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By adamg - 9/20/23 - 3:31 pm

B’nai B’rith Housing, joined by city and state officials, today officially opened its 1208 Parkway complex of 60 income-restricted apartments off Baker Street in West Roxbury - with its entrance on VFW Parkway. Read more.

By Greta Gaffin - 6/23/23 - 2:52 pm
Bill MacGregor

Newly elected State Rep. Bill MacGregor ( West Roxbury, Roslindale, South Brookline) said he will continue predecessor Ed Coppinger's work on several road-safety projects in the district. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 9:08 pm
Otter in the West Roxbury High School marsh

Mary Ellen reports spotting an otter in the marsh/pond in between VFW Parkway and the old West Roxbury Education Complex today - and that she watched it eat a frog.

By adamg - 4/4/23 - 9:22 am
Trees with protective wooden hula skirts on VFW Parkway

Trees along VFW Parkway on either side of South Street at the West Roxbury/Brookline line are currently wrapped in protective wooden slats as a contractor hired by DCR gets ready to revamp the intersection with new left-turn lanes on the parkway and traffic signals. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/23 - 10:00 am

The owners of a three-story office building at 1208C VFW Parkway in West Roxbury say they want to replace it with a five-story, 55-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/22 - 10:18 am
Surveillance photos of West Roxbury bank robber

Surveillance photos via FBI.

The FBI's Violent Crime Task Force has released photos of the man it saysrobbed a Citizens Bank branch on VFW Parkway on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/22 - 2:55 pm

Update: Photos of suspect released.

The Citizens Bank branch in the Hancock Village mall on VFW Parkway at Independence Drive was robbed around 11:20 a.m., by a man dressed in all black and wearing a black ski mask, about 5'8", who passed a demand note, got some money, then ran across VFW Parkway towards Manthorne Road.

Officers investigating the bank robbery wound up arresting another man they happened to find in the parking lot who was wanted on a warrant unrelated to the robbery.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 2:07 pm

Windows on the long empty space next to Bruegger's at the strip mall on VFW Parkway are now plastered with signs advertising the imminent arrival of Kwench Juice Cafe, which promises, among other things, fresh raw juices, power juices, fresh raw smoothies, superfood smoothies, wheatgrass and turmeric shots and juice cleanses (to go, we assume), as well as some more solid items, such as salads. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 1:02 pm

Boston Police report half a dozen men up from Providence who police say shoplifted spools of electrical wire from the West Roxbury Home Depot on Thursday, then returned to remove more Friday morning, only they got caught. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/22 - 5:16 pm

A couple of guys from Providence came up to West Roxbury Wednesday night to steal catalytic converters, but they only managed to saw one off before they crashed in the big, scary rotary at West Roxbury and VFW Parkways, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:34 pm
Pet Supplies Plus on VFW Parkway

Somebody this afternoon drove into Pets Supply Plus on the southbound side of VFW Parkway just before the Dedham line. Brendan surveyed the damage. WHDH reports no injuries.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 9:48 pm

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 report today about what sure looks like a pile of about 30 plastic bottles filled with urine at VFW Parkway and Charles Park Road (complaint has a photo in case you're having difficulty picturing a pile of urine-filled former water bottles).

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 11:51 am
Sign at West Roxbury JP Licks: Don't harass employees over mask mandates

The JP Licks on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury had a new sign on the counter this morning.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 11:58 am
Hot yoga studio

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1524 VFW Parkway around 1 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire at the Pradhana yoga studio.

No injuries were reported; the cause is under investigation.

By adamg - 10/24/21 - 2:03 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a Masshole at the rotary where West Roxbury and VFW parkways meet in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 1:46 pm

Work on a long unused parking lot between the Waves car wash and the McDonald's on VFW Parkway northbound, on the stretch that feels like Dedham but is really West Roxbury, is to clear space so the car wash can add a second drive-through tunnel and more vacuums, according to permits issued over the past few months by ISD.

By adamg - 9/5/21 - 5:04 pm
Tennis balls in a West Roxbury swamp

Mary Ellen discovered yesterday that the swamp between the old West Roxbury High School and VFW Parkway in West Roxbury is full of dead tennis balls - with some dead baseballs for variety.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 8:53 am

State Police report arresting a man from Medford on charges he tried to end a verbal road duel on VFW Parkway by stabbing his opponent in the chest on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:57 am
Eight-point buck

Hopeful Emily reports this antlered-up deer visited a VFW Parkway back yard - just across from Allandale Woods - last evening. And now you know why a Boston parkway has Deer Crossing signs.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 10:23 pm
Tree down

This afternoon, Matt the roaming UHub photographer spotted the remains of a tree laying across one side of the VFW Parkway, just past where Centre Street splits off from it, near Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral.

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