West Roxbury

By - 10/3/12 - 5:35 pm

Parked Jeep

On a trip to the West Roxbury Shaw's this afternoon, Alex Jones noticed a rather precariously parked Jeep. Jones reports he happened to be there when the driver came out; guy explained, "it was just something I always wanted to do."

Copyright Alex Jones.... Read more

By - 9/28/12 - 4:10 pm

Timothy's on VFW Parkway recently shut down and took all its coffee with it. The table area's still open to customers from the neighboring Bruegger's, where a cashier said the Canadian-based Timothy's (which has nothing to do with Tim Horton's) was an experiment that just didn't bring in enough customers. It opened only a year ago.... Read more

By - 9/22/12 - 3:36 pm

First snowman of the season in West RoxburyFrosty, is that you?

Wicked Sharp (is that a good Boston name or what?) uses discarded ice from the Roche skating rink on VFW Parkway to create snowmen outside their store on Centre Street in West Roxbury.... Read more

By - 9/19/12 - 7:57 am

Tree down in West Roxbury

Citizens Connect has several reports of tree damage from last night's storm, including this tree on wires on Ansonia Road in West Roxbury and this snapped tree on wires off Clarendon Street in the South End.... Read more

By - 9/18/12 - 7:54 am

Among the press types who rushed to West Roxbury yesterday on word of a possibly bad crash involving a police cruiser was Alex Jones, a freelancer who specializes in "spot news" (i.e., things like car crashes). He tweets:

Had a @BostonPolice officer threaten to take my cameras for photographing in a public space today w/o his permission.

Naturally, he took the... Read more

By - 9/17/12 - 10:35 am

Crashed cruiser. Photo by Christian O'Brien.Crashed cruiser. Photo by Christian O'Brien.

An alleged gun assault on an off-duty police officer on the VFW Parkway across from the West Roxbury Education Complex entrance this morning led to a massive police response followed a few minutes later by... Read more

By - 9/10/12 - 11:46 am

Fauxyote Fauxyote

We were headed south on the VFW Parkway the other day when, whoa, was that a coyote hanging out by the VA Hospital? We did a quick uey, pulled into the parking lot and discovered that, no, it was not a real coyote, just a plastic replica of one. Hokay.

Compare... Read more

By - 9/6/12 - 2:31 pm

Only since there aren't any overpasses there, the tractor-trailer took out a couple of telephone poles and wires near the Beethoven School around 2:15 p.m. Police blocked southbound traffic at West Boundary Road and northbound traffic at Grove Street until the situation could be cleared.

In Hyde Park, trucks get jammed between buildings, not under bridges.... Read more

By - 9/3/12 - 6:53 pm

Penske trucks in West Roxbury.

It's at the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By - 8/28/12 - 1:51 pm

New BPD cruiser in West Roxbury

Chris Casey spotted this sparkly new District A-1 Boston Police cruiser today on Centre Street in West Roxbury, wonders why BPD couldn't find a dealer closer than New York to buy them from.... Read more

By - 8/22/12 - 9:07 pm

The Globe reports that City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is going to hold jogging treks that double as office hours - lace up and put your questions to him as you jog around one of the neighborhoods. He says he's willing to consider "brisk walks" as well.... Read more

By - 8/4/12 - 10:13 pm

West Roxbury Patch reports police had to be called after a man annoyed with his neighbor's retaining wall on Grove Street began digging a trench along the wall - on his neighbor's property.

By - 7/24/12 - 11:44 pm

Jenna Cramer, the assistant principal at the Joyce Kilmer, is now the principal, replacing Jerome Doherty, who remains in some sort of administrative limbo in which he has no position after being yanked from the Kilmer for reasons that have not been made public.... Read more

By - 7/21/12 - 1:24 am

The Globe reports a teacher at the Joyce Kilmer School is under investigation by police and school and state child-protection officials for "inappropriate contact with students" and that the school's principal has been removed from his position.

The Globe says Superintendent Carol Johnson announced the news - along with news that the principal at the Frederick Middle School in Dorchester has been put on... Read more

By - 7/17/12 - 5:00 pm

Overheard in West Roxbury Y men's locker room among two retirement-age guys:

  • 1: You still going to Egypt?
  • 2: Yeah, sure.
  • 1: I wouldn't go, even if it was free.
  • 2: You're afraid of Egypt but you go to Dorchester?
By - 7/14/12 - 4:04 pm

Dodge ball

Teams of dodgeballers rolled into Billings Field in West Roxbury today for the annual Chuckball Tournament, in honor of Chuck "Ice" Martell of Roslindale, who died in 2009.

Dodge ball... Read more

By - 7/12/12 - 3:42 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports a mosquito sample from West Roxbury has tested positive for West Nile Virus, a couple weeks after Roslindale won this year's honors for first infected neighborhood.

There have been no confirmed human cases of the infection, but health officials say the sampling means it could only be a matter of time. They urge people to wear long sleeves... Read more

By - 7/6/12 - 1:00 pm


Looks like the old Payless Show store is going to become a convenience store (there's a Marino's on the VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi). It'll join the 7-Eleven near the police station in serving the neighborhood's convenience needs.... Read more

By - 6/26/12 - 7:06 pm
By - 6/21/12 - 7:33 pm

Dueling thermometers

The grass is always cooler on the other side of the street in West Roxbury.