Hyde Park Avenue
Kevin Twohig says that besides a name change and some minor decor touches, he's not planning any major changes when he converts the shuttered Annabelle's on Hyde Park Avenue into the Briar Rose.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve his request to buy Annabelle's liquor license. Both current and future district City Councilors Rob Consalvo and Tim McCarthy spoke in favor.
Twohig,... Read more
SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: Fire must've done some major damage. A resident of the area around Wood Avenue in Hyde Park reports NStar told her power wouldn't be restored until 2 p.m.
A manhole on Cummins Highway near the Stop & Shop entrance burst into flames around 10:15 p.m., taking down with it power along Hyde Park Avenue between roughly Cummins Highway and American Legion Highway.... Read more
In response to a citizen complaint about sheer chaos on the road, the city reports it's looking at installing traffic signals at Milton Street and Hyde Park Avenue just north of Readville station - an intersection that has it all: Hills, curves and, of course, Massholes.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred any action on revoking the liquor licenses for Townsends on Fairmount Avenue and Drifter's Restaurant and Lounge on Hyde Park Avenue, both of which have been shut for several months now.
The owners of both licenses failed to show at cancellation hearings on Tuesday. The board yesterday scheduled new hearings - Nov. 13 for Townsends and Dec. 11 for... Read more
No, don't worry, the Casey Overpass still stands. Late yesterday, Christian Scott forwarded this report about the old Tollgate bridge:
In the early hours of this morning the MBTA or AMTRAK or somebody removed the pedestrian bridge you posted about last month. I saw it being craned onto a flatbed this morning inside the lumber yard.
Take the 34 bus up Washington Street to Forest Hills and it always announces Tollgate Way. Nobody ever gets off there, though. Except maybe the ghosts.
Across the train tracks, on Hyde Park Avenue, a street sign also announces Tollgate Way:
But there's nothing there, except... 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
An SUV driver and a passenger on an MBTA bus were taken to the hospital when the two vehicles collided on Hyde Park Avenue around 5:30 p.m. - the driver with a cut left arm, the passenger with a hand injury, the MBTA says. Two more passengers... Read more
Cubiclegirl tweets from a snowbound Hyde Park Ave.:
People at my stop on the 32 staged revolt... Stood in street to make bus stop after 3 passed by
At least one person was taken away in serious condition after a collision between a car and a tree at Hyde Park and Metropolitan avenues shortly after noon.
Police shut the two streets to let accident investigators try to figure out what... Read more
At 8:30 this morning, Dave Vittorini tweeted to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey about conditions on the Hyde Park Avenue bus:
operator 70135 on the 32 bus NEVER has the ac on. It's sooo hot. I feel like I need another shower when I get to work.
Six minutes later, Davey replied:
we'll take care of that.... Read more
A disagreement over how fast a clerk at a Hyde Park liquor store was serving a customer ended with a store employee chasing the customer down the street and beating him with a metal pipe, according to testimony at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
Although both sides in the initial incident at ODB Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue disagreed on the cause, they agreed... Read more
The MBTA reports a plainclothes transit cop arrested two teenagers on charges they etched something on the window of a 32 bus in Hyde Park this afternoon.
According to the officer's report, he was sitting in the rear row of the bus around 3 p.m. when the two teens, 14 and 19, looked around as the bus passed Patten Street. Then one pulled out... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing on Wednesday, July 29 to decide whether to let Mandarin House, 633 Hyde Park Ave. stay open until 1 a.m., Monday through Saturday (currently, it closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday).
Has anybody ever tried it? I have to admit we don't tend to stray from Golden House on Washington... Read more