From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.
Update, 10/14: Problems fixed and an inspector let the restaurant reopen.
Farrah's Cafe Restaurant, 1158 River St., which was shut on Sept. 23 for violations that included a leaky kitchen sink and live cockroaches in the basement, failed a re-inspection yesterday after an inspector found the sink still leaked and that the live roaches in the basement had been joined by live roaches in the kitchen. Read more.
Federal prosecutors charged today that after Thomas Nee lost re-election as president of the Boston police union, he joined a scheme at the BPD evidence warehouse in Hyde Park to put in for overtime for which he didn't work. Read more.
Stephen DeBerardinis being pulled away from protesters he was trying to punch at West Roxbury rally earlier this month.
A federal grand jury has indicted a man who lives on the Hyde Park/Dedham line on charges of sending racially offensive Facebook messages to a White woman who'd just announced her engagement to a Black man and of threatening the couple with dismemberment. Read more.
Boston Parents Schoolyard News reviews what's going on with the move of the Boston Community Leadership Academy from the old Hyde Park High School to the McCormack Middle School: Even as BPS promotes its $1-billion "BuildBPS" vision of 21st-century almost suburban like high schools, the BCLA students say they are getting a building without enough classrooms, no auditorium, a smaller gym with no bleachers and maybe even not enough lockers.
The erstwhile hizzonah made a quick trip back to his old stomping grounds today. Why? Dunno, don't care, we're just too blase, but we take note that of all the places in Boston he could have breakfast, he chose the counter at Richy's on River Street in Hyde Park, where he ate with state Rep. Rob Consalvo: Read more.
Boston Police report officers responding to a fight at 123 West St. in Hyde Park around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday arrived just in time to spot one of the combatants reaching under the passenger seat of the car he was in for what turned out to be a gun loaded with ten rounds. Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today the city will spend $2 million renovating space in the Muni on River Street in Hyde Park's Logan Square to serve as a new health center for a neighborhood that has a lower life expectancy than the city average. Read more.
The State House News Service reports the federal EPA yesterday formally proposed making the Neponset River, from Dana Avenue in Hyde Park to Dorchester Lower Mills a designated Superfund hazardous-waste and cleanup site due to the large volume of PCBs in river silt and the difficulties of trying to recoup costs from dozens of sites responsible for the contamination on one of the nation's oldest industrial waterways.
In its proposal to designate the river, the EPA says: Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to rescue somebody who somehow wound up in the Mother Brook where River Street crosses, near the intersection with Readville Street and Neponset Valley Parkway, shortly after 8 p.m. The department reports firefighters handed the person over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.
A Dorchester man already behind bars on charges he kidnapped, raped and tried to strangle a family member this year faces arraignment today on charges he dumped another woman's body in a swampy area near Turtle Pond in the Stony Brook Reservation last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.