The Bulletin reports on ongoing problems with drag races on American Legion Highway in Roslindale, which now attract as many as 100 racers at a time, many of whom seem disinclined to stop for police - at least until officers pull out their guns. Police say residents need to call them about the racers as soon as they hear them, rather than just stewing in their homes (scroll down past the stuff about the screaming, door-slamming couple at one local condo project).
After you buy your three-gallon tub of ice cream at Puritan on Washington Street, you can go across the street to buy some ice at the Ice Box to keep it cool.
A pedestrian was taken away in an ambulance after a crash around 11:30 a.m. at Cummins Highway and Lindall Street. Read more.
The Roslindale Night Out celebration of neighborhood watches in Adams Park this evening featured dancers (from Andean to Irish step), free food, lots of people and this lady making balloon animals.
National Night Out will take place on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2.
This giant chicken now keeps vigil on Washington Street in Roslindale, at the Tostado near Forest Hills.
Compare to the giant chicken of West Roxbury.
Annemarie Walsh shows us the car turned turtle shortly before 10:30 p.m., on Washington Street at Averton in Roslindale. She says the car flipped after the driver hit a car parked in front of JJ Brannelly's. People rushed to pull him out and he was able to stand up as EMTs arrived, she adds.
WFXT has video of the mob rushing into the store at Alfa, Washington Street at South Street and just grabbing stuff. One of the perpetrators slipped on the way out.
Watch out, Iowa. This corn plant is growing out of a crack in the sidewalk on Glendower Street (although it would have been more poetic had it been growing a block over on Cornell).
There's a new store-closing sign on the front of Jersusalem Trading on Poplar Street, which was the square's only source for beds and unusual living-room accoutrements. Anybody know what's taking its place?
Residents living near the house on a hill at Poplar Street and Augustus Avenue plan to seek city landmark status to keep it from being torn down. Read more.
We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.
Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.
When we walked into the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale this afternoon, one of the first things we saw was this giant fruit thing (how could we miss it?). Turned out it was a jackfruit, and at just $1.49 a pound seemed a bargain, but we resisted the temptation because, really, where do you put something like that?
By the time we were finished shopping, the store's sole jackfruit was gone.