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