West Roxbury

By - 9/10/16 - 8:31 pm
Guy flying around Millennium Park in West Roxbury

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.

By - 9/4/16 - 9:33 pm

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.

By - 9/4/16 - 2:46 pm

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.

By - 8/30/16 - 3:01 pm

Boston firefighters returned to Eagle Street around 2:20 p.m. to battle a brush fire in the same area near Roxbury Latin School as the brush fire on Aug. 20. This time, the fire only went to two alarms, and it was declared largely out around 4:10 p.m.

By - 8/29/16 - 11:37 am
West Roxbury protester sees size of saw to be used on her u-lock

Firefighter checks if saw will fit in wheel well before covering protester with protective gear.

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.

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.