Roslindale

By - 2/12/15 - 10:33 am
Stuck truck in Roslindale Square

Roslindale Square is actually the world's most misshapen rotary, and the toughest part to navigate on a good day is the short stretch from South to Belgrade to Corinth.

And after big snowstorms deposit giant white bumpers, buses and trucks have particular problems getting onto a Corinth Street made even narrower by its own snow and cars parked on both sides. Many, in fact, can't make it, getting stuck and jamming up traffic from all directions until police arrive to halt traffic so the driver can slowly back up and either try again or just give up and go down Belgrade.

By - 2/10/15 - 11:09 am
Hydrant tunnel in Roslindale

Roving UHub photographer Christine spotted this hydrant tunnel near Roslindale Square this morning. She also reports bus service down Washington to Forest Hills was fine, as was the 39 down Centre.

By - 2/9/15 - 10:49 pm
Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, with champagne

Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square laughs in the face of all that snow and enjoys some chilled champagne today.

By - 2/9/15 - 3:04 pm

Two of the last three plows to come down our narrow street had their blades angled at the other side of the road. Yay for us! Better luck next time, other side of the street.

By - 2/8/15 - 10:11 am
Spun out car on Walter Street in Roslindale

At 9:30 a.m., John Burger reported Walter Stretet, near the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale, was pretty slippery.

By - 2/6/15 - 3:19 pm
Mayor Walsh approved space saver

Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner filed this photo from Allston today - specifically, in a spot on Islington Street by the Jackson Mann School (which he notes isn't even a resident-only spot).

Meanwhile, Dan checks in from Roslindale - Pinehurst Street at Belgrade, to be exact - which the parking angels passed over last night in their rush to get to Jamaica Plain:

By - 2/5/15 - 9:05 am

Seems people are continuing to park across from the train station, even though the city never cleared the road to the curb, narrowing the road to one lane and creating backups that now extend down to Roslindale.

The Clumsy Jeweler reported around 9 a.m. on her efforts to get a bus to the train station this morning:

5 full 32's passed since 7:45. Finally got on one. Driver says it will be an hour to Forest Hills.

By - 2/4/15 - 1:52 pm

Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.

"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with low flying airplanes as they are now," City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) said, adding he has also heard complaints from neighboring West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/3/15 - 8:05 pm

The owners of the Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street said tonight they're closing the shop at the end of the month.

In a newsletter to customers, Kathy Lacher and John Pierce say they're looking for somebody who'd want to continue selling cheese to Roslindale. They plan to go out with a fondue party on Feb. 28.

Roslindale's only cheese shop opened in 2006; it was later joined on Birch Street by a wine shop.

By - 2/2/15 - 1:10 pm

This driver left his window open last night when they came home from the party. The inside was as you would expect, completely full of snow and a huge mess. Next time, take a cab. ..

By - 1/28/15 - 9:08 pm

So far, this is my favorite timelapse of the storm. Pay close attention to Minute 2:30 when the cleanup begins

By - 1/28/15 - 11:56 am
Landscaping truck on fire in Roslindale

Franklin Einspruch reports his neighbor's snow removal didn't go too well this morning, at Metropolitan Avenue near Poplar in Roslindale.

By - 1/23/15 - 12:31 pm

Self-employed Roslindale residents no longer have to travel out of the neighborhood if they want some office space. Micah Perlin recently opened Rozzie Cowork at 85 Robert St. (that brick building across from Fallon Field).

By - 1/22/15 - 10:12 am
Kennedy

Parkway in Motion has set up a scholarship in honor of Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who died last year along with Lt. Ed Walsh while battling a 9-alarm fire in the Back Bay.

Kennedy, a Roslindale native, was an active member of the group.

The $5,000 scholarship will go to a Roslindale or West Roxbury student in grades 6-8, who goes to a school that charges tuition. Applicants have to submit:

By - 1/19/15 - 9:21 am

Police are looking for a guy spotted firing a gun into the air at Healy Field around 9 p.m. on Sunday. He's described as black, wore a puffy coat and carried a large, white plastic bag. He pedaled away on a BMX bike.

By - 1/15/15 - 8:10 pm

A neighbor of the closed Busy Bee cleaners at 4381 Washington St. reports current building owner Stelio Koutonidis outlined his plans to build a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a meeting tonight.

By - 1/12/15 - 4:22 pm

Kristie Helms reports on her experiences so far toodling around town in her new Mercedes electric vehicle:

Charging hasn’t proven to be an issue - mostly because my employer has two chargers in the garage where I usually park during the day. When I need a boost on the weekend, I can plug into a regular outlet at home. Takes awhile longer, but gets the job done. There are also nearby public chargers at Forest Hills T Stop and at the JP Whole Foods.

By - 1/10/15 - 2:39 pm
Starbucks papers all over the Arboretum

A concerned citizen notes the presence of a broken-open safe and what are apparently Starbucks documents strewn about the Arboretum near South and Bussey streets.

By - 1/5/15 - 2:45 pm

Boston Police report a traffic stop at Hyde Park Avenue and Cummins Highway in Roslindale on Sunday ended with the driver - already wanted by the feds for deportation - under arrest and two guns, ammunition, cocaine, heroin and peanut brittle headed for an evidence locker.

Police say officers on patrol around 11:45 a.m. ordered a driver to pull over to the curb because his windows seemed excessively dark.

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