Roslindale

By - 9/8/13 - 4:29 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, September 9, at 7:00 PM 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 here to see if you live in Ward 19.

The Farnsworth House is located at 90... Read more

By - 9/5/13 - 4:13 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.

The news comes just a few days after police warned a trio of kids were going around the South Street area in Jamaica Plain, grabbing whatever they could... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 4:28 pm

WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 8/29/13 - 9:05 am

Seven of the eight candidates running to replace Rob Consalvo as city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) made their pitches last night to a packed house at a forum sponsored by the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Assocation (Ava Callendar had a previous engagement). Some excerpts:

Education

Everybody hates all the money spent on school busing and said Boston schools need to be better.... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 10:31 am

UPDATE: Herald says it's changed the time of its forum to "accommodate a scheduling conflict by some candidates," which is certainly an artful way to put it.

Marty Walsh, John Barros and Bill Walczak say that on the evening of Sept. 9, they'll be honoring their commitments and appearing at a mayoral forum sponsored by MassCreative, which was announced weeks ago,... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 9:55 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on a proposal to replace an old gas station at 18 Robert St., just outside Roslindale Square, with a 14-unit condo building.... Read more

By - 8/6/13 - 9:32 pm

Somebody was robbed of a phone at gunpoint at Canterbury and Poplar streets around 8:50 p.m. Police are looking for two Cape Verdean men, one in a white T-shirt and khaki pants, with his hair in short braids. They fled on foot.... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 10:31 pm

Space station over Roslindale

Ed Grzyb captured the International Space Station zooming over the Cummins Highway area (that's Sacred Heart Church on the left) around 9:51 p.m.... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 11:38 pm

Boston Police report a 15-year-old is back in Boston and a Seekonk man under arrest as a pimp after an investigation into human trafficking that began last year.

Police say the girl was from police District E-5, which covers West Roxbury and Roslindale.

Investigators found her working at Cheaters in Providence.

Troy... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 11:06 am

Bollards

Seems somebody didn't know how to stop at the end of Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square early this morning and plowed right into the entrance of Adams Park. A couple of concerned citizens filed complaints about the poor cleanup by the DPW at what is a... Read more

By - 7/31/13 - 11:07 am

Shanti on Washington Street today asked the Boston Licensing Board for a beer and wine license to serve the people who are now getting their Indian food elsewhere because they want something more adult than soda.

"It's rather slow in that location," restaurant attorney Sean Hope told the board. Owner Solmon Chowdhury said he gets four or five calls a day from prospective diners asking... Read more

By - 7/23/13 - 10:02 pm

Apparently, the Discovery Channel thinks America hasn't gotten enough of South Boston and is readying a series based on a book written by a former IRA gun runner and associate of murdering thug Whitey Bulger, only this time, a Southie crew will battle rivals from Roslindale and Dorchester for, oh, who the hell cares, it's going to suck.... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 10:14 pm

As of 10 p.m., parts of Roslindale, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were without power.

Parts of the western side of South Boston went dark when a manhole on West 1 St. between B and C went kablooie. NStar was unable to provide an estimate for when workers could get down there for a look.

Firefighters responded to 320 W. 2 St., where... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 8:07 pm

Tammy sings the praises of the weekend brunch at Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, especially when it's nice enough for the courtyard patio.

And note how she couldn't sneak the place into some scenester magazine's review of al-fresco brunch spots because the editor and "creative director" insisted Roslindale isn't "Boston."... Read more

By - 7/15/13 - 6:51 pm

Cleveland Square

Note the destination for the 51 on this sign Dani B. spotted at Washington and Lochdale in Roslindale. Hmm, also note the destination for the 40, as long as you're at it.... Read more

By - 7/11/13 - 6:05 am

Happened to be up at 5:10 a.m. here in Roslindale and heard a rooster crowing from somewhere in the direction of Washington, Beech and Walworth. Guess I better get going on that back 40.

By - 7/9/13 - 4:48 pm

Dunkin' robber

Boston Police report a man burst into the back of the Dunkin' Donuts kiosk at 4620 Washington St. with a small knife around 1 p.m. on Saturday. All the employees of the small stand promptly fled - as did he, after taking nothing, not even a... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 8:48 am

From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.

"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.

On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette clucks that neighborhood zoning would trump a proposed citywide ordinance revamp to promote urban agriculture, and neighborhood zoning in JP and Roslindale, under which backyard chickens are not allowed to come home to roost, would trump that.

In 2011, the Zoning Board of Appeals ordered a Roslindale resident to roust her chickens, although other people continue to keep... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 11:28 am

The Roslindale House of Pizza on Washington Street is now advertising soft-serve ice-cream, potentially saving people north of Adams Park from the walk all the way up to Jimmies for some soft ice cream. People with a yen for the hard stuff, however, will still have to trek to Jimmies or Select Cafe.

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