A federal judge ruled today that Sharon McDonald can continue her civil-rights lawsuit against a Boston Police detective who had her arrested for a May, 2012 armed robbery in Roslindale, which led to her being locked up in a Suffolk County jail for eight days because she could not make the initial $5,000 bail. Read more.
Gretchen Van Ness, who came in second to incumbent state Rep. Angelo Scaccia in a field of five in the Democratic primary for the 14th Suffolk state representative district (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) told supporters today she will run again in 2020 but that for now, she will concentrate her free time on working to support Question 3, which would enshrine transgender people's right against discrimination in public places. Read more.
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.
Jamaica Plain News interviews the state rep-elect for Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and part of Roslindale.
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.
Angelo Scaccia, who has served in the state House of Representatives since 1973 - except for two years - won re-election tonight in the 14th Suffolk district, which covers Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury.
What appears to be a still functioning payphone remains mounted on the wall and trapped in time on Belgrade Avenue, near Walworth Street (we didn't try to make a call because neither of us had anybody we wanted to talk to at the moment).
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.
Scott Tetreault spotted this unusual goose at Mount Hope Cemetery in Roslindale yesterday.
Ted Siefer watched as a city crew power washed away guerilla street markings on Fairview Street at South Street today. Somebody had painted the markings about three weeks ago at the intersection, where some motorists had decided "Stop" was only a suggestion and pedestrians not really worthy of attention.
Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. Read more.
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