By - 8/7/14 - 6:25 pm

Around 4:45 p.m., possibly involving a bicyclist, at Cornell Street.

By - 8/6/14 - 6:12 pm
Quiet Jesus Lady

She stands, litterally, in sharp contrast to Screaming Jesus Guy, who has been annoying people on the Red and Orange lines for years now.

You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds her sign. Of late, for example, this afternoon, she's been holding court in front of the Washington-Beech housing project, right at the corner of Washington and Beech.

By - 8/6/14 - 12:50 pm

Chesterfield Coppin says his Oasis Cafe, 630 Hyde Park Ave., could open next week. Whether he'll get to serve beer and wine, however, is another matter.

Coppin told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that during walking tours of the neighborhood, which he described as "densely populated and very diverse," he found large support for wine and beer with the Caribbean food he'll serve.

By - 8/2/14 - 12:19 pm

Wicked Local Needham reports the current state budget has funds to restore Saturday service on the commuter-rail line.

There is no start date set for the resumption of service, according to an MBTA spokesperson.

By - 8/2/14 - 11:47 am

The Patriot Ledger reports the arrest of a Cummins Highway residents after Weymouth Police allegedly found 80 bags of heroin in his car.

By - 8/1/14 - 1:10 pm
Tracks in Roslindale on South Street

At least in Roslindale, old trolley tracks never died - they just got covered over with asphalt. Tim Murphy noticed the tracks exposed on South Street for some utility work in front of Wallpaper City today.

By - 7/31/14 - 2:49 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reported the news today, just a couple days after announcing West Nile-ish mosquitoes in Jamaica Plain. You know the drill.

By - 7/30/14 - 2:16 pm
Emerald Ash Borer

State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are now working on a quarantine zone that would be similar to, if somewhat less strict, than the one recently lifted for Asian Longhorned Beetles.

The insect, named because of its bright green color and the way it bores into ash trees, "represents a serious threat to our ash trees,” DCR Commissioner Jack Murray said in a statement. “We are taking swift action to address the infestation, educate the public, and work to mitigate any impact an infestation could bring.”

By - 7/27/14 - 2:03 pm
30 B Street proposal in South Boston

30 B Street rendering.

Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning Board of Appeals' long Aug. 5 agenda and comparing the construction projects going before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 in South Boston with those in Roslindale and West Roxbury:

By - 7/24/14 - 5:00 pm

The owner of the building that used to house MJ's Pizza goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 for permission to lease the space to a new pizza place.

By - 7/21/14 - 10:49 pm

A resident of Sherwood Street in Roslindale reports finding this bullet and a bullet hole in his car today.

However, he says it's possible the bullet came from nowhere near Roslindale:

Bullet was shot into the air, pierced the car on the way down!!! However, note the rust around the bullet hole itself. This could have happened days ago, & the car was on tour of the US. Mystery 4 eva.

By - 7/19/14 - 10:52 pm
Fireworks over Fallon Field

Last night, Roslindale (and Hyde Park) residents living near the golf course were treated to the sounds of explosions coming from somewhere inside Stony Brook Reservation. Tonight, as Gradon Tripp shows, people with little fear of getting caught were shooting off fireworks from Fallon Field. He adds:

We're between the train station and Walter/South St. All the neighbors came out to watch.

By - 7/18/14 - 5:56 pm
Stolen puppies

Boston Police report two eight-week-old female American bully puppies were taken during a housebreak on Washington Street in Roslindale this past Sunday.

The victim reported that two eight-week-old, tri-colored (gray, brown, and white) female American bully puppies were stolen from the victim’s residence.

If you see the pups, contact detectives at 617-343-4595 or 617-343- 4328.

By - 7/13/14 - 1:24 pm
Globe Direct to go

Mobile as in, hey, if we toss it on a car roof, that makes it mobile, right?

A Roslindale resident (who reports he wouldn't miss the city council's Globe Direct hearing for the world) reports he came home the other day to find one Globe Direct on a neighbor's car roof and another that either missed its mark or fell off somebody's roof when they drove off.

Globe Direct in the street
By - 7/11/14 - 9:13 am

The Globe reports on the appalling conditions inside the city animal shelter in Roslindale, uncovered by the Animal Rescue League and Joyce Linehan, Mayor Walsh's policy director and herself a well known dog owner.

By - 7/5/14 - 5:29 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.

By - 6/26/14 - 1:11 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report a woman was attacked at knifepoint around 11 a.m. yesterday somewhere in the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 6/26/14 - 7:58 am

Making Comic Sense

7:00 PM
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
Doyle's Cafe
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door

A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)

By - 6/25/14 - 4:30 pm
Del's for sale in Roslindale

Rhode Island's lemon slush is for sale at the Frosty Freeze next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 6/24/14 - 3:31 pm

A concerned citizen complains about South Street in Roslindale Square by the wallpaper store now that the street has a bicycle lane:

When a car is stopped for a pedestrian at this crosswalk, other motorists will often illegally use part of the bike lane to overtake - I've seen numerous almost-collisions at this location. This is a high pedestrian area. This needs to be redesigned.