West Roxbury

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.

By - 2/4/16 - 8:06 am

The Globe reports Boston will go to court to appeal a recent federal ruling dismissing arguments by the city, several elected officials and West Roxbury residents that the West Roxbury pipeline should be stopped.

Less than a month ago, an aide to the mayor was telling West Roxbury residents the pipeline was a done deal and that the city was confining its efforts to begging Algonquin Gas Transmission to hold a meeting to show depictions of its planned gas transfer station at Grove and Centre streets, where gas from the high-pressure pipeline would be fed into National Grid's system. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 1:25 pm

Updated.

A rollover around 1:15 p.m. on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury near the Dedham line killed the driver and injured his two of his four passengers. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 8:51 am

WBUR reports on the volunteer pallbearer program at the West Roxbury school.

By - 1/19/16 - 6:01 pm

Bulletin Newspapers of Hyde Park, which publishes newspapers from Norwood into Boston, is ending its longstanding policy of only making PDFs of its issues available to subscribers. Starting today, the chain is posting stories on its Web site.

People who did subscribe for the PDFs will get pro-rated refunds.

By - 1/12/16 - 8:27 am

West Roxbury residents last night pleaded with a mayoral aide to have Mayor Walsh use his bully pulpit to continue the fight against the West Roxbury natural-gas pipeline, but the aide told them that ship has sailed and now City Hall is focusing on getting the pipeline construction company to come to a public meeting to describe the exact size and scope of the "metering and regulating station" at Grove and Centre Streets. Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 10:12 pm

A surveying contractor hired by the city should start sending crews into the Grove in a couple of weeks to try to mark out the exact borders between land owned by the Department of Neighborhood Development and residents.

The work in one of Boston's more unusual neighborhoods - where many of the roads remain unpaved and residents still use septic systems - is nothing sinister, Chris Rusk, Mayor Walsh's liaison to West Roxbury, told a meeting of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association. Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 9:57 pm

Homeowners on DeSoto Road and Willers Street in West Roxbury have filed petitions with the Boston Transportation Department for resident-permit parking on the streets. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 11:22 pm
Proposed Baker Street condo project

Architect's aerial rendering. Dashed line at top is the railroad.

Many of the residents who attended a BRA get-together on a 138-condo complex proposed for Baker Street where it crosses the Needham Line opposed the idea, saying that's a bad location for so many cars - 210 parking spaces proposed- and worrying about the effect on already oversubscribed local BPS schools, according to Tim Sullivan, who attended the session at the West Roxbury Elks. He added a number of residents expressed doubts the BRA would really listen to their concerns.

By - 1/4/16 - 11:39 pm
Proposed condos on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Architect's revised rendering.

Residents who attended a meeting tonight on a 16-unit condo proposal for the old West Roxbury Motors site generally gave a thumbs up to a proposed design that eliminates an earlier exterior that residents found too modern for the area, too much like something built out of Lego bricks.

But when one resident questioned why the single ground-floor commercial space would be made off limits to a restaurant or coffee shop - in a building that would be across the street from the neighborhood Starbucks - other residents said that wouldn't bother them, because that stretch of Centre Street already has at least ten vacant storefronts. Read more.

By - 1/4/16 - 12:08 pm
Allandale pond freezing over

Daniel Guzman went for a walk in Allandale Woods this morning. Look for more freezing tonight, what with the NWS predicting a low of 9 in greater Roslindale. Guzman cautions:

Cracks under a dog's paw, so no skating just yet.