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By adamg - 1/14/20 - 11:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a proposal by the owners of what is now legally a two-family house at 133-135 Clement Ave. to turn their attic into a studio apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 1:43 pm
Car smash in West Roxbury

Tom the roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2:30 p.m. yesterday on Centre Street, between Northdale Road and where it splits off from Grove Street near the quarry in West Roxbury. He reports it looks like the driver hit one parked car, which then hit the one in front of it. The driver was able to get out on her own and onto a stretcher, he adds.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 10:09 pm
Old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Abandoned house turned abandoned realty office and empty bank branch.

A Canton builder has purchased two abandoned buildings on Centre Street, at Park Street, in West Roxbury, both of which it wants to bulldoze. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:23 pm
Creepy Santa in West Roxbury

Photo by Robin the roving UHub photographer.

Who knows what goes on inside the old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury? It's now guarded by a Santa that's had its hands replaced with small, yellow doll's hands, and who knows what it has sheathed in that "candle," so be careful.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:24 pm
Different temperatures on different sides of Centre Street

Hennigan Insurance on Centre Street in West Roxbury recently resumed broadcasting the temperature on its electronic signboard and, as with the time, things are different there than they are across the street at Rockland Trust.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 1:51 pm
Car with a license plate that reads MY CAH

Spotted this morning outside the West Roxbury Brueggahs.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 6:54 pm
Accord with no wheels in West Roxbury

Abner Bonilla spotted this freshly un-wheeled Accord this morning in front of the block of stores on Grove Street near Washington Street in West Roxbury, a a stretch that is hardly a remote area where wheel thieves can work without attracting much attention.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 10:15 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Gardner Street apartment building

Architect's rendering of proposed apartment building.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposal for 70 apartments and 18 town-home condos between Gardner Street and Charles Park Road - which includes weekday shuttle-bus service to the West Roxbury commuter-rail station on Lagrange Street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 5:16 pm
Turkeys on a lawn in West Roxbury

We spotted this rafter on somebody's lawn on Washington Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 3:04 pm

About 24 hours after E-5 Capt. Darrin Greeley announced he was organizing a crackdown on people who speed through Centre Street intersections without stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the conditions outside E-5: Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:40 pm
Morris with part of his group's proposal

Morris explains his group's ideas to make Centre Street safer.

The Boston Transportation Department has halted design work on a proposal to reduce Centre Street from the Holy Name Rotary to Spring Street in West Roxbury from four lanes to two and add pedestrian islands, bike lanes and new turn lanes so that it can study an alternative plan from a newly formed neighborhood group to keep four lanes but add pedestrian crossing lights at some intersections, re-stripe cross walks and step up police enforcement of traffic laws. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting four alleged postal purloiners they say were busy lifting letters out of a mailbox at one of West Roxbury's quieter corners early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 10:13 am

Update, 11/14: The BPDA board gave its OK today.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by B'nai B'rith Housing New England for 60 affordable apartments in a building between VFW Parkway and Baker Street, to the rear of Savers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/19 - 2:05 pm

WGBH reports that the now former West Roxbury Education Complex has been re-opened several times this fall for events, such as for police physical-fitness training. BPS says there's a difference between occasional openings and keeping it open for an entire school year and besides, police are trained to deal with things like ceilings collapsing on their heads, unlike students.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 1:00 pm
Big flag draped over Centre Street in West Roxbury to honor World War II flyer

Tim West was among those who gathered outside the Centre Street firehouse in West Roxbury, to honor 1st Lt. Joseph Finneran, of Iffley Road in Jamaica Plain, shot down in a raid over Ploesti, Romania in 1943. Finneran's remains were positively identified earlier this year and they were disinterred from an army cemetery in Belgium for permanent burial today in Mount Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 8:59 am
Van crash on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Scott reports the driver of this van climbed out a little bloody after hitting a light pole in front of Hennigan Insurance on Centre Street this morning, knocking down the street light and activating his airbags.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 9:39 am
Willow Street fire

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 208 Willow St. in West Roxbury around 9 a.m. for a two-alarm fire that did an estimated $500,000 in damage. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 9:25 pm
Human billboards on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

Photo by Maribeth Scott.

People with campaign signs for city-council candidates line both sides of Centre Street at Park Street this evening as part of the Steve Slyne/Harry Truman Society pre-election rally before everybody piled into the Irish Social Club to continue the festivities and hear candidates make last-minute pitches. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 4:28 pm

Scott reports somebody plastered car windshields at the Centre Street CVS today with flyers that declare West Roxbury the safest walking and bicycling neighborhood in the city and that the only reason the city is looking at reducing the number of travel lanes on the street is because of sinister "outside special interests." Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 10:29 pm
Part of a mailer that alleges the Bicycle Lobby is out to destroy West Roxbury

People in West Roxbury - and Roslindale - who get those blue ValPak envelopes filled with coupons this week got at least one "coupon" that advertises an alleged conspiracy by the "bicycle lobby" and people from outside the neighborhood to destroy West Roxbury by forcing bike lanes onto Centre Street, and down the throats of the good citizens of that leafy neighborhood.

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