West Roxbury

By - 8/6/16 - 1:13 pm
Four under arrest at Spectra plant in West Roxbury

Protester smiles at 50 or so supporters before being put in prisoner wagon.

Protesters briefly halted construction of a natural-gas transfer station at Centre and Grove streets this morning before being arrested, in the latest show of opposition to Spectra Energy's high-pressure pipeline and the station, which will transfer gas at a lower pressure into National Grid's local network. Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:12 pm

A show called American Greed is doing an episode on convicted West Roxbury scammer Steve Palladino, who defrauded local investors from his office above his West Roxbury ice-cream shop. West Roxbury residents will probably recognize most of the locations - Roslindale residents get to ID one location as well (the kidlet recognized a couple of the girls in a photo taken inside iScream).

By - 7/30/16 - 12:43 pm

Boston Police are looking for three suspects - all in their teens - for an armed home invasion around 11:30 a.m. on Tobin Road, off Washington Street, near the Speedway and the Dunkin' Donuts. The three sped away in a vehicle down Washington towards Dedham.

By - 7/24/16 - 8:11 am

Andrea Doremus Cuetara reports seven people were arrested after stopping construction of the Spectra Energy pipeline near the Deutsches Altenheim Saturday. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:42 pm
Lightning south of Roslindale

Ed Grzyb watched lightning strike south of Roslindale around 9 p.m. in a storm that proved not to be a repeat of Monday's tree destroyer.

By - 7/21/16 - 6:14 pm
Albino parakeet missing in West Roxbury

Buster, a small, albino parakeet flew the coop yesterday on Rockland Street in West Roxbury. His wings aren't clipped, so he can fly away if startled - but he also likes to perch on people's heads, so if a small white bird lands on your head, let Mike know. There's a $100 reward for his return.

By - 7/20/16 - 8:56 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the local boy (and Boston Latin grad) made good sold the property to Home Depot, so we probably can't expect a new mixed-use megaproject on the site.

The BBJ doesn't note how Redstone came to own the property, but it used to be home to the VFW Parkway Drive-In, operated by the forerunner to his National Amusements, which was started by his father, Michael.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:05 pm
Firefighters deal with downed tree limb on Custer Street, Jamaica Plain

Firefighters get downed tree out of road on Custer Street, JP. Photo by Lisa Schorr Kaplan.

Boom! That was some storm. Scattered outages in other areas in the city as well. Multiple trees came down on Maybrook Street in Dorchester.

Robin reports this tree came down at an entrance to Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, effectively trapping two people in a car in the cemetery: Read more.

By - 7/14/16 - 3:49 pm
Easter Island head in West Roxbury

An Easter Island head serenely surveys Stimson Street, near Grove.

And somebody in West Roxbury has a really big chicken.

By - 7/13/16 - 4:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk confirms that Burger Fi on Spring Street is now well and done: Those "closed for renovations" signs should really read "closed until we sell the place."

That leaves the Dedham Five Guys as the closest non-McDonald's/Burger King chain outlet to West Roxbury.

By - 7/13/16 - 12:46 pm
West Roxbury sign: Warning, all horror movies coming for everybody

Not long before one photographer was capturing the bus-bus-bus at one end of Centre Street yesterday, another photographer was capturing this sign taped to a vehicle parked at the other end of Centre, in the Roche Bros. parking lot.

By - 7/12/16 - 10:05 pm
Two microbuses atop a school bus

David Plantz could only watch in amazement this evening as a school bus with two VW microbuses welded to the top sailed down Centre Street near LaGrange in West Roxbury.

By - 7/8/16 - 3:12 pm
Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston.

Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston in pink.

Verizon has filed updated plans with the city for its roll out of FiOS Internet, phone and cable service that show that West Roxbury and parts of neighboring Roslindale, most of Dorchester, the area around Dudley Square, would be the first areas in the city to get the Comcast competitor. Read more.

By - 7/3/16 - 11:51 am
Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway

The state recently put up this Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway northbound where it intersects with West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.

It replaces a sign that for more than 20 years had the "1" painted over, because the state highway department rerouted Rte. 1 from the Storrow Drive/Fenway/Riverway/Jamaicaway/Arborway/Centre Street/VFW Parkway route it used to take to some weird 128/93/95 thing. Is DCR getting us ready for a change back, or was somebody in the sign shop just feeling nostalgic?

By - 6/30/16 - 10:12 am

Digging Mass Graves in West Roxbury

A couple dozen protesters briefly blocked construction again of a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Grove Street yesterday before being arrested. Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 5:15 pm
Rainbow over West Roxbury High School

Around 4:40 p.m., from Millennium Park.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:42 am
Bad crash on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Centre Street outside the little plaza with the West Roxbury Pharmacy and the Subway. A resident photographed the scene. The car involved in the crash is the one on the sidewalk.

By - 6/16/16 - 10:28 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for this guy for an attempted holdup of the Citizens Bank branch at 673 VFW Parkway on June 3.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. There could be a reward for you in it.

By - 6/2/16 - 3:43 pm

The owner of an office building off VFW Parkway near where the Needham Line crosses under Baker Street has told the BRA it wants to build 56 residential condominiums on the land. Read more.