UPDATE: Judge Ernest Sarason set bail at $60,000 - prosecutors had asked for $100,000 - and ordered Fleurimont to wear a GPS device, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's due back in court March 1.
A Roslindale man on probation for drug and gun charges after his arrest at a Colberg Avenue home in 2011 was arrested on drug and gun charges at a Colberg Avenue home yesterday. Read more.
Bulletin Newspapers of Hyde Park, which publishes newspapers from Norwood into Boston, is ending its longstanding policy of only making PDFs of its issues available to subscribers. Starting today, the chain is posting stories on its Web site.
People who did subscribe for the PDFs will get pro-rated refunds.
Updated with cause of fire.
The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" for a fire this morning that displaced 14 people in a condo building at 36 Harrison St. in Roslindale.
Firefighters responded to the six-unit building at 6:17 a.m.
One resident was taken to the hospital.
The department estimates damage in the six-unit building at $650,000.
UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.
A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.
City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) want the T to publicly explain why people who use the Fairmount Line or who board the train at Forest Hills pay so much less than people who take commuter rail in from Roslindale and other parts of Hyde Park in particular. Read more.
Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St., in Roslindale, says it's voluntarily rolled back its closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. to try to avoid a repeat of two fights that left two men bruised and bloodied around closing time on Nov. 8.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, bar attorney - and former city licensing head - Patricia Malone said the bar had been having some issues with young men roaming Washington Street between 1 and 2 a.m. Read more.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Bradeen Street. The thief took cash and an Old Navy bag full of clothes. He's described as a black male, skinny, in a puffy black coat with a hood. He ran towards Washington Street.
Around 5:20 p.m. at the Home Market at Belgrade Avenue and Walworth Street.
Both men were about 5'11", wore masks and hoodies. One had a silver gun. They ran towards South Street.
LFB, who lives in Roslindale, asks:
Where can a family get a couple bales of hay in and around Boston?
For over a week, we have had on/off or maddeningly slow internet service. Our internet provider is Verizon. After spending the requisite hour on the phone with Verizon customer service last Thursday, an appointment was set up for 8-11 am this past Friday. The repair reps did not show during that time period, but around 1:30 pm I got a call, stating that our purchased, 'High Speed Internet Enhanced' was too fast for the capability we could ACTUALLY get because of our distance from the Roslindale Verizon substation (we are just off of South Street) therefore, they needed to downgrade the equipment that our service used to be able to handle the slower speed - somewhere around 6-7 Mbps. Read more.
Woodolph here stands guard in front of a house on Cornell Street in Roslindale.
Travel New England watched the flames - and wondered how the engine fell out - shortly before 5 a.m. on American Legion Highway.
UPDATE: Power returned at 3:10 p.m.
An overnight Eversource power shutdown along South Street near Fallon Field was supposed to end at 11 a.m. As of 3 p.m., residents were still without power and now wondering what happens to all the food in their refrigerators and freezers.
A correspondent seeks suggestions:
We are going to be going out of town for several days, flying out of Boston VERY early on Christmas day. I would love to know whether there is any likelihood that remote parking spaces might be available. And, assuming it is not, what transportation company is most likely to reliably get us to the airport by 5:30 in the morning - at an expense that does not approach the cost of air travel to Chicago.
The Tin Can Man of Glendower Street is now ready for wish lists.
FAA officials spent 3 1/2 hours listening to residents and elected officials rip into the way planes now fly over a host of communities, at a Milton meeting on Thursday that they agreed to attend only after US Rep. Stephen Lynch threatened to cut the agency's budget for community outreach by $25 million.
The meeting brought out several hundred people from Belmont to Hull, to complain that a new GPS-based flight-path system may be great for airline profits and schedules, but means unlucky residents are now subjected to endless waves of planes, often starting at 5 a.m., for days on end, because of the way it slots planes into very narrow air corridors. Residents also said planes are flying lower than they used to, further contributing to the noise. Read more.