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By adamg - 11/30/22 - 10:55 am
Blakemore Street Bridge

Blakemore Street last night. Camera made it look more lit up than it really is.

A group of residents living near the Blakemore Street Bridge, which connects Hyde Park Avenue with Brown Avenue and Florence Street over the Northeast Corridor train tracks have won a city grant to try to turn the darkened, rusty span into a more welcoming entrance to the Prospect Hill neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/22 - 10:22 am
Cyrillic alphabet in Roslindale

Cyrillic alphabet in Roslindale.

Serbian font designer Jovana Jocić has released a Cyrillic version of David Jonathan Ross's Roslindale font - yes, named for the Boston neighborhood.

Roslindale is home to a Russian Orthodox church (and neighboring Jamaica Plain has two Ukrainian churches).

H/t Daniel Cantwell.

By adamg - 11/27/22 - 12:26 pm
Gregory Laham

Sullivan's Pharmacy on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square will be closed Monday morning so that employees can attend the burial of owner Gregory Laham, who transformed what had been a basic neighborhood drugstore into a supplier of specialized prescriptions and medical equipment able to stay open even as chains forced the shutdown of other independent pharmacies across the state. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 2:41 pm
MBTA commuter-rail train in minature

A commuter-rail train waits for passengers.

People lined up on South Street in Roslindale today for the open house at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum, what will once again be a twice-yearly event where museum members get to show off their O, HO and N-gauge trains and layouts to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 8:46 pm
Remains of 3927 Washington St.

After the fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 3927 Washington St. in Roslindale around 5:45 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 8:52 am

Jamaica Plain News presents a photo of a fisher cat in the Arnold Arboretum, to go with the deer and the coyotes and the owls. Spotted in the wilder Bussey Brook woods.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 11:53 am

Retired BPD officer Francis Foley, who died Oct. 23, at 80, was to be buried today in Mount Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, 31 years to the day after he and his fellow bomb-squad member, Jeremiah Hurley, responded to 39 Eastbourne St. in Roslindale to investigate a suspicious package. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 9:25 am

BTD is looking at extending the shared bus/bike lane along the inbound side of Washington Street from Albano Street to Corinth Street in Roslindale Square, a BTD planner told the Roslindale West Village Neighborhood Association on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 5:17 pm

Two developers, including one that rebuilt and expanded the former Arsenal Mall in Watertown, say they will soon file plans for a six-story, 230-unit apartment building with 124 parking spaces along the Needham Line train tracks between Lochdale and Arboretum roads in Roslindale, near Forest Hills. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 9:45 am
635 Hyde Park Ave. rendering

Rendering by Sousa Design.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to replace the shuttered 100% Delicias restaurant at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale with a four-story, 27-unit apartment building and a small ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/22 - 12:25 am

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two law-enforcement officers who fatally shot a man in a Roslindale parking lot as he walked toward them with a large knife, taunting them, are protected from a lawsuit by the man's family because of "qualified immunity" - they were acting in the course of their job to protect themselves and bystanders and had no reason to believe they were doing anything wrong. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 9:47 am
The bushes have eyes

Tim Lepczyk spotted some roving eyes on bushes on Hillburn Street, between Metropolitan Avenue and Whitford Street in Roslindale.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 2:29 pm
Crash at intersection of Walter and Centre in Roslindale

Tom the roving UHub photographer couldn't help but stop to take in the crash at Walter and Centre streets in Roslindale around 12:40 p.m. - since the two cars were now occupying the space where he had hope to go to turn left. No injuries that he could tell.

By adamg - 10/9/22 - 11:50 pm

Shortly before 11:10 p.m. at 428 Hyde Park Ave., kitty corner from the intersection with Blakemore Street. where a teen is charged with firing a gun repeatedly last Monday.

By adamg - 10/6/22 - 5:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old yesterday on charges he he fired five shots at the intersection of Hyde Park Avenue and Blakemore Street in Roslindale on Tuesday - possibly while trying to shoot somebody whom he missed completely. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:35 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Live Boston reports somebody fired five shots at the intersection of Hyde Park Avenue and Blakemore Street around 10 a.m. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 10/2/22 - 4:55 pm
Bolivian dancers in Roslindale Day parade

Bolivian dancers on Belgrade Avenue. See it larger.

In addition to these Bolivian dancers, also dancing down Belgrade and up Centre and South: The Morenada-Diablada New England dancers: Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:32 am
Virginia Schubert

Virginia Schubert at licensing hearing today.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant Virginia Schubert permission to re-open the Birch Street Bistro in Roslindale Square as Midnight Morning, and, if so, whether it also has any full-alcohol licenses for the new restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 9:13 am

NBC Boston reports a Boston firefighter was injured battling a blaze at 498 Beech St. in Roslindale this morning.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:56 pm

Solera on Birch Street in Roslindale Square announced today it's closing forever on Sept. 30. The news comes just a few days after Birch Street Bistro also announced it's closing.

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