Roslindale

By - 1/5/15 - 2:45 pm

Boston Police report a traffic stop at Hyde Park Avenue and Cummins Highway in Roslindale on Sunday ended with the driver - already wanted by the feds for deportation - under arrest and two guns, ammunition, cocaine, heroin and peanut brittle headed for an evidence locker.

Police say officers on patrol around 11:45 a.m. ordered a driver to pull over to the curb because his windows seemed excessively dark.

By - 1/5/15 - 7:53 am

Spare Change Guy, the croaky-voiced sex offender who normally whirls around at Tremont and Winter in Downtown Crossing.

Yet, there he was last night, a couple cars behind us, as we waited for our food last night at the Washington Street Burger King. No, he wasn't in a car: He just walked up to the signboard and ordered a coffee. And then waited patiently in line.

By - 1/4/15 - 9:00 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was shot on Ridge Street around 7 p.m.

By - 1/4/15 - 7:55 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 5, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from Forest Hills Station. On-street parking is available.

By - 1/4/15 - 10:47 am

A woman who had just gotten off a bus on Washington Street was mugged around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday on Granfield Avenue. Her attackers were described as two Hispanic men, one about 6' tall.

By - 12/28/14 - 11:53 pm

The Harvest Co-op's lease on its South Street location ends on Feb. 28. Although board members are continuing to negotiate with their landlord, there's a chance the store could close, forcing members to journey to the newer Harvest on Washington Street on the JP/Roslindale line.

The co-op board meets on Jan. 5, starting at 6 p.m., at the Cooperative Artists Institute, 311 Forest Hills St. in JP, with time set aside for members to discuss the potential shutdown.

By - 12/26/14 - 2:37 pm
Richard Stutman of the Boston Teachers Union

As Walsh, students listen, BTU President Richard Stutman talks.

Mayor Walsh and Boston Teachers Union President Richard Stutman today announced agreement on a plan to add 40 minutes to the school day at the 60 elementary and middle schools in Boston that don't already have them.

Walsh said the move is a major step to ensuring "a world-class education for every student in the city." He said experience elsewhere and in Boston schools that already have longer days, such as the Trotter and Orchard Garden, show the extra time translates into better test scores, better educations and better beginnings for life.

By - 12/20/14 - 9:43 am

Kara Sassone asks:

I'm looking for a recommendation for a bicycle shop in or near Roslindale; where would you send me?

By - 12/19/14 - 2:05 pm
Former Busy Bee on Washington Street in Roslindale

The owner of the closed Busy Bee Cleaners, 4381 Washington St., is scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Jan. 6 for permission to convert the building into a 49-seat restaurant.

By - 12/18/14 - 8:02 am
Santa barely hanging on in Roslindale

Fred White spotted Santa hanging around Washington Street in Roslindale yesterday.

By - 12/17/14 - 8:14 am

The State House News Service reports that when state Education Secretary Matthew Malone leaves office next month, he won't be taking much time off:

Malone, 44, who describes himself as a "foodie" who loves to cook, plans to do an unpaid internship at Tony's Market in Roslindale Square to learn how to cut meat.

By - 12/16/14 - 3:54 pm

Transit historian and Harvard University librarian Foster Palmer narrates the trip, with a brief stopover at Barry's Ledge, once a gravel pit, then a never-was driving range.

H/t Tim Murphy.

By - 12/15/14 - 8:08 am

Vincent Marino, who owns the Tony's/Redd's building on Washington Street, meets with residents tonight to discuss his plan to add two stories and eight apartments to the building.

By - 12/13/14 - 10:32 am

The Unleashed by Petco is a done deal, Wicked Local Roslindale reports.

Earlier:
Roslindale residents join merchants to oppose Petco.

By - 12/12/14 - 8:56 pm
Washington Street just south of Forest Hills

A concerned citizen complains about the way those extra parking spaces were added to Washington Street south of Forest Hills, creating a sudden swerve on an otherwise straight road:

Truck parked completely blocking bike lane because the parking spots along the side of the road are still there. Please get rid of the parking on the street in front of the harvest co-op. It is not necessary as there is a large parking lot. You are jeopardizing bicyclists lives every single day. Please make sure the mayor and Commissioner gilooly see this.

By - 12/8/14 - 8:31 am

There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/5/14 - 11:01 am

A Roslindale man convicted of shooting, beating and robbing a Fall River real-estate agent will have ample time over the next few decades to consider his actions.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Peter Chamberlin got a fair trial before being convicted and sentenced to up to 40 years in state prison and that there was nothing wrong in the way police obtained his cell-phone records before his arrest for the 2007 attack.

By - 12/3/14 - 12:01 am
Lisa DiPietro of the Pet Cabaret in Roslindale

Pet Cabaret's Lisa DiPietro struck a defiant tone.

Roslindale residents joined with Roslindale Square merchants tonight to say they'll be damned if they're going to let a bunch of national chains turn their shopping area into a sterile Harvard Square.

In a crammed meeting room at the Roslindale Community Center, their immediate ire was focused on Petco Unleashed, which plans to move into the South Street space to be vacated by the JB Edwards uniform store when it moves to West Roxbury.

The room was packed:

By - 12/2/14 - 5:37 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Peggy Soto, 41, on charges she collected unemployment payments even as she held down a full-time job and for trying to collect an insurance payment for a car accident that happened when she wasn't actually insured, the state Attorney General's office reports.

By - 12/2/14 - 9:48 am

As Roslindale Village Main Street begins to fight against a proposed chain pet store, the group is beginning to seek city regulations that could cap the number of national stores and restaurants that could open in the city's neighborhood business districts.

Roslindale Village Main Street holds a meeting to talk strategy on keeping Petco Unleashed out of the South Street storefront being vacated by JB Edwards. The session, to which both Petco and city officials have been invited, starts at 7 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center.

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