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By adamg - 5/7/23 - 1:57 pm
Firefighter at 470 Lagrange St

Live Boston reports Boston firefighters made quick work of a fire at 470 Lagrange St., just north of the train bridge, this morning. No injuries reported.

By adamg - 4/4/23 - 2:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Glass Slipper - half of what remains of the Combat Zone - could have done anything to prevent a stripper giving a customer a lap dance from, he told police, reaching into his pocket, getting his phone and Zelle-ing herself $320 - after he'd already paid downstairs for some extra attention in one of the club's upstairs VIP rooms. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/22 - 3:49 pm
Painted pumpkins

Organizers of the first ever Westie Fest couldn't have asked for better weather. West Roxbury residents came to Billings Field for dancing, hot dogs and pizza, information about the new apartments up on West Roxbury Parkway and to paint dozens of small pumpkins, which they then set on a long table to dry.

Also making the rounds was Chuckie the Puggie: Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/22 - 12:24 pm

Board issued a warning to the club for allowing an armed employee without board permission, but acknowledged it has stepped up its training.

A bouncer who had worked at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street for ten years lost his loaded gun one May night when he put it in a backpack and dropped that by the main stage, then went to the men's room. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 12:27 pm

BPD District E-5 reports:

Over the past two nights there have been multiple car breaks during the overnight hours. Five to six suspects were observed checking car doors in the area of Lagrange Street, Maplewood Street, Bobolink Street and Partridge Street. Please make sure to lock your doors and do not leave any valuables visible.

By adamg - 10/9/21 - 1:17 pm
Lagrange Street shooting site

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that somebody fired seven to ten shot on Lagrange Street, in front of Boston's two remaining strip clubs, around 1:15 a.m. on Friday. One building was hit, but no injuries were reported.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 11:32 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court agreed today that the owners of the Glass Slipper, a Combat Zone holdover on Lagrange Street, made the club a bad place for Blacks to work, but dismissed a state finding that a Black bouncer was fired because of his race, because the man's formal complaint never explicitly said he was fired for that reason. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 9:39 am

A developer has asked the BPDA for permission to change 148 apartments in its building under construction at Lagrange and Tamworth streets to condos. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 6:37 pm
Blanchards fire

Pete Cannon posted this photo of a car fire at 6:20 p.m. in the parking lot at Blanchards at Lagrange and Centre streets in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 11:49 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the sale of Centerfolds on Lagrange Street - now half of Boston's Combat Zone - to a Texas-based, publicly traded ecdysiast chain. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 10:44 am

RCI Hospitality Holdings of Houston, which runs a national chain of strip clubs, wants to shower the owners of Centerfolds with $15 million to acquire the Lagrange Street club and to convert it into one of its Rick's Cabarets. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 10:40 pm
SUV on fire in West Roxbury

Sam captured the scene on that bit of Lagrange Street that goes from Washington Street onto Enneking Parkway by the church parking lot around 7:15 p.m.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 3:36 pm

Councilor Matt O'Malley reports that actual demolition began today at 425 Lagrange St., the moldering one-time asthma-inhaler factory that has sat rotting through fire and flood to annoy West Roxbury residents.

Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/19 - 9:39 am

Aline Kaplan explains its link to the Marquis de Lafayette and takes a look at its later descent into a key part of the Combat Zone.

By adamg - 10/16/18 - 11:53 am

A doorman at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street did the right thing by barring entry to three drunk guys, but did the wrong thing by shoving one of them into a car when they tried again to get in after yelling at him for 20 minutes, the club's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/18 - 2:26 pm
Archtect's rendering of proposed Lagrange tower

Architect's rendering.

In a recent filing with the BPDA, developers Steven Goodman, John Matteson and Fan Du say they plan to break ground in the first three months of 2019 on their proposed 21-story residential tower on Lagrange Street and Tamworth Street - a narrow street that connects Lagrange with Boylston Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 10:52 am
Lagrange Street eyesore

A concerned citizen notifies 311 about the decaying former asthma-inhaler plant on Lagrange Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/18 - 10:01 pm

Shortly before 9:40 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

A second ambulance was called to the scene for a man who had injuries that appeared to come from being thrown from a car.

By adamg - 3/27/18 - 12:31 pm
Brandon Scruggs

Scruggs, responding to questions from Centerfolds's lawyer.

UPDATE: Board determined Centerfolds did nothing wrong.

Brandon Scruggs, a Lexington patent attorney, was not ashamed to admit today he was in love with a stripper at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street.

But now the Boston Licensing Board, where Scruggs made his public admission this morning, has to decide whether his allegations of illegal dancer touching and heroin use at one of Boston's two remaining strip clubs are valid or whether they're the statements of a bitter, lovelorn man now barred from strip joints across the country. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/17 - 3:28 pm
Thing on Lagrange Street

Tower would replace this thing.

St. Francis House is teaming up with a developer of affordable housing for a proposed 19-story, 126-unit building on Lagrange Street. Read more.

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