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By adamg - 9/20/21 - 10:44 pm
Harvest moon rises over the Five Sisters off Winthrop

Matt Frank and some other beachgoers watched the Harvest Moon rise tonight over Graves Light off Winthrop.

Mary Ellen watched it 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.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 3:00 pm
Allandale Residences rendering

Rendering by Merge Architects.

Two residents of leafy Allandale Street last week sued the BPDA for its approval of a contentious 16-unit townhouse development next to Allandale Woods, accusing the agency of violating Boston's own requirements for approving the project and ignoring concerns by the city parks department about the potential impact on the woods. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/21 - 9:27 pm
Dramatic sunset over Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched the sun go down over Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening.

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By adamg - 9/8/21 - 1:28 pm

A woman who gave a West Roxbury address was arrested in Pinellas County, FL the other day for allegedly driving a golf cart through an active SWAT scene she had nothing to do with. She was naked at the time, police say (note: the story says "Roxbury," but the actual police report, which is linked from the story, shows a West Roxbury address, although possibly not the correct one, since city assessing records list the owners as having Chinese names, rather than her English name).

By adamg - 9/7/21 - 10:04 am
Proposed additions

What the Monzon house (center) would look like under plan approved by zoning board. From 5/4 hearing.

Four people living at 171 Maple St. in West Roxbury have sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its approval of plans by their neighbors at 175 Maple St. to expand their house upward by adding a second floor and an attic. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/21 - 5:04 pm
Tennis balls in a West Roxbury swamp

Mary Ellen discovered yesterday that the swamp between the old West Roxbury High School and VFW Parkway in West Roxbury is full of dead tennis balls - with some dead baseballs for variety.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:25 am
Eagle at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this morning.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 9:07 pm
Rising moon

Mary Ellen watched tonight's moonrise from the old West Roxbury High School.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 4:23 pm
Motorcycle down on Centre Street

A crash on Centre Street near Park Street in West Roxbury shortly after 1:30 p.m. sent both drivers to the hospital, at least one with injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit summoned just in case. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 10:32 am

A Dorchester man already behind bars on charges he kidnapped, raped and tried to strangle a family member this year faces arraignment today on charges he dumped another woman's body in a swampy area near Turtle Pond in the Stony Brook Reservation last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 8:53 am

State Police report arresting a man from Medford on charges he tried to end a verbal road duel on VFW Parkway by stabbing his opponent in the chest on Saturday. Read more.

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 - 8/4/21 - 10:47 am
Snake in pond in Allandale Woods

Mary Ellen reports she was looking down at a pond in Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/JP line the other day when she spotted a water snake. And then it started swimming towards her, probably because it spotted something tasty that wasn't her, but still, she jumped.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:57 am
Eight-point buck

Hopeful Emily reports this antlered-up deer visited a VFW Parkway back yard - just across from Allandale Woods - last evening. And now you know why a Boston parkway has Deer Crossing signs.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 12:15 pm
Hazy start to the day at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen and Jax made their way through the haze at Millennium Park this morning.

By adamg - 7/25/21 - 4:45 pm

State Police report arresting a Brighton man whose car overturned on Rte. 128 at University Avenue early Saturday on a variety of charges, including felony motor-vehicle homicide while operating under the influence. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:32 pm
Turtle and green heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this odd couple - a turtle and a green heron - at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:46 am
Great blue heron in a tree by the CharlesRiver

Although night was approaching, that wasn't a night heron Mary Ellen spotted at Millennium Park yesterday - it was a great blue heron.

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