Hyde Park

By - 11/21/15 - 5:40 pm
Fire at 9 Greenwood Ave. in Hyde Park

9 Greenwood fire. Photo by BFD.

A four-alarm fire that broke out around 5:30 p.m. at 9 Greenwood Ave. sent five residents - two of them children - and two firefighters to the hospital.

On arrival, firefighters rescued two adults and two children down a ladder.

By 5:45, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Read more.

By - 11/18/15 - 3:01 pm

A Jamaica Plain man who prefers breaking into Hyde Park businesses and homes faces 20 years in prison after his arrest earlier this month following a string of break-ins between August and October, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 6:56 pm

Police are looking for a man who tried to hold up the Fairmont Food Mart on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue around 6:40 p.m.

He's described as black, 23 to 25, very skinny, 5'10" and wearing a black jacket and wielding a kitchen knife.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 11/11/15 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report detectives with a warrant and a SWAT team arrested Malachi Scott, 19, at 58 Gordon Ave. around 4:45 a.m. on charges he opened fire on a crowd outside the Whittier Street project on Oct. 28, hitting one man. Read more.

By - 11/6/15 - 7:22 am

The Globe reports police are investigating why the two failed to try to corroborate Stephanie McMahon's assertion she had a restraining order against her boyfriend on Nov. 16 of last year. They took him to a detox center instead of to a lockup; now he's charged with returning the next day and beating her to death.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/26/15 - 2:21 pm

Clive Francis went up to his troubled niece's room with a vacuum cleaner Saturday afternoon to help clean up some of the glass from the mirror she'd shattered. He didn't come down again because she shot him in the head, a Suffolk County prosecutor said today. Read more.

By - 10/24/15 - 5:47 pm

Boston Police say Yvonne Lewis shot a relative in the head around 12:40 p.m., then was arrested about five hours later in Peabody. Read more.

By - 10/19/15 - 11:55 am
Aftermath of Danny Road explosion in Readville

Danny Road aftermath, from DPU report.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the state did nothing wrong in fining a water-main contractor for a 2010 explosion that leveled one Readville home and damaged several others. Read more.

By - 10/15/15 - 9:20 am

Ari Ofsevit makes the case that adding electric wires and buying electric-powered cars would make a lot more sense on the only in-city commuter-rail line than the individual diesel cars the T proposed buying until the governor put the kibosh on them: Electrification would be cheaper in the long run and the trains would get to and from downtown faster.

By - 10/14/15 - 4:04 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 13 Elm St. this afternoon did an estimated $75,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a neck injury.

The cause of the second-floor fire, reported around 2:15 p.m., remains under investigation.

By - 10/5/15 - 2:31 pm
Dock in Turtle Pond in the Stony Brook Reservation

One of the docks on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon - during the two minutes when the wind stopped and the surface of the pond was fairly calm.

By - 10/1/15 - 8:07 am
Jeff Randall

Family and friends are identifying the man found shot to death outside a Hyde Park apartment building as Jeff Randall, a Hyannis native and graduate of Barnstable High School. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:30 am

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire at 493 Huntington Ave., near River, found a man dead of gunshot wounds around 4:05 a.m.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:01 am

City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) hope to hold a hearing at which MBTA officials can explain the differing fares for commuter-rail stations within Boston city limits - in particular at stations south of Forest Hills. Read more.

By - 9/24/15 - 10:26 pm
Proposed apartments at Readville intersection

Rough idea of what project could look like, as seen from Hyde Park Avenue from across Milton Street.

At first, it might seem like a ridiculous question. But as Readville residents told the prospective developer of 240 apartments across the Milton Street bridge from Readville station tonight, it begins to make sense if you actually try to commute from the station. Read more.

By - 9/23/15 - 1:25 pm

City councilors are working with residents along American Legion Highway to preserve "urban wilds" along the road and ultimately create a more bucolic stretch out of what at-large Councilor Steve Murphy says is now a "blighted" area. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 9:52 pm

A developer that specializes in turning dilapidated industrial and commercial parcels into market-rate housing has its eyes on the dilapidated old warehouse at 1725 Hyde Park Ave., just north of the Readville train station. Read more.

By - 9/16/15 - 10:35 pm
Graffiti or art?

A concerned citizen reports being a little confused by what's on the side of this store on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park:

Unable to determine if this is a gang related or simple stupid art.