The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
A West Roxbury Municipal Court judge set bail at $500,000 each today for Luis Colon, 24, of Lawrence, and Eric Rosado-Gonzalez, 25, of Dorchester on charges related to the shootout on Newburg Street yesterday that involved two state troopers - one of whom authorities said had a loaded gun put to his head at one point. Read more.
The new playground at Fallon Field in Roslindale is fast taking shape, with the possibility it could be ready by month's end for kids to play in.
A Boston officer and a state trooper came under fire this afternoon during an investigation on Newburg Street, off Belgrade Avenue. They returned fire. One suspect was quickly arrested, the other fled.
Police Commissioner William Evans said tonight he does not think Eric Rosado-Gonzalez is still in the Newburg area. Read more.
UPDATE: What your reporter thought was a short-eared bunny was, in fact, Sammy the Squirrel. Clearly a future in fuzzy mascots is not in the cards.
A light drizzle failed to halt the 41st annual Roslindale Day parade from its traditional route down Belgrade and back up South Street.
As always, the firetrucks started things off: Read more.
Chris Dagdigian spotted the smashed window this morning at the new Tony's meat market on Washington Street in Roslindale. Tondy and Deb DeBenedictis report that sometime overnight, somebody apparently fired BBs at three windows.
For the second time this month, a community meeting on a proposed Roslindale development that would be small by South Boston or Forest Hills standards raised fears that Roslindale is about to be rushed by developers who will try to completely overwhelm the neighborhood with projects far denser than allowed under a rezoning plan worked out by residents and the city only a few years ago. Read more.
Nicholas Alexander Rovinski pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he conspired with Usaamah Abdullah Rahim and Rahim's nephew on a plot to kill a prominent anti-Islam crusader in New York - and that he continued to try to carry out murders even after he was imprisoned after Rahim was shot dead by an FBI agent and a Boston cop in a Roslindale parking lot on June 2, 2015, the US Attorney's office reports: Read more.
MassDOT reports Lagrange Street will be shut just north of Centre Street on Sunday, Oct. 2 to let workers install parts of a new Needham Line bridge over Lagrange. Read more.
Boston Magazine reports the shih-tzu lost a leg and about 40% of its blood after being hit between Roslindale Village and Forest Hills last Thursday, but is now recovering nicely as the MSPCA puts her up for adoption.
Shortly after 9 a.m. a driver making the turn from South Street onto Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale somehow flipped over at Birch Street. Read more.
Boston Animal Control reports:
We need your help! These two sweet girls were abandoned tied to a tree at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday (9/17/16). If you recognize these dogs or saw anything, please let us know. 617 635 5348.
Alan O'Hare told tales of his trips to the auld sod (tip: Don't bring a map, just ask for directions, and you'll be well taken care of) on Primrose Street this afternoon as part of Roslindale Porch Fest.
In between his stories, Colin Kadis and friends played Irish instrumental tunes as 20 or so people listened: Read more.
A slightly annoyed citizen files a complaint about a Roslindale street sign:
The name of the street is "Hillock", not "Hillcock". The later sounds too British. Impact is probably none.
The annual Roslindale Porchfest is this afternoon.
A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.