Updated, 5 p.m.: The Roslindale Community Center School Council reports the building will be shut "indefinitely." The RMV urges people to make their way to other registry branches, such as the Haymarket and Watertown ones.
A pipe burst sometime overnight on the top floor of the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Square, flooding parts of the building, so both the community center and the Registry office in it are shut.
City Realty of Brookline has filed plans with the BPDA for a 49-unit apartment building between Cummins and American Legion highways, next to the Stop & Shop and just a short walk from the Flaming Grill & Buffet at the other end of the strip mall. Read more.
City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) writes that it's time for the BPDA to stop delaying action on Roxbury Prep's proposal to turn the old Clay Chevrolet on Belgrade Avenue into a new high school, that Roxbury Prep students deserve a modern high school and that a school literally in front of a commuter-rail stop and with several bus lines running past it will not gridlock local streets.
Last month, Arroyo replaced Tim McCarthy, who had opposed the school.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today denied a developer's proposal to raze a single-family home and garage at the corner of Chellman Street and VFW Parkway and replace it with a duplex after neighbors objected to such a thing. Read more.
The Boston Transportation Department will hold a "Hyde Park Avenue Multimodal Corridor" open house on Feb. 11 as part of its efforts to figure out how to make it easier for people to get between Wolcott Square and Forest Hills. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for David Nicanor Diaz Perez of Mattapan, sentenced to life without parole on charges he shot a man in the back outside a baby shower at the Roslindale Amvets post in 2003. Read more.
Workers were busy Saturday night at 146 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale building out a West African restaurant in the space formerly occupied by a series of Albanian and pizza places that never seemed to last long. Read more.
On March 3, Democratic voters in Boston will get to vote for both a presidential candidate and members of their ward committee. The Bay State Banner reports on efforts by progressives to win those seats - and focuses on Ward 18, which includes large parts of Roslindale and Mattapan, but which has long been dominated by people from Hyde Park.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today formally denied Roxbury Prep's request to build a new 562-student high school at the former Howard Chevrolet site on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway in Roslindale, a vote that doesn't kill the proposal but which could mean still more delays if it is ultimately approved. Read more.
For the fourth year in a row, local Jews gathered in Adams Park in Roslindale to light menorahs to start the eight-day holiday of Chanukah. Several people brought their own menorahs from home for lighting inside a tent at the official start of the evening around 4:12 p.m.. Read more.
The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.