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American Legion Highway

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.

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 - 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.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 9:15 am
804 Hyde Park Avenue rendering

Rendering by Context Workshop.

A Framingham developer has filed plans for a five-story, 42-unit residential building at the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and American Legion Highway. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/4/21 - 9:30 am

Despite complaints last month, the tire-eating pothole between Franklin Hill Avenue and Canterbury Street on the way towards Roslindale remains unfilled. Yesterday, Boston Police reported at least six cars with freshly flattened tires caused by this gaping maw.

"It is very dangerous," a motorist with a no longer round tire confirms.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 11:17 pm

An alarmed citizen filed a 311 complaint late Friday about conditions on American Legion Highway at Canterbury Street: Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 11:39 am

Winsight Grocery Business reports the cooperative that owns the Price Rite supermarket on River Street in Hyde Park has bought the Save A Lot chain, which has a supermarket in the strip mall on American Legion Highway (the discount-store one near Walk Hill Street, not the Stop & Shop one near Hyde Park).

The chain is also planning a new market in Dorchester.

H/t Mark.

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 - 9/19/20 - 6:11 pm
Flaming pile of mulch

American Legion Highway, not Kilauea. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters are currently at Landscape Express at 415 American Legion Highway, where its landmark mulch pile has caught fire. A ladder truck has been brought in to try to spray it down from the top; the company has been asked to send somebody in with a front-end loader because Mt. Mulchmore will need to be taken apart to get to the inner flames. Also, engine trucks have to line up to relay water from a hydrant; the pile itself has no nearby hydrants.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 11:59 am

Update: The board approved the license request.

The owners of Roslindale Liquors on Corinth Street are seeking a license to open a new liquor store at the Stop & Shop strip mall at 950 American Legion Highway, near the Hyde Park line. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/20 - 11:50 am

Travel New England had a front-row seat for a crash on American Legion Highway at 6:30 this morning that we'd love to hear the excuse for: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 11:07 am
Soccer field proposal

Rough soccer-field proposal. Morton Street at the top.

The Boston Zoning Commission today approved a plan by the developers of the Olmsted Green development to swap in a soccer field and tot lot for the four-acre urban farm that was part of the original plans but never built. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 1:06 pm

Richard Lugo, 43, of Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on murder, assault and battery and motor-vehicle theft charges for an incident last fall that left one of his co-workers dead and another injured, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/20 - 9:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting Richard Lugo, 36, on charges he shot two men, one fatally, on American Legion Highway near Canterbury Street on Oct. 31. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:13 am
Firefighter at car fire

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports two suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their car went up in flames on American Legion Highway near Morton Street around 1:15 a.m. The car was totaled.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report that the person fatally shot behind 86 American Legion Highway on Friday was Vincent Lewis-Coppin, 18, known to his friends as Swervo.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 7:46 pm
Evidence markers at the scene

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Vincent Lewis-Coppin, 18.

A man was fatally shot in the chest at 86 American Legion Highway, near Franklin Hill Ave., around 7:35 p.m.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 11:28 pm
American Legion crash

Two cars were heavily damaged in the crash, shortly before 11:20 p.m. on American Legion Highway near Stella Road.

By adamg - 2/19/20 - 12:00 am
Architect's rendering of 375 Cummins Highway

Rendering by Embarc Studio, with birds.

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.

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