How to Catch the Buzz in Roslindale

There’s so much going on in Roslindale, it’s a good thing we’ve got terrific local media to keep us on top of it all!


Roslindale residents, business owners and property owners all work with Roslindale Village Main Street to keep our wonderful neighborhood business district going. The Main Street website will keep you posted on all the great things they’re doing, as well as other community meetings and news.

Stay up-to-the-minute with Neighbors for Neighbors Roslindale, a social networking site for news, networking, and community activism.

The Roslindale Transcript has been in print for decades and is published every Thursday. You can subscribe to get it mailed to you ($49/year), buy it at local stores, or catch it online.

The West Roxbury – Roslindale Bulletin, a more recent weekly, is fast becoming a favorite. The print version comes out on Thursdays and it’s free!

To get the official read on Roslindale and links to city resources, check out the Roslindale page on the City of Boston site.’s Your Town has a great Roslindale site that offers news, events and discussions.

Universal Hub is a Boston community news and info site with a Roslindale page.

For the Real Scoop…

A Fun Day at the Roslindale Farmer’s Market

Do what I often do: Walk down Corinth Street and stop in at Travel by Judie (42 Corinth Street). Judie’s been a cornerstone of the commercial district for eons, and not just because she can really book you a mean vacation. Her shop is THE hub of what’s happening now. Stop in to catch up on what’s REALLY happening in town — and tell her Linda sent you!

Sweet Shopping and Fine Dining in Roslindale

A mere 6 miles from downtown Boston, Roslindale’s dining and shopping destinations will take you on a trip around the world! I’ve never eaten better in my life!

For fine examples of classic American bakeries, visit:

Outside Dining on Birch Streeet

Diane’s Bakery on Adams Park, where kids still scream for beautifully-decorated gingerpeople.

The new Sugar Baking Company and Restaurant on Washington Street.

Fornax Bread Bakery, where you can order up a hearty, from “scratch” breakfast or lunch, as well as sample some true artisanal breads.

For dining:

Delfino Ristorante is Northern Italian at its finest.

Sophia’s Grotto is THE source for crisp, delicate pizza and creative Italian fare.

Birch Street Bistro offers elegant entrees and desserts from the four corners of the globe.

Shopping for yourself or for gifts?

Visit the Joanne Rossman store, with the great tagline — the “Purveyor of the unnecessary & the irresistible” – I dare you to resist.

Birch Street House and Garden and the other fine shops on Birch.

Color Wheel Collection, just over on Washington Street, for superb home accessories and kids’ wear.

For the cook:

Roslindale Fish Market, for the freshest fish in Boston, plus seven varieties of Feta cheese and as many types of olives.

Bob’s Pita Bakery, for the bread and everything to wrap in it.

The Boston Cheese Cellar — a generous slice of Paris, right in our own backyard, with hundreds of fresh, fragrant cheeses and other gourmet delights.

Solera, for the perfect wine to accompany it all.

At the Fundraiser for the Roslindale Day Parade

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