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By adamg - 6/13/22 - 12:14 pm
Sign by a parkway rotary

Gretchen Van Ness took a photo of one of the US Open signs that have sprouted along all the parkways and rotaries that surround the Country Club of late - showing one of the problems of holding an event that attracts tens of thousands of people to a relatively remote area full of rotaries and other oddball intersections. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 10:41 am

An early morning fire means no more challah, bubkies and other baked items for awhile at Cheryl-Anns' Bakery, 1010 West Roxbury Parkway in South Brookline. Read more.

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 - 9/15/21 - 9:59 pm
Police supporter being dragged away after taking a swing at some protesters

Police supporter getting dragged away after failing to punch some protesters in West Roxbury.

A man who claims to support the police got about 30 people to join him outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury, where for two hours this afternoon, they shared a relatively small space on the sidewalk with a similarly sized group of people who want to defund police, each side screaming and bellowing at the other and only occasionally trying but failing to punch out some opponents. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 8:54 pm

Some Abington guy is organizing a "back the blue" rally in front of the E-5 police station, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. A group that disagrees is organizing a You Can't Hide Behind Your Flag: Rally Against Far-Right Hate Group America Backs the Blue for the same location. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/7/21 - 10:06 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

State Police report they are looking for a motorist who stabbed another driver in the chest at VFW Parkway and Centre Street in West Roxbury after some sort of confrontation and then continued on his way.

The stabbed driver was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, State Police say. They did not release a description of the suspect's vehicle.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 11:51 pm
Park Front Road in 1924

1924 map showing Park Front Road, via Leventhal Map Center's Atlascope.

WCVB reports that residents who have always thought they lived on West Roxbury Parkway near Weld Street woke up this week to find new city street signs IDing their street as Park Front Road and now they're having trouble getting deliveries, so they've resorted to putting up paper signs reading "West Roxbury Parkway." Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 7:07 pm
Apreala running through Holy Name rotary

Apreala (in blue) coming into Holy Name rotary.

Bena Apreala, who was stopped by three ICE agents on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury last Tuesday, ran up and down West Roxbury Parkway today, accompanied by Black Lives Matter supporters, including two passes around the Holy Name rotary, where they were cheered by participants in the now weekly Monday BLM vigil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester, spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 6:28 pm
Woman with Love and Justice banner

As they've done every Monday since June 1, West Roxbury and Roslindale residents stood around the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury with signs to remind rush-hour motorists that Black Lives Matter. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 1:20 pm

Former at-large City Councilor and 2013 mayoral runner-up John Connolly shares his feelings on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:12 pm
BLM and pro-cop protesters in West Roxbury

For awhile, these two competed to get their signs in front of motorists.

Police supporters rallied outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury this afternoon, but they may have been outnumbered by Black Lives Matter protesters. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 11:48 pm
At West Roxbury vigil, Holy Name Rotary

Charlie Rosenberg photographed the third Monday Black Lives Matter vigil at Holy Name Rotary, where Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway meet in West Roxbury, this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 9:20 pm

People came to Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury for the second straight Monday to standi in vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other blacks killed by police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/20 - 9:26 am

When news breaks, she screams at it.

Many of the people who attended Monday's George Floyd vigil at the Holy Name rotary were local parents and their children.

And then there was Dianna Ploss. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 9:31 pm
Man with sign: Say his name

Some 200 to 300 people, most from West Roxbury and Roslindale, gathered around and near the Holy Name Rotary this afternoon for a vigil to remember George Floyd and other murdered black people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 5:07 pm
Canary

Look familar? Contact the MSPCA.

Boston Police report that when an officer doing paperwork at District E-5 was alerted a wayward canary was risking death in the Holy Name rotary just outside the station doors, he rushed into action, stopping traffic and scooping up the tweetybird for a seat of honor in his cruiser. Nobody came forward to claim the bird, so police handed it over to the MSPCA for care.

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 1:09 pm
Car into garage in West Roxbury

Live Boston reports no injuries after a driver heading towards Jamaica Plain on VFW Parkway drove right into the garage of the house at the rotary on the way towards West Roxbury Parkway towards Centre Street, sometime after 2 a.m.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 10:46 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the carriageway heading north on West Roxbury Parkway:

There are NO speed limit signs anywhere along the ENTIRE lower West Roxbury Parkway. Cars use this as a speedway and to avoid the traffic on West Roxbury prkwy in the morning. It is extremely dangerous to walk along and the speeding cars getting worse.

By adamg - 12/15/18 - 3:14 pm
West Roxbury Parkway rollover

A driver managed to roll his SUV over on West Roxbury Parkway just north of Washington Street around 1 p.m. B2 Beighlie, who came upon the scene and got pictures, reports the driver was walking around afterwards, but apparently had a sneaker come flying off during as his vehicle wound up on its side. Read more.

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