The Boston Transportation Department today identified five neighborhoods that, over the next year, will get city-funded street changes in an attempt to make side streets safer by making motorists slow down: Read more.
Members of the neighborhood group that represents the streets along American Legion Highway in Roslindale vowed last night to fight a possible renewed attempt by a Taco Bell franchisee to open an outlet on American Legion at Walk Hill Street, between the Wendy's and the Haley Pilot School. Read more.
Taco Bell, which failed to persuade skeptical Roslindale residents last year that they wanted to live mas and support a Taco Bell between the Haley School and the Wendy's on American Legion Highway, is coming back with another proposal to tear down the open-once-in-awhile ice-cream stand that now holds that space. Read more.
Checkmate Cafe on South Street in Roslindale is more than happy to dispense parenting wisdom.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has ordered Home Market, 165 Belgrade Ave., in Roslindale, to close Aug. 2, 3 and 4 as punishment for letting a 17-year-old with a fake Maryland driver's license walk out with an 18-pack of Bud Light, a six-pack of Smirnoff Ice, a six-pack of Twisted Tea and a 25-oz. can of Natural Ice one afternoon this past January. Read more.
We spotted this little stone bird sitting on one of the granite blocks at the top of Peters Hill yesterday. Naturally, we then turned it over: Read more.
A federal appeals court today upheld the 188-month prison sentence Iskender Kapllani received after being found guilty of using his now defunct Arbri Cafe in Roslindale as a front for distributing cocaine. Read more.
According to posters in the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, there's a guy driving a Good Humor truck around the neighborhood who seems to always be very late for something: As his truck blares "Camptown Races" over and over and over again, he rushes down the neighborhood streets, never actually stopping for the people who hear him and try to race outside to get a SpongeBob ice-cream, only to have their hopes dashed once more by the Too Fast Ice Cream Man.
The Robert Street family that normally outfits a dog statue outside their home in Sox or Pats jerseys seems to have decided that Halloween is coming early this year.
Carter Wilkie, former president of the Roslindale Village Main Street board, writes that Target is setting up one of its smaller urban stores in the now former Staples building in its own battle with Amazon for the hearts and minds - and dollars - of millennial shoppers. Read more.
Do you know there are four candidates running for mayor this fall? Would you like to meet them and hear their experience and their position on the issues? Join us on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 for a meet and greet and they will each speak beginning at 7:00pm. Read more.
Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, battling three separate brush fires, near the Washington Street side, roughly across from Heron Street.
UPDATE: Fire went to second alarm around 3:50 p.m. as BFD brought in more firefighters to connect distant hydrants to the crews in the woods. Firefighters were also warned to be careful due to a large bee colony discovered near one engine and to watch for trees that might fall.
Boston firefighters responded to 3940 Washington St. at 6:50 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire that spread to 7 Claxton St. and burned off the siding of 3944 Washington St. Read more.
Around 4:45 p.m. at the T-Mobile store, 4525 Washington St., at the intersection with Beech and Walworth streets. The suspect hit a worker with a gun before fleeing. He's described as black, 5'9" and slim, in his mid-30s, wearing sunglasses, a gray hoodie and black pants and carrying a black handgun.
WalkUp Roslindale organized residents to paint the neighborhood's first street mural (and possibly Boston's second) outside the upper parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop today. Timothy West reports the neighborhood art critic gave the work two thumbs' up.
More photos from WalkUp Roslindale.