The BPDA board today approved a developer's plans to tear down an eyesore of an old gas station at Belgrade Avenue and Beech Street and replace it with a three-story, 18-unit condo development. Read more.
Landlord Michael Argiros goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 1 to seek permission to build a 40-unit, three-story condo building on Lagrange Street near Centre where the old Armstrong asthma-inhaler factory now molders. Read more.
Two marching bands on their way to the annual Honk festival in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend detoured through West Roxbury this afternoon to join a protest against Spectra Energy's nearly completed West Roxbury natural-gas pipeline and transfer station. Read more.
Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.
A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.
Slowly is the best way to to walk the path along the Charles River and Saw Mill Brook at Millennium Park - more of a chance to see things you'd miss otherwise, such as the small fish swimming along the river bank, the turtles sunning themselves and the small flowers on some stalks. And if you get lucky and you look across the brook, you'll realize what you thought was the top of a 15-foot tree stump is actually a great blue heron. Read more.
Seems there's this guy who's taken to throwing himself off the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury, but it's OK because he has both a lightweight engine and a parachute and he flies around the Charles and Millennium Park and Cutler Park, no doubt having the grandest time. Mary Ellen captured him in flight the other day.
Boston firefighters are back in the woods between Roxbury Latin School and the bird streets in West Roxbury, where the brush has burst into flames again.
A BFD spokesman says officials have "no idea" why the brush keeps catching on fire when other parts of the city that usually see brush fires - including the nearby Stony Brook Reservation - have so far remained fire free over the past couple of weeks.
UPDATE, 3:20 p.m. Fire now at two alarms.
Boston firefighters are in the woods behind Willett Street (off Thrush Street) battling the neighborhood's latest brush fire. BFD reports this is the fourth fire in the woods near Roxbury Latin School in the past two weeks.
Two protesters halted some work at the natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury for 90 minutes this morning as firefighters carefully sawed through the bicycle u-locks that kept them attached to two separate cars, one in front of the main gate to the construction site, the other on Grove Street. Read more.
Around 6 a.m., three protesters - from West Roxbury, Roslindale and Cambridge - had themselves locked to each of the gates at Spectra Energy's natural-gas transfer station at Grove and Centre streets. Read more.
Clay Harper was at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening for a Boston Latin School pre-season soccer camp.
Protesters briefly halted construction of a natural-gas transfer station at Centre and Grove streets this morning before being arrested, in the latest show of opposition to Spectra Energy's high-pressure pipeline and the station, which will transfer gas at a lower pressure into National Grid's local network. Read more.
A show called American Greed is doing an episode on convicted West Roxbury scammer Steve Palladino, who defrauded local investors from his office above his West Roxbury ice-cream shop. West Roxbury residents will probably recognize most of the locations - Roslindale residents get to ID one location as well (the kidlet recognized a couple of the girls in a photo taken inside iScream).