By - 10/6/14 - 2:33 pm

Two 17-year-olds, one from Roslindale and one from Jamaica Plain, are expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and malicious destruction of property following a vandalism spree at the Irving that police say left ten classrooms heavily damaged, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 10/6/14 - 10:26 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, 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 - 10/5/14 - 6:49 pm
Man in I Am Rozzie shirt

He is Rozzie. The other side read: "Please excuse my Rozzieness." See it larger.

The weather cleared quite nicely for today's Roslindale Day parade. As crowds lined Belgrade Avenue and South Street in the newly emerged sun, marching bands marched, cute little kids did cute little things and clowns, giant furry animals and politicians competed to see who could shake the most hands.

Members of Boston Latin School's Junior Classical League took turns in the chariot and offered up cheers in Latin:

By - 10/4/14 - 10:17 pm

UPDATE, Sunday morning: A BPS spokesman says school will open on a regular schedule tomorrow. BPS teams are currently assessing the cost of fixing the damage, he says, adding he does not yet know if the alleged vandals were Irving students.

Boston Police report arresting two of the three teenagers they say smashed up ten classrooms at the Irving Middle School on Cummins Highway early this morning.

Police say an alarm brought officers to the school around 1:45 a.m.:

By - 10/3/14 - 12:02 pm

A Roslindale man only back in the neighborhood for a year after finishing a federal sentence as a pot dealer was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

By - 10/1/14 - 6:50 pm

Derna's at 753 South St., where regulars can pour their own coffee, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking an all-alcohol license and permission to stay open until 1 a.m. and open a patio.

Stephen Judge, owner of Delfino, across the street, bought Derna's and the adjoining Minerva's Owl space earlier this year. Under his proposal, Derna's would expand into the former clothing store and add a 12-seat bar and also a 48-seat patio out back, with proposed hours of 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

By - 9/25/14 - 9:44 am

Peter Gelzinis reports from the sentencing of Richel Nova's three killers, where his daughters had their say.

By - 9/23/14 - 3:38 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Alexander Gallet and Michel St. Jean of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of Richel Nova in an abandoned Hyde Park Avenue house in 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 9/23/14 - 2:26 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.

As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered around a desire to retain small, locally-owned, independent shops over national chains, as well as general concerns over increased congestion, truck deliveries and similar.

By - 9/22/14 - 11:04 pm

Boston Fireman reports a fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at 79 Wellsmere Rd.

By - 9/22/14 - 9:45 am

If you have lost your hydrant, please feel free to pick it up at Fallon field.

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.

By - 9/18/14 - 9:25 pm

Katerina's, where Walworth and Beech streets came together at Washington, is gone tonight, its place taken by a backhoe whose operators have been busy the past couple of months digging a large hole in the ground behind it.

By - 9/12/14 - 2:47 pm

The Boston Licensing Board figured out yesterday it had no beer-and-wine licenses to offer to Seven Star Street Bistro, which is expanding from one table to 16 on Belgrade Avenue.

Seven Star had hoped to obtain a beer-and-wine license under a new state law that expands the number of licenses available in Boston, but the law is geared toward several specific neighborhoods and "main street" districts and the restaurant is in neither of those.

By - 9/11/14 - 9:25 am
Tiny free library in Roslindale

Look what popped up outside 185 Cornell St. in Roslindale this week.

"If you take a book, you do not need to return it," the sign atop the box says. "If you leave a book, it is for anyone to take."

Jamaica Plain already has several libraries in a box.

By - 9/10/14 - 11:44 am

Seven Star Street Bistro, 153 Belgrade Ave., is seeking a beer and wine license for the dining room it's been building out the past few months.

The restaurant, which currently has just one table, wants to add a 16-seat dining room. It's seeking permission to stay open until midnight.

The Boston Licensing Board figures out tomorrow whether it has any beer and wine licenses to give out. In recent months, the board has not had any. Attorney Avi Liss said owner Christopher Lin is hoping to take advantage of a recently passed state law that expands the number of liquor licenses in Boston.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:24 am

UPDATE: The poll worker is now an ex-poll worker.

A Roslindale resident went to vote early at the Conley School today. As you might expect, it wasn't at all crowded. She reports she got into the back room (the school has two rooms for voting) just in time to hear one of the poll workers educating the room on his political beliefs:

Older gentlemen cracking wise about Ted Kennedy being a murderer; because that's so funny and appropriate for a polling station!

By - 9/6/14 - 12:56 pm
Site of new apartments, restaurants at old Roslindale substation

A groundbreaking image.

City officials joined Roslindale residents today in officially starting the Substation project that by next year will feature 43 apartments and a restaurant called the Third Rail.

Developer Peregrine Group is building the new apartments on what used to be the Higgins Funeral Home and its parking lot and renovating the long dormant old trolley substation built in 1911 by the Boston Elevated Railway (using a design from the same architect responsible for the Custom House tower). Peregrine is working with Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which helped raise funds for the project.

By - 9/5/14 - 3:55 pm
Bad crash on Washington Street in Roslindale

Wes found his way up Washington Street blocked by a two-car crash near the new Harvest.