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By adamg - 4/8/21 - 10:05 am
Golden trees on Cow Island Pond in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched the sunrise over Cow Island Pond, part of the Charles River by Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. She had company: Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 11:56 pm
Ice-cream truck at Millennium Park

An ice-cream truck pulled into the upper parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. The driver sold a few cones from his truck, still bereft of any stickers, then drove off.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:25 pm
Sparrow on a box at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a sparrow sitting atop one of the rustic birdhouses along the upper soccer fields at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:34 am
Turkey behind the Home Depot

Mary Ellen reports that the other day, King Tom here was strutting around with his six hens by the side of the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

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By adamg - 3/23/21 - 10:51 pm
Proposed condos at Centre and Park streets

Everybody agrees: Ugh.

CAD Builders says it's heard residents loud and clear: It will be coming back to the neighborhood with a new design for its proposed 21-unit condo building at the corner of Centre and Park streets, where the former Peoples Federal Savings Bank bunker and the ol' Gilmore place now molder. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 7:23 pm
Three swans in the Charles River at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a trio of swans seeming to have a neck contest in the mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/19/21 - 9:50 pm
Johnson in 2019

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office announced the arrest of Boston Police Sgt. Det. Andrew L. Johnson in West Roxbury today for a Jan. 23 incident in Woodstock, NH, in which he was "found to be in possession of the controlled drugs methamphetamine and amphetamine." Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 8:41 pm

Kelly Bates Announcement Video

Kelly Bates of Hyde Park formally announced her bid yesterday for one of the four at-large seats on the city council. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 10:25 am

The City Council yesterday approved a request by Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) to look into how to get the city to build dog parks south of the Fenway, where he said dog-owning residents deserve the same facilities as those in the South End, the North End, Dorchester and other neighborhoods that already have dog parks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:37 am
Landing eagle

Mary Ellen reports she was standing under a tree by the Charles River in West Roxbury this morning when an eagle landed in the tree, basically right on top of her - maybe the one she saw from a bit further away yesterday.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 2:30 pm
Bald Eagle along the Charles

Mary Ellen found this stern bird along the Charles River at Cow Island Pond off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today.

Compare to this younger eagle.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board today issued a warning to West on Centre for a Republican buffet breakfast last month that violated several of the state's and city's Covid-19 regulations, including maskless attendees wandering around as they sampled a buffet before crowding together at tables as speakers regaled them while standing at a microphone. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 8:56 am
Washington Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 5083 Washington St., just a few doors up from a fire station, for what became a two-alarm fire, reported around 8:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:19 pm
Paul Marino making his case

Marino makes his case.

Update: Request granted by the board.

The owner of Marino's Market on VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway, finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board will let him expand his current beer and wine offerings to harder beverages. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:24 am
Recliner and end table made of snow in Millennium Park, with Jax the wonder dog for scale

Mary Ellen spotted this recliner and end table this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury (where she reports somebody also built a TV, but it's seems to be broken because all it shows is snow). Jax the wonder dog for scale.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 12:15 pm

District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) challengers Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain and Mary Tamer of West Roxbury will meet in an online forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, sponsored by he Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:24 am
Coyote at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports the coyotes at Millennium Park were howling this morning, as they looked for love, although one coyote at the very top of the hill might also have been looking for something to munch to start the day.

A bit further down the hill, she spotted a red-bellied woodpecker, probably too high up for any yippin' 'yote to chomp: Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 8:18 pm

West Roxbury has started the year with 14 car break ins and all but one of them have involved cars that residents left unlocked, a District E-5 officer told a Zoomed community meeting tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 4:05 pm

The Herald reports the ultra-Trumpies who took over the West Roxbury Republican Ward Committee a couple years back had a very special guest speaker via video yesterday: Renfield, um, Steve Bannon, who reported his fascist former boss will run for Congress in 2022, win, depose Nancy Pelosi and then single-handedly impeach Joe Biden.

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