Billings reports it was hit by a car around noon on Mt. Vernon Street, and that for awhile, it was just lying on somebody's lawn with its leg up, because police who responded said there was nothing they could do. It didn't appear to be there this evening, so with any luck it was either put out of its misery or taken somewhere for... Read more
The la-di-da coyote of West Roxbury observed in action:
In this video, note that the guy with the camera is not letting his young son investigate the snow because of the coyote.
Another West Roxbury resident takes note of the daytime-roaming coyote that seems completely at ease with modern civilization:
This coyote has been hanging around for a couple weeks. It is completely unafraid of humans and is out during the day. This makes me think that there is something wrong with... Read more
A Roxbury 14-year-old who was on probation for one beating and robbery and awaiting trial for another similar case, was arrested this morning after alert workers at the West Roxbury Education Complex spotted him trying to sneak in a side entrance, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
When the workers stopped the teen, not named because of his age, they found a gun on... Read more
MBTA officials told a City Council committee today they will commit resources this winter to shovel out bus stops in Boston - and the connections to the sidewalks behind them.
At a hearing called by City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury,... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury teen yesterday on charges he helped steal two gorilla suits from the IParty store on VFW Parkway.
Police say the kid was one of four who grabbed the suits, valued at $100 apiece. Store workers in turn grabbed one of the four; workers somehow convinced the kid to call the guy with the suits and get him... Read more
West Roxbury Patch reports on a candidates' forum at the Deutsches Altenheim.
Cambridge, Mass. â€” Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higginsâ€™ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productionsâ€™ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8â€“Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of â€˜69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more
A police officer assigned to track down a coyote spotted this morning on Pelton Street off the West Roxbury Parkway found the canine, but the animal decided not to wait around for Animal Control and escaped into the woods around the water towers on Bellevue Hill.
Thomas McCann, 27, was sentenced to 18 months in jail today for bashing a man's head in with a tire iron at a party he crashed in West Roxbury last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Diane Kottmyer technically sentenced McCann to 2 1/2 years in jail following his conviction on assault and battery causing serious bodily injury,... Read more
Bruegger's, which sells bagels in the Village of Chestnut Hill mall on VFW Parkway, is converting the store next door into a Timothy's Cafe, fair-trade coffee, baked goods and sandwiches.
Bruegger's bought the chain from its Canadian founders and plans to expand it across the US. The West Roxbury outlet will be either the second or third Timothy's in the US.
There's currently... Read more
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals holds a hearing on Aug. 9 on plans by TD Bank to tear down the Zoots dry cleaners at 1833 Centre St. and turn it into a bank with drive-thru ATMs. It will be right next to a Bank of America branch and across the street from a Sovereign.
Inexplicably, Zoots managed to replace a bank at that location on... Read more
Liz Dolin recounts her time at the JP Licks in West Roxbury last night with the 3-year-old kid of some woman she'd never met. She reports both had a grand time.
It would have been all too easy for J's mom to admonish her child to not bother the solitary woman eating her ice cream that evening. Instead, she encouraged her child to interact... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission reports the latest sampling of mosquitoes shows West Nile Virus in one sample taken in Dorchester and three in West Roxbury - following the detection of the virus in other West Roxbury locations a few days earlier.
To date, nobody has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus, which typically does not seriously affect otherwise healthy individuals, the commission says.... Read more