West Roxbury

By - 4/17/12 - 12:39 pm

District E-5 reports incidents on Hackensack Road and on Stratford Street involving a couple of guys in a BMW. In one case, a resident called 911 after noticing one of the two ringing doorbells:

Responding officers immediately located the suspect and asked him what he was doing in the neighborhood. The suspect stated that he was just seeing if people wanted their cars washed.

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By - 4/17/12 - 12:00 am

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) ran the Marathon today - and turned on the video on his phone for the last 200 yards.

Compare to then Mayor Ray Flynn in the 1984 Marathon.... Read more

By - 3/23/12 - 11:08 am

Stephen Walsh tweets a woman was robbed of a night-deposit bag this morning by a guy in a hoodie who motioned as if he had a gun at the Hancock Village mall on VFW Parkway.

By - 3/20/12 - 6:23 pm

David Bernstein breaks the news that Bart Timility is running to replace his sister, Kelly, who died while serving as a governor's councilor in January.

The council, a colonial holdover, approves judicial nominees, pardons and payments for state spending.

By - 3/17/12 - 4:47 pm


Temple Street in West Roxbury today once again hosted the annual Shamrock Shootout, which has grown from a small neighborhood block party to an event large enough to feature a sitting US senator dropping the ceremonial first puck (well, yellow plastic ball, actually).

By - 3/13/12 - 12:21 pm

Managers at certain Boston restaurants and bars make frequent trips to the Boston Licensing Board to answer police citations for liquor-law violations. The Corrib Pub in West Roxbury is not one of them. Today, however, Corrib manager Tony Bligh had to explain why police on a routine inspection found two 20-year-old women with Coors Lites in front of them on Jan. 5.

Bligh offered no... Read more

By - 3/10/12 - 9:23 pm

Brian D'Amico and Dan Adams report a guy was hit by a train around 8:30 p.m. on the Needham Line tracks between Home Depot and the West Roxbury Education Complex.

By - 2/29/12 - 8:04 am


Are those snow clouds moving in over the Great Blue Hill this morning? The scene from the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By - 2/16/12 - 11:56 am

Matt goes to his first Democratic ward caucus - held at the West Roxbury Pub:

Folks kept coming in as the big hand passed 12 on the clock, while city councilors (I counted four) circulated around the room, shaking hands and working magic. I made my way to the far back corner, where I found a place to stand between the end of a

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By - 2/15/12 - 5:24 pm

In addition to the guy charged with robbing a bank at lunchtime with a gazillion cops around and the guy charged with being unable to hold anybody up at gunpoint, let us now consider the two alleged criminal masterminds done in when a cop wondered why they were pulling a 36-inch TV on a dolly behind their car down Spring Street in West... Read more

By - 2/11/12 - 2:56 pm

Boston Police report the Tedeschi store at 7 Spring St. was robbed this morning by a gun-toting man who knocked the clerk to the ground in a struggle before grabbing money out of the register.

Police say a thin white man about 6' and in his mid 20s entered the store around 5:15 a.m., showed a gun and demanded money. After the struggle,... Read more

By - 2/11/12 - 10:43 am

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Peoples Federal Savings Bank has no grounds to immediately bar the Connecticut-based People's United Bank from opening branches in the Boston area under that name.

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected the homegrown Peoples' request for a preliminary injunction because it failed to prove anybody outside the six specific neighborhoods and towns in which... Read more

By - 2/9/12 - 7:31 pm

Boston Police report a deer jumped in front of a startled motorist around 8:30 p.m. yesterday, causing a two-car crash - and its own demise - on Baker Street near the cemeteries.

On arrival, officers observed two cars, one that appeared to have rear-ended the other, and a deceased deer in the roadway. Officers spoke to the operator of the first car who

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By - 2/4/12 - 7:22 pm
Westie: The last refuge

Look what you can buy at Super Flash T-Shirts on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

By - 1/24/12 - 8:11 pm

True, spark plugs are not normally considered contraband - unless you allegedly use one to try to break into a car, as a West Roxbury man learned in the South End last night.

Jonathan Holcomb, 34, was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and possession of a burglarious tool - the spark plug - after a witness spotted him using the metal object... Read more

By - 1/14/12 - 12:39 pm

Patriots cake

Steve Garfield spotted this Patriots cake at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 1/10/12 - 12:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he was wandering around Garnet Road breaking into cars.

Police say officers responding to a report of "a suspicious person wearing all black walking up driveways and looking into cars" around midnight found Dennis J. Winslow, 47, standing in the driveway of 79 Garnet Rd.. Winslow told them a friend had dropped him off... Read more

By - 1/9/12 - 1:55 pm

Boston Police are looking for an SUV-driving white guy for the hold-up of the Eastern Bank branch at Centre and LaGrange streets around 1:30 p.m.

He's further described as being about 6'2" and wearing a black Nike cap and black sunglasses. He was reported to be driving a black mid-size SUV - Westie bank robbers don't bother messing with public transit.... Read more

By - 1/4/12 - 2:16 pm

Zyoma Vasserman of Newton, who has a long history of traffic offenses, was doing 59 m.p.h. in a 30-m.p.h. zone when he killed a kid crossing the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury in June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.

Vasserman, 49, was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment today in West Roxbury District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, negligent... Read more