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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 - 10/19/21 - 9:01 pm
UHub Copter Recon Unit

From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 9:57 pm
An example of the Roslindale font

An example of the Roslindale font in action.

David Jonathan Ross designs typefaces. Since 2017, he's been refining one he calls Roslindale, in honor of the uniquely named neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 12:45 pm

For the past couple of weeks, somebody's been going around Roslindale tossing plastic Easter eggs into people's yards that, when opened, have the above piece of paper in them. Calling the candidate a "communist" would be kind of laughable for anybody who actually knows what "communism" means, but aside from that, it's become a code-word for "Asian-American" since the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 10:16 pm

The Pleasant Cafe on Washington Street tomorrow will stand in for a restaurant important in the life of singer Whitney Houston, according to notices to neighbors. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/3/21 - 7:04 pm
Quincy horn player in Roslindale parade

The rain held off for today's Roslindale Day Parade, the first since 2019, and held in honor of longtime parade organizer Tom Donahue, who died earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/21 - 4:33 pm

File this under "Tell us you're a bot writing about Roslindale without telling us you're a bot writing about Roslindale:" Visit the city parks in Roslindale, MA.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:20 am
Chicken on Washington Street in Roslindale

Roving UHub photographer OneTaoApe shows us the scene on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale early this morning. So why did the chicken cross the road? To get some breakfast at the pet supply store.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:03 am

The Crimson recounts the history of Muddy Pond, which used to be in the "wild" side of the Arnold Arboretum, between South Street and Washington Street, which kept proving a death trap and which Harvard only finally did something about when the city started talking about taking the land by eminent domain to fix the problem.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:46 pm
Bunch of turkeys

Robert Orthman of Roslindale was about to let his two dogs go out for some air when he looked outside this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:12 am

Jennifer Dines pays a visit to the Pleasant Cafe, which has been serving pizza and other fare on Washington Street in Roslindale for 80 years now.

The article is the start of a program by the Boston Preservation Alliance and Boston Main Streets with the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, where, over the next year, students will write their own profiles of other "legacy" businesses in their neighborhoods.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 12:04 pm
Coyote up a hill in the Roslindale part of the Arboretum

Yesterday, roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spied this comfy coyote up a hill at the part of the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale that's across Walter Street from the main part of the Arbs, where the solar panels are.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 7:04 pm

WFXT reports a 34 driver will be getting a stern talking to from his bosses after a motorist gave the station some video showing him or her reacting to getting cut off on Washington Street at Wellsmere Road in Roslindale by just continuing to go down Washington and right through a red light at Cornell Street.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 11:33 am
Kijana Rose

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal for a take-out bakery on Birch Street in Roslindale Square that would serve baked goods infused with marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 10:45 am

Exodus Bagels announced today it will not be reopening its Jamaica Plain outlet, which it had shut during the pandemic last year - but that that means it could be expanding its Roslindale take-out window outside its bagel bakery into something larger. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 10:30 am

Update: The Elections Department says it will add sites in the neighborhoods.

The Herald reports the city is out with its list of proposed early voting sites and that Roslindale, Chinatown and the Seaport aren't slotted for any. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 5:33 pm
Pole knocked down by car on Rowe Street

Ed Grzyb surveys the damage, urges people to avoid Rowe Street.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 3:00 pm

Workhub at the Substation, the quieter of the two tenants in the Roslindale Substation in Roslindale Square announced today that it will be expanding into the cavernous former transformer room that Turtle Swamp Brewing is vacating in September and will continue to run a weekend beer hall and community gathering spot there. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 7:26 pm
Jackson

West Bridgewater Police report arresting an armed Akil Jackson on a variety of charges - including murder for the gunshot death of his girlfriend Alicia Heywood in the parking lot of her Roslindale Square workplace on July 29. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 12:54 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing announced today it will be closing its beer garden in the Roslindale Substation next month. Turtle Swamp says it will be open Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the month and just Saturdays in September, with its last day being Sept. 25, to coincide with the renewed Roslindale Porchfest.

That will leaves Distraction Brewing on Belgrade Avenue for Squaregoers seeking locally brewed beer.

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