Around 9:50 p.m. at 9 Everett St.
Cottage Cafe, 1227 Hyde Park Ave., is getting ready for its final last call: Next week, the Boston Licensing Board considers letting its owner sell the venerable watering hole's liquor license to about as un-gritty a locale as you could imagine: A large building aimed at "makers, designers, architects, communicators, researchers, manufacturers, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs" on the South Boston waterfront. Read more.
The recently finished DCR repaving of Truman Parkway in Hyde Park included the creation of a bike lane on the southbound side. But as Vivian Gerard discovered and photographed yesterday morning, motorists responded to the new lane by ignoring it. It's especially bad in front of the apartment building at 605 Truman, just before Fairmount Avenue, but a quick drive at lunchtime today showed both car owners and truck drivers ignoring the lane south of Fairmount as well.
The Bulletin reports a recent meeting of the Clare Avenue Neighborhood Watch focused on how crowded the 32 bus on Hyde Park Avenue is. State Rep. Russell Holmes said the T might be able to add buses, but then the problem is that Hyde Park Avenue is too damn congested and the extra buses would only make that worse.
Was on the way to Turtle Pond on the main path from the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation around 2:20 p.m. when I looked down path 206 to see this deer looking at me. We looked at each other for a minute or two and then he (she? I'm a city kid, what do I know?) bounded off into the woods.
Z&R Convenience Plus, 59 Fairmount Ave., across from the fire station, was held up around 10:35 p.m. by three men, one with a gun. Read more.
A concerned citizen alerts the city that somebody's posting signs along River Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park, urging people who are too damn lazy to scoop their dog's more solid waste into a plastic bag to use conveniently placed storm sewers instead, rather than letting them befoul the sidewalks.
A rotting, boarded up eyesore long a haven of local drug users, teenagers and Curry College students on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park will be razed and replaced by two two-family houses under plans approved by the Board of Appeal today. Read more.
A woman hit by a vehicle around 3:40 p.m. on Friday outside the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School on Hyde Park Avenue is expected to survive, Boston Police report this morning. Read more.
The Herald reports an officer who worked in the BPD evidence warehouse in Hyde Park is charged with dipping into money being used as evidence to play the slots at Plainridge Park in Plainville.
The Bulletin reports DCR Commissioner Leo Roy made a special trip to Hyde Park to deny that the state parks and parkways agency wishes Hyde Park would just fall off the earth, already. Sure, the Thompson Center remains a festering pit, but how about that impending Truman Parkway repaving?
Jake spotted Mad Max Rockatansky's Interceptor parked on Hyde Park Avenue in Cleary Square this morning.
Verizon announced today it will soon make its FiOS Internet/cable/phone service available in all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, and in parts of South Boston, including the waterfront. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that while Randall Tremblay might have been intoxicated when a police detective questioned him about the death of his girlfriend in their Hyde Park apartment, he was not so incapacitated that he didn't understand what he was doing when he agreed to be questioned. Read more.
Modern technology and a 1990s court decision have created a narrow flight corridor off a Logan runway that can mean hour after hour of planes roaring over Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury, from late at night to early in the morning, driving residents nuts. Read more.
The Bulletin reports on the unwrapping of Boston Park and Rec's plans for Sherrin Woods on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line that include new trails and a camera system to catch the sort of miscreants who now routinely dump trash there.
Part of the camera system will include a Web site residents can call up to do some online monitoring so that they can alert the city when dumpers are skulking about.
Jamaica Plain News reports on a formal complaint about "unbearable" jet noise of late, notes a new citizen group, Boston South Fair Skies, holds an organizing meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway.
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