Hyde Park Avenue
Roslindale's seemingly eternal flame was finally doused by firefighters, National Grid workers and a lot of sand around 2:30 this afternoon after National Grid finished rigging up a temporary main to replace the one that burst into flames during repair work around 6:10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Read more.
Dousing the fire would require shutting off the 10-inch gas main that's feeding it, which would force hundreds of homes to lose heat. Officials decided to monitor the fire as National Grid workers build a temporary bypass line around it. Once that's finished, the main will be shut for repairs and then turned back on.
UPDATE, 10 p.m. Fire still burning. BFD says problem is that shutting off gas would leave many residents without heat, adds, "This scene is expected to be active well into tomorrow."
Around 6:10 p.m. in front of 340 Hyde Park Ave., across from Pagel Playground. Read more.
Cottage Cafe, 1227 Hyde Park Ave., is getting ready for its final last call: Next week, the Boston Licensing Board considers letting its owner sell the venerable watering hole's liquor license to about as un-gritty a locale as you could imagine: A large building aimed at "makers, designers, architects, communicators, researchers, manufacturers, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs" on the South Boston waterfront. Read more.
The Bulletin reports a recent meeting of the Clare Avenue Neighborhood Watch focused on how crowded the 32 bus on Hyde Park Avenue is. State Rep. Russell Holmes said the T might be able to add buses, but then the problem is that Hyde Park Avenue is too damn congested and the extra buses would only make that worse.
A woman hit by a vehicle around 3:40 p.m. on Friday outside the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School on Hyde Park Avenue is expected to survive, Boston Police report this morning. Read more.
Jake spotted Mad Max Rockatansky's Interceptor parked on Hyde Park Avenue in Cleary Square this morning.
Gordon Bedford watched the aftermath of a three-car crash on Hyde Park Avenue near Northbourne Road late this afternoon. He reports two people in the car in the middle were unable to get out until after firefighters arrived and pried open the doors. EMTs arrived to check them out.
Roxbury Prep will move its high school from Jamaica Plain into the Most Precious Blood school building on Hyde Park Avenue being vacated by Boston Prep - which is moving into a new building at the other end of Hyde Park, on the Mattapan line. Read more.
The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."
Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month. Read more.
Around 11:15 a.m., roving UHub photographer Will Murphy came upon BPD Officer Oscar Guerrero doing a good deed: Changing a flat tire for a senior citizen on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the Forest Hills T stop.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder convictions of Earl Fulgiam and Michael Corbin for the 2011 double murder of Billie Marie Kee and Kevin Thomas, Jr. in their apartment at 957 Hyde Park Ave.
But in its ruling, which means life without parole for the two, the state's highest court also put prosecutors and police on notice they have to be more careful in the future with how they obtain the contents of text messages and other electronic communications. Read more.
Mayor Walsh today announced a $1.4-million project to improve traffic in Readville, including traffic lights at either end of the short but clogged and dangerous Father Hart bridge that has bedeviled drivers for years as they try to cross over the train tracks that split the neighborhood. Read more.
Around 7 p.m. at Pagel Playground on Hyde Park Avenue.
This is the second stabbing in recent days at a Roslindale park - two people were stabbed at the Fallon Field basketball courts on Thursday.
Around 6:50 p.m., the driver of a white Acura rear-ended a prisoner-transport van on Hyde Park Avenue near Metropolitan Avenue, then kept on driving, at relatively low speeds. Read more.
The McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park now has two ordering kiosks, although they haven't fired them up yet.
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