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By adamg - 1/15/21 - 2:39 pm
Trump flag flying in West Roxbury

Even after the events of last week, the owner of the two-story building at Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury remains a Trump supporter and so has kept flying a flag reading "Trump 2020: No more bullshit" from a flagpole at the top of the building.

That's become a problem for Kimberly and Luis Arcos, who own Target Pizza on the first floor: Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 6:54 pm
Accord with no wheels in West Roxbury

Abner Bonilla spotted this freshly un-wheeled Accord this morning in front of the block of stores on Grove Street near Washington Street in West Roxbury, a a stretch that is hardly a remote area where wheel thieves can work without attracting much attention.

By adamg - 12/17/17 - 3:26 pm
Marty Walsh in front of protest signs

Walsh tries to get kids ready for Santa as parents protest behind him.

West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/16 - 12:03 pm
Protesters against natural-gas pipeline in West Roxbury

Protesters in front of "metering and regulating" station in West Roxbury.

About 75 West Roxbury residents and supporters - including city councilors Matt O'Malley and Annissa Essaibi-George - gathered this morning outside the nearly completed natural-gas transfer station that could begin taking in fuel from a new high-pressure pipeline as early as this week. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/16 - 11:01 am

Boston Mayor Walsh speaks to media after thanking #StandWithMary M&R vigilers

Among those at a protest outside the nearly complete Spectra Energy transfer station in West Roxbury this morning: Mayor Marty Walsh.

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By adamg - 10/7/16 - 5:18 pm

Honk against Spectra

Two marching bands on their way to the annual Honk festival in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend detoured through West Roxbury this afternoon to join a protest against Spectra Energy's nearly completed West Roxbury natural-gas pipeline and transfer station. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/16 - 11:37 am
West Roxbury protester sees size of saw to be used on her u-lock

Firefighter checks if saw will fit in wheel well before covering protester with protective gear.

Two protesters halted some work at the natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury for 90 minutes this morning as firefighters carefully sawed through the bicycle u-locks that kept them attached to two separate cars, one in front of the main gate to the construction site, the other on Grove Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/16 - 9:07 am
Protester at Spectra plant in West Roxbury locked to gate

Tom Macdonald of Roslindale locked in at Spectra plant.

Around 6 a.m., three protesters - from West Roxbury, Roslindale and Cambridge - had themselves locked to each of the gates at Spectra Energy's natural-gas transfer station at Grove and Centre streets. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/16 - 1:13 pm
Four under arrest at Spectra plant in West Roxbury

Protester smiles at 50 or so supporters before being put in prisoner wagon.

Protesters briefly halted construction of a natural-gas transfer station at Centre and Grove streets this morning before being arrested, in the latest show of opposition to Spectra Energy's high-pressure pipeline and the station, which will transfer gas at a lower pressure into National Grid's local network. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/16 - 10:12 am

Digging Mass Graves in West Roxbury

A couple dozen protesters briefly blocked construction again of a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Grove Street yesterday before being arrested. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/16 - 8:26 am

A pair of people dressed as members of the Rebel Alliance this morning locked themselves to one of the steel plates covering the West Roxbury pipeline trench on Grove Street, delaying work on the project until police and firefighters could cut them loose. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/16 - 2:01 pm
Mary Boyle

Mary Boyle speaks

Protesters had planned to get arrested today to protest the construction of a high-pressure natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury, but the company building it decided not to do any work today - despite what it had told nearby residents in fliers. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/16 - 8:27 am

West Roxbury residents last night pleaded with a mayoral aide to have Mayor Walsh use his bully pulpit to continue the fight against the West Roxbury natural-gas pipeline, but the aide told them that ship has sailed and now City Hall is focusing on getting the pipeline construction company to come to a public meeting to describe the exact size and scope of the "metering and regulating station" at Grove and Centre Streets. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/15 - 9:48 pm
Howard Sorett at West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association meeting

Howard Sorett makes his case.

A station that would pump high-pressure natural gas into the National Grid network just off Grove and Centre streets would be a "ticking time bomb" that could prove easy pickings for any terrorist who wants to immolate an entire neighborhood, members of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association agreed tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/15 - 4:49 pm

Kristopher Soderberg, 38, of West Roxbury walked out of West Roxbury Municipal Court last week with a suspended six-month jail sentence after he was convicted of drunk driving and assault and battery.

Soderberg was arraigned today - in a bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - by a West Roxbury Municipal Court justice on one count of armed assault with intent to rob and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a bloody incident at a Grove Street market that left two other people with stab wounds as well, one to the chest, one requiring a tourniquet at the scene to reduce the bleeding. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/15 - 9:38 pm

Updated with info from WCVB.

A man who wasn't allowed to bring his dog into the tiny Familia Grocery on Grove Street returned around 9:30 p.m. with a knife, WCVB reports.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/15 - 3:46 pm

The City Council today unanimously called on the Boston Public Health Commission to study the possible ramifications of a proposed gas pipeline down Grove Street in West Roxbury and a proposed "metering and regulating station" for the pipeline right across the street from the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry, which still uses dynamite to dislodge the boulders it crushes.

By adamg - 4/2/15 - 1:27 pm

Mayor Walsh has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its decision to allow construction of a large natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove Streets and a metering station across from the West Roxbury quarry to connect it to National Grid's system.

By adamg - 3/19/15 - 12:47 pm

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave basic approval earlier this month to a pipeline company's New England expansion plans, which include a 4-mile pipeline from Westwood into West Roxbury.

If the commission approves Spectra Energy's specific construction plans this spring, construction on the $95-million West Roxbury Lateral pipeline could begin in May.

By adamg - 12/8/14 - 7:51 pm
Fighting the pipeline in West Roxbury

Two residents of the Centre/Grove Street area stood vigil tonight in front of the site where Spectra Energy wants to terminate a large natural-gas pipeline with a "metering and regulating" transfer station for National Grid - across the street from the quarry where they worry ongoing blasting could cause a disaster with the pipeline or transfer station.

Residents plan vigils every Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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