Roslindale

By - 5/27/16 - 8:28 am

No, really. BranchDesign chronicled her commute this morning on the Little Line that Couldn't: The train that finally came was so crowded 40 people were standing just in her car and the conductor couldn't check tickets. Also:

Train so late that two women had one of their husband deliver Starbucks while waiting.

By - 5/25/16 - 9:28 pm

Parents of students at Roslindale's Sumner School and people who work there have started a fundraiser to replace the playground equipment that somebody torched on Monday. Read more.

By - 5/23/16 - 10:51 pm

UPDATE: The Boston Fire Department reports somebody set the Sumner School playground on fire. Read more.

By - 5/23/16 - 1:44 pm
Old Frosty Freeze in Roslindale, where the Taco Bell would go

Old Frosty Freeze, where the Taco Bell would go.

A Taco Bell franchisee has started advertising for managers and workers at its proposed site next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway even though it does not yet have approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Boston Licensing Board and has yet to even pull permits from ISD to replace the small ice-cream stand that's now there. Read more.

By - 5/22/16 - 10:40 pm
Deer in Roslindale yard

Mark Smith didn't have to hoof it very far to see this deer this morning: It was in his backyard on South Street along the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum.

By - 5/21/16 - 3:10 pm
Trees and path in Stony Brook Reservation in Boston

Stony Brook Reservation, where Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury meet, has some 12 miles of paths through the woods. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 12:03 pm

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue might seem like the exact sort of place the creation of "neighborhood" liquor licenses in Boston was meant for - a small, entrepreneurial effort by a young chef in an outer neighborhood.

But the legislation that created the new licenses limited them to Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester - and the city's "main street" districts. Roslindale has one of those districts, but Seven Star is several blocks outside its borders and so ineligible for one of the new licenses. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to give a food-serving license to Digg Inn, a proposed new feed station for Boston's growing herd of locavore veggie grazers, at 557 Boylston St., between Dartmouth and Clarendon.

"Hopefully, this will be the first of many," Digg Inn attorney Andrew Upton told the board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:44 pm
Car on its side on American Legion Highway in Roslindale

Travel New England ran across this flipped SUV on American Legion Highway at Mt. Hope late tonight - and reports the driver, who hit a parked Fiat, emerged apparently unscathed.

Last week:
Car flips in Roslindale Square.

By - 5/17/16 - 12:31 pm

Found a dead bat in our backyard in Roslindale. We think it suffered an injury which caused its death, but does anyone know if there is an agency in Boston or Mass that would want to know this info or look at the body? (By the way I love bats, so no need to share your bat hysteria if you are feeling any on our behalf).

By - 5/12/16 - 11:37 pm
Car on its roof on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square

Roving UHub photographer John Murphy came upon this car turned turtle around 9:30 p.m. on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square. He reports the driver got out alive.

By - 5/12/16 - 10:23 pm

Not sure how this happened (around 9:30PM), doesn't even seem to have hit any other cars and driver walked away (said someone who was there, unconfirmed), that's some good driving!

By - 5/12/16 - 6:19 pm

Budget Market, 229 Florence St., was robbed shortly after 6 p.m. by a man with a silver handgun. He's described as black, 25 to 30, 5'8" with some stubble on his face, in a dark gray hoodie and bluejeans. In addition to cash, he took a pack of Newports.

By - 5/10/16 - 12:51 pm

Workers today began tearing down the old playground at Fallon Field at South and Walworth streets so they can replace it with a $910,000 upgrade that will include Roslindale's first spray area - and one of the longest slides at any playground in the Boston area, thanks to a design that incorporates the hill the playground sits atop. Read more.

By - 5/8/16 - 10:22 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Citizens Bank branch at 777 South St. was held up on Thursday afternoon.

The suspect is described as being medium height and having a medium build.

By - 5/6/16 - 7:45 am

Saucy reporter Mike Deehan analyzed campaign expense reports from state and local candidates in Massachusetts and found they've spent $275,000 over the past ten years on pizza.

Naturally, he posts a pizza pie chart to show the most popular outlets. The chart emphasizes Roslindale's lack of political clout - the Pleasant Cafe doesn't make the cut; in fact, it's beaten out by Pizza Hut and Papa John's (but here's the Pleasant Cafe list - Ed Coppinger and Mike Rush are fans).

By - 5/5/16 - 9:03 pm

Adam Hirsh of Exodus Bagels, best known for its stand at the Egleston Square farmers' market, reports he's hoping to lox in a lease on a permanent location in Roslindale:

I just gave a Landlord 24 hours to agree to my final counter offer on a storefront for Exodus in Roslindale.

Exodus recently had a pop-up bagel sale at Redd's.

H/t Sara Proman Strand.

By - 5/5/16 - 12:45 pm
Former Select Cafe in Roslindale becoming a veterinary clinic

Roslindale Village Main Street reports the owner of 2 Belgrade St. is nearing completion of a lease with a veterinary clinic to move into the space once occupied by Select Cafe, which closed in 2013.

In recent weeks, workers have been gutting and renovating the space.

By - 5/5/16 - 11:18 am

PS Gourmet Coffee reports its newest home of the bucket is now open at Washington and Poplar streets in Roslindale. Read more.