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By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 4:26 pm
Heron with catfish

Mary Ellen was down by the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning and watched a great blue heron enjoy a fresh catfish meal. It took the bird a half hour to subdue and finally consume the entire large fish, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 9:20 am
One of the destroyed trees

DCR, we assume, planted some new trees along VFW Parkway at Atlantis Street in West Roxbury last Thursday. And sometime over the weekend, Mike Bresinski reports, somebody sawed them in half.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 8:24 pm

Updated with O'Malley comments.

After reading what Alexandra Oliver-Dávila had to say about their constituents, state Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) are calling for her to resign. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 1:04 pm
Wanted for Savers attacks

Updated with arrest information.

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man for indecent assault and battery on two women inside Savers, 1230 VFW Parkway, around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 11:44 am
Snowman figure and an air conditioner

Mary Ellen spotted Frosty and his AC unit on Baker Street in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 12:32 pm
Old truck in West Roxbury

Prop for Julia Child street scene. Photo by ScaryHiggy.

Well, more accurately, the cast and crew of an HBO mini-series on the spy-turned-chef's life, filming today on the streets of West Roxbury - starting out at St. John Chrysostom Church on Washington Street, which is the field quarters for the production. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 3:09 pm
Jumping deer at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this deer bounding up the hill at Millennium Park yesterday, sign be damned. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/21 - 11:45 am

Gary Park wants to celebrate the end of Covid-19 requirements today, but can't. The owner of Gary's Liquors on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury writes he will not be uncorking anything tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 10:26 pm
Coyote at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this coyote at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday morning.

But Wile E. was not the only creature she photographically captured there, including this snapping turtle he'll probably stay away from: Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:49 am
Moon over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry

Marry Ellen photographically lassoed the moon over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry off Centre and Grove streets last night.

Up north, Matt Frank captured the moon at the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 10:16 pm
Police say: Stop double parking on Centre Street

BPD District E-5 is sending out fliers to Centre Street businesses to post in their windows warning of a crackdown on double parkers along West Roxbury's main commercial drag. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 3:14 pm

Officers from the E-5 drug unit didn't have far to go yesterday to arrest Rafael Vargas Mariano - they just walked next door on Centre Street to the 7-Eleven and there he was, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 12:22 pm

The Globe reports on the BPD investigation into whether Officer Joe Abasciano had anything to do with the failed Capital putsch on Jan. 6. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:41 pm
Stunters on Centre Street in West Roxbury

West Roxbury residents couldn't help but notice the ad-hoc procession down Centre, Spring and Baker streets towards VFW Parkway yesterday afternoon.

Kerry Castor of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association was outraged: Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 10:56 am
Aftermath of fire at 1214 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Aftermath. From state DPU report.

The trust that oversees a West Roxbury condo complex yesterday sued National Grid to recoup its expenses to rebuild from a six-alarm fire in 2018 it says was fed from a National Grid main and connection it charges the company refused to repair despite repeated reports of a gas odor dating back nearly two years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 11:12 am

Boston Police report three teens playing on the basketball courts at Billings Field, off Bellevue Street in West Roxbury, were attacked by a larger group of eight to ten teens who challenged them to a fight sometime after 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 6:27 pm
Swan and cynets on the Charles River

Mary Ellen found herself way down upon the Swan-y River today, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:47 am
Bird and breakfast at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen went out for an early morning walk at Millennium Park in West Roxbury and, spotted, among other things, a young male Northern Parula getting some sustenance (she also saw both a deer and a killdeer, but the latter was, once again, not living up to its name).

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