It's the second time in seven months violence linked to gangs in other neighborhoods has hit Hyde Park. Last September, an alleged associate of Roxbury's H Block gang was unloading groceries outside his girlfriend's Readville apartment when he... Read more
Firefighters in Boston and several nearby communities are battling brush fires that all seemed to erupt around the same time this evening, in Dedham, Milton, Norwood... Read more
Update, 12:50 p.m.: Boston Police report the victim, 20, died at Boston Medical Center.
Brian D'Amico reports a man was shot shortly before 9 p.m. outside the Price Rite, 871 River St., and was taken to Boston Medical Center in bad shape. Police are looking for a white Subaru spotted driving down River Street into Hyde Park.... Read more
Takes a look at the new bridge installed over the weekend across the Fairmount Line, instead of piecemeal over the eons, like, oh, that bridge on American Legion Highway over Morton Street.
Why there? No doubt to help open the newly rebuilt Stop & Shop there.
We took a spin around the place (after the wienermobile had left, though).... Read more
UPDATE: Franklin High School officials say the actual pugilists on the train were Franklin High alumni, not students, the Milford Daily News reports.
The 7:20 Franklin train last night pulled into Forge Park 63 minutes late because MBTA Transit Police had to board it twice to quell rambunctious Franklin High students returning from a hockey match at the Garden (which the Franklin Panthers ... Read more
They're peeping away at the George Wright Golf Course and Stony Brook Reservation tonight.
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UPDATE: The licensing board rejected the request for a liquor license.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a license to a liquor store on Fairmount Avenue across from the fire station.
At a hearing today, Joel Nunez said his Fairmount Wine and Spirits at 59 Fairmount Ave. would meet a public need for a liquor store that nearby residents could walk to,... Read more
State Police report a crash at Hyde Park Avenue and Milton Street around 2:40 a.m. killed the driver of one car and sent four occupants of the other car to the hospital.
State Police said the dead driver was a 24-year-old Hyde Park man. No charges have yet been filed and the crash remains under investigation.... Read more
City Councilor Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), today proposed slapping advertising on city Web sites, including library and school sites - and even the site run by the city's public-housing authority.
Consalvo says cityofboston.gov got 6.8 million visits last year, the BPS site some 4.7 million.
With this kind of traffic, the city and the BPS could potentially raise hundreds of thousands of dollars... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Townsend's on Fairmount Avenue has ceased to be.
Meanwhile, Rincon Caribeno down the block goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to serve liquor with meals. Also scheduled for Wednesday: A hearing on a proposed liquor store at 59 Fairmount, to be called Fairmount Wine and Spirits. The store would be sort of kitty-corner from the failed... Read more
Diana's Market, 1070 Hyde Park Ave., was held up around 9 p.m. by two men with a silver gun, who then ran down Arlington Street toward Central.
The suspects are described as Hispanic. One was about 6'1" and 200 lbs. and wearing a gray leather jacket. The other was about 5'6" and clad in dark clothes. They made off with cigarettes, lottery tickets and... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a Hyde Park man's gun-related convictions because police did not record his claim that his roommate actually owned the gun they found in his apartment - even though he told police he didn't care if they recorded his statements.
District E-18 reports that over the past couple of weeks, several homes owned by elderly people in Dedham and Readville along River Street have been broken in at night - while the residents were at home.
Boston Police say both they and Dedham Police have stepped up patrols on either side of the town line in the normally quiet area - where Mayor Menino... Read more