Buster, a small, albino parakeet flew the coop yesterday on Rockland Street in West Roxbury. His wings aren't clipped, so he can fly away if startled - but he also likes to perch on people's heads, so if a small white bird lands on your head, let Mike know. There's a $100 reward for his return.
The Boston Business Journal reports the local boy (and Boston Latin grad) made good sold the property to Home Depot, so we probably can't expect a new mixed-use megaproject on the site.
The BBJ doesn't note how Redstone came to own the property, but it used to be home to the VFW Parkway Drive-In, operated by the forerunner to his National Amusements, which was started by his father, Michael.
An Easter Island head serenely surveys Stimson Street, near Grove.
Not long before one photographer was capturing the bus-bus-bus at one end of Centre Street yesterday, another photographer was capturing this sign taped to a vehicle parked at the other end of Centre, in the Roche Bros. parking lot.
David Plantz could only watch in amazement this evening as a school bus with two VW microbuses welded to the top sailed down Centre Street near LaGrange in West Roxbury.
State Rep. Ed. Coppinger alerts us: Read more.
The state recently put up this Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway northbound where it intersects with West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.
It replaces a sign that for more than 20 years had the "1" painted over, because the state highway department rerouted Rte. 1 from the Storrow Drive/Fenway/Riverway/Jamaicaway/Arborway/Centre Street/VFW Parkway route it used to take to some weird 128/93/95 thing. Is DCR getting us ready for a change back, or was somebody in the sign shop just feeling nostalgic?
A couple dozen protesters briefly blocked construction again of a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Grove Street yesterday before being arrested. Read more.
Around 4:40 p.m., from Millennium Park.
Shortly before 10 a.m. on Centre Street outside the little plaza with the West Roxbury Pharmacy and the Subway. A resident photographed the scene. The car involved in the crash is the one on the sidewalk.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for this guy for an attempted holdup of the Citizens Bank branch at 673 VFW Parkway on June 3.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. There could be a reward for you in it.
The owner of an office building off VFW Parkway near where the Needham Line crosses under Baker Street has told the BRA it wants to build 56 residential condominiums on the land. Read more.
Mary Ellen reports cedar waxwings are nesting at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
Now it just stands in a front yard off West Roxbury Parkway near Willowdean Street, getting larger and larger.
No, really. BranchDesign chronicled her commute this morning on the Little Line that Couldn't: The train that finally came was so crowded 40 people were standing just in her car and the conductor couldn't check tickets. Also:
Train so late that two women had one of their husband deliver Starbucks while waiting.
Brian Martell of West Roxbury is transforming an old pizza place into a new chicken takeout place that will serve up the poultry cooked several different ways. Read more.