The city holds a meeting next week to discuss a proposal to replace a parking space on Washington Street with a "bike corral" that would give up to ten bicyclists a place to secure their bikes during stays in Roslindale Square.
The space would be next to the crosswalks from Adams Park to the other side of Washington at Cummins Highway.
The session starts at 6 p.m. in the Roslindale Community Center, conveniently located across the street from the proposed location, on June 10.
H/t Rozzie Bikes.
UPDATE: A Boston Fire Department spokesman says a transformer on a utility pole blew on Durnell Avenue.
Around 5:30 a.m., this time:
In our house up on Grew Hill, the lights flickered for maybe a second, then I heard the noise, sounded sort of like sounded like a loud "BZZZZT." Jessica Burko reports: Read more.
Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).
Instead of bake sales, families at the Sumner School on Basile Street are making and selling "biodegradable, Borax-free, aromatherapeutic laundry soap handmade from all natural ingredients."
Lauren Cooperstein Corduck, whose daughter Esther is a first grader at the school, got the idea while folding her laundry - laundry she'd cleaned with the homemade soap she'd made herself:
ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN WARD 19 ARE WELCOME!
ROSLINDALE AND JAMAICA PLAIN DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION
Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.
24 delegates and 4 alternates will be elected to attend the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the Commonwealth will gather to share ideas, meet leaders, and organize.
The convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.
UPDATE: Cat returned home. Turtle the indoor cat managed to sneak out of her house on Mendum Street by the Arboretum overnight.
She's a silver tabby, with black stripes and white underside; very friendly with no collar.
WCVB reports a pedestrian was hit and knocked down shortly before midnight, Thursday, where Washington meets Beech and Walworth, by a white Infiniti whose driver then just sped off.
Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.
He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft beer store.
Craft Beer Cellar, in fact, hopes to open by the end of the year, with Douglass's Third Rail scheduled for a spring opening, he says.
When the New Yorker stopped into Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway tonight, he left the key in the ignition.
Surprise! The car was missing when he walked out with his food.
Fortunately for him, a BPD dispatcher issued a BOLO and officers soon spotted and stopped the car on Washington Street, just before Green, in Jamaica Plain. Driver and car were taken to E-5 in West Roxbury for a reunion.
A miniature pinscher that bolted from her dogsitter in Roslindale Tuesday night is back home, thanks to an all-out push by Fallon Field neighbors to find her - and two Boston Police officers, who did. Read more.
Vouros, the Greek bakery at Washington and Poplar streets, is empty and closed this week, a large "Available Space" banner in one window.
The closing, rumored for a couple months, leaves Roslindale Square with just two bakeries: Diane's on Poplar Street and Fornax on Corinth Street.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday ordered a new trial for Sean Ellis, convicted for the 1993 murder of Det. John Mulligan in a Roslindale shopping-center parking lot, the Globe reports.
Update: Boston Police report the man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive.
Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot around 4:15 a.m. on Sycamore Street at Hawthorne.
Robbie Shade gets up close with some cherry blossoms at the Arboretum today.
Lilac Sunday is, of course, next weekend.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale is selling mango pies at $25 apiece, with all the proceeds going to aid for Nepal:
One of our dear staff members is from Nepal and has been dealing with the numerous tragedies and after effects of the recent earthquake that has shaken their beautiful country. In light of these events we teamed together with our local Nepali friends to make our famous and sometimes elusive Mango Pie!