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By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:34 am
Raven eating a bagel

Mary Ellen spotted a raven eating a bagel in West Roxbury yesterday. No word where the bagel's from, but since it's West Roxbury, Local 138 would be a good caw.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 11:07 am
Big coyote

Blvckmachina couldn't help but notice this big, very healthy looking coyote just casually hanging out in his backyard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury. Once Wile E. realized he was being photographed, he slowly got up and casually sauntered away.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 11:49 pm

The Cooperative Bank reports it's shut its West Roxbury branch until Dec. 4 due to Covid-19 and that starting Friday, the lobbies at its Charlestown, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain Branches will be closed to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:45 pm
Redpolls at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports a recent major burst of bird activity, or irruption, along the Charles River at Millennium Park as herds of birds, such as these redpolls, along with winter finches, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills from up north head south in search of food.

It’s really a sight to see at dusk at MP red-wing blackbirds and cowbirds also join in. Surely where Whoever wrote The Birds got their inspiration.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 11:54 am
People celebrating Biden win at Boylston and Charles street

Celebraton at Boylston and Charles continued for hours. Photo by Edward Orde.

John Hayden reports from Jamaica Plain this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 11:04 am
Busted up chair in Millennium Park

A few months ago, somebody hauled a dining-room chair to a quiet, hidden spot on the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where people who stumbled across it would spend some time taking in the vista. Emily the roving UHub photographer came upon the chair a couple days ago and found it's no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 9:51 am
Bluebird at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a male bluebird seemingly lost in thought at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 2:43 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a West Roxbury resident's request to add a chicken coop behind his garage. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/20 - 7:03 pm
Jumping buck

Mary Ellen reports she, her husband and their faithful companion, Jax, were headed up the hill at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this afternoon when Jax barked, alerting them to the buck that was also on the hillside, but moving by leaps and bounds, well, leaps at least. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 11:06 pm
Skull at sunrise in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched the skullrise in foggy West Roxbury yesterday morning, even as Paul Friedmann was spotting an angel rising above Roslindale.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 10:24 am

The Scope talks to Michael Fagone about the little library he's installed on Quinn Way, off Centre Street, near the Y, where you can browse and take books about race and racism. He's building a second one, as well.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 7:07 pm
Apreala running through Holy Name rotary

Apreala (in blue) coming into Holy Name rotary.

Bena Apreala, who was stopped by three ICE agents on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury last Tuesday, ran up and down West Roxbury Parkway today, accompanied by Black Lives Matter supporters, including two passes around the Holy Name rotary, where they were cheered by participants in the now weekly Monday BLM vigil. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 5:28 pm
Spooky birds in the muck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of rusty blackbirds looking more like evil mudbirds down in the muck along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 9:35 pm
Reddish orange leaves at Millennium Pak

Some leaves along the path by the Charles River in Millennium Park this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 4:05 pm

WBUR reports that after first playing the neither confirm nor deny game, ICE in Boston today acknowledged that it was three of its agents who stopped Bena Apreala, a lifelong Boston resident, as he jogged on VFW Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 10:55 am

Update: Jogger Bena Apreala now represented by the ACLU.

At a press conference mainly about Covid-19 this morning, Mayor Walsh blasted both the three chest fanny-pack wearers who tried to interrogate a Black jogger on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury yesterday and ICE's refusal to confirm or deny if they were ICE agents. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 11:40 pm

Update: ICE changes its mind and acknowledges those were its agents.

WBUR rang up the ICE office in Boston to ask about the three guys with chest fanny packs who stopped a black jogger on VFW Parkway today. ICE said it could neither confirm nor deny whether those guys were actually ICE agents.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 2:40 pm
ICE guys

Guy with walkie-talkie and two associates, from the jogger's video.

A Black man out for a jog down leafy VFW Parkway in West Roxbury today reports he was stopped by three guys who got out of an SUV and tried to ask him questions and asked for his ID, at least until he took out his phone and began recording them - after they showed him badges that read "ICE" [See video]. Read more.

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