Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummings into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette notes the death of Stavros Frantzis, 72.
Twenty years ago, he and former partner Mordechai Levin rehabbed a notorious Hyde Square nightclub and cut a bargain deal to make it the home of Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. The project revitalized the neighborhood, and Bella Luna/Milky Way is now a JP institution. (Its controversial rent-dispute move to The... Read more
RozzieGirl123 reports she was the woman mugged near the commuter-rail station last night and describes the attack and aftermath:
Despite this terrible thing that happened, I have never been more proud to live in Roslindale/Boston than I did last night. After the man came after me with the knife and I started screaming, perfect strangers came running out of their houses to chase the... Read more
Happened around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday on Conway Street. One Conway Street resident reports:
I heard a woman screaming, and yelling to call police, so I called 911. I didn't see it happen, but I did look out my window to see the mugger running up Conway Street, around the corner, towards Fairview. Police showed up pretty quickly, and did a thorough search of... Read more
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday in the parking lot of the Citizens Bank branch at 777 South St. Robber got away with a pocketbook and a white iPhone in a yellow Vera Bradley case.
Another day, another power outage, this time in the area near Fallon Field.
Eric Gahan reports his power went out around 2 a.m. and was still out around 4:30 a.m.
Todd Johnson reports:
Back on, off from 2-8 am. Cold morning. A few familes on the street have babies and elderly.
This morningâ€™s scheduled outage in Rosi/West Rox was necessary... Read more
Mary Fitzgerald spotted the aftermath of a crash outside the Subway on Washington Street in Roslindale Square around 7:40 p.m.
UPDATE: BWSC found the shut-off valve around 2:25 p.m. and police began letting traffic down Washington again. But traffic might be slow for awhile due to the ever popular residual backups - and DPW's need to clean up debris from the flood and put down sand for when all the water freezes.
The neighborhood's main road is now rolling in the deep thanks to a... Read more
On the way back from a terrifying journey to Roche Bros. in West Roxbury (the parking lot was even more insane than usual; thoughtfully, however, the store had almost every single register open), the kidlet and I stopped at Romano's in Roslindale Square for some of their poutine.
Not bad at all. I'm no expert, but it seemed like they swapped in mozzarella balls for... Read more
Ami Chitwood reports that as of at least 6:30 a.m., lights were out by the train station.
Is NStar powerless to prevent the recurring outages?
Went out this morning, NStar is promising to fix the latest of its Roslindale failures by 2 p.m.
Recent weeks have seen numerous power outages in or near Roslindale Square.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy says a burned-out power conduit is why Roslindale Square and surrounding areas have had numerous power failures recently. He said NStar is now aware of the problem and that city officials have impressed on the utility the need to do something about it, although he did not have a specific date for a permanent fix.
Roslindale Village Main Street has posted a map showing every single one (with descriptions of the spaces, in the hopes of attracting merchants to them).
The owner of Jimmies on Corinth writes she'd love to move into the old Select Cafe - or someplace else in Roslindale that's larger than her current location.
Oh, and don't worry we will get great bagels.
Select Cafe, which started out as an Emack & Bolio's ice-cream shop, then became a coffeehouse complete with open-mic nights, before gradually turning into a daytime gathering spot for the neighborhood's Albanian men, shut this week.
The old Emack ice-cream signs are down from the walls of the cafe across from the commuter-rail station; much of the rest of the shop now sits in piles... Read more
A David James Wyatt sign was affixed to a light pole on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale Square tonight.
Roslindale Square resident Adam Kessel reports Brooklyn Water Bagels considered Roslindale Square for a new outlet but opted to open in Framingham instead because the area just doesn't have enough foot traffic to support one of its shops.
Retail chains considering urban areas such as Roslindale Village tend to want heavy foot traffic - unlike in suburbs such as Framingham, where they... Read more