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By adamg - 4/1/23 - 11:53 am
Turkey charging a Boston Police cruiser

Officer tries to back up to no avail: Terror tom just keeps coming.

The other day, Spencer Roach watched a confrontation between one of the neighborhood tough toms and a Boston Police officer in a cruiser, from the safety of his fenced-in yard at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 7:20 pm
Firefighters at 519 Poplar St. fire

Firefighters on the second floor. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded to 519 Poplar St. at Hautevale Street for a fire that started on the second floor shortly after 7 p.m. The Boston Fire Department reports the residents were not at home at the time, but that "a very nice but scared white cat" ran out of the house and into the night.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 11:44 am

A confused citizen filed a 311 complaint about a street-sweeper driver who refuses to keep going down Poplar Street past Hautevale Street in Roslindale: Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/21 - 9:08 am

WHDH reports on the crash at 575 Poplar St., behind the George Wright golf course, around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 8:44 am
Line at the Conley School on Poplar Street in Roslindale

Michelle McCarthy got in line to vote at the Conley School in Roslindale shortly before 8 a.m. She reports it took about 40 minutes from the corner of Dale and Poplar to get inside to vote. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:28 pm
New building on Washington Street at Archdale Road

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an 18-unit condo building on Washington Street at Archdale Road, and plans for nine apartments on three new floors to be added to what is now a one-story building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 9:28 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal tomorrow considers a request from the owner of 25-29 Poplar St., currently a single-story building that is home to a barber shop, beauty salon and a boutique, to add three floors with nine residential units. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 12:29 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Nathan Wright, a "former punk," will soon be opening the Intergalactic Trading Post at 65 Poplar St., where the Treasure Chest used to be:

Nathan's Intergalactic Trading Post will host Dungeons and Dragon games, potentially be a play space for young children, host art shows, and more.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 9:21 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about people running the light at Poplar and Beech streets in Roslindale, in particular a woman in an SUV around 8:30 this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 11:01 pm
Car flipped on Poplar Street in Roslindale

Vicky Elias captured Roslindale's latest flipped car, on Poplar Street just past Beech on the way towards Hyde Park, shortly before 7 p.m. Apparently, the driver came out OK. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 12:20 pm
Measuring the mighty sycamore tree on Poplar Street in Roslindale

Taking the measure of the tree.

Residents who have long counted a giant sycamore tree on Poplar Street - at the corner with Sycamore Street - are trying to work with the owner of the two-family house there to save the tree if he follows through on his plans to replace the house with a triple decker. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/19 - 1:45 pm

Over the last few days, somebody has been busy slashing tires on the streets near the George Wright Golf Course and up on Grew Hill in the early morning hours. One resident reports: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 10:28 am
Flipped car in Roslindale

Matt M. photographed the aftermath of a two-car crash that left one car on its side on Poplar Street at Chisholm Street, near the Conley School, in Roslindale around 3 a.m. The second car was off to the right, behind the firefighters. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/19 - 3:21 pm

Poplar Street in Roslindale, between roughly the George Wright Golf Course and Beech Street, has a series of homes with stubby driveways, not really long enough for anything much bigger than a Smart Car. A resident filed a 311 complaint about a city ticketing blitz very early this morning in the stretch: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/18 - 4:09 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Shaking Seafood, on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square, where Jersualem Trading used to be, has its "soft" opening at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The seafood place specializes in a Cajun style of cooking in which you pick your seafood and your spices, then they cook and shake them for you and you dig in.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 1:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved plans by Wallpaper City on Poplar Street to add two floors with a total of eight apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/18 - 8:29 pm

Workers were busy inside the former Jerusalem Trading on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square yesterday, doing the work required to turn the old home-furnishings stuff store into a restaurant that will serve Cajun seafood in a bag - after resolving whatever ISD issues had stopped work there for several months. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/18 - 10:02 am

Susan Vittorini posted the sign this morning: After 50 years, Diane's on Poplar Street will be closing for good on June 8. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/18 - 12:55 pm

A man reports being robbed of his wallet on Poplar Street near Heathcote Street around midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/17 - 8:52 pm

Boston firefighters responded shortly after 8 p.m. to 67 Poplar St. (the building PS Gourmet is in), John Duffill reports. Firefighters knocked the fire down fairly quickly; investigators are now looking to determine the cause.

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