Hyde Park

By - 5/18/15 - 9:33 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at 10 Damon Place (Westinghouse Plaza).Read more

By - 5/9/15 - 9:50 pm
Vertullo Building on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park

City officials joined with residents, new store owners and Historic Boston on Fairmount Avenue today to re-dedicate the Vertullo Building.

The building, which dates to 1868 - the year Hyde Park became a town - has space for five stores on the first floor and four apartments above. Historic Boston bought the building in 2011 and spent $1.3 million renovating it. Read more....Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 5:49 pm

A concerned citizen squints:

The Hyde Park branch of the BPL has over 25 light bulbs out in the main reading/study room. Upon inquiring about this, I was referred to the custodian who told me work orders have been in for a very long time and there are over 105 lights output in the whole library. Granted that a special lift is necessary, but

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By - 4/22/15 - 8:33 pm
Matzo in Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Shaw's still had a decent supply of kosher-for-Passover matzo and those sugar fruit-slice things tonight. No macaroons, alas.Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 2:20 pm
Fire in Stony Brook Reservation

Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation on the West Roxbury end battling a three-alarm brush fire. Jan watched the rising smoke from the Hancock building in the Back Bay.

Stony Brook is one of three areas in Boston particularly prone to brush fires - the other two being the marshes along the Neponset River in Dorchester and the Back Bay Fens along the...Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 6:27 pm
Flavio Leo of Massport discusses jet noise

Massport's Flavio Leo discusses runways and planes.

A City Council hearing today on resident complaints about low-flying jets from Roxbury to Hyde Park and Milton was sort of moot, because the Massport officials who did attend stressed they have nothing to do with deciding which planes fly where or how.

At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy, who lives on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park had a simple answer: "From this point forward think...Read more

By - 4/10/15 - 9:27 pm

A man coming out of the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue around 9:10 tonight found himself surrounded in the parking lot by four teens who demanded a bag he had. One shot him in the head with a BB gun, then they all ran away.

They're described as black, between 13 and 17, all dressed in black.Read more

By - 4/10/15 - 7:36 am

The Boston Conservation Commission meets next Wednesday to consider plans by M.S. Walker to build a $50-million factory and R&D center at the old Stop & Shop complex on the Readville/Dedham line.

Although the new building will be on the Dedham side of the property, its only street access is through Meadow Road in Readville. The Conservation Commission is involved because the company...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 6:26 pm
Proposed new charter school building on River Street in Hyde Park

Architect's rendering.

The Boston Preparatory Charter Public School has filed plans with the BRA to move from rented space at Most Precious Blood in Cleary Square to a new building at 875 River St., across from the PriceRite supermarket.

The school says the 2.2-acre parcel, now home to a parking lot and some trees, would let it build a state-of-the-art 48,000-square-foot school for its 400 students in...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 4:23 pm
1189 River St.

Architect's rendering.

A developer wants to tear down the single-family home he owns at 1081 River St. and replace it with a 20-unit condo building.

The BRA holds a meeting for residents to discuss Kevin Norton's proposal for 14 one-bedroom condos and 6 two-bedroom units, all between 600 and 900 square feet, at 6:30 p.m. on April 15 at the Hyde Park Municipal Building.

The $2.9-million project...Read more

By - 3/24/15 - 12:12 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals this morning unanimously approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. plan to spend $7 million to build 24 units for people making up to 60% of the area's median income and 3 apartments for people making between 60% and 80% of...Read more

By - 3/16/15 - 2:03 pm
Willie Williams

Boston Police reports the man shot to death outside a Hyde Park house party early Sunday was Willie Williams, 21, of Roxbury.

Police add the second shooting victim remains in critical condition.Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 7:43 am

Stanley Staco reports two people were shot about 4 a.m. outside a house party on Lincoln Street. One of the victims was found at the scene; the other showed up at Milton Hospital in a car with shot-out windows.

Boston Police report the man found on the ground, outside 23 Lincoln St., was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot...Read more

By - 3/14/15 - 10:12 pm

Police found the victim around 10:05 p.m. at Hyde Park Avenue at Greenwood, although it remains unclear if that's where he was shot. He was taken to a local hospital with an injury not considered life threatening.Read more

By - 3/13/15 - 1:40 pm

Updated with BPD info.

Boston Police report arresting a Medford man on charges he and a pal held up a Chinese food-delivery guy at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. outside 700 Beechmont St. - where the road ends and turns into a footpath to the other side of Grew Hill.

Wayne Mitchell, 19, of Medford, was one of two men sought for the robbery. Police...Read more

By - 3/13/15 - 9:11 am

A city health inspector shut Little Haiti International Cuisine, 1184 Hyde Park Ave., yesterday for a series of health violations.

The "rodent droppings on serviceware stored as clean," were only ranked as "non-critical," which, by themselves, are not enough to get a place shut down. But the inspector also found:

Live adult and nymph roaches observed on multiple surfaces throughout kitchen shelves by hand

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By - 3/7/15 - 9:25 pm

Seized.

A drug investigation that started on the South Shore ended yesterday in a raid at 254 Austin St. in one of the quieter sections of Hyde Park, Boston Police report.

Police say investigators from District E-18, several South Shore communities and Franklin had three people under investigation for drug dealing for three months. Armed with a search warrant, they moved into the house...Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 9:57 am
Collapsed Readville building

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a building in the Boston-Dedham Commerce Park on Sprague Street collapsed this morning, blowing out the building's walls, taking down power lines and forcing the evacuation of other buildings when workers and emergency crews began smelling natural gas.

One building in the complex, 63 Sprague St., was ordered evacuated when firefighters got a look at the snow on its...Read more

By - 3/2/15 - 9:34 am
Fairmount Avenue bridge sidewalk in Hyde Park

Before last night's snow

The saga of Hyde Park pedestrians trying to avoid death under the wheels of a truck or something continues. As you may recall, both sidewalks on the Fairmount Avenue bridge over the train tracks and the river went unplowed after the first storm. Then two hero civilians shoveled out one side. Then we got more snow and a snow-plow operator made quite sure (and...Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 1:56 pm
West Roxbury Education Complex

West Roxbury Academy, in the West Roxbury Education Complex, slated for closure.

Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.

BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall...Read more

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