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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.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 8:22 pm

Adam Shutes announced today he'll be closing his Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street in Roslindale Square at the end of the month.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 12:00 pm
Workhub sign going up

Co-working sign going up. Photo by Adam Rogoff.

Roslindale Village Main Street reports the Roslindale substation just got a new tenant: A co-working space called Workhub at the Substation.

It's in the basement, where the Craft Beer Cellar used to be, below the Turtle Swamp beer hall.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:37 pm
Menorah lighting in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

For the fourth year in a row, local Jews gathered in Adams Park in Roslindale to light menorahs to start the eight-day holiday of Chanukah. Several people brought their own menorahs from home for lighting inside a tent at the official start of the evening around 4:12 p.m.. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 12:41 pm
Treasures on Washington Street

The new Treasures on Washington Street.

Treasures, a thrift and antique shop, opened today at 4266 Washington St. in Roslindale Square, in the space where the Boston Smoke Shop used to be.

Meanwhile, workers today were converting the space where the Grossman's bargain outlet used to be at 630 American Legion Highway into space for Urban Renewals, which will be moving there from its current location on Brighton Avenue in Allston ... Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 7:05 pm
Taft Hill architect's rendering

Architect's rendering. The blank wall is an existing health center, not a proposed drive-in screen.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace a house-like apartment building on Taft Hill Terrace in Roslindale with a four-story, 16-unit condo building - across the municipal parking lot from a recently completed 19-unit condo development. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 2:28 pm

The owner of a comedy spot in Roslindale shut down a series of stand-up sets last night after, she says, she'd had enough of a string of racist, sexist jokes. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 9:31 am
Old phone box now with flowers in Roslindale

Somebody's gussied up an abandoned old payphone box in the parking lot of the Roslindale Village commuter-rail station (the one near the bank).

Next: Will someone please find a similar box and fill it with bananas? And then make it ring?

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 12:02 pm
Birch Street rendering

Renderng of what Birch Street could look like, from the mayor's office.

The mayor's office announced today that Birch Street, a tiny, narrow street that lets motorists circle from Belgrade Avenue back to Belgrade Avenue, will be shut permanently by next summer to create a pedestrian plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 2:49 pm
Map of Roslindale Square municipal parking lot

DND map of municipal lot.

The city Department of Neighborhood Development is considering the idea of finding a developer interested in getting air rights above the Roslindale Square municipal parking lot for construction of affordable housing. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 12:48 pm
New window at Roslndale substation

Michael Moniz enjoyed the view from the Roslindale substation towards Adams Park this morning after Historic Boston, Roslindale Village Main Street and Turtle Swamp Brewing formally dedicated the new windows that replaced decades worth of plywood on the Washington Street side of the former trolley substation in Roslindale Square.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 2:08 pm
Windows going in at Rosslindale substation

Workers have been busy this week installing a $30,000 set of glass panes to replace the plywood boards that long blocked light from getting into the front of the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:16 pm
Hot RMV customers in Roslindale

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the inhumane conditions on the verge of a deadly heat wave at the Roslindale branch of the RMV: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 1:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved changing the main formal use of the Roslindale Square Substation from a restaurant to a beer garden, which will let Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain keep operating there on a more permanent basis.

Turtle Swamp owner John Lincecum says he already has some plans for the space - and the square itself - as big as the new window he hopes to have installed this summer ... Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 11:13 pm
Architect's rendering of Roslindale building

Architect's rendering showing shadow residents jogging in front of newly featureless health center.

A Dorchester developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a three-story, six-family house next to the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center on Taft Hill Terrace with a four-story, 16-condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 12:16 pm
Flags at Korean and Vietnam War memorial in Adams Park, Roslindale

The Arredondo Family Foundation turned Adams Park in Roslindale into a commemoration of fallen American service members, including putting flags in front of the memorial to Americans who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

In the center of the park, they put a metal structure with paper and markers for people to leave their own thoughts: Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 8:08 pm

Charlie Redd, who shut his eponymous Roslindale restaurant in a huff last year and set up a new pizza joint in Somerville, says he's going to try to return to Roslindale - someday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/19 - 12:43 pm
Parklet next to Fornax

Deb Beatty Mell captured Alan Wright and other volunteers spending the morning constructing the Cohasset Street parklet next to Fornax - a small, shaded space for local shoppers to take a break, eat a bite, sip a cool drink. It's the third year in a row for the parklet, reclaimed from a couple of parking spaces on the street.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 8:01 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain is looking to obtain a zoning change that would let its current seasonal beer hall at the Roslindale Square Substation stay open permanently. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 9:09 pm
Birch Street ready for pilot closing

All ready to go. Photo by Robert Orthman.

Birch Street, which lets motorists endlessly drive around the Roslindale Square building where the brewery is going in, will be blocked to cars for several days, starting Tuesday, as Roslindale Village Main Street tests out various configurations for a more permanent effort to create a pedestrian plaza there.

Schedule of events for the Birch Street Pop-up Plaza.

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