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By adamg - 11/11/23 - 10:41 am

CaptainRedblood used the Windows program for an homage to Birch Street Bistro, a now closed boite on, yes, Birch Street in Roslindale Square (and as you can see, it was across the street from a mural that is an homage to the street's name).

By adamg - 9/20/23 - 9:21 pm

A billing clerk at the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center today sued Boston Medical Center, with which the Roslindale facility is affiliated, for firing her in 2021 after she refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 12:28 pm
Lina Ghantous

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Lina Ghantous permission to start selling beer and wine at her Welcome Buddy convenience store at 4196 Washington St. in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/23 - 4:48 pm

Erica Fletcher reports Boston police and firefighters had their work cut out for them this afternoon trying to untangle two cars that careened together at the oddball intersection of Washington Street with itself and South Street at the tip of Adams Park - and dealing with the resulting traffic nightmare at the start of the afternoon rush. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 3:59 pm

The Boston Transportation Department has proposed installing parking meters along the streets of Roslindale Square as a way to help remove the area's current parking lampreys, who suck up spaces for hours at a time as they commute downtown or wherever, making it harder for people who want to actually visit the square's stores and restaurants to find a space. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 2:57 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a food-serving license for V!Healthy, which plans to serve smoothies at 4166 Washington St. in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/23 - 12:26 pm
Car into building on South Street in Roslindale Square

This morning, John snapped the latest example of a driver plowing into a building in Roslindale Square, on South Street just past the curve from Washington Street, although the damage was nowhere near as severe as the last time somebody did that.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 11:07 am
Rendering of new Roslindale building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a developer's plans to replace a block of stores next to the Roslindale Square municipal building with a 31-unit apartment building with room for two of the current businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/23 - 11:12 pm
4198 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by RODE Architects.

A developer that originally proposed a 31-unit apartment building at 4198 Washington St. in Roslindale Square that would have 13 affordable units but no on-site parking says it can now guarantee that 19 of the units would be affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 3:25 pm
Rialto Theater in Roslindale Square

In 1946, Warren Favor snapped this photo from South Street around to Washington Street and the Rialto Theatre. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 9:28 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Sebastian's Barber Shop on Corinth Street re-opened today, while the Square Root next door reports it re-opens for business at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/22 - 1:32 pm
What's left of Corinth Street building

Robert Orthman reports work is ongoing in the half of the Corinth Street building that a driver smashed into early Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/22 - 9:44 am

A GoFundMe set up by Roslindale resident Chris Lang has already gotten $26,000 in pledges to help the barbershop, threading salon and nine other businesses destroyed or shut yesterday when somebody drove into their Corinth Street building yesterday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 9:19 am
Car into building in Roslindale Square

Photo by BFD. See it larger.

Update: GoFundMe set up for the ruined businesses.

The Boston Fire Department reports a driver plowed into Threading for Beauty and Sebastian's Barber Shop on Corinth Street, just around the corner from Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, this morning, destroying the businesses and taking out a good part of the building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/22 - 12:26 pm
Gregory Laham

Sullivan's Pharmacy on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square will be closed Monday morning so that employees can attend the burial of owner Gregory Laham, who transformed what had been a basic neighborhood drugstore into a supplier of specialized prescriptions and medical equipment able to stay open even as chains forced the shutdown of other independent pharmacies across the state. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 2:41 pm
MBTA commuter-rail train in minature

A commuter-rail train waits for passengers.

People lined up on South Street in Roslindale today for the open house at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum, what will once again be a twice-yearly event where museum members get to show off their O, HO and N-gauge trains and layouts to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:56 pm

Solera on Birch Street in Roslindale Square announced today it's closing forever on Sept. 30. The news comes just a few days after Birch Street Bistro also announced it's closing.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 11:57 am

Birch Street Bistro announced this morning its closing forever on Saturday, after 19 years.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 2:56 pm
Rendering of 63 Belgrade Ave.

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A developer's proposal to replace the old Folsom Funeral Home at 59-63 Belgrade Ave. with a four-story, 31-unit apartment building won a go-ahead today from the Zoning Board of Appeal, which approved it 6-1. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 6:24 pm
Violinsts in the Roslindale Substation

The Substation in Roslindale Square formally opened today, starting with a performance by Musiconnects overlooking Adams Park. Read more.

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