Roslindale

By - 8/19/13 - 9:55 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on a proposal to replace an old gas station at 18 Robert St., just outside Roslindale Square, with a 14-unit condo building.... Read more

By - 8/6/13 - 9:32 pm

Somebody was robbed of a phone at gunpoint at Canterbury and Poplar streets around 8:50 p.m. Police are looking for two Cape Verdean men, one in a white T-shirt and khaki pants, with his hair in short braids. They fled on foot.... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 10:31 pm

Space station over Roslindale

Ed Grzyb captured the International Space Station zooming over the Cummins Highway area (that's Sacred Heart Church on the left) around 9:51 p.m.... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 11:38 pm

Boston Police report a 15-year-old is back in Boston and a Seekonk man under arrest as a pimp after an investigation into human trafficking that began last year.

Police say the girl was from police District E-5, which covers West Roxbury and Roslindale.

Investigators found her working at Cheaters in Providence.

Troy... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 11:06 am

Bollards

Seems somebody didn't know how to stop at the end of Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square early this morning and plowed right into the entrance of Adams Park. A couple of concerned citizens filed complaints about the poor cleanup by the DPW at what is a... Read more

By - 7/31/13 - 11:07 am

Shanti on Washington Street today asked the Boston Licensing Board for a beer and wine license to serve the people who are now getting their Indian food elsewhere because they want something more adult than soda.

"It's rather slow in that location," restaurant attorney Sean Hope told the board. Owner Solmon Chowdhury said he gets four or five calls a day from prospective diners asking... Read more

By - 7/23/13 - 10:02 pm

Apparently, the Discovery Channel thinks America hasn't gotten enough of South Boston and is readying a series based on a book written by a former IRA gun runner and associate of murdering thug Whitey Bulger, only this time, a Southie crew will battle rivals from Roslindale and Dorchester for, oh, who the hell cares, it's going to suck.... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 10:14 pm

As of 10 p.m., parts of Roslindale, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were without power.

Parts of the western side of South Boston went dark when a manhole on West 1 St. between B and C went kablooie. NStar was unable to provide an estimate for when workers could get down there for a look.

Firefighters responded to 320 W. 2 St., where... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 8:07 pm

Tammy sings the praises of the weekend brunch at Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, especially when it's nice enough for the courtyard patio.

And note how she couldn't sneak the place into some scenester magazine's review of al-fresco brunch spots because the editor and "creative director" insisted Roslindale isn't "Boston."... Read more

By - 7/15/13 - 6:51 pm

Cleveland Square

Note the destination for the 51 on this sign Dani B. spotted at Washington and Lochdale in Roslindale. Hmm, also note the destination for the 40, as long as you're at it.... Read more

By - 7/11/13 - 6:05 am

Happened to be up at 5:10 a.m. here in Roslindale and heard a rooster crowing from somewhere in the direction of Washington, Beech and Walworth. Guess I better get going on that back 40.

By - 7/9/13 - 4:48 pm

Dunkin' robber

Boston Police report a man burst into the back of the Dunkin' Donuts kiosk at 4620 Washington St. with a small knife around 1 p.m. on Saturday. All the employees of the small stand promptly fled - as did he, after taking nothing, not even a... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 8:48 am

From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.

"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.

On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette clucks that neighborhood zoning would trump a proposed citywide ordinance revamp to promote urban agriculture, and neighborhood zoning in JP and Roslindale, under which backyard chickens are not allowed to come home to roost, would trump that.

In 2011, the Zoning Board of Appeals ordered a Roslindale resident to roust her chickens, although other people continue to keep... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 11:28 am

The Roslindale House of Pizza on Washington Street is now advertising soft-serve ice-cream, potentially saving people north of Adams Park from the walk all the way up to Jimmies for some soft ice cream. People with a yen for the hard stuff, however, will still have to trek to Jimmies or Select Cafe.

By - 7/2/13 - 8:58 pm

Roving UHub reporter Jeff F. filed this report from Roslindale around 7 p.m.:

Just got back from a run to the Village Market and there was a film crew and some actor-type folks on the roof of the building. Talked to a couple people standing and watching and they said the crew was filming some sort of "gangster" piece about Southie using Rosi locations -

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By - 6/29/13 - 7:43 pm
Last MJ's pizza

Jen Langley's last MJ's pie, ordered last night.

MJ's, which has been dishing up pizza and subs for nearly 40 years, closes Sunday. Steve O'Malley, the owner, is retiring.

MJ's started on Hyde Park Avenue, moved to Belgrade Avenue near Walworth, then moved down Belgrade to the West Roxbury line after a fire.

Katie Schilling, for one, is sad to see MJ's go, calling O'Malley "a saint:"

Helped a lot of people

... Read more
By - 6/29/13 - 10:30 am

The stairs at 461 Beech St. Photo by BFD.The stairs at 461 Beech St. Photo by BFD.

An early morning fire at 461 Beech St. went to two alarms and sent two firefighters to the hospital for heat... Read more

By - 6/27/13 - 11:49 pm

Mapping BostonThe map-happy folks at Bostonography have updated their work on using crowdsourcing to solve that most vexing of problems: What exactly are the boundaries of Boston neighborhoods?

We asked people to draw boundaries for 21 Boston neighborhoods and have overlaid the resulting shapes (about 4,800 from 950 respondents) to

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By - 6/21/13 - 8:53 am

The School Committee is considering making the Haley School a K-8 school, a move some parents fear could undercut plans for an innovative feeder program in which Roslindale fifth graders at six schools were given higher priority for seats at the Irving Middle School.

In both cases, the goal is to prevent a sometimes confusing and even agonizing choice for Roslindale parents who... Read more

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