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By adamg - 1/25/21 - 11:56 am

The Reliable Trading Post on Park Street, long a purveyor of everything from old dolls to clocks to old advertising signs, is closed this week and most of its contents now gone. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 4:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say officers caught trying to break into cars in Roslindale early this morning - and say he's now a suspect in a skein of car break-ins and vehicle thefts in Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 2:39 pm
Trump flag flying in West Roxbury

Even after the events of last week, the owner of the two-story building at Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury remains a Trump supporter and so has kept flying a flag reading "Trump 2020: No more bullshit" from a flagpole at the top of the building.

That's become a problem for Kimberly and Luis Arcos, who own Target Pizza on the first floor: Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:05 am
Bald eagle in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen shows us one of the two bald eagles she watched hanging out yesterday in the trees along the Charles River's Cow Island Pond, off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. Could the couple be searching for starter nest for a new family?

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 9:32 pm
Charles River at Millennium Park

For a couple of minutes at sunset this evening, the surface of the Charles River between Millennium Park in Boston and the Needham Line and Cutler Park in Dedham was very still. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/23/20 - 1:33 pm
Line at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

People were lining up outside the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury early this afternoon, a store counter only letting people in as people left. Roche Bros. shoppers tend to be ruthlessly efficient, though, so the line moved quickly.

By adamg - 12/21/20 - 8:39 am
Fluffy white dog in the snow

Mary Ellen snapped the rare beast this weekend at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 7:40 am

CommonWealth breaks the news, which comes after the BPDA postponed a public meeting on the proposal - nearly two years after the school first filed plans. The school says it might still push for the Roslindale site on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line if it can't find another location elsewhere.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 9:15 am
Mary Tamer

She may be from West Roxbury, but this photo from the Tamer campaign shows she knows how to get to the Jamaica Pond gazebo.

Mary Tamer, who served four years on the Boston School Committee, announced this morning she's running for the city council in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and a bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill). Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 9:09 am
Peregrine falcon perched by the Charles River in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this peregrine falcon yesterday, hanging out overlooking Cow Island Pond, a sort of Charles River bay off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 12/5/20 - 12:17 pm

Nearly two years after Roxbury Prep filed plans to replace the old Clay Chevrolet place on Belgrade Avenue with a new high school, the BPDA had scheduled a public meeting on the proposal. But BPDA planners sent out word Friday that the meeting, scheduled for this Tuesday, has been called off. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 5:32 pm
Matt and Margot O'Malley

Matt and Margot O'Malley

Matt O'Malley, who has a 6 tattooed on his arm for the city-council district he has served for ten years, announced today he won't be running for re-election next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 11:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an outlet of the Jersey Mike's sub chain has opened in a (gasp!) closed Dunkin' Donuts in that sort of rotary where Washington Street and Providence Highway (no longer confused with Rte. 1!) meet in Dedham.

That only solidifies that stretch of Providence Highway-into-VFW Parkway as one of the fast-food chainiest stretches of road in the immediate Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 1:59 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a medical dispensary in the basement of 1524 VFW Parkway, underneath Town Line Liquors and the Amazing sex-toys shop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:34 am
Raven eating a bagel

Mary Ellen spotted a raven eating a bagel in West Roxbury yesterday. No word where the bagel's from, but since it's West Roxbury, Local 138 would be a good caw.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 11:07 am
Big coyote

Blvckmachina couldn't help but notice this big, very healthy looking coyote just casually hanging out in his backyard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury. Once Wile E. realized he was being photographed, he slowly got up and casually sauntered away.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 11:49 pm

The Cooperative Bank reports it's shut its West Roxbury branch until Dec. 4 due to Covid-19 and that starting Friday, the lobbies at its Charlestown, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain branches will be closed to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:45 pm
Redpolls at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports a recent major burst of bird activity, or irruption, along the Charles River at Millennium Park as herds of birds, such as these redpolls, along with winter finches, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills from up north head south in search of food.

It’s really a sight to see at dusk at MP red-wing blackbirds and cowbirds also join in. Surely where Whoever wrote The Birds got their inspiration.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 11:54 am
People celebrating Biden win at Boylston and Charles street

Celebraton at Boylston and Charles continued for hours. Photo by Edward Orde.

John Hayden reports from Jamaica Plain this morning: Read more.

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