Hyde Park Avenue

By - 4/9/14 - 3:10 pm

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... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 2:30 pm

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.

Earlier:
Head-on crash between truck, car on Business Street.

By - 1/31/14 - 3:45 pm
Darkened Shaw's

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... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 8:41 am
F. Alvin Ricci: He's the man in Hyde Park

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:

By - 12/14/13 - 10:57 am

A Roslindale resident reports on an incident involving his wife and a guy in a car around 3 p.m. yesterday:

My wife was riding her bicycle home and an angry motorist punched her in the face. This happed at Hyde Park Ave and Ukraine. She reported it to the police, including the vehicle plate number, and she is now resting with an ice pack on

... Read more
By - 12/4/13 - 12:24 pm

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

By - 9/6/13 - 7:10 pm

Downed tree

Lucy Fitzgerald reports a tree came plummeting down on Hyde Park Avenue just past Walk Hill this evening. She reports she got to see it up close, because she walked home from Forest Hills, rather than jump on a bus that wouldn't be going... Read more

By - 3/1/13 - 8:11 pm

Stanley Staco reports somebody in a gray Jeep shot up the area around 1295 Hyde Park Ave. around 7:15 p.m.

The location is roughly a block south of the E-18 police station.... Read more

By - 1/16/13 - 7:34 am

Snow in Forest Hills.

Hyde Park Avenue in Forest Hills around 7 a.m.

By - 12/28/12 - 10:53 pm

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

By - 11/20/12 - 5:02 pm

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.

By - 10/17/12 - 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Avenue crash

A roving UHub photographer forwards this shot of the remains of a car involved in a crash in the 400 block of Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale - about the same time as emergency crews were responding to a body on the train tracks... Read more

By - 9/14/12 - 11:17 am

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

By - 8/11/12 - 8:01 pm

Drifters, which took over an old dive bar on Hyde Park Avenue last year, has shut down. Following the closing of African Cuisine - which also served Jamaican food - and Konteki Kitchen, the shutdown means a drive over to Mattapan for anybody who wants some Jamaican food.... Read more

By - 4/2/12 - 7:09 am

Gone, bridge, gone.

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.

Earlier:
The phantom Tollgate.... Read more

By - 2/27/12 - 10:16 am

This is Tollgate Way.

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:

Tollgate Way sign

But there's nothing there, except... Read more

By - 2/5/12 - 1:28 pm

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

By - 6/9/11 - 6:52 pm

Bus vs. SUV

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

By - 1/18/11 - 8:38 am

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

By - 11/12/10 - 1:24 pm

Hyde Park Avenue crash scene

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

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