gun on... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 4:46 pm

Meira Levinson of the Arborway explains the ice problem she and other parkway residents have.

MBTA officials told a City Council committee today they will commit resources this winter to shovel out bus stops in Boston - and the connections to the sidewalks behind them.

At a hearing called by City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury,... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 12:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury teen yesterday on charges he helped steal two gorilla suits from the IParty store on VFW Parkway.

Police say the kid was one of four who grabbed the suits, valued at $100 apiece. Store workers in turn grabbed one of the four; workers somehow convinced the kid to call the guy with the suits and get him... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 7:33 am

West Roxbury Patch reports on a candidates' forum at the Deutsches Altenheim.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more