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By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:16 pm
Hot RMV customers in Roslindale

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the inhumane conditions on the verge of a deadly heat wave at the Roslindale branch of the RMV: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 1:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved changing the main formal use of the Roslindale Square Substation from a restaurant to a beer garden, which will let Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain keep operating there on a more permanent basis.

Turtle Swamp owner John Lincecum says he already has some plans for the space - and the square itself - as big as the new window he hopes to have installed this summer ... Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 11:13 pm
Architect's rendering of Roslindale building

Architect's rendering showing shadow residents jogging in front of newly featureless health center.

A Dorchester developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a three-story, six-family house next to the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center on Taft Hill Terrace with a four-story, 16-condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 12:16 pm
Flags at Korean and Vietnam War memorial in Adams Park, Roslindale

The Arredondo Family Foundation turned Adams Park in Roslindale into a commemoration of fallen American service members, including putting flags in front of the memorial to Americans who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

In the center of the park, they put a metal structure with paper and markers for people to leave their own thoughts: Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 8:08 pm

Charlie Redd, who shut his eponymous Roslindale restaurant in a huff last year and set up a new pizza joint in Somerville, says he's going to try to return to Roslindale - someday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/19 - 12:43 pm
Parklet next to Fornax

Deb Beatty Mell captured Alan Wright and other volunteers spending the morning constructing the Cohasset Street parklet next to Fornax - a small, shaded space for local shoppers to take a break, eat a bite, sip a cool drink. It's the third year in a row for the parklet, reclaimed from a couple of parking spaces on the street.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 8:01 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain is looking to obtain a zoning change that would let its current seasonal beer hall at the Roslindale Square Substation stay open permanently. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 9:09 pm
Birch Street ready for pilot closing

All ready to go. Photo by Robert Orthman.

Birch Street, which lets motorists endlessly drive around the Roslindale Square building where the brewery is going in, will be blocked to cars for several days, starting Tuesday, as Roslindale Village Main Street tests out various configurations for a more permanent effort to create a pedestrian plaza there.

Schedule of events for the Birch Street Pop-up Plaza.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 1:57 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that with Saturday's forecast calling for downpours, it's moved its annual Easter-egg hunt indoors - not just because parents would dread coming home with muddy kids and their mud-laden eggs, but because all that running around in the rain could damage the turf at Healy Field. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 3:20 pm
Robert Street train bridge

The MBTA plans to begin replacing the bridge that carries the Needham Line over Robert Street at the Roslindale Village train station early next year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 9:52 am

The BPL branch in Roslindale Square is set to close later this year for some major renovation work (don't worry - they're keeping the dome). The Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library has been working with local businesses to set up micro-libraries around the neighborhood so people can still get a book to read - and is giving away libraries in a box that residents can put outside their homes to keep the books flowing.

By adamg - 3/24/19 - 10:38 pm

Roslindale Craft Beer Cellar owner Bryan Reeves announced today he's shutting his store in the basement of the Roslindale Square substation. Reeves says he will stay open as long as he still has stock left - which he'll be discounting 25% starting Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 3:04 pm
Inside the Square Root

Update: The live music started tonight.

The Square Root opened today at Corinth Street and Belgrade Avenue, serving, for now, a limited menu of coffees and baked goods. Read more

By adamg - 2/14/19 - 1:42 pm
Birch Street in Roslindale Square

Birch Street today.

Roslindale Village Main Street reports a design firm has begun work on plans to change Birch Street between Corinth Street and Belgrade Avenue into "a permanent, fully landscaped, useable, and pedestrianized community space." Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/19 - 6:31 pm

Shanti, 4197 Washington St., in Roslindale Square, has ended its lunch buffet and is now only open for dinner. People who need some midday curry and naan will need to get to either Himalayan Bistro on Centre Street in West Roxbury or Tikki Masala in Forest Hills.

By adamg - 12/26/18 - 4:09 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Shaking Seafood, on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square, where Jersualem Trading used to be, has its "soft" opening at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The seafood place specializes in a Cajun style of cooking in which you pick your seafood and your spices, then they cook and shake them for you and you dig in.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 1:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved plans by Wallpaper City on Poplar Street to add two floors with a total of eight apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 12:45 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street announced today that Jamaica Plain's Turtle Swamp Brewing will open a beer hall in the Roslindale Substation at Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 9:11 am
Sunrise from the Needham Line

Will Vincent watched the sunrise from an inbound Needham Line train in Roslindale this morning.

Rick Macomber, meanwhile, was on the Zakim: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 12:21 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street says a forecast that includes gusts up to 45 m.p.h. means Adams Park would be fit for neither man nor beast - nor vendors' tents - tomorrow.

Also canceled: The Dia de los Muertos party at the Roslindale BPL branch.

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