By - 1/31/13 - 2:03 pm

Police are looking for a light-skinned Hispanic man in his 40s for a holdup at the Bank of America branch, 29 Corinth St., around 1:45 p.m. The man was about 6' and wore what appeared to be prescription glasses and a gray sweatshirt. He fled on foot.

By - 1/29/13 - 8:14 pm

Victim identified: Carly Jones.

Boston Police report a 34-year-old woman was found shot to death around 7 p.m. at 28 Fawndale Rd.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. She is Boston's third murder victim this month.

The triple decker is a couple blocks from the Archdale project, where a man was shot to death on Christmas.... Read more

By - 1/26/13 - 10:41 am

MIT's Center for Civic Media has started analyzing Globe datelines and presents some preliminary results.

H/t Bostonography.

By - 1/14/13 - 11:42 pm

Boston Police report Officer Henderson Parker was arrested late Sunday night after a woman told police he'd raped her at a Roslindale residence.

Parker, 45, has been suspended with pay and had his service firearm confiscated pending the outcome of the case against him.

Parker has been an officer for 18 years. The Globe reports Parker was suspended for 30 days in 2002... Read more

By - 1/9/13 - 7:31 am

Roslindale Patch reports men from Waltham and Needham were arrested on Jan. 4 at Washington and Rosecliff streets on heroin-distribution charges. They were caught by officers from the E-5 drug-control unit, who have apparently had their eye on the intersection for awhile.... Read more

By - 1/9/13 - 7:23 am

Delicias Dominicanas is moving kitty-corner across Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street into the former Maggie Mae's bar. Its old space is being taken over by a Haitian restaurant, Le Lambi.

By - 1/8/13 - 9:05 am

A big sign in the window at the late Cafe Rialto on Washington Street now advertises the impending arrival of an outpost of Dorchester's Shanti.

By - 1/4/13 - 8:16 am

Boston Police report three residential break-ins Wednesday and Thursday along the Mattapan/Hyde Park line and in Roslindale:

Around 1:40 p.m., Wednesday, police responded to a burglar alarm at 16 Radcliffe Rd. in Mattapan and found a rear door that appeared to have been pushed or kicked in. The alarm may have scared the burglar off - the homeowner found nothing missing.

About 40... Read more

By - 12/30/12 - 5:25 pm

MBTA and Boston police are investigating whether a woman struck by some sort of pellet around 1:45 p.m. today on Washington Street near Arboretum Road was shot by the same people who shot at an inbound 35 bus in the same area last night.

MBTA Transit Police report the driver of the bus last night "observed two individuals standing in a driveway who... Read more

By - 12/29/12 - 9:47 pm

MBTA and Boston police are investigating an incident around 9:40 p.m. on Washington Street near Arboretum Road, in which two windows on a bus suffered damage from pellets.... Read more

By - 12/28/12 - 10:53 pm

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: Fire must've done some major damage. A resident of the area around Wood Avenue in Hyde Park reports NStar told her power wouldn't be restored until 2 p.m.

A manhole on Cummins Highway near the Stop & Shop entrance burst into flames around 10:15 p.m., taking down with it power along Hyde Park Avenue between roughly Cummins Highway and American Legion Highway.... Read more

By - 12/27/12 - 12:10 pm

Friends are identifying the man fatally shot in the head Christmas night in front of 20 Brookway Terrace in Roslindale as Jarvis Lamont "Bam" Gilmore, 22.

Gilmore was a resident of the building in the Archdale housing project and a 2008 graduate of West Roxbury High School.

Police have yet to make an arrest. Anybody with information can contact the homicide unit at 617-343-4470... Read more

By - 12/25/12 - 8:50 pm

Brian D'Amico and Scott Eisen report the man was shot in the head around 8:30 p.m. at 20 Brookway Terrace in the Archdale project. Boston Police report the victim was in his 20s, was found outside the building and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Archdale was the scene of a double shooting that left one dead in June, 2011, followed... Read more

By - 12/20/12 - 3:16 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports two 14-year-olds were nabbed today on charges they kept pulling the alarm at the same fire box at Rowe Street and Brown Avenue.

Members of the BFD Fire Investigation Unit had this location under surveillance from time to time. This afternoon at 2:00 pm they observed 2 teenagers pulling the box. They were apprehended. They were 14 years

... Read more
By - 12/20/12 - 1:49 pm

Milton suspectMilton suspect.

UPDATED throughout the day.

A woman who robbed a bank in Milton Lower Mills on Monday may have struck again in Roslindale, West Roxbury and Beacon Hill today - and may have been foiled in Jamaica Plain by a bank employee who began giving her... Read more

By - 12/20/12 - 9:24 am

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that Meetinghouse Bank plans to put its second ever branch in one of the spaces at 4238 Washington St. - where Domino's failed to ease the square's critical pizza shortage.

By - 12/13/12 - 8:38 am

Two non-profits that have been trying to turn the hulking brick husk of an old trolley substation in Roslindale Square into something useable say they now want to buy the funeral home next door for housing.

In an e-mail update this morning, Steve Gag and Stephanie Cave of Roslindale Village Main Street say the FJ Higgins Funeral Home on Washington Street is now up... Read more

By - 12/10/12 - 8:13 pm

Wanted in RoslindaleBoston Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with a Roslindale purse snatching.

Police say the guy is shown after he'd just used a credit card that was in a purse grabbed around 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 29 at 719 South St.

Know him?... Read more

By - 12/9/12 - 1:15 pm

Scene at Washington and Walworth. Photo by Lauren A.The scene at Washington, Walworth and Beech. Photo by Lauren A.

Gasner JeanSomebody was stabbed on an outbound 34E bus at Washington... Read more

By - 12/2/12 - 9:36 pm

Jen Langley tweets:

Just noticed Arbri Cafe is def gone + grand opening sign on Belgrade for Prime Time Pizza.

Over the past few years, that Belgrade Avenue location, near Walworth, has been home to various incarnations of Albanian (and Albanian owned) restaurants.