A citizen reports from Philbrick Street in Roslindale:
Several parking spots held by cat litter containers and a saw horse.
Sometime yesterday, workers painted over the "backwards" mural on the side of the Arboretum Grill, 4025 Washington St. The mural, painted as if it were a mirror looking back in time, showed two guys at a barbershop, in front of a series of fanciful "photos" of Roslindale history, with their titles backwards. Now all that's left is a bland, pale yellow wall.
Boston Police report two 23-year-old men were shot, one fatally, around 10:15 p.m. at 115 Brookway Rd. by the Archdale housing project.
The surviving victim was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital in critical condition, police say.
The Roslindale Farmers' Market opened its 2011 season this morning in Adams Park, with fresh produce and meat from local farms and knicknacks of all sorts. Also music. This guy really knew how to blow his own horn:
Sugar on Washington Street in Roslindale was selling these cupcakes today.
The weekly Saturday market in Adams Park was so successful last year people were running into problems finding a place to park. Rick Ward from the Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers' Market Committee reports a deal with the MBTA to let people parking in the lower commuter-rail parking lot for free - the lot with the entrance next to the Citizens Bank where South Street turns into Belgrade Avenue.
The robbery comes a week after a driver for Romano's in Roslindale was attacked and robbed at knifepoint by six men on Bradeen Street, just outside Archdale.
La Guira y Tambora, 4014 Washington St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on May 24 for permission to add an extension in the rear that will let it expand from 49 to 93 seats. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the board's hearing room on the eighth floor of City Hall.
Sign hanging at Romano's in Roslindale Square tonight.
Charlie Redd, late of the South End's Coda, reports his Redd's in Rozzie at what used to be Geoffrey's on Washington Street, is now open.
So far, dinner hours only (1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday). Full bar, he reports. The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers his request to buy the liquor license from Beth McNichols, who owns the building and who ran Salute before leasing it to Geoffrey's and then, briefly, Adams Park, before teaming up with Redd.
Meanwhile, looks like somebody is getting ready to open an ice-cream place on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue, next to Cappy's Pizza. Although it's called Bean & Cream, and has a coffee-cup in its logo, Hyde Park denizen Mike Ball informs us (see the comments), it'll be run as an ice-cream place, not a coffee house.
Bob Ward was on hand for the annual Roslindale Easter-egg hunt this morning.
Here's hoping they got a permit from ISD - we wouldn't want children scarred for life seeing the Easter Bunny being tossed into the back of a cruiser.
The hunt is this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Adams Park. Video by RoslindaleVillage.
AlertNewEngland reports the following BPD alert around 10 p.m for West Roxbury Parkway and Washington Street:
Large group of males dueling with golf clubs.
They must have played through, however; they were gone when officers arrived.
The last dance was this past Sunday, no notice about the closing or about the financial situation was given to members. If the building does need to be sold couldn't there be some match up with the YMCA or Roche Center. It seems hard to believe that area Irish Step Dancing schools wouldn't have been interesting in renting the space for classes.
The US Department of Agriculture says it wants to inject trees up to a half-mile away from where Asian Longhorned Beetles were found last year with imidacloprid, a pesticide that kills not only beetles but bees.
USDA and state and city officials plan a public meeting on the beetles - which were found in six trees on hospital grounds - on April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Faulkner Hospital Auditorium. The current quarantine zone - in which any woody material has to be ground up - extends into Roslindale and Brookline.
Nicole Russo asks for suggestions.
Roslindale Village Main Street had an open house at the hulking edifice in Roslindale Square, in part to solicit ideas on what to to with it. The BRA, which owns the long unused structure, has given the group and Historic Boston a year to come up with a plan. Even without giant transformers, it remains a fascinating - and dangerous - place to explore: One guide had to keep shooing me away from flimsy planks covering holes. It's two levels full of mysterious objects and spaces.
But fans of Haitian food need not despair: According to its Facebook page, Bel Lounge will also serve Haitian food.
Spotted in Roslindale.
Two non-profit groups are the latest to take a whack at finding uses for the long dormant, increasingly decaying Roslindale Square substation, which lost its purpose decades ago when trolleys stopped running down Washington Street.
Now I know spring is official. Kids burst out from all over the place and ran to the truck.
A man police say drove into the porch of the house at 34 Brown Ave. in Roslindale around 3:40 a.m. today was charged with drunk driving after officers "detected a smell of alcohol emanating from the suspect" and he reused to take a field sobriety test.
Adalberto Gonzalez, 26, received alternate transportation to E-5, police say, adding officers found two empty beer cans in his car.