Roslindale

By - 1/8/17 - 3:51 pm
Sledding on a hill in Boston Common

Patrick McMahon spotted a sledder on Boston Common today.

Jessica Burko spotted a ton of sledders at Fallon Field in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 5:41 pm
Walking dog on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Tamas K-L wasn't the only one out on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.

Michele B watched an intrepid kid ski down New Haven Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:14 pm
Electricians with cat

Electricians with Juno. Photo via Erin McCutcheon.

A cat that jumped out of a car on the upper deck of I-93 near Boston Sand and Gravel on Christmas day spent nine days in the pipework underneath it before she was rescued by electricians doing maintenance work yesterday. Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 9:29 pm

Charlie Redd, owner of Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street, posts a call to arms against the gathering darkness:

The resistance begins now. Trump is an obvious danger to the rights I believe in and that this business is built around. Why fight? Because we are fucking Americans. That’s what we do, fight. Fight for values we hold dear. Just because I lie on the liberal view of the issues doesn’t mean I don’t have the will to fight. Just because we live in Massachusetts and are protected from the madness that will be unleashed on our other states does that give us a reason not to speak up and act? I will fight for the other states and in this state. I will fight for the ones that can’t. Right now that’s my daughters and all the girls growing up today in this confusing time where the end of male dominance in the Oval Office was ripped from their dreams and a whole other peril to their rights entered it. Olive and Viola cannot fight. But I can. Cecilia, who I tutor in the 2nd grade, cannot fight. Her family is laying low as their future as immigrant Americans lies in jeopardy. I can fight for them. I can stand up when they cannot.

By - 1/3/17 - 5:27 pm

For the second time in six months, vandals have defaced a mural at the corner of Archdale and Washington Street that depicts a Dominican saying. Unlike in June, today's defacement appears to be the work of two different taggers.

After the first incident, members of the Mayor's Mural Crew repainted the mural about two weeks later. The mural crew, however, consists of high-school students who only work in the summer.

By - 12/31/16 - 2:14 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports one man died.

Stanley Stacos and Boston EMS Incidents report a person was ejected from a car that rolled over after a crash shortly after 2 a.m. at American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street on the Roslindale/Mattapan line - the starting point for the drag races that nearby residents have complained about for years. 617Images photographed the scene.

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 - 12/29/16 - 10:42 pm

There's jumping the gun and then there's shooting yourself in the foot with it. Last night, I posted this submission as an example of your basic Boston snow space saver. In fact, as folks point out in the comments, the cones were there before the snow to warn people away from a plate covering some utility work.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 10:47 pm

Around 6:40 p.m. outside 3936 Washington St., across from Lochdale, the Globe reports.

By - 12/28/16 - 11:46 am

A few days ago on the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, somebody asked about finding a building permit for a particular address in the neighborhood. Somebody else told her she could find it on a database off the ISD page on the city Web site. Sure, if you're familiar with how the city database interface works, which most people aren't. But using that interface, I created a map of open building permits in Roslindale (well, ones for projects worth more than $1,500).

Possibly useful? Something worth doing for other Boston neighborhoods?

By - 12/28/16 - 9:59 am

This map, called up from the city's building-permit database, shows current Roslindale projects with a value of at least $1,500. If you see a bunch of yellow circles with numbers, ratched the map zoom up a level to show individual addresses. You move around the map by clicking and dragging. When you click on a marker, you'll find details for the project in the bottom box.

By - 12/23/16 - 8:24 pm

From Farquhar Street down Centre into West Roxbury, and up the other way to Peters Hill, Roslindale is bereft of Christmas lights and chilling refrigerators due to a power outage that Eversource told one customer might be resolved by 9 p.m.

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 - 12/20/16 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report an off-duty cop from another department was trying to calm down a Roslindale man who was screaming and throwing things at the Home Depot on VFW Parkway Sunday afternoon when the guy suddenly punched him in the face. Read more.

By - 12/18/16 - 11:35 pm

Several Roslindale residents reported hearing a big boom shortly after 10:40 p.m., apparently centered on the area of Healy Field. People closer to Forest Hills and on Metropolitan Hill also heard it.

Roslindale hasn't had a good mystery boom since the Fallon Field booms back in 2012.

By - 12/14/16 - 11:47 pm

Federal officials yesterday charged Starling "Bladi" Bladmil Gonzalez, who lives in half of a two-family at 99 Glendower Rd. in Roslindale, as one of two men who ran a ring that imported heroin, fentanyl and cocaine into the Boston area. Read more.

By - 12/13/16 - 9:39 am

Boston Police report seizing 444 grams of heroin and $5,000 in cash and arresting Yeury Villar, 26, on heroin-trafficking charges during raids yesterday in the three neighborhoods.

Separately, State Police and DEA agents apparently conducted a raid this morning at a house on Glendower Street in Roslindale.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:24 pm
Small dog found in Roslindale

Conor Gately reports finding this friendly, feisty dog yesterday on Sycamore Street between Cummins and Poplar in Roslindale. He's currently at the Boston city animal shelter on Mahler Road if you misplaced him.