WCVB reports a pedestrian was hit and knocked down shortly before midnight, Thursday, where Washington meets Beech and Walworth, by a white Infiniti whose driver then just sped off.
Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.
He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft beer store.
Craft Beer Cellar, in fact, hopes to open by the end of the year, with Douglass's Third Rail scheduled for a spring opening, he says.
When the New Yorker stopped into Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway tonight, he left the key in the ignition.
Surprise! The car was missing when he walked out with his food.
Fortunately for him, a BPD dispatcher issued a BOLO and officers soon spotted and stopped the car on Washington Street, just before Green, in Jamaica Plain. Driver and car were taken to E-5 in West Roxbury for a reunion.
A miniature pinscher that bolted from her dogsitter in Roslindale Tuesday night is back home, thanks to an all-out push by Fallon Field neighbors to find her - and two Boston Police officers, who did. Read more.
Vouros, the Greek bakery at Washington and Poplar streets, is empty and closed this week, a large "Available Space" banner in one window.
The closing, rumored for a couple months, leaves Roslindale Square with just two bakeries: Diane's on Poplar Street and Fornax on Corinth Street.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday ordered a new trial for Sean Ellis, convicted for the 1993 murder of Det. John Mulligan in a Roslindale shopping-center parking lot, the Globe reports.
Update: Boston Police report the man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive.
Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot around 4:15 a.m. on Sycamore Street at Hawthorne.
Robbie Shade gets up close with some cherry blossoms at the Arboretum today.
Lilac Sunday is, of course, next weekend.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale is selling mango pies at $25 apiece, with all the proceeds going to aid for Nepal:
One of our dear staff members is from Nepal and has been dealing with the numerous tragedies and after effects of the recent earthquake that has shaken their beautiful country. In light of these events we teamed together with our local Nepali friends to make our famous and sometimes elusive Mango Pie!
Volunteers with rakes and work gloves popped up across several Boston neighborhoods today to help clean up winter-ravaged public places.
Robert Orthman photographed some of the volunteers sprucing up the little pocket park at Walter and South streets, across from the old Longfellow School, in Roslindale.
Also in Roslindale, Kristie Helms joined in the cleanup - and found what might be the oldest piece of trash: An old eight-track cartridge.
Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony's Market on Washington Street, acknowledged today that he's seriously looking at moving from his longtime location in Roslindale Square to a spot up Washington at Durnell Avenue.
However, he said the deal is not 100% done and that he won't know for sure what he will do for about another month.
Somebody who obviously grew up in the Boston area has posted these signs all around Roslindale Square.
Kristen O'Neil Parlon was amazed to see a land yacht parked on one of Roslindale's narrow streets last night:
As if finding a parking space is not hard enough in Boston.
A City Council hearing today on resident complaints about low-flying jets from Roxbury to Hyde Park and Milton was sort of moot, because the Massport officials who did attend stressed they have nothing to do with deciding which planes fly where or how.
At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy, who lives on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park had a simple answer: "From this point forward think of us as plaintiffs," he told the Massport officials.
The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.
At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.
Driver lost control around 1:30 p.m., plowed into utility pole, took down wires and now the intersection is shut until utility crews can get in and make repairs.