Developer Peter Davos of West Roxbury is proposing 70 apartments and 18 townhouse condos behind the 80-unit Oak Row apartment building he recently finished on VFW Parkway next to the Home Depot lot. Read more.
A tree plunged to the ground on the southbound side of the VFW Parkway at Spring Street, around 10:30 p.m. State Police shut the road to let a crew chop the treemains into small enough pieces to cart away.
BPD is turn people aroun' so they don't drown on Spring Street in front of the Star Market, while State Police are turning people back on VFW Parkway near the West Roxbury Education Complex, because of the deep downpours this evening.
The Boston City Archives have posted this digitized film reel from 1932, showing the work to widen Centre Street between VFW Parkway in West Roxbury and the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.
A DPW inspector made the film (look for the brief shot of William T. Morrissey, the engineer who later got a boulevard in Dorchester named after him); his son donated it to the West Roxbury Historical Society, which in turn gave it to the Archives.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from a brewery that wants to open in Roslindale Square and a convenience store that wants to start selling adult beverages on VFW Parkway. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today unanimously approved Richard Olstein's plans to put up 60 apartments in two buildings on his land diagonally behind Savers on VFW Parkway- with access through an existing curb cut on the parkway. Read more.
"OK, who's next?!?" Larry gobbled angrily at Maribeth Scott this afternoon.
Two DCR employees with nets learned not to tangle with Larry the Turkey today - he beaked off their attempts to capture him and get him away from his haunts in the middle of the intersection of Baker Street and VFW Parkway this afternoon, according to a discussion on the Chronicles of West Roxbury II Facebook group. Read more.
Alderfish reports that Larry the Baker Street turkey, who has spent the past couple of months dodging cars on VFW Parkway at Baker Street, has turned angry and is now attacking cars, which is probably not good for his long-term health:
After becoming offended last night by a well meaning driver shooing him out of the way, Larry has decided to regain his dominance by fighting off advancing cars.
A medicinal-marijuana dispensary is one thing, but neighborhood groups are hardly stoked that the proponents of that - in the same strip mall as the Amazing sex-toy shop, just up the road from the Dedham line - has yet to sign a commitment to not sell recreational pot should they get the chance, the Bulletin reports.
Police are investigating an attempted holdup at the Citizens Bank branch at 673 VFW Parkway (the strip mall where Gary's is) around 12:40 p.m. The suspect, described as a black man, about 5'6" and in his 30s and wearing black clothes, a black hat and sunglasses, fled without any money onto Independence Drive.