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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.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:17 pm
Rendering of proposed 4160 Washington St.

Rendering by MDJ.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Juan Chavez's latest plan to replace his Moreno collision shop with a four-story building with six condos and ground-floor commercial space - and four parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 9:20 am
Anti-Semitic flier in Roslindale

A Roslindale resident reports spending a minute this morning tearing down some anti-Semitic fliers posted at the Corinth Street bus stop in Roslindale Square.

They popped up a few days after a racist went around screaming about Asian-Americans, first at the city animal shelter on Mahler Road, then at the owner of a comedy club on Basile Street.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 9:08 pm

Courtney Pong, owner of the Rozzie Square Theater on Basile Street, reports what happened today during auditions for the ComedySportz Boston troupe she runs there: Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/22 - 11:03 am
Rendering of Belgrade Avenue proposal

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A developer has proposed replacing the Folsom Funeral Home, 59-63 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale, with a four-story, 31-unit apartment building. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/26/22 - 2:25 pm

Nick Elias recounts his days working at Sight and Sound, on Corinth Street and Poplar Street in Rozzie Square, at first as one of George Aymie's employees, later as a partner: Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/22 - 1:16 pm

Shanti, which has restaurants in Dorchester, Roslindale and Cambridge, alerted customers to the new fee in e-mail yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 9:56 am

Both Roslindale Ace Hardware on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue and the Dunkin' Donuts in Roslindale Square are open this morning, so go to the hardware store, get a saucer (a trash can lid would do in pinch), then slide down to the Dunk's for your ice coffee. In your Patriots hoodie and shorts, of course.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from the owners of the Roslindale Variety Store, 4254 Washington St., next to PS Gourmet, to add beer and wine to their convenience-store offerings. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:50 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about graffiti reading "BLUNCH" on some city big-belly trash cans on Corinth Street in Roslindale: Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/21 - 4:07 pm
Inside the Roslindale Boston Public Library branch

After two years of extensive renovations, the round Roslindale Square BPL branch re-opened today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 1:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed 31-unit apartment building at Washington and Basile streets that would have offered far more affordable apartments than required and below-market rates to two locally owned businesses now on the site because the building would have no parking for residents.

The action came even as the city looks to eliminate parking requirements for new buildings that offer large numbers of subsidized units as a way of encouraging such apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 11:33 am
Kijana Rose

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal for a take-out bakery on Birch Street in Roslindale Square that would serve baked goods infused with marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 3:00 pm

Workhub at the Substation, the quieter of the two tenants in the Roslindale Substation in Roslindale Square announced today that it will be expanding into the cavernous former transformer room that Turtle Swamp Brewing is vacating in September and will continue to run a weekend beer hall and community gathering spot there. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 7:26 pm
Jackson

West Bridgewater Police report arresting an armed Akil Jackson on a variety of charges - including murder for the gunshot death of his girlfriend Alicia Heywood in the parking lot of her Roslindale Square workplace on July 29. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 12:54 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing announced today it will be closing its beer garden in the Roslindale Substation next month. Turtle Swamp says it will be open Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the month and just Saturdays in September, with its last day being Sept. 25, to coincide with the renewed Roslindale Porchfest.

That will leaves Distraction Brewing on Belgrade Avenue for Squaregoers seeking locally brewed beer.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 8:21 pm
Alicia Heywood

The Cooperative Bank, headquartered on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, has set up a fund to help the family of Alicia Heywood, who was shot to death last Thursday in the parking lot of Sullivan's Pharmacy next door, where she worked. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:00 am
Jackson

Akil Jackson.

Live Boston reports police are looking for Akil Jackson, 41, in connection with the shooting murder of Alicia Heywood in Roslindale Square on July 29. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 2:52 pm

Update: Victim identified as Alicia Heywood, 42, of Easton.

Boston Police report a woman was shot at Birch and Corinth streets in Roslindale Square shortly before 1:20 p.m. Read more.

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

Nope.

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.

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