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By adamg - 8/21/21 - 9:07 pm
Rising moon

Mary Ellen watched tonight's moonrise from the old West Roxbury High School.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 4:23 pm
Motorcycle down on Centre Street

A crash on Centre Street near Park Street in West Roxbury shortly after 1:30 p.m. sent both drivers to the hospital, at least one with injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit summoned just in case. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 10:32 am

A Dorchester man already behind bars on charges he kidnapped, raped and tried to strangle a family member this year faces arraignment today on charges he dumped another woman's body in a swampy area near Turtle Pond in the Stony Brook Reservation last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 8:53 am

State Police report arresting a man from Medford on charges he tried to end a verbal road duel on VFW Parkway by stabbing his opponent in the chest on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/21 - 10:06 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

State Police report they are looking for a motorist who stabbed another driver in the chest at VFW Parkway and Centre Street in West Roxbury after some sort of confrontation and then continued on his way.

The stabbed driver was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, State Police say. They did not release a description of the suspect's vehicle.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 10:47 am
Snake in pond in Allandale Woods

Mary Ellen reports she was looking down at a pond in Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/JP line the other day when she spotted a water snake. And then it started swimming towards her, probably because it spotted something tasty that wasn't her, but still, she jumped.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:57 am
Eight-point buck

Hopeful Emily reports this antlered-up deer visited a VFW Parkway back yard - just across from Allandale Woods - last evening. And now you know why a Boston parkway has Deer Crossing signs.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 12:15 pm
Hazy start to the day at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen and Jax made their way through the haze at Millennium Park this morning.

By adamg - 7/25/21 - 4:45 pm

State Police report arresting a Brighton man whose car overturned on Rte. 128 at University Avenue early Saturday on a variety of charges, including felony motor-vehicle homicide while operating under the influence. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:32 pm
Turtle and green heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this odd couple - a turtle and a green heron - at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:46 am
Great blue heron in a tree by the CharlesRiver

Although night was approaching, that wasn't a night heron Mary Ellen spotted at Millennium Park yesterday - it was a great blue heron.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 2:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a family's plans to build a second house on a vacant lot next to their current home on Avalon Road in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 2:42 pm
Sassy bunny

Mary Ellen reports from Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:53 pm
Butterfly in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports that after the rain stopped, she headed over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury - and found this eastern black swallowtail enjoying the local flora.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 4:41 pm
Toppled crane at VFW Parkway

Gary, of the eponymous liquor store on VFW Parkway, reports nobody was hurt when a lift toppled over at a small residential development under construction next to the Shell station on VFW Parkway inbound in West Roxbury this afternoon. In addition to a news helicopter, the fallen lift attracted kids from the nearby Hynes Field.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 12:35 pm
Where's the deer in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this deer along Sawmill Brook, which flows into the Charles at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 1:44 pm
Recycling truck disgorging its contents in West Roxbury

Jason Arnold captured the scene on Sanborn Avenue in West Roxbury, where a recycling truck burped and disgorged its contents today.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 12:24 pm
Monarch butterfly in Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this monarch butterfly in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, bulking up on some milkweed.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 10:23 pm
Tree down

This afternoon, Matt the roaming UHub photographer spotted the remains of a tree laying across one side of the VFW Parkway, just past where Centre Street splits off from it, near Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 5:24 pm

Update: WFXT identifies the man as Jason Peri Bonilla of Roxbury.

State Police reported shortly after 8 p.m. that divers had recovered the body of a 19-year-old Boston man from Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation. Read more.

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