Roslindale

By - 1/22/15 - 10:12 am
Kennedy

Parkway in Motion has set up a scholarship in honor of Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who died last year along with Lt. Ed Walsh while battling a 9-alarm fire in the Back Bay.

Kennedy, a Roslindale native, was an active member of the group.

The $5,000 scholarship will go to a Roslindale or West Roxbury student in grades 6-8, who goes to a... Read more

By - 1/19/15 - 9:21 am

Police are looking for a guy spotted firing a gun into the air at Healy Field around 9 p.m. on Sunday. He's described as black, wore a puffy coat and carried a large, white plastic bag. He pedaled away on a BMX bike.

By - 1/15/15 - 8:10 pm

A neighbor of the closed Busy Bee cleaners at 4381 Washington St. reports current building owner Stelio Koutonidis outlined his plans to build a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a meeting tonight.

Koutonidis met with nearby residents to seek their approval before he goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals for the permission he needs to remodel the building and re-open it... Read more

By - 1/12/15 - 4:22 pm

Kristie Helms reports on her experiences so far toodling around town in her new Mercedes electric vehicle:

Charging hasn’t proven to be an issue - mostly because my employer has two chargers in the garage where I usually park during the day. When I need a boost on the weekend, I can plug into a regular outlet at home. Takes awhile longer, but gets

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By - 1/10/15 - 2:39 pm
Starbucks papers all over the Arboretum

A concerned citizen notes the presence of a broken-open safe and what are apparently Starbucks documents strewn about the Arboretum near South and Bussey streets.

By - 1/5/15 - 2:45 pm

Boston Police report a traffic stop at Hyde Park Avenue and Cummins Highway in Roslindale on Sunday ended with the driver - already wanted by the feds for deportation - under arrest and two guns, ammunition, cocaine, heroin and peanut brittle headed for an evidence locker.

Police say officers on patrol around 11:45 a.m. ordered a driver to pull over to the curb because... Read more

By - 1/5/15 - 7:53 am

Spare Change Guy, the croaky-voiced sex offender who normally whirls around at Tremont and Winter in Downtown Crossing.

Yet, there he was last night, a couple cars behind us, as we waited for our food last night at the Washington Street Burger King. No, he wasn't in a car: He just walked up to the signboard and ordered a coffee. And then waited patiently in... Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 9:00 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was shot on Ridge Street around 7 p.m.

A nearby resident says police tape now surrounds 9 Ridge St., the home of Ruddys Pimentel, who was arrested in October after police say they found 5 1/2 pounds of marijuana there. At the time of his arrest, Pimentel had only been back in Roslindale for about a year... Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 7:55 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 5, at 7:30 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.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 10:47 am

A woman who had just gotten off a bus on Washington Street was mugged around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday on Granfield Avenue. Her attackers were described as two Hispanic men, one about 6' tall.... Read more

By - 12/28/14 - 11:53 pm

The Harvest Co-op's lease on its South Street location ends on Feb. 28. Although board members are continuing to negotiate with their landlord, there's a chance the store could close, forcing members to journey to the newer Harvest on Washington Street on the JP/Roslindale line.

The co-op board meets on Jan. 5, starting at 6 p.m., at the Cooperative Artists Institute, 311 Forest... Read more

By - 12/26/14 - 2:37 pm
Richard Stutman of the Boston Teachers Union

As Walsh, students listen, BTU President Richard Stutman talks.

Mayor Walsh and Boston Teachers Union President Richard Stutman today announced agreement on a plan to add 40 minutes to the school day at the 60 elementary and middle schools in Boston that don't already have them.

Walsh said the move is a major step to ensuring "a world-class education for every student in the city." He said experience elsewhere and in Boston schools that... Read more

By - 12/20/14 - 9:43 am

Kara Sassone asks:

I'm looking for a recommendation for a bicycle shop in or near Roslindale; where would you send me?

By - 12/19/14 - 2:05 pm
Former Busy Bee on Washington Street in Roslindale

The owner of the closed Busy Bee Cleaners, 4381 Washington St., is scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Jan. 6 for permission to convert the building into a 49-seat restaurant.

However, City Councilor Tim McCarthy's office says the mayor's office will ask the board to defer the hearing because Stelio Koutonidis has yet to hold a meeting with nearby residents... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 8:02 am
Santa barely hanging on in Roslindale

Fred White spotted Santa hanging around Washington Street in Roslindale yesterday.

By - 12/17/14 - 8:14 am

The State House News Service reports that when state Education Secretary Matthew Malone leaves office next month, he won't be taking much time off:

Malone, 44, who describes himself as a "foodie" who loves to cook, plans to do an unpaid internship at Tony's Market in Roslindale Square to learn how to cut meat.

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By - 12/16/14 - 3:54 pm

Transit historian and Harvard University librarian Foster Palmer narrates the trip, with a brief stopover at Barry's Ledge, once a gravel pit, then a never-was driving range.

H/t Tim Murphy.

By - 12/15/14 - 8:08 am

Vincent Marino, who owns the Tony's/Redd's building on Washington Street, meets with residents tonight to discuss his plan to add two stories and eight apartments to the building.

The meeting is the last chance for residents to get details on the proposal before it goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals. A meeting on the proposal last month ended with residents asking questions... Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 10:32 am

The Unleashed by Petco is a done deal, Wicked Local Roslindale reports.

Earlier:
Roslindale residents join merchants to oppose Petco.

By - 12/12/14 - 8:56 pm
Washington Street just south of Forest Hills

A concerned citizen complains about the way those extra parking spaces were added to Washington Street south of Forest Hills, creating a sudden swerve on an otherwise straight road:

Truck parked completely blocking bike lane because the parking spots along the side of the road are still there. Please get rid of the parking on the street in front of the harvest co-op. It

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