WBZ introduces us to Uwa Lawrence, a landlord in the Roslindale/Mattapan area who is allegedly horrible enough to remove the windows, doors and circuit breaker on a cold February day from a unit whose tenant he wanted to get out.
Roxbury, MA ā It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled āCandid Conversationsā. During this series,... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Silva's Brazilian Market, 168 Belgrade Ave., start selling beer and wine.
At a hearing yesterday, an attorney for the market said customers had asked for the ability to buy alcohol along with their Brazilian and Hispanic foods.
One resident attended to voice concern about possible increases in traffic at the busy intersection and noted the presence of... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a local teen on charges he used a rock around 1 a.m. today to smash the drive-in window at the Dunkin' Donuts at 4610 Washington St. - the one near West Roxbury Parkway - and then stole unspecified stuff.
Unlike the larger Dunkin' Donuts at the other end of Washington Street, which is open 24 hours, this kiosk-like outlet is... Read more
UPDATE: Ruled a suicide.
Brian D'Amico reports his body was found sometime after 6:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Hyde Park Avenue.
A concerned citizen in Roslindale makes a request about the bridge over the Needham Line tracks at Walworth Street:
There's been broken glass on sidewalk over train bridge for several days. I'll clean it up if you will tell ambulance drivers not to use sirens at 3 o'clock in the morning. Good deal?
The city replies:
Case Closed. Case Resolved. lol wish i could... Read more
A Roslindale man whose victim turned him in after hearing about Jerry Sandusky and a pastor at a Dorchester ministry were sentenced to several years in prison this week following their convictions in separate trials, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Terrence Anderson, 53, of Roslindale, was sentenced to 3-5 years yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a... Read more
The Globe uses the lens of an annual golf tournament (at George Wright, natch) to discuss the neighborhood bickering, buries the fact that, as of last year, the median price of a single-family home in Roslindale was $20,000 more than the median price of a single-family home in West Roxbury.... Read more
Around 4:45 p.m., possibly involving a bicyclist, at Cornell Street.
You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds... Read more
Chesterfield Coppin says his Oasis Cafe, 630 Hyde Park Ave., could open next week. Whether he'll get to serve beer and wine, however, is another matter.
Coppin told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that during walking tours of the neighborhood, which he described as "densely populated and very diverse," he found large support for wine and beer with the Caribbean food he'll serve.
If... Read more
Wicked Local Needham reports the current state budget has funds to restore Saturday service on the commuter-rail line.
There is no start date set for the resumption of service, according to an MBTA spokesperson.
The Patriot Ledger reports the arrest of a Cummins Highway residents after Weymouth Police allegedly found 80 bags of heroin in his car.
At least in Roslindale, old trolley tracks never died - they just got covered over with asphalt. Tim Murphy noticed the tracks exposed on South Street for some utility work in front of Wallpaper City today.
The Boston Public Health Commission reported the news today, just a couple days after announcing West Nile-ish mosquitoes in Jamaica Plain. You know the drill.
State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are now working on a quarantine zone that would be similar to, if somewhat less strict, than the one recently lifted for Asian Longhorned Beetles.
The insect, named because of its bright green color and the way it bores into ash... Read more
Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning... Read more
The owner of the building that used to house MJ's Pizza goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 for permission to lease the space to a new pizza place.
However, he says it's possible the bullet came from nowhere near Roslindale:
Bullet was shot into the air, pierced the car on the way down!!! However, note the rust around the bullet hole itself. This could have happened days ago, & the car... Read more
Last night, Roslindale (and Hyde Park) residents living near the golf course were treated to the sounds of explosions coming from somewhere inside Stony Brook Reservation. Tonight, as Gradon Tripp shows, people with little fear of getting caught were shooting off fireworks from Fallon Field. He adds:
We're between the train station and Walter/South St. All the neighbors came out to watch.
Good... Read more