Plans to replace Forest Hills parking lot with apartments to get public airing

Jamaica Plain News reports the BPDA will hold a public meeting on Criterion Development's proposal to replace the parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with a complex with 252 apartments in six-story buildings.

The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Andrew Church, 24 Orchardhill Rd.

Four-alarm fire tears through Dorchester two-family house

Read of 31 Harlem St. Photo by BFD.

A short circuit in a power strip sparked a four-alarm fire at 31 Harlem St. that sent one firefighter to the hospital, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Firefighters responded at 12:40 p.m. to the fire, which investigators said started in the rear of the first floor.

The department reports five people were displaced and that the fier did an estimated $350,000 in damage.

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 12:40

Volvo flies off 93, lands on car on Morrissey; one dead, one injured

State Police report that around 12:40 a.m., a Volvo S60 sailed off I-93 near the Morrissey Boulevard exit, landing on a Honda HR-V on Morrissey Boulevard.

The driver of the Volvo, a Chatham man, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda, a 21-year-old woman from Dorchester, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, State Police say.

State Police say investigators are trying to determine how and why the Volvo went airborne.

Roslindale starts the Christmas season

Santa and the mayor came to Adams Park in Roslindale Square today to help residents light up the neighborhood Christmas tree.

Santa in Roslindale
Marty Walsh in Roslindale

Performers from "The Urban Nutcracker" danced:

Urban Nutcracker in Roslindale
Ballet in Roslindale

Enzo was the winner of this year's reindog competition, wearing an authentic Scottish tartan - and antlers:

Dog in Roslindale

Sacred Heart School students played and sang Christmas carols:

Musicians in Roslindale
Choir in Roslindale

Some older performers played as well:

Horns in Roslindale

Kids made Christmas ornaments and then put them on the tree:

Christmas tree in Roslindale