Stanley Staco reports somebody was robbed at knifepoint around 10:30 a.m. on Clare Avenue. Police are looking for two black males, in their late 20s or early 30s, who fled in a car.
Rick Ward got a surprise visitor to his yard on Cliftondale Street near Kittredge in Roslindale this morning: A blue heron.
When we asked our daughter what she wanted for her birthday this year, she had just one specific thing in mind: A tub of ice cream from Puritan Ice Cream on Washington Street in Roslindale, up by Forest Hills. The idea of having an ice-cream factory in her neighborhood has long fascinated her. And knowing their smallest size is three gallons made a Puritan tub seem, well even more special. Read more.
Ed Grzyb went out into his Roslindale backyard this evening to see this scene:
Apparently this hawk wanted to grill the rat he caught tonight.
Organizers of the Jamaica Plain Porchfest on July 11 say more than 100 bands will perform on porches and in yards across the neighborhood, between noon and 6 p.m. In addition to musicians, spaces will be set aside for storytelling, dramatic readings and circus performers - including unicyclists.
Meanwhile, the Roslindale Arts Alliance is putting together the first Roslindale Porch Fest, on Sept. 12.
City officials last week showed off their latest plans for the Fallon Field playground upgrade that would include a 25-foot slide down the side of the park's hill and what would be Roslindale's first playground water-spray area, Roslindale Wants to Play reports. Read more.
A group of residents has started mapping out what would be Roslindale's second community garden, in front of the swimming pool at Healy Field.
The Friends of Healy Field's Community Garden Initiative holds a design meeting on Saturday to begin designing the garden, which would have both individual plots for residents looking to grow some vegetables or other plants and communal areas. The session starts at 11 a.m. at the Roslindale Community Center, Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request for a license for a proposed craft-beer store in the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.
Around 5:40 p.m. The clouds were moving from the northwest to the southeast.
Major deer spotted at the Roslindale Wetlands off Weld and Walter streets, near the Arboretum. He's also been spotted at Stony Brook (at the intersection of Washington and the parkway, no less), so don't be too startled if you see this huge woodland creature bounding through your backyard some evening.
Mark O'Neill shows us the view you can get when you're up at dawn on parts of Metropolitan Hill in Roslindale.
A dental office on Belgrade Avenue could become Roslindale's first tattoo parlor since an ill fated and short-lived place on Washington Street closed several years ago. Read more.
The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project says it will have trucks spraying parts of West Roxbury on Monday and Tuesday nights and parts of Hyde Park and Roslindale on Wednesday night. Read more.
Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the neck and other places around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday at Pagel Playground, Hyde Park Avenue and Wyvern Street. Because of the severity of the injuries, the homicide unit was called in.
Usaama Rahim's mother, brother, wife and other relatives this afternoon stood in the Roslindale parking lot where he was fatally shot on Tuesday, listening as the family lawyer said they hoped to "work productively and cooperate" with local and federal investigators to determine exactly why Rahim died there Tuesday morning. Read more.
In an affidavit in the case against an Everett man, an FBI agent today gave the explanation for why a Boston cop and an FBI agent felt it important to confront Usaama Rahim in Roslindale yesterday: An 5 a.m. phone call, monitored by federal and local terrorism investigators, in which Rahim allegedly explained he didn't want to wait to travel out of state to behead a specific person, so was going to go out and kill one of the local "boys in blue." Read more.