Nicholas Alexander Rovinski pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he conspired with Usaamah Abdullah Rahim and Rahim's nephew on a plot to kill a prominent anti-Islam crusader in New York - and that he continued to try to carry out murders even after he was imprisoned after Rahim was shot dead by an FBI agent and a Boston cop in a Roslindale parking lot on June 2, 2015, the US Attorney's office reports: Read more.
MassDOT reports Lagrange Street will be shut just north of Centre Street on Sunday, Oct. 2 to let workers install parts of a new Needham Line bridge over Lagrange. Read more.
Boston Magazine reports the shih-tzu lost a leg and about 40% of its blood after being hit between Roslindale Village and Forest Hills last Thursday, but is now recovering nicely as the MSPCA puts her up for adoption.
Shortly after 9 a.m. a driver making the turn from South Street onto Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale somehow flipped over at Birch Street. Read more.
Boston Animal Control reports:
We need your help! These two sweet girls were abandoned tied to a tree at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday (9/17/16). If you recognize these dogs or saw anything, please let us know. 617 635 5348.
Alan O'Hare told tales of his trips to the auld sod (tip: Don't bring a map, just ask for directions, and you'll be well taken care of) on Primrose Street this afternoon as part of Roslindale Porch Fest.
In between his stories, Colin Kadis and friends played Irish instrumental tunes as 20 or so people listened: Read more.
A slightly annoyed citizen files a complaint about a Roslindale street sign:
The name of the street is "Hillock", not "Hillcock". The later sounds too British. Impact is probably none.
The annual Roslindale Porchfest is this afternoon.
A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.
The Hancock Building got an interesting look for a few minutes after this afternoon's downpours as the clouds moved away.
Meanwhile, out in Roslindale: Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board could decide in a couple weeks whether Chris Douglass gets a liquor license for the Third Rail restaurant he's planning for the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway. Read more.
Developers today showed off a proposal to replace a ramshackle commercial building at Belgrade Avenue and McCraw Street with a new four-story structure with first-floor retail space and 21 apartments above that. Read more.
Around 2:15 p.m. at Washington Street and Granfield Avenue, Matt Shatkin reports. Some residents reported hearing three shots. No one hit.
On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has six rain gauges across the city and you can see how much rain each has gotten on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. So far this year, Hyde Park has gotten the most rain - a whole 21.58 inches. Neighboring Roslindale, meanwhile, has only gotten 16.58. Both places, of course, are far below the normal amounts.
The Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed an order for a new trial for Sean Ellis, one of two men convicted of fatally shooting BPD Det. John Mulligan in 1993. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it will once again try Ellis for first-degree murder - in what will be his fourth trial on the charge.
The court had rejected Ellis's first appeal for a new trial in 2000, but agreed with a Superior Court judge that he should get a new trial because of the discovery of "evidence regarding the victim's participation in crimes of police corruption with several Boston police detectives who investigated his murder, and information provided to the police regarding possible third-party culprits." Read more.
Caitlinn Driscoll Cannon watched yesterday as a goat herder walk a flock of four to their first day of work on the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum, where they'll munch away the thick underbrush near the train tracks and Arborough Road, then be moved to a new area for more tasty weeds.
Getting used to their new home: Read more.