West Roxbury developer Peter Davos has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to build 84 residential units in a four-story building at 1235 VFW Parkway, the one-time home of an IHOP that over the past couple of decades has served as a parking lot and the site of a sign advertising stump removal. Read more.
Some 200 protesters, joined by several city councilors and a state representative, vowed today to continue their fight against the proposed Westwood-to-West-Roxbury natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets.
Organizer Chuck Collins said at a rally at Billings Field that 160 people have already received civil-disobedience training to put themselves in the way of Spectra Energy construction equipment once it gets to the West Roxbury line on Washington Street. Read more.
The Montreal Gazette talks to former Canadiens enforcer Chris "Knuckles" Nilan about "Black Mass." Seems Nilan was once married to Whitey's stepdaughter, so he's obviously qualified to talk about the movie. Also, he's "a product of Bostonâ€™s rough-and-tumble West Roxbury," the Gazette reports. Read more.
The meeting was not quite as boisterous as past sessions. But at the one hearing the BRA was required to hold, residents of Lagrange Street and nearby side streets told landlord Michael Argiros they still can't stomach his proposal for apartments on Lagrange just off Centre because it's too big. Read more.
The Eastern Bank branch on Centre Street at Lagrange is closing in December, apparent victim of a tiny parking lot off a busy intersection. No word if it will be replaced by another bank, a funeral home or a pizza place.
Daisy Razor took this photo of a large fungusy thing on Glenhaven Road in West Roxbury, wonders what it is and whether she should warn the neighborhood kids to stay away from it.
Fox 25 reports.
At least, based on the zillions of little yellow signs advertising "CASH" for unused test strips that sprouted overnight in West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
City and state officials gathered with Parkway athletes today to officially open the new $18-million Raiders Field, which includes revamped football and baseball fields with artificial turf and lighting and new facilities for track and field events.
Among those who spoke: Retired West Roxbury High Raiders Coach Leo Sybertz, who led the team to several high-school Super Bowl championships: Read more.
Daniel Guzman spotted this sign at Courtney and Russett near Hynes Field in West Roxbury yesterday.
Michael Argiros of Charles River Realty today filed a formal request with the BRA to let him replace the increasingly decrepit old asthma-inhaler factory he now owns on Lagrange Street with a $10-million, 48-unit apartment building with 81 parking spaces. Read more.
Robert Orthman was forced to deal with this sight at the West Roxbury Home Depot this morning.
Updated Thursday morning with additional information from BPD.
Around 11:30 p.m., somebody opened fire on a car on Spring Street near Baker that was heading towards Centre. The passenger, a man in his 30s, was hit.
The driver raced to Faulkner Hospital, from which the victim was transferred to a hospital with a trauma center. Boston Police report his injuries are not life-threatening.
Police do not have a suspect description.
Emily Ferrier asks:
Anyone have a recommendation for a body shop (Subaru fender bender fixer upper) in Roslindale/JP/West Rox?
Steven Pallidino, already serving a 10-to-12-year state prison sentence for defrauding investors through a Ponzi scheme he ran from the floor above his West Roxbury ice-cream shop, will now go from state prison to a two-year stay in a federal prison for violating court orders in the civil case the SEC brought against him for the scheme, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Somebody set fire to the main playground set at the Ohrenberger School playground this weekend. Firefighters apparently got there in time to keep the entire area from catching on fire - the playground is lined with wood chips.
One slide and a roof were pretty much completely destroyed; some supports and steps were charred and wood chips directly under the fire burned as well: Read more.
Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.
Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.