Roslindale

By - 6/13/14 - 9:08 am

Roslindale Square this morning. Photo by Cheezus.

Boston Police are trying to figure out where the blood in front of the BPL branch at Washington and Poplar streets came from this morning.

Although officers searched the area and contacted local hospitals, they did not find a victim to go with the blood, a BPD spokesperson said. Around 9:15 a.m., police took down the crime-scene tape they had put around the library.

Shortly... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 1:29 pm

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road in Jamaica Plain
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein
Questions Welcome!

Parking is available on street and at the municipal lot across Centre Street from the Curley School. The school is also accessible via buses 39 and 41, and is a 15 minute walk... Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 12:27 pm
Roslindale parklet

Workers didn't let some rain today stop them from installing Roslindale's new parklet on Cohasset Street, on the side of Fornax.

By - 6/4/14 - 2:27 pm

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Symmes Street. Alex Jones photographed the scene, which brought news helicopters racing from wherever it is news helicopters spend their resting hours.

By - 5/31/14 - 11:53 pm

Jamaica Plain & Roslindale

FORUM WITH THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES!
Monday, June 19 at the Curley School, Centre Street near Hyde Square
Meet the candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Sponsored by the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, the Ward 11 Democratic Committee, and the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus

JIMMY TINGLE
"Making Comic Sense"
Fundraiser for the Boston Ward... Read more

By - 5/31/14 - 10:14 pm

A concerned citizen posts a photo of some trash along the curb on Birch Street in Roslindale Square and grumps:

I miss Menino. He kept the streets clean in Roslindale Village.

One surmises that this concerned citizen hasn't met the other concerned citizen who complained how filthy Adams Park was in the waning days of the Menino regime.... Read more

By - 5/31/14 - 12:24 pm
What if an MBTA locomotive approached the Bussey Street bridge?

Stephen McCarthy wondered what it might be like if a rogue T locomotive headed outbound and approached the scene of one of the worst train disasters in American history - the Bussey Street bridge collapse of 1887 in Roslindale - in which a poorly constructed bridge collapsed under a train heading downtown from Dedham. Fortunately, as he illustrates, the modern locomotive's brakes worked.... Read more

By - 5/26/14 - 11:50 am

No, silly, Adams Park isn't a parklet, even if it is small. Wicked Local Roslindale reports a couple of parking spaces on Cohasset Street by Fornax will be turned into a "hangout space" where pedestrians can sit a spell and take a break - especially handy these days in the Square given that Adams Park is all torn up for renovations.

Speaking of torn-up... Read more

By - 5/24/14 - 8:55 pm

The city shut the Flaherty Pool yesterday after it began leaking large amounts of water - barely 10 months after a multi-million-dollar renovation:

An underground pipe leak has caused the pool to lose large amounts of water over the past 24 hours. At this time we already have Contractors on site to begin digging up the areas where the pipe has broken. Staff are

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By - 5/22/14 - 12:07 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Fornax on Corinth Street, which is best known for its bread, has purchased an espresso machine and is currently hiring a barista to run it.

By - 5/22/14 - 12:01 pm

When Boston Police officers tried to stop a van whose driver almost swerved into them on Washington Street just past South Street last night, the van came to a halt and eight men got out and tried to run away, police say.

Some of the men even climbed the roof of the Advanced Auto Parts store in what turned out to be a futile attempt... Read more

By - 5/18/14 - 8:42 am

On Sycamore Street near Florence Street. Lucy Fitzgerald reports:

Drunk driver hit four + cars at 450 this am on sycamore in Rozzie. Shook the house. Pushed one car up onto lawn of house.

By - 5/16/14 - 12:48 pm

David Bernstein alerts us that David James Wyatt, who ran for mayor last year on a platform of saying virtually nothing, has collected enough signatures to get on the ballot against state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in the 2nd Suffolk district this fall.

In a mayoral debate last year, Wyatt said he is a pro-life Republican.... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 9:04 am

It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.

Jamaica Plain News reports Roslindale residents also attended, wearing "Ask Rozzie" stickers to tell JP... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 12:38 pm

State and federal officials gathered at the Arnold Arboretum this morning to declare Jamaica Plain and parts of neighboring Roslindale free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

In practical terms, the declaration means residents in the quarantine zone no longer have to do anything special with any tree limbs or trees they chop down.

The discovery of the bugs in a tree on the grounds... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 1:30 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says NStar has agreed to a community meeting on Tuesday to explain what it's doing to prevent a recurrence of the repeated power failures that left residents in and around Roslindale Square without lights or heat over the past winter.

The meeting, which Mayor Walsh is also planning to attend, starts at 6:30 p.m.... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 8:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Teresa Munoz to open the Burrito Factory at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale, diagonally across from Delicias Dominicanas.

The avenue, which stretches from Forest Hills to Readville, currently has no restaurants that focus primarily on burritos.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 5:20 pm
Mystery plane in Roslindale

Somebody piloted this Cessna in repeated circles around Roslindale and Hyde Park this afternoon. AlertNewEngland reports:

Some Google detective work shows it's probably fed law enforcement.

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