By - 12/6/13 - 2:37 pm

Two Roslindale brothers were charged as leaders of a drug trafficking ring that also allegedly employed their mother - and several other people across the city - local and federal law enforcement officials said today. The ring allegedly did much of its business out of mom's apartment in the Archdale project.

Francisco Arias, 32, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail at his... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 6:39 pm

Police are looking for two men for a holdup on Firth Road in Roslindale late this afternoon. The two used either a knife or a boxcutter, then fled toward Florence Street.

The suspects are described as black, one 5'11" and the other 5'8". Both wore black hoodies and black pants.

By - 11/30/13 - 8:07 pm
Menino and switch

Mayor contemplates the switch he just threw for the last time as mayor.

As he's done for longer than many of the people in attendance have been alive, Tom Menino threw the ceremonial switch that lit up the Christmas tree in Adams Park in Roslindale - which was part of his city-council district when he suddenly became mayor in 1993.

After getting out of his Tahoe, the mayor gave an impromptu press conference (he's against the arbitrator's award... Read more

By - 11/30/13 - 9:33 am

Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic... Read more

By - 11/21/13 - 4:44 pm

The owner of Jimmies on Corinth writes she'd love to move into the old Select Cafe - or someplace else in Roslindale that's larger than her current location.

Oh, and don't worry we will get great bagels.

By - 11/20/13 - 12:25 am

With sadness, the Ward 19 Democratic Committee reports the death of longtime Committee member and local activist Wayne Wilson Jr., on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a tireless worker for many Democratic and progressive causes, and an active candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Norfolk & Suffolk district. He is survived by his wife Irene, his sons Tommy and Robbie, and his daughter,... Read more

By - 11/15/13 - 7:55 am

Hank Layfield reports Domino's is moving into the old BBQ Town on Washington Street in Roslindale, which means the local franchise will finally be free of the loneliness that is that little strip mall down by the West Roxbury Parkway and well away from those activist types in Roslindale Square who managed to block its planned move into a storefront there.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 11:18 am

Busted Knuckle reports it's going to be moving from Centre Street in West Roxbury to 159 Belgrade Ave., near Walworth.

By - 11/6/13 - 9:21 pm
No more Select Cafe

Select Cafe, which started out as an Emack & Bolio's ice-cream shop, then became a coffeehouse complete with open-mic nights, before gradually turning into a daytime gathering spot for the neighborhood's Albanian men, shut this week.

The old Emack ice-cream signs are down from the walls of the cafe across from the commuter-rail station; much of the rest of the shop now sits in piles... Read more

By - 11/6/13 - 9:15 pm
Wyatt sign in Roslindale

A David James Wyatt sign was affixed to a light pole on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale Square tonight.

By - 11/6/13 - 8:26 am

Rozzie Square not good enough for these? Photo by Jeffrey Zeldman used under this CC license.

Roslindale Square resident Adam Kessel reports Brooklyn Water Bagels considered Roslindale Square for a new outlet but opted to open in Framingham instead because the area just doesn't have enough foot traffic to support one of its shops.

Retail chains considering urban areas such as Roslindale Village tend to want heavy foot traffic - unlike in suburbs such as Framingham, where they... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 8:26 pm

Police are hunting a man who fired shots out of a car at 108 Glendower Rd. shortly after 8 p.m. - one day after at least three people in the normally sleepy neighborhood were held up at gunpoint.

The shooter didn't hit any people. He's described as black and driving a car with a silver top and a black body, possibly a Dodge Charger.... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 11:38 am

A group of men robbed a man around 10:30 p.m., Thursday on the Blakemore Street bridge over the train tracks. He was beaten with a gun, then ordered to take off his clothes - which the group then threw over the side of the bridge.

This robbery was around the same time a clerk at a Washington Street liquor store was also being pistol... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 8:21 am

Following David Bernstein's lead, the Globe today reports on the mystery Roslindale woman who set up a PAC to run ads supporting Marty Walsh. Turns out the woman couldn't find a voting booth if her life depended on it, yet she's raised lots of money from people she refuses to identify for these "independent" ads. The Globe also touches base with Bud "I... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 10:53 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. at MVP Liquors on Washington Street at Albano, by two Hispanic males, one armed with a 9mm gun, which he used to hit the clerk in the head. Both wore hoodies and had T-shirts wrapped around their faces. One was 5'9" and heavyset and had a blue, red and gold sweatshirt on.

By - 10/31/13 - 9:45 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. by the hockey rink at Fallon Field. Both had their backpacks taken by three other teens, one holding a gun and wearing a Freddie Kreuger mask.

By - 10/27/13 - 1:06 pm

The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.

Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.

Wicked Local Roslindale has answers from District 5 candidates Jean-Claude Sanon... Read more

By - 10/22/13 - 2:40 pm
Creepy space saver

Or maybe whoever put out this space saver on Cornell Street could care less about Halloween and is just warning you what will happen if you dare to try to park in front of his house, lack of snow be damned.

By - 10/17/13 - 7:33 am

Around 10:30 p.m., Wednesday on Durnell Avenue. The suspect, a tall, white Hispanic male, showed a black semi-automatic weapon, then fled toward Walworth.

By - 10/14/13 - 8:44 pm

A Little Caesar's is opening on American Legion Highway, one door down from Simco.

It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts. Aside from Domino's, which has been around forever, Boston's more rural districts don't much cotton to chain pizza - anybody remember the Papa John's in West Roxbury? But if it can survive anywhere, American Legion might be it, given that it's turning... Read more