West Roxbury

By - 1/14/14 - 1:14 pm

Members of the Albanian Cultural Sports Association of West Roxbury pleaded with the Boston Licensing Board today to forgive it for a fight that left the floor of its new clubhouse covered in blood and littered with smashed glassware and bottles.

A club member told the board the man most severely injured in the Sept. 22 incident has forgiven his attackers - and succeeded... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 4:39 pm

Tom Nealon reports he's shutting Pazzo Books on Centre Street in late March:

While the rare books side of the business has thrived (and will continue online, at fairs, and by appointment), the rest of the business has continued to be challenging. When it came time to renew my lease, I just couldn’t pull the trigger and after much deliberation, decided that shuttering the

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By - 12/16/13 - 6:07 pm

There's a rumor going around West Roxbury that if you show up at the Millennium Park DPW salt shed with a bucket and proof of Boston residency, they'll fill up your bucket with salt.

"No, absolutely not true," the mayor's office says.

By - 11/30/13 - 1:02 am
Matt O'Malley

"Who is Number 1?" Matt O'Malley demanded.

"You are Number 6," the mysterious man replied.

"I am not a number, I am a city councilor!" O'Malley retorted.

The man in the chair began to laugh.

By - 11/27/13 - 3:10 pm

Boston Police report the Blue Hills Bank, 1920 Centre St., was held up around 1:30 p.m. by a 50-something white man, with white hair and mustaches, in a blue and white football-style jacket. About an hour later, the suspect and an accomplice were arrested on Liszt Street in Roslindale.

By - 11/26/13 - 11:37 pm

Around 11:25 p.m. at 32 Shaw St., off LaGrange. Nobody was hit and police took two people into custody. The initial confrontation involved an outside law-enforcement agency.

This was about an hour after two people were held up at gunpoint at the other end of LaGrange.... Read more

By - 11/25/13 - 8:01 pm
Coming soon: Bagels

One of the Boston area's rare failed Dunkin' Donuts is getting turned into a bagel shop - on VFW Parkway northbound just past the Dedham line.

The Bagelville outlet is being outfitted by the owners of the bagel stand at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - who promise fresh bagels baked daily, along with bagel-based sandwiches and smoothies.

The parkway is already home to a Bruegger's.... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 2:27 pm

No more housing, Brookline says in suit against both the developer and the state agency that approved it, Wicked Local reports.

The apartment complex is split between South Brookline and West Roxbury; all of the new units would be on the Brookline side.

By - 11/8/13 - 12:54 pm

Nancy Rabinowitz, reporter for Wicked Local Roslindale and the West Roxbury Transcript, wrote a terrific analysis about all the political action that took place at Holy Name Parish on Tuesday November 5, 2013. Holy Name Parish, the home of four precincts (Ward 20, Precinct 6, 7, 19, and 20) had over three thousand voters cast ballots on Tuesday.

To read, click ... Read more

By - 11/6/13 - 7:11 pm

Friends of Mark Delamere are organizing a Hypnotist Night fundraiser Saturday night to help his family with the costs of recuperating from the spinal-cord injuries he suffered in a September crash on the Arborway that put one driver into a coma, sent four other people to the hospital and led to criminal charges against the driver of the SUV Delamere was in.... Read more

By - 11/5/13 - 8:16 am
Foliage on West Roxbury Parkway

There are some amazing trees in West Roxbury today.

Also see Brad Kelly's photo of Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 10/29/13 - 9:34 am

Boston firefighters are on what is now their daily run to Stony Brook Reservation, for another brush fire off Enneking Parkway and Washington Street. Two alarms as of 9:30 a.m. State Police are shutting down the parkway.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:23 am
Firefighter in Stony Brook Reservation

Firefighter uncovers smodering brush. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: All out declared around 10:55 a.m.

For the third time in three days, firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, combating a brush fire. Unlike the first two, which were at the Hyde Park end of the forest, this one is closer to Washington Street, between West Boundary Road and Enneking Parkway. Around 7:20 a.m., fire commanders struck a second alarm for the fire; around... Read more

By - 10/26/13 - 7:00 pm

And not just the two or three who actually live in Boston. The Globe reports everybody from Ernie Boch Jr to "members of the board of the conservative Pioneer Institute" are tossing money Connolly's way.

Michael Freedberg doesn't say if he saw that article before he wrote Why John Connolly is the progressive and Marty Walsh isn't:

It may well be that entrusting

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By - 10/18/13 - 1:58 pm

Steven and Lori Palladino and their son Gregory are now charged with defrauding customers of their Centre Street investment firm of up to $13.8 million, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The three were arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges levied by a grand jury last month. Prosecutors had previously said the family was responsible for $10 million in losses.

Prosecutors... Read more

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more

By - 9/24/13 - 8:47 am
Bill Walczak and a Walsh supporter

At Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning, a Walsh supporter in a bowler had a nice chat with Bill Walczak about how JFK ruined the American hat industry.

Another voter dressed in her Tuesday finest to cast her vote, then exited past Dan Conley, doing a little politicking a bit closer than 150 feet to the entrance to the polls, as is the... Read more

By - 9/23/13 - 5:42 pm
Campaign signs at Holy Name in West Roxbury

Wise campaigners know not to dally when it comes to the wall in front of Holy Name School at the intersection of Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway - Election Day would be too late to get a good position.

By - 9/20/13 - 2:23 pm

The state Department of Transportation, responsible for bridges over train tracks, reports the work on the Centre Street/Mt. Vernon Street bridge over the Needham Line should be done just in time for you to get to Roche Bros.

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