Hyde Park

By - 6/16/09 - 2:57 pm

Left to die, kitten was rescued by a letter carrier, Channel 4 reports.

By - 6/12/09 - 4:32 pm

Boston Police report that when officers found a car stolen from River and Harvard streets yesterday morning - with the key still in the ignition - a man came up to them and told them "he was a friend of the owner of the vehicle and that he had seen the owner and had been given permission to drive the car back to him."

Police say the officers were a bit suspicious:

Officers then questioned the male about his relationship with the victim and determined that based on his story that he did not at all know the victim. The victim then went on to tell officers that he had "borrowed" the victim's car to drive two elderly individuals home. The victim was then brought to the scene at which time, the suspect then told officers that he did not know the victim and that he indeed had taken the victim’s car without his permission. The victim examined his car and determined that there was no damage but noticed that his insulin was missing.

Alonzo P. Scott, 21, of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without being licensed.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/12/09 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report that was initially described as a stabbing at the Hyde Park Education Complex yesterday was actually a student fending off three alleged punks beating him in the school locker room.

By - 6/11/09 - 4:02 pm

Boston Police tweet a student was stabbed about 2 p.m. at the Hyde Park Education Complex (formerly Hyde Park High School); taken to a local hospital with non-fatal injuries.

By - 6/3/09 - 5:07 pm

The Bulletin reports work began last week on construction of bike lanes on a three-mile stretch of Truman Parkway. The work also includes installation of a path along the Neponset River.

By - 5/31/09 - 6:41 pm

Ominous clouds over Readville station around 5:30 p.m.

Miss Von Schtoop got to see them darken Mission Hill. And Neal Gaffey watched them barrel over the South End.

After the storm came the rainbow, as Mary Ellen Carter saw over Melrose:


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By - 5/28/09 - 12:36 pm

Whether it's a truckscape as painted by a kid with crayons or something more monochromatic, no matter how many times you walk along Hyde Park Avenue between the Shaw's and Readville station, you're always going to see something new, if you look closely enough.

Tired on the avenue:

By - 5/21/09 - 5:56 pm

Sure, why not? Trains delayed due to a brush fire on the tracks in Hyde Park. Oh, yeah, Acela service also affected. Are there locusts on the Worcester Line?

By - 5/18/09 - 2:19 pm

There was an older guy standing outside the Tedeschi on River Street this afternoon wearing yellow sandwich boards. In English and Spanish, they read:

I am a shoplifter!
I am a thief!
I steal!

That's not the kind of thing you see too often, so I asked him if he really was a shoplifter. He said he was and that part of his sentence was an unusual form of community service: Stand outside the Tedeschi with the signs after school for 90 days, as a warning to the kids from the nearby Hyde Park High School who frequent the store.

Beats the stocks, I guess.

By - 5/11/09 - 1:46 pm
Demand a change!

Somebody is so upset that Hyde Park and Readville don't have blue oval signs reminding us Thomas M. Menino is still mayor that they printed up a bunch of post cards and left a stack at the Hyde Park post office, so you could mail all your friends to get them to join you in demanding action now.

It's just not fair: West Roxbury has one?!?

No Hyde Pride here
By - 5/4/09 - 10:12 am

Boston Police tweet the bomb squad's at 655 Metropolitan Ave., which would be Hyde Park Education Complex.

By - 5/3/09 - 10:30 am

I don't know enough about Jamaican food to judge authenticity, but I do know that the chicken curry at The African Cuisine, 1248 Hyde Park Ave., is addictive. It's probably a good thing I have a saner wife and kid, because otherwise, just writing this might make me rush over there now and I'd only be disappointed since it's Sunday morning and they're not open yet.

By - 4/14/09 - 1:04 pm

MentorA West Roxbury District Court judge today set bail at $500,000 for John Mentor, a convicted thug accused of taking a shot at police as they stopped the car he was in during a drug investigation last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

[He] shouted "I should have killed all three of you motherfuckers" upon being taken from the car's back seat.

Mentor and three other people were in a Honda Accord pulled over at River Street and Gordon Avenue in Hyde Park around 8:15 p.m. on Monday because its registration had been revoked, according to the DA's office, which says Boston Police Drug Control Unit has stepped up patrols in the area because it "has been plagued by drug-related crime in recent weeks."

The DA's office laid out its version of what happened next:

By - 4/14/09 - 8:42 am

John Mentor, 22, of Hyde Park, who allegedly took a shot at cops in Hyde Park last night, is scheduled for arraignment in West Roxbury District Court this morning on a charge of assault with intent to murder, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.

In 2005, when he was 18, Mentor and a pal were arrested on charges they robbed and shook down younger teens on buses out of Forest Hills. He was also charged with cocaine possession.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/13/09 - 10:56 pm

The Herald reports nobody was injured when suspected drug dealers fired at officers who had just pulled them over at Gordon and River streets around 8:30 p.m. Channel 4 reports four people were arrrested and that an officer got off one round before they were subdued.

UPDATE: Suspect John Mentor no stranger to the law.

By - 4/10/09 - 5:31 pm

Boston Police report two incidents this week in Hyde Park of people getting robbed by a team of crooks masquerading as BWSC workers.

Police say one of them rings the front door, shows fake BWSC ID and asks the homeowner to take him downstairs to check the pipes. While the homeowner is doing that, a second guy walks in the door and starts stealing stuff, such as cash and jewelery.

In the most recent incident, police say, the guy showed a bogus BWSC ID with the name of "Michael Campbell." Police describe "Campbell" as a white guy, mid to late 40s, stocky build, wearing dark glasses, blue jeans and a long-sleeve T-shirt and carrying a toolbox.

If such persons come to your door, contact 911 and let the Boston Police respond to the location to verify their identity.

Bogus BWSC workers show up in Roslindale.

By - 4/1/09 - 12:19 pm

Because of its expansion through annexation and land reclamation, and because of the vast differences in size between its neighborhoods, making a web-ready neighborhood map of Boston is extremely difficult. Most online neighborhood maps currently available are simple line drawings or text paste-overs.

By - 3/22/09 - 8:57 pm

The African Cuisine, that place on Hyde Park Avenue across from the police station that always looks like it's closed, even though it isn't, now has a sign up that they'll soon be expanding their menu to include Jamaican and Caribbean food. Dare I hope for roti?

Ed. Don't Even Say it Note: Yes, once again, I've disappointed my legion of click-happy fans by not providing either a link (they don't have a Web site) or a photo (we were rushing back from Shaw's, what can I say?).

By - 3/21/09 - 2:13 pm

The Hyde, which is what Dottie's on Fairmount Avenue is morphing into, launches its dinner service on March 26, starting promptly at 5 p.m.