Didn't the weatherpeople tell us the snow would be limited to extreme northern and western regions, like Maine? So like your furnace going on for the first time of the season, the French Toast Alert was a bit cranky today and late.
Somebody mounted an old Menino sign at Adams Park, in front of a flag flying at half staff.
Roslindale was part of Tom Menino's old city-council district, and as a councilor, he helped create the city's first Main Streets program there.
Boston Police report arresting a trio of presumably now ex-employees of Expressions Clothing Store on American Legion Highway in Roslindale on charges they tried stealing about $6,000 worth of sneakers and shoes yesterday.
According to police, Emilio Jimenez, 20, of Jamaica Plain, Victor Pimentel, 20, of Roxbury and Taj Joseph, 18, of Hyde Park, hatched a plan to pack "dozens of boxes" of footwear... Read more
Around 9:30 p.m. on Florence Street near Hawthorne.
The suspect is black, 5'7" to 5'10" and 200 to 220 lbs. He wore a black hoodie with a white or gray camo pattern, blue jeans and dark sneakers with white soles. He had a black backpack on and carried his gun on the right side.
The Harvard Gazette reports on a new smartphone app to guide people around Bussey Brook Meadow, a 24-acre parcel across from the main portions of the Arnold Arboretum, between South Street and the small side streets off Washington Street on the Roslindale/Jamaica Plain line.
The app, developed by Peter Del Tredici, retired senior scientist at the Arboretum, and artist Teri Rueb, guides users... Read more
Mayor Walsh had a bonus for Roslindale parents with small kids at today's Adams Park re-dedication: Work on renovating Fallon Field will begin next year, rather than in 2016 as originally planned.
Roslindale residents, city parks workers and elected officials gathered in Adams Park this morning to rededicate the park after a summer-long renovation project that features new walkways and benches - and a new irrigation system that means volunteers will no longer have to water plants by hand.
After the speechifying and the ribbon cutting, people ambled about enjoying the return of the weekly farmers' market... Read more
The fences came down a few days ago, but the formal re-opening of Adams Park in Roslindale Square is tomorrow at 9 a.m., with a re-dedication ceremony. A ribbon will, of course, be cut.
The farmers' market, which had been held up at the commuter-rail station, will re-open in the park tomorrow as well. It will then run through Nov. 22.... Read more
The owners of Estate Bargains, a new old-stuff store at 417 Hyde Park Ave. that replaced a storefront church (that replaced the real-estate office that replaced a Caribbean restaurant) are doing some interesting things with the exterior walls of the place.
In addition to Sluggo and some serious tagging on the side, they've painted blocks on the front green and gotten Top Cat to... Read more
Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more
UPDATE: After surrounding the school and sending in a search dog, police did not find the intruder, Stanley Staco reports. The guy apparently smashed a ground-floor window to gain entry.
Police are investigating a break-in at the Irving Middle School on Cummins Highway tonight. As officers surrounded the school and waited to unleash a police dog in the halls, they received word that a... Read more
In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.
The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.
The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.
All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in... Read more
Roslindale Square's first major development in years is beginning to take shape on Washington Street, where workers are constructing a building with 43 apartments that will wrap around the old trolley substation - which will itself be rehabbed and turned into a restaurant.
Two 17-year-olds, one from Roslindale and one from Jamaica Plain, are expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and malicious destruction of property following a vandalism spree at the Irving that police say left ten classrooms heavily damaged, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:30 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.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more
The weather cleared quite nicely for today's Roslindale Day parade. As crowds lined Belgrade Avenue and South Street in the newly emerged sun, marching bands marched, cute little kids did cute little things and clowns, giant furry animals and politicians competed to see who could shake the most hands.
Members of Boston Latin School's Junior Classical League took turns in the chariot and offered up... Read more
UPDATE, Sunday morning: A BPS spokesman says school will open on a regular schedule tomorrow. BPS teams are currently assessing the cost of fixing the damage, he says, adding he does not yet know if the alleged vandals were Irving students.
A Roslindale man only back in the neighborhood for a year after finishing a federal sentence as a pot dealer was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.