Carter Wilkie, former president of the Roslindale Village Main Street board, writes that Target is setting up one of its smaller urban stores in the now former Staples building in its own battle with Amazon for the hearts and minds - and dollars - of millennial shoppers. Read more.
Do you know there are four candidates running for mayor this fall? Would you like to meet them and hear their experience and their position on the issues? Join us on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 for a meet and greet and they will each speak beginning at 7:00pm. Read more.
Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, battling three separate brush fires, near the Washington Street side, roughly across from Heron Street.
UPDATE: Fire went to second alarm around 3:50 p.m. as BFD brought in more firefighters to connect distant hydrants to the crews in the woods. Firefighters were also warned to be careful due to a large bee colony discovered near one engine and to watch for trees that might fall.
Boston firefighters responded to 3940 Washington St. at 6:50 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire that spread to 7 Claxton St. and burned off the siding of 3944 Washington St. Read more.
Around 4:45 p.m. at the T-Mobile store, 4525 Washington St., at the intersection with Beech and Walworth streets. The suspect hit a worker with a gun before fleeing. He's described as black, 5'9" and slim, in his mid-30s, wearing sunglasses, a gray hoodie and black pants and carrying a black handgun.
WalkUp Roslindale organized residents to paint the neighborhood's first street mural (and possibly Boston's second) outside the upper parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop today. Timothy West reports the neighborhood art critic gave the work two thumbs' up.
More photos from WalkUp Roslindale.
Roving UHub photographer Timothy shows us the sign his neighbor put up on Thursday.
Printers stopped working at "multiple" RMV branches today, including the one in Roslindale, where Jeff Durham, who needed to swap plates on a car, waited from 3:20 p.m. until he and other frustrated motorists were ushered out at 5:10 p.m.
Very unfortunate being asked to leave without service. @MassGovernor shame on you!
The Registry reports the snafu has been fixed.
Flaming Grill and Buffet, which offers Chinese and American food, and plenty of it, opened Friday in the Stop & Shop mall at 950 American Legion Highway, next to the Walgreens.
The place did well with its fliers and newspaper ads - the large space was busy tonight on only its second day. Read more.
The Arnold Arboretum teased us yesterday, saying helium balloons would be meandering above Weld Hill between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as part of a "cool research project."
Local developer Owen Kiernan is proposing to use a vacant piece of land at 43 Lochdale Road for a five-story, 42-unit apartment building that on one side would offer views of the nearby Arnold Arboretum and on the other, the backs of triple deckers and a coin laundry on Washington Street. Read more.
Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.
The Bulletin reports 200 people attended a remembrance for Judie Leon, longtime Roslindale Square businesswoman who died last fall while doing humanitarian work in Lebanon.
The Board of Appeal voted today to let developers John Morrissey and Michael Forde replace a vacant stretch of stores on Belgrade Avenue near the Bellevue commuter-rail stop with a four-story building that will house 21 apartments, first-floor retail space and 24 underground parking spaces. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today unanimously approved variances needed for construction of a three-to-four-story apartment building off Walk Hill and Canterbury streets that will include a neighborhood shuttle bus to the Forest Hills T stop and money to help middle-income people buy homes in Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.
Some 50 Roslindale residents and Roslindale Square business owners had a pretty clear request for Target officials tonight: Replace the food aisles in their proposed replacement for the Washington Street Staples with office supplies or even more clothes, because they don't want to see the nearby Village Market - a cornerstone of the village's revival - driven out of business. Read more.
Alan Wright, who has long repped Roslindale on a Massport advisory committee, reports the recent infusion of jet noise starting around dawn is due to flight-path changes forced by renovation work on one particular Logan Airport runway (4L-22R, to be exact).
753 South, where Derna's used to be, had its "soft" opening this week, according to the folks at Keep Roslindale Quirky. Look for small plates - served on a patio in nicer weather - as well as beer and wine since the place, which has the same owners as Delfino across the street, was one of the first places in Boston to get one of the city's then new neighborhood beer-and-wine licenses, back in 2014.