Michael Argiros of Charles River Realty today filed a formal request with the BRA to let him replace the increasingly decrepit old asthma-inhaler factory he now owns on Lagrange Street with a $10-million, 48-unit apartment building with 81 parking spaces. Read more.
Robert Orthman was forced to deal with this sight at the West Roxbury Home Depot this morning.
Updated Thursday morning with additional information from BPD.
Around 11:30 p.m., somebody opened fire on a car on Spring Street near Baker that was heading towards Centre. The passenger, a man in his 30s, was hit.
The driver raced to Faulkner Hospital, from which the victim was transferred to a hospital with a trauma center. Boston Police report his injuries are not life-threatening.
Police do not have a suspect description.
Emily Ferrier asks:
Anyone have a recommendation for a body shop (Subaru fender bender fixer upper) in Roslindale/JP/West Rox?
Steven Pallidino, already serving a 10-to-12-year state prison sentence for defrauding investors through a Ponzi scheme he ran from the floor above his West Roxbury ice-cream shop, will now go from state prison to a two-year stay in a federal prison for violating court orders in the civil case the SEC brought against him for the scheme, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Somebody set fire to the main playground set at the Ohrenberger School playground this weekend. Firefighters apparently got there in time to keep the entire area from catching on fire - the playground is lined with wood chips.
One slide and a roof were pretty much completely destroyed; some supports and steps were charred and wood chips directly under the fire burned as well: Read more.
Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.
Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.
100+ People Will Form Human Chain at Dedham-Boston City Line to Call for End of Natural Gas Pipeline Construction
WHAT: With construction already underway on the controversial West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline, 100+ Dedham and West Roxbury community members will demonstrate their continued opposition to the pipeline by marching along the route on Sunday. Upon reaching the Dedham-Boston city line, participants will form a human chain connected by stretches of red ribbon to symbolize the united resistance of the two communities to the pipeline.
City lawyers this week moved to delay construction of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets by arguing the gas company can't simply start digging a trench without city approval.
The filings, by the city's outside counsel in US District Court, come as West Roxbury and Dedham opponents of the proposed pipeline gear up for a two-community protest this Sunday that will end with people holding hands at the town line on Washington Street. Read more.
A developer wants to turn a two-acre parcel on Allandale Street into 20-unit subdivision it says will add no demands to the regional electricity grid and will be able to withstand the stronger storms that could come with global climate change. Read more.
Boston Police report a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle around 7:55 p.m. Friday on Washington Street near Stearns Road sent the motorcycle driver to Brigham and Women's Hospital in such bad shape the homicide and fatal-collision reconstruction units were called in just in case.
WBZ reports a Route 35 driver spotted a lemonade stand some kids were running on Centre Street in West Roxbury and pulled over and bought his seven passengers lemonade.
If the only thing missing in your life is a '70s-era Mercury Cougar with a Confederate license plate on the front, you're in luck: It's for sale on Spring Street in West Roxbury, next to Sunray Cleaners at Baker Street.
Algonquin Gas Transmission this week asked a judge to force the city of Boston to let it dig a trench under Washington, Grove and Centre streets in West Roxbury for a high-pressure gas line.
City officials have sided with residents along the route, who worry the pipeline could explode, especially since it will terminate in a "metering and regulating" station across the street from the West Roxbury quarry. Read more.
A dental office on Belgrade Avenue could become Roslindale's first tattoo parlor since an ill fated and short-lived place on Washington Street closed several years ago. Read more.
The town of Dedham's federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline from Westwood to West Roxbury at least until after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) holds a hearing on requests by Dedham, Boston and others to force changes in the pipeline's route. Read more.