A Suffolk Superior Court judge today freed Frederick Clay from prison, where he had been serving a life term for the murder of a cab driver at Roslindale's Archdale project in November, 1979, "after a reinvestigation by the DA’s Conviction Integrity Program led [DA Dan] Conley to conclude that justice may not have been done at Clay’s 1981 trial," a spokesman said today. Read more.
The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."
Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month. Read more.
Former BSO flutist and Roslindale resident Fenwick Smith died last week. An Internet archive provides a glimpse of Mr. Smith's involvement in the rejuvenation of Roslindale Square, as reported by The Boston Phoenix in July 2001.
Link to the Globe obituary
The Board of Appeal today approved builder Anthony Ruscito's plans to tear down Brayton's Custom Upholstery, 4281 Washington St., to make way for a four-story, 12-unit apartment building with 12 parking spaces on the first floor.
The existing oil-change place, also listed at 4281 Washington St., will remain.
The Boston Transportation Department today identified five neighborhoods that, over the next year, will get city-funded street changes in an attempt to make side streets safer by making motorists slow down: Read more.
Members of the neighborhood group that represents the streets along American Legion Highway in Roslindale vowed last night to fight a possible renewed attempt by a Taco Bell franchisee to open an outlet on American Legion at Walk Hill Street, between the Wendy's and the Haley Pilot School. Read more.
Taco Bell, which failed to persuade skeptical Roslindale residents last year that they wanted to live mas and support a Taco Bell between the Haley School and the Wendy's on American Legion Highway, is coming back with another proposal to tear down the open-once-in-awhile ice-cream stand that now holds that space. Read more.
Checkmate Cafe on South Street in Roslindale is more than happy to dispense parenting wisdom.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has ordered Home Market, 165 Belgrade Ave., in Roslindale, to close Aug. 2, 3 and 4 as punishment for letting a 17-year-old with a fake Maryland driver's license walk out with an 18-pack of Bud Light, a six-pack of Smirnoff Ice, a six-pack of Twisted Tea and a 25-oz. can of Natural Ice one afternoon this past January. Read more.
We spotted this little stone bird sitting on one of the granite blocks at the top of Peters Hill yesterday. Naturally, we then turned it over: Read more.
A federal appeals court today upheld the 188-month prison sentence Iskender Kapllani received after being found guilty of using his now defunct Arbri Cafe in Roslindale as a front for distributing cocaine. Read more.
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