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By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:37 am
Landing eagle

Mary Ellen reports she was standing under a tree by the Charles River in West Roxbury this morning when an eagle landed in the tree, basically right on top of her - maybe the one she saw from a bit further away yesterday.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 2:30 pm
Bald Eagle along the Charles

Mary Ellen found this stern bird along the Charles River at Cow Island Pond off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today.

Compare to this younger eagle.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board today issued a warning to West on Centre for a Republican buffet breakfast last month that violated several of the state's and city's Covid-19 regulations, including maskless attendees wandering around as they sampled a buffet before crowding together at tables as speakers regaled them while standing at a microphone. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 8:56 am
Washington Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 5083 Washington St., just a few doors up from a fire station, for what became a two-alarm fire, reported around 8:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:19 pm
Paul Marino making his case

Marino makes his case.

Update: Request granted by the board.

The owner of Marino's Market on VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway, finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board will let him expand his current beer and wine offerings to harder beverages. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:24 am
Recliner and end table made of snow in Millennium Park, with Jax the wonder dog for scale

Mary Ellen spotted this recliner and end table this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury (where she reports somebody also built a TV, but it's seems to be broken because all it shows is snow). Jax the wonder dog for scale.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 12:15 pm

District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) challengers Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain and Mary Tamer of West Roxbury will meet in an online forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, sponsored by he Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:24 am
Coyote at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports the coyotes at Millennium Park were howling this morning, as they looked for love, although one coyote at the very top of the hill might also have been looking for something to munch to start the day.

A bit further down the hill, she spotted a red-bellied woodpecker, probably too high up for any yippin' 'yote to chomp: Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 8:18 pm

West Roxbury has started the year with 14 car break ins and all but one of them have involved cars that residents left unlocked, a District E-5 officer told a Zoomed community meeting tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 4:05 pm

The Herald reports the ultra-Trumpies who took over the West Roxbury Republican Ward Committee a couple years back had a very special guest speaker via video yesterday: Renfield, um, Steve Bannon, who reported his fascist former boss will run for Congress in 2022, win, depose Nancy Pelosi and then single-handedly impeach Joe Biden.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 12:09 pm
Advancing coyote in the Arboretum

Grace Holley posed a question yesterday:

You’re on a snow walk in the Arboretum w your pup and you turn the corner and see this 15-20 ft away and it starts walking toward you...what do you do?

Meanwhile, Blvckmachina recorded about seven coyotes in his yard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury around 4:50 a.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 1:13 pm
Rendeirng of proposed Centre Street condos

Rendering by AD Architects.

CAD Builders of Canton this week filed plans for a 21-unit condo building to replace the former Peoples Federal Savings Bank bunker and the old Gilmore place on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 10:13 am

A city parks manager said yesterday that Boston is looking at how to put a dog park in every neighborhood - potentially good news for residents in the city's southern half, who currently have none and who have been repeatedly rebuffed by state officials on the large expanses of state parkland in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 8:51 pm
Diagram of playground above the landfill

Diagram showing existing playground equipment above plastic liner and decades of trash.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and a civil-engineering firm have started redesigning the 20-year-old playground near the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury in a project that could also mean replacing the park's seasonal portable toilets with a more permanent restroom building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 10:20 am
Trucks lined up for salt at the West Roxbury Public Works shed

Mary Ellen, who normally focuses on birds, turned her lens this morning on the road to the Boston Public Works salt shed at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where truck drivers lined up to get their allotment of snow-fighting crystals.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 10:02 am
Great blue heron over the Charles River

A great blue heron took flight over the Charles River near Millennium Park this morning, and Mary Ellen was there to watch it.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 11:56 am

The Reliable Trading Post on Park Street, long a purveyor of everything from old dolls to clocks to old advertising signs, is closed this week and most of its contents now gone. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 4:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say officers caught trying to break into cars in Roslindale early this morning - and say he's now a suspect in a skein of car break-ins and vehicle thefts in Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 2:39 pm
Trump flag flying in West Roxbury

Even after the events of last week, the owner of the two-story building at Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury remains a Trump supporter and so has kept flying a flag reading "Trump 2020: No more bullshit" from a flagpole at the top of the building.

That's become a problem for Kimberly and Luis Arcos, who own Target Pizza on the first floor: Read more.

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