By - 12/28/16 - 11:46 am

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?

By - 12/28/16 - 9:59 am

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.

By - 12/23/16 - 8:24 pm

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.

By - 12/23/16 - 9:14 am
Everyone is Welcome sign in a Roslindale Square store window

A number of stores in Roslindale Square now sport these signs, the work of the new Roslindale Is For Everyone group (using one of these designs).

By - 12/21/16 - 6:44 pm
Luminaria in Roslindale

Timothy West went to the annual Roslindale luminaria in Adams Park tonight.

By - 12/20/16 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report an off-duty cop from another department was trying to calm down a Roslindale man who was screaming and throwing things at the Home Depot on VFW Parkway Sunday afternoon when the guy suddenly punched him in the face. Read more.

By - 12/18/16 - 11:35 pm

Several Roslindale residents reported hearing a big boom shortly after 10:40 p.m., apparently centered on the area of Healy Field. People closer to Forest Hills and on Metropolitan Hill also heard it.

Roslindale hasn't had a good mystery boom since the Fallon Field booms back in 2012.

By - 12/14/16 - 11:47 pm

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.

By - 12/13/16 - 9:39 am

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.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/10/16 - 12:24 pm
Small dog found 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.

By - 12/8/16 - 2:20 pm

Eversource reports scammers are calling people in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain threatening immediate termination of people's electricity service unless they go down to a pharmacy, buy a pre-paid card and then call back with the number. Read more.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:39 pm

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.

By - 12/4/16 - 5:32 pm

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.

By - 12/4/16 - 12:48 pm
Model train set in Roslindale

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.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:14 pm

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.

By - 11/27/16 - 9:55 pm

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.

By - 11/26/16 - 5:07 pm

Santa and the mayor came to Adams Park in Roslindale Square today to help residents light up the neighborhood Christmas tree. Read more.

By - 11/25/16 - 5:35 pm
Flaming Grill and Buffet under construction in Roslindale

Work is well underway to turn a long vacant space in the Stop & Shop mall on American Legion Highway into what would be Roslindale's second sit-down Chinese restaurant. Read more.

By - 11/20/16 - 9:30 pm
At peace and unity rally in Roslindale

About 200 Roslindale residents gathered in a blustery wind at Adams Park this afternoon to comfort each other and begin to figure out what comes next after this month's election.

Rabbi Matt Soffer of Temple Israel - and a Roslindale resident - cited the story of Abraham, who, on seeing strangers outside his tent, rushed to bring them in and comfort them, in calling on residents to protect each other. Read more.