Hyde Park

By - 4/20/12 - 8:53 am

The man who wound up fatally wounded outside a Hyde Park supermarket had connections to Jamaica Plain's violent Heath Street gang, according to sources.

It's the second time in seven months violence linked to gangs in other neighborhoods has hit Hyde Park. Last September, an alleged associate of Roxbury's H Block gang was unloading groceries outside his girlfriend's Readville apartment when he... Read more

By - 4/19/12 - 6:22 pm

Big fire, viewed from the Neponset. Photo by Drew.Big fire, viewed from the Neponset. Photo by Drew.

Firefighters in Boston and several nearby communities are battling brush fires that all seemed to erupt around the same time this evening, in Dedham, Milton, Norwood... Read more

By - 4/19/12 - 5:54 pm

Bianca Vazquez Toness at WBUR reports Boston Police told her the media is only asking about the Allston murder, not the one in Hyde Park.

Note: The Globe did have a short piece on the Hyde Park murder.... Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 9:57 pm

Update, 12:50 p.m.: Boston Police report the victim, 20, died at Boston Medical Center.

Brian D'Amico reports a man was shot shortly before 9 p.m. outside the Price Rite, 871 River St., and was taken to Boston Medical Center in bad shape. Police are looking for a white Subaru spotted driving down River Street into Hyde Park.... Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 1:48 pm

Takes a look at the new bridge installed over the weekend across the Fairmount Line, instead of piecemeal over the eons, like, oh, that bridge on American Legion Highway over Morton Street.

By - 3/30/12 - 6:43 pm

No baloney!

For some reason, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been flitting about the Boston area the past couple of days. Today, as Sheeps Eating Me shows, it appeared in Hyde Park. Truman Parkway, to be exact.

Why there? No doubt to help open the newly rebuilt Stop & Shop there.

We took a spin around the place (after the wienermobile had left, though).... Read more

By - 3/19/12 - 9:46 am

UPDATE: Franklin High School officials say the actual pugilists on the train were Franklin High alumni, not students, the Milford Daily News reports.

The 7:20 Franklin train last night pulled into Forge Park 63 minutes late because MBTA Transit Police had to board it twice to quell rambunctious Franklin High students returning from a hockey match at the Garden (which the Franklin Panthers ... Read more

By - 3/18/12 - 7:46 pm

They're peeping away at the George Wright Golf Course and Stony Brook Reservation tonight.

By - 3/4/12 - 5:42 pm

Marker 123: Before and after

While perusing the city's photos of boundary checking in 1896, I noticed several were of markers with "HP" on one side, from back when Hyde Park was still an independent town. Hmm, could they have a photo of the one a couple... Read more

By - 2/15/12 - 11:32 am

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

By - 2/5/12 - 1:28 pm

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

By - 1/25/12 - 4:13 pm

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
By - 1/22/12 - 10:55 pm

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

By - 1/22/12 - 9:06 pm

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

By - 1/8/12 - 6:10 pm

Snowy Great Blue Hill

OK, granted, it's man made, but if you want to remember what the stuff looks like, you can get a good view of the Great Blue Hill ski slope from Meadow Road in Readville.

What a difference a year makes.... Read more

By - 12/30/11 - 11:55 am

Dorcena signs

Mike Ball discovered this cache of signs for Will Dorcena's at-large council bid yesterday - on the porch of Dorcena's Hyde Park home. Destined for the recycling truck or re-use?

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 12/29/11 - 10:59 am

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.

However, Darryl Tavares won't be going anywhere soon - he's currently serving a 25-year federal prison term for pimping... Read more

By - 12/22/11 - 5:25 pm

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

By - 12/20/11 - 6:45 am

On the train of the damned in Readville

Bill managed to get on one of the trains actually moving between New York and Boston last night. Then a tree fell against the overhead wires in Readville around 11 p.m., caught fire and... Read more