By - 2/15/16 - 1:21 pm

WalkUp Roslindale is hosting screenings of Boston-related movies, some in people's homes, over the next couple of months:

Sadly, the historic Rialto Theatre disappeared decades ago, leaving only the adjacent Rialto Barbership behind, but we are committed to revival. We’ve got six films lined up to start, to be projected for free screenings in a variety of private and public locations. Ultimately, we aim to identify a permanent comfortable space for high quality community film watching and discussion, but there’s no time like the present to get the ball (or film) rolling.

By - 2/1/16 - 5:35 pm
PS Coffee in Roslindale nears completion

PS Gourmet Coffee at Washington and Poplar streets and the Green T Coffee Shop at Walter and South streets seem to be in a race to see which one opens first, ending the coffee-shop drought the neighborhood has endured since Select Cafe closed in 2013.

PS, out of South Boston, has its signs in place, but Green T, out of Brigham Circle, has nicer doors ready to go: Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 3:57 pm

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has posted an animation showing some of the features of the proposed improvements to the Healy Field playground in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 6:56 pm

On Hazelmere Road, around 6:15 p.m., Stanley Staco reports. And that's why Channel 7 sent its helicopter.

Sally Barkan reports:

Cement truck pulled down utility pole, wires, and several transformers at intersection of Hazelmere Rd. and Robken Rd. in Roslindale. Driver is fine, but hasn't been able to get out of the truck safely. Immediate neighbors have no electricity and may not for several days!

Separately, a woman was hit by a car at Washington Street and Firth Road. Among other things, that made a mess of traffic on Washington.

By - 1/29/16 - 12:53 pm

Seized items.

Boston Police report gang-unit officers arrested a Brown Avenue resident and seized a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, cocaine and marijuana yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 12:07 am

Boston Police report arresting a resident of the BHA's Roslyn building, 1 Cliffmont St. in Roslindale, on gun and drug charges Thursday. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 1:16 pm

Police are scouring the area from the Stop & Shop parking lot on American Legion Highway to Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street for three men who apparently fired two rounds at a man they were trying to rob at the Stop & Shop parking lot around 12:50 p.m. Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 11:26 pm
Roslindale snow measurement

Karen Kast-McBridge up and stuck a ruler in the snow in Roslindale at 11:12 p.m.

UPDATE, Sunday morning: Jeremy Reiner reports the official Boston tally, as reported at Logan Airport, was 6.1 inches.

By - 1/23/16 - 6:25 pm

Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.

Megz reports: Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 9:58 am

For four Sundays starting Jan. 31, the Chubby Chickpea, which normally runs a food truck, will be doing a shakshuka brunch at 7 Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Ave., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Don't like shakshuka? They'll have other "traditional Israeli breakfast items." And cordials.

By - 1/21/16 - 9:39 am

Photo by BPD.


UPDATE: Judge Ernest Sarason set bail at $60,000 - prosecutors had asked for $100,000 - and ordered Fleurimont to wear a GPS device, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's due back in court March 1.

A Roslindale man on probation for drug and gun charges after his arrest at a Colberg Avenue home in 2011 was arrested on drug and gun charges at a Colberg Avenue home yesterday. Read more.

By - 1/19/16 - 6:01 pm

Bulletin Newspapers of Hyde Park, which publishes newspapers from Norwood into Boston, is ending its longstanding policy of only making PDFs of its issues available to subscribers. Starting today, the chain is posting stories on its Web site.

People who did subscribe for the PDFs will get pro-rated refunds.

By - 1/16/16 - 9:49 am
Fire scene on Harrison Street in Roslindale

Harrison Street scene. Photo by BFD.

Updated with cause of fire.

The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" for a fire this morning that displaced 14 people in a condo building at 36 Harrison St. in Roslindale.

Firefighters responded to the six-unit building at 6:17 a.m.

One resident was taken to the hospital.

The department estimates damage in the six-unit building at $650,000.

By - 1/13/16 - 7:55 am

The pedestrian hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive around 4:30 p.m. yesterday has died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Silvia Acosta was 78. Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 4:56 pm

UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.

A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.

By - 1/12/16 - 3:53 pm

City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) want the T to publicly explain why people who use the Fairmount Line or who board the train at Forest Hills pay so much less than people who take commuter rail in from Roslindale and other parts of Hyde Park in particular. Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 12:02 pm

Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St., in Roslindale, says it's voluntarily rolled back its closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. to try to avoid a repeat of two fights that left two men bruised and bloodied around closing time on Nov. 8.

At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, bar attorney - and former city licensing head - Patricia Malone said the bar had been having some issues with young men roaming Washington Street between 1 and 2 a.m. Read more.

By - 12/30/15 - 6:12 pm

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Bradeen Street. The thief took cash and an Old Navy bag full of clothes. He's described as a black male, skinny, in a puffy black coat with a hood. He ran towards Washington Street.

By - 12/27/15 - 5:29 pm

Around 5:20 p.m. at the Home Market at Belgrade Avenue and Walworth Street.

Both men were about 5'11", wore masks and hoodies. One had a silver gun. They ran towards South Street.

By - 12/21/15 - 10:47 pm
Man at door with knife

Urban Artifact reports that around 5 p.m. a 50ish man with a knife in his right hand peered through her window at Florence Street and Firth Road in Roslindale and, when she asked him through the door what he wanted, he said he was looking for "Mary."

Her name is not Mary. Read more.