Roslindale

By - 7/2/15 - 11:31 am

Organizers of the Jamaica Plain Porchfest on July 11 say more than 100 bands will perform on porches and in yards across the neighborhood, between noon and 6 p.m. In addition to musicians, spaces will be set aside for storytelling, dramatic readings and circus performers - including unicyclists.

Meanwhile, the Roslindale Arts Alliance is putting together the first Roslindale Porch Fest, on Sept. 12.

By - 6/29/15 - 3:51 pm

City officials last week showed off their latest plans for the Fallon Field playground upgrade that would include a 25-foot slide down the side of the park's hill and what would be Roslindale's first playground water-spray area, Roslindale Wants to Play reports. Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 11:53 am

A group of residents has started mapping out what would be Roslindale's second community garden, in front of the swimming pool at Healy Field.

The Friends of Healy Field's Community Garden Initiative holds a design meeting on Saturday to begin designing the garden, which would have both individual plots for residents looking to grow some vegetables or other plants and communal areas. The session starts at 11 a.m. at the Roslindale Community Center, Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 8:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request for a license for a proposed craft-beer store in the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 6/23/15 - 5:52 pm
Clouds over Roslindale

Around 5:40 p.m. The clouds were moving from the northwest to the southeast.

By - 6/23/15 - 7:49 am

Major deer spotted at the Roslindale Wetlands off Weld and Walter streets, near the Arboretum. He's also been spotted at Stony Brook (at the intersection of Washington and the parkway, no less), so don't be too startled if you see this huge woodland creature bounding through your backyard some evening.

By - 6/20/15 - 10:37 am
Daybreak over downtown Boston

See it larger (you really want to)

Mark O'Neill shows us the view you can get when you're up at dawn on parts of Metropolitan Hill in Roslindale.

By - 6/18/15 - 11:07 am

A dental office on Belgrade Avenue could become Roslindale's first tattoo parlor since an ill fated and short-lived place on Washington Street closed several years ago. Read more.

By - 6/14/15 - 4:39 pm
Lost parakeet in Roslindale

Sasha Gillin wonders about the provenance of this parakeet, spotted on Delano Park this afternoon.

By - 6/10/15 - 8:56 pm

Vicky at the Rialto Barbershop posted today that she's started collecting customer contact info just in case she has to move due to rent increases. She writes that she hopes to stay in the same location, even if under "great strain," until next year. Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 3:47 pm

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project says it will have trucks spraying parts of West Roxbury on Monday and Tuesday nights and parts of Hyde Park and Roslindale on Wednesday night. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 2:08 pm

The Suffolk County District today released two versions of the Burger King surveillance video that shows the incident that led to Usaama Rahim's death in a parking lot on Washington Street in Roslindale last week - the original, above, and a zoomed in version: Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:45 pm

Wapo Taco on Poplar Street will close its doors forever on June 27. In a Facebook post tonight, owners Dianne and Lorenzo write: Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 6:23 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the neck and other places around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday at Pagel Playground, Hyde Park Avenue and Wyvern Street. Because of the severity of the injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 6/4/15 - 7:36 pm
Usaama Rahim's mother and brother in Roslindale

Usaama Rahim's mother, Rahimah (l) and brother, Ibrahim (r) in Roslindale parking lot.

Usaama Rahim's mother, brother, wife and other relatives this afternoon stood in the Roslindale parking lot where he was fatally shot on Tuesday, listening as the family lawyer said they hoped to "work productively and cooperate" with local and federal investigators to determine exactly why Rahim died there Tuesday morning. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 10:19 pm

In an affidavit in the case against an Everett man, an FBI agent today gave the explanation for why a Boston cop and an FBI agent felt it important to confront Usaama Rahim in Roslindale yesterday: An 5 a.m. phone call, monitored by federal and local terrorism investigators, in which Rahim allegedly explained he didn't want to wait to travel out of state to behead a specific person, so was going to go out and kill one of the local "boys in blue." Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 5:29 pm

Boston Police report a tip led them to both the driver and the car involved in a hit and run on Washington Street at Beech and Walworth last month that sent a man walking across the street to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say they found the car yesterday and towed it away, pending execution of a search warrant on it. The driver, Eddie Cartagena, 25, will be summonsed to appear in West Roxbury Municipal Court on several motor-vehicle charges, police say.

By - 6/3/15 - 2:42 pm

The Herald reports after police and the FBI showed surveillance video to them at BPD headquarters. Officials say they will not release the video publicly until after Usaama Rahim's family gets a chance to look at it.

Statement by Muslim community leaders.

By - 6/3/15 - 8:24 am

UPDATE: The Globe reports Rahim and that guy up in Everett were planning to try to behead a police officer. Wright is scheduled for arraignment in federal court at 3:30 p.m.

Wicked Local Roslindale reports Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans attended last night's scheduled meeting of the Roslindale Board of Trade down at the Sons of Italy that they could go to sleep secure that the neighborhood was not under any sort of threat following yesterday's fatal confrontation in the CVS parking lot (which led the nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC).

By - 6/2/15 - 4:12 pm
William Evans with a photo of the knife

Evans with a photo of the knife; Vincent Lisi of the FBI and Mayor Walsh listen.

UPDATE: WHDH reports a man with a connection to Rahim was arrested in Everett.

A 26-year-old Roslindale man under a terror watch left law-enforcement officers no choice this morning but to shoot him, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

Evans said surveillance video from the small shopping plaza on Washington Street at Enneking Parkway showed a Boston police officer and an FBI agent retreating when Usaama Rahim began going after them with a "large military knife" shortly after 7 a.m. Read more.

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