First responders, including a Boston Fire dive team, rushed to the Charles River near Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening after a conductor on a Needham Line commuter-rail train reported seeing a kid jump off the bridge that crosses the river there as the train approached. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News talks to a guy who was walking his dog when they encountered the beast. No harm came to anyone; and yes, there are pics (well, a pic) so it did happen.
Roving UHub photographer Daniel Moran was up and about at 6:45 a.m., which turned out to be a good time to spot a coyote planning out his day on Weld and Cerdan streets, which, depending on whom you ask, is either West Roxbury or Roslindale.
You never know what'll slither into the Charles River when you're just standing there, where Sawmill Brook enters the river at Millennium Park, looking at the little fish swimming by the shore. It was like 18 to 24 inches long.
WBZ reports the dog, now at the MSPCA's Angell Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, was found by a passerby on Friday at Centre and Willow streets.
Boston firefighters responded at 5:50 a.m. to 1212 VFW Parkway - across from the Home Depot - for a fire that quickly escalated to six alarms as a leaking gas main kept feeding the flames. Read more.
Progressives already split between two challengers in the 14th Suffolk state representative's district (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) now have a third candidate running against incumbent Angelo Scaccia, who has been a state rep for 41 years now. Read more.
Daniel Guzman alerts us that Diarmuid O'Neill is changing the name of his almost eponymous Centre Street restaurant from Eat with Jack O'Neill to the Squealing Pig - the name of the two other restaurants he owns. The mural on the side with the old trolley version of Centre Street and of Dapper O'Neil shaking hands with his former boss James Michael Curley, painted back in the West Roxbury Pub days, remains.
BJ Ray reports he was walking his two dogs in Stony Brook Reservation (where West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Roslindale come together) around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday when the dogs darted after something - and promptly got attacked by about six coyotes.
3 or 4 dragged May off out of my sight. I was running through the woods at top speed and screaming. Rosie was unscathed and May was missing for a good 2 or 3 minutes. I was screaming for her (and freaking out) until finally she popped out from behind or under a rock. She had a few scrapes and a cut on her back. The coyotes didn't run away, by the way. They were half surrounding us and barking/howling. It was pretty harrowing.
Ever since Roche Bros. in West Roxbury re-opened its seafood department before Valentine's Day, one lobster went unsold: The biggest of them all, a lobster so large the other lobsters crowded around the edges of the tank just to stay away from him, so large that shoppers would bring their kids over to see him.
The poor plight of the lobster began to bother some people over in Roslindale, who used a neighborhood Facebook group to begin to ponder doing something about Larry's fate - yes, of course they named him Larry. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from a brewery that wants to open in Roslindale Square and a convenience store that wants to start selling adult beverages on VFW Parkway. Read more.
Tim West took in the Easter-egg hunt at the West Roxbury Education Complex today.
The Herald reports a West Roxbury Municipal Court judge has tossed the trespassing charges against 13 protesters who tried to block construction of a natural-gas pipeline in West Roxbury by, in some cases, chaining themselves to the pipe or the entrance to its end point at Grove and Centre streets. Read more.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to replace two houses on Washington Street at Stimson Street with a nine-unit condo building with - get this - more parking than required by neighborhood zoning. Read more.
Robin spotted this mini-Dino space saver tonight on Hastings Street in West Roxbury.
A judge today ordered Nathurlon Munnerlyn, charged with raping and then murdering a man in a West Roxbury housing complex in November, to remain in Bridgewater State Hospital for observation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
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