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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 - 7/2/22 - 11:26 am
Markers on Wood Avenue

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a 14-year-old girl found with gunshot wounds in an Uber car early this morning at Metropolitan Avenue and River Street in Hyde Park was likely shot a few blocks away on Wood Avenue - an area that has seen a number of gunfire incidents, including one murder, and the shooting of another young teen, over the past year. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 9:44 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday rejected a proposal by the owner of a two-family house in Roslindale to subdivide her land and build a single-family house in what is now the backyard. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:38 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 91 Metropolitan Ave., at Kittredge Street, in Roslindale, for a second-floor fire around 10:15 p.m. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, but seven residents were displaced.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 2:43 pm
Apartments over hardware store on Washington Street in Roslindale

Rendering by John Freeman.

Update: The colors in the rendering are not the final colors.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to add three floors of apartments to the building that now houses Ace Hardware and several smaller stores on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 11:19 pm

Metropolitan Avenue between Thatcher Street and Hyde Park Avenue was shut for more than 90 minutes tonight as police surrounded a house where at least one armed robber appeared to run after a holdup around 8:40 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 7:34 am
Bus crash aftermath in Hyde Park

Crash aftermath. Photo by Chris Dunn.

WFXT reports a school bus and a car collided at River Street and Metropolitan Avenue this morning. No school children were on the bus.

By adamg - 5/12/18 - 10:02 pm
Car crash on Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park

Chris Dunn shows us the scene on Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park around 7:30 p.m. Around the same time, on the other side of the train tracks, in Roslindale, a car went up in flames on Cornell Street between Poplar and Kittredge.

By adamg - 2/26/18 - 2:29 pm
Partially flipped SUV in Roslindale

Shortly after 2 p.m., a driver flipped an SUV on its side on Metropolitan Avenue, just up the hill from Washington Street. An ambulance was called; the road was shut.

Last Wednesday:
Police look for driver of stolen car who caused a Roslindale crash, helped the other driver, then fled.

By adamg - 11/18/17 - 9:30 am

WHDH reports police are investigating what happened between a pair of relatives around 12:10 a.m. at Washington Street and Metropolitan Avenue to cause one to shoot the other in the stomach, then use the gun to commit suicide an hour later.

By adamg - 8/11/17 - 9:03 am

Boston Police report a woman walking down Hyde Park Avenue around 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday was sexually attacked. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/15 - 3:37 pm

Franklin and Needham Line service was shut for about 20 minutes as Boston Police pursued a burglary suspect who kept running across the train tracks south of Canterbury Street around 3 p.m. Officers swarmed both sides of the tracks for the suspect, who eventually tried to make good his escape through wooded yards on the Roslindale side - only to be caught by Transit Police officers who had arrived to help out.

By adamg - 8/3/15 - 4:41 pm

Ernest Haley, 29, won't have to risk getting arrested a third time for burglary: At his arraignment today for three Roslindale break-in attempts - two allegedly successful - his bail was revoked for his earlier charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The new arrests - which include one for allegedly swiping nine pairs of panties - also got him in trouble for violating his probation in a 2014 case in which he received an 18-month suspended sentence for malicious destruction of property, threats, and two counts of assault and battery, the DA's office says. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/09 - 10:55 am

Channel 4 reports two gunmen got away with $200 after one of them stuck a gun in the face of a clerk at the Petrol station at Washington Street and Metropolitan Avenue Monday afternoon.

The last time a Washington Street gas station was held up.

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