Ed. note: Carter Wilkie sent in this "letter to the editor" after the City Council on Wednesday approved a new map for ciy-council districts:
Roslindale loses in redistricting -- again. The neighborhood had one city councilor (District 5) but is now split three ways (districts 4, 5, 7). Even worse, the new center of gravity in district 5 shifts so heavily towards Hyde Park/Mattapan... Read more
Boston Police, state troopers and the State Police helicopter flooded the Arnold Arboretum tonight after somebody tried to hold up an off-duty cop around 9:00 p.m. at South and Bussey streets, Stanley Staco reports. After 45 minutes of intense searching, however, police called off the search without a suspect in custody.
The JP Gazette opens the journalistic faucet on the Ice Box across Washington Street from the Emporium when it talks to an employee about the people who buy water there. The Gazette reassures us:
The Ice Box, which is housed inside a tan-colored, warehouse-looking building, also fittingly offers ice to customers.
Cafe Rialto on Washington Street is shutting its doors, apparently as soon as it can sell off all its beer and wine.
Cafe Rialto goodbye special! Tues-Friday all beer bottles $3.50, all draft beer $4.00 (except bud light $2.50) and all glasses of wine $6.00!! Come on down and get your Cafe Rialto fix before we close our doors!
The location was long the... Read more
Somebody on Grew Avenue in Roslindale is really into Halloween. Their house, their front yard and their large side yard are all decked out for the end of October (note to fans of giant inflatable holiday decorations - the house on... Read more
Just as the Roslindale Day parade was starting in Roslindale Square, the rain let up. By the time the parade was halfway through Belgrade and Walworth, the sun was coming out.
The Somerville High marching band marched in Roslindale:
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A man with a handgun held up the gas station at American Legion Highway and Mt. Hope Street around 9:15 p.m. He's described as black, about 6'2" and wearing a black doorag and a red shirt under a gray sweatsuit with loose-fitting pants - witnesses could see his boxers. He was last seen running towards Cummins Highway.
The owner of a Domino's franchise on the Roslindale/West Roxbury plan has decided against plans to open up shop next to the Subway franchise on Washington Street, across from Adams Park, Roslindale Village Main Street reported this afternoon.
The announcement is a victory for Roslindale merchants - led by Roslindale Village Main Street - and residents opposed to the chainification of the square. Some 200... Read more
Boston Police report seizing a cache of "seven high powered weapons and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition" on Seymour Street in Roslindale today.
Among the weapons seized: an AR-15-style assault rifle, an AK-47-style assault rifle, a .357 revolver, and several large-capacity feeding devices capable of holding armor-piercing ammunition.... Read more
Shortly before 8 p.m., a man who'd just gotten off a bus on Washington Street was robbed by three men on Wellsmere Road near Kittridge. He told police they put a knife to his throat and took his phone.
They're described as black, in their late teens or early 20s. Two were above 6' tall.
An aggravated citizen reports:
I took a cab from my home is roslindale to Logan arriving at 5am. I tried to pay w. credit card but the driver insisted the system wouldn't work until 7. Taxi 592 forest hills independent taxi service. I have been in too many Boston cabs where "the system isn't working" for credit cards.... Read more
A neighborhood retail area that relies on foot traffic is no place for a pizza place that claims most of its business consists of deliveries, Roslindale Square residents and businesspeople told Domino's, which wants to move from a mini-mall off the West Roxbury Parkway to a storefront in Roslindale Square.
Close to 200 people packed a... Read more
We were headed south on the VFW Parkway the other day when, whoa, was that a coyote hanging out by the VA Hospital? We did a quick uey, pulled into the parking lot and discovered that, no, it was not a real coyote, just a plastic replica of one. Hokay.
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The Supreme Judicial Court today denied a Roslindale man's request to expunge court records showing he was arrested and arraigned on what turned out to be a bogus claim he'd used a gun to threaten a worker - who made up the whole story to try to extort money from him.
The court said the man, identified only by a pseudonym in its ruling, could,... Read more
In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!
Press Pass TV is a non-profit organization that focuses on telling the stories of the community. For years, Press Pass TV has been covering the ongoing fight for more youth jobs funding. Here, we take a look at how young people across Massachusetts are using their shared battle to unite around a larger youth movement for justice.Click this link to find out more about ... Read more
The owner of the building with Roslindale's one Subway franchise is negotiating a lease with Domino's. Roslindale Village Main Street is girding up for a fight and will hold a public meeting on Sept. 10 to organize opposition:
Roslindale Village Main Streets is opposed to Domino's being in the Village because it will unfairly compete with several "mom and pop" run pizza shops... Read more
Around 10 p.m., people living near Fallon Field reported a loud boom - which could be heard as far away as Allandale Farm.
UPDATE: Around 10:45, residents reported more booms. This time, though, they may have been by somebody setting off fireworks at Fallon Field. Chris Fanson reports:
Yep, saw them from my window. Looked nice, actually.