Martin Luther King's connections to Boston are well known: He got his PhD in religion at Boston University while living on Mass. Ave. in the South End, met his wife here, later returned for a march from Roxbury to downtown.
Mary Ellen spotted this skater on the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury a couple days ago.
Authorities, of course, recommend not skating on the Charles.
At 8:35 a.m., the Blue Hills Bank thermometer on Centre Street in West Roxbury alerted passing motorists it was frickin' cold. Read more.
Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.
West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.
A judge in West Roxbury Municipal Court today ordered Nathurlon Munnerlyn (right) to Bridgewater State Hospital for a mental-health evaluation, at his arraignment on charges he stabbed Brian Sweeney to death in Sweeney's home on Temple Street in West Roxbury on Nov. 19, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Somebody filed a 311 report from West Roxbury this morning:
Deer sighting. A young buck with two or three point antlers cross Washington St. Heading north, and as I drove by saw him standing in the parking lot of G&G Auto Repair. This was about 9:45 am.
The Thai restaurant at 1894 Centre St. in West Roxbury has new owners, a new name, a new menu and new decor: Sticky Rice has turned into Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine.
Both Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson showed up to campaign at the Roche Bros. entrance this afternoon. Read more.
State Police and FBI investigators, some in biohazard suits and a backhoe are in the woods of Stony Brook Reservation, across Enneking Parkway from the Turtle Pond dock for their second day of digging. NBC Boston reports the woman was reported missing in October, 2007.
A medicinal-marijuana dispensary is one thing, but neighborhood groups are hardly stoked that the proponents of that - in the same strip mall as the Amazing sex-toy shop, just up the road from the Dedham line - has yet to sign a commitment to not sell recreational pot should they get the chance, the Bulletin reports.
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