Around 9:20 p.m. at 10 Damon Place (Westinghouse Plaza).
City officials joined with residents, new store owners and Historic Boston on Fairmount Avenue today to re-dedicate the Vertullo Building.
The building, which dates to 1868 - the year Hyde Park became a town - has space for five stores on the first floor and four apartments above. Historic Boston bought the building in 2011 and spent $1.3 million renovating it. Read more.
A concerned citizen squints:
The Hyde Park branch of the BPL has over 25 light bulbs out in the main reading/study room. Upon inquiring about this, I was referred to the custodian who told me work orders have been in for a very long time and there are over 105 lights output in the whole library. Granted that a special lift is necessary, but lighting is crucial in a reading/study/research area. Please help get us some lighting!
The Hyde Park Shaw's still had a decent supply of kosher-for-Passover matzo and those sugar fruit-slice things tonight. No macaroons, alas.
Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation on the West Roxbury end battling a three-alarm brush fire. Jan watched the rising smoke from the Hancock building in the Back Bay.
Stony Brook is one of three areas in Boston particularly prone to brush fires - the other two being the marshes along the Neponset River in Dorchester and the Back Bay Fens along the Muddy River.
A City Council hearing today on resident complaints about low-flying jets from Roxbury to Hyde Park and Milton was sort of moot, because the Massport officials who did attend stressed they have nothing to do with deciding which planes fly where or how.
At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy, who lives on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park had a simple answer: "From this point forward think of us as plaintiffs," he told the Massport officials.
A man coming out of the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue around 9:10 tonight found himself surrounded in the parking lot by four teens who demanded a bag he had. One shot him in the head with a BB gun, then they all ran away.
They're described as black, between 13 and 17, all dressed in black.
Although the new building will be on the Dedham side of the property, its only street access is through Meadow Road in Readville. The Conservation Commission is involved because the company wants to build a new driveway on the property, which sits next to wetlands along the Neponset River.
The Boston Preparatory Charter Public School has filed plans with the BRA to move from rented space at Most Precious Blood in Cleary Square to a new building at 875 River St., across from the PriceRite supermarket.
The school says the 2.2-acre parcel, now home to a parking lot and some trees, would let it build a state-of-the-art 48,000-square-foot school for its 400 students in grade 6-12. The proposal calls for 56 parking spaces for staff.
A developer wants to tear down the single-family home he owns at 1081 River St. and replace it with a 20-unit condo building.
The BRA holds a meeting for residents to discuss Kevin Norton's proposal for 14 one-bedroom condos and 6 two-bedroom units, all between 600 and 900 square feet, at 6:30 p.m. on April 15 at the Hyde Park Municipal Building.
The $2.9-million project would have 20 parking spaces in a first-floor garage.
The neighborhood currently contains many multi-family dwelling buildings and the project proposed will not create a detriment to the current neighborhood context and density.
The Zoning Board of Appeals this morning unanimously approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.
The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. plan to spend $7 million to build 24 units for people making up to 60% of the area's median income and 3 apartments for people making between 60% and 80% of that amount. It will be built on a derelict piece of former industrial land.
Police found the victim around 10:05 p.m. at Hyde Park Avenue at Greenwood, although it remains unclear if that's where he was shot. He was taken to a local hospital with an injury not considered life threatening.
Updated with BPD info.
Boston Police report arresting a Medford man on charges he and a pal held up a Chinese food-delivery guy at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. outside 700 Beechmont St. - where the road ends and turns into a footpath to the other side of Grew Hill.
A city health inspector shut Little Haiti International Cuisine, 1184 Hyde Park Ave., yesterday for a series of health violations.
The "rodent droppings on serviceware stored as clean," were only ranked as "non-critical," which, by themselves, are not enough to get a place shut down. But the inspector also found:
Live adult and nymph roaches observed on multiple surfaces throughout kitchen shelves by hand wash , floor, behind equipment, on serviceware plates.
That was a "critical" infraction.
The Boston Fire Department reports a building in the Boston-Dedham Commerce Park on Sprague Street collapsed this morning, blowing out the building's walls, taking down power lines and forcing the evacuation of other buildings when workers and emergency crews began smelling natural gas.
One building in the complex, 63 Sprague St., was ordered evacuated when firefighters got a look at the snow on its roof.
The department reports no injuries.
The saga of Hyde Park pedestrians trying to avoid death under the wheels of a truck or something continues. As you may recall, both sidewalks on the Fairmount Avenue bridge over the train tracks and the river went unplowed after the first storm. Then two hero civilians shoveled out one side. Then we got more snow and a snow-plow operator made quite sure (and no doubt unintentionally) that nobody was going to shovel it out again.
Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.
BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year's budget, these schools are too small to keep operating.