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Roslindale, Massachusetts | Discover the Neighborhoods of Boston (Part I)
Roslindale, Massachusetts | Discover the Neighborhoods of Boston (Part I)
Published: 2009/06/21
Channel: Tim White
Roslindale | Discover Boston
Roslindale | Discover Boston's best neighborhood!
Published: 2009/07/27
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
ROSLINDALE- SMYLY SICKWITIT
ROSLINDALE- SMYLY SICKWITIT
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: Tim Dawg
Foster Palmer
Foster Palmer's Boston Trolleys: Hyde Park, Cleary Square, Roslindale
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: TheMBTADog
Birdbrain - Roslindale (Unplugged) (J.Ammo)
Birdbrain - Roslindale (Unplugged) (J.Ammo)
Published: 2010/01/27
Channel: Joey Ammo
Ruptured Gas Main Fire Burns Into Second Day In Roslindale
Ruptured Gas Main Fire Burns Into Second Day In Roslindale
Published: 2018/01/01
Channel: CBS Boston
Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store
Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: CBS Boston
Wash. St. Roslindale shooting
Wash. St. Roslindale shooting
Published: 2011/04/29
Channel: fourduce1
ROSLINDALE PARADE
ROSLINDALE PARADE
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: BLSJCL
Roslindale Massachusetts
Roslindale Massachusetts
Published: 2014/11/19
Channel: Alan Niebanck
A tour of Roslindale #SnowyRoslindale #Boston
A tour of Roslindale #SnowyRoslindale #Boston
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Joseph Patrick
Triple Shooting in Roslindale
Triple Shooting in Roslindale
Published: 2017/12/29
Channel: CBS Boston
Birdbrain - Roslindale (live -1995)
Birdbrain - Roslindale (live -1995)
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: Joey Ammo
Incident at CVS parking lot in Roslindale
Incident at CVS parking lot in Roslindale
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: Adam Gaffin
Dental Associates Roslindale
Dental Associates Roslindale
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: rghaffari
Roslindale house on fire
Roslindale house on fire
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Pierre Arnoux
Video of Roslindale shooting released
Video of Roslindale shooting released
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: WCVB Channel 5 Boston
Washington Beech demolition in Roslindale, Mass.
Washington Beech demolition in Roslindale, Mass.
Published: 2009/04/16
Channel: metrounit
Roslindale Video
Roslindale Video
Published: 2007/12/30
Channel: Jim Galofaro
Roslindale  parade
Roslindale parade
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: Benjamin Pierresaint
Living in Boston
Living in Boston's neighborhoods: West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: Jack Enright
Smiley Dental Lowell Roslindale
Smiley Dental Lowell Roslindale
Published: 2017/10/29
Channel: Rahul Khanna
Scootin
Scootin' in Boston - to Roslindale Village
Published: 2012/06/28
Channel: The Poor Student
Walking Quickly in Roslindale
Walking Quickly in Roslindale
Published: 2006/10/09
Channel: Kristie Helms
Man found dead in Roslindale
Man found dead in Roslindale
Published: 2015/07/20
Channel: WCVB Channel 5 Boston
Wicked Bites - Kelleher
Wicked Bites - Kelleher's Bar & Grille (Roslindale, MA)
Published: 2014/01/17
Channel: Wicked Bites
Roslindale, [Boston] Massachusetts condos & real estate - 238 Poplar Street
Roslindale, [Boston] Massachusetts condos & real estate - 238 Poplar Street
Published: 2009/12/05
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Roslindale community center ball session
Roslindale community center ball session
Published: 2012/08/25
Channel: Skizz Paul
Roslindale, Massachusetts | Discover Boston
Roslindale, Massachusetts | Discover Boston's Neighborhoods
Published: 2009/07/27
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Roslindale Memories II
Roslindale Memories II
Published: 2010/09/08
Channel: MrJOHNNYLIGHTNING
Bussey Bridge Disaster, Roslindale, MA 1887
Bussey Bridge Disaster, Roslindale, MA 1887
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: Bob D Ward
Roslindale shooting questioned by family
Roslindale shooting questioned by family
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: Boston Herald
These Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Roslindale, MA
These Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Roslindale, MA
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: Bob D Ward
Spot saving by Roslindale, MA residents
Spot saving by Roslindale, MA residents
Published: 2009/02/04
Channel: metrounit
Men Held On High Bail After Roslindale Shootout With Boston Police
Men Held On High Bail After Roslindale Shootout With Boston Police
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: CBS Boston
Zoomed in: Incident at CVS parking lot in Roslindale
Zoomed in: Incident at CVS parking lot in Roslindale
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: Adam Gaffin
Stony Brook Commons Apartments - Roslindale Apartments For Rent
Stony Brook Commons Apartments - Roslindale Apartments For Rent
Published: 2011/10/17
Channel: apartmenthomeliving
Aug 4 2011 out side roslindale shooting at party
Aug 4 2011 out side roslindale shooting at party
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: misfantastic
REMINDER: Roslindale Bus Lane Operations Test
REMINDER: Roslindale Bus Lane Operations Test
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: City of Boston
South St Roslindale 3 alarm fire
South St Roslindale 3 alarm fire
Published: 2010/03/12
Channel: fourduce1
Roslindale [Boston] Massachusetts real estate for sale
Roslindale [Boston] Massachusetts real estate for sale
Published: 2007/05/20
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Scootin
Scootin' in Boston - to Roslindale (Triple Eatery)
Published: 2012/05/30
Channel: The Poor Student
Roslindale Snow Feb1, 2011
Roslindale Snow Feb1, 2011
Published: 2011/02/02
Channel: Bob D Ward
55 Beachland St. Roslindale fire
55 Beachland St. Roslindale fire
Published: 2011/11/26
Channel: fourduce1
Snow in Roslindale
Snow in Roslindale
Published: 2015/02/15
Channel: Gwo Mapou
Train Ride From Roslindale to Copley & Back Bay Station & Back
Train Ride From Roslindale to Copley & Back Bay Station & Back
Published: 2010/01/17
Channel: Bob D Ward
Roslindale Village Main Street
Roslindale Village Main Street
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Kevin Tobin
Seven Star Street Bistro - Roslindale, MA (Phantom Gourmet)
Seven Star Street Bistro - Roslindale, MA (Phantom Gourmet)
Published: 2013/12/16
Channel: phantomgourmet
Roslindale Village Summer Stroll 2011
Roslindale Village Summer Stroll 2011
Published: 2011/07/14
Channel: Bob D Ward
Roslindale Taxi | Roslindale Ma Taxi | Roslindale Boston Taxi 617-322-0050
Roslindale Taxi | Roslindale Ma Taxi | Roslindale Boston Taxi 617-322-0050
Published: 2012/08/14
Channel: bostontaxicab
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Roslindale
Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Greek-Catholic Cathedral in Roslindale.
Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Greek-Catholic Cathedral in Roslindale.
Nickname(s): Rozzi,
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Neighborhood of Boston
Annexed by Boston 1873
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Zip Code 02131
Area code(s) 617 / 857

Roslindale is a primarily residential neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, bordered by Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury and Mattapan. It is served by an MBTA Commuter Rail line, several MBTA bus lines and the MBTA Orange Line in nearby Jamaica Plain. Roslindale has its own branch of the Boston Public Library, the neighborhood is covered by Boston Police District E-5 in West Roxbury, Boston EMS Ambulance 17 is stationed in Roslindale, and the Boston Fire Department has a station on Canterbury Street which houses Ladder 16, Engine 53 & District Chief 12. Roslindale's original Engine Company 45, was deactivated on April 10, 1981 due to budget cuts. The portion of the Arnold Arboretum south of Bussey Street is located in Roslindale.

Six miles south-southwest of downtown Boston, Roslindale was originally part of the town of Roxbury. In 1851, current day Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury seceded from Roxbury. The area voted in 1873 to be annexed to the City of Boston.[1]

In the 1860s, the area was called South Street Crossing, due to the railroad's intersection with South Street. However, when the community applied for a post office district of its own, the name "South Street Crossing" proved to be unacceptable to the government. The name Roslindale was suggested by John Pierce, a well-traveled member of the community, who told the assembled citizens that the area reminded him of the historic town of Roslin, Scotland, outside Edinburgh. Pierce thought the area was like a dale because of the hills surrounding it. Thus the combination of "Roslin" and "dale" was submitted to the United States Postal Service and the name Roslindale was formally established.[2]

Roslindale grew residentially as a classic streetcar suburb. The railway was built after the American Civil War, and spawned a new round of commercial development. Roslindale saw steady growth in its residential population, beginning in the 1880s, with the introduction of the horse-drawn street railway service between Forest Hills and Dedham.

On March 14, 1887, a Boston & Providence Railroad train consisting of a locomotive and nine passenger cars inbound from Dedham to Boston with over 200 passengers, was passing over a bridge at Bussey Street, in the current Arnold Arboretum, when the bridge collapsed causing the rear five cars to pile up on top of each other, killing twenty-three and injuring over one hundred.[3] This is considered one of the first major rail catastrophes in the country, and contributed to the widespread inspection of train bridges across the U.S.[2]

In the 1920s, Roslindale Village assumed the configuration it has today, with tree-lined Adams Park at its center. Roslindale falls in a crease between several other Boston neighborhoods and the parts of Roslindale adjacent to these surrounding neighborhoods take on the characteristics of those neighborhoods. For example, the western part of Roslindale blends seamlessly with West Roxbury's one and two family residences and tree lined streets; and Roslindale's northern area consists of dense two and three family residences amidst light industrial buildings similar to the adjacent Stony Brook corridor in Jamaica Plain.

Prior to the rise of suburban shopping malls in the 1970s, the Roslindale business district, Roslindale Square, was a major shopping district for the city of Boston, with department stores, showrooms, food markets, and a movie theatre. After suffering years of vacant storefronts and increased vandalism during the 1970s, 1980s & 1990s Roslindale Square enjoys limited success today as a local shopping district.

Roslindale is a diverse neighborhood—according to the 2010 census, the ethnic makeup of its inhabitants was 49% Non-Hispanic White, 18% Non-Hispanic Black or African-American, 25% Hispanic or Latino and 3% Asian or Pacific Islander.

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Sacred Heart School
  • John D Philbrick
  • George H Conley
  • Charles Sumner
  • Mozart
  • Phineas Bates
  • Dennis C Haley
  • Children's Learning Center
  • Brooke Charter School

Middle schools[edit]

  • Sacred Heart School
  • Edward Brooke Charter School
  • Washington Irving Middle School
  • Brooke Charter School

High schools[edit]

  • St. Clare High School [closed - building is now the Edward Brooke Middle School]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander von Hoffman (1996). Local Attachments: The Making of an American Urban Neighborhood, 1850 to 1920 (Creating the North American Landscape). The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-5393-1. 
  2. ^ a b Anthony Mitchell Sammarco (1997). Images of America — Roslindale. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-0424-5.
  3. ^ "Archive of several contemporary articles about the accident". Jamaica Plain Historical Society. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°17′09″N 71°07′45″W / 42.28582°N 71.12909°W / 42.28582; -71.12909

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