Wes found his way up Washington Street blocked by a two-car crash near the new Harvest.
Around 11:30 a.m. at 62 Hemman St..
WBZ introduces us to Uwa Lawrence, a landlord in the Roslindale/Mattapan area who is allegedly horrible enough to remove the windows, doors and circuit breaker on a cold February day from a unit whose tenant he wanted to get out.
Roxbury, MA ā It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled āCandid Conversationsā. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Silva's Brazilian Market, 168 Belgrade Ave., start selling beer and wine.
At a hearing yesterday, an attorney for the market said customers had asked for the ability to buy alcohol along with their Brazilian and Hispanic foods.
One resident attended to voice concern about possible increases in traffic at the busy intersection and noted the presence of numerous existing liquor outlets - and schools - within a mile of the market as reasons to oppose.
Boston Police report arresting a local teen on charges he used a rock around 1 a.m. today to smash the drive-in window at the Dunkin' Donuts at 4610 Washington St. - the one near West Roxbury Parkway - and then stole unspecified stuff.
Unlike the larger Dunkin' Donuts at the other end of Washington Street, which is open 24 hours, this kiosk-like outlet is only open until 9 p.m.
UPDATE: Ruled a suicide.
Brian D'Amico reports his body was found sometime after 6:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Hyde Park Avenue.
A concerned citizen in Roslindale makes a request about the bridge over the Needham Line tracks at Walworth Street:
There's been broken glass on sidewalk over train bridge for several days. I'll clean it up if you will tell ambulance drivers not to use sirens at 3 o'clock in the morning. Good deal?
The city replies:
Case Closed. Case Resolved. lol wish i could ..i sent guys there to clean up.
A Roslindale man whose victim turned him in after hearing about Jerry Sandusky and a pastor at a Dorchester ministry were sentenced to several years in prison this week following their convictions in separate trials, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Terrence Anderson, 53, of Roslindale, was sentenced to 3-5 years yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a young teenaged relative in the late 1990s.
The Globe uses the lens of an annual golf tournament (at George Wright, natch) to discuss the neighborhood bickering, buries the fact that, as of last year, the median price of a single-family home in Roslindale was $20,000 more than the median price of a single-family home in West Roxbury.
Around 4:45 p.m., possibly involving a bicyclist, at Cornell Street.
You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds her sign. Of late, for example, this afternoon, she's been holding court in front of the Washington-Beech housing project, right at the corner of Washington and Beech.
Chesterfield Coppin says his Oasis Cafe, 630 Hyde Park Ave., could open next week. Whether he'll get to serve beer and wine, however, is another matter.
Coppin told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that during walking tours of the neighborhood, which he described as "densely populated and very diverse," he found large support for wine and beer with the Caribbean food he'll serve.
Wicked Local Needham reports the current state budget has funds to restore Saturday service on the commuter-rail line.
There is no start date set for the resumption of service, according to an MBTA spokesperson.
The Patriot Ledger reports the arrest of a Cummins Highway residents after Weymouth Police allegedly found 80 bags of heroin in his car.
At least in Roslindale, old trolley tracks never died - they just got covered over with asphalt. Tim Murphy noticed the tracks exposed on South Street for some utility work in front of Wallpaper City today.
The Boston Public Health Commission reported the news today, just a couple days after announcing West Nile-ish mosquitoes in Jamaica Plain. You know the drill.
State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are now working on a quarantine zone that would be similar to, if somewhat less strict, than the one recently lifted for Asian Longhorned Beetles.
The insect, named because of its bright green color and the way it bores into ash trees, "represents a serious threat to our ash trees,ā DCR Commissioner Jack Murray said in a statement. āWe are taking swift action to address the infestation, educate the public, and work to mitigate any impact an infestation could bring.ā
Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning Board of Appeals' long Aug. 5 agenda and comparing the construction projects going before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 in South Boston with those in Roslindale and West Roxbury:
The owner of the building that used to house MJ's Pizza goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 for permission to lease the space to a new pizza place.