Roslindale

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.

By - 2/9/17 - 5:51 pm
Big tow truck for stuck 32 bus on Hyde Park Avenue

Pamela Aimee had a ringside seat to watch a T tow truck try to haul away a 32 bus that got stuck on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale this afternoon. This was shortly before 5 p.m. - about an hour after she first spotted it stuck.

By - 2/6/17 - 11:27 pm
Officer, knife and cameraman

Underreported? What's that cameraman doing at a BPD press conference on the case?

The office of Orbit Cinnamon Gum addict Sean Spicer is out with its list of allegedly "underreported" terrorist incidents, and it includes the June, 2015 incident in which an FBI agent and a Boston cop shot a Roslindale man to death before he could run them through with a knife in the parking lot of the CVS on Washington Street in Roslindale.

Underreported my ass. Read more.

By - 2/2/17 - 12:30 pm
John Gatley

On Feb. 2, 1875, James Gatley quietly died in Grew's Woods, a vast expanse of woods and hills on what was then the Hyde Park/West Roxbury town line, where he'd lived in a 10x12 hut for nearly three decades, studying and stuffing the local birds and reptiles. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 9:23 am
Fluffy clouds over Boston's Public Garden

Damaskin looked up as he waited to cross from the Public Garden this morning.

Mark Smith also looked up, in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/26/17 - 10:36 am

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department holds a public meeting on Feb. 7 to hear what people think about the idea of carving out part of Fallon Field for a dog area.

The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 1/25/17 - 11:11 am

Police are looking for two guys who tried to break into the rear of Popeyes on American Legion Highway with a bolt cutter around 11 a.m., only to be confronted by an employee, who scared them off. One of the suspects was described as black, 5'2" and missing teeth.

By - 1/22/17 - 9:24 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue announced today its Rozzie Ramen pop-up starts Jan. 31: Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 5 p.m.

By - 1/15/17 - 11:58 pm

The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.

Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.

By - 1/14/17 - 2:43 pm
Selling craft beer in the substation basement

Making a sale in the substation.

Roslindale substation back in business for first time in 45 years, this time as a craft-beer store, with restaurant to follow

Roslindale residents, city politicians and Keytar Bear gathered this morning at the old Boston Elevated substation to formally open the new Craft Beer Cellar and to take a look at the state of the cavernous main space, which will become a Chris Douglass restaurant called the Third Rail. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 7:24 pm
Clay Car Center on Belgrade Avenue

The current buildings of the Clay Car Center.

Residents near the Clay Car Center on Belgrade Avenue at the West Roxbury Parkway yesterday heard preliminary plans to replace it with a new Roxbury Prep High School. Read more.

By - 1/10/17 - 12:31 pm

The owner of Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., vowed this morning to avoid a repeat of a late-night November incident in which Boston Police detectives found karaoke booming out of the place at levels far higher than allowed by city code. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 9:04 pm

Boston Police are investigating an armed-robbery attempt at the Alfa gas station at Washington and South streets tonight by three men who apparently fled on foot when a Boston officer arrived on scene. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:57 am
Crash at Bussey and South streets in Roslindale

Around 7:30 a.m., Chris found himself stuck behind this collision at Bussey and South streets in the Arboretum. The Globe reports a bus monitor was taken to the hospital for observation and that the one student on board was uninjured.