Roslindale

By - 11/6/13 - 9:21 pm
No more Select Cafe

Select Cafe, which started out as an Emack & Bolio's ice-cream shop, then became a coffeehouse complete with open-mic nights, before gradually turning into a daytime gathering spot for the neighborhood's Albanian men, shut this week.

The old Emack ice-cream signs are down from the walls of the cafe across from the commuter-rail station; much of the rest of the shop now sits in piles... Read more

By - 11/6/13 - 9:15 pm
Wyatt sign in Roslindale

A David James Wyatt sign was affixed to a light pole on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale Square tonight.

By - 11/6/13 - 8:26 am
Bagels

Rozzie Square not good enough for these? Photo by Jeffrey Zeldman used under this CC license.

Roslindale Square resident Adam Kessel reports Brooklyn Water Bagels considered Roslindale Square for a new outlet but opted to open in Framingham instead because the area just doesn't have enough foot traffic to support one of its shops.

Retail chains considering urban areas such as Roslindale Village tend to want heavy foot traffic - unlike in suburbs such as Framingham, where they... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 8:26 pm

Police are hunting a man who fired shots out of a car at 108 Glendower Rd. shortly after 8 p.m. - one day after at least three people in the normally sleepy neighborhood were held up at gunpoint.

The shooter didn't hit any people. He's described as black and driving a car with a silver top and a black body, possibly a Dodge Charger.... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 11:38 am

A group of men robbed a man around 10:30 p.m., Thursday on the Blakemore Street bridge over the train tracks. He was beaten with a gun, then ordered to take off his clothes - which the group then threw over the side of the bridge.

This robbery was around the same time a clerk at a Washington Street liquor store was also being pistol... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 8:21 am

Following David Bernstein's lead, the Globe today reports on the mystery Roslindale woman who set up a PAC to run ads supporting Marty Walsh. Turns out the woman couldn't find a voting booth if her life depended on it, yet she's raised lots of money from people she refuses to identify for these "independent" ads. The Globe also touches base with Bud "I... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 10:53 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. at MVP Liquors on Washington Street at Albano, by two Hispanic males, one armed with a 9mm gun, which he used to hit the clerk in the head. Both wore hoodies and had T-shirts wrapped around their faces. One was 5'9" and heavyset and had a blue, red and gold sweatshirt on.

By - 10/31/13 - 9:45 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. by the hockey rink at Fallon Field. Both had their backpacks taken by three other teens, one holding a gun and wearing a Freddie Kreuger mask.

By - 10/27/13 - 1:06 pm

The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.

Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.

Wicked Local Roslindale has answers from District 5 candidates Jean-Claude Sanon... Read more

By - 10/22/13 - 2:40 pm
Creepy space saver

Or maybe whoever put out this space saver on Cornell Street could care less about Halloween and is just warning you what will happen if you dare to try to park in front of his house, lack of snow be damned.

By - 10/17/13 - 7:33 am

Around 10:30 p.m., Wednesday on Durnell Avenue. The suspect, a tall, white Hispanic male, showed a black semi-automatic weapon, then fled toward Walworth.

By - 10/14/13 - 8:44 pm

A Little Caesar's is opening on American Legion Highway, one door down from Simco.

It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts. Aside from Domino's, which has been around forever, Boston's more rural districts don't much cotton to chain pizza - anybody remember the Papa John's in West Roxbury? But if it can survive anywhere, American Legion might be it, given that it's turning... Read more

By - 10/13/13 - 11:42 pm

Police responded to the Knights of Columbus, 4192 Washington St., shortly after 11 p.m. for a fight. Not long after, a person with a stab wound showed up at Faulkner Hospital.... Read more

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 11:06 pm
Firefighters in the attic of 112 Beech St.

Firefighters in the attic. Photo by BFD.

A fire caused by an attic short circuit did an estimated $150,000 in damage to the house at 112 Beech St. the Boston Fire Department reports.

A family of three was displaced by the blaze, reported around 9:35 a.m. Nobody was home at the time and there were no injuries, the department says.... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 9:13 am
Long live Enver Hoxha

They could be Boston's quietest ethnic community - you just don't hear much about the Albanians of Roslindale and West Roxbury. But Kathy Cahill spotted some Albanian graffiti in Roslindale this morning. Translated, it means "Long live Comrade Enver Hoxha," a paean to the Communist tyrant who ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985.

Film extolling the shoku's greatness... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 3:09 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet today, Monday, October 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. 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 previously planned forum for the mayoral candidates that was to be held October 8 has been... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 7:55 am
Steve Murphy with an umbrella

Steve Murphy was one of the sensible candidates in yesterday's parade.

The Globe gets drenched covering the two mayoral candidates in yesterday's Roslindale parade; doesn't note that both were preceded by Rob Consalvo, staying dry in a trolley bus.

The Herald reports both Walsh and Connolly are running by running away from City Hall and that both camps are concerned voters might get distracted by a Red Sox World Series run.

The Globe... Read more

By - 10/6/13 - 3:16 pm
Rain washes troop's sign away
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Nobody needed his services today
Horsies
Wildlife, Rozzie style
A man and his truck
Marching band, of course
Book strong
Proud to be a football
Arr!
Rain washes troop's sign away
Rain washes troop's sign away
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Bagpipes - and pipers - covered in plastic
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Pressley among those candidates with an umbrella
Nobody needed his services today
Nobody needed his services today
Horsies
Horsies
Wildlife, Rozzie style
Wildlife, Rozzie style
A man and his truck
A man and his truck
Marching band, of course
Marching band, of course
Book strong
Book strong
Proud to be a football
Proud to be a football
Arr!
Arr!

OK, it rained for the Roslindale parade today, but marchers - and parade-goers - were prepared, with umbrellas (well, most of them) and plastic bags for bagpipes and loudspeakers. And if the rain took out a sign or two, dancers still do catapults, kids still collected candy and candidates still worked the (maybe a bit thinner) crowds.

By - 10/2/13 - 12:39 pm
Cockatiel

It turned shy when Gregory Adams aimed his camera at it, but that's a yellow-headed cockatiel up in a tree at Fallon Field in Roslindale this morning.

UPDATE: That's Smokey the Cockatiel, whose owner just recently moved to the Fallon Field neighborhood and who didn't realize one of his windows was open over the weekend.... Read more

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