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By adamg - 11/16/22 - 11:29 am

The former owner of Edu & Den's Bakery in Mattapan is looking to move into the old River Grille space at River Street and Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park's cleary Square to open an American restaurant with liquor service and hours starting at 5 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/22 - 3:20 pm
Monsters on a wall in Hyde Park

You're driving down Hyde Park Avenue from Roslindale into Hyde Park's Cleary Square when the new giant mural on the side of Ron's hits you - an entire wall of monsters cheerily welcoming you to the heart of Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 1:12 pm
Underside of the bridge

Part of the underside of the current bridge, via MassDOT.

MassDOT told Hyde Park residents last night they're going to have to keep detouring around the bridge over the train tracks through Cleary Square until at least spring, 2025, which is the earliest officials say they can have a new River Street bridge built. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 8:35 pm
Acela train about to go under bridge

Part of the problem: All the trains leave little time for repair work.

MassDOT says the River Street bridge in Cleary Square is beyond repair, so it's started work on designing its complete replacement - with preliminary plans hopefully available for the public to look at in the first quarter of 2023. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 5:38 pm

The River Street bridge, the closing of which made traffic in Hyde Park's Cleary Square even worse than it already was, could be repaired and re-opened this fall, state Rep. Rob Consalvo reported today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 3:31 pm

MassDOT reports it shut the River Street bridge over the train tracks to vehicle traffic today after "bridge inspectors identified beam deterioration during a routine and fracture critical inspection." Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:53 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by two physical therapists to turn what used to be the Quality RX Pharmacy on River Street near Hyde Park Avenue into a function hall specializing in weddings, graduations and similar events. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/21 - 10:07 am

In less than 24 hours, with just a couple of posts in the Hyde Park neighborhood Facebook group, Marc Lavine to pay for a free ice-cream cone with a topping for any kid under 12 who shows up at Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and 20th Century Bowling Bowling on Hyde Park Avenue with proof of vaccination. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 9:55 pm
Rendering of Oak Street buidling

Rendering by Embarc Studio.

A Milton developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the closed laughlin Nichols Pennacchio Funeral Home at 34 Oak St. in Hyde Park with a three-story, 21-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 1:28 pm

WBZ reports a man walked into SK Convenience, 1283 River St. in Hyde Park, shortly after 9 a.m. put a gun to a clerk's head and when she couldn't open a cash register fast enough, threw her to the ground and threatened to kill her - as her five-year-old daughter was in the back of the store, which is around the corner from the E-18 police station.

By adamg - 7/12/19 - 9:28 am

Boston Police report the arrest of a Hyde Park man on gun and drug charges after he was pulled out of a car in Cleary Square yesterday during as part of a drug investigation. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/19 - 10:14 am
Old Cottage Cafe

To be replaced by housing?

A real-estate company has started marketing a package of parcels along Hyde Park Avenue where the Cottage Cafe and a lamp factory used to be for possible reuse as a multi-story residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/18 - 11:11 pm
Cleary Square in the rain

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.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 10/4/17 - 11:55 am
Yellow car

Jake spotted Mad Max Rockatansky's Interceptor parked on Hyde Park Avenue in Cleary Square this morning.

By adamg - 8/4/17 - 3:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to revoke the food-serving license for New York Fried Chicken, 1251 River St., because listed owner Riaz Ali Shah hid the real owner of the take-out place and because he's agreed to plead guilty to federal tax and immigration fraud charges. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/17 - 11:44 am

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.

By adamg - 8/1/17 - 12:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to give the listed owner of New York Fried Chicken on River Street in Cleary Square a couple of months to get his affairs in order and sell the take-out place or whether he has to shut down immediately because he's agreed to plead guilty to federal tax-evasion and immigration fraud charges. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/17 - 10:17 am

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a three-family house at 7 Dana Ave. with a townhouse project of 12, two-bedroom units, one set aside as affordable.

The board unanimously approved the proposal, although board Chairwoman Christine Araujo asked for some plantings to screen what she said would otherwise look like "a very suburban, motel-looking structure."

By adamg - 5/17/17 - 6:45 pm

Updated with correct location.

A man robbed the Metro PCS store at 1266 River St in Cleary Square around 6:20 p.m. by pointing a taser at a clerk, then jumped on a scooter and rode away - only to be captured not long after by police officers at Cummins Highway and Rosewood Street in Mattapan after a slow-speed chase.

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