By - 7/5/07 - 11:55 am

BPDNews today is filled with the sort of stupid carnage you normally associate with really hot days:

A man allegedly tired of people parking in front of his house on Cygnet Street in Brighton took decisive action yesterday evening - When yet another person parked in front of his house, he started throwing bricks at his car. Police report arresting Wei Chin, 25, "after a brief struggle."

By - 7/1/07 - 12:38 pm

Boston Police report a shooting at 50 Archdale Rd. around 2:30 this morning that left one man dead.

By - 7/1/07 - 2:29 am

Pronounced dead at the scene

50 Archdale Rd.

More info.

By - 6/19/07 - 7:36 pm

Who's clogging up the Taft Hill municipal parking lot? Rachele Rosi-Kessel says at least seven Boston Medical Center employees park there and then take the shuttle bus that runs between the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center (which, you may recall, helped contribute to the square's parking issues by building part of its new facility on what used to be a municipal parking lot) and BMC. Solution? The city needs to enforce the two-hour parking limit in the lot, she writes.

By - 6/12/07 - 4:06 pm

Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sanders today sentenced David Nicanor Diaz Perez to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting Quirico Romero Jr., 19, on March 23, 2003, outside the Amvets hall on Belgrade Avenue.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

Witnesses told jurors that Perez pulled a chrome .380-caliber semiautomatic during an altercation outside the hall, which erupted after the baby shower had wound down for the night. Romero was running away from the shooting toward a friend's car when he was struck in the back by one of the rounds.

By - 6/6/07 - 10:40 pm

By suspect wearing winter jacket.

4640 Washington St.

More info.

By - 6/5/07 - 12:00 am

Teen holds up woman getting out of her car; makes off with $20.

106 Fawndale Rd.

More info.

By - 6/4/07 - 10:22 pm

She was just about to deposit three days' worth of gas-station receipts at the Co-operative Bank when a black man dressed in black and wearing a black scarf held her up, the Roslindale Transcript reports.

By - 6/1/07 - 10:11 pm

Henry's, the South Street convenience store, no longer has a sign threatening to have non-customers towed away if they dare to park along the curb in front of the store. Whoa. Universal Hub gets results?

By - 5/31/07 - 6:18 pm

Pazzo ponders that as he tallies up all the vacant storefronts and buildings in the square and things such as the decision of Pet Cabaret to move from the square to Washington and Metropolitan:

... In time this should sort itself out in Roslindale, but you have to wonder what interesting shops have passed us by while we're waiting for Adam Smith's invisible hand to fix this up for us. ...

Too many empty storefronts in Rozzie Square.

By - 5/31/07 - 4:47 pm

Yeah, Rozzie's got that - or soon will. The old Ashmont hardware store on Washington Street will likely be torn down for a new Staples, so residents will soon no longer have to drive all the way down to Dedham to pick up reams of glossy paper, ink cartridges and Easy buttons.

By - 5/29/07 - 9:50 pm
Don't even think of parking here

Another Roslindale resident whispered the news: Things, bad things, happen to people who park on South Street in front of Henry's Market. Never mind that it's a public street and it's not like there's ever a tremendous shortage of parking at this somnolent crossroads.

By - 5/27/07 - 10:30 pm

Roslindale Rambler grumbles:

By - 5/27/07 - 1:51 pm
Got teeth?

On the side of Simco's on American Legion Highway.

By - 5/24/07 - 3:51 pm

The Rosalindale Transcript reports on a meeting at which Rozzie Square merchants complained about the lack of parking and blamed the problem on "too many people coming from outside of the area to park in Roslindale so they can take the commuter rail."

By - 5/22/07 - 10:51 pm

Rachele Rosi-Kessel offers photographic proof that at least two deer have made it to the center of Roslindale:

How they managed to get to my yard, I don't know. Our house borders the train tracks and then the Arboretum, but there's a tall fence between the two. There is a small hole in the fence, but it seems too small for deer to fit through. Yet somehow, here they are!

A less lucky deer in Stony Brook Reservation.

By - 5/17/07 - 1:33 pm

Boston recently started a pilot program to see if it can increase our fair Hub's somewhat abominable recycling rates by replacing the old blue bins - which require newspapers to be saved separately - with these giant-sized trash-can like things that you can just dump everything (well, everything that's recyclable) into.

Kristie Helms reports from the front lines of the recycling wars - her neighborhood was one of the first to get them:

Easy peasy, yes?

You would think.

By - 5/7/07 - 9:22 am

Me and Ted have been talking: Stop the slidin', big guy - you'll only hurt yourself.

Swingin' Papi

From the 2004 Sox mural on the side of Dajajo's II Market on Washington Street in Roslindale.

By - 5/6/07 - 7:52 pm

Sorry, that frost warning for tomorrow morning? Forget about it! Henry the Ice Cream Man just came down on our street for the first time this year.

He's got a new Good Humor truck this year, and while it no longer plays weird animal noises and a crazed woman yelling "HEH-LO!", neither does it play depressing emo crap.

Best part, though, was hearing the kidlet get so excited: "The ice cream truck is coming! It's coming down our street!" she yelled as she ran/hopped out the door.

By - 4/29/07 - 5:52 pm

Geoffrey's Cafe

Geoffrey's Cafe on Washington Street opened for brunch yesterday (the Rosi-Kessels were the very first customers), so we made a point of heading down to the Square this morning.

Good food and so, so different from what long-time Rozzie residents could expect from breakfast at the old Roslindale standby - the Blue Star on Corinth. And yes, it's the same Geoffrey's that used to be in the South End and Back Bay.