Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mayor Menino on what makes Rozzie great

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

By Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Special to the Gazette One of the best things about Roslindale is how familiar it feels when you’re walking through Roslindale Village or driving down Washington Street. I don’t need to tell you that generations of families call this neighborhood home. Children play ball at Fallon Field, where their...

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El Chavo, farmer’s market win awards

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Alejandro Rodriguez and Lucy Galvan stand outside El Chavo, Roslindale’s Business of the Year.

El Chavo Mexican Products will be named Roslindale’s 2011 Business of the Year at an annual Boston Main Streets awards ceremony to be held May 17. Roslindale Farmer’s Market co-chair Jaime Pullen will be named the neighborhood’s volunteer of the year at the same ceremony. El Chavo, a Mexican specialty store at 4254 Washington...

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Rozzie train club toots horns

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A 1/48 scale model trolley—about three inches tall—rolls along in the Bay State Model Railroad Museum’s large space.

Roslindale has a train network that would make U.S. Vice President and Amtrak enthusiast Joe Biden jealous—if Biden were one-and-a-half inches tall. The Bay State Model Railroad Museum is not really a museum. It’s a club, open to new members, that gives members the space to create the train model of their dreams. “We’re...

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Senator Brown visits Roslindale Village

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) U.S. Sen. Scott Brown gives Cecilia Blacker a high-five.

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown toured Roslindale Village April 27 to meet with local residents, taking photographs with many of them and signing autographs for others. The senator made many stops along the way, including the Blue Star Restaurant, the Fornax Bread Company and Tony’s Market. Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony’s Market, made sure Brown...

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Bridal salon coming to Roslindale Village

May 11, 2012
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After a year in business, jewelry store Marla’s Obsession is expanding to add a bridal boutique. Marla’s Bridal Shop will open at 20 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale this month. The family business, owned by sisters Tricia, Marla and Melissa Adams, started because of Marla’s love of fashion jewelry, Tricia Adams told the Gazette. “She...

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Affordable housing fading away at Stony Brook

May 11, 2012
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Decreasing affordable housing at Stony Brook Commons on Blue Ledge Drive in Roslindale, formerly High Point Village, has one resident hoping a lawsuit against the property owner will bring back the old days. “I used to know my neighbors,” said Elaine Marin-Ruff, a plaintiff in the lawsuit and member of High Point Families United....

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Former T substation might be renovated

May 11, 2012
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A former MBTA transit substation, built in 1911 and situated at 4228 Washington St. in Roslindale, might finally be renovated into a year-round farmers’ market and event space after sitting vacant for more than 40 years. “It would be amazing,” said Stephanie Cave, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). RVMS teamed up...

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Roslindale Events

May 11, 2012
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Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers’ Market Community Meeting, participate in planning for this year’s Farmers’ Market. Thurs., May 17, 6:30-8pm, Roslindale Community Center, Washington St. and Cummins Highway. Volunteer opportunities include flyer distribution, social media, set-up and take-down, staffing the RVMS booth, surveying shoppers, assisting with theme days, helping with fundraising, counting shoppers and...

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Law Day celebrates freedom, rights

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Holy Name Parish School’s sixth grade class poses in front of a fire truck during the West Roxbury Courthouse’s Law Day on April 27.

FOREST HILLS—The Mozart School, Sacred Heart Academy and Holy Name Parish Schools joined the West Roxbury Courthouse in celebrating Law Day on April 27. Law Day is a part of the courthouse’s Reinventing Justice program, which invites students to witness proceedings at the 445 Arborway courthouse and learn about the legal system. Law Day...

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Nira Rock to get $30k in improvements

May 11, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Jamaica Plain’s urban wild, Nira Rock, is slated to receive $30,000 in improvements this summer. The work is expected to take place by August, and will include an expansion of the park, a new seating area, new stairs leading up the hill, new fencing and new plantings. “The Boston Parks and Recreation Department...

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