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By adamg - 3/26/24 - 1:48 pm
Remains of bridge support across Spring Street

Abutment for where the bridge used to be. Behind the pole are detritus-covered stairs to the top of the embankment.

A developer is getting ready to build four single family homes off Spring Street in West Roxbury, on a former railroad right of way on which steam locomotives once paused to pick up passengers at a small train stop before thundering across a bridge over Spring Street, hauling commuters from Dedham to Park Square in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/24 - 9:30 pm
Empty bread shelves at one supermarket

Mary Ellen headed over to the West Roxbury Star Market this evening and, as you can see, was confronted with some pretty empty bread shelves in advance of Saturday's storm, which in the annals of New England storms, doesn't seem like it'll be a blockbuster or anything, but, you know, it's been like two years now since we've last gotten major snow, so God only knows how bad it'll get.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 10:25 pm
Custom House in the torrent

Custom House in the torrent. Photo by Matt Frank. See it larger.

Sarah Wroblewski reports Boston got nearly two inches of rain out of tonight's storm, more than local storm drains and roads could handle in a short amount of time. Some trees came down after being hit by lightning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/23 - 9:15 pm

Stanley Staco reports:

Shoplifter at Star Market made her escape in a Blue Tesla, on Spring St, BPD enrt to write report #147pm

No word if she made off with bags of shrimp.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 10:01 pm

An elderly man was hit by a vehicle on Spring Street in front of the Star Market in West Roxbury around 9 p.m. Because of the seriousness of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in. The driver remained on scene.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 1:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Bay Sweets Market, 120 Spring St. in West Roxbury, use some of its shelf space for beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:41 pm
Stunters on Centre Street in West Roxbury

West Roxbury residents couldn't help but notice the ad-hoc procession down Centre, Spring and Baker streets towards VFW Parkway yesterday afternoon.

Kerry Castor of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association was outraged: Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 5:52 pm
VFW Parkway at Spring Street in West Roxbury

In a normal afternoon rush hour, there'd be long lines of cars on both VFW Parkway and Spring Street at this intersection.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 6:40 pm

Donna's Cakes, 100 Spring St., announced today: Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:39 am

Joseph Adamo, who has run Joe's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St., where the Spring Street Cafe used to be, since last fall, hopes the Boston Licensing Board has a spare beer-and-wine license he could use to begin offering dinner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 6:59 pm

A builder putting up what was originally billed as a 13-unit, three-story residential building on Spring Street in West Roxbury is now seeking BPDA permission to add five more units to the nearly complete structure. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/19 - 11:51 am
Wanted for credit-card theft

Maybe he really needed a Big Gulp: Dedham Police report they are looking for this guy, whom they say broke into several cars in Dedham on March 18, found a credit card in one, then headed down Spring Street in West Roxbury to the 7-Eleven there.

If Pom-Pom Dude looks familiar, contact police at 781-751-9301.

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

BPD is turning 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.

By adamg - 7/30/18 - 3:17 pm

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., three vehicles collided where Centre Street veers off from Spring Street, sending four adults and a child to local hospitals. The crash may have happened when one of the drivers suffered some sort of medical emergency.

By adamg - 2/13/18 - 6:08 pm

Boston Police report officers on patrol early this morning collared a guy they say they'd spotted trying to break into Marino's Market & Deli, 1906 Centre St. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/17 - 8:46 pm

Baker Baker on Spring Street (at Baker) is closing for good at the end of the week. Owner Fran Kolenik says, though, she's looking at possible ways to keep making pies.

The news comes a couple weeks after the owner of the neighboring Kalembar Dune announced she's closing as well.

By adamg - 9/15/17 - 10:47 am

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.

By adamg - 8/24/17 - 11:02 am
320 Cafe coming soon to Spring Street in West Roxbury

Joseph Adamo, a chef with more than 20 years experience at restaurants in Europe and the US, is looking to turn the old Spring Street Cafe on Spring Street at VFW Parkway into a new place called 320 Cafe, possibly in time for a fall opening. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/17 - 9:02 pm
Pro-immigrant protesters in West Roxbury

Jeffrey Juris photographed the marchers outside the Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church and the Elks Club on Spring Street this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/22/17 - 3:59 pm

The Spring Street Cafe on, well, Spring Street, is no more, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. The cafe sold its Boston beer-and-wine license last month.

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