Hyde Park

By - 5/11/17 - 2:06 pm

Wednesday's fire at 66 Neponset Ave. in Hyde Park was caused by a short circuit in a first-floor rear bedroom, a Boston Fire Department spokesman said today. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 8:26 am

The Bulletin reports on a meeting of residents along Clare Avenue in Hyde Park at which one complained about her neighbors constantly toking up since voters legalized recreational marijuana use:

"I want to nip this in the bud," she said. "Everyone’s talking, but no one is doing anything."

By - 5/11/17 - 7:54 am
Neponset Avenue fire

UPDATE: BFD says cause was short circuit; fire not related to other recent fires in the neighborhood.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 12:14 p.m. on Wednesday to 66 Neponset Ave. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By - 5/6/17 - 5:53 pm
Pickup truck into house in Hyde Park

A man driving a pickup truck with a large propane tank in the bed plowed into the house at 102 West St. in Hyde Park shortly after 5 p.m. today.

Witnesses, who included Weaverson Ulyesse and David Pierre, said the driver seemed to have floored it when turning left onto the narrow West from the even narrower Hilton Street. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 11:10 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder convictions of Earl Fulgiam and Michael Corbin for the 2011 double murder of Billie Marie Kee and Kevin Thomas, Jr. in their apartment at 957 Hyde Park Ave.

But in its ruling, which means life without parole for the two, the state's highest court also put prosecutors and police on notice they have to be more careful in the future with how they obtain the contents of text messages and other electronic communications. Read more.

By - 5/1/17 - 10:44 am
Proposed addition to Boston Prep building in Hyde Park

Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, which recently finished its new school on River Street, across from the PriceRite, has filed plans with the BPDA for an addition to handle the 300 new students the state decided in January to let it add. Read more.

By - 4/29/17 - 10:04 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that US Rep. Michael Capuano will spend roughly $50,000 in campaign funds to promote the Fairmount Line by letting everybody ride for free between May 8 and May 21.

Earlier:
Report lists ways to put the Fairmount Line on the map.

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/27/17 - 12:44 pm
Possible MBTA map that would include the Indigo Line

Like literally put on the map.

The good news in a Boston Foundation report on the Fairmount Line is that a $200-million state investment in adding and improving stations and service meant a three-fold increase in ridership since 2012.

The bad news is that only means 2,257 riders on a typical weekday, because ridership in 2012 was so low - just 789. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:19 pm

NBC Boston reports the arrests of two men from Hyde Park and one from Dorchester. All are alleged H-Block gang members.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:18 pm

Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 9:12 pm

A contractor managed to take out a water main in the area of Milton Avenue and Spring Hill Road this afternoon, cutting off water to people along Milton Avenue. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 5:29 pm

All the recent Twitter hubbub about fares at the new Brighton commuter-rail station got state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack to thinking: Could there be other stations near downtown that have unfair fares? Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:50 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a $1.4-million project to improve traffic in Readville, including traffic lights at either end of the short but clogged and dangerous Father Hart bridge that has bedeviled drivers for years as they try to cross over the train tracks that split the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:11 pm

Boston Police report seizing 16 off-road vehicles at BHA projects in raids this morning. Read more.

By - 4/14/17 - 12:25 pm
Fire at 36 Lexington Ave. in Hyde Park

Rear of 36 Lexington Ave. Photo by BFD.

A three-alarm fire at 36 Lexington Ave. that broke out shortly before 12:10 p.m. sent one resident to the hospital.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire started in the rear and that the home's rear porches collapsed. Read more.

By - 4/13/17 - 8:23 pm

The Bulletin reports that Dollar Tree on River Street, near the Mattapan line, lost $50,000 in merchandise to shoplifters last year, which the store manager says could cost him his job and the neighborhood the store.

By - 4/13/17 - 7:13 pm

Around 6:50 p.m., the driver of a white Acura rear-ended a prisoner-transport van on Hyde Park Avenue near Metropolitan Avenue, then kept on driving, at relatively low speeds. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 5:10 pm
Fire on 18 Lincoln St. in Hyde Park

Smoke plume from the fire. Photo by Daniel Sullivan.

A fire that broke out at 18 Lincoln St. in Hyde Park around 5 p.m. went to two alarms and displaced nine people.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries; estimates damage at $300,000.

Bruce Smith got a closer look: Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 9:33 am

Graffiti at Thompson Center

Larry Johnson spent some time recently at the Thompson Center, which some residents want to turn into a multi-use dog park, but which state Rep. Angelo Scaccia is fighting to keep it just the way it is.

Artists have complete freedom of expression here in billboard size pieces and are not fettered by the limitations put upon them by "community standards" or neighborhood associations who govern what can be put on public walls, or commercial concerns, or "acceptable" material teenagers can create on a mural project under adult supervision. This outdoor gallery is a unique museum of these creations, ever changing and challenging convention.