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By adamg - 11/12/19 - 10:13 am

Update, 11/14: The BPDA board gave its OK today.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by B'nai B'rith Housing New England for 60 affordable apartments in a building between VFW Parkway and Baker Street, to the rear of Savers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 2:40 pm
New Popeyes going in on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Boston's newest Popeyes, on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, is getting nearer to opening, just a quick jog up the road from the Chick-fil-A on the Dedham side of the line. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 8:55 pm

B'nai B'rith Housing New England of Brighton wants to buy an approved but as yet unbuilt 60-unit residential project off Baker Street in West Roxbury and hopes to rent all of the units as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 5:17 pm
Clouds over VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Lena takes in the view north from VFW Parkway in West Roxbury:

Being in Boston but feeling like in Stranger Things 3.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 12:04 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/30/18 - 11:02 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/29/18 - 10:01 am
Firefighters at Chellman Street fire in West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:53 a.m. to 59 Chellman St., at VFW Parkway, for a fire that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The one resident of the single-story home was safely evacuated, the department reports. The cause is under investigation.

By adamg - 9/4/18 - 12:15 pm
Architect's rendering of 1507 VFW Parkway

Architect's rendering.

A Waltham developer has filed plans for its two-building, 258-unit apartment development along VFW Parkway, between the Boston Trailer Park and Prime Motors. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/18 - 9:45 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/17/18 - 6:32 pm
Abandoned parking lot could become apartment complex

Abandoned parking lot next to the trailer park could be torn up for apartments.

A developer has proposed replacing an abandoned parking lot and scrubland on the southbound side of VFW Parkway with a two-building, 258-unit apartment complex. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/18 - 11:39 am

Widening a parkway in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain

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.

By adamg - 5/12/18 - 8:09 am
Fire on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

VFW Parkway fire. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded at 5:50 a.m. to 1212 VFW Parkway - across from the Home Depot - for a fire that quickly escalated to six alarms as a leaking gas main kept feeding the flames. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/18 - 6:00 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/6/18 - 12:46 pm
270 Baker St. architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

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.

By adamg - 2/28/18 - 12:32 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to formally not oppose a medical-marijuana dispensary on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up the road from the Dedham line.

Beacon Compassion Center now goes to the state Department of Public Health and the Boston Board of Appeals for approval of its planned dispensary at 1524 VFW Parkway.

By adamg - 2/17/18 - 6:13 pm
Larry memorial

Somebody created a small memorial at VFW Parkway and Baker Street for Larry the Turkey, killed yesterday when he refused to yield to a car. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/18 - 8:59 pm

Johanna Griffiths reports Larry the Turkey died tonight as he lived: Challenging a vehicle at the intersection of VFW Parkway and Baker Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/18 - 6:08 pm
Larry the Turkey

"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.

By adamg - 2/6/18 - 11:19 am

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.

By adamg - 12/25/17 - 1:55 pm
Turkey on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

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