No, we didn't go up to New Hampshire today. We took a walk along the path that meanders through Stony Brook Reservation on the Hyde Park/West Roxbury line, ending up at the dock across Turtle Pond from the one you normally see on Enneking Parkway. For a few seconds, we had some company:
The Globe reports on possible changes at the Hyde Park eatery as its clientele gets old and dies.
Paul Nemes, 58, will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court this morning on a charge of assault and battery resulting in serious injury for an incident at the Polish American Club on River Street in Hyde Park, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.
Boston Police report Nemes got into a fight with a 62-year-old guy inside the club around 7:45 p.m. yesterday. When EMTs arrived, they found the man in the parking lot, apparently suffering from a serious heart attack, but also with "visible scrapes and abrasions to his face, and scrapes and abrasions to his hands and knees." He was taken to Brigham and Women's; listed in critical condition.
The Globe reports Nemes, a Norwood resident, is a Boston firefighter.
On Sunday, another Boston firefighter was allegedly drunk when he plowed into a car driven by another alleged drunk.
Boston Police report somebody is going around Hyde Park and Roslindale at night stealing the tires off Hondas and Acuras:
If you see anyone looking as though they are changing a tire during the night time period, you are urged to call 911 and have Boston Police Officers respond and check out the suspicious activity.
Lawrence Jemmott, 21, of Dorchester, was arrested yesterday, Boston Police report.
Frederick H. Griffin, 18, of Needham and Christopher K. Carrigg, 19, of Roslindale are charged with breaking into or vandalizing eight cars on Austin Street early this morning, Boston Police report.
Caiheem C. Kindell, 18, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and four counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Boston Police have posted photos of two guys who may have something to do with the gun attack on four other guys at the Hyde Park Avenue Tedeschi's around 2 a.m. on July 5th.
Penha's cousin, Kenny Francois, 18, also of Hyde Park, was arrested last week.
Police charge that after getting shot by a guy on a bicycle on Tremont Street, Penha, instead of seeking medical attention, went after the guy, with Francois in the passenger seat. Police say the two found the bicycling thug on Sewall Street and opened fire, starting a gunfight in which a stray bullet hit the boy. Police said today the boy remains in Boston Medical Center, in stable condition. The bike thug remains at large. After the shootout, police say, Penha did seek medical attention.
Ed. puzzled note: What's up with Hyde Park? Couple these two arrests with the teen murdered on July Fourth, the four guys shot at a Tedeschi, the River Street Mini-Mart holdup and the gun-shooting Fairmount Hill low-riders and all of a sudden you could start to think it's a violent neighborhood.
For those keeping track: So far Boston is up to seven shootings this holiday weekend, two of them fatal (a third man was murdered with a bag containing something hard).
Police say the four were approached by three or four young men, who opened fire. The four got into their car and fled to 142 West St., where they called police:
Victim #1 had been shot through the left hand, victim #2 had been shot on the left side of the stomach, victim #3 had been shot on the left thigh, and victim #4 had been shot on the inner left thigh.
All were taken to local hospitals; all expected to survive
Boston Police report that a Seminole, Fla. man, enraged on having his open door hit by another driver's bumper on Hyde Park Avenue, resorted to fists of fury to try to resolve the situation:
The victim states he attempted to drive around the suspect's car, but, in attempting to do so, his front bumper struck the suspect's open car door. At this point, the victim tells police that the suspect punched his front window and, then, his passenger side rear window. The latter strike caused the window to shatter. When asked about punching the victim's windows, the suspect stated, "I punched his front window and it didn't break. So, I punched the back window."
Officers then treated the man to some northern hospitality at Area E-18.
Meanwhile, as if the Herald doesn't have enough problems already, police report an alleged Dotdrunk rear-ended one of its delivery trucks at Blue Hill Avenue and Fairway Street.
Boston Police could use some help in catching gunmen who held up convenience stores in Hyde Park and JP last week.
On June 18, around 2:20 p.m., police responded to a panic alarm at the River Street Mini-Mart, 991 River St., where employees were robbed at gunpoint by four black men wearing black shirts and black face masks - and carrying silver-colored handguns. One employee was ordered to lie on the floor while the other was ordered to open the cash register.
They got away with about $3,460 in cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.
The next day, around 9 p.m., the J.P. Convenience Store, 162 South St. in JP, was held up by three black men, also in black masks and brandishing a silver-colored handgun and who also ordered the clerk to the floor. The thieves made off with about $2,000 in cash.
Based on the store's video system, one suspect is about 6' tall and about 165 lbs., another was 5'9", about 165 lbs. while the third was 5'9" and weighing in at 180 lbs.
Have info? Call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463). Be as anonymous as you want to be.
Faimount Hill residents call for action after shots were fired on Neponset Avenue when some low riders were denied entrance to a party. Police recovered seven shell casings; a young boy found another.
Boston Police report a Worcester man ordered some scallops and a chicken lobster at the deli department at the Hyde Park Avenue Shaw's yesterday, then put them in his shorts. Unfortunately for him, police say, store employees noticed his newly enlarged package as he tried to walk out of the store without paying and detained him until police arrived to put the pinch on him.
No word if the store put the seafood back or if police held it for evidence.
Innocent until proven bulgy by way of a chicken lobster.
A mall developer wants to turn the old Bay State Paper mill on River Street into a mall with room for at least three "big box" retailers, the Hyde Park Bulletin reports. But first they have to come up with a name, since 892 River St. isn't all that exciting.
Cleary Squared lives down the street from the apartment complex where that elderly woman was attacked in her bedroom early yesterday:
... The Hyde Park I know isn't a place where "stop snitching" is pretty much useless; in fact, it's a sport that many people glean information about their neighbors, other families, and other strangers. Even if it's a rumor or a half-truth, it will reach all corners within at least an hour.
Furthermore, the more brazen the crook thinks they are, the more quickly they will trip up and be caught. ...