Roving UHub photographer Genevieve McCulloch paused last night to look for some corn stalks at Billings Field in West Roxbury.
A fire that started in the basement of 34 LaGrange St. around 9:10 p.m. quickly spread up the house to the roof and went to three alarms before being knocked down.
The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced.
One resident suffered chest pains after being evacuated. Two firefighters were taken to a local hospital, one for smoke inhalation, one for a leg injury, the depatrment reports.
The department estimates damage at $500,000.
Tim Sullivan reports the city DPW placed these altered cardboard boxes all over Billings Field in West Roxbury for the Corrib 5K race today. Surely, somebody at the DPW didn't spend time spray painting out "Thomas M. Menino, Mayor" on lots of cardboard trash receptacles, right?
Daniel Guzman was at the start of the Corrib 5K in West Roxbury today.
In October, 1921, Leslie Jones traveled down to West Roxbury to witness the end of an era: The replacement of the horses that had long pulled Engine 30's fire apparatus with one of those newfangled motorized vehicles.
Nine decades later, the firehouse is still in use and is still home to Engine 30 (along with Ladder 25).
A roving UHub photographer reports ambulances and MBTA buses were lined up outside the Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center on Centre Street - across from the Hebrew Rehab Center - to evacuate patients after a basement pipe burst around 1:30 a.m.
Some patients were taken down the street to Faulkner Hospital; the better off were allowed to sit in the MBTA buses. The flooding forced the shutdown of the nursing home's electrical system, which meant elevators were inoperable during the evacuation - which ended around 5 a.m. when the leak was fixed.
The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly man drove his car into a mechanical room at the VA hospital on VFW Parkway around 12:25 p.m. The man was taken out and brought to the hospital emergency room, where doctors found no serious injuries.
The car did not structural damage to the building, the department says.
Centre Street near the Roche Center gets all the attention as a restaurant row, but the past couple of years have seen the rise of an interesting cluster of take-out restaurants along Washington Street between Grove and Birchwood streets.
Sign in the Holy Name rotary.
Alex Jones surveyed the damage at the Pu-Pu Restaurant on Centre Street at Landseer this morning.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request by the owner of Cristelle's, 5268 Washington St., to sell the restaurant and its beer and wine license to Fadi Metri for a Middle Eastern restaurant called Fairouz.
Along with the sale, Metri will seek permission to expand the alcohol license to include liqueurs.
Al Wadi, which offers Lebanese fare, opened on VFW Parkway in 2010. Cristelle's sold pizza and subs, along with a few Greek specialties.
A fed-up citizen complains:
Millennium Park is NOT a dog park! I am sick and tired of being chased and nearly attacked by off-leash dogs. My son was just chased and knocked to the ground by an off-leash dog.
A concerned citizen counts to ten before complaining about the two incorrect hopscotch boards at Draper Park, off Washington Street in West Roxbury. With a photo of a correct hopscotch setup at the Kilmer School.
Daniel Guzman reports this squirrel has taken up residence at the Bellevue commuter-rail stop on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.
Paul Griffin, 48, was arraigned today in Roxbury District Court on OUI as a fourth offense, paying for sexual conduct, operating with a license suspended for OUI, operating without insurance and a license plate violation. He was released on his own recognizance, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Griffin was conviced of OUI in 1990 and 1995. His first OUI conviction, in 1984, was continued without a finding, the DA's office says, adding his license was suspended after a drunk-driving arrest in New Hampshire in 2012.
Steven Palladino, federal prosecutors charge, wasn't about to let an SEC lawsuit or state criminal charges for running a massive Ponzi scheme stop him from enjoying meals at fancy restaurants, tooling around town in one of three luxury vehicles or picking up new clothes at Barney's and some coins at a collectibles shop.
Ted Folkman photographed players lining up to march in today's Parkway Little League parade to open the season at the Baker Street fields.
Looks like the former Parlour Pizza is getting divided into two separate places: A new pizza place called Mangia Neopolitan Pizza and a froyo place called Yogoteria.
The Boston Licensing Board considers a food-serving license for both at 1727 Centre St. at a hearing next week. If approved, West Roxburyans with a yen for froyo won't have to make the trek to the new froyo place opening in Roslindale Square.
Both Mangia and Yogoteria would be open until midnight if the board grants its OK.
A developer who wants to tear down the old Armstrong pharmaceutical factory and replace it with apartments agreed tonight to try to reduce the number of units, maybe make them condos instead of apartments and add more parking - after listening to angry residents tear into the project for more than an hour.
Michael Argiros from Charles River Realty promised to come back before residents with a smaller proposal before seeking formal approval from the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council, the BRA and the zoning board.