Mike Moura reports Boston firefighters are in the woods where Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park come together, fighting an extensive brush fire reported shortly before 6 p.m.
The mayor's office today announced an expansion at the city-owned Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park: 1,600 new grave spaces and a new columbarium with 800 "niches" for people who prefer cremation.
The cemetery, opened in 1893, sits next to the Mother Brook and features a park-like landscape.
Among those buried there: James Monroe Trotter, the Army’s first African-American commissioned officer in the Civil War, Brigadier... Read more
A man sprung from prison thanks to disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan was charged with heroin possession after he tried to evade a routine traffic stop in Hyde Park, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Pedro Hernandez, 46, of Lawrence, had a five-year heroin sentence stayed last year because Dookhan processed some of the drug evidence against him. According to the DA's office, police found... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are trying to determine why a big rig and a motor home parked off Hyde Park Avenue near the train tracks burst into flames tonight.
Firefighters arrived at 1661 Hyde Park Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. to find both vehicles fully engulfed in flames, the department says.
Commuter rail was briefly stopped due to all the smoke,... Read more
Monday morning, police raced to 2 Frazer St. in Hyde Park after a 911 caller reported two men - one packing a gun in his waistband - were banging on the windows, demanding somebody come out and settle up a debt.
The house, just off Wood Avenue, was not unfamiliar to officers, according to an official report: "The address was known to police officers... Read more
Updated with police statement.
Somebody playing with some chemicals in a Readville apartment this morning caused an explosion that blew his hands off, gave him extensive second and third-degree burns and injured at least four other people.
Transit Police posted this video of a guy spitting at a driver around 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Malden Center, on a bus being operated as a replacement for the Orange Line.
Better hurry, although Paul MacMaster says he'll wait until they're 125% off.
Seven of the eight candidates running to replace Rob Consalvo as city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) made their pitches last night to a packed house at a forum sponsored by the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Assocation (Ava Callendar had a previous engagement). Some excerpts:
Everybody hates all the money spent on school busing and said Boston schools need to be better.... Read more
UPDATE: Herald says it's changed the time of its forum to "accommodate a scheduling conflict by some candidates," which is certainly an artful way to put it.
Marty Walsh, John Barros and Bill Walczak say that on the evening of Sept. 9, they'll be honoring their commitments and appearing at a mayoral forum sponsored by MassCreative, which was announced weeks ago,... Read more
Gerald Desouza, 42, was charged with aggravated rape of a child after investigators found video files on his home computer and cameras showing him raping a 15-year-old girl, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Desouza was also charged with dissemination of material harmful to minors, posing or exhibiting a child in a state of nudity, photographing or recording an unsuspecting person in a state... Read more
UPDATE, Sunday: He was found safe.
Boston Police have mounted an extensive search for Derrick Livingston, who has Alzheimer's and who was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at 151 Glenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.
Livingston, 74, wears a white tracking bracelet. Earlier today, police - and a State Police helicopter -... Read more
The year's second pool of infested mosquitoes was found earlier this week in Hyde Park, joining an equally WNV-laden pool in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Public Health Commission says.
West Nile Virus is generally considered a mild problem, causing flu-like symptoms, at least among people with healthy immune systems, but the commission says now would be a good time to slather up with DEET for... Read more
Bill Walczak traveled to Malibu Beach today to push an agenda for dealing with climate change by both preparing the city for a rising sea - increased protection of buffering marshes and other steps to protect local buildings and infrastructure -... Read more
Officials today released some details of what they said was one of Amy Lord's final hours before her murder yesterday in Hyde Park.... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office updates us on the man whose body was found by the Neponset River in Hyde Park and the woman whose body was found on Carson Beach last week:
Autopsies showed no signs of violence to either body. Tox screens pending for both but foul play not suspected in either case.... Read more
UPDATE: Police say Amy Lord was murdered in the forest.
Boston Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found around 4 p.m. in Stony Brook Reservation off Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park.
The female appeared to be the victim of an assault.
The Suffolk County... Read more