Around 6 p.m., at the Roslindale Barber Shop, 4256 Washington St. in Roslindale Square (next to where El Chavo used to be). BFD quickly doused the flames, but Washington Street was shut to traffic and T buses. An ISD electrical inspector was requested to check out the wiring.
WalkUp Roslindale held a standout at Walter and South streets this morning to let drivers know they should ease up on the accelerator now that the default speed limit in Boston is down to 25 m.p.h.
The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. Read more.
Officials at Roxbury Prep managed to provide a presentation on their proposal for an 800-student high school on Belgrade Avenue at a meeting tonight at which they were accused of getting ready to ruin the neighborhood, by people who said they don't understand why the school can't put its building someplace else, someplace more "central" to students from Dorchester, Roxbury and Hyde Park than the Roslindale/West Roxbury line. Read more.
As the president spoke on TV, about 35 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park with pots and ladles to bang out a protest, in a Latin American-style demonstration known as a "cacerolazo."
For 45 minutes, they stood near the Poplar and South end of the park, banging their pots and occasionally taking a stroll around the park. Read more.
Some will be in Adams Park with pots, pans and ladles for a noisy protest "cacerolazo". Starts at 9 p.m.
Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.
A grossed out Roslindale citizen asks the city to remove the dead skunk in the backyard.
Bad news: The city replies it doesn't remove dead animals from private property.
Sort of good news: If the homeowner can stomach the idea and somehow get the carcass to the street, "then we would pick it up."
WalkUp Roslindale is sponsoring hour-long standouts over the next month at key Roslindale intersections for the next four Saturdays, starting in Roslindale Square.
Boston reduced its default speed limit from 30 to 25 m.p.h. in January.
The Bulletin reports on a session held by Roslindale Is for Everyone.
3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.
Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.