West Roxbury

By - 8/21/16 - 8:19 pm
Old car found in West Roxbury woods

While fighting brush fire in area with no roads, firefighters found this. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports Boston fire units who'd been battling a brush fire near Roxbury Latin School since yesterday afternoon finally left the scene around 7:20 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 8/20/16 - 6:41 pm
Smoke visible from West Roxbury brush fire on other side of quarry

Smoke visible from other side of the quarry. Photo by McAllister Crowley.

Boston firefighters are in the woods near Roxbury Latin School for a brush fire. Firefighters are entering the woods through Eagle and Willet streets. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 9:07 am
Protester at Spectra plant in West Roxbury locked to gate

Tom Macdonald of Roslindale locked in at Spectra plant.

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.

By - 8/17/16 - 11:18 pm
Soccer at Millennium Park at sunset

Clay Harper was at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening for a Boston Latin School pre-season soccer camp.

By - 8/16/16 - 10:41 pm

State Police report the driver of a pickup swerved off Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation and into a tree around 5:40 p.m. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:52 pm

School Committee member Michael Loconto posts photos of the upgraded playground at the Ohrenberger School, which somebody set on fire a year ago.

By - 8/6/16 - 1:13 pm
Four under arrest at Spectra plant in West Roxbury

Protester smiles at 50 or so supporters before being put in prisoner wagon.

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.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:12 pm

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).

By - 7/30/16 - 12:43 pm

Boston Police are looking for three suspects - all in their teens - for an armed home invasion around 11:30 a.m. on Tobin Road, off Washington Street, near the Speedway and the Dunkin' Donuts. The three sped away in a vehicle down Washington towards Dedham.

By - 7/24/16 - 8:11 am

Andrea Doremus Cuetara reports seven people were arrested after stopping construction of the Spectra Energy pipeline near the Deutsches Altenheim Saturday. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:42 pm
Lightning south of Roslindale

Ed Grzyb watched lightning strike south of Roslindale around 9 p.m. in a storm that proved not to be a repeat of Monday's tree destroyer.

By - 7/21/16 - 6:14 pm
Albino parakeet missing in West Roxbury

Buster, a small, albino parakeet flew the coop yesterday on Rockland Street in West Roxbury. His wings aren't clipped, so he can fly away if startled - but he also likes to perch on people's heads, so if a small white bird lands on your head, let Mike know. There's a $100 reward for his return.

By - 7/20/16 - 8:56 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the local boy (and Boston Latin grad) made good sold the property to Home Depot, so we probably can't expect a new mixed-use megaproject on the site.

The BBJ doesn't note how Redstone came to own the property, but it used to be home to the VFW Parkway Drive-In, operated by the forerunner to his National Amusements, which was started by his father, Michael.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:05 pm
Firefighters deal with downed tree limb on Custer Street, Jamaica Plain

Firefighters get downed tree out of road on Custer Street, JP. Photo by Lisa Schorr Kaplan.

Boom! That was some storm. Scattered outages in other areas in the city as well. Multiple trees came down on Maybrook Street in Dorchester.

Robin reports this tree came down at an entrance to Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, effectively trapping two people in a car in the cemetery: Read more.

By - 7/14/16 - 3:49 pm
Easter Island head in West Roxbury

An Easter Island head serenely surveys Stimson Street, near Grove.

And somebody in West Roxbury has a really big chicken.

By - 7/13/16 - 4:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk confirms that Burger Fi on Spring Street is now well and done: Those "closed for renovations" signs should really read "closed until we sell the place."

That leaves the Dedham Five Guys as the closest non-McDonald's/Burger King chain outlet to West Roxbury.

By - 7/13/16 - 12:46 pm
West Roxbury sign: Warning, all horror movies coming for everybody

Not long before one photographer was capturing the bus-bus-bus at one end of Centre Street yesterday, another photographer was capturing this sign taped to a vehicle parked at the other end of Centre, in the Roche Bros. parking lot.

By - 7/12/16 - 10:05 pm
Two microbuses atop a school bus

David Plantz could only watch in amazement this evening as a school bus with two VW microbuses welded to the top sailed down Centre Street near LaGrange in West Roxbury.

By - 7/8/16 - 3:12 pm
Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston.

Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston in pink.

Verizon has filed updated plans with the city for its roll out of FiOS Internet, phone and cable service that show that West Roxbury and parts of neighboring Roslindale, most of Dorchester, the area around Dudley Square, would be the first areas in the city to get the Comcast competitor. Read more.