Roslindale

By - 7/25/17 - 11:24 pm

A skeeved out citizen files a complaint about the state of his or her toilet in an apartment on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 7/25/17 - 10:12 am
Brayton's in Roslindale Square

The Board of Appeal today approved builder Anthony Ruscito's plans to tear down Brayton's Custom Upholstery, 4281 Washington St., to make way for a four-story, 12-unit apartment building with 12 parking spaces on the first floor.

The existing oil-change place, also listed at 4281 Washington St., will remain.

By - 7/23/17 - 4:27 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to an armed-robbery call at the R&R Convenience Store, 4355 Washington St. in Roslindale around 6:50 p.m. yesterday pulled up while the suspect was still inside: Read more.

By - 7/20/17 - 12:57 pm

The Boston Transportation Department today identified five neighborhoods that, over the next year, will get city-funded street changes in an attempt to make side streets safer by making motorists slow down: Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:30 am

Members of the neighborhood group that represents the streets along American Legion Highway in Roslindale vowed last night to fight a possible renewed attempt by a Taco Bell franchisee to open an outlet on American Legion at Walk Hill Street, between the Wendy's and the Haley Pilot School. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 2:22 pm
Cat mural coming in

Looks like the Mayor's Mural Crew has given up trying to simply restore the bird mural at Washington and Archdale streets that has been defaced, restored and then defaced again over the past couple of years. Instead, work has started on a mural featuring a giant cat. Read more.

By - 7/11/17 - 12:28 pm

Taco Bell, which failed to persuade skeptical Roslindale residents last year that they wanted to live mas and support a Taco Bell between the Haley School and the Wendy's on American Legion Highway, is coming back with another proposal to tear down the open-once-in-awhile ice-cream stand that now holds that space. Read more.

By - 7/6/17 - 1:49 pm
Skip bottle feeding, go straight to pizza

Checkmate Cafe on South Street in Roslindale is more than happy to dispense parenting wisdom.

By - 7/5/17 - 11:46 am

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has ordered Home Market, 165 Belgrade Ave., in Roslindale, to close Aug. 2, 3 and 4 as punishment for letting a 17-year-old with a fake Maryland driver's license walk out with an 18-pack of Bud Light, a six-pack of Smirnoff Ice, a six-pack of Twisted Tea and a 25-oz. can of Natural Ice one afternoon this past January. Read more.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:50 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale man they say used a gun to threaten and chase another man over an alleged unpaid debt yesterday evening. Read more.

By - 6/30/17 - 10:38 am
Stone owl in the Arnold Arboretum

We spotted this little stone bird sitting on one of the granite blocks at the top of Peters Hill yesterday. Naturally, we then turned it over: Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 3:01 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld the 188-month prison sentence Iskender Kapllani received after being found guilty of using his now defunct Arbri Cafe in Roslindale as a front for distributing cocaine. Read more.

By - 6/25/17 - 10:07 am

According to posters in the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, there's a guy driving a Good Humor truck around the neighborhood who seems to always be very late for something: As his truck blares "Camptown Races" over and over and over again, he rushes down the neighborhood streets, never actually stopping for the people who hear him and try to race outside to get a SpongeBob ice-cream, only to have their hopes dashed once more by the Too Fast Ice Cream Man.

By - 6/24/17 - 12:35 am

State Police report a Roslindale man whose engine was overheating as he drove south on 128 near Highland Avenue around 10 p.m. on Friday pulled into the breakdown lane and got out of the car - only to be hit by another vehicle, the driver of which then just kept on going. Read more.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:52 am

The Robert Street family that normally outfits a dog statue outside their home in Sox or Pats jerseys seems to have decided that Halloween is coming early this year.

By - 6/21/17 - 10:59 pm

Carter Wilkie, former president of the Roslindale Village Main Street board, writes that Target is setting up one of its smaller urban stores in the now former Staples building in its own battle with Amazon for the hearts and minds - and dollars - of millennial shoppers. Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 7:53 am

Do you know there are four candidates running for mayor this fall? Would you like to meet them and hear their experience and their position on the issues? Join us on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 for a meet and greet and they will each speak beginning at 7:00pm. Read more.

By - 6/15/17 - 3:17 pm

Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, battling three separate brush fires, near the Washington Street side, roughly across from Heron Street.

UPDATE: Fire went to second alarm around 3:50 p.m. as BFD brought in more firefighters to connect distant hydrants to the crews in the woods. Firefighters were also warned to be careful due to a large bee colony discovered near one engine and to watch for trees that might fall.

By - 6/14/17 - 7:15 pm
Washington Street fire in Roslindale

Boston firefighters responded to 3940 Washington St. at 6:50 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire that spread to 7 Claxton St. and burned off the siding of 3944 Washington St. Read more.