Hyde Park

By - 9/12/10 - 8:52 pm

Rob Villegas shows us the new home of the Boston Renaissance Charter School on Hyde Park Avenue:

It's great to hear shrieking and laughter in the playgrounds during recess. I say that now ...

By - 9/10/10 - 2:28 pm

AlertNewEngland tweets at least three people were injured in a road-closing accident mid-afternoon at 760 Truman Parkway.

No word if Tom Brady was involved.

By - 9/9/10 - 9:47 pm

Ninth District Rep. Steve Lynch and Democratic challenger Mac D'Alessandro discussed everything from the proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan to, of course, health care, in a 20-minute discussion on WGBH's "Greater Boston" tonight (Watch).

D'Alessandro said he supported the rights of a Moslem group to build a cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero: "We have a constitutionally protected right to practice our faith as we see fit, and you know, those rights, those core values mean the most when it's uncomfortable for us to adhere to them," he said.

By - 9/9/10 - 1:40 pm

Channel 2's "Greater Boston" will air a debate between 9th District incumbent Steve Lynch and Democratic challenger Mac D'Alessandro at 7 p.m. tonight (the debate will be taped at 4:30). Greater Boston airs for 30 minutes, so that would make this twice as long as their earlier debate.

By - 9/9/10 - 12:03 pm

Somebody using a roofer's torch to burn away weeds next to a garage sparked a two-alarm fire that destroyed the garage and damaged two houses on Pierce Street, the Boston Fire Department reports.

By - 9/9/10 - 5:58 am

Andrew Phelps reports a fund has been set up to help the daughters of the Domino's delivery man stabbed to death last week:

Richel Nova Trust for Education
c/o TD Bank
200 State St.
Boston, MA 02109

The money will help them continue their college educations, for which Nova had been working two jobs. Mayor Tom Menino, for whom they had worked, set up the fund.

By - 9/8/10 - 9:33 am

WBUR interviews a Hyde Park High School student who found her best friend and two guys in her yard around 2 a.m. last Wednesday:

Valery doesn't understand why they came to her house afterwards.

"It really sickens me. And [they] actually brought the box of pizza home and [were] offering me a slice of pizza ... and [they're] really letting me eat this pizza and [they] know [they] just robbed somebody and killed them," she said.

By - 9/8/10 - 5:51 am

Brian McGrory sums up Richel Nova's murder.

By - 9/7/10 - 1:51 pm

The three people charged with murdering a Domino's delivery man were ordered held without bail at their arraignment today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 9/4/10 - 3:16 pm

MathurinMathurinBoston Police report arresting two Hyde Park men and a Mattapan woman on charges they stabbed Richel Nova to death when he delivered a pizza to the vacant Hyde Park Avenue house they had allegedly broken into late Wednesday night.

Michel Andre St. Jean, 20, of Hyde Park; Alexander Emmanuel Gallett, 18, of Hyde Park and Yamiley Mathurin, 17, of Mattapan, are all charged with murder, armed robbery and armed breaking and entering of a dwelling house.

By - 8/27/10 - 1:03 pm

Ed. question: One of the highlighted class members is Dante Consalvo. Any relation to City Councilor Rob Consalvo?

By - 8/26/10 - 10:56 am

District E-18 reports two Hyde Park residents have gotten calls from people claiming they've won a sweepstakes, but need to wire some money to cover fees and taxes. And then the scammers offer to send a car by to drive the "winner" to the nearest Western Union office:

The callers have shown that they have a familiarity with the neighborhood by quoting the color of individual houses on the intended victim's street.

Hyde Park residents who get a call like that are advised to say no, then call E-18 detectives at 617-343-5607.

By - 8/16/10 - 9:36 pm

Mike Ball reports on a time for Murphy at Townsend's in Hyde Park tonight.

By - 8/16/10 - 4:49 pm

AlertNewEngland reports Boston Police set up a perimeter around the former St. Anne's School on Como Rd. this afternoon to catch some kids who allegedly broke in to tag up the roof. One of the kids escaped, but police got him in custody when his father brought him back to the school and turned him in.

By - 8/15/10 - 12:55 pm

AlertNewEngland reports Boston Police have shut Turtle Pond Parkway near Vernon Street to let Boston firefighters battle a brush fire. This is near the same location as yesterday's deer-scattering brush fire.

By - 8/14/10 - 8:28 pm

AlertNewEngland tweets that a large brush fire that erupted this afternoon in Stony Brook Reservation between Reservation Road and Turtle Pond Parkway in Hyde Park flushed out a herd of deer, last spotted running down Reservation Road.

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.