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By adamg - 10/23/20 - 11:06 pm
Skull at sunrise in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched the skullrise in foggy West Roxbury yesterday morning, even as Paul Friedmann was spotting an angel rising above Roslindale.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 10:24 am

The Scope talks to Michael Fagone about the little library he's installed on Quinn Way, off Centre Street, near the Y, where you can browse and take books about race and racism. He's building a second one, as well.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 7:07 pm
Apreala running through Holy Name rotary

Apreala (in blue) coming into Holy Name rotary.

Bena Apreala, who was stopped by three ICE agents on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury last Tuesday, ran up and down West Roxbury Parkway today, accompanied by Black Lives Matter supporters, including two passes around the Holy Name rotary, where they were cheered by participants in the now weekly Monday BLM vigil. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 5:28 pm
Spooky birds in the muck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of rusty blackbirds looking more like evil mudbirds down in the muck along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 9:35 pm
Reddish orange leaves at Millennium Pak

Some leaves along the path by the Charles River in Millennium Park this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 4:05 pm

WBUR reports that after first playing the neither confirm nor deny game, ICE in Boston today acknowledged that it was three of its agents who stopped Bena Apreala, a lifelong Boston resident, as he jogged on VFW Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 10:55 am

Update: Jogger Bena Apreala now represented by the ACLU.

At a press conference mainly about Covid-19 this morning, Mayor Walsh blasted both the three chest fanny-pack wearers who tried to interrogate a Black jogger on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury yesterday and ICE's refusal to confirm or deny if they were ICE agents. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 11:40 pm

Update: ICE changes its mind and acknowledges those were its agents.

WBUR rang up the ICE office in Boston to ask about the three guys with chest fanny packs who stopped a black jogger on VFW Parkway today. ICE said it could neither confirm nor deny whether those guys were actually ICE agents.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 2:40 pm
ICE guys

Guy with walkie-talkie and two associates, from the jogger's video.

A Black man out for a jog down leafy VFW Parkway in West Roxbury today reports he was stopped by three guys who got out of an SUV and tried to ask him questions and asked for his ID, at least until he took out his phone and began recording them - after they showed him badges that read "ICE" [See video]. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 10:15 am
Coyotes in the mist

Mary Ellen watched a pair of coyotes cross the drought-lowered Charles River from Cutler Park on the Dedham/Needham line over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester, spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 2:35 pm
Merlin and Jays at Millennium Park

The other day, Mary Ellen was down at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when she saw a merlin and some blue jays. And then more jays. Eventually, about eight of the screaming birds surrounded the raptor and chased it away. And then they followed it and chased it away again. And again. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 9:33 am
Self-serve checkout coming to Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

The Roche Bros. in West Roxbury is gearing up for self-service checkout.

Remember when they used to walk your groceries out to your car?

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 6:28 pm
Woman with Love and Justice banner

As they've done every Monday since June 1, West Roxbury and Roslindale residents stood around the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury with signs to remind rush-hour motorists that Black Lives Matter. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 10:35 pm
Milk Snake

Update: Local snake and turtle expert Andrea Howlett says this is actually a northern water snake, not a milk snake.

Mike Bresinski spotted this snake today at Brook Farm off Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 10:25 pm
Orange tree at Millennium Park

One tree at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury wasn't wasting any time getting ready for fall today.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:01 am
Honoring Paul Reid at Baker Street and VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports that this morning, she saw a man who saluted a memorial sign at Baker Street and VFW Parkway, then stood at ease for several minutes looking up at it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/20 - 12:46 pm
Yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury the other day, reports they're not a common visitor there - possibly because they prefer they tend to prefer bug foraging in the canopies of large forests.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:19 pm

The other day, Samuel Watson was kayaking on the Charles River, about a half mile down from Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when he spotted this coyote.

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