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By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:02 pm
Westbury Restaurant on Centre Street

The yellow sign above the restaurant name says it all: On May 28, the Westbury Restaurant, next to where the bowling alley used to be before the post office moved in, gets a new owner - longtime owner Antonios Sevastos is retiring after serving up breakfast there for more than 30 years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 12:22 pm
Seniors support senior center

West Roxbury seniors were out in force at Billings Field this morning to press Mayor Wu to help them get a neighborhood senior center built. Wu, there for one of her neighborhood coffee hours, gave them a shout out as she addressed the roughly 200 people who attended. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 10:13 pm

Update: South Boston description posted.

An attempt to teach eighth graders at Boston Latin School how to deal with stereotypes ended today with school officials apologizing to students, parents and school staffers from two heavily White neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:26 pm

Jesse Kanson-Benanav reports finding an unusual request on a local Facebook group this evening, one that prompted him to thinking: "I haven't considered the impact that covid is having on psychic paranormal investigators." Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:30 am
Phoebe with bug or something

Mary Ellen spotted an eastern phoebe grabbing some breakfast yesterday, but in West Roxbury, not at Central Perk.

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By adamg - 5/13/22 - 5:28 pm
Firefighters deal with solar-panel fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 53 Birchland Ave. in West Roxbury for a fire that started in the house's roof panels, then extended into the attic.

There were no injuries, the department says, adding one resident was displaced.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:24 am

Ducklings

Mary Ellen watched some ducklings trying out the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 9:46 pm
Protest march down Tremont Street

Adriana Lacy watched the large pro-abortion march down Tremont Street after a rally at the State House: Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/22 - 3:46 pm
Heron facing into the wind

Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron up in a tree around sunset yesterday in West Roxbury. She reports it was actually trying to hang on in the face of brisk winds.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 10:31 pm

MassLive reports a robot named "Alfred" is now working as a sous-chef at Bonapita, a pita place in the Star Market strip mall on Spring Street in West Roxbury. No word if he gets paid in cans of motor oil.

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 9:13 am
Dawn over the top of Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched the sun come up over the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 12:27 pm

BPD District E-5 reports:

Over the past two nights there have been multiple car breaks during the overnight hours. Five to six suspects were observed checking car doors in the area of Lagrange Street, Maplewood Street, Bobolink Street and Partridge Street. Please make sure to lock your doors and do not leave any valuables visible.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 4:09 pm
Blue-gray gnatcatcher

Mary Ellen spotted this blue-gray gnatcatcher at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning (OK, maybe it was just a shadow that made it look like it was ready to take on some round green pigs).

She also spotted this seemingly happier vesper sparrow: Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:21 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that the citywide Covid-19 test positivity rate has reached 6.2%, up from just 2.2% in early March. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:34 pm
Pet Supplies Plus on VFW Parkway

Somebody this afternoon drove into Pets Supply Plus on the southbound side of VFW Parkway just before the Dedham line. Brendan surveyed the damage. WHDH reports no injuries.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 1:50 pm
Blue grosbeak

Mary Ellen spotted this male blue grosbeak, before it turns more fully blue, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. Along the East Coast, they normally don't come north of central New Jersey.

By adamg - 4/10/22 - 2:41 pm
Eggs and Easter Bunny at Millennium Park

Tim West was on scene for the Parkway in Motion Easter-egg hunt at the West Roxbury Education Complex field today, moments before scores of kids were unleashed on the 20,000 Easter eggs scattered there.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 2:16 pm
Parkway Hippos parade

The rain held off today for the return of the Parkway Little League's opening tradition - the parade from Roslindale to the league's main field off Baker Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 1:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Bay Sweets Market, 120 Spring St. in West Roxbury, use some of its shelf space for beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 10:27 am
Water pouring out of Bellevue Hill water tower

Soggy door on Bellevue Hill. Photo by Keith Davison.

Water began pouring out of the older of two water tanks atop Bellevue Hill in West Roxbury on Sunday, but the MWRA says it was a minor mishap, not something more serious. A spokesperson says: Read more.

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