West Roxbury

By - 7/15/18 - 7:35 pm
Entering W Rox/Roz part of Progressive Massachusetts

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By - 7/13/18 - 4:01 pm

A West Roxbury dentist charges that Yelp not only refused to remove what he said was a malicious post about his pracitice, it changed the post's status from "unreliable" to "reliable" when he refused to buy ads on the site. Read more.

By - 7/11/18 - 9:46 pm
Deer at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched a deer watching a man who had no clue he had two sets of eyes on him Tuesday morning at Millennium Park: Read more.

By - 7/10/18 - 11:39 am

Widening a parkway in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain

The Boston City Archives have posted this digitized film reel from 1932, showing the work to widen Centre Street between VFW Parkway in West Roxbury and the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

A DPW inspector made the film (look for the brief shot of William T. Morrissey, the engineer who later got a boulevard in Dorchester named after him); his son donated it to the West Roxbury Historical Society, which in turn gave it to the Archives.

By - 7/9/18 - 9:25 am
Paraglider with propeller at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched a guy with a parachute and a propeller strapped to his back jump off the top of the hill at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By - 7/6/18 - 4:46 pm
Bald Eagle in West Roxbury overlooking the Charles River

At the very end of Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury, just behind the last building in the industrial park there, is a dead tree that towers over everything else. This afternoon, a bald eagle perched up there for a long time, taking in the view over the Charles River, the train tracks and the banks of Millennium Park.

By - 6/20/18 - 8:12 pm
Cops looking for kid

Cops walking through park to the river. Photo by Mary Ellen.

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.

By - 6/14/18 - 8:53 am

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.

By - 6/4/18 - 4:18 pm
Coyote on Weld Street

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.

By - 6/2/18 - 5:07 pm
Water snake at Millennium Park

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.

By - 6/1/18 - 11:19 pm

Manny Sifnugel announced tonight he's shutting his Masona Grill on Corey Street in West Roxbury in July. Read more.

By - 5/29/18 - 5:09 pm
By - 5/24/18 - 3:05 pm

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.

By - 5/18/18 - 11:30 am
Teepee in West Roxbury

But there's one on Centre Street near the Dedham line.

Earlier:
You don't see many Easter Island heads or giant chickens in West Roxbury, either.

By - 5/12/18 - 8:09 am
Fire on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

VFW Parkway fire. Photo by BFD.

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.

By - 5/4/18 - 9:39 am
Scaccia, Van Ness, Idowu, Uy

Scaccia, Van Ness, Idowu, Uy.

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.

By - 5/1/18 - 3:06 pm
Squealing Pig in West Roxbury

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.

By - 4/28/18 - 8:16 am

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.

By - 4/6/18 - 6:55 pm
Quick hug before he's released

A farewell before Larry is released. See it larger.

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.

By - 4/5/18 - 6:00 pm

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.