Roslindale Square

By - 2/26/15 - 1:09 pm

The landlord for the new FitChoice 24/7 health club on Washington Street goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to let the facility live up to its name and actually operate around the clock.

The fitness business, which replaced the Sugar restaurant and bakery, already advertises it's open 24 hours - although staffed only for 12 hours on weekdays - but... Read more

By - 2/9/15 - 10:49 pm
Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, with champagne

Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square laughs in the face of all that snow and enjoys some chilled champagne today.

By - 2/6/15 - 2:28 pm

With the news that Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street is closing at the end of the month, Adam Kessel has started thinking about a whey to ensure Roslindale continues to have a gouda supply of cheesy comestibles.

Kessel, who already knows something about co-ops, is hoping to have a get-together this weekend to talk about the idea of a co-op taking over... Read more

By - 2/3/15 - 8:05 pm

The owners of the Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street said tonight they're closing the shop at the end of the month.

In a newsletter to customers, Kathy Lacher and John Pierce say they're looking for somebody who'd want to continue selling cheese to Roslindale. They plan to go out with a fondue party on Feb. 28.

Roslindale's only cheese shop opened in 2006;... Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 8:14 am

The State House News Service reports that when state Education Secretary Matthew Malone leaves office next month, he won't be taking much time off:

Malone, 44, who describes himself as a "foodie" who loves to cook, plans to do an unpaid internship at Tony's Market in Roslindale Square to learn how to cut meat.

... Read more
By - 12/15/14 - 8:08 am

Vincent Marino, who owns the Tony's/Redd's building on Washington Street, meets with residents tonight to discuss his plan to add two stories and eight apartments to the building.

The meeting is the last chance for residents to get details on the proposal before it goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals. A meeting on the proposal last month ended with residents asking questions... Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 10:32 am

The Unleashed by Petco is a done deal, Wicked Local Roslindale reports.

Earlier:
Roslindale residents join merchants to oppose Petco.

By - 12/8/14 - 8:31 am

There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/3/14 - 12:01 am
Lisa DiPietro of the Pet Cabaret in Roslindale

Pet Cabaret's Lisa DiPietro struck a defiant tone.

Roslindale residents joined with Roslindale Square merchants tonight to say they'll be damned if they're going to let a bunch of national chains turn their shopping area into a sterile Harvard Square.

In a crammed meeting room at the Roslindale Community Center, their immediate ire was focused on Petco Unleashed, which plans to move into the South Street space to be vacated by the JB... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 9:48 am

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... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 4:57 pm
Christmas comes to Roslindale

Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.

Santa in Roslindale

Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:

Marty Walsh in Roslindale
By - 11/20/14 - 4:46 pm

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... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 9:24 pm

Tony DeBenedictis (l) and Vincent Marino.

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... Read more

By - 11/16/14 - 8:58 pm

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... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 3:25 pm
Redd's and Tony's in Roslindale

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... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 5:07 pm

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

In arguments similar to those used by... Read more

By - 11/3/14 - 1:13 pm
Roslindale says farewell to Tom Menino

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.

By - 10/31/14 - 7:37 am
Sign that thanks Tom Menino in Roslindale

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.

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

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