Outside 39 Sherwood St., around 4:30 p.m.
Boston Strolls asks:
Is there a reliable, affordable place to get my old photographs digitized around here (prefer JP/HP/Rozzie)?
Reported around 4:20 p.m. at 175 Florence St.
UPDATE: WHDH reports the incident now being investigated as a possible "swatting" or hoax call that brought the SWAT team.
Police have shut the intersection where Canterbury Street, Cummins Highway and American Legion Highway come together as they deal with a man barricaded inside a house on American Legion Highway near Stella Road. American Legion Highway is shut at the other end at the car wash.
WalkUp Roslindale is hosting screenings of Boston-related movies, some in people's homes, over the next couple of months:
Sadly, the historic Rialto Theatre disappeared decades ago, leaving only the adjacent Rialto Barbership behind, but we are committed to revival. Weâ€™ve got six films lined up to start, to be projected for free screenings in a variety of private and public locations. Ultimately, we aim to identify a permanent comfortable space for high quality community film watching and discussion, but thereâ€™s no time like the present to get the ball (or film) rolling.
PS Gourmet Coffee at Washington and Poplar streets and the Green T Coffee Shop at Walter and South streets seem to be in a race to see which one opens first, ending the coffee-shop drought the neighborhood has endured since Select Cafe closed in 2013.
PS, out of South Boston, has its signs in place, but Green T, out of Brigham Circle, has nicer doors ready to go: Read more.
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has posted an animation showing some of the features of the proposed improvements to the Healy Field playground in Roslindale: Read more.
Sally Barkan reports:
Cement truck pulled down utility pole, wires, and several transformers at intersection of Hazelmere Rd. and Robken Rd. in Roslindale. Driver is fine, but hasn't been able to get out of the truck safely. Immediate neighbors have no electricity and may not for several days!
Separately, a woman was hit by a car at Washington Street and Firth Road. Among other things, that made a mess of traffic on Washington.
Police are scouring the area from the Stop & Shop parking lot on American Legion Highway to Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street for three men who apparently fired two rounds at a man they were trying to rob at the Stop & Shop parking lot around 12:50 p.m. Read more.
Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.
Megz reports: Read more.
UPDATE: Judge Ernest Sarason set bail at $60,000 - prosecutors had asked for $100,000 - and ordered Fleurimont to wear a GPS device, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's due back in court March 1.
A Roslindale man on probation for drug and gun charges after his arrest at a Colberg Avenue home in 2011 was arrested on drug and gun charges at a Colberg Avenue home yesterday. Read more.
Bulletin Newspapers of Hyde Park, which publishes newspapers from Norwood into Boston, is ending its longstanding policy of only making PDFs of its issues available to subscribers. Starting today, the chain is posting stories on its Web site.
People who did subscribe for the PDFs will get pro-rated refunds.
Updated with cause of fire.
The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" for a fire this morning that displaced 14 people in a condo building at 36 Harrison St. in Roslindale.
Firefighters responded to the six-unit building at 6:17 a.m.
One resident was taken to the hospital.
The department estimates damage in the six-unit building at $650,000.
UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.
A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.