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.
Police are investigating an attempted holdup at the Citizens Bank branch at 673 VFW Parkway (the strip mall where Gary's is) around 12:40 p.m. The suspect, described as a black man, about 5'6" and in his 30s and wearing black clothes, a black hat and sunglasses, fled without any money onto Independence Drive.
State Rep. Ed Coppinger reports that Local 338 - named for the union that represented New York bagel makers - opened for business this morning. It's sort of a hybrid place: The bagels are made in New York, frozen, then trucked to West Roxbury.
When Sheila Fay went shopping at Roche Bros. today, she found somebody had attempted something amazing even by the exacting standards of the store's parking lot: A car whose driver managed to take up four parking spaces.
Alas, the judges later had to deduct a full point, because, as Susan Krasker Ellsbree shows us, somebody else managed to squeeze a car (granted, a small one) into one of the spaces.
Daniel Guzman reports that Bagelville, where the Arby's used to be on VFW Parkway inbound, just past the McDonald's, is open for its last day today.
A T bus on Centre Street in West Roxbury is hardly unusual. But this bus was parked outside the Gormley Funeral Home, its signboard alternating between "John Linso #6808" and "Rest in Peace."
Linso, 52, of West Roxbury, was a 28-year MBTA employee. He died last Thursday. Visiting hours are today.
Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.
Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.
UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.
A pack of hungry turkeys descended on some marigolds in a yard on Willow Street near Alhambra in West Roxbury early this evening.
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