By - 5/26/15 - 1:43 pm
Sumner Soap

Instead of bake sales, families at the Sumner School on Basile Street are making and selling "biodegradable, Borax-free, aromatherapeutic laundry soap handmade from all natural ingredients."

Lauren Cooperstein Corduck, whose daughter Esther is a first grader at the school, got the idea while folding her laundry - laundry she'd cleaned with the homemade soap she'd made herself:

By - 5/26/15 - 1:21 am


Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.

24 delegates and 4 alternates will be elected to attend the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the Commonwealth will gather to share ideas, meet leaders, and organize.

The convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

By - 5/24/15 - 10:24 pm
Turtle the cat, lost in Roslindale

UPDATE: Cat returned home. Turtle the indoor cat managed to sneak out of her house on Mendum Street by the Arboretum overnight.

She's a silver tabby, with black stripes and white underside; very friendly with no collar.

By - 5/23/15 - 10:49 am
Slobs leave a mess in the Arnold Arboretum

UPDATE: As described below, blame Boston Latin School seniors.

Joe Growhoski found the evidence this morning on Hemlock Hill. Naturally, they couldn't have been bothered to take their trash with them.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:19 pm
White Infiniti sought for Roslindale hit and run

Wanted car (photo not taken at crash scene).

Boston Police have released a photo of the car whose driver they say plowed into a pedestrian at Washington and Walworth streets in Roslindale last night, then fled, leaving the man lying in the street with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:47 am

WCVB reports a pedestrian was hit and knocked down shortly before midnight, Thursday, where Washington meets Beech and Walworth, by a white Infiniti whose driver then just sped off.

By - 5/21/15 - 8:00 am
Inside the Roslindale Substation

Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.

He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft beer store.

Craft Beer Cellar, in fact, hopes to open by the end of the year, with Douglass's Third Rail scheduled for a spring opening, he says.

By - 5/20/15 - 11:17 pm

When the New Yorker stopped into Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway tonight, he left the key in the ignition.

Surprise! The car was missing when he walked out with his food.

Fortunately for him, a BPD dispatcher issued a BOLO and officers soon spotted and stopped the car on Washington Street, just before Green, in Jamaica Plain. Driver and car were taken to E-5 in West Roxbury for a reunion.

By - 5/17/15 - 10:47 am

Right down Washington Street shortly before 9:30 a.m., and with a police escort, of course, because it wouldn't do to have some Masshole take out a national TV personality near the start of his charity ride to New York City.

By - 5/16/15 - 6:22 pm
Boston Police officer with small dog in Roslindale

Officer Jason Palmer with Vera the miniature pinscher.

A miniature pinscher that bolted from her dogsitter in Roslindale Tuesday night is back home, thanks to an all-out push by Fallon Field neighbors to find her - and two Boston Police officers, who did. Read more.

By - 5/14/15 - 2:00 pm
Vouros in Roslindale Square closed

Vouros, the Greek bakery at Washington and Poplar streets, is empty and closed this week, a large "Available Space" banner in one window.

The closing, rumored for a couple months, leaves Roslindale Square with just two bakeries: Diane's on Poplar Street and Fornax on Corinth Street.

By - 5/6/15 - 6:30 am

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday ordered a new trial for Sean Ellis, convicted for the 1993 murder of Det. John Mulligan in a Roslindale shopping-center parking lot, the Globe reports.

By - 5/5/15 - 6:18 am

Update: Boston Police report the man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive.

Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot around 4:15 a.m. on Sycamore Street at Hawthorne.

By - 5/2/15 - 4:43 pm
Cherry blossoms at the Arnold Arboretum

Robbie Shade gets up close with some cherry blossoms at the Arboretum today.

Lilac Sunday is, of course, next weekend.

By - 5/1/15 - 9:50 pm

Around 9:30 p.m., moving towards the west over Winter Hill in Somerville, Pancake Witch reports.

Ezra Freedman reports a bright green streak over Roslindale.

Laurin Stoler adds:

Spectacular sighting from Inman, Cambridge. Bright green ball of light streaking across sky. Gorgeous.

By - 4/29/15 - 9:43 pm

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale is selling mango pies at $25 apiece, with all the proceeds going to aid for Nepal:

One of our dear staff members is from Nepal and has been dealing with the numerous tragedies and after effects of the recent earthquake that has shaken their beautiful country. In light of these events we teamed together with our local Nepali friends to make our famous and sometimes elusive Mango Pie!

By - 4/25/15 - 5:27 pm
Cleaning up the Longfellow area in Roslindale

Volunteers with rakes and work gloves popped up across several Boston neighborhoods today to help clean up winter-ravaged public places.

Robert Orthman photographed some of the volunteers sprucing up the little pocket park at Walter and South streets, across from the old Longfellow School, in Roslindale.

Also in Roslindale, Kristie Helms joined in the cleanup - and found what might be the oldest piece of trash: An old eight-track cartridge.

By - 4/21/15 - 9:59 pm

Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony's Market on Washington Street, acknowledged today that he's seriously looking at moving from his longtime location in Roslindale Square to a spot up Washington at Durnell Avenue.

However, he said the deal is not 100% done and that he won't know for sure what he will do for about another month.

By - 4/21/15 - 8:07 pm
Stolen Imparla sought in Roslindale Square

Somebody who obviously grew up in the Boston area has posted these signs all around Roslindale Square.

By - 4/21/15 - 10:04 am
Land yach in Roslindale

Kristen O'Neil Parlon was amazed to see a land yacht parked on one of Roslindale's narrow streets last night:

As if finding a parking space is not hard enough in Boston.