A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Raymond Concepcion of the shooting murder of Nicholas Martinez as he sat in a car stuck in traffic on Southampton Street in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Concepcion, just 15 at the time of the murder, was the gunman who got out of another car and fired the fatal shots, prosecutors charged. Read more.
State Police say the driver tried to swerve into the median to avoid the woman. The driver stayed at the scene, State Police say, adding that while no charges have been brought, the crash remains under investigation.
Boston firefighters are at 1830 Hyde Park Ave. for what is now a one-alarm fire.
Boston Strolls asks:
Is there a reliable, affordable place to get my old photographs digitized around here (prefer JP/HP/Rozzie)?
WCVB reports on closure for both the woman's family and the Boston Police detectives who had been trying to identify the remains of a woman found murdered and buried in the reservation.
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.