Hyde Park

By - 7/6/13 - 7:14 pm
Geese observing traffic sign in Hyde Park

On River Street outbound from Cleary Square, just before Turtle Pond Parkway, there's this Goose Crossing sign. This afternoon, what seemed like endless squadrons of geese took full advantage of the sign, crossing from the Neponset River to their ancestral grazing grounds on the large field across the street.

A group approached the road, waited until it was clear in both directions and then waddled... Read more

By - 6/24/13 - 5:03 pm

A West Roxbury District Court judge set bail at $50,000 today for a 16-year-old who allegedly got into a fight with school police at the former Hyde Park High School on Friday when he refused to give up the gun they say he was trying to sneak past them, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The teen, whose brother attends New Mission High... Read more

By - 6/24/13 - 4:25 pm

In addition to the 12 extra trains a day set to start July 1, riders at the end of the line will see one-way fares drop from $6 to $2, WBUR reports. July 1 will also see the opening of new stations at Four Corners/Geneva Avenue and Newmarket on the only commuter-rail line that never leaves Boston.

In recent years, the T has... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 6:38 pm

The MBTA has released a new schedule for the Fairmount Line, effective July 1st. The schedule reveals the opening of Newmarket Station and Four Corners Station. In addition, the schedule features 12 additional trains, bringing the total to 22 inbounds and 21 outbounds each weekday.

h/t The EGE... Read more

By - 6/21/13 - 1:51 pm

New Mission High School and the Boston Community Leadership Academy, both housed in the former Hyde Park High School, went into safe mode this morning when the brother of a student tried sneaking a gun into school and got into a struggle with school police, according to BPS and BPD.

In safe mode, nobody is allowed into or out of the building, but it is... Read more

By - 6/20/13 - 6:45 am

Boston Police report arresting Shawn Antony Watt, 17, on charges of illegal possession of a loaded gun Tuesday afternoon.

Police say a lieutenant walking the area of River Street and Wood Avenue around 12:30 p.m. - as part of a stepped up presence following a shooting on Saturday - saw four men arguing.

One pair of suspects suddenly turned and ran toward Wood

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By - 6/19/13 - 4:25 pm

The Globe reports on the discovery by Boston firefighters and police yesterday evening at 1661 Hyde Park Ave., in a desolate industrial area right next to the Northeast Corridor train tracks and just a few blocks from Mayor Menino's house.

By - 6/17/13 - 7:15 pm

A lightning bolt shortly before 7 p.m. set the Victorian at 1149 Hyde Park Ave. on fire, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The second floor erupted in flames, with the third floor following not long after. The fire reached two alarms before being knocked down around 7:25.

The department estimates damage at $150,000.... Read more

By - 6/16/13 - 10:44 pm

Around 6 p.m. on June 7, a 23-year-old Hyde Park man was sitting in Los Magicos Barber Shop, 79 Fairmount Ave., when he was shot. According to a police report:

A black male, approximately [in his] 20s reached his arm inside the barber-shop door and fired a shot.

The victim was shot in the leg. Three days later, a detective recovered a spent .22-caliber copper-coated... Read more

By - 6/16/13 - 11:59 am

Ruined Kelly Field

This morning, Scott Isaacs got to Kelly Field on Turtle Pond Parkway to find some jerk on an ATV destroyed the field overnight.

Boston Strolls adds:

Probably same jerks tearing up the Stony Brook trails for a year. Sent photos

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By - 6/16/13 - 12:08 am

Around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday at 321 Wood Ave., just off River, Stanley Staco reports.

Boston Police report the man is in critical but stable condition at Boston Medical Center - and that a second person was injured by shattered glass.... Read more

By - 6/8/13 - 5:08 pm

Around 6 p.m. yesterday outside 78 Fairmount Ave.. No details yet on his or her condition.

By - 6/7/13 - 12:42 pm

Mike Ball checked out the Fairmount Grill and says if you liked Townsends, which it replaces, you'll feel at home here. But its ale and wine lists are not as extensive as Townsends, he adds.

By - 6/7/13 - 9:30 am

Karie Kirkpatrick asks:

Anyone seen a bobcat in the Hyde Park/Dedham area? My friend swears he saw one in his backyard on Child St.

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By - 6/4/13 - 12:05 pm

The Fairmount Grill, where Townsends used to be on Fairmount Avenue, opens at 5 p.m.

H/t Mike Ball.

By - 6/4/13 - 6:28 am


On June 18, the Zoning Board of Appeals considers a request from Leovofs LLC to turn the derelict Eagles Lodge at Dana and Hyde Park Avenues in Hyde Park into nine apartments and some commercial space and to add a five-car garage.

The proposal, which would be one... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 11:43 pm

WBZ reports on findings by state regulators that the contractor failed to even check with DigSafe before its workers hit a gas main during road work, which caused an explosion that leveled Michael Burns and Bob Houser's home in 2010. The company fought the state all the way and the couple is now planning to cut their losses and sell the still house-less... Read more

By - 5/29/13 - 6:24 pm

Hyde Park suspect Boston Police report they are looking for a man in connection with an incident early Friday morning outside 171 Crown Point Dr. in Hyde Park.

Police say the man, wearing a face mask and a black hoodie, walked up to a woman around 6:20 a.m.... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 9:38 pm

Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.

So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?

Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.

By - 5/20/13 - 3:51 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Michael Corbin and Earl Fulgiam for the 2011 double murder of Billie Marie Kee and Kevin Thomas, Jr. in their apartment at 957 Hyde Park Ave., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdict means a mandatory sentence of life without possibility of parole.

According to the DA's office:

The evidence and testimony showed that the

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