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By adamg - 11/19/20 - 4:34 pm
Rendering of new Belgrade Avenue condos

Proposed new building.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans to replace a run-down garage on Belgrade Avenue at Amherst Street in Roslindale with a three-story, eight-unit condo building with ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:10 pm
Rendering of proposed new Washington Street building in Roslindale Square

Rendering by Rode Architects.

A developer based in Bay Village has proposed replacing the block that now houses Dragon Chef, Bob's Pita Market, Delicious Yogurt and a performance space with a six-story, 39-unit residential building on Washington Street in Roslindale Square, between the Roslindale Community Center/RMV and Basile Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:28 pm
New building on Washington Street at Archdale Road

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an 18-unit condo building on Washington Street at Archdale Road, and plans for nine apartments on three new floors to be added to what is now a one-story building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 9:28 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal tomorrow considers a request from the owner of 25-29 Poplar St., currently a single-story building that is home to a barber shop, beauty salon and a boutique, to add three floors with nine residential units. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 10:35 pm
Lighting candles in Ginsburg's honor in Adams Park

Jenn Baldvins and Dennis McA'Nulty light candles at Adams Park.

About 40 Roslindale residents gathered in Adams Park in Roslindale Square tonight for a vigil to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/8/20 - 10:50 pm
Boston School of Modern Languages in Roslindale.

The owner of the one-time church turned school of English behind the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop has sold it for $2.28 million to an academy based in the Longwood Medical Area that prepares bright but under-educated Boston eighth graders for high school. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 11:18 pm
World War I and Korean and Vietnam War memorial in Adams Park in Roslindale
Irving W. Adams

At one end of Adams Park in Roslindale Square is a mournful memorial to local service members who died in battle in World War 1, the sort of men we learned today the president scorns as "losers" and "suckers", men he's not even sure fought on the right side in that war. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 11:31 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing announced today that it's re-opening its beer hall in the Roslindale Substation on Friday, noon to 10 p.m., but with more limited capacity, so it's suggesting calling ahead for reservations.

By adamg - 6/12/20 - 9:44 am

Roslindale Village Main Street announced this morning that the short section of Birch Street between Corinth Street and Belgrade Avenue was shut this morning to get it ready for patio seating for the restaurants along Birch and Corinth streets. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/20 - 8:49 pm
Woman with sign: Will my son be next?

People socially distanced themselves as much as possible inside Adams Park and along Washington, Poplar and South streets in Roslindale Square this afternoon for a neighborhood vigil for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and to show that black lives matter. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 12:43 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street is announcing that the Adams Park farmers market starts up again this Saturday with "a new grab-and-go format with pre-packaged essentials" and other Covid-19-related changes: Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 10:25 am

A hair salon and a barbershop in Roslindale Square have posted what customers can expect as they try to get their hair tamed after two months without a professional's care. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 9:00 pm

The Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center in Roslindale Square will start Covid-19 testing on Monday - after it puts up a tent for it in the Taft Hill municipal parking lot tomorrow.

Testing will be by appointment only; the center says it will post details on its Web site.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 2:32 pm

753 South in Roslindale Square announced yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 3:03 pm

Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, who own the Shanti restaurants on Dorchester Avenue and in Roslindale Square and Kendall Square, alerted their customers today that they've temporarily closed the restaurants: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:22 am

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.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 12:29 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Nathan Wright, a "former punk," will soon be opening the Intergalactic Trading Post at 65 Poplar St., where the Treasure Chest used to be:

Nathan's Intergalactic Trading Post will host Dungeons and Dragon games, potentially be a play space for young children, host art shows, and more.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 8:19 pm

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 has fallen below citywide averages. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 1:42 pm

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.

H/t Sarah.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 8:33 am

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.

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