On neighborhood Facebook groups, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain residents report being startled awake either shortly before or after 5 a.m. by at least two loud booms. On Twitter, Pete Cannon reports: Read more.
Travel New England ran across this car almost on its back on Archdale Road in Roslindale this morning.
A developer working with the Home for Little Wanderers is seeking city permission to build an all new facility - and 120 condominiums and apartments, some of which would be for Home clients aging out of the state foster-care system - on the Home's 2.6-acre site at 780 American Legion Highway. Read more.
Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the revamped space at 2 and 2A Corinth St., where Marla's Obsession and RVMS used to be, has been leased by somebody who is
Pursuing the appropriate licensing with the City to be a breakfast and lunch cafe with a co-working space by day, and a performance space offering entertainment of all genres by night!
Just north of Washington Street, shortly after 4:30 p.m. Peter Amstutz reports one person was taken away in an ambulance, another appeared to walk away.
Boston firefighters responded around 10:15 a.m. to 4360 Washington St., between Rosecliff and Albano streets, for a garage fire that did an estimated $250,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
UPDATE: Nothing found, Steve Cooper at WHDH reports.
WCVB reports that State Police are combing land around Turtle Pond off Enneking Parkway for Joseph Brancato, 21, last seen several weeks ago on Mendelssohn Street in Roslindale, where he was staying with a Marine recruiter. NECN reports that among the agencies that sent investigators to the area is NCIS, which investigates possible criminal activity in the Marine Corps.
A man reports being robbed of his wallet on Poplar Street near Heathcote Street around midnight. Read more.
Ardale Street is a one-way street in Roslindale that ends at Centre Street by a 7-Eleven. One fed-up resident files a complaint:
Vehicles are constantly driving up our one way street. Drivers turn left out of 7-11 parking lot and go the wrong way even if they know they're doing it. I just saw someone who lives on the street do it. She does it like 10 times a week. I don't know what to do about this. There are already one-way/do not enter signs.
Massachusetts judges considering how to sentence people who have just been convicted in their courts can continue to ask victims what sort of punishment they think is appropriate, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.
Ed. note: This post has been extensively rewritten to take into account Harvard's decision to postpone any work and to add a statement from somebody in favor of it.
Harvard's Arnold Arboretum says it's put a controversial proposal to put solar panels on an open field at Walter and Weld streets on hold.
Still, five city councilors have written Harvard President Drew Faust to make clear their objections to the plan - and request that Harvard use a neighboring parcel instead.. Read more.
Every single year, the city of Boston and the MBTA bicker over who should shovel the sidewalk in front of the Alexander the Great statue that sits by the base of the Roslindale Village train stop between Belgrade Avenue and Robert Street. Read more.
The Roslindale Community School Council reports the Flaherty Pool had to be shut this weekend after the heating and ventilation system failed, and that it could be weeks before it's fixed.
The pool got a multi-million-dollar rehab in 2013.
Roslindale's seemingly eternal flame was finally doused by firefighters, National Grid workers and a lot of sand around 2:30 this afternoon after National Grid finished rigging up a temporary main to replace the one that burst into flames during repair work around 6:10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Read more.
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