By - 6/10/16 - 12:01 pm
Possible view of new Walk Hill building from across American Legion Highway.

Possible view of new Walk Hill building from across American Legion Highway.

Developers of a proposed 137-unit residential building on Walk Hill Street near American Legion Highway told residents last night they've reduced the size of the proposed units - which would make the units a bit more affordable and let them remove a floor from one side of the building. Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 1:51 pm
Jassel Castillo

Jassel Castillo, suspect in Roslindale gunfire.

Around 3:40 a.m. on March 26, their windows closed on a chilly night, residents of Kittredge Street in Roslindale were jolted awake by the sound of gunfire. It was, a federal indictment charges today, an attempt by a member of a Jamaica Plain gang to murder an associate of a rival Jamaica Plain gang who was living near the intersection with Cliftondale. Read more.

By - 6/7/16 - 5:33 pm
Bank robber wanted in Roslindale

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released a photo of the man they say tried to hold up the Bank of America branch at 29 Corinth St. in Roslindale Square the afternoon of May 27.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. And while you're at it, ask about the Mass Most Wanted TIP Program - there could be a reward in it for you.

By - 6/7/16 - 12:27 pm
Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and students at the Sumner School in Roslindale

Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Sumner kids get ready to do a cheer.

BPS officials promised students at the Sumner School in Roslindale today that their arson-ravaged playground would be rebuilt in time for the opening of school in September.

At a ceremony at which kids thanked the firefighters of Ladder 16 and Engine 53 in Roslindale for keeping the fire from spreading, officials praised the kids for their reaction to the fire - they raised $277.45 in a lemon-aid sale - and parents and local businesses, who have so far kicked in more than $60,000. Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 6:30 pm
Bike corral in Roslindale Square

Adam Rogoff was among those attending the dedication for Roslindale Square's new bike corral on Cohasset Street.

The corral, next to the seasonal parklet, gives bike riders a place to stow their bikes as they shop or stroll in the square in an enclosure built out of recycled shipping pallets and steel pipe and dedicated to the memory of George Ulrich of Roslindale, founder of Rozzie Bikes and the Boston Cyclists Union.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:28 am

Updated with info that one of the suspects is not a kid.

Boston Police report arresting a 23-year-old man and two teens on arson charges for a May 23 fire that destroyed most of the playground equipment at the Sumner School on Basile Street in Roslindale. Read more.

By - 5/27/16 - 8:28 am

No, really. BranchDesign chronicled her commute this morning on the Little Line that Couldn't: The train that finally came was so crowded 40 people were standing just in her car and the conductor couldn't check tickets. Also:

Train so late that two women had one of their husband deliver Starbucks while waiting.

By - 5/25/16 - 9:28 pm

Parents of students at Roslindale's Sumner School and people who work there have started a fundraiser to replace the playground equipment that somebody torched on Monday. Read more.

By - 5/23/16 - 10:51 pm

UPDATE: The Boston Fire Department reports somebody set the Sumner School playground on fire. Read more.

By - 5/23/16 - 1:44 pm
Old Frosty Freeze in Roslindale, where the Taco Bell would go

Old Frosty Freeze, where the Taco Bell would go.

A Taco Bell franchisee has started advertising for managers and workers at its proposed site next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway even though it does not yet have approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Boston Licensing Board and has yet to even pull permits from ISD to replace the small ice-cream stand that's now there. Read more.

By - 5/22/16 - 10:40 pm
Deer in Roslindale yard

Mark Smith didn't have to hoof it very far to see this deer this morning: It was in his backyard on South Street along the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum.

By - 5/21/16 - 3:10 pm
Trees and path in Stony Brook Reservation in Boston

Stony Brook Reservation, where Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury meet, has some 12 miles of paths through the woods. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 12:03 pm

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue might seem like the exact sort of place the creation of "neighborhood" liquor licenses in Boston was meant for - a small, entrepreneurial effort by a young chef in an outer neighborhood.

But the legislation that created the new licenses limited them to Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester - and the city's "main street" districts. Roslindale has one of those districts, but Seven Star is several blocks outside its borders and so ineligible for one of the new licenses. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to give a food-serving license to Digg Inn, a proposed new feed station for Boston's growing herd of locavore veggie grazers, at 557 Boylston St., between Dartmouth and Clarendon.

"Hopefully, this will be the first of many," Digg Inn attorney Andrew Upton told the board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:44 pm
Car on its side on American Legion Highway in Roslindale

Travel New England ran across this flipped SUV on American Legion Highway at Mt. Hope late tonight - and reports the driver, who hit a parked Fiat, emerged apparently unscathed.

Last week:
Car flips in Roslindale Square.

By - 5/17/16 - 12:31 pm

Found a dead bat in our backyard in Roslindale. We think it suffered an injury which caused its death, but does anyone know if there is an agency in Boston or Mass that would want to know this info or look at the body? (By the way I love bats, so no need to share your bat hysteria if you are feeling any on our behalf).

By - 5/12/16 - 11:37 pm
Car on its roof on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square

Roving UHub photographer John Murphy came upon this car turned turtle around 9:30 p.m. on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square. He reports the driver got out alive.

By - 5/12/16 - 10:23 pm

Not sure how this happened (around 9:30PM), doesn't even seem to have hit any other cars and driver walked away (said someone who was there, unconfirmed), that's some good driving!

By - 5/12/16 - 6:19 pm

Budget Market, 229 Florence St., was robbed shortly after 6 p.m. by a man with a silver handgun. He's described as black, 25 to 30, 5'8" with some stubble on his face, in a dark gray hoodie and bluejeans. In addition to cash, he took a pack of Newports.