West Roxbury

By - 5/30/14 - 7:17 am
Ambulances lined up outside Spaulding in West Roxbury

Ambulances lined up on the parkway outside Spaulding.

A roving UHub photographer reports ambulances and MBTA buses were lined up outside the Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center on Centre Street - across from the Hebrew Rehab Center - to evacuate patients after a basement pipe burst around 1:30 a.m.

Some patients were taken down the street to Faulkner Hospital; the better off were allowed to sit in the MBTA buses. The flooding... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 12:51 pm
Car into VA hospital

The sign does say "24 Hour Entrance." Photo by BFD.

Updated.

The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly man drove his car into a mechanical room at the VA hospital on VFW Parkway around 12:25 p.m. The man was taken out and brought to the hospital emergency room, where doctors found no serious injuries.

The car did not structural damage to the building, the department says.... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 2:57 pm
Los Antojitos

Centre Street near the Roche Center gets all the attention as a restaurant row, but the past couple of years have seen the rise of an interesting cluster of take-out restaurants along Washington Street between Grove and Birchwood streets.

Two months ago, a Salvadoran family bought North of the Border, which was owned by a Guatemalan guy, renamed it Los Antojitos and... Read more

By - 5/17/14 - 11:07 am
Pu-Pu windows broken

Alex Jones surveyed the damage at the Pu-Pu Restaurant on Centre Street at Landseer this morning.

By - 5/16/14 - 5:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request by the owner of Cristelle's, 5268 Washington St., to sell the restaurant and its beer and wine license to Fadi Metri for a Middle Eastern restaurant called Fairouz.

Along with the sale, Metri will seek permission to expand the alcohol license to include liqueurs.

Al Wadi, which offers Lebanese fare, opened on VFW Parkway in... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 7:45 pm

A fed-up citizen complains:

Millennium Park is NOT a dog park! I am sick and tired of being chased and nearly attacked by off-leash dogs. My son was just chased and knocked to the ground by an off-leash dog.

By - 5/8/14 - 7:48 am
Incorrect hopskotch board

This is just wrong.

A concerned citizen counts to ten before complaining about the two incorrect hopscotch boards at Draper Park, off Washington Street in West Roxbury. With a photo of a correct hopscotch setup at the Kilmer School.

By - 5/5/14 - 6:12 pm
Squirrel at Bellevue stop

Daniel Guzman reports this squirrel has taken up residence at the Bellevue commuter-rail stop on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.

By - 4/29/14 - 4:00 pm

Paul Griffin, 48, was arraigned today in Roxbury District Court on OUI as a fourth offense, paying for sexual conduct, operating with a license suspended for OUI, operating without insurance and a license plate violation. He was released on his own recognizance, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Griffin was conviced of OUI in 1990 and 1995. His first OUI conviction, in 1984, was... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 1:44 pm
Palladino

Steven Palladino, federal prosecutors charge, wasn't about to let an SEC lawsuit or state criminal charges for running a massive Ponzi scheme stop him from enjoying meals at fancy restaurants, tooling around town in one of three luxury vehicles or picking up new clothes at Barney's and some coins at a collectibles shop.

Palladino, sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 10:55 pm

Stephen Walsh reports Boston firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to 80 Stimson St., where an outside fire spread to the house.

By - 4/12/14 - 11:54 am
Getting ready for a parade in West Roxbury

Ted Folkman photographed players lining up to march in today's Parkway Little League parade to open the season at the Baker Street fields.

By - 4/11/14 - 4:02 pm

Looks like the former Parlour Pizza is getting divided into two separate places: A new pizza place called Mangia Neopolitan Pizza and a froyo place called Yogoteria.

The Boston Licensing Board considers a food-serving license for both at 1727 Centre St. at a hearing next week. If approved, West Roxburyans with a yen for froyo won't have to make the trek to the new... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 8:52 pm
Armstrong building

Residents would rather keep fire trap than see 62 apartments here.

A developer who wants to tear down the old Armstrong pharmaceutical factory and replace it with apartments agreed tonight to try to reduce the number of units, maybe make them condos instead of apartments and add more parking - after listening to angry residents tear into the project for more than an hour.

Michael Argiros from Charles River Realty promised to come back before... Read more

By - 4/4/14 - 2:39 pm

Michael Loconto reports some homes in the area of Cowing and LaGrange streets were broken into this morning, all entered via basement windows after their residents had gone off to work.

By - 4/3/14 - 12:02 pm
Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury

LM photographed the scene at the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury as firefighters saluted Mike Kennedy, for whom a mass was held at Holy Name Church.

By - 4/2/14 - 8:54 am

Kevin Cullen reports on Kristen Walsh's one request to firefighters after learning her husband Ed had died in the 298 Beacon St. fire.

By - 3/17/14 - 11:02 am

Sometime last week, a Suffolk County prosecutor says, Mark Regan died in his bed at 105 Perham St. when his son, also named Mark Regan, fired several shots into him.

The younger Regan, 33, was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment in West Roxbury District Court.

Assistant District Attorney David Fredette said the younger Regan was seen at his father's house Wednesday, two... Read more

By - 3/15/14 - 7:09 pm

Mark Regan, 33, was arrested overnight on charges of murdering his adoptive father, also named Mark Regan, in his 105 Perham St. home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police discovered the elder Regan's body yesterday after somebody called them to ask for a well being check on him.

The younger Regan is scheduled for arraignment on Monday in West Roxbury District... Read more

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