West Roxbury

By - 4/27/16 - 9:55 pm

Mark Garfinkel reports on a strange angle to today's strange high-speed car chase that ended in West Roxbury.

By - 4/27/16 - 9:41 pm

DeNo's, 2040 Centre St. in West Roxbury, was broken into early Tuesday by a thief who gained entry by smashing a window, police say. Read more.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:52 am

WBZ reports that a chase that began in Walpole this morning ended behind the Party City store on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, where the car burst into flames - after the driver made an unsuccessful run for it.

Photos from the air.

By - 4/26/16 - 11:12 pm

WGBH reports on a Monday BRA meeting about a developer's proposal for a 20-unit eco-friendly condo project on a two-acre parcel next to Allandale Woods.

By - 4/23/16 - 2:01 pm
Mary Boyle

Mary Boyle speaks

Protesters had planned to get arrested today to protest the construction of a high-pressure natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury, but the company building it decided not to do any work today - despite what it had told nearby residents in fliers. Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 2:02 pm

The Bulletin reports the Bellevue Hill Neighborhood Association meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss a possible apartment building on the site of a long abandoned gas station on Belgrade Avenue at the parkway.

The meeting will be held in the E-5 police station.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:35 pm

Roche Bros., which already sells beer and wine at its Westwood and Downtown Crossing stores, wants to offer alcohol at its West Roxbury store as well - within eyesight of Macy's Wine and Liquors on Centre Street. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:48 am
Protest outside Spectra site in West Roxbury

Protesters outside pipeline end point in West Roxbury this morning.

Kinder Morgan announced yesterday it's suspending its planned $3-billion natural-gas pipeline from New York to New Hampshire that would have included segments in Massachusetts as well.

Meanwhile, opponents of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, part of a larger pipeline project by Algonquin Gas Transmission, blocked a large piece of construction equipment from entering the site where the company's contractors are building a transfer station in West Roxbury this morning. Read more.

By - 4/12/16 - 6:16 pm
Rockland Trust suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports this guy gave a note demanding money to a teller at the Rockland Trust branch at 1905 Centre St. yesterday, got some money, then fled on foot.

He's described as having a small build and wore a red Red Sox jacket.

If he looks familiar, contact Trooper Mike Hughes at 617-223-6426.

By - 4/9/16 - 9:40 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected a proposed condo building on the site of a former asthma-inhaler factory in West Roxbury, citing neighborhood concerns about density, parking and the developer's proposal to assemble prefab modular units on the site, rather than hiring local workers for more traditional construction. Read more.

By - 4/6/16 - 11:35 pm

A 15-year-old student at the West Roxbury Academy was ordered held when he couldn't come up with $50,000 for bail at his arraignment on charges he stabbed a schoolmate three times this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Even if he makes bail, the Dorchester resident, not named because of his age, will remain under house arrest, the DA's office says.

His alleged victim, a 17-year-old student from Roxbury, was rushed to a local hospital for emergency surgery.

By - 4/6/16 - 12:08 pm

WFXT reports the stabbing happened around 8:30 a.m. at West Roxbury Academy, in the West Roxbury Education Complex. The victim is expected to survive.

By - 4/2/16 - 10:47 am

A Back Bay resident this week filed suit against Bill Clinton and Secretary of State William Galvin over Big Dog's handshaking inside the Holy Name School in West Roxbury and other locations. Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 1:01 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy reports the city has hired a company to replace the Ohrenberger School playground over the April school vacation. Somebody set it on fire last summer.

By - 3/26/16 - 5:46 pm

A roving UHub correspondent reports that after a nice walk in Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain line today, he discovered he'd brought home what appear to be a couple of deer ticks.

So time to be careful again in your traipsing around area woods.

By - 3/22/16 - 9:30 am
Turkey in Central Square

In Cambridge, Central Square Florist had a pair of turkeys walk by this morning.

In West Roxbury, Terry Klein spotted a bunch of turkeys on Redlands Road: Read more.

By - 3/14/16 - 12:35 pm

In a statement today, Catholic Memorial School says it's taking several steps to deal with the repercussions of Friday's anti-Semitic chanting by fans before a basketball game against Newton North, including banning students from tonight's MIAA Division 1 semifinal against Cambridge at the Garden.

The team itself, which had nothing to do with the chants, will be allowed to play, the school says: Read more.

By - 3/14/16 - 10:55 am
Prom proposal in Allandale Woods
JO and PD foreva

Daniel Guzman ran across this cute proposal this morning on a walk in Allandale Woods on the Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury line, marred by the fact that whoever made it felt compelled to also carve his or her feelings in the tree behind it.

By - 3/12/16 - 12:01 pm

The Washington Post (!) reports Catholic Memorial fans really showed that old school spirit at a basketball game in heavily Jewish Newton last night in a game against Newton North (played at Newton South):

[A]n estimated 100 young men sitting in the student section cheering for Catholic Memorial shouted, “You killed Jesus, you killed Jesus,” according to several witnesses who asked not to be identified. Most of those chanting fans wore red shirts as a display of support for their team. Some of the witnesses, who were Jewish, said they found the chant alarming.

Their outburst came the night after Cardinal O'Malley went to a Newton temple to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a Vatican statement saying Jews were not responsible for killing Jesus.

By - 3/11/16 - 6:57 am
Cooperative red peppers and yieldingly yummy yellow peppers

Daniel Guzman takes note of some new signs at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.