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By adamg - 3/30/23 - 11:56 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a Starbucks in the Shops at Riverwood strip mall at 850 River St., near the Mattapan line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/23 - 5:51 pm
Rendering of proposed 1081 River St.

Rendering by Context.

A Natick developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace "an outdated two-family home of no significance" at 1081 River St. with a four-story 28-unit apartment building with 15 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/23 - 9:50 am
Wrecked car at Readville train station

Transit Police report that early Sunday, a man plowed into the cement-anchored sign at one of the Hyde Park Avenue parking lots at the Readville commuter-rail stop, called an Uber and then left the destroyed remains of his car behind.

Police say they tracked down the man and will charge him with leaving the scene of an accident.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 3:44 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/23 - 1:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale man and an alleged accomplice from Hyde Park after, police say, they smashed the front door of a Cummins Highway garage, stole the key for a specific car, then sped off after crashing through a chain link fence, early Thursday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 10:15 am
Rendering of proposed new building on River Street

Bird-enhanced rendering by JGE Architecture and Design.

Dr. Jean Bonnet has filed plans with the BPDA to replace his current Hyde Park Health Associates at 745 River St. and a neighboring repair garage with a five-story building with his enlarged and updated medical practice on the first floor and 40 apartments above it. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/23 - 10:03 am
Diagram showing parts of the bridge that will be repaired or replaced to re-open the bridge

MassDOT diagram of the work needd to re-open the bridge by next year.

MassDOT has updated its plans for the River Street Bridge in Cleary Square, closed since May: Do enough repairs to the crumbling span to re-open it to vehicle traffic in the spring of 2024, while it continues to work towards a more permanent replacement in a year to be determined. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 9:19 pm
Surveillance photo of Hyde Park armed robber

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy they say has held up multiple Hyde Park convenience stores in recent months, most recently SK Convenience in Cleary Square Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 10:04 pm

Update: Photo of suspect released.

SK Convenience, 1283 River St. in Hyde Park, was held up around 9:40 p.m. by a man who then ran across the River Street Bridge and onto Business Street. He was described as Black, in his 40s, wearing all black clothing and gloves with a balaclava over his face and about 5'8."

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 9:56 am

Two weeks after one developer said it wanted to change its proposed apartment building on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park to condos because of the current economy, another developer has filed a request to change a proposed condo building on Hyde Park Avenue from condos to apartments due to the current economy. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 11:55 am

And that's why a news copter was hovering over Fairmount Hill this morning, according to the Hyde Park Neighbors group on Facebook. Eversource is estimating 1:30 p.m. for full restoration of power.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 10:01 pm

In a rare but detailed rejection, the BPDA on Friday said no to a Texas developer's plans to carve out a hillside along American Legion Highway next to the Stop&Shop/Walgreen's strip mall for a complex with 270 apartments in nine three-story buildings with 331 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/23 - 2:01 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that four current and former Boston Police officers and supervisors at the department evidence warehouse in Hyde Park have had a new charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud added to their existing charges related to an alleged scheme in which the supervisors approved payments for overtime the officers did not actually work. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/23 - 9:37 am
Proposed new condo building on Fairmount Avenue

Rendering by Rick Schmidt Architect.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday gave the owner of four two-family houses on Fairmount Avenue, near the bridge over the Neponset and the train tracks in Hyde Park, an extra year to start razing them to make way for a four-story, 47-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/23 - 12:44 pm

A man who says he was just chilling one night at Cavan Cafe, 1406 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park, when an entire family lined up, rushed him and beat him up, leaving him with two broken eye sockets and two broken ribs on Oct. 1, police, the Cavan's bartender and the victim himself told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 10:28 pm
River Street crash scene

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports at least two road ragers managed to make it nearly 3 miles from Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue in Forest Hills to Hyde Park without killing anyone before crashing in front of the block of stores that includes Asian-Thai Eatery on River Street near West Street in Hyde Park around 7 p.m. - possibly reaching speeds of up to 90 m.p.h. along the way. Read more.

By oRen - 1/19/23 - 11:59 am
Acupuncturist treats patient at BAP.

Community acupuncture treatments at Boston Acupuncture Project (74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park) are "by donation" on Friday, January 27, 2023 with 50% of proceeds benefiting Hyde Park's Racial Equity and Justice (REJ) Forum.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 9:50 am

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man yesterday on charges he shot somebody on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge around 4:20 p.m. on Dec. 2. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/23 - 11:10 pm

An alarmed citizen files a 311 report from suddenly dangerous Goff Street in Hyde Park, where coyotes have eaten two dogs and, he or she reports ominously, "reportedly tried to snatch a child at the bus stop." Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/23 - 4:23 pm

ATF agents today arrested three men in connection with an alleged illegal gun sale by a Revere man who owns a Littleton gun shop: The dealer, the man he allegedly sold three guns to, who was one of three victims of a November shooting near Ross Playground in Hyde Park, and the legal gun owner who arranged the purchase, according to federal court documents unsealed today. Read more.

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