Hyde Park

By - 7/25/13 - 11:49 pm

Walczak at the beach.

Bill Walczak traveled to Malibu Beach today to push an agenda for dealing with climate change by both preparing the city for a rising sea - increased protection of buffering marshes and other steps to protect local buildings and infrastructure - and decreasing the city's production of greenhouse gases.

Among his proposals: 24-hour T service and converting bus and commuter-rail lines to electric service to reduce diesel emissions.

By - 7/24/13 - 6:36 pm

Surveillance photo provided by BPD, which blurred Lord's face.Surveillance photo provided by BPD, which blurred Lord's face.

Officials today released some details of what they said was one of Amy Lord's final hours before her murder yesterday in Hyde Park.

By - 7/24/13 - 10:35 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office updates us on the man whose body was found by the Neponset River in Hyde Park and the woman whose body was found on Carson Beach last week:

Autopsies showed no signs of violence to either body. Tox screens pending for both but foul play not suspected in either case.

By - 7/23/13 - 9:24 am

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will have trucks going around parts of Hyde Park between dusk and 11:30 p.m. spraying for mosquitoes, the Boston Public Health Commission says.

The specific areas: Streets surrounding Wolcott Square and Meadow Road in Readville, streets beetween Truman Parkway and the Milton line, and the area near the golf course: Gordon Avenue, Austin Street and DeForest Street. If it rains, the spraying will be done on Monday.

The trucks will spray sumithrin:

By - 7/20/13 - 8:55 am

Mike Ball, who lives on Fairmount Hill why he's loving the newly expanded service on the Fairmount Line into South Station. Now if only they could add Saturday and Sunday service, he sighs.

By - 7/17/13 - 10:14 pm

As of 10 p.m., parts of Roslindale, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were without power.

Parts of the western side of South Boston went dark when a manhole on West 1 St. between B and C went kablooie. NStar was unable to provide an estimate for when workers could get down there for a look.

Firefighters responded to 320 W. 2 St., where the power outage stranded a man and his dog in an elevator between the fourth and fifth floors. Tom McGuire reports they were rescued.

By - 7/11/13 - 7:59 pm

Boston Police are looking for a skinny kid who pulled a gun out of a backpack and robbed Asian Thai Eatery, 1068 River St., around 7:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as black, very thin, 17 or 18, about 5'9" and wearing a black baseball cap, a black shirt and light blue jeans. After grabbing cash, he ran down River towards Arlington Street. Both the backpack and gun were also black.

By - 7/9/13 - 2:24 pm

State Police are trying to figure out whose badly decomposed body was found yesterday near the Fairmount Line and the Neponset River by Dana Avenue in Hyde Park, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

By - 7/8/13 - 11:33 pm

Around 6:30 p.m. near the Fairmount Line at Dana Avenue, AlertNewEngland reports.

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 across. Cars stopped. Another gaggle of geese approached the road. The process repeated.

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.

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 poured some $200 million into upgrading the line with new tracks and stations.

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.

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 not as severe as a lock down.

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 Avenue, the other two followed.

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.