West Roxbury

By - 4/30/16 - 10:37 am

Bloomberg reports a natural-gas pipeline run by Spectra Energy exploded outside Pittsburgh yesterday, partially disrupting the flow of natural gas into the Northeast and damaging several homes. Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 9:46 am

Resist the Pipeline reports three protesters were arrested yesterday when they blocked the entrance to the site where Spectra Energy is building a "metering and regulating" station to transfer natural gas from the pipeline Spectra is building from Westwood to West Roxbury.

The three were charged with disturbing the peace, in the first protest arrests against the pipeline since last fall.

By - 4/27/16 - 10:17 pm
400 Belgrade Ave. in West Roxbury

Former gas station, now used for Zipcar storage.

After nearby residents told him how much they hated the idea of a five-story apartment building with a two-level garage on the triangle where Belgrade Avenue, Beech Street and the West Roxbury Parkway meet, new site owner John Douros agreed to have his architect draft new plans for a smaller building. Read more.

By - 4/27/16 - 9:55 pm

Mark Garfinkel reports on a strange angle to today's strange high-speed car chase that ended in West Roxbury.

By - 4/27/16 - 9:41 pm

DeNo's, 2040 Centre St. in West Roxbury, was broken into early Tuesday by a thief who gained entry by smashing a window, police say. Read more.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:52 am

WBZ reports that a chase that began in Walpole this morning ended behind the Party City store on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, where the car burst into flames - after the driver made an unsuccessful run for it.

Photos from the air.

By - 4/26/16 - 11:12 pm

WGBH reports on a Monday BRA meeting about a developer's proposal for a 20-unit eco-friendly condo project on a two-acre parcel next to Allandale Woods.

By - 4/23/16 - 2:01 pm
Mary Boyle

Mary Boyle speaks

Protesters had planned to get arrested today to protest the construction of a high-pressure natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury, but the company building it decided not to do any work today - despite what it had told nearby residents in fliers. Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 2:02 pm

The Bulletin reports the Bellevue Hill Neighborhood Association meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss a possible apartment building on the site of a long abandoned gas station on Belgrade Avenue at the parkway.

The meeting will be held in the E-5 police station.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:35 pm

Roche Bros., which already sells beer and wine at its Westwood and Downtown Crossing stores, wants to offer alcohol at its West Roxbury store as well - within eyesight of Macy's Wine and Liquors on Centre Street. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:48 am
Protest outside Spectra site in West Roxbury

Protesters outside pipeline end point in West Roxbury this morning.

Kinder Morgan announced yesterday it's suspending its planned $3-billion natural-gas pipeline from New York to New Hampshire that would have included segments in Massachusetts as well.

Meanwhile, opponents of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, part of a larger pipeline project by Algonquin Gas Transmission, blocked a large piece of construction equipment from entering the site where the company's contractors are building a transfer station in West Roxbury this morning. Read more.

By - 4/12/16 - 6:16 pm
Rockland Trust suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports this guy gave a note demanding money to a teller at the Rockland Trust branch at 1905 Centre St. yesterday, got some money, then fled on foot.

He's described as having a small build and wore a red Red Sox jacket.

If he looks familiar, contact Trooper Mike Hughes at 617-223-6426.

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.