Roslindale

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 - 11/12/14 - 3:09 pm

NStar is confirming it is buying land behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway and the Oak Lawn Cemetery on Cummins Highway that until recently was best known for the green towers meant to support netting for the driving range that was supposed to be built there.

However, the company is denying rumors it plans to put a solar farm up on the... 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 - 11/2/14 - 10:37 am
Snow in Boston

Hey, it's not supposed to stick!

Didn't the weatherpeople tell us the snow would be limited to extreme northern and western regions, like Maine? So like your furnace going on for the first time of the season, the French Toast Alert was a bit cranky today and late.

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 - 10/28/14 - 4:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a trio of presumably now ex-employees of Expressions Clothing Store on American Legion Highway in Roslindale on charges they tried stealing about $6,000 worth of sneakers and shoes yesterday.

According to police, Emilio Jimenez, 20, of Jamaica Plain, Victor Pimentel, 20, of Roxbury and Taj Joseph, 18, of Hyde Park, hatched a plan to pack "dozens of boxes" of footwear... Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 10:08 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. on Florence Street near Hawthorne.

The suspect is black, 5'7" to 5'10" and 200 to 220 lbs. He wore a black hoodie with a white or gray camo pattern, blue jeans and dark sneakers with white soles. He had a black backpack on and carried his gun on the right side.

By - 10/19/14 - 3:46 pm
Path Bussey Brook Meadow in the Arnold Arboretum

The Harvard Gazette reports on a new smartphone app to guide people around Bussey Brook Meadow, a 24-acre parcel across from the main portions of the Arnold Arboretum, between South Street and the small side streets off Washington Street on the Roslindale/Jamaica Plain line.

The app, developed by Peter Del Tredici, retired senior scientist at the Arboretum, and artist Teri Rueb, guides users... Read more

By - 10/18/14 - 3:43 pm

Mayor Walsh had a bonus for Roslindale parents with small kids at today's Adams Park re-dedication: Work on renovating Fallon Field will begin next year, rather than in 2016 as originally planned.

His announcement comes a few months after a new parents group began lobbying for new and improved playgrounds in the neighborhood.... Read more

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

By - 10/17/14 - 3:10 pm
Revamped Adams Park

New benches, paths, grass at revamped park.

The fences came down a few days ago, but the formal re-opening of Adams Park in Roslindale Square is tomorrow at 9 a.m., with a re-dedication ceremony. A ribbon will, of course, be cut.

The farmers' market, which had been held up at the commuter-rail station, will re-open in the park tomorrow as well. It will then run through Nov. 22.... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 8:11 am
Sluggo in Roslindale

The owners of Estate Bargains, a new old-stuff store at 417 Hyde Park Ave. that replaced a storefront church (that replaced the real-estate office that replaced a Caribbean restaurant) are doing some interesting things with the exterior walls of the place.

In addition to Sluggo and some serious tagging on the side, they've painted blocks on the front green and gotten Top Cat to... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 11:58 pm

UPDATE: After surrounding the school and sending in a search dog, police did not find the intruder, Stanley Staco reports. The guy apparently smashed a ground-floor window to gain entry.

Police are investigating a break-in at the Irving Middle School on Cummins Highway tonight. As officers surrounded the school and waited to unleash a police dog in the halls, they received word that a... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 10:14 am

In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.

News that a Petco could replace the uniform store in Roslindale Square prompted Roslindale resident Kristie Helms to start a Facebook group to consider how to Keep... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 3:44 pm
Tim McCarthy and Sonia and Joseph Garufi

Tim McCarthy supports Garufi proposal as they listen.

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.

The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.

All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 5:40 am

Around 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Chamomile_Tea reports:

Big booms in Roslindale down by Healy field, South/Washington streets. BIG ones, at least 6. any ideas?

Twenty minutes later, she added:

Yeah, now it sounds like a fireworks show.

Also heard in Jamaica Plain.... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 9:43 pm
Roslindale apartments under construction

Roslindale Square's first major development in years is beginning to take shape on Washington Street, where workers are constructing a building with 43 apartments that will wrap around the old trolley substation - which will itself be rehabbed and turned into a restaurant.

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