The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Teresa Munoz to open the Burrito Factory at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale, diagonally across from Delicias Dominicanas.
The avenue, which stretches from Forest Hills to Readville, currently has no restaurants that focus primarily on burritos.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more
Somebody piloted this Cessna in repeated circles around Roslindale and Hyde Park this afternoon. AlertNewEngland reports:
Some Google detective work shows it's probably fed law enforcement.
A West Roxbury man pleaded guilty to a variety of gun charges yesterday for an incident that started while police were investigating reckless ATV and dirt-bike riders on Ridgewood Street in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, police officers, already alerted to resident complaints about reckless dirt bikers on May 28, 2013, spotted an ATV take a right... Read more
A group of parents in Roslindale say they're tired of watching playgrounds in other neighborhoods get upgraded while the only two in their neighborhood languish.
The parents have started organizing to get improvements to the Fallon and Healy Field playgrounds, such as water spray decks, if not to create more playground space in the neighborhood, especially in the "play desert" south of Roslindale Square.... Read more
Daniel Guzman reports this squirrel has taken up residence at the Bellevue commuter-rail stop on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line.
Our own Dan Farnkoff reports that during a cleanup at the DeForest Street urban wilds/cliff today, volunteers unearthed this thing and wondered what it is.
Anybody know if it's something other than the axle of a rear-wheel drive car?
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, May 5, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. 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 Roslindale Community... Read more
Arnold Arboretum yesterday:
Some 50 residents from across Roslindale met last night with local police and elected officials to figure out how to keep Roslindale's crime rate low.
The meeting was organized after two women were robbed near the Roslindale Village train station last month.
State Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) said now is the time to organize neighborhood watches because of an epidemic of opiate... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, April 7, 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... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a license request from somebody who wants to open a froyo place in the old Social Security office on Washington Street.
Delicious YoGurt, LLC (yep) needs a food-serving license to open an eponymous shop at 4198-4206 Washington, just south of the RMV. Its proposed hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This would be Roslindale Square's second... Read more
Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummings into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.
Stash's says it serves New York-style pizza.
Its opening will end the pizza gap on Belgrade between Rustica Pizza off Walworth and the pizza district along Centre Street in West Roxbury.... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette notes the death of Stavros Frantzis, 72.
Twenty years ago, he and former partner Mordechai Levin rehabbed a notorious Hyde Square nightclub and cut a bargain deal to make it the home of Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. The project revitalized the neighborhood, and Bella Luna/Milky Way is now a JP institution. (Its controversial rent-dispute move to The... Read more
Cathy Slade reports:
A few neighborhood watch groups are hosting a meeting open to all, to have a forum to report and share information on neighborhood activity, and searching solutions to keep everyone safe. The meeting will be on Monday, April 7 from 6:30-8PM at the Roslindale Community Center. Organizers hope a community-wide network evolves and meets every other month.
RozzieGirl123 reports she was the woman mugged near the commuter-rail station last night and describes the attack and aftermath:
Despite this terrible thing that happened, I have never been more proud to live in Roslindale/Boston than I did last night. After the man came after me with the knife and I started screaming, perfect strangers came running out of their houses to chase the... Read more
Happened around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday on Conway Street. One Conway Street resident reports:
I heard a woman screaming, and yelling to call police, so I called 911. I didn't see it happen, but I did look out my window to see the mugger running up Conway Street, around the corner, towards Fairview. Police showed up pretty quickly, and did a thorough search of... Read more
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday in the parking lot of the Citizens Bank branch at 777 South St. Robber got away with a pocketbook and a white iPhone in a yellow Vera Bradley case.