Local developer Owen Kiernan is proposing to use a vacant piece of land at 43 Lochdale Road for a five-story, 42-unit apartment building that on one side would offer views of the nearby Arnold Arboretum and on the other, the backs of triple deckers and a coin laundry on Washington Street. Read more.
Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.
The Bulletin reports 200 people attended a remembrance for Judie Leon, longtime Roslindale Square businesswoman who died last fall while doing humanitarian work in Lebanon.
The Board of Appeal voted today to let developers John Morrissey and Michael Forde replace a vacant stretch of stores on Belgrade Avenue near the Bellevue commuter-rail stop with a four-story building that will house 21 apartments, first-floor retail space and 24 underground parking spaces. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today unanimously approved variances needed for construction of a three-to-four-story apartment building off Walk Hill and Canterbury streets that will include a neighborhood shuttle bus to the Forest Hills T stop and money to help middle-income people buy homes in Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.
Some 50 Roslindale residents and Roslindale Square business owners had a pretty clear request for Target officials tonight: Replace the food aisles in their proposed replacement for the Washington Street Staples with office supplies or even more clothes, because they don't want to see the nearby Village Market - a cornerstone of the village's revival, driven out of business. Read more.
Alan Wright, who has long repped Roslindale on a Massport advisory committee, reports the recent infusion of jet noise starting around dawn is due to flight-path changes forced by renovation work on one particular Logan Airport runway (4L-22R, to be exact).
753 South, where Derna's used to be, had its "soft" opening this week, according to the folks at Keep Roslindale Quirky. Look for small plates - served on a patio in nicer weather - as well as beer and wine since the place, which has the same owners as Delfino across the street, was one of the first places in Boston to get one of the city's then new neighborhood beer-and-wine licenses, back in 2014.
Meghan Rauber took in the view of downtown and the Back Bay - and lots of trees - from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum yesterday.
Stacy Eblan reports on the Quirky Roslindale Message Board that the Staples on Washington Street is closing on June 11.
The store opened in 2008 in a new building where the Ashmont Home Center used to be. Between Ashmont and Staples came several proposals that never got anywhere, including a chain drug store - stopped by Tom Menino himself to protect the nearby Sullivan's Pharmacy - and a self-storage place.
Around 7 p.m. at Pagel Playground on Hyde Park Avenue.
This is the second stabbing in recent days at a Roslindale park - two people were stabbed at the Fallon Field basketball courts on Thursday.
Chris D. surveyed the damage at Jimmies on Corinth Street, which somebody broke into overnight by smashing the front door. They took the cash register.
Around 5:45 p.m. at the Fallon Field basketball court off Walorth and Tyndale streets. The victim who was stabbed in the chest managed to make it to Checkmate Cafe at South and Robert, where somebody called 911. The other victim was stabbed in the arm. Both victims' injuries are considered not life threatening.
Police are looking for somebody who jumped out of a car, then jumped back in after the stabbings and drove off.
Officers investigating lights on at the Washington Irving School on Cummins Highway around 11 p.m. saw four males in their mid-teens run out. They nabbed three of them on Cummins Highway and on Hawthorne Street - one with the help of a search dog - and recovered a projector.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved its first license for a restaurant to let patrons bring their own beer and wine - to Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale. Read more.
Jake ran across this bucolic scene inside Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon. No, this probably won't cause any brush fires today, given how wet the ground is from yesterday's snow/sleet/rain, but it might show one of the reasons why, pretty much every spring, Boston firefighters have to haul hoses deep into the woods because they erupt in flames. Read more.
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