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By adamg - 7/19/19 - 11:49 am

A woman pushing two children in a stroller spotted the coyote this morning on Grayfield Avenue between Mt. Vernon and Houston streets, steered well clear and called police. Limpy has been prowling the neighborhood for months, has not seemed to bother any people, but has evaded capture and continued to limp in all that time.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 3:34 pm

MassDOT reports people who normally ride the Needham Line on Saturdays will have to find another way to get around between Aug. 3 and Oct. 12 to let workers install a "positive train control" system that will make the line safer by keeping trains from going too fast and reducing the odds they might crash into each other.

Preparation for the new system has included cutting down trees along the right of way in recent months.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 5:17 pm
Clouds over VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Lena takes in the view north from VFW Parkway in West Roxbury:

Being in Boston but feeling like in Stranger Things 3.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 11:19 am
Deer and heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron and deer seeming to work together this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 4:03 pm
Great horned owl at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports she stayed "a respectful distance" from this great horned owl at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 6/29/19 - 9:35 am

Joe LaRusso reports the storm, which moved in around 7 a.m., knocked out power to roughly 2,700 homes and businesses in Roslindale and West Roxbury.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 11:51 pm
Fleetwood exxplains problems at large intersections.

Fleetwood explains problems at large intersections.

Boston transportation officials tonight unwrapped a proposal to make Centre Street safer through a new configuration with a single travel lane for motor vehicles in each direction, a center turn lane and dedicated bicycle lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 5:25 pm

Boston transportation officials tomorrow will show off their formal plans for curbing vehicular mayhem along Centre Street, spurred on by a pedestrian's death at Centre and Hastings in February. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 11:19 am
Architect's rendering of West Roxbury apartments

Developer Peter Davos of West Roxbury has filed detailed plans for the 70 apartments and 18 condos he wants to build along Gardner Street, behind the Oak Row Apartments he recently finished on VFW Parkway next to the Home Depot. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:01 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for 29 new single-family homes at the end of a West Roxbury section where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/19 - 12:32 pm
Proposed building off Baker Street

The owner of a commercial parcel between VFW Parkway, the Needham Line train tracks and Baker Street has asked the BPDA to let him build a 60-unit complex on three acres of the land as apartments rather than the condos the BPDA approved in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 11:30 am
Architect's rendering of West Roxbury homes

Toucan Road or Starling Street?

The Zoning Board of Appeal next week considers a request from a Canton developer for permission to build 29 new single-family homes at the end of the West Roxbury neighborhood where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 2:10 pm

Mark Regan, 38, was sentenced today to life in prison for murdering his father, also named Mark Regan, in their Perham Street home on March 14, 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:39 am

Joseph Adamo, who has run Joe's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St., where the Spring Street Cafe used to be, since last fall, hopes the Boston Licensing Board has a spare beer-and-wine license he could use to begin offering dinner. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 7:29 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 12:28 pm
Wanted for Corrib Pub safe robbery

Boston Police have posted photos of two guys they say broke into the Corrib Pub at Centre and Lagrange streets sometime early on May 13 and stole a safe containing the restaurant's daily receipts. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 5:45 pm

Members of the newly formed West Rox Walks recently walked the roughly mile-long stretch of Centre Street from the Holy Name rotary to Weld Street survey the street and compile notes on how to make the street safer - mainly for pedestrians, but also for bicyclists and drivers.

By Kent - 5/17/19 - 11:27 am

Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale to hear from the candidates running for City Council District 5. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!

Boston City Council District 5 nominally consists of Hyde Park and Roslindale. Current City Councilor Tim McCarthy is not seeking reelection this term. There are nine candidates vying for that seat and all have been invited. Ricardo Arroyo, Maria Farrell, Justin Murad, Alkia Powell & Mimi Turchinetz have confirmed that they plan to attend this forum to speak with you.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 10:40 pm
SUV on fire in West Roxbury

Sam captured the scene on that bit of Lagrange Street that goes from Washington Street onto Enneking Parkway by the church parking lot around 7:15 p.m.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 1:02 pm
Coyote in West Roxbury backyard

A concerned West Roxbury citizen took a look out his or her back window and suddenly needs advice from 311: Read more.

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