Roslindale

By - 9/9/16 - 4:41 pm
32 Cummins proposal, Roslindale

Architect's rendering, featuring ever circling birds.

City Realty, a Brookline landlord and property-management firm, wants to tear down a large house at 32 Cummins Highway and replace it with a 14-unit, four-story building. Read more.

By - 9/9/16 - 1:03 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed an order for a new trial for Sean Ellis, one of two men convicted of fatally shooting BPD Det. John Mulligan in 1993. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it will once again try Ellis for first-degree murder - in what will be his fourth trial on the charge.

The court had rejected Ellis's first appeal for a new trial in 2000, but agreed with a Superior Court judge that he should get a new trial because of the discovery of "evidence regarding the victim's participation in crimes of police corruption with several Boston police detectives who investigated his murder, and information provided to the police regarding possible third-party culprits." Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 12:52 pm
Goats being led to pasture in the Arnold Arboretum

Caitlinn Driscoll Cannon watched yesterday as a goat herder walk a flock of four to their first day of work on the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum, where they'll munch away the thick underbrush near the train tracks and Arborough Road, then be moved to a new area for more tasty weeds.

Getting used to their new home: Read more.

By - 9/4/16 - 12:21 am
Fire scene on Walter Street, Roslindale

Walter Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department responded at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday to a house fire at 139 Walter St., near Mendum, in Roslindale.

The department reports all three residents made it out safely. A second alarm was struck for the fire; a third around 12:25 a.m. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 5:27 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that a Boston police officer and an FBI agent had good reason to fatally shoot Usaamah Rahim in the parking lot of the Washington Street CVS last year: They already feared he was planning to kill a police officer when he started was coming at them with "a large, military-style knife."

In a statement today, Conley said he concluded no charges were warranted because Rahim: Read more.

By - 8/19/16 - 8:43 pm

The Roslindolls made their debut at the Adams Park Night Out a couple weeks ago.

The lights are much brighter here
You can eat a souvlaki or drink a draft beer
DOWN IN ROZZIE!

Compare to Roslindale by Birdbrain.

Via Keep Rosslindale Quirky.

By - 8/11/16 - 10:49 am

The Bulletin reports on ongoing problems with drag races on American Legion Highway in Roslindale, which now attract as many as 100 racers at a time, many of whom seem disinclined to stop for police - at least until officers pull out their guns. Police say residents need to call them about the racers as soon as they hear them, rather than just stewing in their homes (scroll down past the stuff about the screaming, door-slamming couple at one local condo project).

By - 8/4/16 - 12:20 pm
Ice cream factory and ice company in Roslindale

After you buy your three-gallon tub of ice cream at Puritan on Washington Street, you can go across the street to buy some ice at the Ice Box to keep it cool.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:04 pm

A pedestrian was taken away in an ambulance after a crash around 11:30 a.m. at Cummins Highway and Lindall Street. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 8:59 pm
Balloon animal maker in Roslindale's Adams Park

The Roslindale Night Out celebration of neighborhood watches in Adams Park this evening featured dancers (from Andean to Irish step), free food, lots of people and this lady making balloon animals.

By - 8/1/16 - 10:37 am

National Night Out will take place on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2.

List of locations:
http://bpdnews.com/news/2016/7/31/please-join-the-bpd-this-monday-and-tu...

Read more.

By - 7/31/16 - 5:36 pm
Giant chicken on Washington Street in Roslindale

This giant chicken now keeps vigil on Washington Street in Roslindale, at the Tostado near Forest Hills.

Compare to the giant chicken of West Roxbury.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:03 pm
Flipped car in Roslindale

Annemarie Walsh shows us the car turned turtle shortly before 10:30 p.m., on Washington Street at Averton in Roslindale. She says the car flipped after the driver hit a car parked in front of JJ Brannelly's. People rushed to pull him out and he was able to stand up as EMTs arrived, she adds.

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.