Roslindale

By - 11/18/06 - 12:16 am

Update: See Bruce's note below - Alexander the Great hadn't become Alexander the Stolen, he was Alexander the Out for Repairs.

Boston Police have put out an APB for Roslindale Square's bust of Alexander the Great, now missing from its perch across from St. Nectarios Church.

... The statue is described as being "Alexander the Great" a four to five foot bronze statue weighing between 300- 400 pounds. ...

Have you seen this man?

Where's Alex?
By - 10/29/06 - 5:58 pm

Netflix strikes again. Hellas Video on Washington Street (at Metropolitan) is holding a going out of business - so hustle down for $1 videos and $4.95 DVDs (three for $10). If you buy a lot, they'll also sell you their shelves to put them on.

On the positive (?) side, West Roxbury is getting a Blockbuster Video, on Centre Street, where House of Leslie used to be.

Hellas Video
By - 10/12/06 - 12:53 am

Victim taken to Brigham and Women's hospital; expected to live.

Fawndale Road

More info.

By - 10/9/06 - 7:23 pm

This was a beautiful morning to just stand on one of the docks at Turtle Pond in West Roxbury and look out, enjoying the subtle fall colors, the chirping birds and crickets, the occasional ripple on the pond's surface.

And then the third grader piped up: "I'm hungry!" And we were off to the grocery store to pick up the milk and eggs that was our real reason for going out.

More photos before I was pulled away:

By - 10/1/06 - 6:51 pm

Roslindale didn't let the rain rain on its parade - the annual Roslindale Day parade went on as scheduled down Belgrade Avenue (albeit without some bands and groups and firetrucks):

By - 9/27/06 - 1:51 pm

Rachele Rosi-Kessel says they had to meet at Doyle's because Roslindale doesn't really have any restaurants that could handle such a meeting. Maybe, she suggests, it's time to face the cold hard fact that Roslindale now has enough bistros.

Ed. question: Hmm, but what about the Pleasant Cafe? They have a back room. And a full liquor license.

By - 9/24/06 - 9:26 am

This page lets you do online jigsaw puzzles of several scenes in Roslindale Square (props to whoever can figure out which puzzle is now out of date).

By - 9/20/06 - 10:40 pm

He's talkin' to you!

Patrick makes a point during his speech at the Democratic unity rally in Roslindale Square this evening.

Adam Rosi-Kessel has more photos and details on the speeches at the unity rally (um, Mr. Reilly, where were you?), but I'll focus on the Greta/Patrick debate.

You may recall Greta from this post a couple days ago - in which she expressed (over and over and over again) her disgust for Chris Gabrieli and his proposal to lengthen the school day. She decided she wanted to go to the rally; on the way over to the square, she informed me she now really disliked Patrick, too, because she'd read a newspaper article that said he also wanted to lengthen the school day.

When we got there, some Patrick volunteer thrust a Patrick sign in Greta's hands. She went in back of the stage they'd set up, out by the street, where a knot of elected officials and other people surrounded the newly arrived Patrick. He began to walk to get up to the stage. But there stood Greta. Patrick bent down to say hello. Not so fast, bub. She had a determined look on her face. Her lower lip was jutted out. And she told him she doesn't want her school day to be any longer. He laughed, she fled, and the speechifying began.

After being introduced by Tim Murray and Tom Menino, Patrick gave a rip-roaring campaign speech, the main theme of which was to call for the recognition that government can be a force for good:

Government is not some thing. It's us! It's you and me!

In the middle of his speech, he talked about education. And he talked about this glum-looking girl holding one of his signs who wanted to know why he wanted to lengthen the school day. He allowed as how it was true - he did want to lengthen the school day. But, he went on:

It's not just about time in school. ... It's about exercise. It's about art. It's about music. It's about after-school activities. It's about tutoring. ... It's about the whole child!

The crowd went wild.

Afterwards, over dinner at Village Sushi, Greta still wasn't willing to budge on the issue of a longer school day. But she no longer hated Patrick. And I felt really proud, not because Patrick brought her up in a speech, but because she went up to this guy who might be our next governor and told him what she thought.

You can make me hold this sign, but I don't have to like it:
Grump grump grump

By - 9/2/06 - 10:30 pm

Officers found a 22-year-old male with a knife protruding from his back. Taken to Brigham and Woman?s Hospital for an injury not considered life threatening.

Washington and Albano streets

More info.

By - 8/30/06 - 10:59 pm

Pazzo Books has re-opened after renovations that included the addition of skeeball.

By - 8/24/06 - 9:12 am

Man shot at his home; taken to Brigham and Women's.

Channel 4 report.

823 Canterbury St.

More info.

By - 8/16/06 - 5:52 pm

Yecch!

Reason 612 to never buy a house with an aboveground pool, unless it also comes with a pool boy:

If you go on vacation for two weeks, when you come home, not only will you now own the world's largest Petri dish, the microorganisms will have evolved intelligence and mock you mercilessly.

By - 8/12/06 - 2:55 pm

Dollar days!

Roslindale shoppers devastated when Closeouts on Poplar Street closed, leaving them no way to compare the prices at Jax, are no doubt thrilled to see that Closeouts is being replaced by a dollar store.

Meanwhile, around the corner, on Washington Street, Pazzo Books is closing for a few days to install more shelves, an espresso bar and a skeeball machine. Skeeball! Relief for long-suffering Parkway residents who've had to go without since Major League Lanes in West Roxbury shut down.

... [T]ickets won will be good for books and maybe even an array of highly literate prizes. ...

Finally, I continue to worry about the future of Bangkok Cafe - the other day, I went in around 12:45 p.m and there was nobody in the dining room except the owner.

By - 8/10/06 - 11:00 pm

red cloud

Sunset in Roslindale today.

By - 7/30/06 - 10:22 am

Kristie Helms goes out canvassing her Bourne Hill neighborhood for Deval Patrick and discovers:

We got to meet a lot of fantastic people, found a lot of supporters and I realized just how intensely radical and involved my Roslindale/Jamaica Plain neighborhood is. I think I nearly got recruited for a couple of different revolutions being plotted out of the Bourne Hill area. ...

By - 7/14/06 - 8:44 am

Andrew spots a crew in Roslindale Square making a movie about a girl who runs away from Roslindale for Argentina. Plus, he discusses the difficulties of getting Wi-Fi in the Square.

By - 6/16/06 - 5:31 pm

AMYeJOYCE has been busy wandering around Rozzie with a camera.

By - 6/14/06 - 8:11 pm

Boston Police report they arrested a 14-year today on armed-robbery charges after a hold up at the Cooperative Bank on Belgrade Avenue around 11:30 this morning. They followed red stains from the dye pack in his loot to 3 Conway St.:

When one suspect answered the door, he was freshly showered, however, the bathtub was stained red.

A 17-year-old pal hiding in the apartment was arrested as an accessory after a crime.

By - 6/6/06 - 9:23 am

Bruce emerges from his bunker long enough to report on mAss Backwards that Rozzie's quiet on the morning of 6/6/06:

Nope, no gaping chasms of hellfire opening up in the streets of Roslindale this morning. No roving bands of the undead walking around my neighborhood. No blood coming out of the showerhead. ...

By - 6/4/06 - 9:47 am

Andrew Watson offers the photographic proof.