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.
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.
Daniel Guzman took a walk today in Allandale Woods, where West Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and Brookline come together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Orthman came upon this scene at DeNo's on Centre Street today.
Both groups are left wondering why the city scheduled its fall hazardous-waste collection at the DPW garage there at peak soccer time, given that access to the park is limited to just one narrow road.
Police have blocked Lagrange near Centre thanks to the latest truck driver who tried to go under the train bridge only to learn that, no, they can't and now there's a tractor trailer wedged into the bridge real good.
A group of West Roxbury residents and students from Hampshire College and UMass Amherst briefly blocked construction of a trench up Washington Street for a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline this morning before they were cuffed, put in prisoner wagons and taken down to District E-5 for booking. Read more.
On Washington Street just north of the Dedham line. So now parts of West Roxbury don't have water. As of 5:30 p.m., BWSC crews were still on scene working to restore service. At least water wasn't geysering out of the trench onto the street.
UPDATE, 11:15 p.m. Kerry Sweeney reports the water is back, but it's brown.
H/t Tim Sullivan.
A procession of Vietnam veterans and those who wanted to pay tribute to them made its way from the West Roxbury VA Hospital to Billings Field along Spring and Centre streets this afternoon.
Two Duck Boats carried Gold Star mothers and other family members who had lost somebody in the war; some held photos.
More photos: Read more.
Around 2:25 p.m., snowflakes fell on Centre Street at Lagrange in West Roxbury. Granted, they promptly melted on contact, but still, might be time to dust off the old French Toast Alert System.
The BRA board yesterday approved a 48-unit apartment building to replace the burned out old asthma-inhaler plant on Lagrange Street at Centre Street. Read more.
Resist the West Roxbury Pipeline reports two of its members were arrested on Washington Street just north of the Dedham line this morning after they blocked construction of Algonquin Gas Transmission's high-pressure natural-gas pipeline. Police took them in as they chanted:
Spectra, Spectra, Go back to Texas. Boston Police, please protect us.
Boston Police report a man walking on Washington Street just south of West Roxbury Parkway was shot at around 2:20 a.m., Wednesday.
Police found a bullet hole in his pants, but he suffered only a finger injury, police say, adding officers recovered ballistic evidence on the inbound side of Washington Street, just before the parkway.
Police say a Dodge Charger pulled up in front of him, a man got out, called him by his first name and opened fire. The shooter then got back in the car, which sped away, as the man ran to the Burger King on Washington Street, on the other side of the parkway.
Jamaica Plain News reports people are confusing the former Maryland governor with the District 6 city councilor (who happens to support the other O'Malley).