The Rialto Barber Shop in Roslindale is closed for the foreseeable future, so owner Vicky Elias is offering a discount for people who pre-pay in advance of the days when they can go back in and get less shaggy, via Venmo.
Since its start on Sunday, the 6 p.m. sing-a-long group in Woodbourne on the JP/Roslindale line has gotten pretty popular - somebody organizes the night's song and people have been coming out into the street to take part, socially distancing, of course. But starting tonight, everybody should stay inside while they sing, because the six-foot thing might not have been working and people were getting too close: Read more.
A man drove into 518 Hyde Park Ave. and hit a neighboring house around 9:45 p.m. Police are looking for a heavyset man, his face covered in blood, who ran away up Hyde Park Avenue towards Forest Hills - possibly after detaching the car's license plates. Hyde Park Avenue towards Forest Hills is currently shut.
The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development and the city Housing Innovation Lab say they've given up on the idea of putting an apartment building over the Taft Hill municipal parking lot in Roslindale Square - but will continue to look at ways of using other city property to increase the amount of affordable housing in Roslindale, a neighborhood they say have fallen below citywide averages. Read more.
A progressive slate of 35 candidates, who include city councilors Michelle Wu and Ricardo Arroyo, today won control over the Ward 18 Democratic Ward Committee in Hyde Park, Mattapan and part of Roslindale over an old-guard slate that included former city councilors Steve Murphy and Rob Consalvo, unofficial city numbers show. Read more.
Unofficial city returns show the slate of Trumpier-than-thous in Ward 20 (West Roxbury and a piece of Roslindale) have defeated the equally pro-Trump "moderate" slate that had controlled the Republican Ward Committee, 567-167, on a platform that included total Trump and ICE fealty, free paper bags at local supermarkets and a fight against bike lanes on Centre Street in West Roxbury (which the other slate also opposed). Read more.
Although workers continue to clean up the damage from last week's burst pipe at the Roslindale Community Center, they've made enough progress that the Boston Elections Department reports it will be able to open a polling place on Tuesday for the Ward 19 voters originally scheduled to vote there.
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.