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By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:01 pm
UHub Copter Recon Unit

From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 10:13 pm
Old  New England Telephone and Telegraph manhole cover

If you walk up Washington Street along Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury, you might come across this ancient New England Telephone & Telegraph manhole cover in the sidewalk - along with several old Edison Electric Illuminating Co. covers: Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:58 am

As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 12:45 pm

For the past couple of weeks, somebody's been going around Roslindale tossing plastic Easter eggs into people's yards that, when opened, have the above piece of paper in them. Calling the candidate a "communist" would be kind of laughable for anybody who actually knows what "communism" means, but aside from that, it's become a code-word for "Asian-American" since the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 5:21 pm

Michael O'Reilly of West Roxbury was arraigned today on one count each of posing a child in a state of nudity and dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/15/21 - 1:46 pm

Work on a long unused parking lot between the Waves car wash and the McDonald's on VFW Parkway northbound, on the stretch that feels like Dedham but is really West Roxbury, is to clear space so the car wash can add a second drive-through tunnel and more vacuums, according to permits issued over the past few months by ISD.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:49 pm
Firefighter at Millennium Park drain

Update: WCVB reports the dog, a foxhound named Hubert, but nicknamed Bubba, has been rescued.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters are at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury working to free a dog trapped in a drainage pipe. The park is the former Boston city landfill, now capped with clay, a plastic liner and grass-covered dirt, along with a variety of pipes for draining rain and collecting methane gas.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 7:50 pm
Eagle on Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of bald eagles over Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today. This one was much larger, so was probably the female, she says.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 11:52 pm
Fallen leaves in the water

Mary Ellen looked down into the water at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today for evidence that fall is here.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 12:50 pm
Fuzzy squirrel

At Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday, Mary Ellen spotted this squirrel who just wanted to be left alone.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 10:44 pm
Harvest moon rises over the Five Sisters off Winthrop

Matt Frank and some other beachgoers watched the Harvest Moon rise tonight over Graves Light off Winthrop.

Mary Ellen watched it in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 9:59 pm
Police supporter being dragged away after taking a swing at some protesters

Police supporter getting dragged away after failing to punch some protesters in West Roxbury.

A man who claims to support the police got about 30 people to join him outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury, where for two hours this afternoon, they shared a relatively small space on the sidewalk with a similarly sized group of people who want to defund police, each side screaming and bellowing at the other and only occasionally trying but failing to punch out some opponents. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 8:54 pm

Some Abington guy is organizing a "back the blue" rally in front of the E-5 police station, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. A group that disagrees is organizing a You Can't Hide Behind Your Flag: Rally Against Far-Right Hate Group America Backs the Blue for the same location. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 3:00 pm
Allandale Residences rendering

Rendering by Merge Architects.

Two residents of leafy Allandale Street last week sued the BPDA for its approval of a contentious 16-unit townhouse development next to Allandale Woods, accusing the agency of violating Boston's own requirements for approving the project and ignoring concerns by the city parks department about the potential impact on the woods. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/21 - 9:27 pm
Dramatic sunset over Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched the sun go down over Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 1:28 pm

A woman who gave a West Roxbury address was arrested in Pinellas County, FL the other day for allegedly driving a golf cart through an active SWAT scene she had nothing to do with. She was naked at the time, police say (note: the story says "Roxbury," but the actual police report, which is linked from the story, shows a West Roxbury address, although possibly not the correct one, since city assessing records list the owners as having Chinese names, rather than her English name).

By adamg - 9/7/21 - 10:04 am
Proposed additions

What the Monzon house (center) would look like under plan approved by zoning board. From 5/4 hearing.

Four people living at 171 Maple St. in West Roxbury have sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its approval of plans by their neighbors at 175 Maple St. to expand their house upward by adding a second floor and an attic. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/21 - 5:04 pm
Tennis balls in a West Roxbury swamp

Mary Ellen discovered yesterday that the swamp between the old West Roxbury High School and VFW Parkway in West Roxbury is full of dead tennis balls - with some dead baseballs for variety.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:25 am
Eagle at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this morning.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 9:07 pm
Rising moon

Mary Ellen watched tonight's moonrise from the old West Roxbury High School.

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