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By adamg - 7/26/21 - 12:15 pm
Hazy start to the day at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen and Jax made their way through the haze at Millennium Park this morning.

By adamg - 7/25/21 - 4:45 pm

State Police report arresting a Brighton man whose car overturned on Rte. 128 at University Avenue early Saturday on a variety of charges, including felony motor-vehicle homicide while operating under the influence. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:32 pm
Turtle and green heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this odd couple - a turtle and a green heron - at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:46 am
Great blue heron in a tree by the CharlesRiver

Although night was approaching, that wasn't a night heron Mary Ellen spotted at Millennium Park yesterday - it was a great blue heron.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 2:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a family's plans to build a second house on a vacant lot next to their current home on Avalon Road in West Roxbury. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/11/21 - 2:42 pm
Sassy bunny

Mary Ellen reports from Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:53 pm
Butterfly in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports that after the rain stopped, she headed over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury - and found this eastern black swallowtail enjoying the local flora.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 4:41 pm
Toppled crane at VFW Parkway

Gary, of the eponymous liquor store on VFW Parkway, reports nobody was hurt when a lift toppled over at a small residential development under construction next to the Shell station on VFW Parkway inbound in West Roxbury this afternoon. In addition to a news helicopter, the fallen lift attracted kids from the nearby Hynes Field.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 12:35 pm
Where's the deer in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this deer along Sawmill Brook, which flows into the Charles at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 1:44 pm
Recycling truck disgorging its contents in West Roxbury

Jason Arnold captured the scene on Sanborn Avenue in West Roxbury, where a recycling truck burped and disgorged its contents today.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 12:24 pm
Monarch butterfly in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this monarch butterfly in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, bulking up on some milkweed.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 10:23 pm
Tree down

This afternoon, Matt the roaming UHub photographer spotted the remains of a tree laying across one side of the VFW Parkway, just past where Centre Street splits off from it, near Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 5:24 pm

Update: WFXT identifies the man as Jason Peri Bonilla of Roxbury.

State Police reported shortly after 8 p.m. that divers had recovered the body of a 19-year-old Boston man from Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:48 pm
Damselflies on a stalk jutting out of the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a couple of damselflies on a stalk in the placid water of the Charles River's Cow Island Pond stretch off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 12:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected without prejudice a proposal to replace the BP station at the corner of Centre Street and Belgrade Avenue with a bank because the lot's owner didn't show up at the hearing.

The vote means the owner can reapply for approval to beef up West Roxbury's bank census should it find a hearing date it could actually make.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 11:21 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday considers a proposal to replace the BP station on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue in West Roxbury with a brand-new bank branch with a drive-up window. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 4:26 pm
Heron with catfish

Mary Ellen was down by the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning and watched a great blue heron enjoy a fresh catfish meal. It took the bird a half hour to subdue and finally consume the entire large fish, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 9:20 am
One of the destroyed trees

DCR, we assume, planted some new trees along VFW Parkway at Atlantis Street in West Roxbury last Thursday. And sometime over the weekend, Mike Bresinski reports, somebody sawed them in half.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 8:24 pm

Updated with O'Malley comments.

After reading what Alexandra Oliver-Dávila had to say about their constituents, state Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) are calling for her to resign. Read more.

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