Hyde Park

By - 10/16/14 - 12:55 pm

State officials announced today the start of hourly service on Saturday and Sunday on the Fairmount Line will start Nov. 29 - and that they've made the current fares - the same as a subway line from Fairmount station north - permanent.

MassDOT also said it will solicit bids in December for 30 Diesel Multiple Units - single-car diesel trains that will let the T run Fairmount service on something closer to a subway schedule.

By - 10/15/14 - 3:39 pm

The BRA board tomorrow takes a brief break from considering luxury residential complexes to hear plans for an industrial park between the Readville commuter-rail station and the Dedham line geared to small and start-up manufacturers.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a couple weeks.

By - 10/9/14 - 3:44 pm
Tim McCarthy and Sonia and Joseph Garufi

Tim McCarthy supports Garufi proposal as they listen.

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.

The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.

All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in an attempt to expand dining options outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 10/2/14 - 5:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from Rincon Caribeno on Fairmount Avenue and a proposed Italian restaurant across the street for all-alcohol licenses.

Rincon Caribeno already has a license to serve beer, wine and liqueurs. Joe Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, is seeking a full liquor license for Antonio's Bacaro, the Italian restaurant he wants to open in the space formerly occupied by the Hyde.

By - 9/29/14 - 5:05 pm
New dentist's office across from the Hyde Park police station

A building across from the Hyde Park police station that has never had any tenants since it was rebuilt in 2011 will finally be occupied - by a dentist's office.

Dr. Guimy Cesar, who currently has an office on Washington Street in Roslindale, got a building permit last week to adapt the empty shell of a building at 1250 Hyde Park Ave. into dental offices.

By - 9/26/14 - 5:27 pm
The Hyde in Hyde Park, soon to become Italian

Hyde and seek.

Joseph Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, has a building permit to turn the shuttered The Hyde on Fairmount Avenue into a new Italian restaurant.

Tyler reports the new restaurant will be called Antonio's Baccaro - and that Garufi will seek a full liquor license. The building permit says Garufi will be extending the kitchen into the dining area, ditching a drop ceiling and adding new finishes to what old-timers still remember as Dotty's.

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.

By - 9/18/14 - 9:52 pm
Fairmount Station apartments rendering in Hyde Park

The BRA today approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building on what is now an unused piece of industrial land next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which covers Hyde Park, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. which has considerable experience building affordable housing, are partnering on the $7-million Residences at Fairmount Station, which will feature 24 "affordable" apartments and three market-rate units.

By - 9/18/14 - 7:47 am

Boston Police report arresting five people and seizing a half pound of heroin in a raid on Tina Avenue home Tuesday morning.

By - 9/12/14 - 10:51 am

Darrell "Diamond" Graham, 52, who's been pimping women since he was at least 18, was sentenced in federal court this week after admitting last year that he had forced a woman across state lines for prostitution.

Graham convinced the woman, 19, who had been living in foster homes and shelters for years, he could provide a better life for her if only she'd sell her body under his tutelage the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Instead, prosecutors - who had sought 15 years - say:

By - 9/9/14 - 7:45 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located at 90 South Street in Jamaica Plain, and is accessible by the #39 bus. On-street parking is available.

By - 9/8/14 - 1:23 pm

WFXT reports Yamiley Mathurin, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery today as jury deliberation continued for the trial of her and two pals for fatally stabbing Richel Nova in 2010. The other two still face charges of first-degree murder.

By - 9/6/14 - 8:47 pm

Firefighters responded at 8:30 p.m. to the new mall off River Street by Wood Avenue for what became a three-alarm fire in the smaller of two remaining buildings from the old Mattapan Paperboard complex.

The Boston Fire Department reports four firefighters suffered heat exhaustion.

Because of the difficulty in getting to the building from River Street, many firefighters had to come in in via an old bridge over the Neponset River from Truman Parkway. The hollowed out structure sits behind the recently opened Dollar Tree store.

By - 9/5/14 - 9:47 am

Alexander Gallett, 22, Michel St. Jean, 24, and Yamiley Mathurin, 21, face trial on charges they stabbed Richel Nova to death in a robbery at the vacant Hyde Park Avenue house to which they ordered a Domino's pizza on Sept. 2, 2010.

Prosecutors charge that after luring the father of three inside and stabbing him to death, the trio raced off in his car - which was discovered the next morning in the parking lot of a River Street church.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.

By - 8/23/14 - 1:30 pm

Hyde Park Avenue just south of River Street was shut around 1:20 p.m. so the bomb squad could investigate a suspicious package near the charter school.

By - 8/20/14 - 1:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting five kids - aged 12 to 15 - on armed-robbery charges for an incident around 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Business Street and Reservation Road.

By - 8/20/14 - 9:47 am

Stanley Staco reports two teens who took a cab from Allston to Garfield Avenue in Hyde Park robbed the cab driver when he asked for payment around 12:50 a.m.

By - 8/1/14 - 9:28 pm

The Globe reports the guy cleaned up in more ways than one - at least until officers who had him under surveillance at the Dana Avenue DPW yard arrested him on River Street.