West Roxbury

By - 1/9/19 - 8:29 pm

A Westwood developer wants to put 72 units of housing in two buildings on Heron Street, just south of the Speedy Market on Washington Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 1/6/19 - 7:13 pm
Jesus, what a billboard

A billboard that declares only Christians can know God has blown up West Roxbury and Roslindale Facebook groups over the past couple of days, with posts from people saying we all need more Jesus in our lives alternating with posts with non-Christians and others who object to the in-your-face-message and posts from people who say everybody should just get over it. Read more.

By - 12/27/18 - 9:29 am

Friends of Shannan McNamara are raising funds to help her and her son Kyle after their Perham Street home burned down on Christmas. They were away at the time, but their cat, Stanley, died.

By - 12/25/18 - 6:18 pm
House on fire on Perham Street, West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 4 Perham St. in West Roxbury around 450 p.m. for a fire that did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

The department reports the home's residents were away today. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

By - 12/20/18 - 5:38 pm
Chairs saving space on Redlands Road in West Roxbury

Sure, tomrrow's forecast calls for torrential rain, but a Redlands Road resident knows you can never be too sure and so sets out some space savers just in case, as Megan Piccirillo shows us.

By - 12/20/18 - 9:14 am

WBUR reports on last night's 5-1 School Committee vote, in which members said the West Roxbury Education Complex is falling apart and there was just no place else in the system to put the West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy. Parents were outraged.

By - 12/17/18 - 10:12 am

Gary at Gary's Liquors on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury reports:

  • reduced plastic bag use by 100%
  • Paper bag use was reduced by 78%
  • 99.8% of the people were understanding and only a few were upset.
  • I think it will only be a matter of time until everyone gets used to bringing reusable bags when shopping.
  • I was truly shocked and encouraged as to how easy people seemed to accept it. Congratulations on this first step to help save the planet.
By - 12/6/18 - 12:29 pm
West Roxbury bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who walked into the TD Bank branch at 1833 Centre St. around 10 a.m. on Tuesday and presented a note demanding money, only he didn't get any, then fled.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 857-386-2422.

By - 12/2/18 - 5:55 pm

According to a 311 report filed around 10 a.m., there's a dead deer at the intersection of Blue Ledge Drive and Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury, not far from where a deer and a car collided on Washington Street last night. In recent weeks, deer have been crossing Washington Street regularly to get between Bellevue Hill and the main part of the reservation.

By - 12/1/18 - 10:30 pm

Kim Kendricken reports that around 8 p.m., she drove past an unusual scene on Washington Street inbound, just before West Roxbury Parkway: A deer lying on the ground, with two cars pulled over and some glass in the road. She said the deer did not appear mortally wounded: Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 11:02 pm

A tree plunged to the ground on the southbound side of the VFW Parkway at Spring Street, around 10:30 p.m. State Police shut the road to let a crew chop the treemains into small enough pieces to cart away.

By - 11/28/18 - 9:09 am

Brookline Police report their Boston counterparts found a large menorah at Church and Weld streets in West Roxbury this morning that had been stolen from Temple Emeth at the Putterham rotary in South Brookline, about a mile away. The case is under investigation.

WBZ reports the menorah, normally mounted outside the temple's main entrance, weighs 300 pounds.

By - 11/25/18 - 10:19 pm

Keolis crews have been going down the Needham Line in recent days chopping down trees and limbs along the track that "are dead or could fall in storm and stop service," a MassDot spokesperson says.

By - 11/23/18 - 6:08 pm

A man charged with aiming his SUV at a Boston police officer in a crowded Roche Bros. parking lot then speeding off only to crash into several cars with a loaded gun on his front seat before being nabbed in Roslindale will spend at least the next week behind bars, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/20/18 - 11:39 pm

UPDATE: Ordered held without bail pending a hearing on Nov. 29.

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury man they say almost ran down a detail cop, then went on a high-speed rampage through the streets of West Roxbury and Roslindale before crashing into a light pole on the other side of Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 11/7/18 - 8:46 am

This morning at Washington and Stimson streets, near Grove Street, WCVB reports.

By - 11/6/18 - 9:03 am
Human billboards outside Holy Name School in West Roxbury

Competing human billboards at Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Some early reports suggest heavy turnout even here in Massachusetts. Jessica reports an hour-wait at her Somerville polling place. Slydon reports "more people voting in Egleston Square than I've ever seen at midterms."

Long line in the North End: Read more.

By - 11/4/18 - 5:36 pm
Red trees on West Roxbury Parkway

There are three trees on West Roxbury Parkway on the West Roxbury side between Belgrade Avenue and Bellevue Hill that were brilliantly orange-red today.

By - 11/2/18 - 8:47 am

Parent Imperfect reports on a BuildBPS meeting in Roslindale that was supposed to focus on what BPS will be doing in Roslindale over the next decade but which instead became a session for people to demand BPS do more for kids at West Roxbury Academy and the Urban Science Academy than just let them disappear across the system when the schools shut. Also, seems nobody's yet produced the ISD reports that BPS says show the building they're in is about to fall apart.

By - 11/1/18 - 9:50 pm

Be a Masshole

Great Massachusetts political ad in 2018 or greatest Massachusetts political ad in 2018? Bonus: Videoed at West Roxbury's Porter Cafe. Language is NSFW and NSFYankeesFans.