Roslindale Square

By - 1/9/19 - 6:31 pm

Shanti, 4197 Washington St., in Roslindale Square, has ended its lunch buffet and is now only open for dinner. People who need some midday curry and naan will need to get to either Himalayan Bistro on Centre Street in West Roxbury or Tikki Masala in Forest Hills.

By - 12/26/18 - 4:09 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Shaking Seafood, on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square, where Jersualem Trading used to be, has its "soft" opening at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The seafood place specializes in a Cajun style of cooking in which you pick your seafood and your spices, then they cook and shake them for you and you dig in.

By - 12/3/18 - 1:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved plans by Wallpaper City on Poplar Street to add two floors with a total of eight apartments. Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 12:45 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street announced today that Jamaica Plain's Turtle Swamp Brewing will open a beer hall in the Roslindale Substation at Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 9:11 am
Sunrise from the Needham Line

Will Vincent watched the sunrise from an inbound Needham Line train in Roslindale this morning.

Rick Macomber, meanwhile, was on the Zakim: Read more.

By - 10/26/18 - 12:21 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street says a forecast that includes gusts up to 45 m.p.h. means Adams Park would be fit for neither man nor beast - nor vendors' tents - tomorrow.

Also canceled: The Dia de los Muertos party at the Roslindale BPL branch.

By - 9/19/18 - 9:00 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the JP-based Chilacates will be opening its latest outlet in the Washington Street space vacated by Redd's in Rozzie and Tony's Market. Read more.

By - 9/6/18 - 9:53 am

The city didn't just decide to put up random plastic stanchions in the square for the heck of it. Walk Up Roslindale explains how the stick things and new markings are an attempt to "calm" traffic, to make drivers go slower, to make the roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists - and the drivers themselves.

By - 8/31/18 - 9:22 am
New bus/bike lane in Roslindale

Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us.

The lane, in effect since June, requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.

By - 8/29/18 - 2:11 pm
Tattoo parlor to be in Roslindale Square

Building where the tattoo parlor will go.

The Board of Appeals yesterday inked its approval of a Malden man's proposal for a tattoo parlor at the corner of Washington and Corinth streets in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 7/17/18 - 10:03 am
A lizard in Roslindale
Lizard

OK, OK, it was more of a loungin' lizard, soaking up the sun outside the Citizens Bank on South Street in Roslindale Square.

Adam Kessel, who found the wee beastie this morning, took it home and put it in a comfy box for safe keeping until the owner shows up.

By - 7/1/18 - 8:29 pm

Workers were busy inside the former Jerusalem Trading on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square yesterday, doing the work required to turn the old home-furnishings stuff store into a restaurant that will serve Cajun seafood in a bag - after resolving whatever ISD issues had stopped work there for several months. Read more.

By - 6/18/18 - 7:07 am

Charlie Redd announced this morning that he'll be shutting Redd's in Rozzie in about a month. Read more.

By - 6/7/18 - 5:09 pm

That didn't take long at all: The Boston Transportation Department today announced it will create a permanent morning lane just for buses and bicyclists on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills - a week after it ended a pilot to see if the idea could work. Read more.

By - 6/2/18 - 1:40 pm
At the Roslindale farmers' market

Roslindale Pub Night took in the summer Roslindale farmers' market, which re-opened for the season today in Adams Park in Roslindale Square. The market will be open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through November.

By - 5/31/18 - 10:57 pm
Ice for sale

Freed from the constraints of "donuts," the chain can now offer all sorts of things - like bags of ice. Robert Orthman spotted the sign offering ice this evening outside the still Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street (the one near Roslindale Square, not the other one).

By - 5/24/18 - 10:02 am
Diane's

Susan Vittorini posted the sign this morning: After 50 years, Diane's on Poplar Street will be closing for good on June 8. Read more.

By - 5/6/18 - 8:51 pm

Every weekday between 5 and 9 a.m. for the next month, Washington Street will have a lane set aside for just buses and bicycles between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills, to let transportation planners gauge whether the idea could work permanently. Read more.

By - 4/28/18 - 5:39 pm
Kids at the Build Zone with balls in Roslindale

For the second year, members of Roslindale Wants to Play set up a "Build Zone" in Roslindale Square, this time in the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway.

Kids (and adults) enter a large space with lots of cardboard and plastic tubes, platforms, kid-powered ball lifters and basketball-like ball collectors and then just go to town. Read more.

By - 4/26/18 - 6:38 pm
Exposed paving stones and tracks in Roslindale Square

On South Street, near where it turns into Belgrade Avenue.

Crews have been stripping the asphalt from the roads of Roslindale Square this week for repaving and restriping. And on South and Corinth Street, they've exposed patches of the old paving stones and trolley tracks that used to support the trains powered by the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway.