Workers unwrapped the new playground at Fallon Field yesterday and word quickly got out - kids and parents swarmed the place well after sunset. Chris Kollett, one of the parents who pushed for the revamp, as part of an effort to get more play spaces in the neighborhood, took a bunch of photos today, including one from the very top of the slide - the longest in Boston: Read more.
A group of Roslindale residents are organizing a unity gathering in Adams Park on Sunday.
Join with neighbors to gather in peace and solidarity, and to stand up and speak out against violence and hate across the city, state, and country.
We are a diverse, connected community - this is a concrete way to show that we will support and care for each other in the face of fear and anger.
Starts at 4 p.m.
Sean Owen was awoken by a crash around 4:30 a.m. on Alder Street, when a U-Haul came flying down the street and then crashed into a yard. For some reason, the driver didn't stick around to wait for police.
Jeffrey Kilburn shows us the line all the way down Cummins Highway this afternoon as people waited to vote at the Roslindale Community Center.
Developers Charles Gill and Nabil Boghos recently submitted formal plans with the BPDA for a 136-unit, five-story building on Walk Hill Street off American Legion Highway. Read more.
Mayor Walsh's office reports the city has won a $250,000 federal grant to add climbing areas and trail markers and restore wetlands in the Sherrin Woods Urban Wild. Read more.
This past summer, Let's Wait spent two nights in Roslindale Square, filming a music video, "3 Drinks in Love" - including inside the soon to be gone Jerusalem Trading.
You can watch and hear them live on Thursday at Thunder Road in Somerville.
And that makes two entries in the Roslindale song list, along with Roslindale by Birdbrain.
Charlie Redd, of Redd's in Rozzie, explains why the restaurant is no longer open Sunday nights:
Due to current labor trends touching the entire Nation's restaurants, especially Boston’s, we find ourselves short-handed and unable to staff the service on Sunday night up to the standards you have come to expect from us. ...
Today was a good day for a walk through the Arnold Arboretum. I wandered the path around Peters Hill, on the Roslindale side. Read more.
A reader of GateHouse's Transcript took a look at the annual circulation form in the paper the other week and was shocked to see how few people now take the paper: In a neighborhood of roughly 30,000 people - about 12,000 households - barely more than 200 people now subscribe (and only 8 people bought it at a newsstand).
Mya Roget, a student at the Boston Community Leadership Academy, died in a car crash around 12:50 p.m. at American Legion Highway at Clare Avenue, off Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
A West Roxbury Municipal Court judge set bail at $500,000 each today for Luis Colon, 24, of Lawrence, and Eric Rosado-Gonzalez, 25, of Dorchester on charges related to the shootout on Newburg Street yesterday that involved two state troopers - one of whom authorities said had a loaded gun put to his head at one point. Read more.
The new playground at Fallon Field in Roslindale is fast taking shape, with the possibility it could be ready by month's end for kids to play in.
A Boston officer and a state trooper came under fire this afternoon during an investigation on Newburg Street, off Belgrade Avenue. They returned fire. One suspect was quickly arrested, the other fled.
Police Commissioner William Evans said tonight he does not think Eric Rosado-Gonzalez is still in the Newburg area. Read more.
UPDATE: What your reporter thought was a short-eared bunny was, in fact, Sammy the Squirrel. Clearly a future in fuzzy mascots is not in the cards.
A light drizzle failed to halt the 41st annual Roslindale Day parade from its traditional route down Belgrade and back up South Street.
As always, the firetrucks started things off: Read more.
Chris Dagdigian spotted the smashed window this morning at the new Tony's meat market on Washington Street in Roslindale. Tondy and Deb DeBenedictis report that sometime overnight, somebody apparently fired BBs at three windows.
For the second time this month, a community meeting on a proposed Roslindale development that would be small by South Boston or Forest Hills standards raised fears that Roslindale is about to be rushed by developers who will try to completely overwhelm the neighborhood with projects far denser than allowed under a rezoning plan worked out by residents and the city only a few years ago. Read more.