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By adamg - 5/9/21 - 4:55 pm
Solar halo

Mark Smith reports a sun halo like the one he saw over Roslindale today can mean only one thing: Rain tomorrow.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 5:10 pm

A federal judge yesterday reduced Alfred Trenkler's life sentence to 41 years for his role in building a bomb that was supposed to destroy a friend's father's car in Roslindale in 1991, but which instead detonated when two Boston bomb-squad officers tried to defuse it, killing one and maiming the other. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 9:15 am

A sleep-deprived citizen filed a 311 complaint at 3:33 a.m. about the situation in the section of the Arboretum behind Washington Street in Roslindale near Forest Hills: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:42 am

This past Friday and Saturday nights, Boston Police assigned extra officers to patrol the area of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street to break up any nascent street parties and, residents report, it worked. But no extra officers on overtime Saturday night into Sunday morning meant nobody stationed there and the result was a loud party that lasted well into the morning, residents say. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:52 am

Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan residents who want to preserve the 24-acre Crane's Ledge property on and above American Legion Highway near the Walgreens say they hope to make a case that the city buy the land to preserve it in its current wooded, rocky state, but that failing that, they will look to a recently enacted state environmental law that requires extensive study of any large projects affecting poorer or minority neighborhoods. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/5/21 - 9:47 pm

Boston Police are looking for three guys they say broke into Bob's Pita Market, 4198 Washington St. in Roslindale Square early on April 25, found nothing of any value worth stealing, then beat up a store employee who responded to the alarm they triggered, took his car keys, beat him up again when he came after them, then fled with nothing when somebody who happened to be driving by stopped to see what the commotion was about. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 8:49 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today effectively threw out the illegal-gun charge that was the last remaining charge against Sean Ellis for the shooting death of BPD Det. John Mulligan in a Roslindale parking lot in 1993. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/21 - 6:19 pm
Firefighters on roof of 61 Cliffmont St. in Roslindale

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 61 Cliffmont St. in Roslindale shortly before 4 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 2:39 pm
Arroyo talking about dogs

Arroyo: Social-equity lens needed for Boston dog-park needs.

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it's way past time for Boston to begin installing dog parks outside the "high income neighborhoods" he says have them now - and that the city should be planning them first, rather than waiting for organized groups of dog owners with discretionary income to push for them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 8:23 pm

Roxbury Prep told supporters today it's given up on plans to build a new high school on Belgrade Avenue at the Roslindale/West Roxbury line, four years after it first proposed the idea, only to be confronted by both angry residents and a BPDA bureaucracy that kept the plans bottled up far longer than it took to get a 55-story skyscraper downtown approved. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/21 - 2:29 pm

Over the last few days, concerned citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks at Castle Island in South Boston, Charlestown High (where they burned the turf) and the Bremen Street Park and the McKay School area in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 2:54 pm
Big beam

Yesterday, a trucker delivered this oversize-load sized steel beam to Robert Street in Roslindale Square so that, starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, workers can begin to replace the bridge that now carries the Needham Line over the street. The bridge dates to 1898.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 9:49 pm

Several hundred houses and businesses in each neighborhood lost their power tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 10:05 pm

Boston Police report gang officers spotted a kid wanted on charges of attacking a cop in a car driving down Hyde Park Avenue near Cummins Highway in Roslindale at 11:30 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/21 - 1:36 pm

Jillian Domenici reports on an incident this morning that shows one parenting advantage of raising a kid with a decided Boston accent: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 11:08 pm
Cockeyed Parrot on Washington Street in Roslindale

Update, Friday morning: And just like that, the sign is covered over again.

For several decades now, the space next to the convenience store on Washington Street across from Washington-Beech has been a laundromat. It's getting remodeled, though, and today it returned to its days in the 1960s and early 1970s, when it was a discount clothing store, with a '60s-style sign that was never taken down, just boarded over. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 10:14 pm

Napper Tandy's on Washington Street in Roslindale Square reports it's getting ready to re-open after months with its doors shut due to Covid-19 - and it's looking to hire "bartenders, servers, cooks, and dishwashers."

By adamg - 3/21/21 - 2:30 pm

Driver managed to flip his car at South Street and Taft Hill Terrace in Roslindale Square early this morning. No injuries.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 10:49 pm

A Dallas developer says it will soon file plans to build 270 apartments in nine low-slung buildings on the Hyde Park side of the Stop & Shop/Walgreens strip mall on American Legion Highway. Read more.

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