West Roxbury

By - 12/18/15 - 12:34 pm

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.

By - 12/16/15 - 2:39 pm

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.

By - 12/14/15 - 11:31 pm
Architect David O'Sullivan shows off proposed apartments at 4945 Washington St. in West Roxbury

Architect David O'Sullivan shows renderings of proposed apartments.

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.

By - 12/14/15 - 9:48 pm
Howard Sorett at West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association meeting

Howard Sorett makes his case.

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.

By - 12/13/15 - 8:12 pm
Tonic for sale at Tony's in West Roxbury

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).

By - 12/11/15 - 10:01 am
Foggy Charles River on Boston/Dedham line at Millennium Park

The view from the banks of the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 12/9/15 - 8:13 am

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.

By - 11/29/15 - 5:18 pm
Giant gourds in West Roxbury

The West Roxbury Roche Bros. decided post-Thanksgiving shoppers needed ready access to squashes larger than their heads yesterday.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:13 am

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.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:16 pm
Inside the Bellevue Standpipe in West Roxbury

Every once in awhile, the DCR holds an open house for the Bellevue Standpipe, atop the highest natural point in Boston - 388-foot Bellevue Hill. David Parsons went to the one yesterday and took some pictures.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 10:42 am
Two protesters arrested in West Roxbury pipeline protest

Two groups of protesters were arrested for blocking work on the West Roxbury pipeline on Washington Street this morning, even as workers continued uninterrupted digging a trench for the pipeline on Grove Street.

Protesters object to putting a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline in a densely populated neighborhood and a gas transfer station across the street from an active quarry. Read more.

By - 11/6/15 - 5:18 pm

The BRA board of directors meets Tuesday to decide, among other things, whether to allow construction of a 16-unit condo building at what is now the decaying Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:27 pm

State officials come to Roslindale next week to discuss the intersection of Walter Street with Centre Street between the Arboretum and Hebrew SeniorLife. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 9:08 pm
Roger Cawdette sets up for Boston Latin School in soccer match.

Roger Cawdette (18) has the ball for the BLS Wolfpack.

The Boston Latin School Wolfpack beat the Gloucester Fishermen 3-0 tonight in the preliminary round of the MIAA Boys Soccer North Division 2, in a match played on the new field at the West Roxbury Education Complex. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 4:25 pm
Pond in Allandale Woods

Daniel Guzman took a walk today in Allandale Woods, where West Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and Brookline come together.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/29/15 - 10:08 am

This morning on Washington Street, at the construction site for Algonquin Gas Transmission's high-pressure natural-gas line, which will connect to a "metering and regulating" station at Grove and Centre streets, across from the West Roxbury quarry.

By - 10/29/15 - 8:01 am
New building planned for VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Architect's rendering.

Developer Peter Davos's plans for an 84-unit residential building where the IHOP used to be include something unusual: 21 three-bedroom units.

Davos this week filed formal plans for his proposed replacement for what is now a little used parking lot at 1235 VFW Parkway with the BRA. Read more.

By - 10/28/15 - 8:00 am

Developer Greg Alexandris has filed plans with the BRA to replace the former West Roxbury Motors at Centre and Willow streets with 16 residential condos and a retail unit.

His proposal calls for 29 parking spaces - 15 of them in a garage in the building. Read more.