By - 5/27/13 - 11:21 am

The Herald reminds us the Roslindale intersection was renamed George J. Gottwald Jr. Square in honor of a local man who died in Vietnam.

By - 5/20/13 - 9:00 am

You'd think somebody like John Nucci would be familiar with Boston neighborhoods. After all, he spent several years on the School Committee and then got himself elected an at-large city councilor. He used to work for ABCD. Most recently, he served on the committee that came up with a new BPS school-assignment system. And yet, in a column today in the Herald on why suburbanites... Read more

By - 5/14/13 - 8:33 am

A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:

Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.

And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:

Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole

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By - 5/10/13 - 8:05 am

In an editorial, the Jamaica Plain Gazette rhapsodizes about how Roslindale completes JP, in part because Roslindale hosts all the trailer-trash kind of chain stores that would otherwise try to muscle their non-local way into the pristine Elysian fields of Jamaica Plain:

It has been easier for local-business-minded JP to fend off the likes of Family Dollar when we all know we can go

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By - 5/1/13 - 8:14 pm

Boston Police say a Dorchester man shot somebody on Brook Street in Roslindale on Monday over a money dispute.

Conrad Blake, 35, of Dorchester was arrested on two counts of assault with intent to murder. According to police:

Witnesses told officers they heard a dispute over money owed. Officers were also told the suspect had come to the residence several times looking for

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By - 4/29/13 - 9:53 am

UPDATE: Dorchester man arrested.

Somebody was found shot this morning on Brook Street. The victim was taken away in bad enough shape to have the homicide unit called in, just in case. The victim was found just a few doors down from the scene of a fight that ended in gunfire last night.... Read more

By - 4/28/13 - 10:02 pm

AlertNewEngland reports a fight at 56 Mt. Hope St. ended with shots fired around 9:50 p.m. For some reason, everybody disappeared before police arrived, but officers found two shell casings.... Read more

By - 4/22/13 - 1:19 pm

A little excitement in Roslindale Square at lunchtime when somebody called police to report a disposable aluminum food tray covered in tin foil sitting under a car near the Citizens Bank on South Street. The area was taped off, the bomb squad summoned and determined the object was "inert."

By - 4/16/13 - 8:38 pm

The Times reports on the story behind the grisly photo from yesterday.

By - 4/15/13 - 2:41 pm

Revolutionary grave markerCapt. John Baker, died in 1781, aged 75.

Roslindale is not the sort of place you associate with the Revolution, but it turns out a cemetery there, by the side of a road Washington's forces used to ferry supplies from Dedham to Boston, was the... Read more

By - 4/3/13 - 3:13 pm

Boston Police report that one of the bullets from a fusillade shortly after 8 p.m. on Archdale Road penetrated a living-roomn wall at 173 Brookway Rd.:

The round went through the wall and went into the television. Officers recovered a round on the floor near the television about two feet from a baby carriage with the owner’s foster child sleeping in it. Neither

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By - 4/3/13 - 10:59 am

Jacked up house

An old house at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street in Roslindale sat on a lot large enough for construction of a new house (that rarest of rare things in Roslindale). With the new house nearing completion, workers last week jacked up the old house,... Read more

By - 4/2/13 - 9:04 pm

AlertNewEngland reports shots were fired at 80 Archdale Rd. around 8:15 p.m. A car that was apparently punctured by some of the bullets wound up at the upper busway at the Forest Hills MBTA station not long after. Two other cars on Archdale Road wound up with "ballistic evidence" but didn't go anywhere.

A man was shot to death in the Archdale... Read more

By - 3/30/13 - 5:11 pm

A concerned citizen complains:

Can someone PLEASE do something about all the unleashed dogs in the Arboretum? I should be able to take my kids there without being accosted multiple times by dogs bigger than them running full bore at them. Nobody to enforce?

By - 3/26/13 - 7:07 pm

Averton Street scene. Photo by Lauren Ali.Averton Street scene. Photo by Lauren Ali.

Already stretched thin by a massive investigation into a midday shootout in Roxbury, Boston Police still flooded the area around Averton Street, where somebody being sought... Read more

By - 3/11/13 - 4:41 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Steven Godfrey of Roslindale has taken steps to run against the city's longest serving city councilor - who has yet to announce whether he'll run again or maybe run for something else.

By - 3/8/13 - 8:00 am

Boston school in the snow shortly before 8 a.m. Photo by Jean-Marie Lovett.Mozart School in Roslindale in the snow shortly before 8 a.m. Photo by Jean-Marie Lovett.

For the past few years, Boston's erred on... Read more

By - 3/3/13 - 9:24 am

Ed Grzyb tweeted last night:

Enjoyed dinner tonight at Shanti in Roslindale. Food: great. Service: good. Tables: Mostly full. No alcohol license yet.

By - 3/2/13 - 1:10 pm

Matthew Wilding reports a harrowing experience around 12:45 p.m.:

I just almost died when a manhole blew off on Washington st. In front of Dragon Chef.

He reports both he and dog are fine; they were clear when it blew.... Read more