UPDATE: Ordered held on $200,000 bail at arraignment for the two Mattapan cases; to be arraigned tomorrow for the Brighton incident, per Suffolk County DA's office.
Boston Police report a man arrested yesterday for a Jan. 10 holdup at a market on North Beacon Street in Brighton now also faces charges for five similar armed robberies in Mattapan Square and Brighton this month. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved Sadiq Ahmad's request to re-open the shuttered New York Fried Chicken take-out place on River Street, near Hyde Park Avenue, as New Yorker Fried Chicken. Read more.
Police are looking for two guys, one in a mask, who held up the Dollar Tree, 912 River St. in Hyde Park near the Mattapan line, around 2:40 p.m.
The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to revoke the food-serving license for New York Fried Chicken, 1251 River St., because listed owner Riaz Ali Shah hid the real owner of the take-out place and because he's agreed to plead guilty to federal tax and immigration fraud charges. Read more.
Editor's note: Address corrected.
Around 7:20 p.m. at 1503 River St. One victim grazed in the head, the other in the hand.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers what to do about New York Fried Chicken, 1269 River St., one of whose co-owners pleaded guilty earlier this year to tax evasion and visa fraud - unlike his co-owners, who had the foresight to flee to Pakistan first. Read more.
The Bulletin reports a team of Boston College students studying the long shuttered Everett Square Theatre on Fairmount Avenue estimate restoring its faded glory would cost $10.2 million - but that the place could be eligible for $4 million in tax credits if its owner can obtain historic designation.
Updated with correct location.
A man robbed the Metro PCS store at 1266 River St in Cleary Square around 6:20 p.m. by pointing a taser at a clerk, then jumped on a scooter and rode away - only to be captured not long after by police officers at Cummins Highway and Rosewood Street in Mattapan after a slow-speed chase.
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, which recently finished its new school on River Street, across from the PriceRite, has filed plans with the BPDA for an addition to handle the 300 new students the state decided in January to let it add. Read more.
Around 4:55 p.m. on Alpine Street at River Street.
The Bulletin reports that Dollar Tree on River Street, near the Mattapan line, lost $50,000 in merchandise to shoplifters last year, which the store manager says could cost him his job and the neighborhood the store.
Ricolombia Restaurant, 1231 River St., where Salamander Cafe used to be, and where a succession of Haitian restaurants used to be, quietly closed this week, barely four months after it opened.
Today, the windows were festooned with signs advising that it would be opening soon under new ownership. Read more.
The Bulletin reports the Hyde Park Board of Trade is looking to attract new businesses from Cleary Square to Logan Square and that sporting-goods shops, sit-down restaurants and bakeries top the list. Also, with Roslindale now filling up with people priced out of JP, the board wonders when Hyde Park will fill up with people priced out of Roslindale.
At least five shots fired shorly before 10 p.m. on Topalian Street at River Street.
State Police report a 16-year-old was shot on a bike path behind Ryan Playground at River Street and Central Avenue around 5:20 p.m.
State Police say the teen was taken to a local hospital and that he is expected to recover.
State Police assumed jurisdiction because the bike path is on DCR land.
The Neponset River Watershed Association sent volunteers to several points along the Neponset in Hyde Park this morning for its annual river cleanup.
Behind Le Phare Church on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, volunteers struck the mother load of trash: An entire hillside covered in what looked like the detritus of months of buffets. Read more.
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