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By adamg - 4/5/20 - 8:33 pm
New Popeyes now open in West Roxbury

Popeyes opened its newest fried-chicken place this weekend, on VFW Parkway northbound in West Roxbury, between the McDonald's and the Burger King. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 1:22 pm

All across Boston, kids convinced the 'rona's not going to get them have easily cut the zip ties city parks workers used to make basketball hoops unusable - except in West Roxbury, where a concerned citizen reports it took one "selfish young man" two whole days to figure out how to undue a zip tie at the basketball court at Billings Field.

By MMMMpapis - 4/5/20 - 12:55 pm

I heard Popeye's is finally open on Rt.1 in West Roxbury. And there's a line right now for take out. Crazy times with other small businesses forced to close and losing thousands but someone else can open up a franchise in the middle of this pandemic and still make bank.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:44 pm
Roche Bro.s logo

Roche Bros. announced today that in addition to closing its stores on Easter Sunday, like it always does, this year it will keep them closed the next day as well, to give a bit of an extra break to workers, some of whom have been foregoing some of their normal time off, so they can "rest and decompress from the daily toll this has put on everyone."

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:41 pm

Deno's Pizza and Subs on Centre Street has announced it's closed for now:

For the safety of our customers, employees and families we are currently closed.
We’ll see you soon....

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:43 pm

Neal Doyle has put together a map of teddy bears in windows in the three neighborhoods for families that want to go teddy-bear hunting.

Window bears in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 10:33 am
Rox Diner logo

Rox Diner on Centre Street, which tried to do takeout, then closed, will re-open Wednesday morning for takeout. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 5:52 pm
VFW Parkway at Spring Street in West Roxbury

In a normal afternoon rush hour, there'd be long lines of cars on both VFW Parkway and Spring Street at this intersection.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 8:23 am

Roche Bros. announced this morning that customers can no longer bring reusable bags into its Roche Bros. and Brothers Markets stores, in an effort to protect its cashiers and baggers from Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 8:11 am

Porter Cafe on Centre Street in West Roxbury announced that last night was its final night of takeout service until after conditions improve: Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 5:26 pm

Rox Diner on Centre Street announced today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 3:22 pm
Man dressed for St. Patrick's Day at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Leprechauns know to pick up their last-minute holiday supplies at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.

Also spotted: City Councilor Matt O'Malley, in a green scally cap, visiting his ancestral retail homeland.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 11:12 pm
Deno's in West Roxbury

The dining area at Deno's on Centre Street in West Roxbury was already closed off this evening.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:06 pm
BlueBike station in West Roxbury with errant bike

A roving UHub photographer came across this scene outside the post office on Centre Street in West Roxbury today, wonders if maybe West Roxbury hasn't quite got the hang of this Bluebike thing yet.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 9:17 pm
Full moon over Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen captured a lollipop moon over Millennium Park this evening.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 6:10 pm
Water main repairs outside Roche Bros.

A water-main break outside Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning left the supermarket without fresh water.

The store stayed open, but it had to shut its deli, seafood, bakery and meat departments. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:05 pm

Unofficial city returns show the slate of Trumpier-than-thous in Ward 20 (West Roxbury and a piece of Roslindale) have defeated the equally pro-Trump "moderate" slate that had controlled the Republican Ward Committee, 567-167, on a platform that included total Trump and ICE fealty, free paper bags at local supermarkets and a fight against bike lanes on Centre Street in West Roxbury (which the other slate also opposed). Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/20 - 6:26 pm
Hawk looking for dinner at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer spotted this red-tailed hawk looking for a bite to eat late this afternoon at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 9:46 am

Boston Irish reports the Irish Social Club now features the original wooden bar backsplash and mirror from the now closed JP landmark.

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.

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