Hyde Park

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.

By - 7/8/12 - 10:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on charges they drove around the city robbing and shooting people early this morning. Police found victims in Dorchester, the Fenway, Hyde Park and Roslindale before, they say, they found the suspects in Roxbury - one asleep in their car.

Carlos Rivera, 24, and Eric Cruz, 23, were both charged with two counts of assault and battery with... Read more

By - 7/3/12 - 5:50 pm

All that zazAll that zaz (unless it's all that zgz; hard to tell).

The other day, I felt like some curry for lunch, so I headed down to Cleary Square in Hyde Park for some chicken from Konteki Kitchen. Gasp! In its place, all I found was some butcher paper and... Read more

By - 7/2/12 - 9:31 pm

Police are looking for a gray mini-van for a drive-by attempt at 50 Lexington Ave. tonight. The vehicle, one of whose occupants may have been packing a "large capacity" gun, fled toward River Street.... Read more

By - 7/1/12 - 9:21 pm

More specifically, the Logan Square area down Fairmount. Mike Ball surveys the grooming scene, marvels at all the different salons and barber shops for all kinds of hair in the two-block district:

Perhaps symbolic of the vitality of this genre was that Qadosh (oriented toward black women) just took over TC's Coffee. It had been next to one of those odd little churches. TC's

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By - 6/28/12 - 3:48 pm

Emergency crews are at Collins and Bradlee streets in Hyde Park, where somebody apparently opened up a radioactive package in a stolen car.

UPDATE: The package turned out to be a "nuclear density gauge" used in surveying, not the glowing bodies of aliens. Plus, as you can see in Scott Eisen's photos, the car was not a '64 Chevy Malibu.... Read more

By - 6/27/12 - 7:10 pm

WBZ-TC reports Officer Richard Jeanetti was charged today with OUI and other charges for a crash in May while he was off duty, at West and Austin streets.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/27/12 - 12:12 am

Channel 4 reports on a May 24 crash that sent a woman to the hospital with a broken neck, allegedly caused by an off-duty Boston cop who blew through a stop sign but was not given a breath test or arrested.

By - 6/25/12 - 1:25 pm

Wanted Jeep

Boston Police report a surveillance camera recorded the Jeep that hit and killed Tinesha Julien, 22, of Somerville, early Saturday on River and Rosa streets in Hyde Park. The car sped down River into Hyde Park rather than stopping.

Anybody with info can contact the homicide... Read more

By - 6/24/12 - 4:42 pm

Deer crossing

These signs are pretty much the first thing you see after turning onto Truman Parkway from Neponset Valley Parkway in Hyde Park.


By - 6/23/12 - 4:55 pm

Boston Police report finding a woman with severe head trauma around 4:45 a.m. at River and Rosa streets. She was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was declared dead.

Police say they're looking a black Jeep Liberty that raced toward Cleary Square without stopping. It has a black wheel cover with red and blue lettering.

Anybody with info can contact the homicide... Read more

By - 6/13/12 - 8:59 pm

Mike Ball, these days hobbling around with several broken ribs and his arm in a sling, recounts what happened when he dared yell at a driver who almost took him out at a crosswalk on River Street in Hyde Park today: A cop came out of nowhere and started yelling at him:

Unbelievably, he told me:

  • He would have gotten to it and handled
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By - 6/3/12 - 9:51 pm

Nancy Bloom writes she was scheduled to be fired on June 1 in an annual ritual at her Hyde Park charter school. Instead, she quit May 31, tired of working 10-hour days for lower wages than her BPS counterparts, the mistrust by administrators, the weeks of dread leading up to June 1:

At least public schools and their unions have transparent guidelines for tenure

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By - 5/29/12 - 7:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Hyde Park brothers for a gunpoint robbery outside the Hyde Park BPL branch early this morning.

According to police, the victim was standing on the steps of the library using his laptop when Jarvis Israel, 18, and Jonathan Israel, 19, walked up to him. Jarvis Israel displayed a gun and demanded the man's money.

The victim stated he

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By - 5/26/12 - 3:53 pm

Racing, Readville style

A mostly abandoned warehouse complex at Boston's southernmost point was once one of the nation's first speedways, where drivers from across the country came to compete. See some photos of the Readville Racetrack.

From the BPL Leslie Jones collection. Posted under ... Read more

By - 5/26/12 - 1:45 pm

No hunting

The largest city in New England still has some areas wild and remote enough to require "No Hunting" signs, specifically, Meadow Road in Readville.... Read more

By - 5/25/12 - 9:25 am

Channel 5 reports State Police are looking for three men who jumped a woman on Truman Parkway late Sunday night, showed a gun, punched her to the ground, then kicked her repeatedly.

A woman walking home from her job at Annabelle's in Cleary Square around 10:30 p.m. when she was attacked by the footbridge over the train tracks and the Neponset - across which... Read more

By - 5/13/12 - 9:53 am

The Globe reports a state authority has stopped paying Boston for renovations to Hyde Park High School because the school is shut.

When BPS officials realized shutting the school meant they were going to lose millions of dollars over several years for work they'd already paid for, they scrambled to find a way to re-open the building - at first announcing plans... Read more