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By adamg - 1/17/24 - 10:15 pm
1400 Centre St.

The building, missing the street trees and level concrete sidewalk the developer promised the city.

The owners of residential condos in a three-year-old building at Centre and Weld streets in Roslindale today sued the developer and project manager, accusing them of handing them a building with at least $2.3 million worth of problems, including a leaky roof, uninsulated pipes, non-functioning sump and hallway ventilation systems, a cracked retaining wall and rear foundation, a smelly lobby and such poor sound insulation residents say they feel like they're in the condos of their upstairs neighbors. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/21 - 8:57 pm
Entrance to Roslindale Wetlands on Coniston Road

One of several currently rough-hewn entrances to the wetlands, on Coniston Road.

The BPDA holds a public meeting Thursday on proposals by two developers for four affordable condos at 104 Walter St. - a component of plans by the city to upgrade and enlarge the 10.5-acre Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wilds that sits behind Walter Street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 9:09 am

Brookline Police report their Boston counterparts found a large menorah at Church and Weld streets in West Roxbury this morning that had been stolen from Temple Emeth at the Putterham rotary in South Brookline, about a mile away. The case is under investigation.

WBZ reports the menorah, normally mounted outside the temple's main entrance, weighs 300 pounds.

By adamg - 6/4/18 - 4:18 pm
Coyote on Weld Street

Roving UHub photographer Daniel Moran was up and about at 6:45 a.m., which turned out to be a good time to spot a coyote planning out his day on Weld and Cerdan streets, which, depending on whom you ask, is either West Roxbury or Roslindale.

By adamg - 1/12/18 - 12:42 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/29/16 - 11:48 am
Future home of Tony's Market in Roslindale

Work began in earnest last week to turn an old dry-cleaning place on Washington Street at Durnell Avenue into the new home of Tony's Market, as Chris Dagdigian shows us.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the neighborhood, Terry Klein reports the old Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets was reduced to rubble today to make way for a 16-unit condo building: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/15 - 5:18 pm

The BRA board of directors meets Tuesday to decide, among other things, whether to allow construction of a 16-unit condo building at what is now the decaying Weld-American gas station at Weld and Centre streets. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/15 - 8:38 pm

Joined by district City Councilor Matt O'Malley, residents in the area of Weld and Centre streets once again told developers their proposed replacement for the collapsing old Weld-American gas station is just too big. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/15 - 1:28 pm

The BRA board had been scheduled to vote on a proposed 17-unit condos building at Weld and Centre streets tomorrow, but has postponed the vote to let the developer answer neighborhood concerns about its overall size and height. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/15 - 9:32 pm
Proposed condos at Weld and Centre on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line

Residents living near the intersection of Weld and Centre streets on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line this evening applauded the developer who's bought the old Weld American gas station with the idea of replacing it with condos.

By adamg - 4/3/15 - 9:45 pm

Did they sell the Herald American at this gas station?

A developer is proposing to replace the long closed Weld American gas station at Weld and Centre streets with a four-story building housing 18 market-rate condos and retail space.

Nearby residents will get their first look at the proposal for the roughly 1/3-acre lot at a community meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the E-5 police station in West Roxbury.

The project will need approval from the BRA.

The current listed owner of the property is Niakaros Realty Trust of Westwood.

By adamg - 2/21/15 - 7:36 pm
Owl in West Roxbury

Edward Zarrow reports that the owl that likes to perch in a tree hollow at Weld and Maple streets in West Roxbury didn't even flinch today as the snow fell on him or her.

By adamg - 2/5/15 - 6:39 am
Weld Street fire

Weld Street aftermath. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 532 Weld St. did an estimated $400,000 in damages. No residents or firefighters were injured.

The department pegs the cause as a short circuit on a second-floor porch:

Specifically, an overloaded power strip with heat lamps plugged in to it.

Spokesman Steve MacDonald said four heat lamps were plugged in, but only three were on. He said consumer power strips are not designed for multiple devices drawing large amounts of power, such as heat lamps.

By adamg - 12/3/14 - 9:07 am

August 10 2013 Charlie Nichols' Bench Dedication

The owner of Charley's Market, 604 Weld St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to tear it down and replace it with a single-family house.

By adamg - 11/24/08 - 9:52 pm

Wolf Blitzer, is that you?ParkwayBoston posts this photo of some slavering, fanged beast crossing Weld Street by the Arboretum last weekend and wonders if it's a coyote (no stranger to these parts) or a chicken-ripping wolf:

I am not sure what it is but it is definitely not a dog.

I dunno, looks like a rare albino bear cub to me.

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