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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.