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.
Workers today began tearing down the old playground at Fallon Field at South and Walworth streets so they can replace it with a $910,000 upgrade that will include Roslindale's first spray area - and one of the longest slides at any playground in the Boston area, thanks to a design that incorporates the hill the playground sits atop. Read more.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Citizens Bank branch at 777 South St. was held up on Thursday afternoon.
The suspect is described as being medium height and having a medium build.
Saucy reporter Mike Deehan analyzed campaign expense reports from state and local candidates in Massachusetts and found they've spent $275,000 over the past ten years on pizza.
Naturally, he posts a pizza pie chart to show the most popular outlets. The chart emphasizes Roslindale's lack of political clout - the Pleasant Cafe doesn't make the cut; in fact, it's beaten out by Pizza Hut and Papa John's (but here's the Pleasant Cafe list - Ed Coppinger and Mike Rush are fans).
I just gave a Landlord 24 hours to agree to my final counter offer on a storefront for Exodus in Roslindale.
Exodus recently had a pop-up bagel sale at Redd's.
H/t Sara Proman Strand.
Roslindale Village Main Street reports the owner of 2 Belgrade St. is nearing completion of a lease with a veterinary clinic to move into the space once occupied by Select Cafe, which closed in 2013.
In recent weeks, workers have been gutting and renovating the space.
Around 11:15 p.m. at 95 Archdale Rd.
A new indictment against two men allegedly working with Usaamah Rahim on a plot to behead Americans when he was shot to death in the parking lot of the Washington Street CVS last June charges them with "conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries," which could leave them behind bars for life if convicted. Read more.
Boston firefighters are back in Stony Brook Reservation this morning because the brush fire they thought they'd taken care of yesterday has re-ignited in two spots near Turtle Pond.
Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation for what has turned into a three-alarm brush fire, along the George Wright Golf Course, not too far from the parking lot across from the baseball field.
BFD has requested water-tank brush-fire trucks from DCR because both of Boston's trucks are involved with the Marathon.
A developer got mixed reviews for his initial proposal for 137 condos in a five-story building on the site of a closed restaurant and the Calisi florist on Walk Hill Street tonight. Read more.
Residents living along and near American Legion Highway in Roslindale were in no mood to think outside the bun this evening: They told a Taco Bell franchisee in no uncertain terms they don't want its restaurant smushed into the space between the Wendy's and the Haley School. Read more.
Other parts of the country get Bible quotes. Washington Street in Roslindale gets quotes from "Lord of the Rings."
A concerned, and probably disgusted, citizen requested a cleanup around 1 p.m. at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop:
There is a large beheaded rooster next to the commuter rail tracks at the pedestrian crossing.
Mark Smith gazed at the Arnold Arboretum from under the South Street train bridge in Roslindale at first light this morning.
Jessica Burko captured a pair of hard-working snow shovelers in Roslindale this afternoon.
Work began in earnest last week to turn an old dry-cleaning place on Washington Street at Durnell Avenue into the new home of Tony's Market, as Chris Dagdigian shows us.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the neighborhood, Terry Klein reports the old Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets was reduced to rubble today to make way for a 16-unit condo building: Read more.