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.
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.
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.
A roving UHub photographer on the way back from Home Depot spotted this coyote roaming Caspar Street in West Roxbury around 12:20 p.m. today.
The Panera on Spring Street shut Monday - right in the middle of the day.
Last night, workers removed the ovens. The large Panera sign on the front is gone, although the menus over where the cash registers used to be remain illuminated. Read more.
Cosby walked into this scene at the Centre Street Walgreens in West Roxbury today.
The scene this morning out the window of one of the holiday trolleys running up and down Centre and Spring streets in West Roxbury.
A developer is looking to put 138 condos in a cluster of buildings off Baker Street, across from the Catholic Memorial baseball field and hard by the Needham Line tracks.
The BRA and the mayor's office are holding a "pre-file" meeting for residents to get a first look at the proposal, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the West Roxbury Elks on Morrell Street. Read more.
An area resident who normally walks her dog in the woods where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale meet reports both wound up in an ER due to an attack by two larger dogs whose owner couldn't keep them on leash: Read more.
Developer Ralph Vacca wants to replace the old Todesca garage at 4945 Washington St. with a four-story apartment building with 46 units and 67 parking spaces.
For the second month in a row, Vacca, his architect and his attorney met with the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association tonight to go over the proposal before they submit it to the BRA and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Read more.
A station that would pump high-pressure natural gas into the National Grid network just off Grove and Centre streets would be a "ticking time bomb" that could prove easy pickings for any terrorist who wants to immolate an entire neighborhood, members of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association agreed tonight. Read more.
Tonight's specials show that, when it comes to drinks, Tony's in West Roxbury is old school (right up there with the Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale, which also still offers tonic).
The view from the banks of the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Boston Firefighters Credit Union will be moving into the space at Centre and Lagrange vacated by Eastern Bank. Unfortunately, the space is not large enough to let the credit union sublease space to a pizza place or funeral home.
The location is right up the street from the City of Boston Credit Union, which the BBJ notes has become the Boston Firefighters Credit Union's evil arch-nemesis.
The West Roxbury Roche Bros. decided post-Thanksgiving shoppers needed ready access to squashes larger than their heads yesterday.
An alert UHub reader noticed the guy who said he wanted to build a hotel catering to observant Jews on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury (where the burned-out McDonald's used to be) sold the property yesterday for $1.4 million to the owner of a Brockton gas station and car wash. The BRA's King David Hotel page is now gone, although you can still see the initial filing for the project.