West Roxbury

By - 10/28/18 - 3:11 pm
Locomotive on fire in West Roxbury

Karl Seibert photographed the flames on a diesel behind the police station and the Roche Center in West Roxbury around 2:20 p.m. Took some video of firefighters clambering on the engine.

There is no passenger service on the line on Sundays.

By - 10/27/18 - 3:44 pm

Reports of power outages along Centre Street in the area of West Roxbury Parkway are coming in. Even the Starbucks on Centre Street was forced to close.

By - 10/21/18 - 3:59 pm
Hillary is the greatest, graffiti at Milllennium Park

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the graffiti at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, is silent about the unleashed dog right behind it. Read more.

By - 10/20/18 - 11:03 am

An outraged citizen with two sons at the Joyce Kilmer School on Baker Street files a 311 complaint: Read more.

By - 10/18/18 - 1:10 am

Boston school officials said last night that the West Roxbury Education Complex building almost didn't open for classes last month - and that emergency repairs done on it so it could pass inspection will only hold out for the rest of the school year. Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 7:04 pm

Word is starting to come out tonight of schools that BPS officials want to shut as part of an ambitious program to consolidate Boston students into fewer, but modernized, school buildings. Among the first to go under the BuildBPS program, Start Smart BPS reports, are the West Roxbury Academy and the Urban Science Academy. Read more.

By - 10/12/18 - 11:19 am

WBZ reports Holy Name Parish on Centre Street was evacuated this morning after one student fell ill during a mass and several others complained of nausea.

By - 10/4/18 - 11:15 pm
Turkeys crossing in front of school buses at the Ohrenberger in West Roxbury

To get to school on time, Molly the roving UHub photographer discovered at the Ohrenberger in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 9/29/18 - 10:01 am
Firefighters at Chellman Street fire in West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:53 a.m. to 59 Chellman St., at VFW Parkway, for a fire that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The one resident of the single-story home was safely evacuated, the department reports. The cause is under investigation.

By - 9/28/18 - 8:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents some of Boston's more countrified areas in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, went on a Twitter tear, well, tearette, tonight about all the coyotes his constituents are reporting

I’ve also seen a huge explosion in the number of rabbits around the neighborhood. Unfortunately for the rabbits, these two phenomena ARE related.

Indeed: Read more.

By - 9/14/18 - 11:42 am
Van Ness

Gretchen Van Ness, who came in second to incumbent state Rep. Angelo Scaccia in a field of five in the Democratic primary for the 14th Suffolk state representative district (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) told supporters today she will run again in 2020 but that for now, she will concentrate her free time on working to support Question 3, which would enshrine transgender people's right against discrimination in public places. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 10:40 pm
Scaccia

Angelo Scaccia, who has served in the state House of Representatives since 1973 - except for two years - won re-election tonight in the 14th Suffolk district, which covers Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury.

Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 12:15 pm
Architect's rendering of 1507 VFW Parkway

Architect's rendering.

A Waltham developer has filed plans for its two-building, 258-unit apartment development along VFW Parkway, between the Boston Trailer Park and Prime Motors. Read more.

By - 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 - 8/22/18 - 1:33 pm
Proposed flag for City Hall Plaza

From Shurtleff's request to the city.

Hal Shurtleff, a West Roxbury resident and former John Birch Society member, is suing the city for refusing to let him fly a flag with a prominent cross on on one of the three flagpoles at City Hall Plaza for a pro-Christian event he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza on Sept. 17. Read more.

By - 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 - 8/19/18 - 10:51 am
Bonapita moving into a location on Spring Street in West Roxbury

Bonapita, a Downtown Crossing place that features Mediterranean pita sandwiches served fast, has begun outfitting the old Burger Fi place on Spring Street for its second outlet.

The former Burger Fi at 77 Spring St. is also a former diet-burger place and a former Finagle-a-Bagel.

By - 8/17/18 - 6:55 pm
Rainbow over West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Nancy Reynolds captured the rainbow over West Roxbury during the first storm that came through the area.

Martin Lieberman got to see some rainbow action as well, over Brighton: Read more

By - 8/9/18 - 9:57 am
People selling T-shirts in the forest

An annoyed citizen filed a 311 report about the people from New Hampshire who've set up shop at the four-way stop in the middle of Stony Brook Reservation to sell T-shirts:

Someone direct them back to Hampton Beach.

By - 8/8/18 - 9:45 pm

BPD is turn people aroun' so they don't drown on Spring Street in front of the Star Market, while State Police are turning people back on VFW Parkway near the West Roxbury Education Complex, because of the deep downpours this evening.