Roslindale Square

By - 10/18/14 - 11:27 am
Mayor Walsh cuts a ribbon in Roslindale

Marty Walsh cuts ribbon with help of neighborhood kids and giant golden scissors.

Roslindale residents, city parks workers and elected officials gathered in Adams Park this morning to rededicate the park after a summer-long renovation project that features new walkways and benches - and a new irrigation system that means volunteers will no longer have to water plants by hand.

After the speechifying and the ribbon cutting, people ambled about enjoying the return of the weekly farmers' market... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 3:10 pm
Revamped Adams Park

New benches, paths, grass at revamped park.

The fences came down a few days ago, but the formal re-opening of Adams Park in Roslindale Square is tomorrow at 9 a.m., with a re-dedication ceremony. A ribbon will, of course, be cut.

The farmers' market, which had been held up at the commuter-rail station, will re-open in the park tomorrow as well. It will then run through Nov. 22.... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 10:14 am

In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.

News that a Petco could replace the uniform store in Roslindale Square prompted Roslindale resident Kristie Helms to start a Facebook group to consider how to Keep... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 9:43 pm
Roslindale apartments under construction

Roslindale Square's first major development in years is beginning to take shape on Washington Street, where workers are constructing a building with 43 apartments that will wrap around the old trolley substation - which will itself be rehabbed and turned into a restaurant.

By - 10/1/14 - 6:50 pm
Derna's

Derna's at 753 South St., where regulars can pour their own coffee, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking an all-alcohol license and permission to stay open until 1 a.m. and open a patio.

Stephen Judge, owner of Delfino, across the street, bought Derna's and the adjoining Minerva's Owl space earlier this year. Under his proposal, Derna's would expand into the former clothing... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 2:26 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.

As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered around a desire to retain small, locally-owned, independent shops over national chains, as well as general concerns over increased congestion,

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By - 9/6/14 - 12:56 pm
Site of new apartments, restaurants at old Roslindale substation

A groundbreaking image.

City officials joined Roslindale residents today in officially starting the Substation project that by next year will feature 43 apartments and a restaurant called the Third Rail.

Developer Peregrine Group is building the new apartments on what used to be the Higgins Funeral Home and its parking lot and renovating the long dormant old trolley substation built in 1911 by the Boston Elevated Railway (using... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 1:10 pm
Tracks in Roslindale on South Street

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.

In 1948, the tracks were still exposed all the time, as you can see in this Boston City Archives photo of South Street (taken from what is... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 3:31 pm

A concerned citizen complains about South Street in Roslindale Square by the wallpaper store now that the street has a bicycle lane:

When a car is stopped for a pedestrian at this crosswalk, other motorists will often illegally use part of the bike lane to overtake - I've seen numerous almost-collisions at this location. This is a high pedestrian area. This needs to be

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By - 6/13/14 - 9:08 am

Roslindale Square this morning. Photo by Cheezus.

Boston Police are trying to figure out where the blood in front of the BPL branch at Washington and Poplar streets came from this morning.

Although officers searched the area and contacted local hospitals, they did not find a victim to go with the blood, a BPD spokesperson said. Around 9:15 a.m., police took down the crime-scene tape they had put around the library.

Shortly... Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 12:27 pm
Roslindale parklet

Workers didn't let some rain today stop them from installing Roslindale's new parklet on Cohasset Street, on the side of Fornax.

By - 5/31/14 - 10:14 pm

A concerned citizen posts a photo of some trash along the curb on Birch Street in Roslindale Square and grumps:

I miss Menino. He kept the streets clean in Roslindale Village.

One surmises that this concerned citizen hasn't met the other concerned citizen who complained how filthy Adams Park was in the waning days of the Menino regime.... Read more

By - 5/26/14 - 11:50 am

No, silly, Adams Park isn't a parklet, even if it is small. Wicked Local Roslindale reports a couple of parking spaces on Cohasset Street by Fornax will be turned into a "hangout space" where pedestrians can sit a spell and take a break - especially handy these days in the Square given that Adams Park is all torn up for renovations.

Speaking of torn-up... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 12:07 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Fornax on Corinth Street, which is best known for its bread, has purchased an espresso machine and is currently hiring a barista to run it.

By - 5/9/14 - 1:30 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says NStar has agreed to a community meeting on Tuesday to explain what it's doing to prevent a recurrence of the repeated power failures that left residents in and around Roslindale Square without lights or heat over the past winter.

The meeting, which Mayor Walsh is also planning to attend, starts at 6:30 p.m.... Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 11:00 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummings into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:31 am

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

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By - 3/26/14 - 2:22 pm

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

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By - 3/26/14 - 7:50 am

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

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By - 3/21/14 - 6:19 am

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.

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