By - 9/17/16 - 6:12 pm
Alan O'Hare tells tales of returning to Ireland as part of Roslindale Porch Fest

Alan O'Hare told tales of his trips to the auld sod (tip: Don't bring a map, just ask for directions, and you'll be well taken care of) on Primrose Street this afternoon as part of Roslindale Porch Fest.

In between his stories, Colin Kadis and friends played Irish instrumental tunes as 20 or so people listened: Read more.

By - 9/17/16 - 11:03 am
Hillcock Street should be Hillock Street in Roslindale

A slightly annoyed citizen files a complaint about a Roslindale street sign:

The name of the street is "Hillock", not "Hillcock". The later sounds too British. Impact is probably none.

By - 9/17/16 - 10:03 am

The annual Roslindale Porchfest is this afternoon.

By - 9/16/16 - 12:15 pm

A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.

By - 9/15/16 - 1:56 pm

Boston Police report a detail officer managed to convince a man who walked into the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale with a knife last night to drop the weapon and let EMTs take him to a local hospital. Read more

By - 9/14/16 - 6:38 pm
Clouds reflected in Boston's John Hancock Building after a downpour

The Hancock Building got an interesting look for a few minutes after this afternoon's downpours as the clouds moved away.

Meanwhile, out in Roslindale: 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 - 9/13/16 - 8:00 pm
317 Belgrade proposal

Possible look for proposed new building in Roslindale.

Developers today showed off a proposal to replace a ramshackle commercial building at Belgrade Avenue and McCraw Street with a new four-story structure with first-floor retail space and 21 apartments above that. Read more.

By - 9/13/16 - 4:39 pm

Around 2:15 p.m. at Washington Street and Granfield Avenue, Matt Shatkin reports. Some residents reported hearing three shots. No one hit.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 9:38 am

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has six rain gauges across the city and you can see how much rain each has gotten on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. So far this year, Hyde Park has gotten the most rain - a whole 21.58 inches. Neighboring Roslindale, meanwhile, has only gotten 16.58. Both places, of course, are far below the normal amounts.

By - 9/10/16 - 12:09 pm

UPDATE, 12:38 p.m. Goal met.

Adam Hirsh, known for the bagels he sells at the Egleston Square farmers' market, hopes to raise $60,000 to turn the bagel bakery he's building off Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale into a full-fledged diner. 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 - 9/9/16 - 1:03 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed an order for a new trial for Sean Ellis, one of two men convicted of fatally shooting BPD Det. John Mulligan in 1993. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it will once again try Ellis for first-degree murder - in what will be his fourth trial on the charge.

The court had rejected Ellis's first appeal for a new trial in 2000, but agreed with a Superior Court judge that he should get a new trial because of the discovery of "evidence regarding the victim's participation in crimes of police corruption with several Boston police detectives who investigated his murder, and information provided to the police regarding possible third-party culprits." Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 12:52 pm
Goats being led to pasture in the Arnold Arboretum

Caitlinn Driscoll Cannon watched yesterday as a goat herder walk a flock of four to their first day of work on the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum, where they'll munch away the thick underbrush near the train tracks and Arborough Road, then be moved to a new area for more tasty weeds.

Getting used to their new home: Read more.

By - 9/4/16 - 12:21 am
Fire scene on Walter Street, Roslindale

Walter Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department responded at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday to a house fire at 139 Walter St., near Mendum, in Roslindale.

The department reports all three residents made it out safely. A second alarm was struck for the fire; a third around 12:25 a.m. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 5:27 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that a Boston police officer and an FBI agent had good reason to fatally shoot Usaamah Rahim in the parking lot of the Washington Street CVS last year: They already feared he was planning to kill a police officer when he started was coming at them with "a large, military-style knife."

In a statement today, Conley said he concluded no charges were warranted because Rahim: Read more.

By - 8/19/16 - 8:43 pm

The Roslindolls made their debut at the Adams Park Night Out a couple weeks ago.

The lights are much brighter here
You can eat a souvlaki or drink a draft beer

Compare to Roslindale by Birdbrain.

Via Keep Rosslindale Quirky.

By - 8/11/16 - 10:49 am

The Bulletin reports on ongoing problems with drag races on American Legion Highway in Roslindale, which now attract as many as 100 racers at a time, many of whom seem disinclined to stop for police - at least until officers pull out their guns. Police say residents need to call them about the racers as soon as they hear them, rather than just stewing in their homes (scroll down past the stuff about the screaming, door-slamming couple at one local condo project).

By - 8/4/16 - 12:20 pm
Ice cream factory and ice company in Roslindale

After you buy your three-gallon tub of ice cream at Puritan on Washington Street, you can go across the street to buy some ice at the Ice Box to keep it cool.