By - 1/14/14 - 10:06 pm

State Police had to block a lane on Centre Street outbound just past Faulkner Hospital tonight when several boulders plummeted to the sidewalk and bike lane from the rock formation between Allandale Street and the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Workers from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation quickly joined troopers as they tried to figure out how to remove the rock slide and keep another... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 4:02 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), says he is working with the captains of BPD's districts E-5 and E-18 to set up meetings this week to discuss the murders in Georgetowne and in Roslindale.

McCarthy tweeted the news in a discussion about today's knifepoint robbery in Hyde Park.... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 12:19 pm
Brandon John

Friends are identifying the person found shot to death on Rowe Street in Roslindale late Thursday as Brandon John, 18, a senior at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

John, scheduled to graduate this spring, was one of a number of Madison Park students who walked out of class last year to protest a BPS decision to place headmaster Queon Jackson on leave because... Read more

By - 1/10/14 - 12:14 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Brandon John, a student at Madison Park.

Stanley Staco reports a man was found gunned down shortly after 11 p.m. at 136 Rowe St.

Mark Parkinson reports police are looking for a maroon Camaro seen fleeing the scene - and three men who fled on foot.

Boston's second murder of the day - and year - happened... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 8:33 am
Fog in the Arnold Arboretum

If by "moors," you mean a path at the Arnold Arboretum this morning, that is, as Adam Shutes illustrates.

Nearby, at the Forest Hills commuter-rail stop, Chris reports visibility was down to 20 feet:

By - 1/5/14 - 9:54 am
Sugar logo

Today's the last day for Sugar, 4174 Washington St., so hurry down if you think you'll miss the place.

Sugar opened in 2011 in the old A. Boschetto Bakery. A few months ago, Sugar shut its own bakery at the site.

Sugar's owner also owns the Real Deal outlets in West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Brighton, as well as the original Sugar bakery... Read more

By - 1/5/14 - 8:54 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman walking on Harding Road at Cummins Highway around 7:30 a.m. had her purse stolen by a man who displayed a knife.... Read more

By - 1/4/14 - 5:50 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 6, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. At this meeting, we will be preparing for our February caucus.

To find out if you live in Ward... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 7:39 pm

Ami Chitwood reports from Roslindale:

Who steals shovels off our porch during a snowstorm? We're the people who dig out other people on the street ... Have no idea how we are going to dig out neighbors. Won't resort to stealing though. Just don't get it. What's particularly weird is they left behind their small shovel - like they were trading up? Sigh. Snow

... Read more
By - 12/30/13 - 8:49 pm

Stanley Staco reports three or four shots were fired around 7:50 p.m. at 36 Ramsdell Ave.

By - 12/29/13 - 7:55 pm

Residents report their power is out. Joe Bruno says:

NStar needs to come finish dinner and take caring of my whining kids.

By - 12/27/13 - 5:30 pm

Remember that woman from Roslindale who suddenly had $480,000 burning a hole in her pocket that she decided to spend on ads backing Marty Walsh in the last week of the campaign? The Globe reports she got the money from the American Federation of Teachers, which apparently decided Walsh's support of charter schools was nowhere near as bad as Connolly's support of charter... Read more

By - 12/25/13 - 10:25 am

Stanley Staco reports police are looking for three men who broke into an apartment on Brookway Road in the Archdale project shortly after 4 a.m., robbed an occupant of $1,000, then fled. Police recovered guns on the roofs of 80 and 90 Brookway Rd.

By - 12/15/13 - 5:27 pm

UPDATE: At 9:53 p.m., Joanna Carvalho tweeted her power - and heat - was still out in JP.

NStar is currently estimating 7 p.m. for a fix to power outages in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester and Roslindale, the city reports.

That can't come soon enough for Maura O'Toole in Jamaica Plain:

It's cold and dark being told 7:30 - so power will have

... Read more
By - 12/14/13 - 11:29 pm

Around 11:21 p.m. in Roslindale At least twice.

By - 12/7/13 - 12:27 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street has posted a map showing every single one (with descriptions of the spaces, in the hopes of attracting merchants to them).

By - 12/6/13 - 2:37 pm

Two Roslindale brothers were charged as leaders of a drug trafficking ring that also allegedly employed their mother - and several other people across the city - local and federal law enforcement officials said today. The ring allegedly did much of its business out of mom's apartment in the Archdale project.

Francisco Arias, 32, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail at his... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 6:39 pm

Police are looking for two men for a holdup on Firth Road in Roslindale late this afternoon. The two used either a knife or a boxcutter, then fled toward Florence Street.

The suspects are described as black, one 5'11" and the other 5'8". Both wore black hoodies and black pants.

By - 11/30/13 - 8:07 pm
Menino and switch

Mayor contemplates the switch he just threw for the last time as mayor.

As he's done for longer than many of the people in attendance have been alive, Tom Menino threw the ceremonial switch that lit up the Christmas tree in Adams Park in Roslindale - which was part of his city-council district when he suddenly became mayor in 1993.

After getting out of his Tahoe, the mayor gave an impromptu press conference (he's against the arbitrator's award... Read more