West Roxbury

By - 2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 12:41 pm

The Globe reports a man died after driving into a pickup plowing snow on Washington Street just past the Speedway and the Dunkin' Donuts, shortly after 1 a.m.

By - 2/13/19 - 2:20 pm
Memorial for woman killed on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Somebody's created this memorial for Marilyn Wentworth, a lifelong West Roxbury resident who died Feb. 5 when hit by a car on Feb. 5 at Centre and Hastings streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/7/19 - 4:04 pm

City and state elected officials are vowing an immediate increase in traffic enforcement along Centre Street to try to reduce the odds of pedestrians getting run down, following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Tuesday, City Councilor Matt O'Malley says. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 6:30 pm

In 2015, a West Roxbury man suffered a traumatic brain injury at Center and Hastings streets when one driver stopped for him to let him walk across but another did not and slammed into him. Yesterday, a woman who was hit by a car at the same intersection died of her injuries.

In 2017, a Northeastern civil-engineering professor and one of his students wrote a detailed study on how to curb such crashes along Centre Street between the Holy Name rotary and Lagrange Street. Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 5:40 pm

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., 2/6: City Councilor Matt O'Malley reports the woman died.

WFXT reports a pedestrian suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash around 4 p.m. at Centre and Hastings streets. The driver remained on scene and tried to render aid.

By - 1/29/19 - 3:36 pm

Councilor Matt O'Malley reports that actual demolition began today at 425 Lagrange St., the moldering one-time asthma-inhaler factory that has sat rotting through fire and flood to annoy West Roxbury residents.

Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA today released a ton of proposals to change its bus routes, including one of the longest routes in its system: The 34/34E that runs from Forest Hills all the way to Walpole. Read more.

By - 1/27/19 - 3:56 pm
Limping coyote of West Roxbury

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about a "very large" and seemingly injured coyote on Mount Vernon Street near Montview Street in West Roxbury around 1:30 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 8:29 pm

A Westwood developer wants to put 72 units of housing in two buildings on Heron Street, just south of the Speedy Market on Washington Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 1/6/19 - 7:13 pm
Jesus, what a billboard

A billboard that declares only Christians can know God has blown up West Roxbury and Roslindale Facebook groups over the past couple of days, with posts from people saying we all need more Jesus in our lives alternating with posts with non-Christians and others who object to the in-your-face-message and posts from people who say everybody should just get over it. Read more.

By - 12/27/18 - 9:29 am

Friends of Shannan McNamara are raising funds to help her and her son Kyle after their Perham Street home burned down on Christmas. They were away at the time, but their cat, Stanley, died.

By - 12/25/18 - 6:18 pm
House on fire on Perham Street, West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 4 Perham St. in West Roxbury around 450 p.m. for a fire that did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

The department reports the home's residents were away today. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

By - 12/20/18 - 5:38 pm
Chairs saving space on Redlands Road in West Roxbury

Sure, tomrrow's forecast calls for torrential rain, but a Redlands Road resident knows you can never be too sure and so sets out some space savers just in case, as Megan Piccirillo shows us.

By - 12/20/18 - 9:14 am

WBUR reports on last night's 5-1 School Committee vote, in which members said the West Roxbury Education Complex is falling apart and there was just no place else in the system to put the West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy. Parents were outraged.

By - 12/17/18 - 10:12 am

Gary at Gary's Liquors on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury reports:

  • reduced plastic bag use by 100%
  • Paper bag use was reduced by 78%
  • 99.8% of the people were understanding and only a few were upset.
  • I think it will only be a matter of time until everyone gets used to bringing reusable bags when shopping.
  • I was truly shocked and encouraged as to how easy people seemed to accept it. Congratulations on this first step to help save the planet.
By - 12/6/18 - 12:29 pm
West Roxbury bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who walked into the TD Bank branch at 1833 Centre St. around 10 a.m. on Tuesday and presented a note demanding money, only he didn't get any, then fled.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 857-386-2422.

By - 12/2/18 - 5:55 pm

According to a 311 report filed around 10 a.m., there's a dead deer at the intersection of Blue Ledge Drive and Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury, not far from where a deer and a car collided on Washington Street last night. In recent weeks, deer have been crossing Washington Street regularly to get between Bellevue Hill and the main part of the reservation.

By - 12/1/18 - 10:30 pm

Kim Kendricken reports that around 8 p.m., she drove past an unusual scene on Washington Street inbound, just before West Roxbury Parkway: A deer lying on the ground, with two cars pulled over and some glass in the road. She said the deer did not appear mortally wounded: Read more.