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.
Boston Police are looking for a man who stole a woman's phone after knocking her to the ground at South and Walter streets around 4:20 p.m. Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s and about 5'6" - and a black Honda in which he may have gotten a ride to the mugging.
The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Napper Tandy's on Washington Street in Roslindale Square install two coin-operated pool tables.
However, the board wanted to make sure the trouble stayed lower case: The pub, which opened just recently, had sought permission for five tables.
An incensed citizen posts a photo of a couple of obscene drawings at the Roslindale Square commuter-rail stop, one of which also has a text explanation, in case you couldn't figure out what the artist was trying to draw.
Just last November, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped murder charges against Allen, his nephew and a third man for a 2004 triple murder near Franklin Field, because of the unrelated deaths of two witnesses in the case.
Prosecutors... Read more
One man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men, in their late 20s, were found there with gunshot wounds and were taken to local hospitals. A fourth victim, also in his late 20s, got himself to a hospital.... Read more
A kid playing with a lighter on a second-floor porch started a fire that heavily damaged two buildings, sent one firefighter to the hospital and made six people homeless, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire, reported at 12:38 p.m. at 444 Hyde Park Ave., sent smoke billowing into the air that was visible for miles around and generated enough heat to damage the... Read more
“Farmers To You” Announces Roslindale Service Starting August 1
For Immediate Release
Calais, Vermont. July 23, 2012
The Roslindale Congregational Church will be the pick up site. Located on Cummins Highway just a few... Read more
Todd Johnson reports "another huge explosion" in Roslindale around 2:20 this morning. Johnson says he was in a back room of his house at the time, so it was hard to pinpoint the location, but that it seemed to have come from the same Belgrade Avenue/Fallon Field area where residents have reported other mystery booms.... Read more
Henry's Market, 892 South St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday to seek a license to sell beer and wine. The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Ed. note: It'll be interesting to see if city officials will say Roslindale has enough liquor sales, what with a full-service liquor store and a wine shop a... Read more
Firefighters rushed to Washington Street by JJ Brannelly's after lightning hit a transformer shortly before 5 p.m. Wires fell on a parked car and residences and businesses in the area lost power.
Willy got some video.
UPDATE: Jason Laramie reports the power came back around 5:50 p.m.
Not long after, Todd Gutner was going over the day's weather news on WBZ when lightning... Read more
Updated after his arraignment.
Jose Ortega, 41, a coach with the Boston Broncos youth baseball team was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today at his arraignment on four counts of enticement of a child under 16, one count of unnatural and lascivious acts with a child under 16, and one... Read more
Not a good night for the AC to go off.
Federal and local law-enforcement officials gather this afternoon to announce arrests of alleged members of "a multi-million dollar cocaine trafficking syndicate," operating in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and some suburbs (one of them possibly Canton), the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Arraignments are already scheduled for today in Boston Municipal Court. Of possible interest - the involvement in the investigation of the state Department... Read more
Emergency crews are at Collins and Bradlee streets in Hyde Park, where somebody apparently opened up a radioactive package in a stolen car.
UPDATE: The package turned out to be a "nuclear density gauge" used in surveying, not the glowing bodies of aliens. Plus, as you can see in Scott Eisen's photos, the car was not a '64 Chevy Malibu.... Read more