The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Napper Tandy's on Washington Street in Roslindale Square install two coin-operated pool tables.
However, the board wanted to make sure the trouble stayed lower case: The pub, which opened just recently, had sought permission for five tables.
An incensed citizen posts a photo of a couple of obscene drawings at the Roslindale Square commuter-rail stop, one of which also has a text explanation, in case you couldn't figure out what the artist was trying to draw.
Just last November, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped murder charges against Allen, his nephew and a third man for a 2004 triple murder near Franklin Field, because of the unrelated deaths of two witnesses in the case.
One man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men, in their late 20s, were found there with gunshot wounds and were taken to local hospitals. A fourth victim, also in his late 20s, got himself to a hospital.
A concerned citizen reported this situation on South Street:
Chair used to save a parking space nearly every day.
The city wasted little time dealing with this complaint:
Closed. Case Resolved. Chair removed.
A kid playing with a lighter on a second-floor porch started a fire that heavily damaged two buildings, sent one firefighter to the hospital and made six people homeless, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire, reported at 12:38 p.m. at 444 Hyde Park Ave., sent smoke billowing into the air that was visible for miles around and generated enough heat to damage the paint on a house behind it on Philbrick Street.
The injured firefighter suffered a back injury, the department says, adding the fire did an estimated $300,000 in damage to the house - and $25,000 in damage to the singed house behind it.
“Farmers To You” Announces Roslindale Service Starting August 1
For Immediate Release
Calais, Vermont. July 23, 2012
The Roslindale Congregational Church will be the pick up site. Located on Cummins Highway just a few yards from the village center, it is well suited for a community centered site.
“We have been looking for a Roslindale site for a while” says Will Forest, Director of Outreach and Communications. “What is essential in making a successful community partnership is a committed site host and a location that sees the benefits of what Farmers To You can bring to Roslindale. We are very grateful to Branwen Cook and the Chruch trustees Committee for allowing us to use their site”.
The local site hosts for Roslindale will be Holly Carmen and Christine Wenc.
Roslindale residents who order online by Sunday can pick up their orders at the Congregational Church lot between 5:15 and 6:30pm on Wednesdays starting August1st.
With weekly delivery to hundreds of families in Cambridge, Somerville, Newburport,
Todd Johnson reports "another huge explosion" in Roslindale around 2:20 this morning. Johnson says he was in a back room of his house at the time, so it was hard to pinpoint the location, but that it seemed to have come from the same Belgrade Avenue/Fallon Field area where residents have reported other mystery booms.
Roslindale convenience store wants to make it more convenient for its customers to buy beer and wineBy adamg - 7/19/12 - 8:44 pm
Henry's Market, 892 South St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday to seek a license to sell beer and wine. The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Ed. note: It'll be interesting to see if city officials will say Roslindale has enough liquor sales, what with a full-service liquor store and a wine shop a few blocks away in Roslindale Square, like they did when somebody proposed selling beer and wine on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park.
Firefighters rushed to Washington Street by JJ Brannelly's after lightning hit a transformer shortly before 5 p.m. Wires fell on a parked car and residences and businesses in the area lost power.
Willy got some video.
UPDATE: Jason Laramie reports the power came back around 5:50 p.m.
Not long after, Todd Gutner was going over the day's weather news on WBZ when lightning hit the station. Donna Halper reports:
Professional; he continued, while auxiliary power went on.
Joshua Miller recorded:
Citizen complaint of the day: Yeah, there's a shortage of public toilets in the North End, but this is ridiculousBy adamg - 7/18/12 - 9:46 am
A concerned citizen reports this toilet has been parked on Charter Street for several days now.
Updated after his arraignment.
Jose Ortega, 41, a coach with the Boston Broncos youth baseball team was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today at his arraignment on four counts of enticement of a child under 16, one count of unnatural and lascivious acts with a child under 16, and one count of attempting to commit a crime – posing a child under 18 in a state of nudity.
All of the charges read against Ortega in West Roxbury District Court today relate to a single player he recruited for the team earlier this year, in part by claiming major-league connections, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Additional cases are now under investigation, the DA's office says.
Not a good night for the AC to go off.
Federal and local law-enforcement officials gather this afternoon to announce arrests of alleged members of "a multi-million dollar cocaine trafficking syndicate," operating in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and some suburbs (one of them possibly Canton), the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Arraignments are already scheduled for today in Boston Municipal Court. Of possible interest - the involvement in the investigation of the state Department of Correction, which might indicate prisoner participation in the ring.
Emergency crews are at Collins and Bradlee streets in Hyde Park, where somebody apparently opened up a radioactive package in a stolen car.
UPDATE: The package turned out to be a "nuclear density gauge" used in surveying, not the glowing bodies of aliens. Plus, as you can see in Scott Eisen's photos, the car was not a '64 Chevy Malibu.
The Boston Public Health Commission reports the first mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus this year were found somewhere in Roslindale and the city has started putting larvicide in drains and other places where mosquitoes breed.
The virus, which typically results in no more than flu-like symptoms in people with otherwise healthy immune systems, is spread through mosquito bites. The commission says people can reduce their risks of catching it by using insect repellent outdoors, especially from dusk to dawn and, natch, wearing long pants and shirts with long sleeves. Making sure any screens on doors and windows are in good shape wouldn't hurt either, the commission says.
A Sea King helicopter in Marine One colors just buzzed Roslindale for the second time today. Earlier it did a couple of laps around the neighborhood. It flew low enough to shake my house. Presumably this is connected to Obama's scheduled fundraising dash through Boston on Monday.
Boston Police are looking for a woman who allegedly went behind the counter at the Roslindale Wendy's tonight, grabbed some macaroni and cheese in a bare hand and threw it at a worker. She then fled in a waiting car.
Nobody goes down Hawthorne Street in Roslindale who doesn't belong there.
And that's part of the reason residents of the quiet street behind the Washington Irving School say they are rattled by a Sunday-night crash that ended with three damaged cars, a broken fence, a newly planted tree with part of its bark ripped off and a car in the Irving parking lot.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Kim Gross, 19, innocent of charges related to a November, 2010 incident on a Ruggles-bound 44 bus in Roxbury that left one man dead and another with stab wounds.
Gross remains incarcerated in lieu of $20,000 bail on unrelated gun charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A man walking down a dead-end street off Canterbury Street early Saturday was shot in the left shoulder and thigh, according to a police report.
The victim and his girlfriend told police they were on Pindedale Road, across from Sacred Heart School, around 1 a.m. on Saturday, when two men with guns approached and pulled their triggers. One of the guns, however, jammed, the report says.
The two men then ran onto Canterbury, where a car picked them up, witnesses told police.
The victim was taken to Beth Israel Hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.
A skyrocketing burglary rate across Roslindale and West Roxbury has police asking residents to watch out for their neighbors' homes during the day.
District E-5 reports a series of mostly daytime residential break-ins across the two neighborhoods dating back to January, one in which somebody apparently used a crowbar to break open the front door.
Residences on Cornell Street in Roslindale and Temple, Salman and Bellevue streets in West Roxbury are among those hit, police say. Although most have been during the day, police say some have occurred in the evening when residents were not at home.
Latest stats from BPD show a 112% increase in break-ins in E-5 so far this year, compared to the same period last year - from 43 to 91 through May 21.
Police are urging residents who are at home during the day to watch out for their neighbors' homes and report anybody who doesn't seem to belong, for example, people going from door to door or looking into cars or houses.