The School Committee is considering making the Haley School a K-8 school, a move some parents fear could undercut plans for an innovative feeder program in which Roslindale fifth graders at six schools were given higher priority for seats at the Irving Middle School.
In both cases, the goal is to prevent a sometimes confusing and even agonizing choice for Roslindale parents who... Read more
Joel Van Iderstine, 37, of Sheffield Road, was arrested last night on a charge of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Van Iderstine had his bail set at $5,000 at arraignment in West Roxbury District Court today, the DA's office says.
The DA's office says police began investigating Van Iderstine after the online service he was using to host... Read more
Federal agents last week raided an unlicensed radio station broadcasting from a Roslindale Square office building.
Although Bel Top Boston, which bills itself as the "top Haitian news station in Boston" was off the air this afternoon, past history suggests owner David Cange will try to return to the air at 88.5 MHz. In 2010, he ignored a warning from the FCC to... Read more
The Herald reminds us the Roslindale intersection was renamed George J. Gottwald Jr. Square in honor of a local man who died in Vietnam.
You'd think somebody like John Nucci would be familiar with Boston neighborhoods. After all, he spent several years on the School Committee and then got himself elected an at-large city councilor. He used to work for ABCD. Most recently, he served on the committee that came up with a new BPS school-assignment system. And yet, in a column today in the Herald on why suburbanites... Read more
A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:
Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.
And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:
Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole... Read more
In an editorial, the Jamaica Plain Gazette rhapsodizes about how Roslindale completes JP, in part because Roslindale hosts all the trailer-trash kind of chain stores that would otherwise try to muscle their non-local way into the pristine Elysian fields of Jamaica Plain:
It has been easier for local-business-minded JP to fend off the likes of Family Dollar when we all know we can go... Read more
Conrad Blake, 35, of Dorchester was arrested on two counts of assault with intent to murder. According to police:
Witnesses told officers they heard a dispute over money owed. Officers were also told the suspect had come to the residence several times looking for... Read more
A little excitement in Roslindale Square at lunchtime when somebody called police to report a disposable aluminum food tray covered in tin foil sitting under a car near the Citizens Bank on South Street. The area was taped off, the bomb squad summoned and determined the object was "inert."
The Times reports on the story behind the grisly photo from yesterday.
Roslindale is not the sort of place you associate with the Revolution, but it turns out a cemetery there, by the side of a road Washington's forces used to ferry supplies from Dedham to Boston, was the... Read more
The round went through the wall and went into the television. Officers recovered a round on the floor near the television about two feet from a baby carriage with the owner’s foster child sleeping in it. Neither... Read more
An old house at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street in Roslindale sat on a lot large enough for construction of a new house (that rarest of rare things in Roslindale). With the new house nearing completion, workers last week jacked up the old house,... Read more
AlertNewEngland reports shots were fired at 80 Archdale Rd. around 8:15 p.m. A car that was apparently punctured by some of the bullets wound up at the upper busway at the Forest Hills MBTA station not long after. Two other cars on Archdale Road wound up with "ballistic evidence" but didn't go anywhere.
A concerned citizen complains:
Can someone PLEASE do something about all the unleashed dogs in the Arboretum? I should be able to take my kids there without being accosted multiple times by dogs bigger than them running full bore at them. Nobody to enforce?