Roslindale Square

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...Read more

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.Read more

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.

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services holds a meeting...Read more

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,

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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.Read more

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.Read more

By - 3/11/15 - 7:01 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports a pair of Roslindale residents have signed a letter of intent to open a Craft Beer Cellar in the rehabbed trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway - the same building where Chris Douglass, owner of Tavolo and Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, plans to open a restaurant.

Bryan Reeves and Marty Alvares-Reeves have both been hobbyist brewers for...Read more

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.Read more

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.

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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.Read more

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

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