West Roxbury

By - 11/7/18 - 8:46 am

This morning at Washington and Stimson streets, near Grove Street, WCVB reports.

By - 11/6/18 - 9:03 am
Human billboards outside Holy Name School in West Roxbury

Competing human billboards at Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Some early reports suggest heavy turnout even here in Massachusetts. Jessica reports an hour-wait at her Somerville polling place. Slydon reports "more people voting in Egleston Square than I've ever seen at midterms."

Long line in the North End: Read more.

By - 11/4/18 - 5:36 pm
Red trees on West Roxbury Parkway

There are three trees on West Roxbury Parkway on the West Roxbury side between Belgrade Avenue and Bellevue Hill that were brilliantly orange-red today.

By - 11/2/18 - 8:47 am

Parent Imperfect reports on a BuildBPS meeting in Roslindale that was supposed to focus on what BPS will be doing in Roslindale over the next decade but which instead became a session for people to demand BPS do more for kids at West Roxbury Academy and the Urban Science Academy than just let them disappear across the system when the schools shut. Also, seems nobody's yet produced the ISD reports that BPS says show the building they're in is about to fall apart.

By - 11/1/18 - 9:50 pm

Be a Masshole

Great Massachusetts political ad in 2018 or greatest Massachusetts political ad in 2018? Bonus: Videoed at West Roxbury's Porter Cafe. Language is NSFW and NSFYankeesFans.

By - 10/28/18 - 3:11 pm
Locomotive on fire in West Roxbury

Karl Seibert photographed the flames on a diesel behind the police station and the Roche Center in West Roxbury around 2:20 p.m. Took some video of firefighters clambering on the engine.

There is no passenger service on the line on Sundays.

By - 10/27/18 - 3:44 pm

Reports of power outages along Centre Street in the area of West Roxbury Parkway are coming in. Even the Starbucks on Centre Street was forced to close.

By - 10/21/18 - 3:59 pm
Hillary is the greatest, graffiti at Milllennium Park

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the graffiti at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, is silent about the unleashed dog right behind it. Read more.

By - 10/20/18 - 11:03 am

An outraged citizen with two sons at the Joyce Kilmer School on Baker Street files a 311 complaint: Read more.

By - 10/18/18 - 1:10 am

Boston school officials said last night that the West Roxbury Education Complex building almost didn't open for classes last month - and that emergency repairs done on it so it could pass inspection will only hold out for the rest of the school year. Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 7:04 pm

Word is starting to come out tonight of schools that BPS officials want to shut as part of an ambitious program to consolidate Boston students into fewer, but modernized, school buildings. Among the first to go under the BuildBPS program, Start Smart BPS reports, are the West Roxbury Academy and the Urban Science Academy. Read more.

By - 10/12/18 - 11:19 am

WBZ reports Holy Name Parish on Centre Street was evacuated this morning after one student fell ill during a mass and several others complained of nausea.

By - 10/4/18 - 11:15 pm
Turkeys crossing in front of school buses at the Ohrenberger in West Roxbury

To get to school on time, Molly the roving UHub photographer discovered at the Ohrenberger in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 9/29/18 - 10:01 am
Firefighters at Chellman Street fire in West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:53 a.m. to 59 Chellman St., at VFW Parkway, for a fire that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The one resident of the single-story home was safely evacuated, the department reports. The cause is under investigation.

By - 9/28/18 - 8:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents some of Boston's more countrified areas in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, went on a Twitter tear, well, tearette, tonight about all the coyotes his constituents are reporting

I’ve also seen a huge explosion in the number of rabbits around the neighborhood. Unfortunately for the rabbits, these two phenomena ARE related.

Indeed: Read more.

By - 9/14/18 - 11:42 am
Van Ness

Gretchen Van Ness, who came in second to incumbent state Rep. Angelo Scaccia in a field of five in the Democratic primary for the 14th Suffolk state representative district (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) told supporters today she will run again in 2020 but that for now, she will concentrate her free time on working to support Question 3, which would enshrine transgender people's right against discrimination in public places. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 10:40 pm
Scaccia

Angelo Scaccia, who has served in the state House of Representatives since 1973 - except for two years - won re-election tonight in the 14th Suffolk district, which covers Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury.

Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 12:15 pm
Architect's rendering of 1507 VFW Parkway

Architect's rendering.

A Waltham developer has filed plans for its two-building, 258-unit apartment development along VFW Parkway, between the Boston Trailer Park and Prime Motors. Read more.

By - 8/28/18 - 3:02 pm

MassDOT reports it will be shutting the West Roxbury Parkway bridge over the train tracks near Belgrade Avenue for repairs from Saturday until Monday. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 1:33 pm
Proposed flag for City Hall Plaza

From Shurtleff's request to the city.

Hal Shurtleff, a West Roxbury resident and former John Birch Society member, is suing the city for refusing to let him fly a flag with a prominent cross on on one of the three flagpoles at City Hall Plaza for a pro-Christian event he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza on Sept. 17. Read more.