Hyde Park

By - 11/18/12 - 6:35 pm

Towers of doom

For years, we've wondered about the green towers on the hill behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale (they're visible from most of the other hills in the area, including ours). The kidlet and I decided they were Towers of Doom - they were... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 12:33 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to cancel the liquor license for Townsends on Fairmount Avenue, which has been shut since January.

The board, often slow to revoke a license, took the action after the restaurant's owner, Michael Tallon, failed to show up at hearings in September and this week.

The move could let the restaurant's landlord find another restaurant for the vacant space,... Read more

By - 11/12/12 - 1:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board gives Michael Tallon another chance tomorrow to convince it not to revoke the license for his Townsends restaurant on Fairmount Avenue, several months after his landlord locked the place up for non-payment of rent.

Tallon didn't show at a similar hearing in September, but the board voted to give him a second chance to explain himself. It's against the law to... Read more

By - 10/30/12 - 8:11 am

26 Turner St., Brighton. Photo by BFD.26 Turner St., Brighton. Photo by BFD.

A year after Irene sent thousands of trees plunging to the ground, Sandy uprooted thousands more.

Michael Ratty photographed a tree down in Copley Square:

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By - 10/26/12 - 2:04 pm

A police officer from Hyde Park will face charges in Suffolk Superior Court for a May 24 crash at Austin and West streets that broke a Hyde Park woman's leg and fractured one of her vertebrae, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Richard Jeanetti, 36, was indicted today by a Suffolk County grand jury for the crash, which prosecutors say was caused when an... Read more

By - 10/25/12 - 10:41 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the demise of the South Boston Tribune, the Hyde Park Tribune and the Argus-Citizen. The Jamaica Plain Gazette notes the end of the Jamaica Plain Citizen, part of the same group.

By - 10/23/12 - 2:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury teen on Dana Avenue last night following a foot chase from the scene of a possible armed home invasion around the corner on Washington Street.

Police say Feneli Morales, 18, of Roxbury, faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a gun within 500 feet of a house. Police say officers investigating a possible armed home... Read more

By - 10/17/12 - 10:51 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m., by a commuter-rail train on the Northeast Corridor tracks, just south of Canterbury Street.

MBTA Transit Police report the victim, a white male who appeared to be in his 20s, was hit by an inbound Franklin Line train.

In August, 2011, a man was killed by an Amtrak train at Hyde Park station; a little more than a month... Read more

By - 9/25/12 - 9:10 pm

Brian D'Amico reports the victim was stabbed around 8:45 p.m. at Gordon and Summer streets. Three men, all clad in black, ran down Gordon toward Child.

By - 9/14/12 - 10:58 pm

The Herald reports on an incident yesterday in Hyde Park that ended with three arrests. The detective was treated at the scene.

By - 9/14/12 - 11:17 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred any action on revoking the liquor licenses for Townsends on Fairmount Avenue and Drifter's Restaurant and Lounge on Hyde Park Avenue, both of which have been shut for several months now.

The owners of both licenses failed to show at cancellation hearings on Tuesday. The board yesterday scheduled new hearings - Nov. 13 for Townsends and Dec. 11 for... Read more

By - 9/12/12 - 12:22 am

UPDATE: Board defers any action until at least mid-November.

John Button, who owns the Fairmount Avenue building where Townsends once dished up upscale fare, told the Boston Licensing Board he's found somebody willing to open a new restaurant there - but only if he can clear up the legal uncertainty over the restaurant's liquor license.

Button and his lawyer, Dennis Quilty, appeared at a... Read more

By - 9/6/12 - 9:30 pm

Bob Houser's frustration has only grown since this meeting in 2010.

WBZ reports squabbling among a contractor, NStar and state officials means the homeowners are still paying their mortgage on what is now a vacant lot where their house used to stand until an explosion caused when a BWSC contractor's backhoe punctured a... Read more

By - 9/5/12 - 8:58 pm

Building-bruising Bud. Photo by Michael Ball.In Hyde Park, trucks get jammed between buildings, not under bridges. Photo by Michael Ball.

Shiva apparently keeps residence on Storrow Drive and not as far South as Hyde Park's River Street. A Bud truck didn't make it into the alley... Read more

By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/30/12 - 1:04 am

Press Pass TV is a non-profit organization that focuses on telling the stories of the community. For years, Press Pass TV has been covering the ongoing fight for more youth jobs funding. Here, we take a look at how young people across Massachusetts are using their shared battle to unite around a larger youth movement for justice.Click this link to find out more about ... Read more

By - 8/11/12 - 9:32 pm

Too early

To get to the meat cases at the Hyde Park Shaw's today, we had to get around all these displays of Halloween candy. As we left early this evening, the thermometer in our car read 84.... Read more

By - 8/11/12 - 8:01 pm

Drifters, which took over an old dive bar on Hyde Park Avenue last year, has shut down. Following the closing of African Cuisine - which also served Jamaican food - and Konteki Kitchen, the shutdown means a drive over to Mattapan for anybody who wants some Jamaican food.... Read more

By - 7/20/12 - 2:03 pm

Richard Jeanetti, an off-duty Boston officer, was released on personal recognizance today at his arraignment for drunk driving and other charges related to a May crash in Hyde Park that sent a woman to the hospital with a broken leg and a broken vertebra, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors say a "black box" recovered from Jeanetti's car showed he was doing 68... Read more

By - 7/15/12 - 9:00 pm

Not a good night for the AC to go off.