West Roxbury

By - 6/20/17 - 7:53 am

Do you know there are four candidates running for mayor this fall? Would you like to meet them and hear their experience and their position on the issues? Join us on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 for a meet and greet and they will each speak beginning at 7:00pm. Read more.

By - 6/17/17 - 7:16 pm
West Roxbury Parkway rollover

A. spotted this car on its side after a crash at West Roxbury Parkway and Weld Street shortly before 7 p.m.

By - 6/17/17 - 3:14 pm

NBC Boston reports on the carnage along Washington Street near Heron Street in West Roxbury around 1:15 a.m.

By - 6/16/17 - 4:29 pm
Taco Bell in West Roxbury is shut

Robert Alvarez was stunned to find this sign on the front door today.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Taco Bell at 1560 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury shut because its corporate owners in Tennessee failed to pay for a 2017 food-serving license. Read more.

By - 6/15/17 - 3:17 pm

Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, battling three separate brush fires, near the Washington Street side, roughly across from Heron Street.

UPDATE: Fire went to second alarm around 3:50 p.m. as BFD brought in more firefighters to connect distant hydrants to the crews in the woods. Firefighters were also warned to be careful due to a large bee colony discovered near one engine and to watch for trees that might fall.

By - 6/13/17 - 11:25 am

Boston's only free-standing Taco Bell had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why its late-night manager left two detectives standing in the rain for five minutes before he let them in for an inspection last month. Read more.

By - 6/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Boston Latin balloons in West Roxbury

They put out the Boston Latin Academy and Boston Latin School graduation balloons (they had a lot more BLS balloons up).

By - 6/6/17 - 9:38 am

NBC Boston reports residents got out safely when a fire hit their home on Westmoor Terrace around 1 a.m.

By - 5/25/17 - 11:11 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that if a Boston Police officer wants to pursue a potential assault-and-battery charge against her district commander, she needs to first file an appeal in the court where a clerk-magistrate found no probable cause for the charge. Read more.

By - 5/24/17 - 9:02 pm
Pro-immigrant protesters in West Roxbury

Jeffrey Juris photographed the marchers outside the Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church and the Elks Club on Spring Street this afternoon.

By - 5/20/17 - 10:58 am

Patrice Taddonio reports she was at Thai Spice on Centre Street yesterday evening to pick up her takeout order when she realized she'd left her wallet 45 minutes away in Everett. Read more.

By - 5/14/17 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men caught in the middle of a drug transaction at the Speedway gas station, 1779 Centre St., around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 5/1/17 - 10:57 pm

A federal grand jury has indicted Adarbaad Karani, 37, of West Roxbury, on two counts of making false statement during the purchase of firearms and two counts of making a false statement in a record, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 5:29 pm

All the recent Twitter hubbub about fares at the new Brighton commuter-rail station got state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack to thinking: Could there be other stations near downtown that have unfair fares? Read more.

By - 4/16/17 - 10:25 am

J.L. Bell recounts the tale of the Wrentham Minutemen. Oh, they saw plenty of action - at local taverns - before finally marching up to West Roxbury, where they found a tory and took him to a patriot tavern at Centre and Allandale to figure out what to do with him (and then Bell leaves us hanging for tomorrow's account).

By - 4/7/17 - 7:12 pm
Solimine

UPDATE: Found safe and sound.

Boston Police report they are looking for Anthony Solimine, 55, who did not show up at work in Wilmington this morning.

Solimine, last seen at home around 1 p.m. yesterday, is described as 5'10" and stocky. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, black pants and black shoes. Read more.

By - 4/7/17 - 2:01 pm

No injuries, but several businesses along Centre Street near the Bank of America parking lot lost power when the manhole lost its top, Ted Cooper reports.

By - 4/7/17 - 11:35 am

Boston Daily asks:

Best pizza place in West Roxbury?

By - 4/7/17 - 11:18 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for a West Roxbury housebreak based in part on data from the GPS device he was ordered to wear at his arraignment on charges he beat a woman in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 4/2/17 - 5:44 pm
Fire in Stony Brook Reservation

Jake ran across this bucolic scene inside Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon. No, this probably won't cause any brush fires today, given how wet the ground is from yesterday's snow/sleet/rain, but it might show one of the reasons why, pretty much every spring, Boston firefighters have to haul hoses deep into the woods because they erupt in flames. Read more.