West Roxbury

By - 4/22/19 - 11:56 am

George DeFina, 71, owner of DeNo's on Centre Street in West Roxbury, died Saturday.

DeFina, who grew up in Roxbury and graduated from the Boston Trade High School, opened DeNo's in 1983.

By - 4/20/19 - 11:56 am
Race is on for Easter eggs in West Roxbury

Tim West reports the rains held off long enough for Parkway in Motion's 22,000-egg scrum at the West Roxbury Education Complex's fields this morning.

Roslindale had moved its hunt indoors based on today's forecast.

By - 4/19/19 - 12:04 pm

Developer Peter Davos of West Roxbury is proposing 70 apartments and 18 townhouse condos behind the 80-unit Oak Row apartment building he recently finished on VFW Parkway next to the Home Depot lot. Read more.

By - 4/17/19 - 6:23 pm

WCVB reports firefighters from several departments went into the marshes off Rte. 128 and Great Plain Avenue to a large brush fire that has caused delays on the Needham Line.

Josh Ostroff viewed the aftermath from a Needham Line train: Read more.

By - 4/17/19 - 3:16 pm
Heron Street rendering

Architect's rendering

Developer Peter Heaney today filed detailed plans with the BPDA fo 72 apartments in two four-story buildings on either side of Heron Street, a small street at one end of West Roxbury's bird-street neighborhood behind the Speedy Market on Washington Street and single-family homes along Grouse Street. Read more.

By - 4/5/19 - 11:51 am
Wanted for credit-card theft

Maybe he really needed a Big Gulp: Dedham Police report they are looking for this guy, whom they say broke into several cars in Dedham on March 18, found a credit card in one, then headed down Spring Street in West Roxbury to the 7-Eleven there.

If Pom-Pom Dude looks familiar, contact police at 781-751-9301.

By - 4/5/19 - 9:37 am
American kestrel over Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen watched an American kestrel hunting for a meal over Millennium Park yesterday.

By - 3/22/19 - 8:50 am
Progressive WRox/Roz part of Progressive Massachusetts

There are many inequities in the Boston Public School System. Many Boston residents are unaware of this. Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale will be hosting an event on April 9 to provide an opportunity to learn about these inequities. Progressive WRox/Roz has joined with NAACP-Boston, Lawyers for Civil Rights, JP Progressives, Downtown Progressives, Citizens for Public Schools, QUEST, and several other groups to form the Boston Coalition for Education Equity.

By - 3/22/19 - 12:26 am

Hey. Come here. I wanna tell you a story. At the Holy Name/Catholic Memorial dances I attended in my youth I never "grinded" with any boys. After one of the HN/CM dances I did find $211 on the ground when I went to buy some gum at White Hen Pantry. Westie continues its tradition of giving with this all-ages poetry contest courtesy of Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.

By - 3/2/19 - 6:12 pm
Getting ready for a snowball fight

ScaryHiggy shows Charlie and Eli, both 5, who have built up enough stocks to have a classic snowball fight in West Roxbury.

By - 2/27/19 - 11:22 pm
Al Wentworth describes his wife's death on Centre Street in West Roxbury as son Matthew listens

With son Matthew behind him, Al Wenthworth describes the crash that killed his wife, Marilyn.

As a hall full of people listened, Al Wentworth tonight described the crash that killed his wife Marilyn in the middle of Centre and Hastings streets on Feb. 5: Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 2:23 pm
Downed light pole at Hynes Field in West Roxbury

Daniel Guzman reports he was walking through Hynes Field in West Roxbury around 11:30 a.m., when this light pole came crashing down in a gust of wind. "Scared the crap out of me," he says. Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 12:41 pm

The Globe reports a man died after driving into a pickup plowing snow on Washington Street just past the Speedway and the Dunkin' Donuts, shortly after 1 a.m.

By - 2/13/19 - 2:20 pm
Memorial for woman killed on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Somebody's created this memorial for Marilyn Wentworth, a lifelong West Roxbury resident who died Feb. 5 when hit by a car on Feb. 5 at Centre and Hastings streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/7/19 - 4:04 pm

City and state elected officials are vowing an immediate increase in traffic enforcement along Centre Street to try to reduce the odds of pedestrians getting run down, following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Tuesday, City Councilor Matt O'Malley says. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 6:30 pm

In 2015, a West Roxbury man suffered a traumatic brain injury at Center and Hastings streets when one driver stopped for him to let him walk across but another did not and slammed into him. Yesterday, a woman who was hit by a car at the same intersection died of her injuries.

In 2017, a Northeastern civil-engineering professor and one of his students wrote a detailed study on how to curb such crashes along Centre Street between the Holy Name rotary and Lagrange Street. Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 5:40 pm

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., 2/6: City Councilor Matt O'Malley reports the woman died.

WFXT reports a pedestrian suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash around 4 p.m. at Centre and Hastings streets. The driver remained on scene and tried to render aid.

By - 1/29/19 - 3:36 pm

Councilor Matt O'Malley reports that actual demolition began today at 425 Lagrange St., the moldering one-time asthma-inhaler factory that has sat rotting through fire and flood to annoy West Roxbury residents.

Read more.