Roslindale

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 11:06 pm
Firefighters in the attic of 112 Beech St.

Firefighters in the attic. Photo by BFD.

A fire caused by an attic short circuit did an estimated $150,000 in damage to the house at 112 Beech St. the Boston Fire Department reports.

A family of three was displaced by the blaze, reported around 9:35 a.m. Nobody was home at the time and there were no injuries, the department says.... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 9:13 am
Long live Enver Hoxha

They could be Boston's quietest ethnic community - you just don't hear much about the Albanians of Roslindale and West Roxbury. But Kathy Cahill spotted some Albanian graffiti in Roslindale this morning. Translated, it means "Long live Comrade Enver Hoxha," a paean to the Communist tyrant who ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985.

Film extolling the shoku's greatness... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 3:09 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet today, Monday, October 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.

The previously planned forum for the mayoral candidates that was to be held October 8 has been... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 7:55 am
Steve Murphy with an umbrella

Steve Murphy was one of the sensible candidates in yesterday's parade.

The Globe gets drenched covering the two mayoral candidates in yesterday's Roslindale parade; doesn't note that both were preceded by Rob Consalvo, staying dry in a trolley bus.

The Herald reports both Walsh and Connolly are running by running away from City Hall and that both camps are concerned voters might get distracted by a Red Sox World Series run.

The Globe... Read more

By - 10/6/13 - 3:16 pm
Rain washes troop's sign away
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Nobody needed his services today
Horsies
Wildlife, Rozzie style
A man and his truck
Marching band, of course
Book strong
Proud to be a football
Arr!
Rain washes troop's sign away
Rain washes troop's sign away
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Nobody needed his services today
Nobody needed his services today
Horsies
Horsies
Wildlife, Rozzie style
Wildlife, Rozzie style
A man and his truck
A man and his truck
Marching band, of course
Marching band, of course
Book strong
Book strong
Proud to be a football
Proud to be a football
Arr!
Arr!

OK, it rained for the Roslindale parade today, but marchers - and parade-goers - were prepared, with umbrellas (well, most of them) and plastic bags for bagpipes and loudspeakers. And if the rain took out a sign or two, dancers still do catapults, kids still collected candy and candidates still worked the (maybe a bit thinner) crowds.

By - 10/2/13 - 12:39 pm
Cockatiel

It turned shy when Gregory Adams aimed his camera at it, but that's a yellow-headed cockatiel up in a tree at Fallon Field in Roslindale this morning.

UPDATE: That's Smokey the Cockatiel, whose owner just recently moved to the Fallon Field neighborhood and who didn't realize one of his windows was open over the weekend.... Read more

By - 9/30/13 - 10:34 am

On Saturday, a disgusted citizen reported trash strewn all about Adams Park right as the farmers' market was opening and demanded to know where the local hokey man was ("hokey" being that trash can on wheels set up the hokey men use).

The city responds this morning:

Closed. Case Noted. There is no more weekend hokey ..we cleaned it friday afternoon that the best

... Read more
By - 9/26/13 - 9:43 am

Matthew Wilding reports somebody is leaving headless pigeons strewn about Adams Park in Roslindale Square.

Ed. note: Or some thing, mwa-ha-ha. In either case, don't click on that link unless you want to see one of said strewn headless pigeons.

By - 9/25/13 - 10:28 pm

Roslindale is all atwitter tonight about a small plane that is just circling the neighborhood over and over (I'm hearing it as I type this, sounds like it's somewhere in the vicinity of Metropolitan). Why is it up there? What does it want?

UPDATE: BPD says it's a "mapping plane," which they know because people have been calling them and somebody there... Read more

By - 9/24/13 - 9:16 am

The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:

After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his

... Read more
By - 9/20/13 - 11:36 pm

Around 11:15 p.m., two men with bandanas over their faces forced a worker and a customer at the Domino's on Washington Street by Enneking Parkway to the floor and took money and the customer's purse.

Both suspects are about 5'8" and thin. The gunman wore a navy blue hoodie with his face covered with a blue handkerchief with "Boston" written in red on it. The... Read more

By - 9/19/13 - 8:01 am

Boston Police report arresting Fernando Rosario, 30, near his 3 Highcrest Terrace apartment Wednesday morning. Police also used a battering ram to break down the door of his apartment in a search for additional evidence after, they say, a woman and two children inside refused to answer the door.

Police say Rosario was arrested around 8 a.m. by officers from the South Boston... Read more

By - 9/15/13 - 12:06 am

CastilloUPDATE: Friends and family identify the victim as Nelson B. Castillo, 25, of Roslindale. He leaves his wife and young daughter.

Shortly before midnight at 80 Archdale Rd.

This was the eighth shooting in Boston on Saturday but the only fatal one.

Last December, a man was fatally shot... Read more

By - 9/8/13 - 4:29 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, September 9, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.

The Farnsworth House is located at 90... Read more

By - 9/5/13 - 4:13 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.

The news comes just a few days after police warned a trio of kids were going around the South Street area in Jamaica Plain, grabbing whatever they could... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 4:28 pm

WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 8/29/13 - 9:05 am

Seven of the eight candidates running to replace Rob Consalvo as city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) made their pitches last night to a packed house at a forum sponsored by the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Assocation (Ava Callendar had a previous engagement). Some excerpts:

Education

Everybody hates all the money spent on school busing and said Boston schools need to be better.... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 10:31 am

UPDATE: Herald says it's changed the time of its forum to "accommodate a scheduling conflict by some candidates," which is certainly an artful way to put it.

Marty Walsh, John Barros and Bill Walczak say that on the evening of Sept. 9, they'll be honoring their commitments and appearing at a mayoral forum sponsored by MassCreative, which was announced weeks ago,... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 9:55 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on a proposal to replace an old gas station at 18 Robert St., just outside Roslindale Square, with a 14-unit condo building.... Read more

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