Work began in earnest last week to turn an old dry-cleaning place on Washington Street at Durnell Avenue into the new home of Tony's Market, as Chris Dagdigian shows us.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the neighborhood, Terry Klein reports the old Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets was reduced to rubble today to make way for a 16-unit condo building: Read more.
You don't often see people lining up for anything in Roslindale Square, but as roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian found, an Exodus Bagels pop-up at Redd's in Rozzie this morning brought out the bagel-starved Roslindalians:
"Hope this encourages them to open a storefront," he says.
Around 3:40 a.m. on Kittredge Street near Cliftondale.
On a Roslindale discussion group on Facebook, City Councilor Tim McCarthy reports:
After touching base with the Capt.- It happened at 44 Kittredge Street. People heard shots fired and a car driving away at a high rate of speed about 3:41 AM. BPD doesn't believe he was targeted- No injuries and nothing further- BPD is investigating.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. outside 115 Brookway Rd. in the Archdale development by two guys dressed all in black. One was black, the other possibly Hispanic, with a goatee.
Adam Kessel reports that Exodus Bagels will be doing some pop-up bagel sales at Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street this Saturday morning. You may recall how last month, the Chubby Chickpea did several shakshuka Israeli brunches at 7 Star Bistro. Is a deli popup far behind?
At Atlantic Drain Service on Hyde Park Avenue near Blakemore Street. Gordon Bedford reports a man was changing a tire on a sewer-vacuum truck when the truck shifted and landed on the driver, around 11:45 a.m. A specialized BFD "tech rescue" crew rushed to the scene; after about 35 minutes of preparation, they were able to lift the truck, get him out and give him over to EMS for transport to the hospital.
WalkUP Roslindale, Livable Streets and Tufts University are proposing a new bicycle and pedestrian path that would let people get from the Roslindale Village T stop to Forest Hills without having to step foot on Washington Street.
The proposed path would run on MBTA owned land along the Needham Line tracks, then travel along the eastern edge of the Arboretum to the existing Bussey Brook Meadow path to Forest Hills. Read more.
When we got to the Stop & Shop on American Legion a bit ago, we saw a couple of skinny Bennett signs. Green, of course, and hand painted. Read more.
Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m.
The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Outside 39 Sherwood St., around 4:30 p.m.
Boston Strolls asks:
Is there a reliable, affordable place to get my old photographs digitized around here (prefer JP/HP/Rozzie)?
Reported around 4:20 p.m. at 175 Florence St.
UPDATE: WHDH reports the incident now being investigated as a possible "swatting" or hoax call that brought the SWAT team.
Police have shut the intersection where Canterbury Street, Cummins Highway and American Legion Highway come together as they deal with a man barricaded inside a house on American Legion Highway near Stella Road. American Legion Highway is shut at the other end at the car wash.
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.