Greek food store gets approval to sell beer and wine; clothing store, however, has to stick to fabricBy adamg - 11/18/11 - 4:33 pm
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Greek International Foods on Washington Street in West Roxbury for a license to sell beer and wine. However, the board rejected a request from Louis, the upscale clothing store on the waterfront, to nestle a full-service liquor store among its suits.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bangkok Cafe on Poplar Street is being replaced by Suya Joint, which promises "unique, Nigerian recipes." It may be the city's only Nigerian restaurant following the closing of African Cuisine in Hyde Park earlier this year.
Bangkok Cafe never seemed to achieve critical mass in Roslindale, even after expanding its menu to include Korean and Japanese dishes.
Roslindale Thai fans will have to make their way to Asian Thai Cuisine on River Street in Hyde Park or Thai Spice, Phuket or Sticky Rice in West Roxbury.
Yes, that's a lit Christmas tree in an apartment at Washington and Beech streets tonight. And while you can't tell from the photo, the lights were blinking.
A roving UHub correspondent, meanwhile, reports another lit tree on Canterbury Street, opposite the Sacred Heart School.
A Roslindale man facing a variety of drug and gun-related charges in two counties had his bail on some of those charges revoked today when he was arraigned on new drug and gun charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
West Roxbury District Court Judge Judge Pamela Dashiell actually set bail for William Fleurimont, 31, at $35,000 , but revoked his bail for a July arrest, which means Fleurimont will stay behind bars pending the outcome of the cases.
As a resident of Boston for twenty-eight years, I’ve had Stephen Lynch as my representative in Congress for ten. During that time:
The map might look something like this.
Roslindale man arrested on heroin, crack charges while awaiting trial on heroin, assault and battery chargesBy adamg - 11/5/11 - 1:17 pm
Around 4 p.m., Dedham Police put out an APB for a man who stabbed himself in the stomach, then drove into Boston on Spring Street. Boston Police found him around 6:30 p.m., when he crashed on Robert Street in Roslindale, near Fallon Field, Alex Jones tweets.
Not long after the first alert went out, AlertNewEngland reports:
Dedham PD also now looking for a woman who drank bleach and is running away from the train station.
At first glance, not much has changed on South Street in Roslindale Square over the past six decades, as seen in these photos from the train station parking lot.
As part of a general rehab of the Roslindale Square municipal parking lot, which includes new plantings and walkways, the city's putting in an arch in front of a nondescript little alley off South Street to let non-locals know they don't have to walk the half block to Taft Hill to get to the lot.
A Roslindale man who managed to elude police for more than three months after allegedly plowing into another car in Roslindale while under the influence was captured last week and ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
Some photos from the 2011 Roslindale Day parade.
Apparently, one Roslindale corner no longer just a place to get hardware, Chinese food and pet suppliesBy adamg - 9/21/11 - 5:18 pm
Police said the intersection these days is "frequented by individuals looking to buy and sell illegal drugs," so officers on patrol were ready when they spotted "a Hispanic male quickly enter and then exit a black motor vehicle," which is the sort of thing you might expect with a drug transaction:
Parent Imperfect is a Roslindale father of two kids in the BPS system - Boston Latin and the Hennigan - yes, the school that delayed opening for two days because of that pesky PCB problem:
Just for the record, the Parent Imperfect contacted Robert Herrick of the Harvard School of Public Health to ask what he thought about the repairs to the Hennigan School. Paint in the school was found to contain PCBs, a dangerous family of chemicals that have been banned in the U.S. since 1978. To the PI's surprise, Herrick replied almost immediately, saying that, "if the abatement has been completed to the satisfaction of the EPA, there is no reason to be concerned about returning to school."
The other night, somebody saw what appeared to be an abandoned backpack outside a laundromat on Belgrade Avenue. What to do? Report it via Citizens Connect:
I didn't want to call 911 bc ts not an emergency? But if you see something, do something, right? Thx.
The case is marked "closed" this morning:
Case Resolved. Picked up.
Ed Grzyb reports the wheel thieves of Roslindale have returned to the Brown Avenue area:
The police showed up to take a report. I briefly talked to the officer and he said that the tires thefts had gone done recently but now it appears that they are back. Another neighbor thought she heard something around 3am so that was likely the approximate time of the theft.
A Subway sub shop will be opening up in Roslindale Square's first new building in forever, on Washington Street. Further south, Panda Express is replacing a shuttered wine shop between the Stop & Shop and Five Guys; good news for people getting bored with the IHOP and Chipotle.
Updated Monday evening.
Boston Police report an argument outside the Imperial Kitchen around 5:30 a.m. turned bloody when one of the participants pulled out a knife and stabbed the other.
The victim was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to survive, police say. The stabber, meanwhile, managed to slice himself with his own knife before running down Corinth toward Fornax, dripping blood along the way - which gave police an easy way to track him to a Corinth Street apartment.
Michael E. Cole, 46, who was himself taken to the hospital, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, mayhem and possession of crack with intent to distribute after he gave police permission to search his apartment and officers found "a plastic bag containing 19 individually packaged bags of crack cocaine.
50th Birthday Party and Rededication Ceremony of the golden anniversay of The Roslidale Branch Library Building with Mayor Menino Sept 16By Wicksda - 9/6/11 - 2:31 pm
Friday, September 16, Roslindale Branch Library 4246 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA
Join present and past staff, your neighbors, The Friends, The Mayor and officials.
3-5 PM Refreshments, games, goodie bags for kids, Davey The Balloon Man
5-PM Redeication Ceremony, ribbon and cake cutting with Mayor Thomas Menino, Councilor Rob Consalvo, BPL President Amy Ryan.
5:30-7PM Refreshments, games, music by DJ Pat Francis
All are welcome to come and enjoy the fun.
One place Penske is stashing all those trucks from places like Allston and Mission Hill until they can move them out is in front of and behind (and in?) the Ice Box on Washington Street in Roslindale, across from the Emporium and near Forest Hills.
We live on one of those out-of-the-way Roslindale streets that almost nobody drives on unless they either live here or on one of the even smaller side streets off of it. And since it's all single and two-family homes with driveways, there aren't any parking problems. The only problem we do have is the road is two way, but isn't really wide enough for that, so people who do park in the street sometimes pull up on the sidewalk to keep their side mirrors from getting clipped (me, I'm grateful I now have a car with a side mirror you can fold flat; the old car had the mirror ripped off three or four times).
We NEVER see meter maids up here. Well, up until about 40 minutes ago, when a BTD van pulled up and parked on the wrong side of the road. Dour meter maid (hmm, are there any other kinds?) got out, promptly dashed out a ticket on her ticket gizmo for one of our neighbors, whose car is partly up on the sidewalk (which still had plenty of room for somebody to walk on). I saw her eying another neighbor's car across the street. Tried to beat her across, get the neighbor out, but either his bell doesn't work or he wasn't home. Another victory for the city coffers!
The meter maid looked around, didn't see any other nefarious evil doers afoot, got into her illegally parked van and zoomed off.