Hyde Park

By - 8/8/16 - 4:20 pm
Amtrak train under old bridge in Readville

Amtrak regional train heads under bridge on way to South Station.

Nine years after the state replaced the old Sprague Street bridge with a ho-hum concrete span, workers are getting ready to replace the old Fairmount Line bridge over the Northeast Corridor with one of the light-blue metal spans already in use along the line closer to downtown. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 10:56 pm
Amtrak catenary tester train

Amtrak catenary tester testing catenaries at Readville.

A downed power line near the Rte. 128 station continues to frustrate MBTA commuters, who find their trains running way late, if not just canceled altogether.

Around 9:05 p.m., an Amtrak catenary-testing train slowly moved outbound on the inbound tracks at Readville. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 10:03 am

The Bulletin reports the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Association wanted to make sure William Christopher could find his way to its monthly meeting, to discuss three problem properties on the hill. Alas, Christopher never made it - but because he was sick, not because he got lost and wound up in Readville or something.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:22 am
Instructions for crane operator at Readville train station

Amtrak's parked what looks like a battle crane train on a siding at Readville station in Hyde Park. It has some instructions for how to signal the crane operator to move the thing plastered on one side. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 3:32 pm
Corn on Summer Street in Hyde Park

A homeowner on Summer Street in Hyde Park has replanted his or her front lawn with corn.

Amaizing sight in Roslindale.

By - 7/27/16 - 9:32 pm
Unusual locomotive on the Fairmount Line at Readville

You never know what you'll see at the Readville train station, a.k.a. the world's largest model train set.

With it still being too hot to cook tonight, I drove down to Olympic Pizza in Wolcott Square, put in an order, then walked over to the station, where I spotted an unusual locomotive on a Fairmount Line train. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:19 am
Possum at Fairmount station in Hyde Park

Mike Ball bravely photographed this snarly, ravenous opossum at the Fairmount commuter-rail station this morning.

By - 7/21/16 - 9:23 am

The Bulletin introduces us to Virak Uy, a Boston public-school teacher who is running against Angelo Scaccia, the longest continuously serving member of the state House of Representatives, in the 14th Suffolk district (Hyde Park and a tad of Roslindale).

By - 7/20/16 - 5:33 pm
Halloween candy in Hyde Park

Workers at the Hyde Park Shaw's cleared several shelves today so they could unload these goodies.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 pm
No power in Charlestown

UPDATE: Eversource estimates the power in the affected part of Charlestown should be back on by 3:30 a.m.

At 10:08 p.m., Rachele Pojednic reported it had actually been more than two hours without power in Charlestown, with no end in sight.

Readville also lost power for three+ hours earlier in the evening.

By - 7/3/16 - 11:31 pm
Fire at 750 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at Meineke Auto Repair, 749 Hyde Park Ave., erupted around 5 a.m. and went to three alarms before being brought under control.

There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.

By - 7/2/16 - 7:31 pm

A manhole that burst into flames around 4 p.m. in Cleary Square knocked out power up down River Street and Fairmount Avenue. Eversource estimates the power will be back by 9.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:53 am
In Sherrin Woods

In Sherrin Woods.

The Bulletin reports the city is looking to spruce up Sherrin Woods by putting in trail markers, creating a rock-climbing area - and clearing out all the yard waste neighboring residents have been dumping in the woods for years.

By - 6/25/16 - 6:09 pm
Fire in Hyde Park

Firefighters battle blaze in Hyde Park.

Boston firefighters responded at 5:40 p.m. to 28 Grantley St., off Hyde Park Ave., for what turned into a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse at Hyde Park Masonry and Supplies.

At times the smoke was so thick firefighters with hoses at the top of one of three ladders were not visible from the street. Read more.

By - 6/23/16 - 3:37 pm

Mike Ball reports on a meeting last night between a local developer who wants to put eight houses on a 2.1-acre vacant lot on Fairmount Hill - with a third of one house jutting into Milton - and neighbors of the lot. Residents fretted about the water table and where the coyotes would go when their habitat is turned into house lots. Also:

When one said it was their neighborhood, he reminded her it was his as well. She went on several levels deep, trying to trump him. She alleged to feel strongly because she’d grown up there. He came back with his nearly three decades in the immediate area, a long-term wife and three kids, arriving here to make his way when he was only 21, and so forth.

She played her final trump card. She had not only lived her 50 years, but had been born here, while he had not.

By - 6/16/16 - 3:16 pm

The FBI has updated its "Most Wanted" page for Hartin.

Authorities today announced the arrest of John Hartin, 46, for the five counts of child rape for which he was indicted in 1997.

Hartin, who grew up in Dorchester, was arrested in North Carolina, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 12:45 pm
212 Austin St. fire damage in Hyde Park

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 10:05 a.m. at 212 Austin St. did an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The fire started in a rear enclosed porch in the two-family home.

By - 6/5/16 - 9:47 pm

The power is out along River Street from roughly Gordon Avenue and the Dedham line.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:31 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy reports he was the first customer today at Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount Avenue. He adds that currently just the bar at the Italian restaurant is open.

Joseph and Sonia Garufi, owners of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, have been working to restore the space - where Dottie's and the Hyde used to be - for more than a year and a half.

By - 5/21/16 - 3:10 pm
Trees and path in Stony Brook Reservation in Boston

Stony Brook Reservation, where Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury meet, has some 12 miles of paths through the woods. Read more.