Roslindale

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By - 5/6/14 - 5:15 pm

A West Roxbury man pleaded guilty to a variety of gun charges yesterday for an incident that started while police were investigating reckless ATV and dirt-bike riders on Ridgewood Street in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, police officers, already alerted to resident complaints about reckless dirt bikers on May 28, 2013, spotted an ATV take a right off Draper onto Ridgewood and followed it.

By - 5/6/14 - 3:05 pm
Playground density in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain

A group of parents in Roslindale say they're tired of watching playgrounds in other neighborhoods get upgraded while the only two in their neighborhood languish.

The parents have started organizing to get improvements to the Fallon and Healy Field playgrounds, such as water spray decks, if not to create more playground space in the neighborhood, especially in the "play desert" south of Roslindale Square.

By - 5/5/14 - 6:12 pm
Squirrel at Bellevue stop

Daniel Guzman reports this squirrel has taken up residence at the Bellevue commuter-rail stop on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.

By - 5/3/14 - 5:03 pm
Mystery in Roslindale

Our own Dan Farnkoff reports that during a cleanup at the DeForest Street urban wilds/cliff today, volunteers unearthed this thing and wondered what it is.

Anybody know if it's something other than the axle of a rear-wheel drive car?

By - 5/3/14 - 7:12 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, May 5, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. 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. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.

By - 4/8/14 - 8:32 am

Some 50 residents from across Roslindale met last night with local police and elected officials to figure out how to keep Roslindale's crime rate low.

The meeting was organized after two women were robbed near the Roslindale Village train station last month.

By - 4/3/14 - 8:42 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, April 7, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. 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. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located at 90 South Street in Jamaica Plain, and is accessible by the #39 bus. On-street parking is available.

By - 4/2/14 - 3:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a license request from somebody who wants to open a froyo place in the old Social Security office on Washington Street.

Delicious YoGurt, LLC (yep) needs a food-serving license to open an eponymous shop at 4198-4206 Washington, just south of the RMV. Its proposed hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This would be Roslindale Square's second froyo purveyor - Jimmies on Corinth also offers several types of frozen yogurt in addition to ice cream.

By - 3/31/14 - 11:00 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummins into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.

By - 3/30/14 - 4:18 pm
Stash's Pizza in Roslindale

Stash's Pizza Co. of Norwood is nearing completion of its first Roslindale outlet, at 330 Belgrade Ave. That's the former home of MJ's, which closed last summer.

Stash's says it serves New York-style pizza.

Its opening will end the pizza gap on Belgrade between Rustica Pizza off Walworth and the pizza district along Centre Street in West Roxbury.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:31 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette notes the death of Stavros Frantzis, 72.

Twenty years ago, he and former partner Mordechai Levin rehabbed a notorious Hyde Square nightclub and cut a bargain deal to make it the home of Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. The project revitalized the neighborhood, and Bella Luna/Milky Way is now a JP institution. (Its controversial rent-dispute move to The Brewery came years after Stavros was out of the picture.)

By - 3/27/14 - 8:19 am

Cathy Slade reports:

A few neighborhood watch groups are hosting a meeting open to all, to have a forum to report and share information on neighborhood activity, and searching solutions to keep everyone safe. The meeting will be on Monday, April 7 from 6:30-8PM at the Roslindale Community Center. Organizers hope a community-wide network evolves and meets every other month.

By - 3/26/14 - 2:22 pm

RozzieGirl123 reports she was the woman mugged near the commuter-rail station last night and describes the attack and aftermath:

Despite this terrible thing that happened, I have never been more proud to live in Roslindale/Boston than I did last night. After the man came after me with the knife and I started screaming, perfect strangers came running out of their houses to chase the guy. Two wonderful guys named Tim and Ricky chased him for 2 blocks and stayed out with me for hours with the police. Ricky did not have a coat on nor did he shoes on! He stood with me barefooot until the cops came, at least 20 minutes. The police were wonderful. Kind, compashionate and thorough.

By - 3/26/14 - 7:50 am

Happened around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday on Conway Street. One Conway Street resident reports:

I heard a woman screaming, and yelling to call police, so I called 911. I didn't see it happen, but I did look out my window to see the mugger running up Conway Street, around the corner, towards Fairview. Police showed up pretty quickly, and did a thorough search of the whole area and talked to some folks who were out on the street.

By - 3/24/14 - 8:30 pm

This time, instead of Rozzie Square or Fallon Field, the area along West Roxbury Parkway near Washington Street bzzt-ed out, around 6:00 p.m. Parts of Beech Street also went out.

Blame some damage to high-voltage wires, NStar says. The company forecast restoration by 9 p.m., although some people saw their lights come back around 8:10.

By - 3/21/14 - 6:19 am

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday in the parking lot of the Citizens Bank branch at 777 South St. Robber got away with a pocketbook and a white iPhone in a yellow Vera Bradley case.

By - 3/19/14 - 9:41 am

Another day, another power outage, this time in the area near Fallon Field.

Eric Gahan reports his power went out around 2 a.m. and was still out around 4:30 a.m.

Todd Johnson reports:

Back on, off from 2-8 am. Cold morning. A few familes on the street have babies and elderly.

NStar responds:

By - 3/11/14 - 8:30 am
Memorial on Rowe Street in Roslindale

The memorial for Brandon John on Rowe Street today.

A concerned citizen has a request about the ad-hoc memorial on Rowe Street:

The memorial where that kid got shot in early January is still here, can that be removed? My family doesn't like the constant reminder that a kid got murdered on our block.

By - 3/10/14 - 5:00 pm

Sameh Alla goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to open Rustica Pizza at 146 Belgrade Ave., across from Seven Stars.

Rustica, which already has its sign up, would replace Prime Time Pizza, which replaced Arbri Cafe, which replaced Boston Brickhouse, which replaced Cafe Apollonia.

Alla is seeking hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for his pizzeria, which would remain the only pizza place on Belgrade Avenue, at least until something happens to the old MJ's near the West Roxbury line.

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