As Glenn Whidden discovered this morning, whoever tried smashing his way in didn't succeed, but did leave behind evidence in the form of the pipe he used and his blood from where he cut himself on the window. The store was closed at lunchtime.
A non-profit group is proposing a six-story, 52-unit apartment building for senior citizens as part of the Bartlett Place development off Washington and Bartlett streets in Roxbury. Read more.
A South Boston developer is betting people will want to live in what could be a "gateway project" to transform Stedman Street in Jamaica Plain from a collection of truck yards and cinderblock buildings into a new residential area. Read more.
Updated, 9:50 a.m., Sunday.
An attendant in his early 60s at the Fabian gas station on Washington Street at Melville Avenue was shot during a robbery attempt around 11:35 p.m. Read more.
Around 9:10 p.m. on Washington Street near Fuller Street. One vehicle also hit; several shell casings recovered.
The Board of Appeals today approved a Dorchester developer's plans for three triple deckers on a ledgy outcropping across from the Burger King in Washington - provided he can work out a driveway issue with a neighbor for the 28-space parking lot he wants to build. Read more.
The city didn't just decide to put up random plastic stanchions in the square for the heck of it. Walk Up Roslindale explains how the stick things and new markings are an attempt to "calm" traffic, to make drivers go slower, to make the roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists - and the drivers themselves.
Around 6:30 a.m., a car flipped on Washington Street in Roslindale, on the side towards Forest Hills, near Puritan Ice Cream. Read more.
Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us.
The lane, in effect since June, requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.
The Board of Appeals yesterday inked its approval of a Malden man's proposal for a tattoo parlor at the corner of Washington and Corinth streets in Roslindale Square. Read more.
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.
The Mobil station at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street was held up around 10:15 p.m. The suspect is described as a black male, 5'3" with a slim build and wearing a blue T-shirt and black pants, who fled on foot.
UPDATE: Bail set at $2,000, Suffolk County DA reports.
Boston Police report a man with a cast on one leg and holding a cane was punched to the ground and then repeatedly kicked by four men who made off with his purple cell phone, at Temple Place and Washington Street, around 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Read more.
Shortly before 9:40 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
A second ambulance was called to the scene for a man who had injuries that appeared to come from being thrown from a car.
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.
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.
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