Ed. note: This post has been extensively rewritten to take into account Harvard's decision to postpone any work and to add a statement from somebody in favor of it.
Harvard's Arnold Arboretum says it's put a controversial proposal to put solar panels on an open field at Walter and Weld streets on hold.
Still, five city councilors have written Harvard President Drew Faust to make clear their objections to the plan - and request that Harvard use a neighboring parcel instead.. Read more.
Every single year, the city of Boston and the MBTA bicker over who should shovel the sidewalk in front of the Alexander the Great statue that sits by the base of the Roslindale Village train stop between Belgrade Avenue and Robert Street. Read more.
The Roslindale Community School Council reports the Flaherty Pool had to be shut this weekend after the heating and ventilation system failed, and that it could be weeks before it's fixed.
The pool got a multi-million-dollar rehab in 2013.
Roslindale's seemingly eternal flame was finally doused by firefighters, National Grid workers and a lot of sand around 2:30 this afternoon after National Grid finished rigging up a temporary main to replace the one that burst into flames during repair work around 6:10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Read more.
Around 9:25 p.m. on Basile Street near Washington. The suspect was described as black, 6' and wearing a black ski mask and all black clothes. He ran towards Lindall Street.
Photos from the Hyde Park Ave. gas-main event. Ambulance crashed onto median. Gas spraying into air behind the tractor in one photo.
UPDATE, 10 p.m. Fire still burning. BFD says problem is that shutting off gas would leave many residents without heat, adds, "This scene is expected to be active well into tomorrow."
Around 6:10 p.m. in front of 340 Hyde Park Ave., across from Pagel Playground. Read more.
Outside 32 Florian St., off Hyde Park Ave., around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Doogs reports.
UPDATE: WCVB reports the victim was shot at Washington-Beech, and that he was then dumped out of a car near the parkway.
Shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Washington Street near the CVS parking lot by West Roxbury Parkway. The person's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in just in case.
Remember the controversy about Petco’s Unleashed store moving into Roslindale Square? The marketplace has apparently spoken, as they are having a 40% off “everything must go” sale. I just called and they confirmed that their location will be closing.
The T and the city coned off all the parking spaces from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills on Washington Street this morning to test out the logistics of having a dedicated bus and bike lane on the road that serves as a congested funnel for numerous bus routes serving Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Dedham. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded shortly after 8 p.m. to 67 Poplar St. (the building PS Gourmet is in), John Duffill reports. Firefighters knocked the fire down fairly quickly; investigators are now looking to determine the cause.
Timothy West captured this scene near the Walter Street entrance to the Arnold Arboretum this afternoon.
Looks like fire was on first floor of beauty spa, next to Treasure Chest. StI'll fighting it in ceiling.
The Boston Licensing Board today chose an existing Mission Hill Thai/sushi restaurant for the one liquor license it had over a proposed shaken-seafood place in Roslindale. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request for food-serving and liquor licenses from Shaking Seafood, which hopes to open on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square, where Jerusalem Trading used to be. Read more.