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.
Hyde Park Avenue
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.
Boston Police report a traffic stop at Hyde Park Avenue and Cummins Highway in Roslindale on Sunday ended with the driver - already wanted by the feds for deportation - under arrest and two guns, ammunition, cocaine, heroin and peanut brittle headed for an evidence locker.
Police say officers on patrol around 11:45 a.m. ordered a driver to pull over to the curb because his windows seemed excessively dark.
The BRA yesterday approved a 124-unit housing project on the long grassy field on Hyde Park Avenue between Ukraine Way and Tollgate Cemetery.
Urbanica, Inc., is proposing 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on the parcel, which once sat under the end of the elevated Orange Line. Some 44 of the units - 6 of them condos - will be marketed as "affordable." Apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units.
About 150 students at the Boston Community Leadership Academy marched around Hyde Park this afternoon protesting recent grand-jury actions involving police officers and blacks.
"Hands up! Don't shoot!" they chanted, along with "No justice, no peace!" They walked from the Hyde Park Education Complex to Logan Square, up to the E-18 police station - where a phalanx of officers quickly appeared to stand watch. Some passing motorists honked in support. Then they marched down the sidewalk along Hyde Park Avenue back to their school, which they circled, as students still in classes opened windows to wave.
The owners of Estate Bargains, a new old-stuff store at 417 Hyde Park Ave. that replaced a storefront church (that replaced the real-estate office that replaced a Caribbean restaurant) are doing some interesting things with the exterior walls of the place.
A building across from the Hyde Park police station that has never had any tenants since it was rebuilt in 2011 will finally be occupied - by a dentist's office.
Dr. Guimy Cesar, who currently has an office on Washington Street in Roslindale, got a building permit last week to adapt the empty shell of a building at 1250 Hyde Park Ave. into dental offices.
Hyde Park Avenue just south of River Street was shut around 1:20 p.m. so the bomb squad could investigate a suspicious package near the charter school.
Chesterfield Coppin says his Oasis Cafe, 630 Hyde Park Ave., could open next week. Whether he'll get to serve beer and wine, however, is another matter.
Coppin told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that during walking tours of the neighborhood, which he described as "densely populated and very diverse," he found large support for wine and beer with the Caribbean food he'll serve.
A Hyde Park man scheduled for trial next week on car-theft charges was arrested Saturday after a man who had had his car stolen noticed the vehicle being driven down a Hyde Park street and started following it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Maurice Pridgett, 33, was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle as a subsequent offense and two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 - police say they found stuff in the stolen car that was taken during two separate car break-ins, the DA's office reports.
A crash around 2:15 p.m. between Thatcher Street/Greenwood Avenue and Westminster Street left one car leaking gas onto the road across from a gas station, which led police to shut the road until it could be cleaned up.
Jacob Sconyers was in the Hyde Park Shaw's around 3:15 p.m. when the lights went out. He reports the cash registers were on some sort of backup, so the store could keep ringing up customers.
The power outage apparently wasn't confined to the store. Around 3:30 p.m., when firefighters lined the street outside the store parking lot, axes in hand, traffic in nearby Cleary Square quickly devolved into gridlock.
It's faded over the years, but you can still make out the election ad painted on the side of Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and 20th Century Bowling on Hyde Park Avenue. Anybody know when F. Alvin Ricci ran for state rep? And did he make it?
Another historical curiosity of the wall is this old placard for a long gone telephone: