Roslindale Square

By - 1/14/17 - 2:43 pm
Selling craft beer in the substation basement

Making a sale in the substation.

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.

By - 12/30/16 - 11:25 am

The renovated building where the Haitian restaurant that replaced the other Haitian restaurant used to be on Washington Street across from the Dunkin' Donuts is now festooned with signs letting us know that the larger space will become a Sam's Food Store, a whole block away from the Tedeschi, while the smaller space will become a Cricket mobile-phone store, handy for people who don't want to walk down the block to the other mobile-phone store, let alone to Corinth Street or up Washington for the other mobile-phone stores.

By - 12/23/16 - 9:14 am
Everyone is Welcome sign in a Roslindale Square store window

A number of stores in Roslindale Square now sport these signs, the work of the new Roslindale Is For Everyone group (using one of these designs).

By - 12/21/16 - 6:44 pm
Luminaria in Roslindale

Timothy West went to the annual Roslindale luminaria in Adams Park tonight.

By - 11/26/16 - 5:07 pm

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

By - 11/2/16 - 9:29 pm
Long voting line in Roslindale

Jeffrey Kilburn shows us the line all the way down Cummins Highway this afternoon as people waited to vote at the Roslindale Community Center.

By - 10/24/16 - 10:20 am

This past summer, Let's Wait spent two nights in Roslindale Square, filming a music video, "3 Drinks in Love" - including inside the soon to be gone Jerusalem Trading.

You can watch and hear them live on Thursday at Thunder Road in Somerville.

And that makes two entries in the Roslindale song list, along with Roslindale by Birdbrain.

By - 9/27/16 - 10:44 pm

For the second time this month, a community meeting on a proposed Roslindale development that would be small by South Boston or Forest Hills standards raised fears that Roslindale is about to be rushed by developers who will try to completely overwhelm the neighborhood with projects far denser than allowed under a rezoning plan worked out by residents and the city only a few years ago. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 1:06 pm

Boston Magazine reports the shih-tzu lost a leg and about 40% of its blood after being hit between Roslindale Village and Forest Hills last Thursday, but is now recovering nicely as the MSPCA puts her up for adoption.

By - 9/20/16 - 9:56 am
Flipped car on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

Shortly after 9 a.m. a driver making the turn from South Street onto Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale somehow flipped over at Birch Street. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 2:05 pm
Chris Douglass with plans for proposed Roslindale restaurant

Douglass talks up Third Rail plans. See it larger.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide in a couple weeks whether Chris Douglass gets a liquor license for the Third Rail restaurant he's planning for the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway. Read more.

By - 9/9/16 - 4:41 pm
32 Cummins proposal, Roslindale

Architect's rendering, featuring ever circling birds.

City Realty, a Brookline landlord and property-management firm, wants to tear down a large house at 32 Cummins Highway and replace it with a 14-unit, four-story building. Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:04 pm

A pedestrian was taken away in an ambulance after a crash around 11:30 a.m. at Cummins Highway and Lindall Street. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 8:59 pm
Balloon animal maker in Roslindale's Adams Park

The Roslindale Night Out celebration of neighborhood watches in Adams Park this evening featured dancers (from Andean to Irish step), free food, lots of people and this lady making balloon animals.

By - 7/21/16 - 5:49 pm
Jerusalme Trading in Roslindale is closing

There's a new store-closing sign on the front of Jersusalem Trading on Poplar Street, which was the square's only source for beds and unusual living-room accoutrements. Anybody know what's taking its place?

By - 7/18/16 - 12:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that 753 South, where Derna's used to be, is so close to opening it's advertising for a sous chef. Read more.

By - 7/5/16 - 2:27 pm

We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.

Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.

By - 6/7/16 - 5:33 pm
Bank robber wanted in Roslindale

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released a photo of the man they say tried to hold up the Bank of America branch at 29 Corinth St. in Roslindale Square the afternoon of May 27.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. And while you're at it, ask about the Mass Most Wanted TIP Program - there could be a reward in it for you.

By - 6/7/16 - 12:27 pm
Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and students at the Sumner School in Roslindale

Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Sumner kids get ready to do a cheer.

BPS officials promised students at the Sumner School in Roslindale today that their arson-ravaged playground would be rebuilt in time for the opening of school in September.

At a ceremony at which kids thanked the firefighters of Ladder 16 and Engine 53 in Roslindale for keeping the fire from spreading, officials praised the kids for their reaction to the fire - they raised $277.45 in a lemon-aid sale - and parents and local businesses, who have so far kicked in more than $60,000. Read more.

By - 5/25/16 - 9:28 pm

Parents of students at Roslindale's Sumner School and people who work there have started a fundraiser to replace the playground equipment that somebody torched on Monday. Read more.