Hyde Park

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.

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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