Hyde Park

By - 4/28/10 - 8:31 pm

An ex-McDonald's

You don't tend to think of a McDonald's just disappearing, but that's what happened to the one on Hyde Park Avenue. Don't worry, though - it's being replaced by an all new McDonald's (whose franchisee also owns the Harvard Avenue McDonald's).

And while it's normally hard to feel nostalgic about some twisted plastic tubing, darnit, those tubes are the first play-place tubes the kidlet ever climbed in.


By - 4/27/10 - 11:18 am

A Readville convenience store that had its liquor license suspended last year for selling to minors is in trouble again after a Curry College police officer picking up some sandwiches noticed a Curry sticker on the SUV of a young guy loading up on cheap beer.

By - 4/25/10 - 4:52 pm

Blue Mass. Group posts comments from the Hyde Park Democrat on how Beacon Hill is broken:

By - 4/18/10 - 2:33 pm

The drink's on him

Looks like Steve Murphy's got the Hyde Park bar-crowd vote sewn up. If nothing else, Murphy, a Boston city councilor unable to ever get elected to anything else, should do well in his base in Boston's southern tier.

By - 4/12/10 - 12:10 pm

Car going up

Homicide detectives responded to the parking lot behind the shuttered C.F. Donovan's on Hyde Park Ave. late this morning after somebody discovered a man's body in a late-model Buick sedan.

By - 4/9/10 - 1:04 pm

The envelopes, sent to six Boston police stations, turned out to contain ground brown tea from tea bags, but it took the evacuation of a floor at District D-4 on Harrison Avenue and the arrival of the police bomb squad and the fire hazmat team to determine that, police say.

By - 4/1/10 - 10:29 pm

Boston Police tweet somebody was shot tonight at Parker Street and Wood Avenue. Police say his condition is unknown, but he was able to get to a local hospital on his own. It's the second shooting on Wood Avenue in the past two months - on Feb.

By - 3/30/10 - 8:31 am

Boston Police tweet that Industrial Drive is flooded: "Impassable to cars, city school buses impacted but still getting out."

By - 3/24/10 - 12:53 am

The Boston Fire Department reports an unattended hot plate on a kitchen counter sparked a two-alarm fire at 1904 River St. around 1 p.m. yesterday that caused an estimated $350,000 in damage and forced four adults and four children to find new accommodations.

By - 3/21/10 - 8:42 pm

Mike Ball refused to take no for an answer when the Cranky Librarian refused to let him into the library's new Hyde Park history room:

... The librarian was firm that the room was closed, inaccessible, off limits. That made no sense and I stood my ground. Eyelash to eyelash, she blinked first. After repeating that it was closed, locked and inaccessible, she finally said that the head librarian might grant me access. ...

By - 3/20/10 - 10:03 am

Draft Harmony Wu - Facebook effort to convince Harmony Wu of Needham, who was an Obama organizer, to run against Lynch. Her supporters are heading into the lion's den today - they're planning to collect signatures between 12:30 and 4 p.m. at the Broadway T stop.

By - 3/12/10 - 1:12 pm

District E-18 reports the fake water workers who'd been knocking on doors in Roslindale have moved south, getting themselves invited into homes by claiming to be water workers who need to inspect pipes:

While the resident leads one of the team to the basement, the others in the team will go throughout the residence and ransack bedroom areas of valuables. They even sometimes cut the telephone line so the resident cannot access 911 Emergency.

By - 2/26/10 - 3:50 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Townsend's on Fairmount Avenue permission to add hard liquor and mixed drinks to its existing beer and wine menu.

At a hearing on Wednesday, the restaurants and supporters - who included city councilors and Hyde Park residents Rob Consalvo and Steve Murphy - said the restaurant was losing business to restaurants with full-service liquor licenses in Milton and Dorchester Lower Mills. And that, supporters said, was just not fair for a restaurant that has done so much to revive a once fairly desolate stretch of Fairmount Avenue.

By - 2/15/10 - 4:48 pm

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Some people celebrated the holiday today by going to the movies or just lounging around the house. We checked out the new PriceRite supermarket on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line (where the paperboard factory used to be).

By - 2/9/10 - 1:39 pm

Price Rite, on River Street at the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, opens the 14th.

By - 2/4/10 - 3:29 pm

Boston Police report seizing heroin, cocaine and shotguns at two locations yesterday.

By - 2/3/10 - 8:47 am

Mike Ball appreciated the instant and brief artwork this morning created by his paper guy tossing his morning papers onto a snowy sidewalk.

By - 1/28/10 - 3:43 pm

Boston Police report a woman waiting for a train at the Hyde Park commuter-rail stop in Cleary Square yesterday afternoon was mugged at knifepoint by a man who got annoyed when she had no money so he grabbed her and punched her in the face.

Police say her screams attracted officers patrolling the area, who saw a guy running away from the station. He refused to stop for officers, so they chased him, caught him and brought him to E-13 a block or so away.

By - 1/22/10 - 1:35 pm

Bob LeLievre breaks down Coakley's large win in Boston by neighborhood, along with comparisons to 2006 numbers for Deval Patrick. Some interesting numbers: She lost South Boston, barely took West Roxbury, Charlestown and Tom Menino's redoubt of Readville, but got 96% of the vote in Mattapan and 92% in Roxbury.