West Roxbury

By - 10/28/16 - 12:45 am
Register of Deeds candidates

Top: Ciampa-Coyne and Donnelly; Bottom: Keith and Murphy.

John Keith told members of Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale this week that if he elected Suffolk County register of deeds, he would work to try to make the obscure position an appointed one.

Keith, an independent, is running against former Boston City Councilor John Murphy, a Democrat, and independents Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 8 election. Read more.

By - 10/27/16 - 10:24 pm

Boston Police report an officer working a detail prevented a man with a long record of not being very good at bank robbery from robbing the City of Boston Credit Union on Spring Street this afternoon. Read more.

By - 10/20/16 - 5:22 pm
400 Belgrade Ave. in West Roxbury

The BPDA board today approved a developer's plans to tear down an eyesore of an old gas station at Belgrade Avenue and Beech Street and replace it with a three-story, 18-unit condo development. Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 3:16 pm

Landlord Michael Argiros goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 1 to seek permission to build a 40-unit, three-story condo building on Lagrange Street near Centre where the old Armstrong asthma-inhaler factory now molders. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 5:18 pm

Two marching bands on their way to the annual Honk festival in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend detoured through West Roxbury this afternoon to join a protest against Spectra Energy's nearly completed West Roxbury natural-gas pipeline and transfer station. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 8:40 am
Soggy bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.

By - 9/16/16 - 12:15 pm

A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 9:00 pm
Flower at Millennium Park

Slowly is the best way to to walk the path along the Charles River and Saw Mill Brook at Millennium Park - more of a chance to see things you'd miss otherwise, such as the small fish swimming along the river bank, the turtles sunning themselves and the small flowers on some stalks. And if you get lucky and you look across the brook, you'll realize what you thought was the top of a 15-foot tree stump is actually a great blue heron. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 8:31 pm
Guy flying around Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Seems there's this guy who's taken to throwing himself off the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury, but it's OK because he has both a lightweight engine and a parachute and he flies around the Charles and Millennium Park and Cutler Park, no doubt having the grandest time. Mary Ellen captured him in flight the other day.

By - 9/4/16 - 9:33 pm

Boston firefighters are back in the woods between Roxbury Latin School and the bird streets in West Roxbury, where the brush has burst into flames again.

A BFD spokesman says officials have "no idea" why the brush keeps catching on fire when other parts of the city that usually see brush fires - including the nearby Stony Brook Reservation - have so far remained fire free over the past couple of weeks.

By - 9/4/16 - 2:46 pm

UPDATE, 3:20 p.m. Fire now at two alarms.

Boston firefighters are in the woods behind Willett Street (off Thrush Street) battling the neighborhood's latest brush fire. BFD reports this is the fourth fire in the woods near Roxbury Latin School in the past two weeks.

By - 8/30/16 - 3:01 pm

Boston firefighters returned to Eagle Street around 2:20 p.m. to battle a brush fire in the same area near Roxbury Latin School as the brush fire on Aug. 20. This time, the fire only went to two alarms, and it was declared largely out around 4:10 p.m.

By - 8/29/16 - 11:37 am
West Roxbury protester sees size of saw to be used on her u-lock

Firefighter checks if saw will fit in wheel well before covering protester with protective gear.

Two protesters halted some work at the natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury for 90 minutes this morning as firefighters carefully sawed through the bicycle u-locks that kept them attached to two separate cars, one in front of the main gate to the construction site, the other on Grove Street. Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 8:19 pm
Old car found in West Roxbury woods

While fighting brush fire in area with no roads, firefighters found this. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports Boston fire units who'd been battling a brush fire near Roxbury Latin School since yesterday afternoon finally left the scene around 7:20 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 8/20/16 - 6:41 pm
Smoke visible from West Roxbury brush fire on other side of quarry

Smoke visible from other side of the quarry. Photo by McAllister Crowley.

Boston firefighters are in the woods near Roxbury Latin School for a brush fire. Firefighters are entering the woods through Eagle and Willet streets. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 9:07 am
Protester at Spectra plant in West Roxbury locked to gate

Tom Macdonald of Roslindale locked in at Spectra plant.

Around 6 a.m., three protesters - from West Roxbury, Roslindale and Cambridge - had themselves locked to each of the gates at Spectra Energy's natural-gas transfer station at Grove and Centre streets. Read more.

By - 8/17/16 - 11:18 pm
Soccer at Millennium Park at sunset

Clay Harper was at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening for a Boston Latin School pre-season soccer camp.

By - 8/16/16 - 10:41 pm

State Police report the driver of a pickup swerved off Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation and into a tree around 5:40 p.m. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:52 pm

School Committee member Michael Loconto posts photos of the upgraded playground at the Ohrenberger School, which somebody set on fire a year ago.