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By adamg - 9/26/20 - 10:35 pm
Milk Snake

Update: Local snake and turtle expert Andrea Howlett says this is actually a northern water snake, not a milk snake.

Mike Bresinski spotted this snake today at Brook Farm off Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 10:25 pm
Orange tree at Millennium Park

One tree at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury wasn't wasting any time getting ready for fall today.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:01 am
Honoring Paul Reid at Baker Street and VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports that this morning, she saw a man who saluted a memorial sign at Baker Street and VFW Parkway, then stood at ease for several minutes looking up at it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/20 - 12:46 pm
Yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury the other day, reports they're not a common visitor there - possibly because they prefer they tend to prefer bug foraging in the canopies of large forests.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:19 pm
Coyote

The other day, Samuel Watson was kayaking on the Charles River, about a half mile down from Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when he spotted this coyote.

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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday approved a proposal by the city's first medicinal-marijuana dispensary, on Milk Street, to add recreational pot to its offerings and approved a number of proposed pot shops from East Boston to Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 9:41 pm
Hazy sunset over Boston Harbor from East Boston

In East Boston, Marta watched the sun go down through West Coast fire haze over Boston Harbor this evening.

Mary Ellen watched the sunset from West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 4:59 pm
Chair in Millennium Park at the Charles River

Somebody brought a chair down to the banks of the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury and then left it there.

I used it this afternoon to watch a great blue heron on the Dedham side of the river - wanted to be ready should it just stop standing there and fly. It finally did - all of 20 feet upriver, where it then proceeded to just stand there again. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 2:36 pm
Dapper O'Neil and James Michael Curley

In the actual photo the mural is based on, Curley wasn't so thrilled.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the $2.4-million sale of the shuttered Squealing Pig on Centre Street at Hastings Street to two operators who plan to open a new pub called the Boston Ale House there - over the opposition of Hastings Street residents, who said they worry about patrons parking and carousing along the quiet way that starts just after the restaurant's locally famous mural featuring both a scene from the good old days on Centre and James Michael Curley shaking hands with Dapper O'Neil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 10:34 am
Sora

On a walk along the Charles River at Millennium Park yesterday, Mary Ellen spotted a sora, a marsh bird that is more commonly heard than seen.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 9:34 pm
A deer in the early evening

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this deer in the brush at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this evening.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 11:20 am
Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks, currently director of radical philanthropy at Resist, and a former Boston street worker, says she is running for the District 6 City Council seat now held by Matt O'Malley.

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By adamg - 9/1/20 - 10:20 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports something called Boston Ale House could replace the recently shut Squealing Pig on Centre Street. The proposal goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 11:53 am

BCYF will re-open the Curtis Hall Pool in Jamaica Plain, the Draper Pool in West Roxbury, the Flaherty Pool in Roslindale and the Mason Pool in Dorchester on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/20 - 7:12 pm
Kite above Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen captured a kite doing some barrel rolls today over Millennium Park in West Roxbury, which, if you haven't been, is a great place to fly a kite.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:27 pm

State Rep. Ed Coppinger captured a mostly grown Bambi on VFW Parkway at Independence Drive in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reports a crew is at Centre and South streets in West Roxbury, where they've shut off a water main so it can fix a leak in the big pipe.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 12:47 pm

Patrick Rose charged earlier this month with child rape is now charged with abuse of four additional children, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 5:51 pm
Storm moving in over Jamaica Plain

Evan Stark captured the storm moving in over Jamaica Plain, just before the skies opened up this afternoon:

Emily Murphy, meanwhile, looked out over downtown Boston around 4:45 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 12:57 pm
Man with sign that reads: Let's go Postal on DeJoy

People stood in front of or next to post offices in West Roxbury, Roslindale and elsewhere today to support the Postal Service and its workers. Read more.

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