City councilors are working with residents along American Legion Highway to preserve "urban wilds" along the road and ultimately create a more bucolic stretch out of what at-large Councilor Steve Murphy says is now a "blighted" area. Read more.
A developer that specializes in turning dilapidated industrial and commercial parcels into market-rate housing has its eyes on the dilapidated old warehouse at 1725 Hyde Park Ave., just north of the Readville train station. Read more.
A concerned citizen reports being a little confused by what's on the side of this store on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park:
Unable to determine if this is a gang related or simple stupid art.
The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will spray areas around Fowl Meadow with an aerosol insecticide this coming Wednesday night - Thursday if it rains or the truck has issues.
The sumethrin spraying will be done in the area of Neponset Valley Parkway between Meadow Road and Prescott Street. The Boston Public Health Commission advises: Read more.
UPDATE: Road reopened at 11:30 p.m.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m. just south of the Americas Food Basket mall. Van flipped on its side; at least three injuries. The road is shut south of Metropolitan Avenue.
Hyde Park residents who looked up shortly before 11 p.m. got a look at a blimp puttering overhead.
Franklin and Needham Line service was shut for about 20 minutes as Boston Police pursued a burglary suspect who kept running across the train tracks south of Canterbury Street around 3 p.m. Officers swarmed both sides of the tracks for the suspect, who eventually tried to make good his escape through wooded yards on the Roslindale side - only to be caught by Transit Police officers who had arrived to help out.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) thinks local schools need to educate students on what to do if they find syringes, needles and similar implements in public spaces.
Boston firefighters are at 10 Solaris Rd., behind Tutto Italiano on River St., for a fire reported around 12:50 p.m.
WCVB reports on the incident at Iacono Playground.
With so many rail lines converging and all these old-fashioned trestles, Readville's the best place in Boston to see all manner of commuter-rail and Amtrak trains. And with what could be the last rail yard in the city limits (Ed. note: Somebody correct me if I'm wrong), it's also the best place to see freight trains. This afternoon, these two locomotives pushed a series of freight cars into the Readville yard, just past Readville station on the Fairmount Line.
Somebody's attached a whole bunch of CDs to a fence at one of the entrances to the Fairmount station on the Fairmount line (on Fairmount Avenue, of course).
The "Greetings from Hyde Park" mural is almost finished on the side of the newly renovated Vertullo Building.
At Truman Parkway and Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park.
Save Our Streets and the Hyde Park Arts Association held their annual arts festival at the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway today. In the afternoon, local artists duked it out during a Battle of the Arts - they had three hours to paint a prize-winning work.
As they painted, residents took turns dancing, singing and playing instruments on the shell itself: Read more.
Carlos Silva, an alleged driver for a pair of murderers who gunned down two men in a car in the South End in 2003, was arrested yesterday afternoon after a traffic stop in Cleary Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Boston Police report on an incident in Hyde Park today:
An officer assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) while on his regular tour of duty was approached by a gentleman who had a problem: He was on his way to church for services but didn't know how to properly tie his necktie. He approached the officer and asked for assistance - the officer didn't hesitate to help him out.