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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.

By adamg - 4/2/22 - 1:07 pm
Bluebird looking for a good nesting site at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a male bluebird checking out a possible nesting site in Millennium Park this morning.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 9:48 pm

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 report today about what sure looks like a pile of about 30 plastic bottles filled with urine at VFW Parkway and Charles Park Road (complaint has a photo in case you're having difficulty picturing a pile of urine-filled former water bottles).

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 12:06 pm
Two eagles in West Roxbury

On a walk around Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, Mary Ellen spotted two eagles perched on the transmission tower at the National Grid facility down below on Rivermoor Street.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 1:19 pm

Michael O'Reilly of West Roxbury, who was arrested on child-porn charges in October, has been indicted on additional charges, based in part on records obtained from a mobile messaging app he was allegedly using to exchange sexual images with a girl halfway across the country, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/22 - 9:01 pm

The Globe reports on the peregrinations of Joe Abasciano, who is, among other things, still under investigation for a possible 1/6 role. He's the second Trumpist on the West Roxbury Republican Ward Committee to move to greener pastures: Ex-Bircher Hal Shurtleff also decamped for New Hampshire.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 10:47 am

A company that sells cannabis-infused seltzers and gummies under the name Hi5 is suing another company that plans to open a cannabis dispensary in West Roxbury called HiFive. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 10:27 am
Rendering of 1905-1911 Centre St. proposal

1905-1911 Centre St. rendering.

Developer Gary Martell told residents last night that if the city gives him the parking lot at Corey and Railroad streets for his latest condo proposal, he'll gladly give up the decaying old Gilmore place and the small brutalist former bank next door on Centre Street so that residents can try to turn them into a history-oriented community center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 4:33 pm
Dumb sign allegedly advertises an urgent auction

An irate Back Bay resident filed a 311 complaint about the stupid signs that popped up everywhere yesterday, blue this time, unlike they yellow signs that popped up everywhere last fall: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 12:05 pm
Stillness along the Charles River in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning before the storm hit.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 11:34 am

Lowkey Dispensary holds a meeting next week to introduce its plans to convert what is now a warehouse at 48-54 Walter St. in Hyde Park into a grow facility for the proposed dispensaries it has permission to open in Dorchester's Codman Square and wants to open on Washington Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 9:54 am

Walgreens is going to try to build something still rare in Boston: A for-profit urgi-care clinic at its store at 1999 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 12:47 pm
Snow covered reeds along the Charles River

On a walk in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, Mary Ellen looked across the Charles at reeds covered in snow that would soon melt.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 2:25 pm
Ruffled feathers on an eagle bird

Mary Ellen spotted this wind-tossed eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. She says she spotted three in total: Two adults and one young'un, still mostly brown, and carrying a stick in his or her beak down by the boat launch.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 10:27 am

A man in a crosswalk at Centre and Hastings streets was hit by a Centre Street driver around 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, Boston Police say. The victim, who police say did not suffer serious injuries, was taken to a local hospital for observation. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 9:29 am
Free yoga: Bend down and pick up your dog's crap at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this new sign at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 2/20/22 - 2:12 pm
Pair of hooded mergansers in Sawmill Brook in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of hooded mergansers in one of the unfrozen parts of Sawmill Brook at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. Mr. Hoodie did get up on the ice for a bit: Read more.

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