For over a week, we have had on/off or maddeningly slow internet service. Our internet provider is Verizon. After spending the requisite hour on the phone with Verizon customer service last Thursday, an appointment was set up for 8-11 am this past Friday. The repair reps did not show during that time period, but around 1:30 pm I got a call, stating that our purchased, 'High Speed Internet Enhanced' was too fast for the capability we could ACTUALLY get because of our distance from the Roslindale Verizon substation (we are just off of South Street) therefore, they needed to downgrade the equipment that our service used to be able to handle the slower speed - somewhere around 6-7 Mbps. Read more.
Woodolph here stands guard in front of a house on Cornell Street in Roslindale.
Travel New England watched the flames - and wondered how the engine fell out - shortly before 5 a.m. on American Legion Highway.
UPDATE: Power returned at 3:10 p.m.
An overnight Eversource power shutdown along South Street near Fallon Field was supposed to end at 11 a.m. As of 3 p.m., residents were still without power and now wondering what happens to all the food in their refrigerators and freezers.
A correspondent seeks suggestions:
We are going to be going out of town for several days, flying out of Boston VERY early on Christmas day. I would love to know whether there is any likelihood that remote parking spaces might be available. And, assuming it is not, what transportation company is most likely to reliably get us to the airport by 5:30 in the morning - at an expense that does not approach the cost of air travel to Chicago.
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.