A tree in Roslindale proved unusually susceptible to gravity this afternoon, taking a quick plunge onto the Needham Line tracks and causing all sorts of grief for people who just want to get home after the long short week - as well as for people trying to get into town on the line.
The Roslindale Arts Alliance lists and maps the bands that will play in Roslindale's first Porch Fest between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday - from jazz and Celtic music to pop and klezmer.
Jessica Burko shows us the view towards downtown from Roslindale around 1 p.m. She called them "a giant sky quilt wanting to snuggle" (so maybe she's tired, while I'm hungry).
City returns shows first-time challenger Andrea Campbell besting long-serving City Councilor Charles Yancey 58-34 in District 4, which includes Dorchester, Mattapan and small sections of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. Read more.
The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.
Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."
Kathy Cahill reports:
Never know what you'll see at Arnold Arboretum. Guy on bike with hamster in cage (plus wheel) strapped to the back! Fresh air.
Great White shark spotted in Rozi....harbinger of Sharknado or bouncy castle?
Oh, yeah, there's a reason you're not supposed to let your dog run wild through the Arboretum. Joe Growhoski reports these fliers about off-leash killers are now posted at the Arboretum: They kill the local wildlife, bite kids and bike riders, trample new plantings and shit all over the place. Stop it, the Arboretum implores.
The Globe reports Boston Police are investigating an incident at Washington and Lesher streets in Roslindale in which an officer trying to get a suspect into a cruiser during an arrest briefly put his hands on the guy's neck - after the guy started resisting getting into the cruiser and screaming as a crowd of his pals rushed the scene. Read more.
Police chasing a car occupied by two men wanted for a possible gun incident continued the chase on foot around 10:05 a.m. when the two abandoned the car at Whitford Street and Augustus Avenue in Roslindale. The pair split up at Whitford and Kittredge; police soon nabbed both and now a gun dog is searching a Kittredge Street backyard for a possible gun.
On Tuesday, the Home for Little Wanderers' Thrift Shop of Boston is moving from its current location at 17 Corinth St. to 33 Corinth St (in the Bank of America building) in Roslindale Square.
But they won't be loading stuff into a truck for the short move. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the Roslindale Market, 4140 Washington St. (across from Healy Field) start serving takeout food. Read more.
Emily Ferrier asks:
Anyone have a recommendation for a body shop (Subaru fender bender fixer upper) in Roslindale/JP/West Rox?
The Brockton Enterprise reports Christopher Mann's body was found behind an abandoned house with a single gunshot wound to the head - possibly several days after he was shot.
Franklin and Needham Line service was shut for about 20 minutes as Boston Police pursued a burglary suspect who kept running across the train tracks south of Canterbury Street around 3 p.m. Officers swarmed both sides of the tracks for the suspect, who eventually tried to make good his escape through wooded yards on the Roslindale side - only to be caught by Transit Police officers who had arrived to help out.