West Roxbury

Citizen complaint of the day: Hopping mad at Draper Playground

In what has become an annual rite of spring in West Roxbury, a concerned citizen has complained to the city about the hopscotch board at Draper Playground on Washington Street: Hopscotch painted wrong, too big and stops at 7. Last May:Citizen complaint of the day: Not to jump to any conclusions, but these West Roxbury hopscotch boards are just wrong
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Protesters don hard hats, wield spray paint in protest against West Roxbury pipeline

Photo by Rhea Becker. That's the quarry entrance in the background. Early this morning, members of the newly formed Parkway Pipeline Prevention League marked out the route of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline along Grove Street in West Roxbury, then turned themselves into E-5 detectives for booking. Andree Zalesk, one of the pair of anti-pipeline taggers, writes: We marked the entire route with large stencils saying SPECTRA - the Texas company behind the project. We turned ourselves in to the police after breakfast at a great local diner, and we were released after an hour of questioning by pleasant and sympathetic West Rox detectives. Charges will follow later. Residents along the route of the pipeline - and near the transfer station that ...
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Citizen complaint of the day: Somebody keeps pouring used kitty litter down a storm drain in West Roxbury

An outraged citizen in West Roxbury complains: Someone is dumping USED cat litter in sewer at corner of Lasell and Temple Sts. This has been going on for months.
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Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death

A federal jury Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, the final chapter to a brutal, emotionally exhausting trial that brought forth indelible images of an unspeakable crime.
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Composing Calligraphy: Words Inspire Music

BU senior Mo Zhao's "Splashes of Ink: A Musical Calligraphy," to showcase compositions by unconventional artist.
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Anti-police Brutality Movement Set to Grow in Boston

By Sharanya Pillai BU News Service Dorchester and Roxbury may see more protests against police brutality in upcoming months, according to organizers of Wednesday’s march in solidarity with Baltimore, who said that they will ramp up their presence in the inner Boston area. On Wednesday evening, activist group Mass Action Against Police Brutality led more than [...]
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