3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.
Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.
The office of Orbit Cinnamon Gum addict Sean Spicer is out with its list of allegedly "underreported" terrorist incidents, and it includes the June, 2015 incident in which an FBI agent and a Boston cop shot a Roslindale man to death before he could run them through with a knife in the parking lot of the CVS on Washington Street in Roslindale.
Underreported my ass. Read more.
On Feb. 2, 1875, James Gatley quietly died in Grew's Woods, a vast expanse of woods and hills on what was then the Hyde Park/West Roxbury town line, where he'd lived in a 10x12 hut for nearly three decades, studying and stuffing the local birds and reptiles. Read more.
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department holds a public meeting on Feb. 7 to hear what people think about the idea of carving out part of Fallon Field for a dog area.
The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.
Police are looking for two guys who tried to break into the rear of Popeyes on American Legion Highway with a bolt cutter around 11 a.m., only to be confronted by an employee, who scared them off. One of the suspects was described as black, 5'2" and missing teeth.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue announced today its Rozzie Ramen pop-up starts Jan. 31: Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 5 p.m.
The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.
Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.
Roslindale substation back in business for first time in 45 years, this time as a craft-beer store, with restaurant to follow
Roslindale residents, city politicians and Keytar Bear gathered this morning at the old Boston Elevated substation to formally open the new Craft Beer Cellar and to take a look at the state of the cavernous main space, which will become a Chris Douglass restaurant called the Third Rail. Read more.
Residents near the Clay Car Center on Belgrade Avenue at the West Roxbury Parkway yesterday heard preliminary plans to replace it with a new Roxbury Prep High School. Read more.
The owner of Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., vowed this morning to avoid a repeat of a late-night November incident in which Boston Police detectives found karaoke booming out of the place at levels far higher than allowed by city code. Read more.
Boston Police are investigating an armed-robbery attempt at the Alfa gas station at Washington and South streets tonight by three men who apparently fled on foot when a Boston officer arrived on scene. Read more.
Charlie Redd, owner of Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street, posts a call to arms against the gathering darkness:
The resistance begins now. Trump is an obvious danger to the rights I believe in and that this business is built around. Why fight? Because we are fucking Americans. That’s what we do, fight. Fight for values we hold dear. Just because I lie on the liberal view of the issues doesn’t mean I don’t have the will to fight. Just because we live in Massachusetts and are protected from the madness that will be unleashed on our other states does that give us a reason not to speak up and act? I will fight for the other states and in this state. I will fight for the ones that can’t. Right now that’s my daughters and all the girls growing up today in this confusing time where the end of male dominance in the Oval Office was ripped from their dreams and a whole other peril to their rights entered it. Olive and Viola cannot fight. But I can. Cecilia, who I tutor in the 2nd grade, cannot fight. Her family is laying low as their future as immigrant Americans lies in jeopardy. I can fight for them. I can stand up when they cannot.
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