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By adamg - 7/21/22 - 11:29 pm
Chicken crossing the road

A concerned citizen filed a 311 riddle tonight about a live chicken at the intersection of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street in Roslindale.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 1:49 pm
Clouds through a former Blockbuster sign in Roslindale

Clouds seen through the old Blockbuster sign that still stands by the side of American Legion Highway, in the mall where the Popeyes is in Roslindale.

By adamg - 6/3/22 - 2:55 pm
Crab Shack going into Roslindale

Update: Liquor license request approved. Board also granted temporary food-service license so the restaurant can open as soon as it can, without waiting for the state's approval process for the liquor license.

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers plans by the owners of an under-construction crab shack on American Legion Highway in Roslindale to buy the beer and wine license of a defunct Vietnamese place downtown - once again giving Roslindale and Hyde Park diners the choice of three Cajun seafood restaurants. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 11:53 am
Newest rendering of proposed American Legion Highway development

Rendering by Heffner Architects.

The Texas developer that wants to turn a wooded hillside on American Legion Highway on the Hyde Park/Roslindale line into a nine-building apartment complex has filed new plans that call for a bit less asphalt, a bit more greenspace and some additional affordable units - along with a substantial reduction in the number of parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 5:22 pm
Protesters in front of the woods

Two of the protesters in front of the woods along American Legion Highway.

About 75 residents gathered along American Legion Highway near the Walgreens to oppose a Texas developer's plans to carve away a big chunk of the hillside and ledge there for a complex with 270 apartments in nine low-slung buildings with 415 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 7:03 pm

Update: One of two suspects arrested.

report Stanley Stacos reports gunfire on American Legion Highway shortly after 3:30 p.m., with the gunman on a scooter. No indication of anybody hit. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 2:00 pm
Rendering of proposed Hyde Park Avenue building

Rendering by Context Workshop.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 34-unit apartment building on Hyde Park Avenue at American Legion Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/21 - 4:08 pm
Rendeirng of proposed complex

Rendering by Heffner Architects.

The BPDA holds a meeting tomorrow on a Texas developer's plans for a 270-unit apartment complex with 415 parking spaces on what is now 14 acres of forested hillside next to the Stop & Shop strip mall on American Legion Highway on the Hyde Park/Roslindale line. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 4:55 pm

ScrubaDub has filed plans with the Boston Conservation Commission to use a lot it recently bought next to its existing car wash on American Legion Highway to expand with new queuing lanes, automated payment systems and more vacuums. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 2:52 pm
Inside the buffet

Buffet today.

Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway (in the Stop & Shop mall) re-emerged today in its true nature as a Chinese buffet. Read more.

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.

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.

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