Happened to be up at 5:10 a.m. here in Roslindale and heard a rooster crowing from somewhere in the direction of Washington, Beech and Walworth. Guess I better get going on that back 40.
From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.
"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.
On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette clucks that neighborhood zoning would trump a proposed citywide ordinance revamp to promote urban agriculture, and neighborhood zoning in JP and Roslindale, under which backyard chickens are not allowed to come home to roost, would trump that.
In 2011, the Zoning Board of Appeals ordered a Roslindale resident to roust her chickens, although other people continue to keep... Read more
The Roslindale House of Pizza on Washington Street is now advertising soft-serve ice-cream, potentially saving people north of Adams Park from the walk all the way up to Jimmies for some soft ice cream. People with a yen for the hard stuff, however, will still have to trek to Jimmies or Select Cafe.
Roving UHub reporter Jeff F. filed this report from Roslindale around 7 p.m.:
Just got back from a run to the Village Market and there was a film crew and some actor-type folks on the roof of the building. Talked to a couple people standing and watching and they said the crew was filming some sort of "gangster" piece about Southie using Rosi locations -... Read more
MJ's, which has been dishing up pizza and subs for nearly 40 years, closes Sunday. Steve O'Malley, the owner, is retiring.
MJ's started on Hyde Park Avenue, moved to Belgrade Avenue near Walworth, then moved down Belgrade to the West Roxbury line after a fire.
Katie Schilling, for one, is sad to see MJ's go, calling O'Malley "a saint:"
Helped a lot of people... Read more
The map-happy folks at Bostonography have updated their work on using crowdsourcing to solve that most vexing of problems: What exactly are the boundaries of Boston neighborhoods?
We asked people to draw boundaries for 21 Boston neighborhoods and have overlaid the resulting shapes (about 4,800 from 950 respondents) to... Read more
The School Committee is considering making the Haley School a K-8 school, a move some parents fear could undercut plans for an innovative feeder program in which Roslindale fifth graders at six schools were given higher priority for seats at the Irving Middle School.
In both cases, the goal is to prevent a sometimes confusing and even agonizing choice for Roslindale parents who... Read more
Joel Van Iderstine, 37, of Sheffield Road, was arrested last night on a charge of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Van Iderstine had his bail set at $5,000 at arraignment in West Roxbury District Court today, the DA's office says.
The DA's office says police began investigating Van Iderstine after the online service he was using to host... Read more
Federal agents last week raided an unlicensed radio station broadcasting from a Roslindale Square office building.
Although Bel Top Boston, which bills itself as the "top Haitian news station in Boston" was off the air this afternoon, past history suggests owner David Cange will try to return to the air at 88.5 MHz. In 2010, he ignored a warning from the FCC to... Read more
The Herald reminds us the Roslindale intersection was renamed George J. Gottwald Jr. Square in honor of a local man who died in Vietnam.
You'd think somebody like John Nucci would be familiar with Boston neighborhoods. After all, he spent several years on the School Committee and then got himself elected an at-large city councilor. He used to work for ABCD. Most recently, he served on the committee that came up with a new BPS school-assignment system. And yet, in a column today in the Herald on why suburbanites... Read more
A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:
Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.
And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:
Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole... Read more
In an editorial, the Jamaica Plain Gazette rhapsodizes about how Roslindale completes JP, in part because Roslindale hosts all the trailer-trash kind of chain stores that would otherwise try to muscle their non-local way into the pristine Elysian fields of Jamaica Plain:
It has been easier for local-business-minded JP to fend off the likes of Family Dollar when we all know we can go... Read more
Conrad Blake, 35, of Dorchester was arrested on two counts of assault with intent to murder. According to police:
Witnesses told officers they heard a dispute over money owed. Officers were also told the suspect had come to the residence several times looking for... Read more