Hyde Park

By - 4/10/14 - 11:27 pm

Officer Dennis Simmonds, 28, collapsed shortly before 1 p.m. at the academy on Williams Avenue in Hyde Park. Fellow officers started CPR and paramedics rushed him to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Simmonds was a 2009 graduate of the academy and a member of the Youth Violence Strike Force.

The Boston Police Department adds :

Officer Simmonds was honored at our

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By - 4/9/14 - 3:10 pm

A Hyde Park man scheduled for trial next week on car-theft charges was arrested Saturday after a man who had had his car stolen noticed the vehicle being driven down a Hyde Park street and started following it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Maurice Pridgett, 33, was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 2:30 pm

A crash around 2:15 p.m. between Thatcher Street/Greenwood Avenue and Westminster Street left one car leaking gas onto the road across from a gas station, which led police to shut the road until it could be cleaned up.

Earlier:
Head-on crash between truck, car on Business Street.

By - 3/18/14 - 10:13 am

Northeast Fire Alert reports a truck and a car collided head on Business Street shortly after 9 a.m. One driver was reported in critical condition. The road remained shut at 10 a.m. as police investigated.... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 10:11 pm

Updated with BPD info.

Boston Police report arresting two of four men who alleged beat and robbed a man on Clare Avenue, just off American Legion Highway and Hyde Park Avenue, around 9:40 p.m.

Police say they were called to the scene by the victim's wife, who looked outside to see her husband under attack by a group of masked teens, one of whom... Read more

By - 3/5/14 - 8:18 am

Parent Imperfect reports on a School Committee hearing on proposed layoffs and other cuts, held at the Hyde Park Educational Complex.

School Committee Chair, Michael O’Neill made a valiant effort to lighten things up a bit in his welcoming remarks, but few attendees were in that kind of mood.

By - 3/3/14 - 11:24 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week looked into its bag of packie licenses, found it had one and awarded it to Shaw's, after determining its managers were of high moral character and had proved a public need for an aisle of beer, wine and spirits at its Star Market on Boylston Street.

Unfortunately for the owners of Zaz on River Street in Hyde Park,... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 5:20 pm

Kathy Cahill asks:

Where to find locally made cannolis in JP-Ros-Hyde Park?

By - 2/26/14 - 11:50 am
Zaz in Hyde Park

Zaz, 1238 River St., learns tomorrow whether the Boston Licensing Board has any spare beer-and-wine licenses and, if so, if it can get one.

The small restaurant, which opened in late 2012, serves an eclectic mix of Asian, Caribbean and Spanish foods.

Its application won support of the mayor's office and of city councilors Steve Murphy, Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley and Tim McCarthy, who... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 9:02 pm
Readville cone

Boston Strolls was stunned tonight by this sight on Vallaro Road.

The first space saver I've ever seen in Readville. AND it's preemptive.

By - 1/31/14 - 3:45 pm
Darkened Shaw's

Jacob Sconyers was in the Hyde Park Shaw's around 3:15 p.m. when the lights went out. He reports the cash registers were on some sort of backup, so the store could keep ringing up customers.

The power outage apparently wasn't confined to the store. Around 3:30 p.m., when firefighters lined the street outside the store parking lot, axes in hand, traffic in nearby Cleary... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 7:20 am
Sunrise over Readville

Boston Strolls captured the sunrise over Readville this morning.

By - 1/25/14 - 8:06 pm
Colchester fire

Colchester Street fire. Photo by Jesse S.

A fire that broke out shortly before 8 p.m. at at 40 Colchester St. was the apparent cause of death of an elderly woman found on the lawn outside by arriving firefighters.

Despite CPR by first responders, the woman was pronounced dead not long after her arrival at Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

Firefighters started searching the house for a second resident, but the man... Read more

By - 1/22/14 - 5:20 pm

The Globe reports on the theft of a Hyundai Tucson rented by Angela Menino. Until Jan. 6, Tom and Angela Menino had a 24-hour BPD detail posted outside their Readville home.

By - 1/19/14 - 8:35 pm

A woman walking down Dana Avenue around 8:15 p.m. was attacked by a man who hit her in the face, took her purse, then ran down Walnut Street.

He's described as white, 5'7" or 5'8" with curly hair and in his 20s. He wore a scally cap and a black sweater.

By - 1/12/14 - 4:02 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), says he is working with the captains of BPD's districts E-5 and E-18 to set up meetings this week to discuss the murders in Georgetowne and in Roslindale.

McCarthy tweeted the news in a discussion about today's knifepoint robbery in Hyde Park.... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 3:24 pm

Somebody who thought he was arranging a sneaker exchange instead found himself surrounded by five guys, at least three armed with knives, shortly after 3 p.m. at West Street and Myopia Road.

The suspects, described as white males, took his wallet and then ran into the nearby George Wright Golf Course. Four wore black hoodies, one a gray hoodie.... Read more

By - 1/10/14 - 12:02 pm
Samuel Constant

Samuel Constant: Only 19 when stabbed to death. Source.

A Mattapan man was ordered held without bail today on charges he fatally stabbed a 19-year-old in the Georgetowne development last evening.

At William Earl's arraignment in West Roxbury District Court, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman said Earl, 20, went up to Samuel Constant on Margaretta Drive around 6 p.m. and, "without any provocation," fatally stabbed him.

Burdman said police found the victim... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 7:38 pm

UPDATE, Friday: William Earl, was ordered held without bail on a charge of murder for the death of Samuel Constant, 19.

A man was stabbed to death in the Georgetowne development on the Hyde Park/West Roxbury line shortly before 6 p.m., Boston Police report.

The victim's alleged murderer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of what police say is a non-life-threatening... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 10:35 pm

Opponents of a 27-unit apartment building on land next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station said the $7-million proposal would lead to poor people infesting the neighborhood with their crime-ridden ways, their children breathing in fumes from the auto-body shop next door and their guests jamming up the local streets with their cars.

And, one opponent said at a meeting at the Hyde Park Municipal... Read more

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