A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday ordered a new trial for Sean Ellis, convicted for the 1993 murder of Det. John Mulligan in a Roslindale shopping-center parking lot, the Globe reports.
Update: Boston Police report the man was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive.
Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot around 4:15 a.m. on Sycamore Street at Hawthorne.
Robbie Shade gets up close with some cherry blossoms at the Arboretum today.
Lilac Sunday is, of course, next weekend.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale is selling mango pies at $25 apiece, with all the proceeds going to aid for Nepal:
One of our dear staff members is from Nepal and has been dealing with the numerous tragedies and after effects of the recent earthquake that has shaken their beautiful country. In light of these events we teamed together with our local Nepali friends to make our famous and sometimes elusive Mango Pie!
Volunteers with rakes and work gloves popped up across several Boston neighborhoods today to help clean up winter-ravaged public places.
Robert Orthman photographed some of the volunteers sprucing up the little pocket park at Walter and South streets, across from the old Longfellow School, in Roslindale.
Also in Roslindale, Kristie Helms joined in the cleanup - and found what might be the oldest piece of trash: An old eight-track cartridge.
Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony's Market on Washington Street, acknowledged today that he's seriously looking at moving from his longtime location in Roslindale Square to a spot up Washington at Durnell Avenue.
However, he said the deal is not 100% done and that he won't know for sure what he will do for about another month.
Somebody who obviously grew up in the Boston area has posted these signs all around Roslindale Square.
Kristen O'Neil Parlon was amazed to see a land yacht parked on one of Roslindale's narrow streets last night:
As if finding a parking space is not hard enough in Boston.
A City Council hearing today on resident complaints about low-flying jets from Roxbury to Hyde Park and Milton was sort of moot, because the Massport officials who did attend stressed they have nothing to do with deciding which planes fly where or how.
At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy, who lives on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park had a simple answer: "From this point forward think of us as plaintiffs," he told the Massport officials.
The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.
At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.
Driver lost control around 1:30 p.m., plowed into utility pole, took down wires and now the intersection is shut until utility crews can get in and make repairs.
Residents living near the intersection of Weld and Centre streets on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line this evening applauded the developer who's bought the old Weld American gas station with the idea of replacing it with condos.
Adam Shutes of Roslindale reports he's bought the Boston Cheese Cellar and hopes to re-open the shop next to the wine shop on Birch Street in May.
The shop will remain as Boston Cheese Cellar, and remain as a locally-owned and operated cheese shop.
We aim to re-open in May, and are looking forward to continuing the good work that has gone before us, and to make Boston Cheese Cellar the destination for sampling, purchasing and learning about amazing global & local cheeses and specialty foods.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue leans tomorrow whether it can buy a beer-and-wine license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue.
The deal is contingent on Estragon replacing the license with one of the new all-alcohol licenses approved by the state legislature to spur restaurant development in neighborhoods that have been losing liquor licenses to downtown and the waterfront.
The Boston Licensing Board votes on the dual license applications tomorrow morning.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet at 7:00 PM, Monday April 5, at the Farnsworth House in JP. 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. Check to see if you live in Ward 19 here.
The Farnsworth House is located at 90 South Street in Jamaica Plain, and is accessible by the #39 bus. On-street parking is available.
Stanley Staco reports a guy grabbed a bunch of cigarette packs at the Budget Mart, 229 Florence St. and pulled a knife when the clerk asked him to pay for them, around 6 p.m., Saturday.
Boston Police report officers investigating why a car was parked facing the wrong way on Cornell Street at Colberg Avenue Friday afternoon wound up arresting the driver on gun charges and his passenger on drug charges.
Police say that when the officers approached the car around 3:45 p.m., the two people inside were "moving in such a way as if to suggest or indicate either drug usage or a drug transaction."
A developer is proposing to replace the long closed Weld American gas station at Weld and Centre streets with a four-story building housing 18 market-rate condos and retail space.
Nearby residents will get their first look at the proposal for the roughly 1/3-acre lot at a community meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the E-5 police station in West Roxbury.
The project will need approval from the BRA.
The current listed owner of the property is Niakaros Realty Trust of Westwood.
UPDATE: Pooh, alleged car thief, both found.