A downtown development company last week filed a "letter of intent" with the BPDA for a 305-unit housing development on a vacant parcel between Hyde Park Avenue and the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Father Hart/Milton Street bridge at the northern edge of the Readville train station in Hyde Park. Read more.
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A meeting of a BPDA advisory group tonight will focus on a developers plans to change six planned three-bedroom units into twelve two-bedroom units in the next phase of its construction on Hyde Park Avenue south of Ukraine Way. Read more.
The developer of a residential complex going up between Hyde Park Avenue and the Amtrak/commuter-rail tracks at Forest Hills south of Ukraine Way is asking the BPDA's permission to let it change plans for six three-bedroom units into twelve units split between one and two bedrooms each. Read more.
Mackenson Henry, 41, was fatally stabbed late this afternoon inside La Familia barber shop, 1205 Hyde Park Ave., near the Auto Zone. A suspect was arrested not long after. Read more.
Hyde Park's Cleary Square was particularly colorful in the rain tonight, thanks to Drs. Bankhead and Groipen, two dentists who love their bright colors.
A company based in Tempe, AZ and one with principals and advisors who live in Roslindale said tonight they both have agreements to lease or buy buildings on Hyde Park Avenue just south of Metropolitan Avenue for possible medical-marijuana dispensaries. Read more.
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.
Roslindale's seemingly eternal flame was finally doused by firefighters, National Grid workers and a lot of sand around 2:30 this afternoon after National Grid finished rigging up a temporary main to replace the one that burst into flames during repair work around 6:10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Read more.
Dousing the fire would require shutting off the 10-inch gas main that's feeding it, which would force hundreds of homes to lose heat. Officials decided to monitor the fire as National Grid workers build a temporary bypass line around it. Once that's finished, the main will be shut for repairs and then turned back on.
UPDATE, 10 p.m. Fire still burning. BFD says problem is that shutting off gas would leave many residents without heat, adds, "This scene is expected to be active well into tomorrow."
Around 6:10 p.m. in front of 340 Hyde Park Ave., across from Pagel Playground. Read more.
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 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.
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.
Jake spotted Mad Max Rockatansky's Interceptor parked on Hyde Park Avenue in Cleary Square this morning.
Gordon Bedford watched the aftermath of a three-car crash on Hyde Park Avenue near Northbourne Road late this afternoon. He reports two people in the car in the middle were unable to get out until after firefighters arrived and pried open the doors. EMTs arrived to check them out.
Roxbury Prep will move its high school from Jamaica Plain into the Most Precious Blood school building on Hyde Park Avenue being vacated by Boston Prep - which is moving into a new building at the other end of Hyde Park, on the Mattapan line. Read more.
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