The Tin Can Man of Glendower Street is now ready for wish lists.
FAA officials spent 3 1/2 hours listening to residents and elected officials rip into the way planes now fly over a host of communities, at a Milton meeting on Thursday that they agreed to attend only after US Rep. Stephen Lynch threatened to cut the agency's budget for community outreach by $25 million.
The meeting brought out several hundred people from Belmont to Hull, to complain that a new GPS-based flight-path system may be great for airline profits and schedules, but means unlucky residents are now subjected to endless waves of planes, often starting at 5 a.m., for days on end, because of the way it slots planes into very narrow air corridors. Residents also said planes are flying lower than they used to, further contributing to the noise. Read more.
Santa and the Mayor arrived right on time in Roslindale Square to turn on the lights on the Adams Park Christmas tree this afternoon.
Mayor Walsh and a local kid switch on the tree as Santa and At-large Councilor Michelle Wu watch: Read more.
Thanksgiving comes first on West Street in Hyde Park (or maybe it's Poplar Street in Roslindale).
WalkUp Roslindale, a group that wants to make the neighborhood even more walkable, will hold a walk around Roslindale Square next week to tabulate all the problems with local sidewalks, traffic signals and intersections to present to the city departments that can fix them.
Starts at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 inside the old Select Cafe space on Belgrade Avenue.
Around 10:15 p.m. in Oak Lawn Cemetery off Cummins Highway. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
Javier Soto, a stabbing suspect who eluded police who thought they had him surrounded at Roslindale's Archdale project, turned himself in last week to face a variety of charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
State Police report they are investigating why a 44-year-old Roslindale resident was walking in a travel lane on Rte. 128 south near Exit 15B (Rte. 1) around 5 p.m.
The collision killed Marjeta Ziu and sent the driver to a local hospital with minor injuries, State Police say.
Around 12:15 a.m., on Beram Avenue just off Beech Street. Several shell casings recovered.
US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue is urging fans to hold tight as it gears up for a re-opening with an actual dining room. Read more.
UPDATE: Police say he shimmied down a garden hose, rather than jumped.
A man wanted for a stabbing on Friday who was holed up with his family in a third-floor apartment in Roslindale's Archdale escaped police by jumping out his third-floor window last night, WCVB reports.
There's this house on Robert Street in Roslindale that has a concrete dog statue outside (to go with their concrete lion statues, of course). She's raring to go for the upcoming holiday.
The BRA board of directors meets Tuesday to decide, among other things, whether to allow construction of a 16-unit condo building at what is now the decaying Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets. Read more.
State officials come to Roslindale next week to discuss the intersection of Walter Street with Centre Street between the Arboretum and Hebrew SeniorLife. Read more.