Immediate neighbors of a 19-unit, two-building condo proposal for land behind the Roslindale Square municipal parking lot raised issues of setback, privacy and loss of sun at a BRA meeting at the Roslindale Community Center tonight. Once the developer and his architect agreed to work on those, the talk turned, as it usually does, to parking - and the issue of increasing the housing stock in a neighborhood that has been largely been unaffected by the building boom hitting other parts of the city. Read more.
Geese paddled around Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning.
At-large city councilor Steve Murphy called for restrictions on development in Boston at a candidate forum in Roslindale tonight. Fellow at-large councilor Ayanna Pressley, meanwhile, wants to look at restricting the numbers of certain types of franchise operations in particular neighborhoods. Read more.
A South Boston developer is proposing to tear down two two-family houses behind the Roslindale Square municipal parking lot and replace them with a single 19-unit condo building and a parking lot. Read more.
Effie's Kitchen on Poplar Street, where Wapo Taco used to be, opened this weekend as the first Greek restaurant in Boston's most heavily Greek neighborhood. Read more.
People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.
And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.
Joined by district City Councilor Matt O'Malley, residents in the area of Weld and Centre streets once again told developers their proposed replacement for the collapsing old Weld-American gas station is just too big. Read more.
Roslindale residents bundled up a little more today as they lined the route of the 40th annual Roslindale Day Parade.
Fortunately, there was no precip, so these dancers were only metaphorically "singin' in the rain:" Read more.
Molly shows us why the area around Knoll and Selwyn streets in Roslindale lost power around noon.
City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) hope to hold a hearing at which MBTA officials can explain the differing fares for commuter-rail stations within Boston city limits - in particular at stations south of Forest Hills. Read more.
Workers have been busy lately getting the old Wapo Taco on Poplar Street and the former Bel Lounge on Washington Street for new tenants.
City councilors are working with residents along American Legion Highway to preserve "urban wilds" along the road and ultimately create a more bucolic stretch out of what at-large Councilor Steve Murphy says is now a "blighted" area. Read more.
Jim Nichols came across this scene in Roslindale Square this afternoon: A mismatch between the height of a van and the height of the Bank of America drive thru.
The BRA board had been scheduled to vote on a proposed 17-unit condos building at Weld and Centre streets tomorrow, but has postponed the vote to let the developer answer neighborhood concerns about its overall size and height. Read more.
Several hundred bicyclists rode from New York to Boston in a four-day ride to remember 9/11 and raise funds for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Early this afternoon, they turned up Washington Street in Dedham. As they crested the hill at West Roxbury Parkway, they got a view of downtown Boston - where they'd end their ride at the harbor.
At least, based on the zillions of little yellow signs advertising "CASH" for unused test strips that sprouted overnight in West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. at 14 Kittredge St., near Washington. His injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in.
UPDATE: The Globe reports the victim will live. No word on motive or if he lived there.
Some 45 groups and individual musicians performed across Roslindale today in the first Roslindale Porch Fest.
Mark O'Neill took in several performances: Read more.
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.