DCR has canceled tonight's planned meeting on putting a dog park in Stony Brook Reservation. It says it will announce a new date.
DCR holds a hearing Thursday, Feb. 11, on proposed designs for turning the shuttered Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park into a dog park.
The session begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Municipal Building, 1179 River St.
Boston Police alert us:
The Boston Police Academy will be conducting simulated drills with recruit officers throughout the day during which blank ammunition will be fired. These drills will take place in the area of 85 Williams Avenue in Hyde Park.
Bulletin Newspapers of Hyde Park, which publishes newspapers from Norwood into Boston, is ending its longstanding policy of only making PDFs of its issues available to subscribers. Starting today, the chain is posting stories on its Web site.
People who did subscribe for the PDFs will get pro-rated refunds.
City Councillor Tim McCarthy says people knocking on doors claiming to be from Eversource aren't and that residents should report them to 911.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that prosecutors can use photos found on the phone of Hyde Park man against him when he comes to trial on gun charges related to a 2011 gun battle outside his apartment.
That the decision came in a 4-3 vote, however, highlights the court's struggles to adapt search-and-seizure laws and decisions that date to the age of quill pens to the current digital world. Read more.
City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) want the T to publicly explain why people who use the Fairmount Line or who board the train at Forest Hills pay so much less than people who take commuter rail in from Roslindale and other parts of Hyde Park in particular. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Briar Rose on Hyde Park Avenue has wilted.
It's the latest restaurant to close (or to never even open) at that spot. It was also Kevin Twohig's second go at a restaurant on Hyde Park Avenue, after Maggie Mae's up at Canterbury Street in Roslindale (where Delicias Dominicanas is now).
The Boston Licensing Board will meet next week to decide if Who's on First on Yawkey Way could have done anything to stop an attack that left a commuter-rail conductor dead and three other men with injuries as Thanksgiving began.
If the board determines the bar was negligent or somehow at least partially responsible for the shootings, it could take steps ranging from a simple warning to suspending or even revoking its liquor license. Read more.
They don't have the gaudiest or brightest display, but everybody who spends time on Hyde Park Avenue knows that house near West Street because it's not just decorated for Christmas, but for pretty much every major holiday, including July Fourth and Thanksgiving, and has been for years.
Thanksgiving comes first on West Street in Hyde Park (or maybe it's Poplar Street in Roslindale).
Sure, Brigham's no longer exists as a company, and the Big Dig's been over for awhile now, but you can still get Brigham's Big Dig ice cream at the Stop & Shop on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.
Colleen Cressman notes:
It's the only quart-sized ice cream that'll take you over 15 years to finish.
A four-alarm fire that broke out around 5:30 p.m. at 9 Greenwood Ave. sent five residents - two of them children - and two firefighters to the hospital.
On arrival, firefighters rescued two adults and two children down a ladder.
By 5:45, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Read more.
A Jamaica Plain man who prefers breaking into Hyde Park businesses and homes faces 20 years in prison after his arrest earlier this month following a string of break-ins between August and October, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Police are looking for a man who tried to hold up the Fairmont Food Mart on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue around 6:40 p.m.
He's described as black, 23 to 25, very skinny, 5'10" and wearing a black jacket and wielding a kitchen knife.
US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.