Matt Karolian shows us the last seconds of his camera-equipped drone's life in the Arnold Arboretum.
Roslindale looks set to rejoin cafe nation with the potential opening of two coffee shops, one right in Roslindale Square, the other a couple blocks away.
In the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, Lauren Cooperstein Corduck reports that PS Gourmet Coffee, which has outlets in South Boston and Dorchester, will be moving into the former Vouros pastry shop at Washington and Poplar streets: Read more.
Boston high-school students working for the Mayor's Mural Crew were on Archdale Road at Washington Street today, painting a new mural on the side of the Liriano Brothers' Market - when not taking breaks from the oppressive heat and humidity.
Grace Styklunas of Roslindale, the team leader, said they're painting a mural version of the Dominican version of the bird-in-the-hand saying - the store owners are Dominican. Read more.
For the past seven years, Peter's Auto Service on Washington Street in Roslindale Square has had some cages for a parrot and lots of chirping yellow birds.
For years, the Archdale Road side of the Lirianos Brothers' Market on Washington Street has been covered with a mural showing a woman with a green hand cooking something in a frying pan with lots of ingredients, including a can of unidentified Goya stuff.
This morning, the wall was covered with a fresh coat of white paint and a group of earnest young folks were busy outlining a new mural. Time will tell what they're painting.
Sito Suvamente captured the scene on Washington Street midway between Roslindale Square and the West Roxbury Parkway around 5:30 p.m., when the thoroughfare was completely shut down.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday considers a request from Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Avenue, to add entertainment to its food offerings.
The restaurant is seeking an entertainment license that would let it host live music, karaoke, dancing and a floor show that would include a comedian.
The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Stanley Staco reports somebody was robbed at knifepoint around 10:30 a.m. on Clare Avenue. Police are looking for two black males, in their late 20s or early 30s, who fled in a car.
Rick Ward got a surprise visitor to his yard on Cliftondale Street near Kittredge in Roslindale this morning: A blue heron.
When we asked our daughter what she wanted for her birthday this year, she had just one specific thing in mind: A tub of ice cream from Puritan Ice Cream on Washington Street in Roslindale, up by Forest Hills. The idea of having an ice-cream factory in her neighborhood has long fascinated her. And knowing their smallest size is three gallons made a Puritan tub seem, well even more special. Read more.
Ed Grzyb went out into his Roslindale backyard this evening to see this scene:
Apparently this hawk wanted to grill the rat he caught tonight.
Organizers of the Jamaica Plain Porchfest on July 11 say more than 100 bands will perform on porches and in yards across the neighborhood, between noon and 6 p.m. In addition to musicians, spaces will be set aside for storytelling, dramatic readings and circus performers - including unicyclists.
Meanwhile, the Roslindale Arts Alliance is putting together the first Roslindale Porch Fest, on Sept. 12.
City officials last week showed off their latest plans for the Fallon Field playground upgrade that would include a 25-foot slide down the side of the park's hill and what would be Roslindale's first playground water-spray area, Roslindale Wants to Play reports. Read more.
A group of residents has started mapping out what would be Roslindale's second community garden, in front of the swimming pool at Healy Field.
The Friends of Healy Field's Community Garden Initiative holds a design meeting on Saturday to begin designing the garden, which would have both individual plots for residents looking to grow some vegetables or other plants and communal areas. The session starts at 11 a.m. at the Roslindale Community Center, Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request for a license for a proposed craft-beer store in the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.
Around 5:40 p.m. The clouds were moving from the northwest to the southeast.
Major deer spotted at the Roslindale Wetlands off Weld and Walter streets, near the Arboretum. He's also been spotted at Stony Brook (at the intersection of Washington and the parkway, no less), so don't be too startled if you see this huge woodland creature bounding through your backyard some evening.