The Boston Public Health Commission reported the news today, just a couple days after announcing West Nile-ish mosquitoes in Jamaica Plain. You know the drill.
State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are now working on a quarantine zone that would be similar to, if somewhat less strict, than the one recently lifted for Asian Longhorned Beetles.
The insect, named because of its bright green color and the way it bores into ash... Read more
Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning... Read more
The owner of the building that used to house MJ's Pizza goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 for permission to lease the space to a new pizza place.
However, he says it's possible the bullet came from nowhere near Roslindale:
Bullet was shot into the air, pierced the car on the way down!!! However, note the rust around the bullet hole itself. This could have happened days ago, & the car... Read more
Last night, Roslindale (and Hyde Park) residents living near the golf course were treated to the sounds of explosions coming from somewhere inside Stony Brook Reservation. Tonight, as Gradon Tripp shows, people with little fear of getting caught were shooting off fireworks from Fallon Field. He adds:
We're between the train station and Walter/South St. All the neighbors came out to watch.
Good... Read more
Boston Police report two eight-week-old female American bully puppies were taken during a housebreak on Washington Street in Roslindale this past Sunday.
The victim reported that two eight-week-old, tri-colored (gray, brown, and white) female American bully puppies were stolen from the victimâs residence.
If you see the pups, contact detectives at 617-343-4595 or 617-343- 4328.... Read more
Mobile as in, hey, if we toss it on a car roof, that makes it mobile, right?
A Roslindale resident (who reports he wouldn't miss the city council's Globe Direct hearing for the world) reports he came home the other day to find one Globe Direct on a neighbor's car roof and another that either missed its mark or fell off somebody's roof when... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Roslindale Community Center is... Read more
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Boston Police report a woman was attacked at knifepoint around 11 a.m. yesterday somewhere in the Arnold Arboretum.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early twenties, 5â4â to 5â6â in height. He is further described as having a thin build, wearing a black do-rag, white t-shirt, dark colored jeans with grey. The suspect was riding a... Read more
Making Comic Sense
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)
Rhode Island's lemon slush is for sale at the Frosty Freeze next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
A concerned citizen complains about South Street in Roslindale Square by the wallpaper store now that the street has a bicycle lane:
When a car is stopped for a pedestrian at this crosswalk, other motorists will often illegally use part of the bike lane to overtake - I've seen numerous almost-collisions at this location. This is a high pedestrian area. This needs to be... Read more
At a meeting earlier this week, Boston city councilors vowed to call Globe Direct to account for its litterin' ways. When they call their hearing, though, maybe they need to reserve some time to talk about the behavior of Globe Direct delivery people. A Roslindale resident reports on an incident yesterday:
I was sitting in my house on Cummins Highway (by Sacred Heart) watching... Read more
The spraying will happen sometime between dusk and midnight, unless it rains, in which case it'll be sprayed the following night.... Read more
Alert New England reports one of the combatants in a fight outside Archdale Liquors on Washington Street at Archdale Street around 7:40 p.m. didn't realize his opponent had a knife. EMS took him away with a stab wound to the leg.