By - 1/26/14 - 10:17 am
Cranberries in winter

European cranberries

Mike Ball finds bright color amidst the winter whites and grays at the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 1/23/14 - 12:05 pm

Went out this morning, NStar is promising to fix the latest of its Roslindale failures by 2 p.m.

Recent weeks have seen numerous power outages in or near Roslindale Square.

By - 1/16/14 - 9:41 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy says a burned-out power conduit is why Roslindale Square and surrounding areas have had numerous power failures recently. He said NStar is now aware of the problem and that city officials have impressed on the utility the need to do something about it, although he did not have a specific date for a permanent fix.

By - 1/16/14 - 9:31 pm
Brandon John

Brandon John's shooting murder on Rowe Street last Thursday appears to be the result of friction between two groups of young men, a Boston Police official told residents tonight.

"It does not appear a random act at all," Deputy Supt. John Brown - who lives a short walk from the murder scene - said at a community meeting at Sacred Heart Church. "It was... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 7:23 am

Police and city officials hold a meeting at Sacred Heart Church murder of a high-school senior on Rowe Street. The session starts at 7 p.m. in the lower church, 169 Cummins Highway.

By - 1/15/14 - 5:50 am

Stanley Staco reports that a prisoner brought to Faulkner for medical treatment escaped his Boston Police guard around 2:50 a.m.

Boston and State Police officers and dogs flooded the area and the unarmed man was recaptured nearby about an hour later.

By - 1/14/14 - 10:06 pm

State Police had to block a lane on Centre Street outbound just past Faulkner Hospital tonight when several boulders plummeted to the sidewalk and bike lane from the rock formation between Allandale Street and the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Workers from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation quickly joined troopers as they tried to figure out how to remove the rock slide and keep another... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 4:02 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), says he is working with the captains of BPD's districts E-5 and E-18 to set up meetings this week to discuss the murders in Georgetowne and in Roslindale.

McCarthy tweeted the news in a discussion about today's knifepoint robbery in Hyde Park.... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 12:19 pm
Brandon John

Friends are identifying the person found shot to death on Rowe Street in Roslindale late Thursday as Brandon John, 18, a senior at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

John, scheduled to graduate this spring, was one of a number of Madison Park students who walked out of class last year to protest a BPS decision to place headmaster Queon Jackson on leave because... Read more

By - 1/10/14 - 12:14 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Brandon John, a student at Madison Park.

Stanley Staco reports a man was found gunned down shortly after 11 p.m. at 136 Rowe St.

Mark Parkinson reports police are looking for a maroon Camaro seen fleeing the scene - and three men who fled on foot.

Boston's second murder of the day - and year - happened... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 8:33 am
Fog in the Arnold Arboretum

If by "moors," you mean a path at the Arnold Arboretum this morning, that is, as Adam Shutes illustrates.

Nearby, at the Forest Hills commuter-rail stop, Chris reports visibility was down to 20 feet:

By - 1/5/14 - 9:54 am
Sugar logo

Today's the last day for Sugar, 4174 Washington St., so hurry down if you think you'll miss the place.

Sugar opened in 2011 in the old A. Boschetto Bakery. A few months ago, Sugar shut its own bakery at the site.

Sugar's owner also owns the Real Deal outlets in West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Brighton, as well as the original Sugar bakery... Read more

By - 1/5/14 - 8:54 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman walking on Harding Road at Cummins Highway around 7:30 a.m. had her purse stolen by a man who displayed a knife.... Read more

By - 1/4/14 - 5:50 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 6, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. At this meeting, we will be preparing for our February caucus.

To find out if you live in Ward... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 7:39 pm

Ami Chitwood reports from Roslindale:

Who steals shovels off our porch during a snowstorm? We're the people who dig out other people on the street ... Have no idea how we are going to dig out neighbors. Won't resort to stealing though. Just don't get it. What's particularly weird is they left behind their small shovel - like they were trading up? Sigh. Snow

... Read more
By - 12/30/13 - 8:49 pm

Stanley Staco reports three or four shots were fired around 7:50 p.m. at 36 Ramsdell Ave.

By - 12/29/13 - 7:55 pm

Residents report their power is out. Joe Bruno says:

NStar needs to come finish dinner and take caring of my whining kids.

By - 12/27/13 - 5:30 pm

Remember that woman from Roslindale who suddenly had $480,000 burning a hole in her pocket that she decided to spend on ads backing Marty Walsh in the last week of the campaign? The Globe reports she got the money from the American Federation of Teachers, which apparently decided Walsh's support of charter schools was nowhere near as bad as Connolly's support of charter... Read more

By - 12/25/13 - 10:25 am

Stanley Staco reports police are looking for three men who broke into an apartment on Brookway Road in the Archdale project shortly after 4 a.m., robbed an occupant of $1,000, then fled. Police recovered guns on the roofs of 80 and 90 Brookway Rd.