American Legion Highway

By - 5/20/18 - 12:46 pm
Car flipped over in Roslindale

Sean shows us the car turned turtle at the intersection of American Legion and Cummins highways with Canterbury Street around 11:45 a.m. At least firefighters didn't have to go far to render aid - the firehouse for Engine 53 and Ladder 16 is right at the intersection.

By - 5/3/18 - 9:04 am

NBC Boston reports a woman was stabbed at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue around 1 a.m.

By - 2/26/18 - 7:17 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reported at 7 p.m.:

A18 en route to the 900 Block of American Legion Highway for an injury-2. Male reportedly slipped on a banana peel.

H/t A.

By - 2/24/18 - 11:06 am
Crash on American Legion Highway

The flipped over car. Photo by Abner Bonilla.

Police are looking for a driver who crashed into another car on American Legion Highway at Mt. Hope Street Wednesday afternoon - hard enough to flip the other car over.

The crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. when the driver - whom police say had been spotted speeding and driving erratically moments before - plowed into a car whose driver was turning left onto Mt. Hope. The driver, whose vehicle had been reported stolen, stopped and helped the other driver - who was not injured - out of the car, then walked away.

By - 2/15/18 - 9:15 am

A developer working with the Home for Little Wanderers is seeking city permission to build an all new facility - and 120 condominiums and apartments, some of which would be for Home clients aging out of the state foster-care system - on the Home's 2.6-acre site at 780 American Legion Highway. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 1:38 pm

Boston Police report a C-11 officer was heading back to his district on American Legion Highway late last night when a guy in the SUV in front of him got off at least a couple rounds from his ACC International Intrac 9mm firearm. Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 10:10 pm

Boston Police report a man wanted for shooting four men in Newmarket Square early on Dec. 9 was arrested yesterday morning outside the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale - after police first relieved him of the loaded gun they say he was packing. Read more.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:30 am

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.

By - 7/11/17 - 12:28 pm

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.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:50 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale man they say used a gun to threaten and chase another man over an alleged unpaid debt yesterday evening. Read more.

By - 5/27/17 - 10:46 pm
Inside the Flaming Grill and Buffet in Roslindale

Flaming Grill and Buffet, which offers Chinese and American food, and plenty of it, opened Friday in the Stop & Shop mall at 950 American Legion Highway, next to the Walgreens.

The place did well with its fliers and newspaper ads - the large space was busy tonight on only its second day. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 11:36 am

The Board of Appeal today unanimously approved variances needed for construction of a three-to-four-story apartment building off Walk Hill and Canterbury streets that will include a neighborhood shuttle bus to the Forest Hills T stop and money to help middle-income people buy homes in Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:38 am

NBC Boston reports two people were injured around 3:20 a.m. when their car slammed into a car that State Police said was too close to a plow truck putting down salt at American Legion Highway and Morton Street.

By - 2/11/17 - 2:00 pm

Scott Tetreault alerts us that the Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway is now nearing completion - it's posted menu prices ($12.99 Monday through Thursday, $13.99 on Friday and Saturday) and is advertising for workers.

By - 1/25/17 - 11:11 am

Police are looking for two guys who tried to break into the rear of Popeyes on American Legion Highway with a bolt cutter around 11 a.m., only to be confronted by an employee, who scared them off. One of the suspects was described as black, 5'2" and missing teeth.

By - 12/31/16 - 2:14 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports one man died.

Stanley Stacos and Boston EMS Incidents report a person was ejected from a car that rolled over after a crash shortly after 2 a.m. at American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street on the Roslindale/Mattapan line - the starting point for the drag races that nearby residents have complained about for years. 617Images photographed the scene.

By - 10/14/16 - 2:11 pm
Bad crash on American Legion Highway in Boston

Crash aftermath. Photo by Karen Springer.

Mya Roget, a student at the Boston Community Leadership Academy, died in a car crash around 12:50 p.m. at American Legion Highway at Clare Avenue, off Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:05 am

The Bulletin reports on what has now become the annual fire at the giant pile of mulch at Landscape Express on American Legion Highway in Mattapan.

By - 9/15/16 - 1:56 pm

Boston Police report a detail officer managed to convince a man who walked into the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale with a knife last night to drop the weapon and let EMTs take him to a local hospital. Read more

By - 8/18/16 - 6:06 pm

Two people were shot in the area of Walk Hill Street and American Legion Highway shortly after 5 p.m. Suspects fled; police seized one car found at South Street and the Arborway near the Forest Hills T stop; the other car and three suspects were found on Bower Street, off Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury.

H/t Scan Boston.