Roslindale

By - 4/20/18 - 8:49 am

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).

By - 4/16/18 - 9:48 am

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.

By - 4/11/18 - 10:47 am

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the suspect as Marvin Dumay, 30, of Hyde Park.

An officer responding to a report of a break-in at a house on Brown Avenue just off Cummins Highway around 10:15 a.m. spotted the suspect, who spotted the cop and began to run. Read more.

By - 4/7/18 - 10:50 pm
Disco alley in Roslindale

A group called Roslindale Wants to Play wanted to dance tonight, and they did, along the little walkway and alley from South Street to the municipal parking lot in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 4/6/18 - 6:55 pm
Quick hug before he's released

A farewell before Larry is released. See it larger.

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.

By - 4/5/18 - 6:00 pm

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.

By - 4/5/18 - 9:39 am
Tree down in Roslindale

Jessica Burko shows the tree that came down in the wind last night on her Roslindale street. A different tree, in front of the same house, came down in another storm last month.

By - 3/29/18 - 4:21 pm

Mass Incident Paging reports the Cooperative Bank, 40 Belgrade Ave., was held up around 2:20 p.m. - and that a suspect was nabbed not long after a few blocks away on Roslindale Avenue at Haslet Street.

The bank had also been robbed on Feb. 21, by somebody who managed to run away.

By - 3/28/18 - 2:02 pm

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.

By - 3/28/18 - 10:54 am

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.

By - 3/25/18 - 11:08 pm

WBZ reports that Frank Lipka is due in West Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow on a variety of charges - but none related to the disappearance of Joseph Brancato, who has not been seen in four months.

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. "

By - 3/23/18 - 6:39 pm

290 Cummins Hwy A&B

Suspect

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say held up the Cummins Market, 290 Cummins Highway, between Hyde Park Avenue and American Legion Highway around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

By - 3/22/18 - 8:42 pm
Turkeys in Roslindale

Jennifer M., who lives in Roslindale, came home today to find her driveway already occupied.

By - 3/14/18 - 9:09 am
Snowy morning in Charlestown

"Really nice morning to shovel," Garry Waldeck says in Charlestown.

Mark Smith enjoyed the morning glow on Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum: Read more.

By - 3/9/18 - 2:57 pm
Dining room at new Thai restaurant in Roslindale

Tasty Thai's dining room.

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.

By - 3/9/18 - 2:37 pm
Unshoveled sidewalk in Roslindale Square

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.

By - 3/8/18 - 8:30 am

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.