Workers have been busy lately getting the old Wapo Taco on Poplar Street and the former Bel Lounge on Washington Street for new tenants.
City councilors are working with residents along American Legion Highway to preserve "urban wilds" along the road and ultimately create a more bucolic stretch out of what at-large Councilor Steve Murphy says is now a "blighted" area. Read more.
Jim Nichols came across this scene in Roslindale Square this afternoon: A mismatch between the height of a van and the height of the Bank of America drive thru.
The BRA board had been scheduled to vote on a proposed 17-unit condos building at Weld and Centre streets tomorrow, but has postponed the vote to let the developer answer neighborhood concerns about its overall size and height. Read more.
Several hundred bicyclists rode from New York to Boston in a four-day ride to remember 9/11 and raise funds for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Early this afternoon, they turned up Washington Street in Dedham. As they crested the hill at West Roxbury Parkway, they got a view of downtown Boston - where they'd end their ride at the harbor.
At least, based on the zillions of little yellow signs advertising "CASH" for unused test strips that sprouted overnight in West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. at 14 Kittredge St., near Washington. His injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in.
UPDATE: The Globe reports the victim will live. No word on motive or if he lived there.
Some 45 groups and individual musicians performed across Roslindale today in the first Roslindale Porch Fest.
Mark O'Neill took in several performances: Read more.
A tree in Roslindale proved unusually susceptible to gravity this afternoon, taking a quick plunge onto the Needham Line tracks and causing all sorts of grief for people who just want to get home after the long short week - as well as for people trying to get into town on the line.
The Roslindale Arts Alliance lists and maps the bands that will play in Roslindale's first Porch Fest between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday - from jazz and Celtic music to pop and klezmer.
Jessica Burko shows us the view towards downtown from Roslindale around 1 p.m. She called them "a giant sky quilt wanting to snuggle" (so maybe she's tired, while I'm hungry).
City returns shows first-time challenger Andrea Campbell besting long-serving City Councilor Charles Yancey 58-34 in District 4, which includes Dorchester, Mattapan and small sections of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. Read more.
The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.
Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."
Kathy Cahill reports:
Never know what you'll see at Arnold Arboretum. Guy on bike with hamster in cage (plus wheel) strapped to the back! Fresh air.
Great White shark spotted in Rozi....harbinger of Sharknado or bouncy castle?
Oh, yeah, there's a reason you're not supposed to let your dog run wild through the Arboretum. Joe Growhoski reports these fliers about off-leash killers are now posted at the Arboretum: They kill the local wildlife, bite kids and bike riders, trample new plantings and shit all over the place. Stop it, the Arboretum implores.
The Globe reports Boston Police are investigating an incident at Washington and Lesher streets in Roslindale in which an officer trying to get a suspect into a cruiser during an arrest briefly put his hands on the guy's neck - after the guy started resisting getting into the cruiser and screaming as a crowd of his pals rushed the scene. Read more.