Hyde Park

By - 10/25/09 - 9:43 am

As first reported here, councilors Murphy and Linehan want to look at building a movie production facility in Boston. The Herald reports developer Tim Pappas may already be on the case and scouting land off Summer Street past the South Boston convention center.

Jay Fitzgerald suggests the 500 block of Harrison Avenue:

... There's an abandoned brick warehouse/garage around there that has an old stately look to it – and I've always wondered why it hasn't been converted into a theater or condos or something. ...

I'd propose a third possibility: The old Stop & Shop warehouse off Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville. It's a huge, now mostly dormant facility, with plenty of room for expansion. It's not that far from 128 and it has its own rail spur for Tom or Ben's private train.

By - 10/23/09 - 10:08 am

The Hyde Park Bulletin reports the owner of C.F. Donovan's, which has been nearing completion for a couple years now, is in default on two loans to the BRA's Boston Local Development Corp.

In June, C.F. Donovan's was fined for failing to use its liquor license; it's scheduled for a November hearing before the Boston Licensing Board to explain the continued non-use of what is considered a scarce resource (the board has told two West Roxbury restaurants they can't get liquor licenses because none is currently available).

By - 10/18/09 - 10:48 am

In a development project that's actually happening, construction is now proceeding at a snappy pace at the new mall going up where the old paperboard plant used to be on River Street, near the Mattapan line. And there's now a "coming soon" sign for a PriceRite supermarket. It'll join the Shaw's and Americas' Food Basket, both on Hyde Park Avenue, and the baby Stop & Shop on Truman Parkway.

By - 10/10/09 - 8:31 pm

Neponset River Watershed is a Flickr group just for photos of Boston's southern border.

By - 10/6/09 - 9:16 am

Local 718 tweets a two-alarm fire broke out around 6 a.m. on the third floor of YMCA, 1137 River St. The Y is closed for renovation and expansion.

By - 9/29/09 - 4:33 pm

Boston Police report the injuries to the two students, both 9, did not appear to be serious following the accident at 8 a.m. today at Reservation and Smithfield roads. However, both were taken to Children's Hospital after one of the students complained of head pains.

Police say:

According to witnesses, the operator of the van was traveling at a high rate of speed and slid into the school bus after applying his brakes. Officers issued two citations to the operator of the van: one for Speeding; the other for Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic.

By - 9/28/09 - 10:10 pm

The fast-moving storm that just hit Boston knocked down trees across the city, Boston Fireman tweets:

A tree that fell on Cooper Street in the North End blocked the street and hit a couple of parked cars, while plunging trees on Greenville Street in Roxbury and Courtland Road in Mattapan took power lines down with them. A tree also fell across the road at Alwin Street and Dietz Road in Hyde Park.

By - 9/26/09 - 1:11 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of a teen-ager for the fatal shooting of a Dorchester teen celebrating her 18th birthday in Hyde Park on Sunday.

Ruben Sanchez, 19, will be arraigned on Monday in West Roxbury District Court for the death of Paula Castillo.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/22/09 - 3:39 pm

A Hyde Park woman was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace after, police say, she poured milk all over a neighbor and the neighbor's infant daughter and car:

Officers observed milk on the staircase and in front of the suspect's door. Officers also noticed the one-year-old child to be covered with, what appeared to be, milk.

Andreka Wilson, 31, of Hyde Park, will also be charged with assault and battery, police say. Police did not speculate on why she got milk and attacked her neighbor with it.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/20/09 - 11:42 am

UPDATE: Arrest made.

UPDATE: Boston Police identify her as Paola Castillo, 18, of Dorchester and say "this was not a random incident and the victim is believed to have been targeted."

By - 9/16/09 - 4:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting Mario Gomes, 52, of Hyde Park, on charges he used a large folding knife to mug a guy on Winthrop Street in Hyde Park on Sunday.

Police say they arrested Gomes yesterday when the victim spotted him hanging around at Hyde Park Avenue and River Street (a block from the District E-18 police station).

Just the other day, police say they arrested three guys, 46, 44 and 33, for a mugging in the South End.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/21/09 - 10:32 pm

Boston Police report arresting a black Hyde Park man on charges he ripped an 87-year-old white woman's purse out of her hands at the Shaw's, 1377 Hyde Park Ave., around 5:40 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say Carmello Meus, 25, asked the woman for money for cigarettes and that when she opened her purse to give him a cigarette, he grabbed her purse and ran toward Gordon Avenue, where he lives. Police add:

The suspect stated he stole "the white woman's money" because he has been treated poorly by white people and the government for a long time.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/18/09 - 10:00 pm

Boston Police tweet a man was found with a serious gunshot wound on Child Street this morning.

By - 8/16/09 - 11:01 am

He may not have fired the fatal shot, but the fact that he was allegedly in a gun battle with Roniel Marc was enough to get Kevin Louis, 22, of Hyde Park, indicted last week for Marc's murder, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

By - 8/16/09 - 8:57 am
Readville tunnel

The tunnel to Wolcott Square in Readville.

By - 8/12/09 - 12:20 am

Boston Police tweet somebody was stabbed during a robbery on Glenwood Ave. late Tuesday. Taken to a local hospital for treatment.

By - 8/11/09 - 7:30 pm
Gloom

The gloom approaches, as seen from the bridge crossing over the train tracks in Readville.

Around 6:30 or so, I was in Readville, where you could get a very nice view of the this big gray/black blob enveloping downtown - or at least, where downtown was supposed to be - even as the sky over Readville was still mostly blue (with some thunderhead-like clouds building up to the south). Almost looked more like smoke from a huge fire than clouds. Went shopping at the Hyde Park Shaw's (alert Steve Garfield: Looks like they're getting ready to change some of the aisles around!), by the time I got out, around 7, the gloom had enveloped Hyde Park and Roslindale. Wasn't particularly dense, but, man, did it make everything sticky.

By - 8/7/09 - 4:43 pm

Channel 4 reports the bodies were found in a car at 175 Clare Ave., off Hyde Park and American Legion.

By - 8/5/09 - 1:46 pm

Christopher Duncan, 27, was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 cash bail yesterday following his arraignment on charges of assault and battery on a child, assault and battery on a child causing serious injury and mayhem.

Prosecutors charge Duncan repeatedly beat the three-month baby almost from birth, leaving him with seven broken ribs and two broken legs, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said today.

By - 8/3/09 - 1:18 pm

Hot 97 Scott Fybush reports that when a new pirate radio station went on the air last month, it promptly got a visit from FCC investigators, because its 97.5 frequency is right next to the frequency used by a legal station, Brockton's WKAF, at 97.7, which repeats the signal of WAAF.

Fybush reports the illegal station's offices are in the Westinghouse Plaza office park. The Bulletin - also located there - recently profiled the station.

The FCC visit apparently had as much effects as similar visits - and fines - have had on the similar Touch FM in Dorchester: None. As I type this, Hot FM is coming in just fine, in stereo, here in Roslindale (on the Hyde Park line, maybe a couple miles as the crow flies from Westinghouse Plaza). The WAAF repeater is also coming in fine, a notch up the dial.