Hyde Park

By - 3/26/08 - 5:58 pm

When Juan Santiago saw what appeared to be one teen sticking up another at West Street and Hyde Park Avenue, he didn't just drive away.

Tom Menino and Police Commissioner Ed Davis today honored Santiago for coming to the aid of the victim on the afternoon of March 7. They say he was stopped at a red light - with his wife and young child in the car - when he saw the robbery going down at the MBTA bus stop there:

By - 3/22/08 - 4:55 pm

Channel 4 reports several people had to be taken to local hospitals when a limo rolled over and hit another car and a tree in Hyde Park this afternoon. With photos of the squashed limo.

By - 3/9/08 - 3:05 pm

Channel 4 reports police are looking for four guys who walked into the Cleary Square Papa Gino's just after 11 p.m. on Saturday and held the place up - right around the corner from the Hyde Park police station. All wore white ski masks; two carried sawed-off shotguns:

Store employees, who were all in their teens, and a manager, were ordered to lay face down on the ground, police said. Workers told police one of the employees was pistol whipped

By - 2/28/08 - 2:58 pm

Boston Police report two teens, 15 and 16, threatened to shoot some guy on River Street near the commuter-rail entrance if he didn't hand over his cell phone around 1:20 yesterday afternoon. Instead, he ran - right around the corner to the Hyde Park police station, where officers quickly arrested the alleged thuglets, who apparently stuck around to see what would happen.

By - 2/4/08 - 1:52 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Hassaun Harris to life in prison without parole for the 2006 stabbing death of Jeff Igbineweka of Roslindale over a woman.

"You took something away from me and my family," Shainah Rafael said from the witness stand. "He's not here to see [our daughter] graduate from high school or college ... Every day she asks me, 'Is Daddy Jeff with Jesus?' It's hard. It hurts."

Suffolk County prosecutors charged Harris, 33, stabbed Igbineweka, 28, in the D'Angelo's sub shop on Hyde Park Avenue on Oct. 12, 2006. Igbineweka ran out as he dialed 911 and collapsed across the street in the doorway of the Piece of Pizza pizzeria.

By - 1/21/08 - 11:43 pm

Never mind all the artists moving into the neighborhood. Or all the interesting ethnic eateries. Hyde Park now has a fancy-shmancy wine and cheese shop with a cutesy name: Albert Winestein, 84 Fairmount Ave.

Now if only C.F. Donovan's would open up one of these years.

Via Listed as Questionable.

By - 1/5/08 - 7:44 pm

Twenty people displaced; eight businesses destroyed or damaged in fire that broke out around 3:40 a.m.

The building before the fire:

By - 12/6/07 - 5:35 pm

Michael Rosado, 30, is charged with stabbing Robert Kelley, Jr. to death early on Sept. 26. Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today Rosado was arrested in Hollywood, Fla.

According to police, EMTs found Kelley lying on Perkins Street, near the Jamaicaway, with multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at Brigham and Women's. Once Rosado is returned to Massachusetts, he'll be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

By - 11/26/07 - 7:54 pm

Or maybe it was there all along and I just didn't know about it - until I happened to be sorting the mail the other day and noticed a menu.

In any case, Hyde Parkians don't have to go all the way up to West Roxbury, JP or Norwood for Thai anymore - unless they want a large menu to choose from. The unassuming Asian Thai Eatery, 1084 River St., is really mainly a Chinese restaurant with a few Thai dishes thrown in - don't even think of stopping by if you want pad Thai or golden cups, for example.

By - 11/23/07 - 11:33 pm

Salmon factory

Fans of the fading industrial look know to head to Hyde Park. Although the Hyde Park rust belt extends mainly along Hyde Park Avenue south of Cleary Square, there are interesting pockets elsewhere in the neighborhood - such as Providence Street, which runs from Metropolitan Avenue to West Street, a couple blocks in from Hyde Park Avenue, next to the Amtrak main line.

My favorite structure is the one being reclaimed by nature - the roof has collapsed and there's now a small forest growing in what used to be the shop or warehouse floor:

A still-active taxi yard is guarded by this attack cat, who made sure I got nowhere near the vehicles:

By - 11/19/07 - 1:49 pm

Leave it to these folks, who go all out for every major holiday, to show which holiday is next on the calendar.

Thanksgiving Comes First.
Why so sad, giant inflatable doggy?

By - 9/20/07 - 7:41 pm

NuVo, which started out as Gusto back when Roslindale was a culinary wasteland (you know, like 1999), has closed. Could this be where Roslindale's rumored Ethiopian restaurant goes in? In the meantime, the Birch Street Bistro, Sophia's Grotto and Geoffrey's will continue to hold up the bistro fort.

Down in Hyde Park, the top-hat tuxedo place on River Street is now for rent:

By - 8/4/07 - 10:45 pm

Awww: Hyde Park native Manny Delcarmen recently gave the Boston Public Schools a $10,000 check for use at the Grew Elementary School in Hyde Park - the proceeds of a charity event he organized at Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and Bowling in, no surprise, Hyde Park (and yes, it is all kinds of awesome that Hyde Park has an ice cream place that doubles as a bowling alley).

By - 6/22/07 - 5:41 pm

Boston Police report that Bel Tempo, 107 Summer St., was held up yesterday around 6:15 p.m. by a man carrying a shotgun in a bag.

At 111 Williams Ave. in Hyde Park this morning, a game of catch between a boy and a dog ended when the boy tried to take the ball from the dog's mouth and the dog took offense and bit him in the face. The boy was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment.

By - 6/17/07 - 9:59 pm

James G. Milord, 24, of Hyde Park, taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, pronounced dead.

Central Ave. and Westminster St.

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By - 5/20/07 - 12:23 pm

Neponset Village is so large it would actually make Boston physically bigger.

By - 3/15/07 - 12:46 pm

Boston Police report some beefy guy (45, 5-foot-9, 220 pounds with a "muscular" build) in a white Honda Odyssey is cruising the area trying to pick up women - and then refusing to take "no" for an answer. One woman reports he kept following her from Dana Avenue, where she initially declined his ride, past the McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue.

Police say the mini-van has Mass. plates: 9WM55.

By - 3/4/07 - 10:09 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that C.F. Donovan's, "a great little restaurant and pub" on Savin Hill Avenue, is opening a new location on Hyde Park Avenue. That would explain all the renovation work going on at the old Mario's.

By - 3/3/07 - 1:24 pm

Taken to Boston Medical Center.

336 Talbot Ave.

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By - 2/23/07 - 8:51 pm

A couple of armed thugs burst into a Hyde Park apartment last night in search of Playstation 3s. A young child fled. He was found an hour later; the perps are still at large.

186 Georgetowne Pl.

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