A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Peggy Soto, 41, on charges she collected unemployment payments even as she held down a full-time job and for trying to collect an insurance payment for a car accident that happened when she wasn't actually insured, the state Attorney General's office reports.
As Roslindale Village Main Street begins to fight against a proposed chain pet store, the group is beginning to seek city regulations that could cap the number of national stores and restaurants that could open in the city's neighborhood business districts.
Roslindale Village Main Street holds a meeting to talk strategy on keeping Petco Unleashed out of the South Street storefront being vacated by JB Edwards. The session, to which both Petco and city officials have been invited, starts at 7 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center.
Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.
Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:
Sunset over the George Wright Golf Course this evening.
A Roslindale man and a Reading woman are suing Proctor and Gamble and Gillette over the risk that their Duracell batteries might leak some time over the next ten years.
Jamal Yusuf and Lauren Carlson are seeking to become lead plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit for more than $5 million in alleged damages over the fact that labels on packages of "Copper Top" batteries with "Duralock" have a 10-guarantee - but also a warning that the batteries might leak.
The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and wine to all types of liquor.
Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount and Derna's on South Street got new licenses, and Rincon Caribeno an expanded license, under a new state law that will give Boston 75 liquor licenses over the next three years for neighborhoods outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.
Through his lawyer, landlord Vincent Marino said tonight he has no plans to force out Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie if he gets zoning approval to add two stories to the building he owns at 4254-4257 Washington St. in Roslindale Square.
But that reassurance alone was not enough for residents at a hastily called meeting on the proposal tonight at the Roslindale Community Center - or for the mayor's office and City Councilor Tim McCarthy, both of whom said they would ask the Zoning Board of Appeals to defer action on the request at a hearing on Nov. 25.
Vincent Marino wants to add two floors to the Washington Street building that houses Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie.
A meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center on Monday will be residents' only chance to discuss the proposal before it goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 25 - and will apparently be where Tony DeBenedictis of Tony's finds out what the proposal means for his store.
State Police report the woman who died in a rollover on Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park early Saturday was Lillian Grover, 41, of Roslindale.
Jeffrey Mason, 42, of Walpole faces a variety of charges, including motor-vehicle homicide while drunk and being arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time for the crash, around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways in Stony Brook Reservation.
The owner of the single-story Washington Street building that houses Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie wants to add two floors and put eight apartments in them.
Vincent Marino goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 25 to seek a variance because the project and floor-area ratio would both be higher than allowed under the square's zoning and because he wouldn't have enough of a rear yard.
While it's a project that would barely solicit a yawn in some other neighborhoods - it's too small to warrant BRA notice - it's the third residential project proposed for the once sleepy square of late.
No actual bombs found, WFXT reports.
NStar is confirming it is buying land behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway and the Oak Lawn Cemetery on Cummins Highway that until recently was best known for the green towers meant to support netting for the driving range that was supposed to be built there.
However, the company is denying rumors it plans to put a solar farm up on the recently cleared Barry's Ledge land, which has largely laid fallow in the decades since it stopped serving as a quarry for the old Boston Elevated Railway (BERy)- a predecessor of the MBTA. "At this time, we have no immediate plans for use," a spokesperson said today.
UPDATE: JB Edwards is NOT closing, just moving to West Roxbury.
The Roslindale Village Main Street board has voted to do what it can to keep Petco from replacing the uniform store on South Street with a pet store, starting with an e-mail campaign and petition drive to convince the chain it's not wanted in Roslindale
At first, the mood was almost festive. Schoolkids and many adults waved flags - some handed out by Carlos Arredondo - friends and neighbors reminisced. But as the sirens of the motorcycle cops began to echo down Cummins Highway and the funeral procession appeared, heading down the hill into Roslindale Square, the crowds gathered around Adams Park hushed.
Didn't the weatherpeople tell us the snow would be limited to extreme northern and western regions, like Maine? So like your furnace going on for the first time of the season, the French Toast Alert was a bit cranky today and late.
Somebody mounted an old Menino sign at Adams Park, in front of a flag flying at half staff.
Roslindale was part of Tom Menino's old city-council district, and as a councilor, he helped create the city's first Main Streets program there.
Boston Police report arresting a trio of presumably now ex-employees of Expressions Clothing Store on American Legion Highway in Roslindale on charges they tried stealing about $6,000 worth of sneakers and shoes yesterday.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Florence Street near Hawthorne.
The suspect is black, 5'7" to 5'10" and 200 to 220 lbs. He wore a black hoodie with a white or gray camo pattern, blue jeans and dark sneakers with white soles. He had a black backpack on and carried his gun on the right side.