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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.