UPDATE: The licensing board rejected the request for a liquor license.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a license to a liquor store on Fairmount Avenue across from the fire station.
At a hearing today, Joel Nunez said his Fairmount Wine and Spirits at 59 Fairmount Ave. would meet a public need for a liquor store that nearby residents could walk to,... Read more
State Police report a crash at Hyde Park Avenue and Milton Street around 2:40 a.m. killed the driver of one car and sent four occupants of the other car to the hospital.
State Police said the dead driver was a 24-year-old Hyde Park man. No charges have yet been filed and the crash remains under investigation.... Read more
City Councilor Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), today proposed slapping advertising on city Web sites, including library and school sites - and even the site run by the city's public-housing authority.
Consalvo says cityofboston.gov got 6.8 million visits last year, the BPS site some 4.7 million.
With this kind of traffic, the city and the BPS could potentially raise hundreds of thousands of dollars... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Townsend's on Fairmount Avenue has ceased to be.
Meanwhile, Rincon Caribeno down the block goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to serve liquor with meals. Also scheduled for Wednesday: A hearing on a proposed liquor store at 59 Fairmount, to be called Fairmount Wine and Spirits. The store would be sort of kitty-corner from the failed... Read more
Diana's Market, 1070 Hyde Park Ave., was held up around 9 p.m. by two men with a silver gun, who then ran down Arlington Street toward Central.
The suspects are described as Hispanic. One was about 6'1" and 200 lbs. and wearing a gray leather jacket. The other was about 5'6" and clad in dark clothes. They made off with cigarettes, lottery tickets and... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a Hyde Park man's gun-related convictions because police did not record his claim that his roommate actually owned the gun they found in his apartment - even though he told police he didn't care if they recorded his statements.
District E-18 reports that over the past couple of weeks, several homes owned by elderly people in Dedham and Readville along River Street have been broken in at night - while the residents were at home.
Boston Police say both they and Dedham Police have stepped up patrols on either side of the town line in the normally quiet area - where Mayor Menino... Read more
The teen, at 16 too young to have his name released, had been corresponding with the deaf ]woman for about three months when she agreed to meet him in Hyde Park, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen brought along a pal and both, armed with handguns, robbed the woman, 24, of her iPad when they met on the afternoon of Nov. 19... Read more
36 million, to be exact. Seems the city won a large grant from the state to renovate the school - scheduled to be paid out through 2019 - and the state doesn't like having its money wasted for repairs to buildings that get shut down. Take a look at this letter from the Massachusetts School Building Authority to Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson back... Read more
Boston Police are investigating shots fired by the Truman Parkway Stop & Shop around 7 p.m. Nobody was injured.
Jerome Brady, arrested this week on charges he put several bullets into an alleged member of Roxbury's H Block gang on a quiet Readville street, served 18 months in prison for illegal possession of the guns authorities say were used to gun down H Block leader Jahmol Norfleet in 2006, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office confirms.
Brady was convicted on the illegal gun... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Jerome Brody, 24, in connection with a September shooting that left a man near death on a normally quiet Readville street.
Brody was arrested with the help of U.S. marshals and will be returned to Boston to face charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and batter by means of a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm... Read more
Steve Poftak looks at the numbers from Tuesday's election, notices that John Connolly's tally in Hyde Park and the neighboring part of Roslindale dropped more than 1,000 votes from 2009:
What's the explanation here? Well, my best guess would be a certain 60-something Readville resident and civic leader might have been less than fully supportive.
Chris Lovett also looks at Hyde Park's numbers -... Read more
BPS sent out notices today for a hearing this Saturday on its plan to move two high schools into the recently shuttered Hyde Park Education Complex.
The hearing on the proposal to move New Mission High School from Mission Hill and Boston Community Leadership Academy from Brighton starts at 10 a.m. at 610 Metropolitan Ave.... Read more
Earl Fulgiam, who was a lengthy record for drugs and violence was ordered held without bail today on charges he and a pal brutally murdered a Hyde Park couple in their apartment this past July.
Responding to a 911 call for repeated shots fired early on July 26, Boston Police found the bodies of Billie Kee and boyfriend Kevin Thomas in their first-floor apartment at... Read more