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By adamg - 7/6/20 - 4:50 pm

The Squealing Pig on Centre Street announced today it has permanently shut. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:56 pm
O'Malley at vigil

O'Malley selfies at today's Black Lives Matter vigiil at Holy Name Rotary.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) stood with other Black Lives Matter supporters at their weekly vigil at Holy Name Rotary this afternoon after first tweeting out a response to last week's Blue Lives Matter rally at the same spot: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:16 am

Former City Councilor and lifelong West Roxbury resident John Connolly follows up on his thoughts on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station, by answering three questions he says he's gotten from people who, at least respectfully, disagree with him: Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 1:20 pm

Former at-large City Councilor and 2013 mayoral runner-up John Connolly shares his feelings on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:12 pm
BLM and pro-cop protesters in West Roxbury

For awhile, these two competed to get their signs in front of motorists.

Police supporters rallied outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury this afternoon, but they may have been outnumbered by Black Lives Matter protesters. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/15/20 - 11:48 pm
At West Roxbury vigil, Holy Name Rotary

Charlie Rosenberg photographed the third Monday Black Lives Matter vigil at Holy Name Rotary, where Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway meet in West Roxbury, this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 10:32 am

The Law Enforcement & First Responder Appreciation Rally starts at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Name Rotary in front of the E-5 police station.

Today at 5:30 p.m., meanwhile, Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale will host its third straight Black Lives Matter vigil at the rotary.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 9:20 pm

People came to Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury for the second straight Monday to standi in vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other blacks killed by police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 2:13 pm
Snapping turtles in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pair of snapping turtles down by the river in Millennium Park today, and you know what they say about snappers and broomsticks (even if those stories aren't true).

By adamg - 6/4/20 - 11:43 am
Spray painted warning against Antifa

Photo by Chris Lang.

Aw, looks like the Fruits and Veggies Gang is all growed up and back living in West Roxbury. Litnana spotted their work on the retaining wall along the CVS parking lot on Centre Street this morning. Despite a doctored-up fake flier alleging Antifa was coming to West Roxbury on Monday to level the place, in fact, the vigil they were allegedly going to burst out of was entirely peaceful and nobody went down Centre Street looting.

By adamg - 6/3/20 - 9:26 am

When news breaks, she screams at it.

Many of the people who attended Monday's George Floyd vigil at the Holy Name rotary were local parents and their children.

And then there was Dianna Ploss. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 9:31 pm
Man with sign: Say his name

Some 200 to 300 people, most from West Roxbury and Roslindale, gathered around and near the Holy Name Rotary this afternoon for a vigil to remember George Floyd and other murdered black people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 11:36 pm

Here are the ones we know about. Others? Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:21 am
Allandale Woods in early May

Callan visited Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line on May 2 (above) and then visited the same spot yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 11:00 am
Virginia rail in Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports spotting a a Virginia rail along the brook that runs along Millennium Park in West Roxbury - they breed and feed in the sort of marshes one can find along the brook. The birds can be hard to spot, but easier to hear - especially during breeding season, which is now, they sound like little grunting pigs, she reports.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 9:03 am
Firefighters on Oriole Street in West Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 44 Oriole St. in West Roxbury around 4 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 2:20 pm
Deno's in West Roxbury re-opening

The sign on the front door of Deno's Pizza on Centre Street in West Roxbury offers hope to people who want to surprise mom with a large pie, announcing a Sunday re-opening (although the 9th is Saturday). Deno's closed at the beginning of April due to coronavirus concerns.

Meanwile, down the street, Anna's is saying come on in, the donuts are fine: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 5:07 pm
Canary

Look familar? Contact the MSPCA.

Boston Police report that when an officer doing paperwork at District E-5 was alerted a wayward canary was risking death in the Holy Name rotary just outside the station doors, he rushed into action, stopping traffic and scooping up the tweetybird for a seat of honor in his cruiser. Nobody came forward to claim the bird, so police handed it over to the MSPCA for care.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 10:11 pm
American kestrel at Millennium Park

On a walk around Millennium Park in West Roxbury today, Mary Ellen spotted both an American kestrel - the smallest of the falcons - and some cygnets settling in for a nap. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 5:48 pm
Firefighter at Morrell Street fire

Firefighter before order given to get away from the building. Photo by Michael Moxley.

Boston firefighters responded shortly before 6 p.m. to at Reliable Lawn Care, 37 Morrell St., off Spring Street, near the VA hospital, for what turned into a 2-alarm fire. Read more.

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