Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.
The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.
All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from Rincon Caribeno on Fairmount Avenue and a proposed Italian restaurant across the street for all-alcohol licenses.
Rincon Caribeno already has a license to serve beer, wine and liqueurs. Joe Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, is seeking a full liquor license for Antonio's Bacaro, the Italian restaurant he wants to open in the space... Read more
A building across from the Hyde Park police station that has never had any tenants since it was rebuilt in 2011 will finally be occupied - by a dentist's office.
Dr. Guimy Cesar, who currently has an office on Washington Street in Roslindale, got a building permit last week to adapt the empty shell of a building at 1250 Hyde Park Ave. into dental offices.... Read more
Joseph Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, has a building permit to turn the shuttered The Hyde on Fairmount Avenue into a new Italian restaurant.
Tyler reports the new restaurant will be called Antonio's Baccaro - and that Garufi will seek a full liquor license. The building permit says Garufi will be extending the kitchen into the dining area, ditching a drop... Read more
This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain
Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more
The BRA today approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building on what is now an unused piece of industrial land next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.
The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which covers Hyde Park, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. which has considerable experience building affordable housing, are partnering on the $7-million Residences at Fairmount Station, which will feature 24 "affordable" apartments... Read more
Arrested on heroin trafficking charges: Rhodrick Adino, 21, Roberto Rodriguez, 29, Rosa Santana-Ruiz, 37, Angel Arias, 37, and a 17-year-old, all of Hyde Park. Rodriguez was also charged with furnishing a false name to a police officer, having forged/false RMV documents... Read more
Darrell "Diamond" Graham, 52, who's been pimping women since he was at least 18, was sentenced in federal court this week after admitting last year that he had forced a woman across state lines for prostitution.
Graham convinced the woman, 19, who had been living in foster homes and shelters for years, he could provide a better life for her if only she'd sell her... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located... Read more
Firefighters responded at 8:30 p.m. to the new mall off River Street by Wood Avenue for what became a three-alarm fire in the smaller of two remaining buildings from the old Mattapan Paperboard complex.
The Boston Fire Department reports four firefighters suffered heat exhaustion.
Because of the difficulty in getting to the building from River Street, many firefighters had to come in in via... Read more
Alexander Gallett, 22, Michel St. Jean, 24, and Yamiley Mathurin, 21, face trial on charges they stabbed Richel Nova to death in a robbery at the vacant Hyde Park Avenue house to which they ordered a Domino's pizza on Sept. 2, 2010.
Prosecutors charge that after luring the father of three inside and stabbing him to death, the trio raced off in his car... Read more
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series,... Read more
Hyde Park Avenue just south of River Street was shut around 1:20 p.m. so the bomb squad could investigate a suspicious package near the charter school.
The Globe reports the guy cleaned up in more ways than one - at least until officers who had him under surveillance at the Dana Avenue DPW yard arrested him on River Street.
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