Hyde Park

By - 4/7/17 - 4:05 pm
Ricolombia restaurant on River Street in Hyde Park
Opening soon

Ricolombia Restaurant, 1231 River St., where Salamander Cafe used to be, and where a succession of Haitian restaurants used to be, quietly closed this week, barely four months after it opened.

Today, the windows were festooned with signs advising that it would be opening soon under new ownership. Read more.

By - 4/2/17 - 5:44 pm
Fire in Stony Brook Reservation

Jake ran across this bucolic scene inside Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon. No, this probably won't cause any brush fires today, given how wet the ground is from yesterday's snow/sleet/rain, but it might show one of the reasons why, pretty much every spring, Boston firefighters have to haul hoses deep into the woods because they erupt in flames. Read more.

By - 3/31/17 - 2:06 pm
McDonald's kiosk

The McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park now has two ordering kiosks, although they haven't fired them up yet.

By - 3/30/17 - 10:20 pm
Moss in a vernal pool in Stony Brook Reservation

Stony Brook Reservation is still painted largely in palettes of gray and brown. But the vernal pools there - some still with a coating of ice - have some brilliant emerald-green swatches.

By - 3/23/17 - 9:15 am

The Bulletin reports the city is currently studying traffic in Wolcott Square - the southernmost square in the city - and could spend up to $1 million to replace the antiquated lights at the complex intersection.

The work comes at a possibly critical time for the neighborhood: Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 10:22 pm

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy tonight unveiled a proposal to set aside all of Stony Brook Reservation west of Enneking Parkway - 140 acres of the 475-acre forest - for a dog park that would feature about a three-acre area of fenced-in play space and several miles of trails through the woods where owners could let their dogs roam free. Read more.

By - 3/20/17 - 8:59 pm

Backers of a plan to turn a needle-infested, abandoned recreation complex in Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park get a chance to convince DCR to let them go forward at a meeting in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 3/19/17 - 7:03 pm

TC reports seeing a rooster, live and kickin', at the four-way stop in the middle of Stony Brook Reservation around 6:30 p.m.

By - 3/15/17 - 10:11 pm
110 Davison St. in Hyde Park

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:30 p.m. to 110 Davison St., for a fire that caused an estimated $80,000 in damage and displaced four.

Nobody was injured in the fire, the cause of which is under investigation, the department says.

By - 3/10/17 - 8:54 pm
Snow at Paul's Bridge on the Hyde Park/Milton line

Mark Smith watched the snow come down on Paul's Bridge and the Neponset River at the Hyde Park/Milton line this afternoon.

Ben Franklin outside Old City Hall was looking good in the snow as well: Read more.

By - 3/9/17 - 9:50 am

The Bulletin reports the Hyde Park Board of Trade is looking to attract new businesses from Cleary Square to Logan Square and that sporting-goods shops, sit-down restaurants and bakeries top the list. Also, with Roslindale now filling up with people priced out of JP, the board wonders when Hyde Park will fill up with people priced out of Roslindale.

By - 3/2/17 - 2:46 pm
Firefighter on roof of Summer Street house

Firefighter checking for fire extension through hole cut in roof.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started in the kitchen at 41 Summer St. in Hyde Park spread to the second floor and went to three alarms before it was brought under control.

Firefighters responded at 2:38 p.m. The department estimates damage at $200,000; says there were no injuries. The exact cause is under investigation.

By - 2/26/17 - 5:09 pm
Truman Parkway car fire

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene on Truman Parkway around 3 p.m.

By - 2/18/17 - 12:59 pm

WFXT reports both C&V Automotive - where a customer had his pelvis crushed - and the neighboring Little Haiti restaurant were shut by city inspectors for a variety of "serious" violations.

According to a health inspector's report, Little Haiti, in the same building as the garage, was shut for: Read more.

By - 2/16/17 - 4:51 pm

NBC Boston reports a worker at C & V Automotive, 1192 Hyde Park Ave., was backing up in a car without first checking if the brakes worked, which they didn't. A BFD hazmat crew was also summoned to the scene.

By - 2/12/17 - 1:05 pm
Buses on fire in Hyde Park

The Boston Fire Department reports six charter buses were destroyed by fire overnight on Walter Street in Hyde Park. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 3:30 pm
Stuck truck on Neponset Valley Parkway

Cori Stott was among the people who got stuck when an 18-wheeler got stuck making the turn onto Neponset Valley Parkway from Meadow Road - where the Stop & Shop warehouse used to be.

By - 2/2/17 - 12:30 pm
John Gatley

On Feb. 2, 1875, James Gatley quietly died in Grew's Woods, a vast expanse of woods and hills on what was then the Hyde Park/West Roxbury town line, where he'd lived in a 10x12 hut for nearly three decades, studying and stuffing the local birds and reptiles. Read more.

By - 1/28/17 - 1:25 pm

The Globe reports on the project, which involves the Everett Square Theatre on Fairmount Avenue.

By - 1/27/17 - 10:57 pm

Police found a man with a gunshot wound to his arm around 10:50 p.m. on Summit Circle, off Summit Street. He may have been shot while driving in the area. Shell casings found on Norway Park, across Summit Street.