Roslindale Square

By - 10/9/15 - 1:55 pm
Proposed 20 Taft Hill building in Roslindale

Architect's rendering.

A South Boston developer is proposing to tear down two two-family houses behind the Roslindale Square municipal parking lot and replace them with a single 19-unit condo building and a parking lot. Read more.

By - 10/6/15 - 8:12 pm
Inside Effie's Kitchen in Roslindale

Effie's Kitchen on Poplar Street, where Wapo Taco used to be, opened this weekend as the first Greek restaurant in Boston's most heavily Greek neighborhood. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:01 am

City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) hope to hold a hearing at which MBTA officials can explain the differing fares for commuter-rail stations within Boston city limits - in particular at stations south of Forest Hills. Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 9:42 pm
Effie's Kitchen in Roslindale Square

Workers have been busy lately getting the old Wapo Taco on Poplar Street and the former Bel Lounge on Washington Street for new tenants.

The new sign for Eftimia Meletlides's Effie's Kitchen went up this week above the former Wapo Taco, which closed in June after its landlord doubled its rent. Read more.

By - 9/22/15 - 4:12 pm
Van gets stuck at Rosolindale Square bank

Jim Nichols came across this scene in Roslindale Square this afternoon: A mismatch between the height of a van and the height of the Bank of America drive thru.

By - 8/19/15 - 7:28 pm

On Tuesday, the Home for Little Wanderers' Thrift Shop of Boston is moving from its current location at 17 Corinth St. to 33 Corinth St (in the Bank of America building) in Roslindale Square.

But they won't be loading stuff into a truck for the short move. Read more.

By - 8/19/15 - 7:59 am
Benches in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

Steve shows us there were plenty of places to sit in Roslindale Square's Adams Park - at 4:30 in the morning.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:46 pm
Cracked tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

Robin Kirkpatrick snapped the newly snapped tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square after the storm.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:05 am
Big hammock in Roslindale

The Saturday farmers' market in Roslindale Square now features a hammock to be reckoned with.

By - 7/27/15 - 9:43 am
Old Christos market in Roslindale

Old Greek market new coffee shop in Roslindale?

Roslindale looks set to rejoin cafe nation with the potential opening of two coffee shops, one right in Roslindale Square, the other a couple blocks away.

In the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, Lauren Cooperstein Corduck reports that PS Gourmet Coffee, which has outlets in South Boston and Dorchester, will be moving into the former Vouros pastry shop at Washington and Poplar streets: Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 8:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request for a license for a proposed craft-beer store in the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 6/10/15 - 8:56 pm

Vicky at the Rialto Barbershop posted today that she's started collecting customer contact info just in case she has to move due to rent increases. She writes that she hopes to stay in the same location, even if under "great strain," until next year. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:45 pm

Wapo Taco on Poplar Street will close its doors forever on June 27. In a Facebook post tonight, owners Dianne and Lorenzo write: Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:04 am

The city holds a meeting next week to discuss a proposal to replace a parking space on Washington Street with a "bike corral" that would give up to ten bicyclists a place to secure their bikes during stays in Roslindale Square.

The space would be next to the crosswalks from Adams Park to the other side of Washington at Cummins Highway.

The session starts at 6 p.m. in the Roslindale Community Center, conveniently located across the street from the proposed location, on June 10.

H/t Rozzie Bikes.

By - 5/21/15 - 8:00 am
Inside the Roslindale Substation

Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.

He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft beer store.

Craft Beer Cellar, in fact, hopes to open by the end of the year, with Douglass's Third Rail scheduled for a spring opening, he says.

By - 5/14/15 - 2:00 pm
Vouros in Roslindale Square closed

Vouros, the Greek bakery at Washington and Poplar streets, is empty and closed this week, a large "Available Space" banner in one window.

The closing, rumored for a couple months, leaves Roslindale Square with just two bakeries: Diane's on Poplar Street and Fornax on Corinth Street.

By - 4/21/15 - 9:59 pm

Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony's Market on Washington Street, acknowledged today that he's seriously looking at moving from his longtime location in Roslindale Square to a spot up Washington at Durnell Avenue.

However, he said the deal is not 100% done and that he won't know for sure what he will do for about another month.

By - 4/8/15 - 8:56 pm

Adam Shutes of Roslindale reports he's bought the Boston Cheese Cellar and hopes to re-open the shop next to the wine shop on Birch Street in May.

The shop will remain as Boston Cheese Cellar, and remain as a locally-owned and operated cheese shop.

We aim to re-open in May, and are looking forward to continuing the good work that has gone before us, and to make Boston Cheese Cellar the destination for sampling, purchasing and learning about amazing global & local cheeses and specialty foods.

By - 3/27/15 - 2:21 pm

Tremont Credit Union, 10 Corinth St., around 2:15 p.m., by a black male, thin, about 20, 5'10" in a gray jacket - and pants that he had to hold up to keep from falling down. He said he had a gun. Ran down Corinth towards Washington Street.

By - 3/14/15 - 6:39 am

Around 3 a.m. on Washington Street near the Dunkin' Donuts and Staples, Stanley Staco Stanley Staco and Ed Grzyb report.