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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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By adamg - 6/14/21 - 9:20 am
One of the destroyed trees

DCR, we assume, planted some new trees along VFW Parkway at Atlantis Street in West Roxbury last Thursday. And sometime over the weekend, Mike Bresinski reports, somebody sawed them in half.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 1:04 pm
Wanted for Savers attacks

Updated with arrest information.

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man for indecent assault and battery on two women inside Savers, 1230 VFW Parkway, around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 10:56 am
Aftermath of fire at 1214 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Aftermath. From state DPU report.

The trust that oversees a West Roxbury condo complex yesterday sued National Grid to recoup its expenses to rebuild from a six-alarm fire in 2018 it says was fed from a National Grid main and connection it charges the company refused to repair despite repeated reports of a gas odor dating back nearly two years. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:34 am
Turkey behind the Home Depot

Mary Ellen reports that the other day, King Tom here was strutting around with his six hens by the side of the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:19 pm
Paul Marino making his case

Marino makes his case.

Update: Request granted by the board.

The owner of Marino's Market on VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway, finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board will let him expand his current beer and wine offerings to harder beverages. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 11:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an outlet of the Jersey Mike's sub chain has opened in a (gasp!) closed Dunkin' Donuts in that sort of rotary where Washington Street and Providence Highway (no longer confused with Rte. 1!) meet in Dedham.

That only solidifies that stretch of Providence Highway-into-VFW Parkway as one of the fast-food chainiest stretches of road in the immediate Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 1:59 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a medical dispensary in the basement of 1524 VFW Parkway, underneath Town Line Liquors and the Amazing sex-toys shop. Read more.

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 - 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 - 8/26/20 - 9:27 pm

State Rep. Ed Coppinger captured a mostly grown Bambi on VFW Parkway at Independence Drive in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 12:25 pm

David Ertishek reports Kids Fun Stop in West Roxbury is shutting down for good due to Covid-19 - and will be selling off its stuff starting Wednesday. Read more.

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.

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