Hyde Park

By - 8/13/10 - 8:23 pm

Halloween candy

The Shaws in Hyde Park had a pallet of Halloween candy out tonight.

By - 8/12/10 - 10:48 pm

No more top hat

Looks like somebody finally took off the giant top hat in Cleary Square. RighSedRed snapped the newly naked McMullen Building (who knew it had a name?), which is apparently getting prepared for, um, something.

Like the old Mario's/C.F. Donovan's around the corner, it's been vacant since 2007:

Also closed

By - 8/9/10 - 8:46 am

At 8:30 this morning, Dave Vittorini tweeted to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey about conditions on the Hyde Park Avenue bus:

operator 70135 on the 32 bus NEVER has the ac on. It's sooo hot. I feel like I need another shower when I get to work.

Six minutes later, Davey replied:

we'll take care of that.

By - 7/31/10 - 8:58 pm

Ado DaSilva, 19, of E. Brookline St., was charged today with shooting two teens at a crowded Kelly Field on the evening of July 18, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

The motive for the shooting - right around the corner from the homes of Mayor Tom Menino and Police Commissioner Ed Davis - remains under investigation, according to the DA's office. His victims, both 17, were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

By - 7/22/10 - 9:41 pm

Last night, Boston Police went looking for a Newton woman in connection with a stabbing on Metropolitan Avenue near Westminster Street.

On July 11, police were called to the same intersection after a brawl, allegedly among members of an out-of-town family over what one person said about a relative on Facebook, that ended when somebody pulled out a Taser.

By - 7/21/10 - 8:28 pm

UPDATE: Police say the stabbing happened on Metropolitan Avenue and that nothing was found at Kelly Field.

AlertNewEngland reports police are at the Little League fields at Kelly Field at River Street and Turtle Pond Parkway as they search for evidence related to a stabbing that might have happened on Metropolitan Avenue this evening.

Police are looking for a white woman driving a Jeep Cherokee registered in Newton.

On July 18, two teenagers were shot at Kelly Field.

By - 7/19/10 - 11:33 am

Two teens who were shot at Kelly Field in Hyde Park last night are expected to recover, as State Police and the Boston Police gang unit look for their shooter, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 7/18/10 - 10:34 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

By - 7/16/10 - 12:10 am

The Bulletin Newspapers report C.F. Donovan's on Hyde Park Avenue has been sold to a Dorchester businessman who plans to finally open the place, years after original owner Arthur Donovan first got city permission - and a $300,000 city loan, to replicate his Savin Hill restaurant there.

The bank in charge of what's left of Donovan's collapsed business sold the rights to the restaurant to Richard Jerrier, the Bulletin reports, adding it's unlikely the city will ever get any of its money back.

Complete story (posted with permission of the Bulletin).

By - 7/13/10 - 10:26 pm

Rob Villegas makes the case to do more to clean up and promote America's oldest canal, which starts at the Charles, flows under the Dedham Mall and reemerges on the other side of Washington Street to flow through a few picturesque stretches but also behind a lot of "grubby dilapidated buildings" and with a lot of stolen shopping cars in it before meeting up with the Neponset.

By - 7/6/10 - 11:56 am

Senior Living Residences (SLR), a Boston-based assisted living company, has announced the opening of Compass on the Bay, a state-of-the-art free-standing Memory Support Assisted Living community located in Boston. This new community, formerly The BayView Assisted Living, is SLR’s flagship Alzheimer’s care community in which the company has fully implemented its “Compass Memory Support®” program- research-based treatment of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in the residential-style assisted living setting.
Compass on the Bay, located overlooking Carson Beach with views of the JFK Presidential Library, has just undergone a $3 million renovation which created new indoor and outdoor living spaces and a new front exterior. The community now offers a state-of-the-art living environment for seniors with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

By - 7/4/10 - 5:32 pm

A fire at 458 Georgetowne Dr. in the Georgetowne complex quickly went to four alarms after it erupted around 5:15 p.m. At one point, firefighters were ordered out of the building for fear it would collapse.

By - 7/1/10 - 9:19 am

Rob Villega reports the Dell Avenue Rock in Hyde Park has been all spruced up with plantings and benches and stuff, which explains the dedication ceremony last weekend.

By - 6/30/10 - 2:10 pm

Boston Police report that when a clerk at Kelly's Liquors, 871 Hyde Park Ave., declined to sell Kimberly Chambers some cigarettes last night because she didn't like Chambers's attitude, the 19-year-old and her friend responded by grabbing some scratch tickets and attempting to walk out:

One of the store clerks followed the suspect in an attempt to stop her from leaving the store with the scratch tickets but the suspect assaulted the victim by punching her and scratching her on the wrist.

By - 6/25/10 - 10:14 am

Mike Ball reports on the mayor's continuing knee issues.

By - 6/23/10 - 5:42 pm

Rob Villegas updates us on the status of the 5-Yard, an old railroad yard split equally between Boston and Dedham that the MBTA says will be clean enough to be build on by 2012.

Minor pesky problem: What to build on it? Dedham's half is zoned residential; Boston's is designated for industrial/commercial use. An earlier proposal for the land collapsed when the developer couldn't reconcile that and walked away.

By - 6/22/10 - 9:14 am

At least, that's what's promised by Fillbelly's. Has anybody seen this food truck yet? Their Twitter feed is a bit barren. They claim Roslindale and Hyde Park as part of their route.

Via MC Slim JB.

By - 6/18/10 - 11:38 am

If it takes you less than a second to identify the photo at the top of Rob Vilegas's HydeParkMass.org, then you'll probably want to bookmark his site or grab the RSS feed. It's full of news and analysis about Boston's southern end. For example, the most recent post lists the free movies that'll be shown this summer at Boston's other Shell - the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway.

By - 6/1/10 - 2:34 pm

Boston Police tweet the 17-year-old's injuries are not considered life threatening.

By - 5/27/10 - 4:25 pm

Nicole NazarioBoston Police report Nichol Nazario, 16, hasn't been seen since 7 a.m. on May 19, when her mother dropped her off at the Forest Hills T stop for the trip to the O'Bryant School.