Roslindale

By - 7/26/16 - 8:26 am

WFXT has video of the mob rushing into the store at Alfa, Washington Street at South Street and just grabbing stuff. One of the perpetrators slipped on the way out.

By - 7/22/16 - 11:22 pm
Corn growing out of a Roslindale sidewalk

Watch out, Iowa. This corn plant is growing out of a crack in the sidewalk on Glendower Street (although it would have been more poetic had it been growing a block over on Cornell).

By - 7/22/16 - 9:42 pm
Lightning south of Roslindale

Ed Grzyb watched lightning strike south of Roslindale around 9 p.m. in a storm that proved not to be a repeat of Monday's tree destroyer.

By - 7/21/16 - 5:49 pm
Jerusalme Trading in Roslindale is closing

There's a new store-closing sign on the front of Jersusalem Trading on Poplar Street, which was the square's only source for beds and unusual living-room accoutrements. Anybody know what's taking its place?

By - 7/21/16 - 9:23 am

The Bulletin introduces us to Virak Uy, a Boston public-school teacher who is running against Angelo Scaccia, the longest continuously serving member of the state House of Representatives, in the 14th Suffolk district (Hyde Park and a tad of Roslindale).

By - 7/18/16 - 5:05 pm
Firefighters deal with downed tree limb on Custer Street, Jamaica Plain

Firefighters get downed tree out of road on Custer Street, JP. Photo by Lisa Schorr Kaplan.

Boom! That was some storm. Scattered outages in other areas in the city as well. Multiple trees came down on Maybrook Street in Dorchester.

Robin reports this tree came down at an entrance to Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, effectively trapping two people in a car in the cemetery: Read more.

By - 7/18/16 - 12:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that 753 South, where Derna's used to be, is so close to opening it's advertising for a sous chef. Read more.

By - 7/18/16 - 9:31 am
175 Poplar St. in Roslindale, where Mary Baker Eddy lived and worked

Residents living near the house on a hill at Poplar Street and Augustus Avenue plan to seek city landmark status to keep it from being torn down. Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 9:56 pm
Redone mural in Roslindale

Gnome Anne watched the Mayor's Mural Crew today repair the mural at Washington and Archdale that some jerk defaced three weeks ago, less than a year after it was put up.

By - 7/8/16 - 3:12 pm
Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston.

Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston in pink.

Verizon has filed updated plans with the city for its roll out of FiOS Internet, phone and cable service that show that West Roxbury and parts of neighboring Roslindale, most of Dorchester, the area around Dudley Square, would be the first areas in the city to get the Comcast competitor. Read more.

By - 7/7/16 - 8:34 am
Fire at 10 Hazelmere Road in Roslindale

10 Hazelmere Rd. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded at 1:25 a.m. to 10 Hazelmere Rd. in Roslindale for a fire that went to two alarms before being knocked down. Read more.

By - 7/5/16 - 2:27 pm

We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.

Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.

By - 7/1/16 - 11:58 pm
Jackfruit in a Roslindale supermarket

When we walked into the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale this afternoon, one of the first things we saw was this giant fruit thing (how could we miss it?). Turned out it was a jackfruit, and at just $1.49 a pound seemed a bargain, but we resisted the temptation because, really, where do you put something like that?

By the time we were finished shopping, the store's sole jackfruit was gone.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:53 am
In Sherrin Woods

In Sherrin Woods.

The Bulletin reports the city is looking to spruce up Sherrin Woods by putting in trail markers, creating a rock-climbing area - and clearing out all the yard waste neighboring residents have been dumping in the woods for years.

By - 6/29/16 - 8:28 pm

Exodus Bagels, which has been selling its wares at finer farmer's markets and pop-ups everywhere (or at least in JP and Roslindale) announced today it's found a permanent home in Roslindale - in space formerly occupied by the Tables of Contents catering service next to the Bellevue commuter-rail stop off Belgrade Avenue.

By - 6/28/16 - 1:10 pm

At a press conference to announce the new interim BLS headmaster today, School Superintendent Tommy Chang said he will appoint an interim O'Bryant headmaster "in coming weeks." Read more.

By - 6/27/16 - 10:33 am
Mural in happier days

Mural in happier days - last year, when it was nearing completion.

Roslindale residents who'd enjoyed the bird-in-hand mural at Washington and Archdale woke up this morning to find some jerk had spray-painted his name over its lower half.

The mural, painted less than a year ago, was an homage to the area's Dominican residents and depicts a Dominican saying: "A bird in the hand is worth a hundred flying in the air."

By - 6/24/16 - 11:52 am
Barbara Peterlin and Kristin Johnson at Boston Latin School rally

Barbara Peterlin and Kristin Johnson at BLS rally.

Some 100 Boston Latin School parents and alumni - and some students - rallied on the steps of the school this morning to show their support for Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta and Assistant Headmaster Malcolm Flynn - and to demand a seat at the table for discussions on selecting the next headmaster at the exam school. Read more.

By - 6/24/16 - 8:55 am

In the area of Kittredge and Washington streets, due to a transformer that blew up, per Keeping Rolindale Quirky.

By - 6/20/16 - 12:20 am

Jamaica Plain News roots out the news that researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of truffles in our very own Arnold Arboretum. No word when we can expect truffles-mad pigs to start snouting around the grounds.