Hyde Park

By - 11/12/14 - 3:09 pm

NStar is confirming it is buying land behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway and the Oak Lawn Cemetery on Cummins Highway that until recently was best known for the green towers meant to support netting for the driving range that was supposed to be built there.

However, the company is denying rumors it plans to put a solar farm up on the recently cleared Barry's Ledge land, which has largely laid fallow in the decades since it stopped serving as a quarry for the old Boston Elevated Railway (BERy)- a predecessor of the MBTA. "At this time, we have no immediate plans for use," a spokesperson said today.

By - 11/12/14 - 8:00 am

Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.

Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:

Fogged in Jamaica Pond
By - 11/10/14 - 11:46 am
Proposed condos at 1580 River St. in Hyde Park

Architect's rendering.

The BRA holds a meeting Wednesday on a $6-million proposal to turn the old Superior Carpet Cleaning building at 1580 River St. into a three-story, 32-unit condo building.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St.

By - 11/7/14 - 10:50 am

A Dorchester man who was in a Hyde Park apartment Tuesday night faces a variety of gun charges related to the death of a man police say broke into the apartment.

Troy Adams, 53, had bail set at $10,000 at his arraignment today on charges of charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers and possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.

By - 11/6/14 - 10:12 am

Boston Police report one of the two men found shot at 226 Margaretta Dr. in the Georgetowne development Tuesday night died after being transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital. The other man remains hospitalized.

"At this point the incident appears to be domestic in nature and not a random act," police say.

This is the small street's second murder this year.

By - 11/4/14 - 11:14 pm

UPDATE: The more seriously injured victim died.

Shortly after 11 p.m. in an apartment at 226 Margaretta Dr., in a fight involving a woman, her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend. The victim, one of the two men, was shot in the stomach by the other man. Because of the seriousness of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. The other man was also injured; unclear how or how seriously.

It's Boston's fourth shooting of the night.

By - 11/4/14 - 5:11 pm
McDonald's says farewell to Tom Menino

The McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park this evening.

By - 11/3/14 - 9:09 am

A faltering Franklin Line train finally started pushing up daisies just before Readville, where people who are very aware they just renewed their passes for November are currently waiting for another train to push them into South Station. People on that train aren't too happy, either.

By - 10/28/14 - 7:41 am

Boston Curbed reports. Don't worry: You still have time to put in a bid for that $37.5-million uber penthouse.

By - 10/27/14 - 10:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Consalvo will become deputy director for home-ownership programs at the Department of Neighborhood Development.

Consalvo joins Felix Arroyo and John Barros as former mayoral candidates now working for winner Marty Walsh.

By - 10/16/14 - 12:55 pm

State officials announced today the start of hourly service on Saturday and Sunday on the Fairmount Line will start Nov. 29 - and that they've made the current fares - the same as a subway line from Fairmount station north - permanent.

MassDOT also said it will solicit bids in December for 30 Diesel Multiple Units - single-car diesel trains that will let the T run Fairmount service on something closer to a subway schedule.

By - 10/15/14 - 3:39 pm

The BRA board tomorrow takes a brief break from considering luxury residential complexes to hear plans for an industrial park between the Readville commuter-rail station and the Dedham line geared to small and start-up manufacturers.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a couple weeks.

By - 10/9/14 - 3:44 pm
Tim McCarthy and Sonia and Joseph Garufi

Tim McCarthy supports Garufi proposal as they listen.

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.

The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.

All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in an attempt to expand dining options outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 10/2/14 - 5:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from Rincon Caribeno on Fairmount Avenue and a proposed Italian restaurant across the street for all-alcohol licenses.

Rincon Caribeno already has a license to serve beer, wine and liqueurs. Joe Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, is seeking a full liquor license for Antonio's Bacaro, the Italian restaurant he wants to open in the space formerly occupied by the Hyde.

By - 9/29/14 - 5:05 pm
New dentist's office across from the Hyde Park police station

A building across from the Hyde Park police station that has never had any tenants since it was rebuilt in 2011 will finally be occupied - by a dentist's office.

Dr. Guimy Cesar, who currently has an office on Washington Street in Roslindale, got a building permit last week to adapt the empty shell of a building at 1250 Hyde Park Ave. into dental offices.

By - 9/26/14 - 5:27 pm
The Hyde in Hyde Park, soon to become Italian

Hyde and seek.

Joseph Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, has a building permit to turn the shuttered The Hyde on Fairmount Avenue into a new Italian restaurant.

Tyler reports the new restaurant will be called Antonio's Baccaro - and that Garufi will seek a full liquor license. The building permit says Garufi will be extending the kitchen into the dining area, ditching a drop ceiling and adding new finishes to what old-timers still remember as Dotty's.

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.

By - 9/18/14 - 9:52 pm
Fairmount Station apartments rendering in Hyde Park

The BRA today approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building on what is now an unused piece of industrial land next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which covers Hyde Park, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. which has considerable experience building affordable housing, are partnering on the $7-million Residences at Fairmount Station, which will feature 24 "affordable" apartments and three market-rate units.

By - 9/18/14 - 7:47 am

Boston Police report arresting five people and seizing a half pound of heroin in a raid on Tina Avenue home Tuesday morning.

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