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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
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:
Everybody hates all the money spent on school busing and said Boston schools need to be better.... Read more
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
Boston Police report a 15-year-old is back in Boston and a Seekonk man under arrest as a pimp after an investigation into human trafficking that began last year.
Police say the girl was from police District E-5, which covers West Roxbury and Roslindale.
Investigators found her working at Cheaters in Providence.
Troy... Read more
Shanti on Washington Street today asked the Boston Licensing Board for a beer and wine license to serve the people who are now getting their Indian food elsewhere because they want something more adult than soda.
"It's rather slow in that location," restaurant attorney Sean Hope told the board. Owner Solmon Chowdhury said he gets four or five calls a day from prospective diners asking... Read more