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By adamg - 8/7/20 - 11:00 am

14th Suffolk Candidate Forum on Climate Change, Housing & Equity

A question on qualified immunity, which provides protection for police officers and other municipal employees when they do something wrong while on duty, proved one of the more dramatic differences among the three candidates for state representative in the 14th Suffolk district - Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 9:07 am
Deer in the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a deer family wading into the low waters of the Charles River between Millennium and Cutler parks this morning.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 pm

8th Congressional Democratic Debate

The Walpole League of Women Voters sponsored an Eighth District debate between incumbent Steve Lynch and challenger Robbie Goldstein for the Sept. 1 Democratic primary.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 12:11 pm

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp. is holding a forum Thursday for the three candidates who want to replace retiring Angelo Scaccia as the state representative for the 14th Suffolk district, which covers Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 9:17 pm
On the Charles River between Boston and Dedham

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen watched a guy seeming to walk on water on the Charles River at Millennium Park today.

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By adamg - 7/27/20 - 12:25 pm

David Ertishek reports Kids Fun Stop in West Roxbury is shutting down for good due to Covid-19 - and will be selling off its stuff starting Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/20 - 10:10 pm
Juvenile mockinbird

Goofus glowers and squawks at anybody who comes near his berries.

Gallant always has a cheery smile for passerby and would offer his berries, if only he had some: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 11:41 am

Banh Mi Ngon, in the take-out section of Centre Street, has been reborn as Banh Mi Oi.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 10:11 pm
Frog in the mud

Mary Ellen reports coming across seven frogs sharing a mud puddle on a dirt path along the train tracks at Millennium Park today.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 12:31 pm
Egret stretches its neck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen continues her exploration of bird life along the Charles River and Sawmill Brook at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Yesterday, she spotted a pretzel bird, um, egret.

She also reports there's a family of peregrine falcons enjoying the towers along the road down to the canoe launch at the park: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 5:04 pm
Belted kingfisher at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this male belted kingfsher at Millennium Park yesterday. Unlike most other birds, they build their nests on the ground, along the streams in which they hunt for fish.

By adamg - 7/18/20 - 10:07 pm
Cicada killer wasp

Mary Ellen photographed one of several two-inch-long cicada killer wasps flitting around Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon. "They were quite impressive buzzing around," she says, adding they're relatively harmless - except to cicadas - they can sting, but usually won't unless they feel threatened.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 9:37 am
Egret on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen was out and about along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, where she spotted an egret hunting for breakfast and a rower paddling through the mist: Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 12:43 pm
Great blue heron enjoying a fresh fish snack at Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen reports the great blue herons have discovered the water around Millennium Park makes for some good fishing.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 8:56 pm
Deer and geese at Millennium Parrk

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pair of geese and what appears to be a pair of deer, but which she reports is actually a trio, but a fawn is hidden in the grass by the Charles River.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 9:01 am

WGBH interviews some of the senior Black Lives Matter protesters standing outside the West Roxbury retirement center yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 4:50 pm

The Squealing Pig on Centre Street announced today it has permanently shut. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:56 pm
O'Malley at vigil

O'Malley selfies at today's Black Lives Matter vigiil at Holy Name Rotary.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) stood with other Black Lives Matter supporters at their weekly vigil at Holy Name Rotary this afternoon after first tweeting out a response to last week's Blue Lives Matter rally at the same spot: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:16 am

Former City Councilor and lifelong West Roxbury resident John Connolly follows up on his thoughts on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station, by answering three questions he says he's gotten from people who, at least respectfully, disagree with him: Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 1:20 pm

Former at-large City Councilor and 2013 mayoral runner-up John Connolly shares his feelings on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station: Read more.

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