A T bus on Centre Street in West Roxbury is hardly unusual. But this bus was parked outside the Gormley Funeral Home, its signboard alternating between "John Linso #6808" and "Rest in Peace."
Linso, 52, of West Roxbury, was a 28-year MBTA employee. He died last Thursday. Visiting hours are today.
Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.
Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.
UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.
A pack of hungry turkeys descended on some marigolds in a yard on Willow Street near Alhambra in West Roxbury early this evening.
Around 4 p.m. at 93 Lasell St., near Atlantis Street.
Deirdre Cassidy spotted these live 'n' kickin' turkeys at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning.
The bagel hole in West Roxbury left by the closing of Panera in 2015 is getting closer to being filled, with "Coming Soon" signs sprouting at 1727 Centre St. for Local 338, which promises "New York style bagels" and organic gourmet coffee in the spot that was briefly a pizza/froyo place that replaced the Upper Crust that used to be there. Read more.
Roche Bros. has begun a redo of its Centre Street store to make it more like its trendier Downtown Crossing store - with more prepared-food and seafood options and a floral area right off the main entrance, rather than a few rows in.
Already, the bottle and can return has been temporarily moved outside and the bakery, flowers and customer service moved to temporary areas to make way for the renovations: Read more.
Steve Garfield surveys part of the line at the DPW facility near Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. It runs through 2 p.m. (Boston proof of residency required).
Adam Korngold, the owner of the Waves Car Wash on VFW Parkway, lost a battle tonight when the Boston Conservation Commission declined to order a would-be competitor across the road to return nearly half his available land to its natural state, a move that effectively would have blocked construction there. Read more.
The Boston Conservation Commission next week considers a Brockton car-wash magnate's plans to expand his empire with a new outlet in West Roxbury - where a small McDonald's used to be on VFW Parkway, kitty-corner from the Waves car wash. Read more.
Alex wonders where he could get a fire extinguisher recharged in the West Roxbury area.
Emergency responders rushed to Lagrange Street and Fernwood Road in West Roxbury around 4:50 p.m. after a 34-year-old man suffered major burns on his legs, arms and back at 300 Lagrange St. BPD detectives are on scene and the house has been taped off for their investigation.
WBZ reports investigators believe the man set himself on fire and that fireworks are not suspected.
Lagrange Street was shut.
Around 2:05 p.m. on Centre Street, in front of the Starbucks and Paper Store. The driver got out OK.
Do you know there are four candidates running for mayor this fall? Would you like to meet them and hear their experience and their position on the issues? Join us on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 for a meet and greet and they will each speak beginning at 7:00pm. Read more.