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By adamg - 7/20/21 - 12:22 pm

WCVB reports a clerk at Roslindale Food Mart on Washington Street in Roslindale told a woman she'd won $500 on a lottery ticket - but that the ticket was actually for $1,000, so he apparently pocketed the rest. The clerk has been fired. Todesca's, another market, is across a side street from Roslindale Food Mart, for what it's worth.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 2:04 pm
Rendering of new Moreno builing


The Zoning Board of Appeal today voted 4-2 to approve Juan Chavez's proposal to replace his auto-collision shop on Washington Street at Bexley Road with a four-story apartment/commercial building - which means the proposal was actually rejected because it didn't get the 5 votes required under state law. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:21 pm
Roslindale shooting scene

Washington Street scene yesterday. Photo by Live Boston.

A man police say was shot during a struggle over a gun on Washington Street at the Roslindale/Forest Hills line was ordered held without bail at least until a dangerousness hearing - at which he could be ordered held even longer - on July 14, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 11:31 am

Developers say they will soon file plans to replace the Urban League's current two-story building where Warren Street turns into Harrison Avenue into a six-story building with 65 apartments and condos - and room for a new Urban League headquarters. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 4:55 pm

ScrubaDub has filed plans with the Boston Conservation Commission to use a lot it recently bought next to its existing car wash on American Legion Highway to expand with new queuing lanes, automated payment systems and more vacuums. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:48 am
Needham Line train in Roslindale on a Sunday

Joe D. shows us something Roslindale hasn't seen in decades: Sunday service on the Needham Line, part of the T's post-pandemic commuter-rail schedule changes.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 2:52 pm
Inside the buffet

Buffet today.

Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway (in the Stop & Shop mall) re-emerged today in its true nature as a Chinese buffet. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 9:44 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday rejected a proposal by the owner of a two-family house in Roslindale to subdivide her land and build a single-family house in what is now the backyard. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/21 - 8:57 pm
Entrance to Roslindale Wetlands on Coniston Road

One of several currently rough-hewn entrances to the wetlands, on Coniston Road.

The BPDA holds a public meeting Thursday on proposals by two developers for four affordable condos at 104 Walter St. - a component of plans by the city to upgrade and enlarge the 10.5-acre Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wilds that sits behind Walter Street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/21 - 12:55 pm
Sign reads: To the left! Use your brane!

Although we're going to assume this sign on Beech Street at Poplar Street is an ad for a yard sale, not directions to a meeting of neighborhood theoretical physicists.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:31 am
Morning eclipse, with jet

Adam Balsam was among the many people who got up early to get a good view of the eclipse, which in his case meant a trip to Wollaston Beach. At first, it was disappointing, because clouds obscured the show as the sun broke above the horizon, but once the sun rose high enough, the show was on. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 10:04 am
Walk Hill Street rendering

Bird's-eye view of proposed building.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave the developer of a proposed 106-unit, four-story apartment building at 289 Walk Hill St., near American Legion Highway, another year to start construction on the project. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:03 am
Orange sunrise over Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum and downtown Boston

Paul Friedmann watched the dawn of another hot day from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

The National Weather Service forecasts Wednesday will be as bad as today, then a cool front comes in and lowers both the temperature and the humidity for Thursday.

By adamg - 6/5/21 - 11:09 pm
Workers on a piece of the new bridge at Robert Street

After connecting thick wires to a large slab of concrete, workers jumped off to help steady it as the crane lifted it to the bridge.

After one crew spent last night on equipment that gnawed away the old Needham Line bridge over Robert Street in Roslindale Square, another crew came in this morning to get the new bridge into place and ready for trains on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 11:44 am

A confused citizen filed a 311 complaint about a street-sweeper driver who refuses to keep going down Poplar Street past Hautevale Street in Roslindale: Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 9:21 am
Coyote in Roslindale

Rob Bellinger looked out the window on Alpheus Road in Roslindale this morning to see a coyote enjoying the morning coolness.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 1:16 pm

Workers inadvertently opened up a water main on Wyvern Street at Hyde Park Avenue across from Pagel Playground and now BWSC is on scene trying to plug the hole and restore the water flow. It's the same basic location where a National Grid gas main burst into flames on New Year's Eve in 2017.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 10:14 am

A Belmont teacher who also bakes cakes and toaster pastries has rented the space next to the Birch Street wine shop, where the cheese shop used to be, for a bakery. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/21 - 1:36 pm
Wright sendoff

Wright, in front, gets a sendoff.

Literally cross country, as in Alan Wright left Roslindale today to pedal to Oregon to promote bicycling and raise climate-change awareness. Read more.

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