A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Alexander Gallet and Michel St. Jean of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of Richel Nova in an abandoned Hyde Park Avenue house in 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.
As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered around a desire to retain small, locally-owned, independent shops over national chains, as well as general concerns over increased congestion, truck deliveries and similar.
Boston Fireman reports a fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at 79 Wellsmere Rd.
If you have lost your hydrant, please feel free to pick it up at Fallon field.
This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain
Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.
Katerina's, where Walworth and Beech streets came together at Washington, is gone tonight, its place taken by a backhoe whose operators have been busy the past couple of months digging a large hole in the ground behind it.
The Boston Licensing Board figured out yesterday it had no beer-and-wine licenses to offer to Seven Star Street Bistro, which is expanding from one table to 16 on Belgrade Avenue.
Seven Star had hoped to obtain a beer-and-wine license under a new state law that expands the number of licenses available in Boston, but the law is geared toward several specific neighborhoods and "main street" districts and the restaurant is in neither of those.
Seven Star Street Bistro, 153 Belgrade Ave., is seeking a beer and wine license for the dining room it's been building out the past few months.
The restaurant, which currently has just one table, wants to add a 16-seat dining room. It's seeking permission to stay open until midnight.
The Boston Licensing Board figures out tomorrow whether it has any beer and wine licenses to give out. In recent months, the board has not had any. Attorney Avi Liss said owner Christopher Lin is hoping to take advantage of a recently passed state law that expands the number of liquor licenses in Boston.
UPDATE: The poll worker is now an ex-poll worker.
A Roslindale resident went to vote early at the Conley School today. As you might expect, it wasn't at all crowded. She reports she got into the back room (the school has two rooms for voting) just in time to hear one of the poll workers educating the room on his political beliefs:
Older gentlemen cracking wise about Ted Kennedy being a murderer; because that's so funny and appropriate for a polling station!
City officials joined Roslindale residents today in officially starting the Substation project that by next year will feature 43 apartments and a restaurant called the Third Rail.
Developer Peregrine Group is building the new apartments on what used to be the Higgins Funeral Home and its parking lot and renovating the long dormant old trolley substation built in 1911 by the Boston Elevated Railway (using a design from the same architect responsible for the Custom House tower). Peregrine is working with Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which helped raise funds for the project.
Wes found his way up Washington Street blocked by a two-car crash near the new Harvest.
Around 11:30 a.m. at 62 Hemman St..
WBZ introduces us to Uwa Lawrence, a landlord in the Roslindale/Mattapan area who is allegedly horrible enough to remove the windows, doors and circuit breaker on a cold February day from a unit whose tenant he wanted to get out.
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Silva's Brazilian Market, 168 Belgrade Ave., start selling beer and wine.
At a hearing yesterday, an attorney for the market said customers had asked for the ability to buy alcohol along with their Brazilian and Hispanic foods.
One resident attended to voice concern about possible increases in traffic at the busy intersection and noted the presence of numerous existing liquor outlets - and schools - within a mile of the market as reasons to oppose.
Boston Police report arresting a local teen on charges he used a rock around 1 a.m. today to smash the drive-in window at the Dunkin' Donuts at 4610 Washington St. - the one near West Roxbury Parkway - and then stole unspecified stuff.
Unlike the larger Dunkin' Donuts at the other end of Washington Street, which is open 24 hours, this kiosk-like outlet is only open until 9 p.m.
UPDATE: Ruled a suicide.
Brian D'Amico reports his body was found sometime after 6:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Hyde Park Avenue.
A concerned citizen in Roslindale makes a request about the bridge over the Needham Line tracks at Walworth Street:
There's been broken glass on sidewalk over train bridge for several days. I'll clean it up if you will tell ambulance drivers not to use sirens at 3 o'clock in the morning. Good deal?
The city replies:
Case Closed. Case Resolved. lol wish i could ..i sent guys there to clean up.