The long closed restaurant at 81 Fairmount Ave. could soon re-open as the Fairmount Grill.
Christopher Rassias went before the Boston Licensing Board this morning for permission to open an American bistro with "upscale dining at affordable prices" at the site of the former Townsends. With board approval, Rassias would buy a full liquor license being given up by Clarke's, a shuttered South Station pub... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a group of teens that may be responsible for 10 housebreaks over the past couple of months in the area along River Street between Metropolitan and Wood avenues.
The breaks typically occur during daytime and the thieves are not averse to kicking in rear doors or breaking windows to gain entry and steal jewelery, cash and small electronics. In e-mail... Read more
City statistics for the week ending Jan. 5 show Roxbury and... Read more
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Boston Police report a man fatally shot in the head Saturday morning outside the Mandela Home housing project on Windsor Street was Orlando Guerrero, 42.
The driver, an off-duty Boston Police officer, was semi-conscious and had "serious injuries to his head, face, neck, shoulder, and chest area," but is expected to survive, police say.
BPD Internal Affairs is now investigating the crash;... Read more
Boston Police report arresting five budding ne'er-do-wells at 900 Hyde Park Ave. near Metropolitan yesterday after a resident spotted them in his backyard around 4 p.m., trying to make off with three mountain bikes he had stored there.
Responding officers found the resident holding one of the five - a lad of just 13 - whom he'd caught when he ran after them. Police... Read more
Mike Ball reports on his neighbor on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park, who once again rented an aerial lift to put up his Christmas decorations yesterday:
He doesn't have that many trees on his smallish lot, but he strews multi-color lights down every single limb.
Then closer to the ground, he does every bush, shrub and apparently anything that doesn't move out of the... Read more
In response to a citizen complaint about sheer chaos on the road, the city reports it's looking at installing traffic signals at Milton Street and Hyde Park Avenue just north of Readville station - an intersection that has it all: Hills, curves and, of course, Massholes.
For years, we've wondered about the green towers on the hill behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale (they're visible from most of the other hills in the area, including ours). The kidlet and I decided they were Towers of Doom - they were... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to cancel the liquor license for Townsends on Fairmount Avenue, which has been shut since January.
The board, often slow to revoke a license, took the action after the restaurant's owner, Michael Tallon, failed to show up at hearings in September and this week.
The Boston Licensing Board gives Michael Tallon another chance tomorrow to convince it not to revoke the license for his Townsends restaurant on Fairmount Avenue, several months after his landlord locked the place up for non-payment of rent.
Tallon didn't show at a similar hearing in September, but the board voted to give him a second chance to explain himself. It's against the law to... Read more
A police officer from Hyde Park will face charges in Suffolk Superior Court for a May 24 crash at Austin and West streets that broke a Hyde Park woman's leg and fractured one of her vertebrae, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Richard Jeanetti, 36, was indicted today by a Suffolk County grand jury for the crash, which prosecutors say was caused when an... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury teen on Dana Avenue last night following a foot chase from the scene of a possible armed home invasion around the corner on Washington Street.
Police say Feneli Morales, 18, of Roxbury, faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a gun within 500 feet of a house. Police say officers investigating a possible armed home... Read more
Shortly before 10 p.m., by a commuter-rail train on the Northeast Corridor tracks, just south of Canterbury Street.
MBTA Transit Police report the victim, a white male who appeared to be in his 20s, was hit by an inbound Franklin Line train.
Brian D'Amico reports the victim was stabbed around 8:45 p.m. at Gordon and Summer streets. Three men, all clad in black, ran down Gordon toward Child.