Looks like the West Napoli Cafe is getting close to finally opening its Ria gelato place, on Bellevue Street in West Roxbury, just off Centre across from the library. While they're at it, they're also giving the pizza place a serious upgrade as well.
Who else would be so bold as to string some sneakers on a wire at Belgrade Avenue and West Roxbury, right around the corner from the E-5 station? Surely, this signals the return of gangs to the leafy neighborhood, no?
Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.
Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:
Wally, Sam Horn and three World Series trophies visited the VA Hospital in West Roxbury yesterday.
Lawrence Harmon ponders Councilor Charles Yancey's pursuit of a new high school in Mattapan and says the idea could work - if the city converts the current West Roxbury Education Complex into a K-8 school.
Yancey and Mattapan would get a state-of-the-art high school (open to students from across the city), even as secondary enrollment across the city drops, while West Roxbury parents would get the extra K-8 seats they've been arguing for for years, he writes.
Lagrange Street north just past Centre is currently blocked thanks to the latest big rig storrowed at the Needham Line bridge, Cottonmanifesto reports.
On Spring Street at Baker tonight. Any other stations below $3? The two stations on Centre Street were both above $3.
Charles River Realty's Michael Argiros is making the rounds of West Roxbury civic groups with his latest proposal for the decrepit old Armstrong Pharmaceuticals plant on Lagrange Street: Replace it with a complex of 48 apartments and 75 parking spaces.
Argiros's original plan - 62 apartments with 52 parking spaces - brought howls of protest from neighbors at an April meeting. At the time, Argiros said he would come back with a smaller plan.
The Globe reports on neighborhood meeting at which residents blasted S.M. Lorusso & Sons' plans to turn the quarry into a receptacle for construction dirt from across the region. At issue: The traffic from all those trucks hauling the fill into the site and possible chemicals in the dirt.
What made these trees turn so much earlier than the rest of them along the Needham Line tracks? Spotted this afternoon from across the Charles in Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
Boston Strolls reports these birds on the inbound side of Washington Street just up from Woodley were showing no fear this morning:
They walked right up to me.
Of course, this not being Brookline, no blood was shed.
Wicked Local Brookline brings us up to date on the war between Brookline and the owners of Hancock Village, who want to add 184 apartments to the Brookline side of the complex, including some in a five-story building that selectmen say is completely out of character in a part of town where single-family homes and two-story townhouses are the norm.
A 5-alarm fire reported around 7:30 p.m. in the former Armstrong Pharmaceuticals complex at Lagrange and Centre streets sent thick smoke into the surrounding streets, where residents had been complaining for weeks about homeless people and teenagers seen going in and out of the buildings.
Firefighters stayed out of the series of connected buildings - which had been marked months ago as off limits in the event of a fire because of a lack of sprinklers and structural issues. The bulk of the fire was reported knocked down around 10:30 p.m., but firefighters remained on scene to watch for hot spots that might flare up.
Spectra Energy holds an information session today on its plans for a new gas pipeline that would run through Westwood, Dedham and West Roxbury and include a "metering and regulating" facility across Centre and Grove streets from the quarry.
And the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a formal hearing on the proposed 5-mile pipeline on Monday.
The session today begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Club, 1 Morrell St. The FERC hearing starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Dedham Holiday Inn, 55 Ariadne Rd.
A skunk found dead on Stimson Street has tested positive for rabies, according to the Boston Public Health Commission, which is asking anybody who may have come in contact with the skunk to contact them at 617-534-5611.
The commission plans to post flyers in the area on Wednesday to alert residents.
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
A man who allegedly stole something from the Home Depot on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury around 8:45 p.m. jumped into his Passat and roared down the parkway inbound.
Cops on his tail spotted him speeding through two red lights before cops alerted to his presence down the road boxed him in by the Shell station and arrested his alleged GTA ass.
Maybe it's a generational thing, but kids these days most definitely use the word "Westie" - as both the name of the place where everybody goes to at least one dance at Holy Name and as an adjective for the sort of kids who walk down Centre in packs wearing tall Uggs with the tops folded down. You know, Westie kids.
How better to prove this than to look at the graffiti the locals spray to announce their pride? Take a look at the train bridge over Lagrange Street, near Centre Street.