Roslindale

By - 6/3/15 - 5:29 pm

Boston Police report a tip led them to both the driver and the car involved in a hit and run on Washington Street at Beech and Walworth last month that sent a man walking across the street to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say they found the car yesterday and towed it away, pending execution of a search warrant on it. The driver, Eddie Cartagena, 25, will be summonsed to appear in West Roxbury Municipal Court on several motor-vehicle charges, police say.

By - 6/3/15 - 2:42 pm

The Herald reports after police and the FBI showed surveillance video to them at BPD headquarters. Officials say they will not release the video publicly until after Usaama Rahim's family gets a chance to look at it.

Statement by Muslim community leaders.

By - 6/3/15 - 8:24 am

UPDATE: The Globe reports Rahim and that guy up in Everett were planning to try to behead a police officer. Wright is scheduled for arraignment in federal court at 3:30 p.m.

Wicked Local Roslindale reports Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans attended last night's scheduled meeting of the Roslindale Board of Trade down at the Sons of Italy that they could go to sleep secure that the neighborhood was not under any sort of threat following yesterday's fatal confrontation in the CVS parking lot (which led the nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC).

By - 6/2/15 - 4:12 pm
William Evans with a photo of the knife

Evans with a photo of the knife; Vincent Lisi of the FBI and Mayor Walsh listen.

UPDATE: WHDH reports a man with a connection to Rahim was arrested in Everett.

A 26-year-old Roslindale man under a terror watch left law-enforcement officers no choice this morning but to shoot him, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

Evans said surveillance video from the small shopping plaza on Washington Street at Enneking Parkway showed a Boston police officer and an FBI agent retreating when Usaama Rahim began going after them with a "large military knife" shortly after 7 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 8:11 am

The crime scene. Photo by Chris.

A man under surveillance by a federal terrorism task force was shot around 7 a.m. outside the CVS on Washington Street at West Roxbury Parkway. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he died. Read more.

By - 6/1/15 - 7:17 am

Our own Michael Kerpan was in Maryland last week for the Scripps National Spelling Bee - an event he won in 1965.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:04 am

The city holds a meeting next week to discuss a proposal to replace a parking space on Washington Street with a "bike corral" that would give up to ten bicyclists a place to secure their bikes during stays in Roslindale Square.

The space would be next to the crosswalks from Adams Park to the other side of Washington at Cummins Highway.

The session starts at 6 p.m. in the Roslindale Community Center, conveniently located across the street from the proposed location, on June 10.

H/t Rozzie Bikes.

By - 5/29/15 - 2:26 pm

UPDATE: A Boston Fire Department spokesman says a transformer on a utility pole blew on Durnell Avenue.

Around 5:30 a.m., this time:

In our house up on Grew Hill, the lights flickered for maybe a second, then I heard the noise, sounded sort of like sounded like a loud "BZZZZT." Jessica Burko reports: Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 11:19 pm

Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).

By - 5/26/15 - 1:43 pm
Sumner Soap

Instead of bake sales, families at the Sumner School on Basile Street are making and selling "biodegradable, Borax-free, aromatherapeutic laundry soap handmade from all natural ingredients."

Lauren Cooperstein Corduck, whose daughter Esther is a first grader at the school, got the idea while folding her laundry - laundry she'd cleaned with the homemade soap she'd made herself:

By - 5/26/15 - 1:21 am

ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN WARD 19 ARE WELCOME!
ROSLINDALE AND JAMAICA PLAIN DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION

Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.

24 delegates and 4 alternates will be elected to attend the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the Commonwealth will gather to share ideas, meet leaders, and organize.

The convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

By - 5/24/15 - 10:24 pm
Turtle the cat, lost in Roslindale

UPDATE: Cat returned home. Turtle the indoor cat managed to sneak out of her house on Mendum Street by the Arboretum overnight.

She's a silver tabby, with black stripes and white underside; very friendly with no collar.

By - 5/23/15 - 10:49 am
Slobs leave a mess in the Arnold Arboretum

UPDATE: As described below, blame Boston Latin School seniors.

Joe Growhoski found the evidence this morning on Hemlock Hill. Naturally, they couldn't have been bothered to take their trash with them.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:19 pm
White Infiniti sought for Roslindale hit and run

Wanted car (photo not taken at crash scene).

Boston Police have released a photo of the car whose driver they say plowed into a pedestrian at Washington and Walworth streets in Roslindale last night, then fled, leaving the man lying in the street with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:47 am

WCVB reports a pedestrian was hit and knocked down shortly before midnight, Thursday, where Washington meets Beech and Walworth, by a white Infiniti whose driver then just sped off.

By - 5/21/15 - 8:00 am
Inside the Roslindale Substation

Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.

He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft beer store.

Craft Beer Cellar, in fact, hopes to open by the end of the year, with Douglass's Third Rail scheduled for a spring opening, he says.

By - 5/20/15 - 11:17 pm

When the New Yorker stopped into Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway tonight, he left the key in the ignition.

Surprise! The car was missing when he walked out with his food.

Fortunately for him, a BPD dispatcher issued a BOLO and officers soon spotted and stopped the car on Washington Street, just before Green, in Jamaica Plain. Driver and car were taken to E-5 in West Roxbury for a reunion.

By - 5/17/15 - 10:47 am

Right down Washington Street shortly before 9:30 a.m., and with a police escort, of course, because it wouldn't do to have some Masshole take out a national TV personality near the start of his charity ride to New York City.

By - 5/16/15 - 6:22 pm
Boston Police officer with small dog in Roslindale

Officer Jason Palmer with Vera the miniature pinscher.

A miniature pinscher that bolted from her dogsitter in Roslindale Tuesday night is back home, thanks to an all-out push by Fallon Field neighbors to find her - and two Boston Police officers, who did. Read more.

By - 5/14/15 - 2:00 pm
Vouros in Roslindale Square closed

Vouros, the Greek bakery at Washington and Poplar streets, is empty and closed this week, a large "Available Space" banner in one window.

The closing, rumored for a couple months, leaves Roslindale Square with just two bakeries: Diane's on Poplar Street and Fornax on Corinth Street.

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