A company about to open its first pot shop in Williamstown hopes to come to the other side of the state and turn a gardening and flower shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale into a dispensary that would offer pot to both medicinal users and people who just want to get high. Read more.
Jessica Burko reports her kids made these snowpeople today with a kit her mother-in-law gave them for Christmas and that the eyes are freaking her out and making her wonder what sort of evil creatures her kids have loosed on the neighborhood.
A federal judge last week agreed with federal prosecutors to sentence a Roslindale mail carrier to two years of probation and 80 hours of community service for the 9,700 pieces of mail, addressed to 1,095 Roslindale residents, that she stuffed in her SUV rather than delivering over an 18-month period. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department is thanking James and Joshua, two Roslindale kids who shoveled out one of the city's roughly 13,000 hydrants today.
Meanwhile, City Councilor Matt O'Malley is once again giving out JP Licks gift certificates to any kids who tag him (or whose parents tag him) with a photo of them shoveling out a Boston hydrant.
Update: The live music started tonight.
The Square Root opened today at Corinth Street and Belgrade Avenue, serving, for now, a limited menu of coffees and baked goods. Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters arrived at 19 Harrison St., off Florence, at 1:15 a.m. for a fire that apparently started on the first floor and spread to the second.
The cause of the fire, responsible for an estimated $150,000 in damage, is under investigation, the department says.
Jessica Burko reports from Roslindale:
Afternoon activities canceled? Give ‘em a shovel.
The several gazillion tons of salt public-works crews dumped on Boston streets the other day have turned vehicles into impromptu canvases for messages. As seen on this SUV in Roslindale, not everybody's a fan.
Poplar Street in Roslindale, between roughly the George Wright Golf Course and Beech Street, has a series of homes with stubby driveways, not really long enough for anything much bigger than a Smart Car. A resident filed a 311 complaint about a city ticketing blitz very early this morning in the stretch: Read more.
State Rep. Russell Holmes and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins aren't waiting to see who might run to replace Tim McCarthy as the city councilor from Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roslindale - both have endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for the seat. Read more.
At 4:07 p.m., a disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about this cone put out after approximately 25 flakes had fallen on Walter Street in Roslindale:
Space saver out and there isn't even any snow yet.
Brittney Moon reports that the terror tom who had been going after students, teachers and parents for two weeks at the Haley School in Roslindale has a new home this morning: the Myles Standish Forest in Plymouth. Moon says that a sergeant from state Environmental Police managed to capture the angry walking party platter for transport way down the coast, far away from American Legion Highway.
Henry's Market, 892 South St. in Roslindale, was held up around 9:30 p.m. by a man who showed a gun, took cash, then ran up South Street towards the parkway. Read more.
Tim McCarthy, who has represented Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan on the city council since 2013, announced tonight he's decided not to run for re-election this fall.
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