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By adamg - 11/12/19 - 10:13 am

Update, 11/14: The BPDA board gave its OK today.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by B'nai B'rith Housing New England for 60 affordable apartments in a building between VFW Parkway and Baker Street, to the rear of Savers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:46 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. a driver plowed into a utility pole on Baker Street near the cemeteries between VFW Parkway and the West Roxbury line, taking down some live wires. About half an hour later, another driver plowed into another utility pole near Cutter Road and the Little League fields. Police have blocked the road in both locations.

Lagrange Street is looking pretty good right now.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 8:55 pm

B'nai B'rith Housing New England of Brighton wants to buy an approved but as yet unbuilt 60-unit residential project off Baker Street in West Roxbury and hopes to rent all of the units as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/19 - 12:32 pm
Proposed building off Baker Street

The owner of a commercial parcel between VFW Parkway, the Needham Line train tracks and Baker Street has asked the BPDA to let him build a 60-unit complex on three acres of the land as apartments rather than the condos the BPDA approved in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/18 - 6:13 pm
Larry memorial

Somebody created a small memorial at VFW Parkway and Baker Street for Larry the Turkey, killed yesterday when he refused to yield to a car. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/18 - 8:59 pm

Johanna Griffiths reports Larry the Turkey died tonight as he lived: Challenging a vehicle at the intersection of VFW Parkway and Baker Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/18 - 6:08 pm
Larry the Turkey

"OK, who's next?!?" Larry gobbled angrily at Maribeth Scott this afternoon.

Two DCR employees with nets learned not to tangle with Larry the Turkey today - he beaked off their attempts to capture him and get him away from his haunts in the middle of the intersection of Baker Street and VFW Parkway this afternoon, according to a discussion on the Chronicles of West Roxbury II Facebook group. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/18 - 5:41 pm

Larry, the formerly peaceful turkey turned fire-spitting hellspawn by a misguided, if well meaning motorist, is upping his game - and his attacks on cars at VFW Parkway and Baker Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/18 - 11:19 am

Alderfish reports that Larry the Baker Street turkey, who has spent the past couple of months dodging cars on VFW Parkway at Baker Street, has turned angry and is now attacking cars, which is probably not good for his long-term health:

After becoming offended last night by a well meaning driver shooing him out of the way, Larry has decided to regain his dominance by fighting off advancing cars.

By adamg - 12/25/17 - 1:55 pm
Turkey on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

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 - 3/28/17 - 10:47 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a proposal to replace a single-family home on Baker Street just north of VFW Parkway with a set of five townhouses. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/16 - 10:02 am

The Bulletin reports on a proposal from a guy who is looking at a site on Baker Street, but is amenable to putting it somewhere else in the neighborhood.

By adamg - 6/2/16 - 3:43 pm

The owner of an office building off VFW Parkway near where the Needham Line crosses under Baker Street has told the BRA it wants to build 56 residential condominiums on the land. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/16 - 11:22 pm
Proposed Baker Street condo project

Architect's aerial rendering. Dashed line at top is the railroad.

Many of the residents who attended a BRA get-together on a 138-condo complex proposed for Baker Street where it crosses the Needham Line opposed the idea, saying that's a bad location for so many cars - 210 parking spaces proposed- and worrying about the effect on already oversubscribed local BPS schools, according to Tim Sullivan, who attended the session at the West Roxbury Elks. He added a number of residents expressed doubts the BRA would really listen to their concerns.

By adamg - 12/18/15 - 12:34 pm

A developer is looking to put 138 condos in a cluster of buildings off Baker Street, across from the Catholic Memorial baseball field and hard by the Needham Line tracks.

The BRA and the mayor's office are holding a "pre-file" meeting for residents to get a first look at the proposal, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the West Roxbury Elks on Morrell Street. Read more.

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