West Roxbury

By - 3/22/19 - 8:50 am
Progressive WRox/Roz part of Progressive Massachusetts

There are many inequities in the Boston Public School System. Many Boston residents are unaware of this. Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale will be hosting an event on April 9 to provide an opportunity to learn about these inequities. Progressive WRox/Roz has joined with NAACP-Boston, Lawyers for Civil Rights, JP Progressives, Downtown Progressives, Citizens for Public Schools, QUEST, and several other groups to form the Boston Coalition for Education Equity.

By - 3/22/19 - 12:26 am

Hey. Come here. I wanna tell you a story. At the Holy Name/Catholic Memorial dances I attended in my youth I never "grinded" with any boys. After one of the HN/CM dances I did find $211 on the ground when I went to buy some gum at White Hen Pantry. Westie continues its tradition of giving with this all-ages poetry contest courtesy of Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.

By - 3/2/19 - 6:12 pm
Getting ready for a snowball fight

ScaryHiggy shows Charlie and Eli, both 5, who have built up enough stocks to have a classic snowball fight in West Roxbury.

By - 2/27/19 - 11:22 pm
Al Wentworth describes his wife's death on Centre Street in West Roxbury as son Matthew listens

With son Matthew behind him, Al Wenthworth describes the crash that killed his wife, Marilyn.

As a hall full of people listened, Al Wentworth tonight described the crash that killed his wife Marilyn in the middle of Centre and Hastings streets on Feb. 5: Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 2:23 pm
Downed light pole at Hynes Field in West Roxbury

Daniel Guzman reports he was walking through Hynes Field in West Roxbury around 11:30 a.m., when this light pole came crashing down in a gust of wind. "Scared the crap out of me," he says. Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 12:41 pm

The Globe reports a man died after driving into a pickup plowing snow on Washington Street just past the Speedway and the Dunkin' Donuts, shortly after 1 a.m.

By - 2/13/19 - 2:20 pm
Memorial for woman killed on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Somebody's created this memorial for Marilyn Wentworth, a lifelong West Roxbury resident who died Feb. 5 when hit by a car on Feb. 5 at Centre and Hastings streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/7/19 - 4:04 pm

City and state elected officials are vowing an immediate increase in traffic enforcement along Centre Street to try to reduce the odds of pedestrians getting run down, following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Tuesday, City Councilor Matt O'Malley says. Read more.

By - 2/6/19 - 6:30 pm

In 2015, a West Roxbury man suffered a traumatic brain injury at Center and Hastings streets when one driver stopped for him to let him walk across but another did not and slammed into him. Yesterday, a woman who was hit by a car at the same intersection died of her injuries.

In 2017, a Northeastern civil-engineering professor and one of his students wrote a detailed study on how to curb such crashes along Centre Street between the Holy Name rotary and Lagrange Street. Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 5:40 pm

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., 2/6: City Councilor Matt O'Malley reports the woman died.

WFXT reports a pedestrian suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash around 4 p.m. at Centre and Hastings streets. The driver remained on scene and tried to render aid.

By - 1/29/19 - 3:36 pm

Councilor Matt O'Malley reports that actual demolition began today at 425 Lagrange St., the moldering one-time asthma-inhaler factory that has sat rotting through fire and flood to annoy West Roxbury residents.

Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA today released a ton of proposals to change its bus routes, including one of the longest routes in its system: The 34/34E that runs from Forest Hills all the way to Walpole. Read more.

By - 1/27/19 - 3:56 pm
Limping coyote of West Roxbury

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about a "very large" and seemingly injured coyote on Mount Vernon Street near Montview Street in West Roxbury around 1:30 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 8:29 pm

A Westwood developer wants to put 72 units of housing in two buildings on Heron Street, just south of the Speedy Market on Washington Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 1/6/19 - 7:13 pm
Jesus, what a billboard

A billboard that declares only Christians can know God has blown up West Roxbury and Roslindale Facebook groups over the past couple of days, with posts from people saying we all need more Jesus in our lives alternating with posts with non-Christians and others who object to the in-your-face-message and posts from people who say everybody should just get over it. Read more.

By - 12/27/18 - 9:29 am

Friends of Shannan McNamara are raising funds to help her and her son Kyle after their Perham Street home burned down on Christmas. They were away at the time, but their cat, Stanley, died.

By - 12/25/18 - 6:18 pm
House on fire on Perham Street, West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 4 Perham St. in West Roxbury around 450 p.m. for a fire that did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

The department reports the home's residents were away today. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

By - 12/20/18 - 5:38 pm
Chairs saving space on Redlands Road in West Roxbury

Sure, tomrrow's forecast calls for torrential rain, but a Redlands Road resident knows you can never be too sure and so sets out some space savers just in case, as Megan Piccirillo shows us.