We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.
Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.
When we walked into the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale this afternoon, one of the first things we saw was this giant fruit thing (how could we miss it?). Turned out it was a jackfruit, and at just $1.49 a pound seemed a bargain, but we resisted the temptation because, really, where do you put something like that?
By the time we were finished shopping, the store's sole jackfruit was gone.
Exodus Bagels, which has been selling its wares at finer farmer's markets and pop-ups everywhere (or at least in JP and Roslindale) announced today it's found a permanent home in Roslindale - in space formerly occupied by the Tables of Contents catering service next to the Bellevue commuter-rail stop off Belgrade Avenue.
Roslindale residents who'd enjoyed the bird-in-hand mural at Washington and Archdale woke up this morning to find some jerk had spray-painted his name over its lower half.
The mural, painted less than a year ago, was an homage to the area's Dominican residents and depicts a Dominican saying: "A bird in the hand is worth a hundred flying in the air."
Some 100 Boston Latin School parents and alumni - and some students - rallied on the steps of the school this morning to show their support for Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta and Assistant Headmaster Malcolm Flynn - and to demand a seat at the table for discussions on selecting the next headmaster at the exam school. Read more.
In the area of Kittredge and Washington streets, due to a transformer that blew up, per Keeping Rolindale Quirky.
Jamaica Plain News roots out the news that researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of truffles in our very own Arnold Arboretum. No word when we can expect truffles-mad pigs to start snouting around the grounds.
Around 11:30 p.m. at 4590 Washington St.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5'5" or 5'6" and 180 or 190 lbs., wearing a black hoodie and a hat.
Roslindale Wants to Play reports that Pagel Playground, which currently consists of two fields, will be getting an unusual play structure, one of only three of its kind in the entire country.
Veeconley deserves a Poulet-zer Award for photographing the feral chickens of Roslindale, traipsing around St. Michael's Cemetery off Walk Hill Street this morning like they owned the joint.
Developers of a proposed 137-unit residential building on Walk Hill Street near American Legion Highway told residents last night they've reduced the size of the proposed units - which would make the units a bit more affordable and let them remove a floor from one side of the building. Read more.
Around 3:40 a.m. on March 26, their windows closed on a chilly night, residents of Kittredge Street in Roslindale were jolted awake by the sound of gunfire. It was, a federal indictment charges today, an attempt by a member of a Jamaica Plain gang to murder an associate of a rival Jamaica Plain gang who was living near the intersection with Cliftondale. Read more.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released a photo of the man they say tried to hold up the Bank of America branch at 29 Corinth St. in Roslindale Square the afternoon of May 27.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. And while you're at it, ask about the Mass Most Wanted TIP Program - there could be a reward in it for you.
BPS officials promised students at the Sumner School in Roslindale today that their arson-ravaged playground would be rebuilt in time for the opening of school in September.
At a ceremony at which kids thanked the firefighters of Ladder 16 and Engine 53 in Roslindale for keeping the fire from spreading, officials praised the kids for their reaction to the fire - they raised $277.45 in a lemon-aid sale - and parents and local businesses, who have so far kicked in more than $60,000. Read more.
Adam Rogoff was among those attending the dedication for Roslindale Square's new bike corral on Cohasset Street.
The corral, next to the seasonal parklet, gives bike riders a place to stow their bikes as they shop or stroll in the square in an enclosure built out of recycled shipping pallets and steel pipe and dedicated to the memory of George Ulrich of Roslindale, founder of Rozzie Bikes and the Boston Cyclists Union.