Hyde Park

By - 12/16/14 - 8:18 am

A concerned citizen asks the city to post a "Deer Crossing" sign on Dana Avenue just up from the Milton line:

Deer spotted twice in location.

The state has posted deer-crossing signs in Stony Brook Reservation and on Truman Parkway inbound just past Neponset Valley Parkway.

By - 12/15/14 - 2:56 pm

Eight people in the Boston area are charged with an identity-theft scheme that prosecutors say let them steal $700,000 from five victim's home-equity lines.

Members of the fraud ring managed to get the victims' phone lines redirected to their own, which they then used to obtain advances on the victims' home-equity lines and have them transferred to their own bank accounts between November 2012 and... Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 11:15 pm
Fairmount Avenue Christmas lights.

Darryl Houston shows us the house on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park (Summit and Metropolitan, to be exact) whose owner gets a cherry picker every year to string up all those lights all the way up there in those trees.

By - 12/5/14 - 3:18 pm
BCLA students on Hyde Park Avenue

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... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 3:58 pm

Richard Holmes, 23, had bail set at $10,000 yesterday on charges of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution, and making threats to commit a crime, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, a woman who'd journeyed down from Maine to work the streets of Boston in September accepted an offer... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:59 pm
Sunset over golf course in Hyde Park

Sunset over the George Wright Golf Course this evening.

By - 11/20/14 - 4:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and wine to all types of liquor.

Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount and Derna's on South Street got new licenses, and Rincon... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 4:40 pm

A man with three drunk-driving convictions under his belt wandered away from the car he'd just flipped in Stony Brook Reservation, his companion dead inside, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.

West Roxbury District Court Judge Debra Shopteese agreed with prosecutors to set Jeffrey Mason's bail at $500,000 at his arraignment today.

According to the DA's office:

Mason’s first drunk driving charge was

... Read more
By - 11/16/14 - 6:46 pm

State Police report the woman who died in a rollover on Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park early Saturday was Lillian Grover, 41, of Roslindale.

Jeffrey Mason, 42, of Walpole faces a variety of charges, including motor-vehicle homicide while drunk and being arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time for the crash, around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham... Read more

By - 11/15/14 - 4:19 pm

A Walpole man now facing his fourth OUI charge was arrested early this morning after flipping his car on Enneking Parkway near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways, killing his passenger, then leaving the scene, State Police report.

Jeffrey Mason, 42, faces charges of OUI, fourth offense, motor-vehicle homicide while intoxicated, speeding, crossing marked lanes, negligent operation and leaving the scene of... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:40 pm

Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.

Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.

Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:09 pm

NStar is confirming it is buying land behind the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway and the Oak Lawn Cemetery on Cummins Highway that until recently was best known for the green towers meant to support netting for the driving range that was supposed to be built there.

However, the company is denying rumors it plans to put a solar farm up on the... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 8:00 am

Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.

Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:

By - 11/10/14 - 11:46 am
Proposed condos at 1580 River St. in Hyde Park

Architect's rendering.

The BRA holds a meeting Wednesday on a $6-million proposal to turn the old Superior Carpet Cleaning building at 1580 River St. into a three-story, 32-unit condo building.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St.

Developer Anthony Ruscito of Randolph is proposing to add a third floor to the building and a total of 52... Read more

By - 11/7/14 - 10:50 am

A Dorchester man who was in a Hyde Park apartment Tuesday night faces a variety of gun charges related to the death of a man police say broke into the apartment.

Troy Adams, 53, had bail set at $10,000 at his arraignment today on charges of charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers... Read more

By - 11/6/14 - 10:12 am

Boston Police report one of the two men found shot at 226 Margaretta Dr. in the Georgetowne development Tuesday night died after being transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital. The other man remains hospitalized.

"At this point the incident appears to be domestic in nature and not a random act," police say.

This is the small street's second murder this year.... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 11:14 pm

UPDATE: The more seriously injured victim died.

Shortly after 11 p.m. in an apartment at 226 Margaretta Dr., in a fight involving a woman, her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend. The victim, one of the two men, was shot in the stomach by the other man. Because of the seriousness of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. The other man was also injured; unclear... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 5:11 pm
McDonald's says farewell to Tom Menino

The McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park this evening.

By - 11/3/14 - 9:09 am

A faltering Franklin Line train finally started pushing up daisies just before Readville, where people who are very aware they just renewed their passes for November are currently waiting for another train to push them into South Station. People on that train aren't too happy, either.... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 7:41 am

Boston Curbed reports. Don't worry: You still have time to put in a bid for that $37.5-million uber penthouse.

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