The Boston Licensing Board's Feb. 14 agenda had a pair of unusual items. Under number 10, Redd's in Rozzie's owner, Charlie Redd, sought permission to sell his restaurant's liquor license to bartaco, a national upscale taco chain seeking to open its first Boston outlet, in Fort Point. Under number 11, Redd sought one of the "neighborhood" liquor licenses the city had won under a state law first proposed by City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. Read more.
So anybody lose a parrot in Roslindale today? Like on or near Canterbury Street? Because James Jones-O'Brien here was just relaxing in his yard, almost asleep, in fact, when all of a sudden this bird just landed on him, his wife, Angela, reports (after first taking the photo, of course). Read more.
You can work up an appetite driving sort of aimlessly around - especially if you forgot to eat lunch - so when we saw the Pizza Stop on Cypress Street in Brookline, we pulled over and went in - and were immediately struck by the large sorta-Lichtensteinish mural on one wall (especially impressive given that the whole place is really tiny).
Compare to the Phaeton legend painted on a wall at Nick's on Washington Street in Roslindale: Read more.
Boston's decision to permanently set up a dedicated weekday morning bus and bike lane on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was based not just on surveys of people taking the newly speeded up buses during two pilot runs but on data collected in a 2016 study about just whose cars would be displaced by the elimination of parking in the morning. Read more.
That didn't take long at all: The Boston Transportation Department today announced it will create a permanent morning lane just for buses and bicyclists on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills - a week after it ended a pilot to see if the idea could work. Read more.
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.
With the end of a month-long pilot of a bus/bike lane on Washington Street, the stretch between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was back to its usual gridlock this morning, the LivableStreets Alliance reports.
The T and the Boston Transportation Department barred parking on the northbound side of the street in the morning rush hour to gauge how well a dedicated lane would work. Now we wait for the results of their studying.
The mother of a man fatally shot by a Boston police officer and an FBI agent outside the CVS on Washington Street in Roslindale in June, 2015 has sued the FBI, alleging agents and Boston police officers planned to kill him even before he came at two of them with a knife. Read more.
A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint today asking the city to remove the "ridiculous graffiti" at the Fallon Field playground in Roslindale today.
It must be tough being the only Trumpie on your block, so you feel like you have to act out somehow, because this is not the first time stuff like this has showed up at Fallon Field.
Susan Vittorini posted the sign this morning: After 50 years, Diane's on Poplar Street will be closing for good on June 8. Read more.
Per Keep Roslindale Quirky, somebody was spotted leaving bread soaked in antifreeze in the area along South Walter Street.
Workers have been busy on Washington Street near West Roxbury Parkway revamping the drive-up Dunkin' Donuts as a plain Dunkin', part of the chain's longstanding attempts to get us to try more of its non-coffee/non-donuts stuff.
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.
Chris Dunn shows us the scene on Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park around 7:30 p.m. Around the same time, on the other side of the train tracks, in Roslindale, a car went up in flames on Cornell Street between Poplar and Kittredge.
The Patriot Ledger reports there's an SUV that's been sitting in Weymouth for a couple months filled with stacks of mail mostly addressed to Roslindale residents.
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