West Roxbury

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.

By - 3/10/16 - 9:47 am

The Bulletin reports the state Department of Environmental Protection upheld a city determination that a proposed 20-unit project off Allandale Street is subject to wetlands regulations.

The move could force a reduction in the size of the proposed two-acre development, whose developer says it would generate more energy than it consumes and would consist of units able to withstand a mega-hurricane.

By - 3/9/16 - 8:41 pm

Power's out in the Running Brook Road/Edgemere Road area along Washington Street. Sounds like a transformer went kaboom. The traffic lights at Washington and Grove are out.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m. A manhole at Washington Street and Woodley Avenue began to smoke.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:57 am
ominous cloud over Boston

Michele Connors looks at the Back Bay from the other side of the Charles this morning.

Nancy O'Connor watched the cloud move in over Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 2:53 pm

And violate state regulations on polling places, which bar electioneering inside a polling place, such as, oh, we don't know, two well known elected officials well known for supporting a particular candidate not just shaking hands outside a polling place but going inside and greeting people and stuff.

First, MassLive reports from West Roxbury's Holy Name School, where candidates and supporters always show up - but usually stay outside: Read more.

By - 2/20/16 - 2:23 pm
Mystery meat man

You can't beat his meat: Mystery meat man in West Roxbury.

Cosby reports he was out enjoying the nice weather in West Roxbury this afternoon when two guys got out of a refrigerator truck with New York plates and asked if he wanted to buy some discount meat.

[One] stated:"today's a good day to throw some meat on the grill." Swear I smelled fish from the back his truck.

By - 2/11/16 - 7:28 am

The Bulletin reports local landlord Michael Argiros has revised his plans for the burned-out inhaler plant on Lagrange Street in West Roxbury again; he's now proposing 40 condos instead of 46 apartments.

By - 2/8/16 - 11:46 am

Developers Gary Martell and Sean Morrissey want to replace a house now used as law offices on Centre Street at Esther Road with a 12-condo building. Read more.

By - 2/6/16 - 10:52 am
West Roxbury covered in snow

Daniel Guzman is enjoying the morning in West Roxbury.

Alyssa Frey, however, reports she's nervous about all those branches hanging on wires as she drives around West Roxbury and South Brookline.

By - 2/5/16 - 10:08 am

If you're avoiding those stern warnings to stay off the roads, you might want to avoid Lagrange Street in West Roxbury, where a major tree decided to obey the law of gravity in the area of Loyola Circle. And if it had to go down, you know it was going to take wires down with it.