The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has agreed to put up money to study how to turn the long closed Thompson Center on the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park large enough to have separate play areas for large and small dogs and walking trails for pet owners who want to get in a bit of... Read more
Backers of a plan to replace a condemned parcel next to the Fairmount train station with a 27-unit apartment building hold yet another public meeting to discuss the plans on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park municipal building on River Street.
The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which proposed the apartments, has already had two public meetings on the plan. Although the plans... Read more
Zaz, 1238 River St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to seek a license to serve beer and wine with meals.
The small restaurant tried for a similar license last February but was turned down because the board had no licenses to dole out.
That, however, was before the legislature passed a law granting Boston 25 new liquor licenses this... Read more
Transit Police report they are hunting a man they say spat on a 33 bus driver in October, then threatened the driver's life two months later at the same spot on the Mattapan/Hyde Park line when the driver wouldn't let him on the bus.
According to police, the spitting happened around 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 21 on River Street at George Street. Around 1:45... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a pair of alleged gun-toters after police stopped their car for making a U-turn on Hyde Park Avenue Monday afternoon.
According to police, the officers who watched the bad traffic move around 2 p.m. outside 750 Hyde Park Ave. stopped the car for a chat:
As officers approached the car, they were unable to see inside the vehicle due to... Read more
When you turn onto Norton Street from either River or Readville, just follow the blue glow in the sky to 26 Norton for the Canale family's annual Christmas celebration. You'll find an entire front yard full of glowing ornaments and lights, turning on and off to festive music. A life-size video Santa waves to you from inside the house.
Ken Canale Jr. and other... Read more
A concerned citizen asks the city to post a "Deer Crossing" sign on Dana Avenue just up from the Milton line:
Deer spotted twice in location.
The state has posted deer-crossing signs in Stony Brook Reservation and on Truman Parkway inbound just past Neponset Valley Parkway.
Eight people in the Boston area are charged with an identity-theft scheme that prosecutors say let them steal $700,000 from five victim's home-equity lines.
Members of the fraud ring managed to get the victims' phone lines redirected to their own, which they then used to obtain advances on the victims' home-equity lines and have them transferred to their own bank accounts between November 2012 and... Read more
Darryl Houston shows us the house on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park (Summit and Metropolitan, to be exact) whose owner gets a cherry picker every year to string up all those lights all the way up there in those trees.
About 150 students at the Boston Community Leadership Academy marched around Hyde Park this afternoon protesting recent grand-jury actions involving police officers and blacks.
"Hands up! Don't shoot!" they chanted, along with "No justice, no peace!" They walked from the Hyde Park Education Complex to Logan Square, up to the E-18 police station - where a phalanx of officers quickly appeared to stand watch. Some... Read more
Richard Holmes, 23, had bail set at $10,000 yesterday on charges of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution, and making threats to commit a crime, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, a woman who'd journeyed down from Maine to work the streets of Boston in September accepted an offer... Read more
Sunset over the George Wright Golf Course this evening.
The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and wine to all types of liquor.
Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount and Derna's on South Street got new licenses, and Rincon... Read more
A man with three drunk-driving convictions under his belt wandered away from the car he'd just flipped in Stony Brook Reservation, his companion dead inside, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
West Roxbury District Court Judge Debra Shopteese agreed with prosecutors to set Jeffrey Mason's bail at $500,000 at his arraignment today.
According to the DA's office:
Masonâ€™s first drunk driving charge was... Read more
State Police report the woman who died in a rollover on Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park early Saturday was Lillian Grover, 41, of Roslindale.
Jeffrey Mason, 42, of Walpole faces a variety of charges, including motor-vehicle homicide while drunk and being arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time for the crash, around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham... Read more
A Walpole man now facing his fourth OUI charge was arrested early this morning after flipping his car on Enneking Parkway near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways, killing his passenger, then leaving the scene, State Police report.
Jeffrey Mason, 42, faces charges of OUI, fourth offense, motor-vehicle homicide while intoxicated, speeding, crossing marked lanes, negligent operation and leaving the scene of... Read more
Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.
Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.
Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more
NStar is confirming it is buying land behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway and the Oak Lawn Cemetery on Cummins Highway that until recently was best known for the green towers meant to support netting for the driving range that was supposed to be built there.
However, the company is denying rumors it plans to put a solar farm up on the... Read more
Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.
Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:
The BRA holds a meeting Wednesday on a $6-million proposal to turn the old Superior Carpet Cleaning building at 1580 River St. into a three-story, 32-unit condo building.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St.
Developer Anthony Ruscito of Randolph is proposing to add a third floor to the building and a total of 52... Read more