There's jumping the gun and then there's shooting yourself in the foot with it. Last night, I posted this submission as an example of your basic Boston snow space saver. In fact, as folks point out in the comments, the cones were there before the snow to warn people away from a plate covering some utility work.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Around 6:40 p.m. outside 3936 Washington St., across from Lochdale, the Globe reports.
A few days ago on the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, somebody asked about finding a building permit for a particular address in the neighborhood. Somebody else told her she could find it on a database off the ISD page on the city Web site. Sure, if you're familiar with how the city database interface works, which most people aren't. But using that interface, I created a map of open building permits in Roslindale (well, ones for projects worth more than $1,500).
Possibly useful? Something worth doing for other Boston neighborhoods?
This map, called up from the city's building-permit database, shows current Roslindale projects with a value of at least $1,500. If you see a bunch of yellow circles with numbers, ratched the map zoom up a level to show individual addresses. You move around the map by clicking and dragging. When you click on a marker, you'll find details for the project in the bottom box.
From Farquhar Street down Centre into West Roxbury, and up the other way to Peters Hill, Roslindale is bereft of Christmas lights and chilling refrigerators due to a power outage that Eversource told one customer might be resolved by 9 p.m.
Timothy West went to the annual Roslindale luminaria in Adams Park tonight.
Federal officials yesterday charged Starling "Bladi" Bladmil Gonzalez, who lives in half of a two-family at 99 Glendower Rd. in Roslindale, as one of two men who ran a ring that imported heroin, fentanyl and cocaine into the Boston area. Read more.
Boston Police report seizing 444 grams of heroin and $5,000 in cash and arresting Yeury Villar, 26, on heroin-trafficking charges during raids yesterday in the three neighborhoods.
Separately, State Police and DEA agents apparently conducted a raid this morning at a house on Glendower Street in Roslindale.
Conor Gately reports finding this friendly, feisty dog yesterday on Sycamore Street between Cummins and Poplar in Roslindale. He's currently at the Boston city animal shelter on Mahler Road if you misplaced him.
Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.
Around 5:10 p.m. at 699 Hyde Park Ave., south of Canterbury Street. Nobody hit.
This is down the street from where a man was pistol whipped on Nov. 12.
Jed Hresko took in the Bay State Model Railroad Museum's semi-annual open house in Roslindale yesterday. It's open today until 3 p.m. - admission is $5 for adults, free for kids - at 760 South St. in Roslindale Square.
BPD District E-5 is reporting seven Toyotas and Hondas in Roslindale and West Roxbury have been stripped of their tires since Nov. 7.
In a neighboring town, police say, a Sprinter-style U-Haul was spotted near where five cars had their tires and rims removed.
A group of Roslindale residents meet on Wednesday to figure out how to keep the neighborhood inclusive, including, if it comes to it, how to "protect ourselves and our neighbors from harmful federal policies."
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway.