Hyde Park

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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:

Given the condition of the remains, identification is expected to take some time, as is the Medical Examiner's determination as to cause and manner of death. The location of

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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... 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.