By - 6/22/12 - 1:38 pm


A Sea King helicopter in Marine One colors just buzzed Roslindale for the second time today. Earlier it did a couple of laps around the neighborhood. It flew low enough to shake my house. Presumably this is connected to Obama's scheduled fundraising dash through Boston on Monday.... Read more

By - 6/13/12 - 9:58 pm

Boston Police are looking for a woman who allegedly went behind the counter at the Roslindale Wendy's tonight, grabbed some macaroni and cheese in a bare hand and threw it at a worker. She then fled in a waiting car.

By - 6/12/12 - 2:40 pm

Took out part of a fence and part of a young tree.Took out part of a fence and knocked over a young tree.

Nobody goes down Hawthorne Street in Roslindale who doesn't belong there.

And that's part of the reason residents... Read more

By - 6/1/12 - 4:25 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Kim Gross, 19, innocent of charges related to a November, 2010 incident on a Ruggles-bound 44 bus in Roxbury that left one man dead and another with stab wounds.

Gross remains incarcerated in lieu of $20,000 bail on unrelated gun charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 5/25/12 - 1:07 pm

A man walking down a dead-end street off Canterbury Street early Saturday was shot in the left shoulder and thigh, according to a police report.

The victim and his girlfriend told police they were on Pindedale Road, across from Sacred Heart School, around 1 a.m. on Saturday, when two men with guns approached and pulled their triggers. One of the guns, however, jammed, the... Read more

By - 5/24/12 - 4:31 pm

A skyrocketing burglary rate across Roslindale and West Roxbury has police asking residents to watch out for their neighbors' homes during the day.

District E-5 reports a series of mostly daytime residential break-ins across the two neighborhoods dating back to January, one in which somebody apparently used a crowbar to break open the front door.

Residences on Cornell Street in Roslindale and Temple, Salman... Read more

By - 5/23/12 - 6:40 am

Boston Police are investigating a failed gunpoint holdup around 10:30 p.m. yesterday on Belgrade Avenue, just past Walworth toward Roslindale Square.

By - 5/10/12 - 9:42 am

Spring Seedling Sale May 19th and 20th 9am-3pm
Wake up the Farm Pancake Breakfast May 19th 9am-11am

Join us to celebrate the start of the 2012 season. Enjoy delicious pancakes with friends and stock up on seedlings for your home garden.

There will be a variety of vegetable, herb and flower plants available for purchase, all grown on the farm using organic practices. We... Read more

By - 5/9/12 - 7:23 am

Jason, who blogs about rides on the T, reviews the 30 bus, which runs between Mattapan Square and Forest Hills via Roslindale Square:

In contrast to the 28 and 31, the 30 route itself is quite tranquil serving a mainly residential slice of western Mattapan and northern Roslindale, the parts of Boston no typical tourist would think could exist within Boston city limits.

... Read more
By - 5/2/12 - 3:33 pm

Can the City that Always Sleeps deal with burgers at 4 a.m.?Can the City that Always Sleeps deal with burgers at 4 a.m.?

The owners of the Burger King at 4594 Washington St. in Roslindale go before the Boston Licensing Board next... Read more

By - 5/2/12 - 6:50 am

An Arizona woman who goes by Sheila Aliens posted this audio of a BPD dispatcher sending officers out to investigate Sunday's mystery boom in Roslindale.

Ed. note: I listened to the calls live so, yeah, these are, in fact, what the scanner sounded like that night, except without all the annoying... Read more

By - 5/1/12 - 5:10 pm

Boston Police making a traffic stop yesterday wound up recovering 10 one-kilo blocks of cocaine from a hidden compartment in a mini-van, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The driver of the van, Elvyn Rafael Garcia, 31, of Hyde Park Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court, according to the DA's office, which had requested... Read more

By - 4/29/12 - 9:33 pm

For the second time in three nights, police are investigating a mystery explosion in the area of Zeller Street.

"Seriously! It just happened again! A huge blast in Rozzie," Todd Johnson reported shortly before 9 p.m. Mike Flynn reports he heard it at Centre and Fletcher, a few blocks away.

David reported, "I saw red sparks in the air... Read more

By - 4/27/12 - 9:28 pm

Boston firefighters and police rushed to 52 Zeller St. tonight after residents reported a flash and a loud boom. But as Jonathan Bohan reports, after walking over there:

People out looking, cops have no idea what it was, something burning, nothing visible.

... Read more
By - 4/26/12 - 10:35 am

Should you wish to adjust your schedule for Friday morning, Scott Brown will be ambling about the Square around 10 a.m., going into stores (whose owners have already been asked if that's OK), shaking hands, getting the lay of the land, doing whatever it is senators do when they visit the hustings.

By - 4/20/12 - 5:48 pm

Stony Brook fire from Buck Hill in the Blue Hills. Photo by Boston Strolls.Stony Brook fire from Buck Hill in the Blue Hills. Photo by Boston Strolls.

Boston firefighters are battling a brush fire in the forest, near... Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 11:52 am

A man who snuck back into the US after being deported for a cocaine-trafficking plea will get a new trial because his original lawyer blew it by telling him he probably wouldn't be deported if he pleaded guilty.

Wagner Martinez is current in federal custody, awaiting another deportation to his native Dominican Republic. In a ruling today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court said Martinez's lawyer made... Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 10:53 am

Mayor Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo visited Adams Park this morning to discuss the city's plans for capital spending.

In Roslindale, they said, Adams Park will get a permanent bandstand and new paths, while the Flaherty Pool will get renovations that will include the ability to open the pool up in the summer to a new patio, turning it into the city's first public... Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 9:13 am

For the first time in several years, crime rates are increasing in the police districts that cover West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain, led mainly be dramatic increases in the numbers of burglaries and larcenies, according to statistics released yesterday by Boston Police.

Although districts E-5 (West Roxbury and Roslindale) and E-13 (Jamaica Plain) remain among the safest in the city, the increases for... Read more

By - 4/13/12 - 10:58 pm

Church march.

Dave Atkins watched members of St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church hold its Great and Holy Friday Procession of the Holy Sepulcher tonight from the church to Fallon Field.