A bird met its demise this evening on the front of a speeding outbound Amtrak train just north of Hyde Park station. The train came to a halt - at first it was unclear if the train had hit a person or a bird, until first responders found a large number of feathers embedded in the train. Service on both Amtrak and MBTA commuter-rail lines was halted for close to an hour.
Jamaica Plain & Roslindale
FORUM WITH THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES!
Monday, June 19 at the Curley School, Centre Street near Hyde Square
Meet the candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Sponsored by the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, the Ward 11 Democratic Committee, and the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Caucus
"Making Comic Sense"
Fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee
Thursday, June 26, 7:00 PM
at Doyle's on Washington Street
Crews were busy along Austin Street in Hyde Park yesterday, throwing up these new, bigger, plastickier utility poles.
With any luck, when they're done, they'll take down the old poles, rather than just leaving them up like they've tended to do over the years.
Somebody piloted this Cessna in repeated circles around Roslindale and Hyde Park this afternoon. AlertNewEngland reports:
Some Google detective work shows it's probably fed law enforcement.
UPDATE: Fire declared knocked down around 5 p.m.
Firefighters are at 7 Pierce St., battling what is now a two-alarm fire in the second floor and attic of a single-family house - which sits right across the street from the Hyde Park fire station.
Some firefighters went to the roof of the station with a hose to put water on the fire.
Darryl Houston shows us some of the hail that fell on Hyde Park around 4:40 p.m.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., a man showed up at Milton Hospital with stab wounds serious enough to have him transported to a Boston trauma center.
Police at first suspected the stabbing happened across Hyde Park Avenue from the Americas' Food Basket strip mall, but were not able to find evidence of a crime scene there. The men who brought the victim to Milton Hospital were not saying much.
The Herald reports a Neponset Valley Parkway lawyer has finally taken down his Marty Walsh for Mayor sign after at least one neighbor began complaining about all the Easter decorations festooning it - a few months after the sign was lit up with Christmas lights.
Another resident agreed the sign's time had past, but said it didn't seem much worse than all the Menino references he sees everywhere and which he says he can still see in his dreams.
Photo copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Officer Dennis Simmonds, 28, collapsed shortly before 1 p.m. at the academy on Williams Avenue in Hyde Park. Fellow officers started CPR and paramedics rushed him to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Simmonds was a 2009 graduate of the academy and a member of the Youth Violence Strike Force.
The Boston Police Department adds :
A Hyde Park man scheduled for trial next week on car-theft charges was arrested Saturday after a man who had had his car stolen noticed the vehicle being driven down a Hyde Park street and started following it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Maurice Pridgett, 33, was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle as a subsequent offense and two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 - police say they found stuff in the stolen car that was taken during two separate car break-ins, the DA's office reports.
A crash around 2:15 p.m. between Thatcher Street/Greenwood Avenue and Westminster Street left one car leaking gas onto the road across from a gas station, which led police to shut the road until it could be cleaned up.
Updated with BPD info.
Boston Police report arresting two of four men who alleged beat and robbed a man on Clare Avenue, just off American Legion Highway and Hyde Park Avenue, around 9:40 p.m.
Police say they were called to the scene by the victim's wife, who looked outside to see her husband under attack by a group of masked teens, one of whom displayed a gun.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with head and hand injuries, but is expected to recover, police say.
Parent Imperfect reports on a School Committee hearing on proposed layoffs and other cuts, held at the Hyde Park Educational Complex.
School Committee Chair, Michael Oâ€™Neill made a valiant effort to lighten things up a bit in his welcoming remarks, but few attendees were in that kind of mood.
The Boston Licensing Board last week looked into its bag of packie licenses, found it had one and awarded it to Shaw's, after determining its managers were of high moral character and had proved a public need for an aisle of beer, wine and spirits at its Star Market on Boylston Street.
Kathy Cahill asks:
Where to find locally made cannolis in JP-Ros-Hyde Park?
Zaz, 1238 River St., learns tomorrow whether the Boston Licensing Board has any spare beer-and-wine licenses and, if so, if it can get one.
The small restaurant, which opened in late 2012, serves an eclectic mix of Asian, Caribbean and Spanish foods.
Its application won support of the mayor's office and of city councilors Steve Murphy, Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley and Tim McCarthy, who had an aide tell the board that Zaz is "a hidden gem in Hyde Park."
Jacob Sconyers was in the Hyde Park Shaw's around 3:15 p.m. when the lights went out. He reports the cash registers were on some sort of backup, so the store could keep ringing up customers.
The power outage apparently wasn't confined to the store. Around 3:30 p.m., when firefighters lined the street outside the store parking lot, axes in hand, traffic in nearby Cleary Square quickly devolved into gridlock.