Developers of a proposed 137-unit residential building on Walk Hill Street near American Legion Highway told residents last night they've reduced the size of the proposed units - which would make the units a bit more affordable and let them remove a floor from one side of the building. Read more.
Around 3:40 a.m. on March 26, their windows closed on a chilly night, residents of Kittredge Street in Roslindale were jolted awake by the sound of gunfire. It was, a federal indictment charges today, an attempt by a member of a Jamaica Plain gang to murder an associate of a rival Jamaica Plain gang who was living near the intersection with Cliftondale. Read more.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released a photo of the man they say tried to hold up the Bank of America branch at 29 Corinth St. in Roslindale Square the afternoon of May 27.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. And while you're at it, ask about the Mass Most Wanted TIP Program - there could be a reward in it for you.
BPS officials promised students at the Sumner School in Roslindale today that their arson-ravaged playground would be rebuilt in time for the opening of school in September.
At a ceremony at which kids thanked the firefighters of Ladder 16 and Engine 53 in Roslindale for keeping the fire from spreading, officials praised the kids for their reaction to the fire - they raised $277.45 in a lemon-aid sale - and parents and local businesses, who have so far kicked in more than $60,000. Read more.
Adam Rogoff was among those attending the dedication for Roslindale Square's new bike corral on Cohasset Street.
The corral, next to the seasonal parklet, gives bike riders a place to stow their bikes as they shop or stroll in the square in an enclosure built out of recycled shipping pallets and steel pipe and dedicated to the memory of George Ulrich of Roslindale, founder of Rozzie Bikes and the Boston Cyclists Union.
The golem of Glendower Street can't wait.
No, really. BranchDesign chronicled her commute this morning on the Little Line that Couldn't: The train that finally came was so crowded 40 people were standing just in her car and the conductor couldn't check tickets. Also:
Train so late that two women had one of their husband deliver Starbucks while waiting.
A Taco Bell franchisee has started advertising for managers and workers at its proposed site next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway even though it does not yet have approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Boston Licensing Board and has yet to even pull permits from ISD to replace the small ice-cream stand that's now there. Read more.
Mark Smith didn't have to hoof it very far to see this deer this morning: It was in his backyard on South Street along the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue might seem like the exact sort of place the creation of "neighborhood" liquor licenses in Boston was meant for - a small, entrepreneurial effort by a young chef in an outer neighborhood.
But the legislation that created the new licenses limited them to Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester - and the city's "main street" districts. Roslindale has one of those districts, but Seven Star is several blocks outside its borders and so ineligible for one of the new licenses. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to give a food-serving license to Digg Inn, a proposed new feed station for Boston's growing herd of locavore veggie grazers, at 557 Boylston St., between Dartmouth and Clarendon.
"Hopefully, this will be the first of many," Digg Inn attorney Andrew Upton told the board at a hearing this morning. Read more.
Found a dead bat in our backyard in Roslindale. We think it suffered an injury which caused its death, but does anyone know if there is an agency in Boston or Mass that would want to know this info or look at the body? (By the way I love bats, so no need to share your bat hysteria if you are feeling any on our behalf).
Roving UHub photographer John Murphy came upon this car turned turtle around 9:30 p.m. on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square. He reports the driver got out alive.
Not sure how this happened (around 9:30PM), doesn't even seem to have hit any other cars and driver walked away (said someone who was there, unconfirmed), that's some good driving!
Budget Market, 229 Florence St., was robbed shortly after 6 p.m. by a man with a silver handgun. He's described as black, 25 to 30, 5'8" with some stubble on his face, in a dark gray hoodie and bluejeans. In addition to cash, he took a pack of Newports.