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By adamg - 2/14/20 - 1:38 pm
Eastern bluebird at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer, spotted this male Eastern bluebird - a member of the thrush family - at Millennium Park today.

The Millennium eagle has landed.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 12:04 pm
Flipped car on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Perry Donham photographed the scene on the VFW Parkway near the VA Hospital, where a driver somehow flipped a car on the outbound side around 11:50 a.m.

By Anonymous - 2/10/20 - 2:47 pm
How did safety become partisan?

I saw this posted on social media and it had a distinctly UniversalHub feel to it. It has everything -- a fine collection of local reporting by UniversalHub, a traffic accident in which a pedestrian was killed crossing Centre Street in West Roxbury, an effort to design Centre Street so that it is systematically safer for pedestrians and cyclists, a reactionary response from some members of the community including conspiracy theories, and an embrace of the plan by other members.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:24 am

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) writes that it's time for the BPDA to stop delaying action on Roxbury Prep's proposal to turn the old Clay Chevrolet on Belgrade Avenue into a new high school, that Roxbury Prep students deserve a modern high school and that a school literally in front of a commuter-rail stop and with several bus lines running past it will not gridlock local streets.

Last month, Arroyo replaced Tim McCarthy, who had opposed the school.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 9:37 am
West Roxbury Boomerangs

Closing next month.

Boomerangs on Centre Street in West Roxbury will close permanently on March 21, a victim of struggling sales, according to a spokesman for Fenway Health, which oversees the AIDS Action Committee, to which the small Boomerangs chain's profits go. The other Boomerangs stores, in Jamaica Plain, the South End and Central Square, will remain open. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 1:15 pm
Eagle in Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen reports there were actually two eagles along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, including this one.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 6:40 pm

Donna's Cakes, 100 Spring St., announced today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 1:09 pm
Car into garage in West Roxbury

Live Boston reports no injuries after a driver heading towards Jamaica Plain on VFW Parkway drove right into the garage of the house at the rotary on the way towards West Roxbury Parkway towards Centre Street, sometime after 2 a.m.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 6:37 pm
Blanchards fire

Pete Cannon posted this photo of a car fire at 6:20 p.m. in the parking lot at Blanchards at Lagrange and Centre streets in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 11:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a proposal by the owners of what is now legally a two-family house at 133-135 Clement Ave. to turn their attic into a studio apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 1:43 pm
Car smash in West Roxbury

Tom the roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2:30 p.m. yesterday on Centre Street, between Northdale Road and where it splits off from Grove Street near the quarry in West Roxbury. He reports it looks like the driver hit one parked car, which then hit the one in front of it. The driver was able to get out on her own and onto a stretcher, he adds.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 10:09 pm
Old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Abandoned house turned abandoned realty office and empty bank branch.

A Canton builder has purchased two abandoned buildings on Centre Street, at Park Street, in West Roxbury, both of which it wants to bulldoze. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:23 pm
Creepy Santa in West Roxbury

Photo by Robin the roving UHub photographer.

Who knows what goes on inside the old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury? It's now guarded by a Santa that's had its hands replaced with small, yellow doll's hands, and who knows what it has sheathed in that "candle," so be careful.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:24 pm
Different temperatures on different sides of Centre Street

Hennigan Insurance on Centre Street in West Roxbury recently resumed broadcasting the temperature on its electronic signboard and, as with the time, things are different there than they are across the street at Rockland Trust.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 1:51 pm
Car with a license plate that reads MY CAH

Spotted this morning outside the West Roxbury Brueggahs.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 6:54 pm
Accord with no wheels in West Roxbury

Abner Bonilla spotted this freshly un-wheeled Accord this morning in front of the block of stores on Grove Street near Washington Street in West Roxbury, a a stretch that is hardly a remote area where wheel thieves can work without attracting much attention.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 10:15 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Gardner Street apartment building

Architect's rendering of proposed apartment building.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposal for 70 apartments and 18 town-home condos between Gardner Street and Charles Park Road - which includes weekday shuttle-bus service to the West Roxbury commuter-rail station on Lagrange Street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 5:16 pm
Turkeys on a lawn in West Roxbury

We spotted this rafter on somebody's lawn on Washington Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 3:04 pm

About 24 hours after E-5 Capt. Darrin Greeley announced he was organizing a crackdown on people who speed through Centre Street intersections without stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the conditions outside E-5: Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:40 pm
Morris with part of his group's proposal

Morris explains his group's ideas to make Centre Street safer.

The Boston Transportation Department has halted design work on a proposal to reduce Centre Street from the Holy Name Rotary to Spring Street in West Roxbury from four lanes to two and add pedestrian islands, bike lanes and new turn lanes so that it can study an alternative plan from a newly formed neighborhood group to keep four lanes but add pedestrian crossing lights at some intersections, re-stripe cross walks and step up police enforcement of traffic laws. Read more.

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