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By adamg - 9/24/23 - 4:07 pm
Guardrail along Fort Avenue

As sharp-tongued as he is sharp-edged?

A guardrail along Fort Avenue in Roxbury that has achieved sentience files a 311 complaint about the shape he's in:

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 10:33 am
Panoramic view from the top of the Fort Hill Tower

Seems that every so often, the Fort Hill Tower, a.k.a. the Cochituate Standpipe, in Roxbury is opened for a public tour. Brooks Payne climbed to the top yesterday and took in the views - and listened to Byron Rushing and other members of the Roxbury Historical Society talk about the tower's history, which dates to its construction in 1869. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/22 - 4:36 pm
1 Elmwood St. rendering

Rendering by Placetailor.

A Roxbury developer today filed plans with the BPDA for a seven-story building with 46 "compact" apartments and one condo on Elmwood Street at Roxbury Street, behind the Islamic Society of New England Cultural Center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 4:19 pm

Boston Police report they have opened a murder investigation into the death of Carlos DelRosario, who was shot at 55 Beech Glen St. on April 29, 2013. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/21 - 9:41 pm

Fort Hill residents called 911 today to summon police when they saw a contractor tearing down the garages at the home where filmmaker and activist Henry Hampton lived as he produced the award-winning documentary series, "Eyes on the Prize" and created one of the larges minority-owned production companies in the country. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/21 - 8:07 pm
Orange Fort Hill water tower at sunset

Thebostonlol captured the orange of the setting sun on the old Fort Hill water tower in Roxbury late this afternoon.

The sun also turned the more nondescript Jamaicaway apartment tower orange, as seen from down by the Jamaica Pond boathouse: Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 9:21 am
Bartlett Place rendering

Rendering by Davis Square Architects.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. and Windale Developers last week filed plans for a five-story, 44-unit apartment building as part of Bartlett Place off Washington and Bartlett streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/19 - 10:18 pm

WBZ reports a resident of Fort Hill in Roxbury became angry that his neighbor parked in "his" spot Friday - several days after the snowstorm - and so slapped a Denver boot on her car. He removed it only after she called 911 and police showed up. No word on where he got the device, which was red and yellow, unlike the yellow ones the city uses for unpaid parking tickets.

By adamg - 9/28/17 - 11:02 am

The Dig reports on the fight between the owner of a large old historic house on Lambert Street who reclaimed it from pimps and drug dealers and who now wants to sell it to a developer and the neighbors who are opposed.

By adamg - 8/3/15 - 12:30 am

Chris Lovett posted photos from Berklee College's annual Jazz at the Fort concert.

By adamg - 10/12/14 - 1:07 pm
No exit at Fort Hill intersection in Roxbury

Gareth show us the intersection of Juniper, Thornton and Rockledge on Fort Hill.

By adamg - 3/5/13 - 9:47 am

Fort Hill History gives us a peek inside the Roxbury landmark, now being readied for some renovations this spring and summer.

By adamg - 10/11/12 - 6:41 am

Fort Hill History examines what used to sit on what is now one of the hill's quieter areas.

By adamg - 4/19/12 - 8:47 am

Both Ends of Dudley reports the college is thinking about making a bid for St. Margaret's Convent, which is looking to decamp to Duxbury.

By adamg - 3/24/12 - 3:33 pm

BakerA Centerville man who tried pulling one woman into his Jeep, then broke into another woman's apartment, led police on a short chase that ended with him hitting a cruiser then trying to run away and finally struggling with officers as he refused to let go of a knife, police say.

Christopher Baker, 43, was charged with attempted kidnapping, home invasion, armed breaking and entering of a dwelling house, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, operating after license revocation and failing to stop for police officers following a two-hour hunt across Roxbury's Fort Hill neighborhood.

By adamg - 3/17/12 - 5:17 pm

Fort Hill History recounts Roxbury's role in helping to force the British out of Boston on Evacuation Day, way back when.

By adamg - 10/28/11 - 7:47 am

Rodney Singleton has started a blog about the history of the Roxbury hill.

By adamg - 8/11/11 - 9:09 am

A citizen looks up and reports a raccoon on a light pole on I Street in South Boston.

Another citizen looks down and reports a really dead opossum in the street on Highland Avenue in Roxbury, adds a note of urgency:

Cars a-swerving, babes a-crying.

By adamg - 5/7/11 - 10:34 pm

The sisters of St. Margaret Convent have sent a letter to neighbors that plans by the Bridge Boston Charter School to buy the convent have fallen through:

The process worked as it was intended with Bridge Boston doing their due diligence and determining that they could not make the site work for the special transportation needs of a school. They will be renting space in Jamaica Plain instead.

By adamg - 3/17/11 - 11:10 pm

Evacuation Day commemoration

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