In the Athens of America, why wouldn't we express ourselves in the ancient tongues? This pair of small posters outside the Forest Hills T stop literally say "A crow doesn't pluck out another crow's eye," in Latin. It's how they gory Romans referred to the concept that we usually explain as "honor among thieves." But why did somebody feel the need to express this?
Hyde Park Avenue
At Atlantic Drain Service on Hyde Park Avenue near Blakemore Street. Gordon Bedford reports a man was changing a tire on a sewer-vacuum truck when the truck shifted and landed on the driver, around 11:45 a.m. A specialized BFD "tech rescue" crew rushed to the scene; after about 35 minutes of preparation, they were able to lift the truck, get him out and give him over to EMS for transport to the hospital.
Boston firefighters are at 1830 Hyde Park Ave. for what is now a one-alarm fire.
Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m.
The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Jamaica Plain News reports the shuttered market at 18 Hyde Park Ave., across from the T stop, would become Forest Hills Fine Wines under a proposal that goes before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council tonight.
As we waited for the light at West Street, this guy slowly made his way down Hyde Park Avenue towards Cleary Square on a motorized wheel thing.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Briar Rose on Hyde Park Avenue has wilted.
It's the latest restaurant to close (or to never even open) at that spot. It was also Kevin Twohig's second go at a restaurant on Hyde Park Avenue, after Maggie Mae's up at Canterbury Street in Roslindale (where Delicias Dominicanas is now).
They don't have the gaudiest or brightest display, but everybody who spends time on Hyde Park Avenue knows that house near West Street because it's not just decorated for Christmas, but for pretty much every major holiday, including July Fourth and Thanksgiving, and has been for years.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Road reopened at 11:30 p.m.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m. just south of the Americas Food Basket mall. Van flipped on its side; at least three injuries. The road is shut south of Metropolitan Avenue.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday considers a request from Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Avenue, to add entertainment to its food offerings.
The restaurant is seeking an entertainment license that would let it host live music, karaoke, dancing and a floor show that would include a comedian.
The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Drinking Fountain shares any of the blame for an all-out brawl that sent at least one man to the hospital with a stab wound on April 7. Read more.
Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the neck and other places around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday at Pagel Playground, Hyde Park Avenue and Wyvern Street. Because of the severity of the injuries, the homicide unit was called in.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 124-unit residential project along Hyde Park Avenue across Ukraine Way from the T stop.
The BRA gave its OK in December to the proposal, which will include 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on what is now a tree-lined grass field that stretches to the Tollgate Cemetery.
Some 39 apartments and 6 of the condos will be marketed as affordable, well above the minimums required by the city.
Several city officials backed the plan at a hearing today. Nobody spoke in opposition.
A city health inspector shut Little Haiti International Cuisine, 1184 Hyde Park Ave., yesterday for a series of health violations.
The "rodent droppings on serviceware stored as clean," were only ranked as "non-critical," which, by themselves, are not enough to get a place shut down. But the inspector also found:
Live adult and nymph roaches observed on multiple surfaces throughout kitchen shelves by hand wash , floor, behind equipment, on serviceware plates.
That was a "critical" infraction.
Seems people are continuing to park across from the train station, even though the city never cleared the road to the curb, narrowing the road to one lane and creating backups that now extend down to Roslindale.
The Clumsy Jeweler reported around 9 a.m. on her efforts to get a bus to the train station this morning:
5 full 32's passed since 7:45. Finally got on one. Driver says it will be an hour to Forest Hills.
The owner of a Hyde Park gas station is seeking permission to add beer and wine to his offerings.
Elias Akiki, owner of the eponymous gas station at 1171 Hyde Park Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking a beer-and-wine license to sell beer and wine out of a cooler, at least up until 10 p.m.
In addition to gas, the station already offers a one-bay self-service car wash.
Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:
Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.
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