Roslindale

Roslindale

By - 12/12/14 - 8:56 pm
Washington Street just south of Forest Hills

A concerned citizen complains about the way those extra parking spaces were added to Washington Street south of Forest Hills, creating a sudden swerve on an otherwise straight road:

Truck parked completely blocking bike lane because the parking spots along the side of the road are still there. Please get rid of the parking on the street in front of the harvest co-op. It is not necessary as there is a large parking lot. You are jeopardizing bicyclists lives every single day. Please make sure the mayor and Commissioner gilooly see this.

By - 12/8/14 - 8:31 am

There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/5/14 - 11:01 am

A Roslindale man convicted of shooting, beating and robbing a Fall River real-estate agent will have ample time over the next few decades to consider his actions.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Peter Chamberlin got a fair trial before being convicted and sentenced to up to 40 years in state prison and that there was nothing wrong in the way police obtained his cell-phone records before his arrest for the 2007 attack.

By - 12/3/14 - 12:01 am
Lisa DiPietro of the Pet Cabaret in Roslindale

Pet Cabaret's Lisa DiPietro struck a defiant tone.

Roslindale residents joined with Roslindale Square merchants tonight to say they'll be damned if they're going to let a bunch of national chains turn their shopping area into a sterile Harvard Square.

In a crammed meeting room at the Roslindale Community Center, their immediate ire was focused on Petco Unleashed, which plans to move into the South Street space to be vacated by the JB Edwards uniform store when it moves to West Roxbury.

The room was packed:

By - 12/2/14 - 5:37 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Peggy Soto, 41, on charges she collected unemployment payments even as she held down a full-time job and for trying to collect an insurance payment for a car accident that happened when she wasn't actually insured, the state Attorney General's office reports.

By - 12/2/14 - 9:48 am

As Roslindale Village Main Street begins to fight against a proposed chain pet store, the group is beginning to seek city regulations that could cap the number of national stores and restaurants that could open in the city's neighborhood business districts.

Roslindale Village Main Street holds a meeting to talk strategy on keeping Petco Unleashed out of the South Street storefront being vacated by JB Edwards. The session, to which both Petco and city officials have been invited, starts at 7 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center.

By - 11/29/14 - 4:57 pm
Christmas comes to Roslindale

Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.

Santa in Roslindale

Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:

By - 11/25/14 - 4:59 pm
Sunset over golf course in Hyde Park

Sunset over the George Wright Golf Course this evening.

By - 11/22/14 - 11:14 am

A Roslindale man and a Reading woman are suing Proctor and Gamble and Gillette over the risk that their Duracell batteries might leak some time over the next ten years.

Jamal Yusuf and Lauren Carlson are seeking to become lead plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit for more than $5 million in alleged damages over the fact that labels on packages of "Copper Top" batteries with "Duralock" have a 10-guarantee - but also a warning that the batteries might leak.

By - 11/20/14 - 4:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and wine to all types of liquor.

Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount and Derna's on South Street got new licenses, and Rincon Caribeno an expanded license, under a new state law that will give Boston 75 liquor licenses over the next three years for neighborhoods outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 11/17/14 - 9:24 pm

Tony DeBenedictis (l) and Vincent Marino.

Through his lawyer, landlord Vincent Marino said tonight he has no plans to force out Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie if he gets zoning approval to add two stories to the building he owns at 4254-4257 Washington St. in Roslindale Square.

But that reassurance alone was not enough for residents at a hastily called meeting on the proposal tonight at the Roslindale Community Center - or for the mayor's office and City Councilor Tim McCarthy, both of whom said they would ask the Zoning Board of Appeals to defer action on the request at a hearing on Nov. 25.

By - 11/16/14 - 8:58 pm

Vincent Marino wants to add two floors to the Washington Street building that houses Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie.

A meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center on Monday will be residents' only chance to discuss the proposal before it goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 25 - and will apparently be where Tony DeBenedictis of Tony's finds out what the proposal means for his store.

By - 11/16/14 - 6:46 pm

State Police report the woman who died in a rollover on Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park early Saturday was Lillian Grover, 41, of Roslindale.

Jeffrey Mason, 42, of Walpole faces a variety of charges, including motor-vehicle homicide while drunk and being arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time for the crash, around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways in Stony Brook Reservation.

By - 11/13/14 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say they caught trying to break into his neighbor's apartment at 305 Cummins Highway shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

By - 11/13/14 - 3:25 pm
Redd's and Tony's in Roslindale

The owner of the single-story Washington Street building that houses Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie wants to add two floors and put eight apartments in them.

Vincent Marino goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 25 to seek a variance because the project and floor-area ratio would both be higher than allowed under the square's zoning and because he wouldn't have enough of a rear yard.

While it's a project that would barely solicit a yawn in some other neighborhoods - it's too small to warrant BRA notice - it's the third residential project proposed for the once sleepy square of late.

By - 11/12/14 - 3:09 pm

NStar is confirming it is buying land behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway and the Oak Lawn Cemetery on Cummins Highway that until recently was best known for the green towers meant to support netting for the driving range that was supposed to be built there.

However, the company is denying rumors it plans to put a solar farm up on the recently cleared Barry's Ledge land, which has largely laid fallow in the decades since it stopped serving as a quarry for the old Boston Elevated Railway (BERy)- a predecessor of the MBTA. "At this time, we have no immediate plans for use," a spokesperson said today.

By - 11/5/14 - 5:07 pm

UPDATE: JB Edwards is NOT closing, just moving to West Roxbury.

The Roslindale Village Main Street board has voted to do what it can to keep Petco from replacing the uniform store on South Street with a pet store, starting with an e-mail campaign and petition drive to convince the chain it's not wanted in Roslindale

By - 11/3/14 - 1:13 pm
Roslindale says farewell to Tom Menino

At first, the mood was almost festive. Schoolkids and many adults waved flags - some handed out by Carlos Arredondo - friends and neighbors reminisced. But as the sirens of the motorcycle cops began to echo down Cummins Highway and the funeral procession appeared, heading down the hill into Roslindale Square, the crowds gathered around Adams Park hushed.

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