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By adamg - 10/18/19 - 4:28 pm

Scott reports somebody plastered car windshields at the Centre Street CVS today with flyers that declare West Roxbury the safest walking and bicycling neighborhood in the city and that the only reason the city is looking at reducing the number of travel lanes on the street is because of sinister "outside special interests." Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 10:29 pm
Part of a mailer that alleges the Bicycle Lobby is out to destroy West Roxbury

People in West Roxbury - and Roslindale - who get those blue ValPak envelopes filled with coupons this week got at least one "coupon" that advertises an alleged conspiracy by the "bicycle lobby" and people from outside the neighborhood to destroy West Roxbury by forcing bike lanes onto Centre Street, and down the throats of the good citizens of that leafy neighborhood.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 6:45 pm
Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 10:04 am
400 Belgrade rendering

Archictect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday gave the owner of the derelict gas station on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway until February to actually begin razing the building and putting up the 18-unit apartment building approved by the BPDA and the zoning board in 2016.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:58 pm
Essaibi-George, Flaherty, Halbert, Murphy, St. Guillen, Wu

At West Roxbury forum: Essaibi-George, Flaherty, Halbert, Murphy, St. Guillen, Wu

A forum for at-large City Council candidates in West Roxbury this evening focused on two issues of concern mainly to the neighborhood: A city proposal to reduce the number of lanes on Centre Street from four to three between the Holy Name rotary and Spring Street to promote pedestrian safety and a proposal by Roxbury Prep to build a high school on the site of the former Clay Chevrolet on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 12:44 pm
Crash and South and Centre streets

Evan Judd reports on this crash on South Street where it joins Centre Street near Holy Name in West Roxbury:

Someone just drove their SUV into a parked car.

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 - 9/25/19 - 10:58 am

The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association hosts a forum for the newly slimmed down field of candidates for at-large city-council seats at 7 p.m. on Monday at St. George Orthodox Church Hall, 55 Emmonsdale Rd. in West Roxbury.

In yesterday's preliminary election, voters selected eight candidates to face off for four at-large seats in the Nov. 5 final election: Michelle Wu , Michael Flaherty, Annissa Essaibi-George, Alejandra St. Guillen, Julia Mejia, Althea Garrison, Erin Murphy and David Halbert.

By UHub Staff - 9/16/19 - 2:39 pm

Ed. note: This is an op-ed piece by the West Roxbury parents whose names are at the bottom. Anybody on the opposing side of this issue can contact us to post a rebuttal. Background: The proposal and the fatal crash and meeting that led to it.

As fall begins its arrival and families return to the Parkway for back to school, it is time to refocus our attention on efforts to make our streets safer for our neighbors and our children. In the wake of far too many pedestrian accidents on the main thoroughfare in downtown West Roxbury, the City of Boston has recently proposed an evidence-based plan to redesign traffic patterns on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/19 - 1:04 pm
Egret on the Charles

Yesterday afternoon, an egret waded along the shallows on the Cutler Park side of the Charles in Dedham for awhile, before a duck got it riled and it began flapping its wings and tried to make the duck go away and then it walked onto a sandbar in the low river before flying the final 30 feet or so to the Millennium Park side of the river in West Roxbury.

Earlier:
Egrets, she's seen a few.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 12:40 pm
Roche Bros. delivery truck at Star Market in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted an odd thing in the parking lot of the Star Market on Spring Street in West Roxbury this morning: A home-delivery van from rival Roche Bros. at the other end of Centre Street.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 9:14 pm

Crime Hub reports somebody was shot in the leg around 8:30 p.m. at 1 Constance Rd., just off of Spring Street, across from the Shell station next to the Dunkin' Donuts.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 1:41 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal for a single-family home on a vacant lot at 8 Libbey St., off Lagrange Street in West Roxbury - but approved one for Petrel Street in the neighborhood's bird-street area. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:46 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. a driver plowed into a utility pole on Baker Street near the cemeteries between VFW Parkway and the West Roxbury line, taking down some live wires. About half an hour later, another driver plowed into another utility pole near Cutter Road and the Little League fields. Police have blocked the road in both locations.

Lagrange Street is looking pretty good right now.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 8:03 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Mary Ellen watched this evening's sunset over the Charles River from Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 8/31/19 - 10:22 am
Blue dasher at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a blue dasher at Millennium Park in West Roxbury the other day.

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 - 8/27/19 - 10:09 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to build two houses on Marlin Road at Corey Street on what would have been lots far smaller than the 6,000-square feet required by area zoning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:06 pm

Former City Councilor John Tobin reports the passing of Steve Slyne, longtime owner of the eponymous Centre Street deli and organizer of West Roxbury's pre-election Harry Truman rallies.

Tobin, who worked at Steve Slyne's - where the Real Deal is now - as a young man, recalls: Read more.

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