A Subway sub shop will be opening up in Roslindale Square's first new building in forever, on Washington Street. Further south, Panda Express is replacing a shuttered wine shop between the Stop & Shop and Five Guys; good news for people getting bored with the IHOP and Chipotle.
Updated Monday evening.
Boston Police report an argument outside the Imperial Kitchen around 5:30 a.m. turned bloody when one of the participants pulled out a knife and stabbed the other.
The victim was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to survive, police say. The stabber, meanwhile, managed to slice himself with his own knife before running down Corinth toward Fornax, dripping blood along the way - which gave police an easy way to track him to a Corinth Street apartment.
Michael E. Cole, 46, who was himself taken to the hospital, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, mayhem and possession of crack with intent to distribute after he gave police permission to search his apartment and officers found "a plastic bag containing 19 individually packaged bags of crack cocaine.
50th Birthday Party and Rededication Ceremony of the golden anniversay of The Roslidale Branch Library Building with Mayor Menino Sept 16By Wicksda - 9/6/11 - 2:31 pm
Friday, September 16, Roslindale Branch Library 4246 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA
Join present and past staff, your neighbors, The Friends, The Mayor and officials.
3-5 PM Refreshments, games, goodie bags for kids, Davey The Balloon Man
5-PM Redeication Ceremony, ribbon and cake cutting with Mayor Thomas Menino, Councilor Rob Consalvo, BPL President Amy Ryan.
5:30-7PM Refreshments, games, music by DJ Pat Francis
All are welcome to come and enjoy the fun.
One place Penske is stashing all those trucks from places like Allston and Mission Hill until they can move them out is in front of and behind (and in?) the Ice Box on Washington Street in Roslindale, across from the Emporium and near Forest Hills.
We live on one of those out-of-the-way Roslindale streets that almost nobody drives on unless they either live here or on one of the even smaller side streets off of it. And since it's all single and two-family homes with driveways, there aren't any parking problems. The only problem we do have is the road is two way, but isn't really wide enough for that, so people who do park in the street sometimes pull up on the sidewalk to keep their side mirrors from getting clipped (me, I'm grateful I now have a car with a side mirror you can fold flat; the old car had the mirror ripped off three or four times).
We NEVER see meter maids up here. Well, up until about 40 minutes ago, when a BTD van pulled up and parked on the wrong side of the road. Dour meter maid (hmm, are there any other kinds?) got out, promptly dashed out a ticket on her ticket gizmo for one of our neighbors, whose car is partly up on the sidewalk (which still had plenty of room for somebody to walk on). I saw her eying another neighbor's car across the street. Tried to beat her across, get the neighbor out, but either his bell doesn't work or he wasn't home. Another victory for the city coffers!
The meter maid looked around, didn't see any other nefarious evil doers afoot, got into her illegally parked van and zoomed off.
It's as if we've been hit by a hurricane of slobbery. Citizens Connect this morning is just filled with reports of mounds of filth and vermin, including:
Roslindale Square residents and business lost power for several hours last night; some reports this morning indicate the power still isn't back on at a steady rate.
Ed Grzyb reported around 8:45 a.m. that his power continues to flicker and that "my computers have been going haywire." The state reports the Roslindale Registry branch is closed "until further notice," although it's blaming Verizon problems.
We lost power on Bexley at 9:30 last night and it was on and off all night, no electricity when I left for work this morning.
The Globe reports on the tie between Laquan Miller, a Roslindale teen arrested for a June murder in the Archdale project and Elvira Pimentel and her son Elvis Sanchez, murdered last week: Miller lived on the third floor of the Washington Street triple decker in which Pimentel and Sanchez lived on the second. Officials had previously said Sanchez had been a suspect in the Archdale murder.
Rozziefoodie is just what it sounds like.
The Archdiocese of Boston said today it has put Rev. John M. Mendicoa of Sacred Heart Parish on leave after receiving an allegation of sexual abuse of a child in the 1980s:
The Archdiocese immediately notified law enforcement of the allegation and has initiated a preliminary investigation into the complaint. Fr. Mendicoa will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the preliminary investigation. The decision to place Fr. Mendicoa on administrative leave represents the Archdiocese's commitment to the safety of all parties and does not represent a determination of Fr. Mendicoa's guilt or innocence as it pertains to this allegation. The Archdiocese will work to resolve this case as expeditiously as possible and in a manner that is fair to all parties.
Sanchez, 17 and also known as Elvis Castro, was murdered early Sunday along with his mother in their apartment at 3964 Washington St., just a couple blocks away from the scene of the Archdale shootings. A third person in the apartment at the time was also shot, but survived.
Police have maintained a constant vigil outside the Sanchez apartment since the shootings.
Ed Grzyb reports somebody managed to drive into the front of Cafe Rialto, 4197 Washington St. this morning. The front of the restaurant suffered minor damage, but the car was totaled, Grzyb reports, adding:
Looks like it drove across median by the Registry heading inbound towards Forest Hills, could see tire tracks.
A few years ago, a driver did similar damage to the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center just up the street not long after it opened its new offices. The center put up several bollards to prevent a repeat crash.
I felt like it was just yesterday when we were in middle school hanging having a good time laughing. You had a smile on all the time. You will always be in my heart.
A man in the apartment at the time was also shot, but is recuperating in a local hospital, according to police. Castro's older brother was not in the second-floor apartment in a Washington Street triple decker.
I remember in 8th grade when I was the new kid, you were the first person to talk to me and crack jokes so that I would feel comfortable. R.I.P Elvis and your mom too.
At least seven people have been shot on or near Washington Street in Roslindale since June, three fatally. Two food-delivery drivers have been held up at knifepoint in the area near Sunday's murder scene. Roslindale violent-crime map.
just saw the news and they were carrying your body out and put it in a van :'( that broke my heart i miss you so much and cried when that guy was talking about your smile because it truly was amazing chips i love you and hope to see you again one day hope you are in peace.
Boston Police report three people were shot around 3:45 a.m. at 3964 Washington St. A woman, 43, and a teen, 17, were pronounced dead at local hospitals. A man, 34, was also taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
On Thursday, two people were shot on Durnell Avenue, near Washington on the other side of Roslindale Square; both victims are expected to survive.
On June 5, two people were shot, one fatally, in the Archdale project, also off Washington.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will paint bike lanes from the Monument down Centre Street all the way to the beginning of the VFW Parkway - except through the large rotary where the Arborway comes in - because rotaries are just too risky for bicylists, who are advised to use the sidewalks around them.
The Boston Public Health Commission today added Roslindale to the list of neighborhoods where mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus, which doesn't pose much of a threat to most people.
West Roxbury and Dorchester had already yielded virus-laden mosquitoes; the commission says new sampling in those two neighborhoods showed more germy bugs.
No, not that one. Village Books, 751 South St. in Roslindale, is having its final, down-to-bare-walls sale this weekend - all remaining books 30-50% off and even the furniture and decorations are up for sale.
UPDATED Thursday with new information from BPD.
Boston Police report a carjacking near the Jackson Square T stop ended with a manhunt on Amtrak tracks and in woods along the Hyde Park/Roslindale line.
Orlando Pizzaro, 34, of Brockton, is charged with stealing an occupied car around 4:05 p.m. at Centre and Lamartine streets:
Laquan Miller, 17, was arrested overnight on charges he shot two men, one fatally, on June 5 on Brookway Road in the Archdale project.
Miller will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court for the death of Wilfred Martinez, 23, of Medford, around 10:15 p.m. that night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Another man, also 23, survived.
A few years ago, some co-workers and I went outside with some eggs at lunch one steaming hot day and cracked them open on the sidewalk, then watched as, well, nothing happened.
I later read you need some tin foil to concentrate the sun's rays, so went out around 12:45 today with two eggs and two "pans" - one flat and coated with Pam (just in case it did cook; I'd have to sample my work), the other an empty tuna can with tin foil shaped, sort of, into a heat funnel.
Didn't matter. Although I couldn't stand on the sidewalk next to them in bare feet for more than a few seconds, the only thing that happened after 20 minutes was some flies showed up. Also, I learned that if you look at a raw egg in tin foil in bright sunlight, you should really put some sunglasses on first. But I'm sure the spots will go away.
Why spend all Saturday driving from neighborhood to neighborhood in search of good yard-sale bargains when you can do it all on Grew Hill in Roslindale? The six-street neighborhood yard sale will feature furniture, books, clothing, baby and kids items, toys, household items, etc., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ed. blatant self-interest note: We're one of the houses, although we'll be using our driveway, not our yard. Come and buy all our stuff!
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!