By - 1/14/06 - 8:27 pm

Road hogs!

Everybody knows the Unwritten Law of Boston Parking: You Shovel It, You Own It. Even Tom Menino is willing to give people 48 hours of cone/chair/bathtub protected space after a storm.

So what to make of the people in Roslindale who are now protecting parts of completely snowless streets - like residents of Knoll (above) and Glendower streets (and no doubt others)? Extra bonus fun: Note the car parked in front of a hydrant.

Snow TV and other post-storm vistas
Snow chairs

By - 1/13/06 - 8:40 pm

On the Dish, Kristie mourns the loss of the Happy Hour, but says a quote from a newspaper story about it sums up Roslindale:

We like anybody. As long as you're not a jerk.

By - 1/12/06 - 5:07 pm

Pam Cross just did a live stand-up report on that toddler left in the van in Roslindale. She was standing in front of trolley tracks. There haven't been trolley tracks in Roslindale for decades. Get lost in JP on the way to Rozzie, Pam?

By - 1/2/06 - 7:49 pm

Mattapan 15-year-old male allegedly stabbed by 13-year-old male from Charlestown.

Metcalf Street

More info.

By - 1/1/06 - 3:05 am

18-year-old male from Jamaica Plain stated Sean Gosse, 17, of Roslindale tried to rob him, then beat, kicked him. Victim brought to the Faulkner; treated for possible concussion, fractured cheekbone, broken nose, chipped tooth and lacerations around mouth. Suspect fled but later found hiding under his bed. To be arraigned in W. Roxbury District Court.

Kittredge St. and Metroplitan Ave.

More info.

By - 12/9/05 - 2:20 pm


Kids from the Washington Irving Middle School wait for the bus home in front of Wapo Taco in Roslindale Square today.

By - 11/19/05 - 11:49 am

Apparently, the Happy Hour, Roslindale Square's finest no-food, bottles-only bar, has been sold to somebody who plans on turning it into a sports bar and grill. Hopefully, they'll keep the pool tables.

Meanwhile, down the street, another hole in the wall bar, the Parkway Gardens, is in the midst of being converted into some sort of restaurant as well. It's now owned by the same people who own the Spring Street Cafe in West Roxbury, so if they keep the same sort of food, you'll finally be able to get quiche for breakfast in the Square.

And that's what I learned while getting my hair cut at the Rialto this morning.

By - 11/12/05 - 12:09 am

Marc recommends Village Sushi and Grill on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square.

... This is a great restaurant; one of the best Japanese restaurants in Boston. Last night, I got the spicy yaki soba with chicken. It was incredible. ...

Village Sushi Web site.

By - 10/21/05 - 1:13 pm

The last few times I've been to Bangkok Cafe, there haven't been very many diners. Today, I went to order some chicken massaman curry for lunch. There was nobody in the dining room. When I went back 15 minutes or so later to pick it up, still no people. Unless they're doing a land-office catering business, that's not a real good sign. Oh, well.

Some people say the quality's gone downhill since it opened (see the last review); the limited number of dishes I tend to order (basically, chicken massaman curry and more chicken massaman curry) still taste good.

By - 10/2/05 - 5:41 pm

Yankees vs. Red Sox

They danced well, but it was still kind of odd to see a bunch of people in Yankees uniforms dancing down Belgrade Avenue during today's Roslindale Day parade.

By - 10/1/05 - 9:20 am

It'll be a busy weekend for neighborhood art lovers.

Roslindale has its first formal open studios this weekend. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. If you come tomorrow, don't miss the Roslindale Day parade, starting at 1 p.m. down Belgrade Avenue.

Roxbury has its open studios today and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

By - 9/29/05 - 8:15 pm

WiFi signals may not travel well past the front of stores. Main Streets hopes to encourage business owners to get the signal deeper into their buildings via discounted packages consisting of a Colubris repeater, installation and a decal that let's shopowners let the public know they offer free Wi-Fi. The equipment will cost about $300, installation about $45, although the first storeowners to sign up will get free installation.

The goal of the WiFi program is not to compete with ISPs but instead give business owners in each of the city's 19 Main Street commercial districts an new tool for attracting customers.

By - 9/27/05 - 12:34 pm

The September Boston Wi-Fi Meetup (Wednesday, 28 Sept) is about the Boston Main Streets program to set up community Wi-Fi in Roslindale.

By - 9/14/05 - 12:49 pm

CitySwimmer, who lives in Roslindale, is trying to see if she can go a month without using her car (in which case she could sell it and put the savings toward buying a condo). But much as she loves her Rozzie apartment, she realizes there are still times when a car would come in handy. So rent a Zipcar, right? Wrong:

... Well, there are no Zipcars in Roslindale.

By - 8/9/05 - 9:46 pm

Some marker

If you look, you can still spot signs that Hyde Park was once an independent town, 93 years after Boston annexed it. Above is a former town boundary marker at Dale Street and Windham Road (in what most people would now consider Roslindale) that has somehow survived decades of snowplowing and repaving (there's a "B" on the other side).

Not far from there, Poplar Street abruptly turns into West Street for no apparent reason between two intersections - until you learn that the spot also marks the former boundary between the city of Boston and the town of Hyde Park. Over on Truman Highway, an old pedestrian bridge over the Neponset and the train tracks still bears a plaque with the name of the Hyde Park selectmen who presided over its construction. Others?

By - 7/4/05 - 11:52 pm

You can still see the Esplanade fireworks. Turn onto Beech from Washington (right if you're coming from the south; left from the north), then pull into the Bates School parking lot on your left. You'll miss most of the sound and the big booms will reach you a half-second or so late, but you'll get a perfectly clear view of all the fireworks. And if you're lucky, among the 50 or so people watching with you will be this guy with a really loud voice who manages to make the fireworks sound just like sex:

Oh, yeah! Ahh! Ahh! Oh, yeah, THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!

By - 6/28/05 - 9:00 am

The Roslindale Wetlands Task Force is a neighborhood group trying to stop a 10-unit housing development off Walter Street near the Arnold Arboretum (it had previously helped the city Conservation Commission take over 22 foreclosed lots for open space).

Via Cavatica, who says:

By - 6/23/05 - 1:07 pm

When I went down to Rozzie Square today for my weekly fix of chicken massaman curry, I took my laptop to try out this newfangled city-sponsored Wi-Fi hotspot. Bottom line: I should have left the laptop at home.

The full report:

By - 5/5/05 - 8:26 pm

Hey, get some pants on!

At the end of a driveway on Bateman Street.

By - 4/27/05 - 11:39 am


Cthulhu visits the neighborhood.

It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers ...
-- H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu.