West Roxbury

By - 1/8/17 - 8:51 pm
Turtle Pond after the snow

Mark Smith and friends checked out Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond today.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:36 pm
Unshoveled sidewalk outside Spectra Energy site in West Roxbury

A roving UHub reporter noticed a new splash of green on the gate to Spectra Energy's new metering and regulating station at Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 5:41 pm
Walking dog on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Tamas K-L wasn't the only one out on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.

Michele B watched an intrepid kid ski down New Haven Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 3:12 pm

Detectives investigating drug sales in Mattapan and Dorchester followed a West Roxbury man back to his home turf, then arrested him in the Star Market parking lot on gun, drug and motor-vehicle charges, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 1:50 pm
Young bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park this morning and came across this young bald eagle surveying the snowy scene.

By - 1/7/17 - 11:14 am
Market Basket lines in Brockton

Still plenty of Pringles at the Brockton Market Basket. Photo by Jim Corbo.

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: 60-minute wait to check out at the Chestnut Hill Star Market.

From the Big Y in North Quincy to the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury and the Stop & Shop in Dedham, area supermarkets are jammed with residents realizing they need milk, eggs and bread.

Also, getting word from Jenny M. that while the Brighton Whole Foods has plenty of milk and bread, they are OUT OF BANANAS! Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/24/16 - 7:02 pm

Patty spotted this luminaria this evening on Maxfield Street in West Roxbury.

John Gage, meanwhile, took a walk through the Public Garden tonight: Read more.

By - 12/23/16 - 8:57 am
Two chairs on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Somebody's replaced the hard metal bench that used to sit in front of Family Dollar on Centre Street with these two padded seats.

By - 12/22/16 - 7:01 pm
Turkeys on Grouse Street in West Roxbury

We spotted about a half dozen turkeys, including these two, roaming Grouse Street at Washington this afternoon.

Earlier:
Might be time to rename Partridge Street.

By - 12/20/16 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report an off-duty cop from another department was trying to calm down a Roslindale man who was screaming and throwing things at the Home Depot on VFW Parkway Sunday afternoon when the guy suddenly punched him in the face. Read more.

By - 12/20/16 - 11:00 am
Pink gun seized in West Roxbury

Boston Police report arresting an alleged gun-toting gang member after a struggle on Centre Street in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/14/16 - 11:47 pm

Federal officials yesterday charged Starling "Bladi" Bladmil Gonzalez, who lives in half of a two-family at 99 Glendower Rd. in Roslindale, as one of two men who ran a ring that imported heroin, fentanyl and cocaine into the Boston area. Read more.

By - 12/8/16 - 9:02 am
Wild Orchid in West Roxbury

This is not your father's West Roxbury: Wild Orchid, which opened last month on VFW Parkway inbound just past the Dedham line, offers a full complement of the sultry stuff you need, plus smokes. Just do a U-turn past where the other McDonald's used to be, by the car wash.

By - 12/7/16 - 3:53 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved tearing down the long abandoned gas station on Belgrade Avenue off West Roxbury Parkway to make way for an 18-unit condo building with 33 parking spaces. Read more.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:39 pm

Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.

By - 12/2/16 - 3:21 pm

Six students at West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy were transported to a local hospital today after "exhibiting signs of illness," BPS says in a statement: Read more.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:14 pm

BPD District E-5 is reporting seven Toyotas and Hondas in Roslindale and West Roxbury have been stripped of their tires since Nov. 7.

In a neighboring town, police say, a Sprinter-style U-Haul was spotted near where five cars had their tires and rims removed.

By - 11/28/16 - 12:03 pm
Protesters against natural-gas pipeline in West Roxbury

Protesters in front of "metering and regulating" station in West Roxbury.

About 75 West Roxbury residents and supporters - including city councilors Matt O'Malley and Annissa Essaibi-George - gathered this morning outside the nearly completed natural-gas transfer station that could begin taking in fuel from a new high-pressure pipeline as early as this week. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:01 am

Among those at a protest outside the nearly complete Spectra Energy transfer station in West Roxbury this morning: Mayor Marty Walsh.