Hyde Park

By - 2/19/18 - 8:37 am

On neighborhood Facebook groups, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain residents report being startled awake either shortly before or after 5 a.m. by at least two loud booms. On Twitter, Pete Cannon reports: Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:44 pm

At Truman Parkway and Mountfair Terrace, around 9:25 p.m.

By - 2/3/18 - 10:28 am

Coffee Break Cafe, which currently has coffeehouses in Quincy and Milton, announced this week it's moving into the space vacated last year by Bean and Cream on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue.

They're hoping to open by April, with hours starting at 5 a.m.

H/t Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 2/2/18 - 12:26 pm
Car smashed into house in Hyde Park

The Boston Fire Department reports that shortly after noon, somebody drove a Hyundai Genesis into first a light pole and then the house at 1482 Hyde Park Ave.

Both the driver and a passenger were extricated from the remains of the car and taken to a local hospital for care. Both are expected to survive.

By - 1/26/18 - 12:15 pm

UPDATE: Nothing found, Steve Cooper at WHDH reports.

WCVB reports that State Police are combing land around Turtle Pond off Enneking Parkway for Joseph Brancato, 21, last seen several weeks ago on Mendelssohn Street in Roslindale, where he was staying with a Marine recruiter. NECN reports that among the agencies that sent investigators to the area is NCIS, which investigates possible criminal activity in the Marine Corps.

By - 1/10/18 - 4:23 pm
Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park

Most Precious Blood parish.

Officials at Most Precious Blood Church have begun looking at leasing church property to an apartment developer as a way to ensure a new revenue stream for the church and two affiliated parishes in Readville and Milton.

But at a meeting last night at the former St. Anne School in Readville, parishioners soundly opposed a proposal to turn the main church building on Maple Street into 24 apartments and convert a basement chapel into the main worship area. Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 10:47 am

Because we just heard two claps of thundersnow here in our mountain pass along the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier. Also heard from West Roxbury to Jamaica Plain.

Ed. note: Cantore is actually in Rockport.

By - 1/2/18 - 9:14 am
Scooby Doo mystery machine

Javari Lacet made quite the New Year's resolution: He wants to solve mysteries as he tools around town in his own Mystery, Inc. van. Of course, outfitting a rig like that takes money, so he's set up a GoFundMe page to pay the $149,900 cost: Read more.

By - 12/26/17 - 8:56 am
Fire on Hyde Park Avenue

A fire called in around 5:50 a.m. at 1531-1533 Hyde Park Ave. did an estimated $100,000 in damage, displaced seven people and sent a firefighter to the hospital, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 12/21/17 - 12:49 pm

Students and teachers at the Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park have started raising funds for an 18-year-old student who is now behind bars at a Suffolk County jail as ICE attempts to boot him from the country. Read more.

By - 12/20/17 - 1:13 pm

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.

By - 12/18/17 - 4:21 pm
Van Ness

Hours after Segun Idowu announced he wants to run against longtime state Rep. Angelo Scaccia next year, Hyde Park civil-rights attorney Gretchen Van Ness announced she plans to run for the 14th Suffolk seat as well.

Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 11:18 am
Segun Idowu

Segun Idowu of Hyde Park has announced an exploratory committee to look at running next year for the 14th Suffolk state-representative seat long held by Angelo Scaccia.

Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 9:55 pm

Around 9:50 p.m. on Everett Street near Central Avenue.

By - 11/30/17 - 5:02 pm
Cottage Cafe in Hyde Park

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.

By - 11/30/17 - 1:09 pm
Cars in bike lane on Truman Parkway

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.

By - 11/10/17 - 10:22 am

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.

By - 11/9/17 - 10:07 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for three men they say have held up five markets at gunpoint over the last week. Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 2:55 pm
Deer in Stony Brook Reservation

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.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:15 am
Dump truck ensnared in power and cable lines in Hyde Park

Rick Macomber shows us the scene on Truman Parkway at Dana Avenue in Hyde Park around 4:50 a.m., after a dump truck unloading asphalt for the Truman repaving project took down power, phone and cable lines. Read more.