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By adamg - 10/12/20 - 7:07 pm
Apreala running through Holy Name rotary

Apreala (in blue) coming into Holy Name rotary.

Bena Apreala, who was stopped by three ICE agents on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury last Tuesday, ran up and down West Roxbury Parkway today, accompanied by Black Lives Matter supporters, including two passes around the Holy Name rotary, where they were cheered by participants in the now weekly Monday BLM vigil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester, spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 6:28 pm
Woman with Love and Justice banner

As they've done every Monday since June 1, West Roxbury and Roslindale residents stood around the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury with signs to remind rush-hour motorists that Black Lives Matter. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 1:20 pm

Former at-large City Councilor and 2013 mayoral runner-up John Connolly shares his feelings on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:12 pm
BLM and pro-cop protesters in West Roxbury

For awhile, these two competed to get their signs in front of motorists.

Police supporters rallied outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury this afternoon, but they may have been outnumbered by Black Lives Matter protesters. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/15/20 - 11:48 pm
At West Roxbury vigil, Holy Name Rotary

Charlie Rosenberg photographed the third Monday Black Lives Matter vigil at Holy Name Rotary, where Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway meet in West Roxbury, this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 9:20 pm

People came to Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury for the second straight Monday to standi in vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other blacks killed by police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/20 - 9:26 am

When news breaks, she screams at it.

Many of the people who attended Monday's George Floyd vigil at the Holy Name rotary were local parents and their children.

And then there was Dianna Ploss. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 9:31 pm
Man with sign: Say his name

Some 200 to 300 people, most from West Roxbury and Roslindale, gathered around and near the Holy Name Rotary this afternoon for a vigil to remember George Floyd and other murdered black people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 5:07 pm
Canary

Look familar? Contact the MSPCA.

Boston Police report that when an officer doing paperwork at District E-5 was alerted a wayward canary was risking death in the Holy Name rotary just outside the station doors, he rushed into action, stopping traffic and scooping up the tweetybird for a seat of honor in his cruiser. Nobody came forward to claim the bird, so police handed it over to the MSPCA for care.

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 1:09 pm
Car into garage in West Roxbury

Live Boston reports no injuries after a driver heading towards Jamaica Plain on VFW Parkway drove right into the garage of the house at the rotary on the way towards West Roxbury Parkway towards Centre Street, sometime after 2 a.m.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 10:46 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the carriageway heading north on West Roxbury Parkway:

There are NO speed limit signs anywhere along the ENTIRE lower West Roxbury Parkway. Cars use this as a speedway and to avoid the traffic on West Roxbury prkwy in the morning. It is extremely dangerous to walk along and the speeding cars getting worse.

By adamg - 12/15/18 - 3:14 pm
West Roxbury Parkway rollover

A driver managed to roll his SUV over on West Roxbury Parkway just north of Washington Street around 1 p.m. B2 Beighlie, who came upon the scene and got pictures, reports the driver was walking around afterwards, but apparently had a sneaker come flying off during as his vehicle wound up on its side. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 9:09 am

Brookline Police report their Boston counterparts found a large menorah at Church and Weld streets in West Roxbury this morning that had been stolen from Temple Emeth at the Putterham rotary in South Brookline, about a mile away. The case is under investigation.

WBZ reports the menorah, normally mounted outside the temple's main entrance, weighs 300 pounds.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 3:02 pm

MassDOT reports it will be shutting the West Roxbury Parkway bridge over the train tracks near Belgrade Avenue for repairs from Saturday until Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/18 - 10:56 am
Proposed routes of West Roxbury Parkway in 1894

Three possible routes for a West Roxbury parkway. See it larger.

In the mid-1890s, city officials began looking at connecting the new city-owned Emerald Necklace parks with the giant Blue Hills Reservation the state Metropolitan District Commission was putting together just south of the city and the town of Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/18 - 5:41 pm

Larry, the formerly peaceful turkey turned fire-spitting hellspawn by a misguided, if well meaning motorist, is upping his game - and his attacks on cars at VFW Parkway and Baker Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/18 - 6:05 pm

Just north of Washington Street, shortly after 4:30 p.m. Peter Amstutz reports one person was taken away in an ambulance, another appeared to walk away.

By adamg - 12/23/17 - 7:47 pm

UPDATE: WCVB reports the victim was shot at Washington-Beech, and that he was then dumped out of a car near the parkway.

Shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Washington Street near the CVS parking lot by West Roxbury Parkway. The person's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in just in case.

By adamg - 6/17/17 - 7:16 pm
West Roxbury Parkway rollover

A. spotted this car on its side after a crash at West Roxbury Parkway and Weld Street shortly before 7 p.m.

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