A Little Caesar's is opening on American Legion Highway, one door down from Simco.
It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts. Aside from Domino's, which has been around forever, Boston's more rural districts don't much cotton to chain pizza - anybody remember the Papa John's in West Roxbury? But if it can survive anywhere, American Legion might be it, given that it's turning... Read more
It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),
As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more
A family of three was displaced by the blaze, reported around 9:35 a.m. Nobody was home at the time and there were no injuries, the department says.... Read more
They could be Boston's quietest ethnic community - you just don't hear much about the Albanians of Roslindale and West Roxbury. But Kathy Cahill spotted some Albanian graffiti in Roslindale this morning. Translated, it means "Long live Comrade Enver Hoxha," a paean to the Communist tyrant who ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet today, Monday, October 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
The previously planned forum for the mayoral candidates that was to be held October 8 has been... Read more
The Globe gets drenched covering the two mayoral candidates in yesterday's Roslindale parade; doesn't note that both were preceded by Rob Consalvo, staying dry in a trolley bus.
The Herald reports both Walsh and Connolly are running by running away from City Hall and that both camps are concerned voters might get distracted by a Red Sox World Series run.
The Globe... Read more
OK, it rained for the Roslindale parade today, but marchers - and parade-goers - were prepared, with umbrellas (well, most of them) and plastic bags for bagpipes and loudspeakers. And if the rain took out a sign or two, dancers still do catapults, kids still collected candy and candidates still worked the (maybe a bit thinner) crowds.
It turned shy when Gregory Adams aimed his camera at it, but that's a yellow-headed cockatiel up in a tree at Fallon Field in Roslindale this morning.
UPDATE: That's Smokey the Cockatiel, whose owner just recently moved to the Fallon Field neighborhood and who didn't realize one of his windows was open over the weekend.... Read more
On Saturday, a disgusted citizen reported trash strewn all about Adams Park right as the farmers' market was opening and demanded to know where the local hokey man was ("hokey" being that trash can on wheels set up the hokey men use).
The city responds this morning:
Closed. Case Noted. There is no more weekend hokey ..we cleaned it friday afternoon that the best... Read more
Matthew Wilding reports somebody is leaving headless pigeons strewn about Adams Park in Roslindale Square.
Ed. note: Or some thing, mwa-ha-ha. In either case, don't click on that link unless you want to see one of said strewn headless pigeons.
Roslindale is all atwitter tonight about a small plane that is just circling the neighborhood over and over (I'm hearing it as I type this, sounds like it's somewhere in the vicinity of Metropolitan). Why is it up there? What does it want?
UPDATE: BPD says it's a "mapping plane," which they know because people have been calling them and somebody there... Read more
The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:
After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his... Read more
Around 11:15 p.m., two men with bandanas over their faces forced a worker and a customer at the Domino's on Washington Street by Enneking Parkway to the floor and took money and the customer's purse.
Both suspects are about 5'8" and thin. The gunman wore a navy blue hoodie with his face covered with a blue handkerchief with "Boston" written in red on it. The... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Fernando Rosario, 30, near his 3 Highcrest Terrace apartment Wednesday morning. Police also used a battering ram to break down the door of his apartment in a search for additional evidence after, they say, a woman and two children inside refused to answer the door.
Police say Rosario was arrested around 8 a.m. by officers from the South Boston... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, September 9, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located at 90... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.
WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
Seven of the eight candidates running to replace Rob Consalvo as city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) made their pitches last night to a packed house at a forum sponsored by the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Assocation (Ava Callendar had a previous engagement). Some excerpts:
Everybody hates all the money spent on school busing and said Boston schools need to be better.... Read more