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By adamg - 8/19/19 - 4:33 pm
Incoming storm from top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury

With half the sky getting ominously dark (and the other half staying blue) around 4 p.m., we knew exactly what to do: Head to the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury to catch some storm-cloud action. We were not disappointed, but this time we had company: NBC Boston's radar station on wheels, its radome in the upright position, ready to Doppler the incoming storm like nobody's business: Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 11:21 am
Bobcat in Boston?

This morning, as she often is, Mary Ellen McMahon was walking her dog Jax along Sawmill Brook, which runs along the northern edge of Millennium Park, when she spotted a cat in the marshes. A really big cat. As big as 45-lb. Jax, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 7:56 pm
Black-crowned night heron at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this black-crowned night heron, the great blue heron's shorter-legged cousin, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:16 am
Heron Street rendering

Buildings set to take wing on Heron Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a builder's plans for an apartment building on one side of Heron Street in West Roxbury and a condo building on the other. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 12:18 pm

The mayor's office today announced that the Bluebikes network, which expanded last year to Roslindale, will add three stations in West Roxbury - and four new stations in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 7:20 pm

NBC Boston reports all three were thrown from their mini-van as it crashed on I-89 Sunday morning.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 7:11 pm
Great blue heron at Millennium Park

Over a couple of days, Mary Ellen has watched a great blue heron doing great blue herony things at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, including getting a bit of sushi for lunch.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 9:26 pm
Fire behind E-5 station in West Roxbury

Fire burns wire below transformer behind E-5; the scene on Centre. Photos by Thomas Papathanasiou.

Boston firefighters responded to the E-5 police station at Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway after an electrical line and a transformer behind the station caught fire around 8:50 p.m. As an Eversource crew arrived to shut off power, firefighters made sure the fire did not spread into the station, which was recently renovated.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 11:49 am

A woman pushing two children in a stroller spotted the coyote this morning on Grayfield Avenue between Mt. Vernon and Houston streets, steered well clear and called police. Limpy has been prowling the neighborhood for months, has not seemed to bother any people, but has evaded capture and continued to limp in all that time.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 3:34 pm

MassDOT reports people who normally ride the Needham Line on Saturdays will have to find another way to get around between Aug. 3 and Oct. 12 to let workers install a "positive train control" system that will make the line safer by keeping trains from going too fast and reducing the odds they might crash into each other.

Preparation for the new system has included cutting down trees along the right of way in recent months.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 5:17 pm
Clouds over VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Lena takes in the view north from VFW Parkway in West Roxbury:

Being in Boston but feeling like in Stranger Things 3.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 11:19 am
Deer and heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron and deer seeming to work together this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 4:03 pm
Great horned owl at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports she stayed "a respectful distance" from this great horned owl at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 6/29/19 - 9:35 am

Joe LaRusso reports the storm, which moved in around 7 a.m., knocked out power to roughly 2,700 homes and businesses in Roslindale and West Roxbury.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 11:51 pm
Fleetwood exxplains problems at large intersections.

Fleetwood explains problems at large intersections.

Boston transportation officials tonight unwrapped a proposal to make Centre Street safer through a new configuration with a single travel lane for motor vehicles in each direction, a center turn lane and dedicated bicycle lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 5:25 pm

Boston transportation officials tomorrow will show off their formal plans for curbing vehicular mayhem along Centre Street, spurred on by a pedestrian's death at Centre and Hastings in February. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 11:19 am
Architect's rendering of West Roxbury apartments

Developer Peter Davos of West Roxbury has filed detailed plans for the 70 apartments and 18 condos he wants to build along Gardner Street, behind the Oak Row Apartments he recently finished on VFW Parkway next to the Home Depot. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:01 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for 29 new single-family homes at the end of a West Roxbury section where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/19 - 12:32 pm
Proposed building off Baker Street

The owner of a commercial parcel between VFW Parkway, the Needham Line train tracks and Baker Street has asked the BPDA to let him build a 60-unit complex on three acres of the land as apartments rather than the condos the BPDA approved in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 11:30 am
Architect's rendering of West Roxbury homes

Toucan Road or Starling Street?

The Zoning Board of Appeal next week considers a request from a Canton developer for permission to build 29 new single-family homes at the end of the West Roxbury neighborhood where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

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