Roslindale Square

By - 3/23/17 - 6:22 pm
Fire in Roslindale Square on Washington Street

Washington Street scene. Photo by Diamond Kartel.

Around 6 p.m., at the Roslindale Barber Shop, 4256 Washington St. in Roslindale Square (next to where El Chavo used to be). BFD quickly doused the flames, but Washington Street was shut to traffic and T buses. An ISD electrical inspector was requested to check out the wiring.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:13 pm
Roslindale pop-up ball run

Roslindale Wants to Play and Roslindale Village Main Street have turned the long abandoned Select Cafe on Belgrade Avenue into a pop-up Build Zone where kids (and, shh, adults) can create "ball runs" tomorrow and next Saturday. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 11:21 pm
Protester would rather bang a pot than listen to Trump

As the president spoke on TV, about 35 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park with pots and ladles to bang out a protest, in a Latin American-style demonstration known as a "cacerolazo."

For 45 minutes, they stood near the Poplar and South end of the park, banging their pots and occasionally taking a stroll around the park. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

By - 2/26/17 - 12:07 pm

WalkUp Roslindale is sponsoring hour-long standouts over the next month at key Roslindale intersections for the next four Saturdays, starting in Roslindale Square.

Boston reduced its default speed limit from 30 to 25 m.p.h. in January.

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 - 8/17/16 - 11:59 am
Old Bob's Pita/Droubi Bros. on South Street in Roslindale Square

Pita seekers know to head over to Washington Street for the new Droubi Bros.

Vinfen, a social-services agency, plans to move a Brookline "clubhouse" that provides day services for people recovering from mental illness - including an arts-based program - into the former Droubi Bros. space on South Street. 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.