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By adamg - 11/23/20 - 11:49 pm

The Cooperative Bank reports it's shut its West Roxbury branch until Dec. 4 due to Covid-19 and that starting Friday, the lobbies at its Charlestown, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain Branches will be closed to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 4:34 pm
Rendering of new Belgrade Avenue condos

Proposed new building.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans to replace a run-down garage on Belgrade Avenue at Amherst Street in Roslindale with a three-story, eight-unit condo building with ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:10 pm
Rendering of proposed new Washington Street building in Roslindale Square

Rendering by Rode Architects.

A developer based in Bay Village has proposed replacing the block that now houses Dragon Chef, Bob's Pita Market, Delicious Yogurt and a performance space with a six-story, 39-unit residential building on Washington Street in Roslindale Square, between the Roslindale Community Center/RMV and Basile Street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 11:27 am

Shortly before 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Boston Police incident database. The database does not specify where on Beech, but some residents reported it was in the area of Grandview Street. Other residents reported hearing between six and nine shots. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

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By adamg - 11/5/20 - 2:00 pm
Rutchada on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

Rutchada Thai Cuisine opened this weekend at 153 Belgrade Ave., near Walworth Street, replacing a Thai place that replaced a Chinese place that replaced a Taiwanese place that replaced a Vietnamese place that replaced a Chinese place. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 8:44 am
Line at the Conley School on Poplar Street in Roslindale

Michelle McCarthy got in line to vote at the Conley School in Roslindale shortly before 8 a.m. She reports it took about 40 minutes from the corner of Dale and Poplar to get inside to vote. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 6:11 pm

Kim Foley MacKinnnon got to work with the snow on her Roslindale front steps today to create a social-distancing candy luge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 2:59 pm
Sunrise over Healy Field in Roslindale

Paul Friedmann watched the sun come up over Healy Field in Roslindale this morning, wonders if he's the only one who sees an angel.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 1:26 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Laquan Miller for repeatedly shooting two men in the back in the Archdale housing complex in 2011, killing one of them. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 2:43 pm
Apartments over hardware store on Washington Street in Roslindale

Rendering by John Freeman.

Update: The colors in the rendering are not the final colors.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to add three floors of apartments to the building that now houses Ace Hardware and several smaller stores on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 9:02 pm

In what is probably not at all surprising when the pandemic means no more buffets, Lisa Beatman reports (in Keep Roslindale Quirky) that the Flaming Grill and Buffet, which had been serving up Chinese buffet (and mac and cheese and sushi) on American Legion Highway in Roslindale since 2017 has been replaced by Cajun Crab Shack, which, of course, serves various types of boiled Cajun seafood dishes, as well as po' boys. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 2:18 pm

Josef Porteleki, owner of the Ace Hardware store on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue, goes before the Zoning Board of Appeal next week for permission to add 14 apartments in three floors to what is now a one-story commercial block. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 10:19 am

There are currently a couple of Boston-specific petitions circulating online: Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 11:28 am
The new look of Cummins Highway

The new, but still temporary, look of Cummins Highway, coming soon.

A city pilot aimed at making Cummins Highway safer by reducing the number of lanes from four to two and adding dedicated bicycle paths will be extended from Wood Avenue to American Legion Highway by the end of the month - as the city looks at more permanent changes along the thoroughfare - a Public Works project manager says. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 1:38 pm
Car into building on Washington Street in Roslindale

Travel New England reports two cars crashed on Washington Street near Hayes Road in Roslindale around 12:40 p.m. One missed a hydrant, then plunged into a permanent trench that runs along the front of an apartment building at the intersection.

By adamg - 10/4/20 - 9:08 pm

A man was shot in the shoulder at Rowe and Seymour streets in Roslindale around 8:25 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 9:42 am
Tree down in Roslindale

Ed Grzyb reports this tree came down on Brown Avenue in Roslindale this morning, taking out the sidewalk and utility lines, but adds nobody was hurt.

State Police report falling trees shut the ramp from Cambridge Street to Storrow Drive and VFW Parkway near the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:28 pm
New building on Washington Street at Archdale Road

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an 18-unit condo building on Washington Street at Archdale Road, and plans for nine apartments on three new floors to be added to what is now a one-story building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square. Read more.

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