Jamaica Plain News interviews Nika Elugardo, an aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, who is running against incumbent state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez in the 15th Suffolk and Norfolk district (Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Brookline and Roslindale).
Boston Parents Schoolyard News reports that parents at the Bates School on Beech Street have set up a GoFundMe page to try to raise enough money to keep Adam Prisby, who runs a program that helps to connect poor students with extra resources in the community - right down to ensuring homeless students get Christmas presents and eyeglasses. Read more.
Ever since Roche Bros. in West Roxbury re-opened its seafood department before Valentine's Day, one lobster went unsold: The biggest of them all, a lobster so large the other lobsters crowded around the edges of the tank just to stay away from him, so large that shoppers would bring their kids over to see him.
The poor plight of the lobster began to bother some people over in Roslindale, who used a neighborhood Facebook group to begin to ponder doing something about Larry's fate - yes, of course they named him Larry. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from a brewery that wants to open in Roslindale Square and a convenience store that wants to start selling adult beverages on VFW Parkway. Read more.
Deadly Sins is a WGBH show that highlights storytellers. This week's episode features an account by Ashley Rose, who grew up in Roslindale, at least until her Delford Street house was flooded by raw sewage from a busted sewer main and then condemned, in 1996. Her story starts at about 9:26.
Residents spent nine years battling the MWRA and the BWSC over what became known as Boston's Love Canal.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a landowner's proposal to replace a house with two two-family units on a parcel behind the Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway, near Sycamore Street, in Roslindale. Read more.
UPDATE, 8:30 a.m., Monday: The Suffolk County DA reports he will be arraigned on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of ammunition, stemming from "an encounter with a delivery person in September 2017 and a search warrant executed at his home sometime after that encounter. "
Jennifer M., who lives in Roslindale, came home today to find her driveway already occupied.
Jamaica Plain News reports.
After a hiatus of several years, Roslindale has a Thai restaurant again - Tasty Thai, which opened today at 153 Belgrade Ave., where 7 Star Street Bistro used to be. Read more.
For years, the city of Boston and the MBTA have disagreed on who's responsible for the stretch of sidewalk and bus stop along Belgrade Avenue below the Roslindale Village commuter-rail parking lot. So, of course, nobody ever shovels it, at least until Roslindale residents call up and annoy City Hall enough that a councilor or somebody gets Public Works to send somebody down with a shovel (calls to the MBTA are, of course, useless, since nothing annoys the T). Looks like City Hall hasn't gotten enough phone calls over the past couple of days.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing yesterday took away the entertainment license for Guira y Tambora, 4014 Washington St. after another hearing over complaints about noise and unruly patrons. Read more.
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