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By adamg - 3/27/23 - 3:34 pm

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale holds a forum tonight for Rob Orthman or Roslindale and Celia Segel of Jamaica Plain, who are running in the May 2 Democratic primary for the 10th Suffolk state representative's seat Ed Coppinger recently resigned from. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 3:44 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 9:38 am

Celia Segal of Jamaica Plain has filed papers with the state for a possible run in the Democratic primary in May to replace Ed Coppinger, who recently resigned from the 10th Suffolk seat. Read more

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 9:33 am
Boston skyline at dawn

Karen captured the dawn over the Back Bay this morning.

In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the sun rise over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry: Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 9:23 am

Robert Orthman of Roslindale and Garrett Casey of Jamaica Plain have both filed with the state to run as Democrats for the 10th Suffolk state representative's seat Ed Coppinger resigned from this week. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 12:22 pm

The Secretary of State's office has set May 2 for primary elections to select candidates for May 30 special elections to replace outgoing state Reps. Jon Santiago (South End) and Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury and a smidge of Brookline). Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/23 - 11:01 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan got a good view of this morning's sunrise over Boston Harbor.

Down in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen briefly braved the cold at dawn at Millennium Park: Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 12:02 pm

The State House News Service reports state Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-10th Suffolk) is resigning next week for a new job at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, which was briefly led by Joe Boncore, who had quit his job as a state senator. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 3:33 pm
Peregrine falcon at moonset and sunrise in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen captured a falcon, up for an early breakfast, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 10:00 am

The owners of a three-story office building at 1208C VFW Parkway in West Roxbury say they want to replace it with a five-story, 55-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 11:41 am
Swirling clouds above Millennium Park

Mary Ellen couldn't help but look up this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 4:50 pm
Frieze that is an homage to leather frozen along the Charles River

It'll take more than one day to melt all the ice that formed in our brief sub-zero blast. Along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, a one-time homage to leather from Mechanics Hall (bulldozed to make way for the Pru) remained encased in ice around 3:30 p.m. today.

The ice also snared some tree branches: Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/23 - 10:00 am
Two eagles spotted at Millennium Park

This morning, Mary Ellen photographed one mature bald eagle and a mottled young eagle at Millennium Park, along the Charles River in West Roxbury - and reports she saw, but didn't catch on camera, another mature eagle flying around.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:56 am
snow bunting in the snow

Mary Ellen spotted a snow bunting in the snow at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning. For buntings, Massachusetts is where they fly south; as spring approaches, they'll fly back to the northernmost reaches of Canada and Greenland to breed.

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 12:10 am

A senior technology officer at the Lexington-based US branch of Takeda Pharmaceuticals and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday for allegedly setting up a fake consulting company that then billed Takeda for services it never actually provided. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/23 - 10:27 pm
Proposed bike lanes on new bridge

Proposed layout of replacement bridge by MassDOT.

MassDOT officials tonight showed off preliminary plans for the replacement for the West Roxbury Parkway bridge over the train tracks between Holy Name Rotary and Belgrade Avenue - plans that include a new center turning lane and a bicycle lane in either direction, even though the bike lanes will initially be of little use since the parkway doesn't currently have any marked bike lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/22 - 3:37 pm
West Roxbury bridge in poor shape

Westie bridge is crumbling down, crumbling down, crumbling down, my fair lady.

MassDOT plans to replace the bridge that carries West Roxbury Parkway between the Holy Name rotary and Belgrade Avenue over the Needham Line train track sometime in 2024, following a July inspection that found it in "poor" condition. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/22 - 10:18 am
Surveillance photos of West Roxbury bank robber

Surveillance photos via FBI.

The FBI's Violent Crime Task Force has released photos of the man it saysrobbed a Citizens Bank branch on VFW Parkway on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/22 - 2:55 pm

Update: Photos of suspect released.

The Citizens Bank branch in the Hancock Village mall on VFW Parkway at Independence Drive was robbed around 11:20 a.m., by a man dressed in all black and wearing a black ski mask, about 5'8", who passed a demand note, got some money, then ran across VFW Parkway towards Manthorne Road.

Officers investigating the bank robbery wound up arresting another man they happened to find in the parking lot who was wanted on a warrant unrelated to the robbery.

By adamg - 12/17/22 - 4:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting James Kenneally, 52 and a member of the force since 1997, on a charge of domestic assault and battery around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

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