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By adamg - 6/13/19 - 11:19 am
Architect's rendering of West Roxbury apartments

Developer Peter Davos of West Roxbury has filed detailed plans for the 70 apartments and 18 condos he wants to build along Gardner Street, behind the Oak Row Apartments he recently finished on VFW Parkway next to the Home Depot. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:01 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for 29 new single-family homes at the end of a West Roxbury section where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/19 - 12:32 pm
Proposed building off Baker Street

The owner of a commercial parcel between VFW Parkway, the Needham Line train tracks and Baker Street has asked the BPDA to let him build a 60-unit complex on three acres of the land as apartments rather than the condos the BPDA approved in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 11:30 am
Architect's rendering of West Roxbury homes

Toucan Road or Starling Street?

The Zoning Board of Appeal next week considers a request from a Canton developer for permission to build 29 new single-family homes at the end of the West Roxbury neighborhood where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 2:10 pm

Mark Regan, 38, was sentenced today to life in prison for murdering his father, also named Mark Regan, in their Perham Street home on March 14, 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:39 am

Joseph Adamo, who has run Joe's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St., where the Spring Street Cafe used to be, since last fall, hopes the Boston Licensing Board has a spare beer-and-wine license he could use to begin offering dinner. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 7:29 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 12:28 pm
Wanted for Corrib Pub safe robbery

Boston Police have posted photos of two guys they say broke into the Corrib Pub at Centre and Lagrange streets sometime early on May 13 and stole a safe containing the restaurant's daily receipts. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 5:45 pm

Members of the newly formed West Rox Walks recently walked the roughly mile-long stretch of Centre Street from the Holy Name rotary to Weld Street survey the street and compile notes on how to make the street safer - mainly for pedestrians, but also for bicyclists and drivers.

By Kent - 5/17/19 - 11:27 am

Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale to hear from the candidates running for City Council District 5. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!

Boston City Council District 5 nominally consists of Hyde Park and Roslindale. Current City Councilor Tim McCarthy is not seeking reelection this term. There are nine candidates vying for that seat and all have been invited. Ricardo Arroyo, Maria Farrell, Justin Murad, Alkia Powell & Mimi Turchinetz have confirmed that they plan to attend this forum to speak with you.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 10:40 pm
SUV on fire in West Roxbury

Sam captured the scene on that bit of Lagrange Street that goes from Washington Street onto Enneking Parkway by the church parking lot around 7:15 p.m.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 1:02 pm
Coyote in West Roxbury backyard

A concerned West Roxbury citizen took a look out his or her back window and suddenly needs advice from 311: Read more.

By Kent - 5/4/19 - 2:39 pm
Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale Logo

Do you know who is newly running for Boston City Council? Do you know if they support your issues? Ask them. Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale will be hosting an opportunity for all those running to briefly speak and then mingle where you can speak to them directly. Share with them your passions and concerns. Tell them what issues are important to you and see where they stand. Nine challengers are scheduled to participate: Domingos DaRosa, Priscilla Flint-Banks, David Halbert, William King, Peter Lin-Marcus, Julia Mejia, Jeff Ross, Alejandra St. Guillen, Taushawn Tinsley. Purchase food and drink from the restaurant menu.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 1:14 pm

District City Councilors Matt O'Malley and Tim McCarthy both oppose a proposed charter school on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, near where their districts meet, but they said today there's no way they're supporting a resolution by at-large Councilor Althea Garrison to put the entire council on record as opposing the proposal. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 12:46 pm
Beaver in Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this beaver giving her the eye as he or she swam in the Charles at Millennium Park this morning, near a big beaver house where Sawmill Brook empties into the river.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 6:59 pm

A builder putting up what was originally billed as a 13-unit, three-story residential building on Spring Street in West Roxbury is now seeking BPDA permission to add five more units to the nearly complete structure. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 11:41 am
Fissures on one of the paths at Millennium Park

A concerned citizen files a 311 report to ask that the city do something before his wife (feet shown for scale) is swallowed whole by one of the crevasses that have opened up on the paths around Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 9:24 pm
Rainbow over Centre Street in West Roxbury

Jason Bylsma reports he got to see a double rainbow from his porch on Centre Street in West Roxbury for the ten minutes it lasted as the sun went down this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 8:58 am

Boston Police report arresting two men and seizing cocaine on a West Roxbury side street Wednesday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 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.

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