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By adamg - 5/20/20 - 11:00 am
Virginia rail in Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports spotting a a Virginia rail along the brook that runs along Millennium Park in West Roxbury - they breed and feed in the sort of marshes one can find along the brook. The birds can be hard to spot, but easier to hear - especially during breeding season, which is now, they sound like little grunting pigs, she reports.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 9:03 am
Firefighters on Oriole Street in West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 44 Oriole St. in West Roxbury around 4 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 2:20 pm
Deno's in West Roxbury re-opening

The sign on the front door of Deno's Pizza on Centre Street in West Roxbury offers hope to people who want to surprise mom with a large pie, announcing a Sunday re-opening (although the 9th is Saturday). Deno's closed at the beginning of April due to coronavirus concerns.

Meanwile, down the street, Anna's is saying come on in, the donuts are fine: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 5:07 pm

Look familar? Contact the MSPCA.

Boston Police report that when an officer doing paperwork at District E-5 was alerted a wayward canary was risking death in the Holy Name rotary just outside the station doors, he rushed into action, stopping traffic and scooping up the tweetybird for a seat of honor in his cruiser. Nobody came forward to claim the bird, so police handed it over to the MSPCA for care.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 10:11 pm
American kestrel at Millennium Park

On a walk around Millennium Park in West Roxbury today, Mary Ellen spotted both an American kestrel - the smallest of the falcons - and some cygnets settling in for a nap. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 5:48 pm
Firefighter at Morrell Street fire

Firefighter before order given to get away from the building. Photo by Michael Moxley.

Boston firefighters responded shortly before 6 p.m. to at Reliable Lawn Care, 37 Morrell St., off Spring Street, near the VA hospital, for what turned into a 2-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/20 - 8:55 pm

The Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St. goes before fhe Boston Landmarks Commission on Tuesday to seek permission to install 48 solar panels on the roof ot its parish hall, located on Corey Street behind the main church building.

Because of the current pandemic, the meeting will be held on Zoom, starting at 4 p.m.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 10:51 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about unending thrumming in West Roxbury:

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 11:41 pm
Flaming trash behind Party City

Boston firefighters responded to the rear of Party City, 1580 VFW Parkway shortly before 11:30 p.m. when a flames from a pile of burning trash extended to the building. Firefighters doused the flaming debris and the rest of the fire before it could breach the walls of the building. Arson investigators were requested since trash doesn't usually self-immolate like that. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 8:23 pm
Armored Boston police officers at the scene with a K-9.

Officers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Shortly before 8 p.m., somebody called 911 to report a person shot on Greaton Road in West Roxbury - by somebody who might be holed up inside a house there with a pipe bomb. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 2:06 pm

Wearing blue gloves and a mask, former City Councilor Rob Consalvo today filed signatures to get on the September Democratic primary ballot to replace 14th Suffolk State Rep. Angelo Scaccia, who is not running for re-election. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 5:45 pm
Tree on a house in West Roxbury

Gary the roving UHub photographer spotted a tree that was foiled in its descent to the ground by a house on Dent Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

Over in Dorchester, Kate Kelly reports a large tree on the grounds of the Neighborhood House Charter School managed to fall just right - missing both her house and anything important on the school grounds: Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 4:23 pm
Large tree down on Centre Street in Jamaica Plai

Around 3:30 p.m., Steve Porcella snapped the large and formerly stately tree that shut VFW Parkway inbound between Corey and Hancock Village when it came down.

Further up the road, near the Castle in JP, a large tree limb came crashing down, as Sarah Freeman spotted: Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 1:23 pm

On a drive up from Dedham today, Gio Valencia noted the length of the line to get into the new West Roxbury Popeyes, the one that opened last weekend in the middle of the pandemic, just up the road from the Dedham Chick-fil-A: Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 8:33 pm
New Popeyes now open in West Roxbury

Popeyes opened its newest fried-chicken place this weekend, on VFW Parkway northbound in West Roxbury, between the McDonald's and the Burger King. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 1:22 pm

All across Boston, kids convinced the 'rona's not going to get them have easily cut the zip ties city parks workers used to make basketball hoops unusable - except in West Roxbury, where a concerned citizen reports it took one "selfish young man" two whole days to figure out how to undue a zip tie at the basketball court at Billings Field.

By MMMMpapis - 4/5/20 - 12:55 pm

I heard Popeye's is finally open on Rt.1 in West Roxbury. And there's a line right now for take out. Crazy times with other small businesses forced to close and losing thousands but someone else can open up a franchise in the middle of this pandemic and still make bank.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:44 pm
Roche Bro.s logo

Roche Bros. announced today that in addition to closing its stores on Easter Sunday, like it always does, this year it will keep them closed the next day as well, to give a bit of an extra break to workers, some of whom have been foregoing some of their normal time off, so they can "rest and decompress from the daily toll this has put on everyone."

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:41 pm

Deno's Pizza and Subs on Centre Street has announced it's closed for now:

For the safety of our customers, employees and families we are currently closed.
We’ll see you soon....

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:43 pm

Neal Doyle has put together a map of teddy bears in windows in the three neighborhoods for families that want to go teddy-bear hunting.

Window bears in Hyde Park.

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