Roslindale

By - 3/25/17 - 11:07 am

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Robert Carrion and Fabiola Ramirez, both 46 and both from Roslindale, on charges they paid their temp workers at a Dorchester laundry company - some of whom worked 100 hours a week - less than minimum wages and no overtime pay and then threatened workers on learning they had talked to state investigators, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 4:03 pm

The Globe reported yesterday that Newton's New England Mobile Book Fair is looking for smaller quarters and that it's already scouted out several possible locations, including West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 6:22 pm
Fire in Roslindale Square on Washington Street

Washington Street scene. Photo by Diamond Kartel.

Around 6 p.m., at the Roslindale Barber Shop, 4256 Washington St. in Roslindale Square (next to where El Chavo used to be). BFD quickly doused the flames, but Washington Street was shut to traffic and T buses. An ISD electrical inspector was requested to check out the wiring.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:49 pm

State Police report a passenger in a taxi died around 1 a.m. when a car smashed into the back of the cab at "an extremely high rate of speed" on I-95 southbound in Attleboro. Read more.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:13 pm
Roslindale pop-up ball run

Roslindale Wants to Play and Roslindale Village Main Street have turned the long abandoned Select Cafe on Belgrade Avenue into a pop-up Build Zone where kids (and, shh, adults) can create "ball runs" tomorrow and next Saturday. Read more.

By - 3/18/17 - 1:26 pm
Slow down in Roslindale

WalkUp Roslindale held a standout at Walter and South streets this morning to let drivers know they should ease up on the accelerator now that the default speed limit in Boston is down to 25 m.p.h.

By - 3/17/17 - 12:40 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 1:31 pm
Stuck bus on Hyde Park Avenue

Pamela Aimee has a ringside seat to watch T workers try to extricate a stuck 32 bus near Diaz Variety on Hyde Park Avenue towards Forest Hills - in almost the same exact spot where another 32 bus got stuck in a snowstorm last month.

By - 3/3/17 - 11:25 am
317 Belgrade Avenue proposal

Drone's-eye rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a four-story, 21-unit apartment building at 317 Belgrade Ave., next to the Bellevue stop on the Needham Line.

John Morrissey and Michael Forde's proposal, which would also include first-floor retail space, now goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 11:45 pm
Residents against the proposed Roxbury Prep school

Residents raise their hands in opposition to the proposed school.

Officials at Roxbury Prep managed to provide a presentation on their proposal for an 800-student high school on Belgrade Avenue at a meeting tonight at which they were accused of getting ready to ruin the neighborhood, by people who said they don't understand why the school can't put its building someplace else, someplace more "central" to students from Dorchester, Roxbury and Hyde Park than the Roslindale/West Roxbury line. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 11:21 pm
Protester would rather bang a pot than listen to Trump

As the president spoke on TV, about 35 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park with pots and ladles to bang out a protest, in a Latin American-style demonstration known as a "cacerolazo."

For 45 minutes, they stood near the Poplar and South end of the park, banging their pots and occasionally taking a stroll around the park. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 2:35 pm

Some will be in Adams Park with pots, pans and ladles for a noisy protest "cacerolazo". Starts at 9 p.m.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

By - 2/26/17 - 8:37 pm

A grossed out Roslindale citizen asks the city to remove the dead skunk in the backyard.

Bad news: The city replies it doesn't remove dead animals from private property.

Sort of good news: If the homeowner can stomach the idea and somehow get the carcass to the street, "then we would pick it up."

By - 2/26/17 - 12:07 pm

WalkUp Roslindale is sponsoring hour-long standouts over the next month at key Roslindale intersections for the next four Saturdays, starting in Roslindale Square.

Boston reduced its default speed limit from 30 to 25 m.p.h. in January.

By - 2/24/17 - 11:02 am

Roslindale Wants to Play reports work could begin this spring on a major revamp to the Healy Field playground that will include a "play" brook and splash pool. Read more.

By - 2/23/17 - 9:49 am

The Bulletin reports on a session held by Roslindale Is for Everyone.

By - 2/16/17 - 4:35 pm

So this happened today in Roslindale, thanks to the local Nextdoor.com groups and Keep Roslindale Quirky on Facebook: Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:25 pm
Standstill on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street in Roslindale at a standstill around 3:30. Photo by Forcv.

3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.

Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.

By - 2/11/17 - 2:00 pm

Scott Tetreault alerts us that the Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway is now nearing completion - it's posted menu prices ($12.99 Monday through Thursday, $13.99 on Friday and Saturday) and is advertising for workers.