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.
Boston Police report detectives with a warrant and a SWAT team arrested Malachi Scott, 19, at 58 Gordon Ave. around 4:45 a.m. on charges he opened fire on a crowd outside the Whittier Street project on Oct. 28, hitting one man. Read more.
The Globe reports police are investigating why the two failed to try to corroborate Stephanie McMahon's assertion she had a restraining order against her boyfriend on Nov. 16 of last year. They took him to a detox center instead of to a lockup; now he's charged with returning the next day and beating her to death.
If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.
Ari Ofsevit makes the case that adding electric wires and buying electric-powered cars would make a lot more sense on the only in-city commuter-rail line than the individual diesel cars the T proposed buying until the governor put the kibosh on them: Electrification would be cheaper in the long run and the trains would get to and from downtown faster.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 13 Elm St. this afternoon did an estimated $75,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a neck injury.
The cause of the second-floor fire, reported around 2:15 p.m., remains under investigation.