We drove down West Street to the very end (just past River) this afternoon and, yes, just like we herd, there were goats there, behind a fence in a new "Goat Management Area."
Boston Magazine reports the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation is renting goats to chow down on all the poison ivy infesting an urban wilds at the end of West Street in Hyde Park.
A Dorchester man was indicted this week on charges he killed Orlando Guerrero in Roxbury on Dec. 15, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
Luis Diaz, 29, was indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm for Guerrero's death on Windsor Street. The Boston Police fugitive unit found and arrested him yesterday.... Read more
The spraying will happen sometime between dusk and midnight, unless it rains, in which case it'll be sprayed the following night.... Read more
Two men from Dorchester were among four indicted last week on federal charges of running a heroin ring out of a Hyde Park triple decker.
According to a court filing, Osvaldo Ortiz-Ventara, 23, and Weslley Hernandez, 25, served as couriers for the ring. They allegedly delivered the fatal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl and an animal painkiller to an intermediary who sold it to... Read more
Around 7 p.m., a couple of people fishing on Sprague Pond near the Dedham line discovered what turned out to be a convertible sitting in six feet of water about 30 feet offshore.
Boston firefighters dispatched to the scene found the car with two open doors and its top down, but no people or bodies in the car. The BFD dive team was... Read more
ISD last week suspended the health permit for Cordon Bleu, 1231 River St., over a variety of issues, including: Meat and vegetables stored overnight in a refrigerator that was too warm, no hot water and:
Evidence of live cockroach activity inside of the dry storage room and in main kitchen area. Evidence of what appears to be rodent droppings in the main kitchen area.... Read more
June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road in Jamaica Plain
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein
Parking is available on street and at the municipal lot across Centre Street from the Curley School. The school is also accessible via buses 39 and 41, and is a 15 minute walk... Read more
A bird met its demise this evening on the front of a speeding outbound Amtrak train just north of Hyde Park station. The train came to a halt - at first it was unclear if the train had hit a person or a bird, until first responders found a large number of feathers embedded in the train. Service on both Amtrak and MBTA commuter-rail... Read more
Jamaica Plain & Roslindale
FORUM WITH THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES!
Monday, June 19 at the Curley School, Centre Street near Hyde Square
Meet the candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Sponsored by the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, the Ward 11 Democratic Committee, and the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus
"Making Comic Sense"
Fundraiser for the Boston Ward... Read more
Crews were busy along Austin Street in Hyde Park yesterday, throwing up these new, bigger, plastickier utility poles.
With any luck, when they're done, they'll take down the old poles, rather than just leaving them up like they've tended to do over the years.
Somebody piloted this Cessna in repeated circles around Roslindale and Hyde Park this afternoon. AlertNewEngland reports:
Some Google detective work shows it's probably fed law enforcement.
UPDATE: Fire declared knocked down around 5 p.m.
Firefighters are at 7 Pierce St., battling what is now a two-alarm fire in the second floor and attic of a single-family house - which sits right across the street from the Hyde Park fire station.
Some firefighters went to the roof of the station with a hose to put water on the fire.... Read more
Darryl Houston shows us some of the hail that fell on Hyde Park around 4:40 p.m.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., a man showed up at Milton Hospital with stab wounds serious enough to have him transported to a Boston trauma center.
Police at first suspected the stabbing happened across Hyde Park Avenue from the Americas' Food Basket strip mall, but were not able to find evidence of a crime scene there. The men who brought the victim to Milton Hospital were... Read more
The Herald reports a Neponset Valley Parkway lawyer has finally taken down his Marty Walsh for Mayor sign after at least one neighbor began complaining about all the Easter decorations festooning it - a few months after the sign was lit up with Christmas lights.
Another resident agreed the sign's time had past, but said it didn't seem much worse than all the Menino... Read more
Officer Dennis Simmonds, 28, collapsed shortly before 1 p.m. at the academy on Williams Avenue in Hyde Park. Fellow officers started CPR and paramedics rushed him to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Simmonds was a 2009 graduate of the academy and a member of the Youth Violence Strike Force.
The Boston Police Department adds :
Officer Simmonds was honored at our... Read more
A Hyde Park man scheduled for trial next week on car-theft charges was arrested Saturday after a man who had had his car stolen noticed the vehicle being driven down a Hyde Park street and started following it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Maurice Pridgett, 33, was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle... Read more
A crash around 2:15 p.m. between Thatcher Street/Greenwood Avenue and Westminster Street left one car leaking gas onto the road across from a gas station, which led police to shut the road until it could be cleaned up.