Hyde Park

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 9:52 pm
Fairmount Station apartments rendering in Hyde Park

The BRA today approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building on what is now an unused piece of industrial land next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which covers Hyde Park, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. which has considerable experience building affordable housing, are partnering on the $7-million Residences at Fairmount Station, which will feature 24 "affordable" apartments... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 7:47 am

Boston Police report arresting five people and seizing a half pound of heroin in a raid on Tina Avenue home Tuesday morning.

Arrested on heroin trafficking charges: Rhodrick Adino, 21, Roberto Rodriguez, 29, Rosa Santana-Ruiz, 37, Angel Arias, 37, and a 17-year-old, all of Hyde Park. Rodriguez was also charged with furnishing a false name to a police officer, having forged/false RMV documents... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 10:51 am

Darrell "Diamond" Graham, 52, who's been pimping women since he was at least 18, was sentenced in federal court this week after admitting last year that he had forced a woman across state lines for prostitution.

Graham convinced the woman, 19, who had been living in foster homes and shelters for years, he could provide a better life for her if only she'd sell her... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 7:45 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located... Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 1:23 pm

WFXT reports Yamiley Mathurin, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery today as jury deliberation continued for the trial of her and two pals for fatally stabbing Richel Nova in 2010. The other two still face charges of first-degree murder.

By - 9/6/14 - 8:47 pm

Firefighters responded at 8:30 p.m. to the new mall off River Street by Wood Avenue for what became a three-alarm fire in the smaller of two remaining buildings from the old Mattapan Paperboard complex.

The Boston Fire Department reports four firefighters suffered heat exhaustion.

Because of the difficulty in getting to the building from River Street, many firefighters had to come in in via... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 9:47 am

Alexander Gallett, 22, Michel St. Jean, 24, and Yamiley Mathurin, 21, face trial on charges they stabbed Richel Nova to death in a robbery at the vacant Hyde Park Avenue house to which they ordered a Domino's pizza on Sept. 2, 2010.

Prosecutors charge that after luring the father of three inside and stabbing him to death, the trio raced off in his car... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 1:30 pm

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.

By - 8/20/14 - 9:47 am

Stanley Staco reports two teens who took a cab from Allston to Garfield Avenue in Hyde Park robbed the cab driver when he asked for payment around 12:50 a.m.... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 9:28 pm

The Globe reports the guy cleaned up in more ways than one - at least until officers who had him under surveillance at the Dana Avenue DPW yard arrested him on River Street.

By - 7/23/14 - 6:14 pm
Goats eating things

We drove down West Street to the very end (just past River) this afternoon and, yes, just like we herd, there were goats there, behind a fence in a new "Goat Management Area."

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp. rented the four goats for eight weeks to eat up a really baaad infestation of poison ivy on a city-owned urban wild off the Neponset... Read more

By - 7/23/14 - 9:46 am
Goat

Urban goat. Photo via the mayor's office.

Boston Magazine reports the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation is renting goats to chow down on all the poison ivy infesting an urban wilds at the end of West Street in Hyde Park.

By - 7/3/14 - 9:56 am

A Dorchester man was indicted this week on charges he killed Orlando Guerrero in Roxbury on Dec. 15, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.

Luis Diaz, 29, was indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm for Guerrero's death on Windsor Street. The Boston Police fugitive unit found and arrested him yesterday.... Read more

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/17/14 - 9:35 pm

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project plans to spray sumithrin from the back of a truck on Wednesday, June 18 in the areas of Dale Street, Deforest Street, Austin Street and Gordon Avenue.

The spraying will happen sometime between dusk and midnight, unless it rains, in which case it'll be sprayed the following night.... Read more

By - 6/16/14 - 11:27 am

Two men from Dorchester were among four indicted last week on federal charges of running a heroin ring out of a Hyde Park triple decker.

According to a court filing, Osvaldo Ortiz-Ventara, 23, and Weslley Hernandez, 25, served as couriers for the ring. They allegedly delivered the fatal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl and an animal painkiller to an intermediary who sold it to... Read more

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