Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. For three straight days, it rained. By the time the rain stopped, around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, 1886, nearly six inches had fallen, enough to melt another two inches of accumulated snow and ice. Read more.
The city and Blue Bikes yesterday posted a map showing where new Blue Bikes docking stations will be set up within the next few weeks.
The docking stations will be the first in Roslindale, which will get five, and Mattapan, which will get four. The bike-rental system will also be expanding in Dorchester.
Federal officials charge a Dorchester man used an apartment at 4347 Washington St., near Hayes Road in Roslindale, as a stash house for his supply of fentanyl - and that he used two boys, one possibly as young as three, to answer the door and direct buyers to the drawers where they could find the drugs they would then pay for. Read more.
CommonWealth reports on a rally Jeffrey Sanchez had yesterday at the Mildred Hailey Apartments with some long-time local progressives standing behind him as a progressive leader in his race against progressive Nika Elugardo.
The Board of Appeals yesterday deferred any action on a proposed duplex on Hemman Street in Roslindale because the design - which featured two two-car garages right next to each other under the living space - was just too suburban for an urban neighborhood, even one as leafy as that section of Roslindale. Read more.
A concerned citizen files a 311 report:
Looks like someone tried to drive over the high man hole cover in the middle of the road and parts of their car's undercarriage were ripped off.
In the mid-1890s, city officials began looking at connecting the new city-owned Emerald Necklace parks with the giant Blue Hills Reservation the state Metropolitan District Commission was putting together just south of the city and the town of Hyde Park. Read more.
Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale isn't endorsing any candidates in the 14th Suffolk state-rep race (Hyde Park, Roslindale and West Roxbury), because neither of the progressive candidates - Gretchen Van Ness and Segun Idowu - were able to get the required 60% of the vote at a recent endorsement meeting. Read more.
OK, OK, it was more of a loungin' lizard, soaking up the sun outside the Citizens Bank on South Street in Roslindale Square.
Adam Kessel, who found the wee beastie this morning, took it home and put it in a comfy box for safe keeping until the owner shows up.
Somebody who lives on Washington Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale posted this video of a woman with a smoking habit stealing a package waiting for him around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. She checks out the box, leaves, then returns (around 1:50 in the video). She probably won't get much for the bottle of coffee syrup inside, though.
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State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-15th Suffolk) and challenger Nika Elugardo agreed on more than they disagreed on, at a candidate forum in Jamaica Plain last night.
Instead, the two battled over who was the most progressive - and how to fight for progressive values - in one of the state's most progressive districts, which includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and Brookline, in a room at the First Baptist Church that was so packed people were turned away at the door. Read more.
In our Roslindale backyard this morning (at one point, there were four of them, all pretty quiet, actually).
Glendower Road in Roslindale today.
Workers were busy inside the former Jerusalem Trading on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square yesterday, doing the work required to turn the old home-furnishings stuff store into a restaurant that will serve Cajun seafood in a bag - after resolving whatever ISD issues had stopped work there for several months. Read more.
Police are looking for a guy who walked out of the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale with about $125 worth of purloined frozen shrimp around 3 p.m., then pedaled away on a mountain bike towards Hyde Park Avenue. At these temps, he probably had to hurry.
Chris Helms proves it's true what they say about the 34 and 40 buses in Roslindale - you never know who you'll run into.
A now former worker at the Roslindale post office was arrested and arraigned today for allegedly opening mail and stealing the stuff inside for more than a year, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
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