Officials today released some details of what they said was one of Amy Lord's final hours before her murder yesterday in Hyde Park.... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office updates us on the man whose body was found by the Neponset River in Hyde Park and the woman whose body was found on Carson Beach last week:
Autopsies showed no signs of violence to either body. Tox screens pending for both but foul play not suspected in either case.... Read more
UPDATE: Police say Amy Lord was murdered in the forest.
Boston Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found around 4 p.m. in Stony Brook Reservation off Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park.
The female appeared to be the victim of an assault.
The Suffolk County... Read more
The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will have trucks going around parts of Hyde Park between dusk and 11:30 p.m. spraying for mosquitoes, the Boston Public Health Commission says.
The specific areas: Streets surrounding Wolcott Square and Meadow Road in Readville, streets beetween Truman Parkway and the Milton line, and the area near the golf course: Gordon Avenue, Austin Street and DeForest Street. If it... Read more
Mike Ball, who lives on Fairmount Hill why he's loving the newly expanded service on the Fairmount Line into South Station. Now if only they could add Saturday and Sunday service, he sighs.
As of 10 p.m., parts of Roslindale, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were without power.
Parts of the western side of South Boston went dark when a manhole on West 1 St. between B and C went kablooie. NStar was unable to provide an estimate for when workers could get down there for a look.
Firefighters responded to 320 W. 2 St., where... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a skinny kid who pulled a gun out of a backpack and robbed Asian Thai Eatery, 1068 River St., around 7:45 p.m.
The suspect is described as black, very thin, 17 or 18, about 5'9" and wearing a black baseball cap, a black shirt and light blue jeans. After grabbing cash, he ran down River towards Arlington Street. Both... Read more
State Police are trying to figure out whose badly decomposed body was found yesterday near the Fairmount Line and the Neponset River by Dana Avenue in Hyde Park, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
Given the condition of the remains, identification is expected to take some time, as is the Medical Examiner's determination as to cause and manner of death. The location of... Read more
Around 6:30 p.m. near the Fairmount Line at Dana Avenue, AlertNewEngland reports.
On River Street outbound from Cleary Square, just before Turtle Pond Parkway, there's this Goose Crossing sign. This afternoon, what seemed like endless squadrons of geese took full advantage of the sign, crossing from the Neponset River to their ancestral grazing grounds on the large field across the street.
A group approached the road, waited until it was clear in both directions and then waddled... Read more
A West Roxbury District Court judge set bail at $50,000 today for a 16-year-old who allegedly got into a fight with school police at the former Hyde Park High School on Friday when he refused to give up the gun they say he was trying to sneak past them, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, whose brother attends New Mission High... Read more
In addition to the 12 extra trains a day set to start July 1, riders at the end of the line will see one-way fares drop from $6 to $2, WBUR reports. July 1 will also see the opening of new stations at Four Corners/Geneva Avenue and Newmarket on the only commuter-rail line that never leaves Boston.
In recent years, the T has... Read more
The MBTA has released a new schedule for the Fairmount Line, effective July 1st. The schedule reveals the opening of Newmarket Station and Four Corners Station. In addition, the schedule features 12 additional trains, bringing the total to 22 inbounds and 21 outbounds each weekday.
New Mission High School and the Boston Community Leadership Academy, both housed in the former Hyde Park High School, went into safe mode this morning when the brother of a student tried sneaking a gun into school and got into a struggle with school police, according to BPS and BPD.
In safe mode, nobody is allowed into or out of the building, but it is... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Shawn Antony Watt, 17, on charges of illegal possession of a loaded gun Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a lieutenant walking the area of River Street and Wood Avenue around 12:30 p.m. - as part of a stepped up presence following a shooting on Saturday - saw four men arguing.
One pair of suspects suddenly turned and ran toward Wood... Read more
The Globe reports on the discovery by Boston firefighters and police yesterday evening at 1661 Hyde Park Ave., in a desolate industrial area right next to the Northeast Corridor train tracks and just a few blocks from Mayor Menino's house.
The second floor erupted in flames, with the third floor following not long after. The fire reached two alarms before being knocked down around 7:25.
The department estimates damage at $150,000.... Read more
Around 6 p.m. on June 7, a 23-year-old Hyde Park man was sitting in Los Magicos Barber Shop, 79 Fairmount Ave., when he was shot. According to a police report:
A black male, approximately [in his] 20s reached his arm inside the barber-shop door and fired a shot.
The victim was shot in the leg. Three days later, a detective recovered a spent .22-caliber copper-coated... Read more