Kathleen Keleher watched the lawn mower go up in flames at Healy Field in Roslindale this morning.
Jamaica Plain & Roslindale
FORUM WITH THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES!
Monday, June 19 at the Curley School, Centre Street near Hyde Square
Meet the candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Sponsored by the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, the Ward 11 Democratic Committee, and the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus
"Making Comic Sense"
Fundraiser for the Boston Ward... Read more
A concerned citizen posts a photo of some trash along the curb on Birch Street in Roslindale Square and grumps:
I miss Menino. He kept the streets clean in Roslindale Village.
Stephen McCarthy wondered what it might be like if a rogue T locomotive headed outbound and approached the scene of one of the worst train disasters in American history - the Bussey Street bridge collapse of 1887 in Roslindale - in which a poorly constructed bridge collapsed under a train heading downtown from Dedham. Fortunately, as he illustrates, the modern locomotive's brakes worked.... Read more
No, silly, Adams Park isn't a parklet, even if it is small. Wicked Local Roslindale reports a couple of parking spaces on Cohasset Street by Fornax will be turned into a "hangout space" where pedestrians can sit a spell and take a break - especially handy these days in the Square given that Adams Park is all torn up for renovations.
Speaking of torn-up... Read more
The city shut the Flaherty Pool yesterday after it began leaking large amounts of water - barely 10 months after a multi-million-dollar renovation:
An underground pipe leak has caused the pool to lose large amounts of water over the past 24 hours. At this time we already have Contractors on site to begin digging up the areas where the pipe has broken. Staff are... Read more
When Boston Police officers tried to stop a van whose driver almost swerved into them on Washington Street just past South Street last night, the van came to a halt and eight men got out and tried to run away, police say.
Some of the men even climbed the roof of the Advanced Auto Parts store in what turned out to be a futile attempt... Read more
On Sycamore Street near Florence Street. Lucy Fitzgerald reports:
Drunk driver hit four + cars at 450 this am on sycamore in Rozzie. Shook the house. Pushed one car up onto lawn of house.
David Bernstein alerts us that David James Wyatt, who ran for mayor last year on a platform of saying virtually nothing, has collected enough signatures to get on the ballot against state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in the 2nd Suffolk district this fall.
In a mayoral debate last year, Wyatt said he is a pro-life Republican.... Read more
It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.
State and federal officials gathered at the Arnold Arboretum this morning to declare Jamaica Plain and parts of neighboring Roslindale free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
In practical terms, the declaration means residents in the quarantine zone no longer have to do anything special with any tree limbs or trees they chop down.
The discovery of the bugs in a tree on the grounds... Read more
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says NStar has agreed to a community meeting on Tuesday to explain what it's doing to prevent a recurrence of the repeated power failures that left residents in and around Roslindale Square without lights or heat over the past winter.
The meeting, which Mayor Walsh is also planning to attend, starts at 6:30 p.m.... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Teresa Munoz to open the Burrito Factory at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale, diagonally across from Delicias Dominicanas.
The avenue, which stretches from Forest Hills to Readville, currently has no restaurants that focus primarily on burritos.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more
Somebody piloted this Cessna in repeated circles around Roslindale and Hyde Park this afternoon. AlertNewEngland reports:
Some Google detective work shows it's probably fed law enforcement.
A West Roxbury man pleaded guilty to a variety of gun charges yesterday for an incident that started while police were investigating reckless ATV and dirt-bike riders on Ridgewood Street in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, police officers, already alerted to resident complaints about reckless dirt bikers on May 28, 2013, spotted an ATV take a right... Read more
A group of parents in Roslindale say they're tired of watching playgrounds in other neighborhoods get upgraded while the only two in their neighborhood languish.
The parents have started organizing to get improvements to the Fallon and Healy Field playgrounds, such as water spray decks, if not to create more playground space in the neighborhood, especially in the "play desert" south of Roslindale Square.... Read more