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By adamg - 12/9/23 - 6:33 pm
Aref and crew at Millennium Park treet

Mary Ellen reports she came across some of the folks who have been decorating a living Christmas tree at Millennium Park in West Roxbury for years: Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/23 - 9:58 pm
Flipped car in West Roxbury

A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene around on Mountview Street near Hastings Street in West Roxbury around 9:20 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 4:12 pm

The Boston City Council voted 10-2-1 today to formally oppose BPS's plans to move the O'Bryant School from its current location on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury to a rebuilt West Roxbury Education Complex on VFW Parkway, saying that location, almost in Dedham, is just too far way for many students and that BPS has failed to really take into account the concerns of O'Bryant students, parents and teachers, let alone possible alternatives. Read more.

By emac - 12/3/23 - 1:42 pm
Cars parked in the bike lane, parking lane clear.

This week the Boston Transportation Department completed the Centre Street "Road Diet" by repainting the freshly-paved West Roxbury thoroughfare.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 10:39 am

The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee told police that when the Ford F-150 in front of him on Centre Street in West Roxbury wasn't moving, he figured he'd just swing around into the left lane and be on his way, according to a copy of a Boston Police report on a crash at the crosswalk at Centre and Maple streets around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/23 - 9:34 am
Two renegade basketball hoops in West Roxbury

First hoop asks: Wanna piece of me?

A determined citizen spent part of Sunday night cruising West Roxbury looking for wheeled basketball hoops just sitting on sidewalks like they owned the joint, and reported not one but two hoops on Willowdean Avenue and another 1.5 miles down the parkway at Temple Street and Temple Terrace. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/23 - 5:05 pm
Bird in puddle at sunrise

Mary Ellen found the Alicia Keys of the bird world the other day: A song sparrow in a puddle as the sun came up over Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 9:21 am
Red tree next to West Roxbury firehouse

Andrea Doremus Cuetara captured the tree next to the firehouse on Centre Street in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon.

Firehouse then and now.

By adamg - 11/11/23 - 10:01 am
Fall azalea

Mary Ellen spotted this blooming azalea in her West Roxbury yard yesterday. They normally bloom in the spring.

By adamg - 11/3/23 - 11:41 am
Map showing power outages across West Roxbury, Dedham, part of Roslindale

Outages at 11:30 a.m., via Eversource outage map.

Update, 3:15 p.m. Eversource reports 139 homes and businesses still without power in Boston, but no outages in Dedham, Brookline and Newton.

Eversource is blaming "equipment damage" for widespread outages that started around 10:45 a.m. in an area that extends from Brookline and Newton streets in the north to most of West Roxbury and Dedham in the south. Parts of Roslindale as far east as Roslindale Square are also affected. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 8:54 pm

Parents at the Lyndon School on Mt. Vernon Street in West Roxbury got e-mail today about "graffiti containing racially offensive language and inappropriate images" sprayed in a couple of classrooms and a hallway over the weekend.

School staffers counseled students who may have seen the graffiti. Boston Police are investigating.

By adamg - 10/28/23 - 5:08 pm

Basem Metri, who owns Fairouz, 5268 Washington St. in West Roxbury, announced this week he's closing the restaurant to focus entirely on catering. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 9:36 am
Rainbow over Millennium Park

Mary Ellen captured a relatively rare morning rainbow, over Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 5:15 pm
Christmas tree decorated for Halloween

Festive dual-season holiday tree at the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 3:00 pm
Message from Ohrenberger School to parents about undercooked chicken delivered yesterday

A fed-up parent of a child at the Ohrenberger School on West Boundary Road in West Roxbury forwarded this note the school sent out yesterday. The school has a brand-new kitchen, but it's been out of commission since the start of the year and so far BPS has yet to get it fixed, so instead the school has been serving packaged lunches - some of which showed up yesterday as unsafe to serve.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 1:29 pm
Immature Cooper's hawk at Millennium Park

This immature Cooper's hawk at Millennium Park in West Roxbury stayed still long enough for Mary Ellen to compose a portrait shot yesterday.

She reports that, in addition to Younghawk, she also spotted a pair of bald eagles perched atop one of the communications towers along Rivermoor Street, where they get a clear view of the various twists of the Charles there - the first time she's spotted eagles there in awhile: Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 8:59 am
Orange sunrise over Harvard Stadium

Ari Ofsevit caught the sunrise over Harvard Stadium this morning.

In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the dawn break over the old West Roxbury High School: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 10:31 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) candidates Ben Weber and William King will meet in a forum Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Casa Verde in Jamaica Plain that will also feature an all-you-can eat lunch for $2.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 9:13 pm
Pedestrian crossings dug up at Centre and Hastings streets

Thomas Gunning Kelley looks over dug-up pedestrian crossings at Centre and Hastings.

A contractor hired by BTD has begun tearing up pedestrian crossings along Centre Street in West Roxbury as the first phase of a project that will reconfigure the road from four car travel lanes to two, with new center turning lanes, pedestrian crossings and dedicated bike lanes along the sidewalks, protected from traffic by parked cars. Read more.

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