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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 - 2/1/23 - 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 - 3/23/22 - 8:59 am
Repair work on Truman Parkway

Gretchen Van Ness reported this morning that the traffic lights on either side of the Neponset were out this morning - including at Fairmount Avenue and Truman Parkway, where Eversource reports a "vehicle accident" took out the power.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a liquor license for Park 54, a restaurant planned for 81 Fairmount Ave., in Hyde Park, where the Fairmount Grill, and before that, Townsend's, used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 11:37 am

Three local restaurateurs are hoping to convert the space left when the Fairmount Grille shut in 2019 into a new restaurant and lounge that pays tribute to the Massachusetts 54th Regiment - which trained nearby in Readville. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 11:35 am
Rendering of new Fairmount Avenue apartment building

Rendering by Rick Schmidt.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans by the DiSipio Building Group to build a $10-million, four-story apartment building at 99-105 Fairmount Ave. between the Fairmount Avenue bridge and the building where the Fairmount Grille used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 8:43 am

Amalia Cerro photographed the aftermath of the car turned turtle just up from Truman Parkway early this morning, reports everybody got out OK.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 1:45 pm
Proposed Fairmount Avenue building

A Hyde Park home builder is looking to replace four two-family homes it put up in 2004 and rented out on Fairmount Avenue with a four-story, 47-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 6:18 pm
Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue

Restaurant this afternoon, doors locked, but tables and chairs still in place.

Hyde Park Main Streets is confirming a query from Boston Restaurant Talk that the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue suddenly shut today - even before it was due to open.

The restaurant, which brought "upscale dining at affordable prices" to the neighborhood, replaced Townsend's in 2013, after the landlord changed the locks when the older restaurant stopped paying its rent.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 11:35 am

A woman angry that two other women had locked her out of the restroom at Rincon Caribeño late one February night started an argument that a restaurant worker broke up, but then continued the dispute outside, where she smashed them in the heads with a broken glass, a police officer told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 2:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to deny requests from Wingz and Tingz to serve up chicken wings and things until 3 a.m. on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall.

The decision means the Hyde Park branch has to stick with its current midnight closing time and Grove Hall with its current 11 p.m. closing time.

By adamg - 10/22/18 - 9:48 am

Wingz and Tingz, 10 Fairmount Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from midnight to 3:30 a.m.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Room 809 in City Hall.

By adamg - 11/2/17 - 11:18 pm

Z&R Convenience Plus, 59 Fairmount Ave., across from the fire station, was held up around 10:35 p.m. by three men, one with a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/16 - 7:31 pm

A manhole that burst into flames around 4 p.m. in Cleary Square knocked out power up down River Street and Fairmount Avenue. Eversource estimates the power will be back by 9.

By adamg - 5/31/16 - 7:31 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy reports he was the first customer today at Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount Avenue. He adds that currently just the bar at the Italian restaurant is open.

Joseph and Sonia Garufi, owners of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, have been working to restore the space - where Dottie's and the Hyde used to be - for more than a year and a half.

By adamg - 5/10/16 - 12:31 pm

Joe Garufi, who has been trying to turn the former Hyde and the even more former Dottie's into a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue since 2014, said today he's only a few inspections away from opening.

Garufi had to appear before the Boston Licensing Board today to explain why it shouldn't take away the neighborhood-specific liquor license it granted him for Antonio's Bacaro in the fall of 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/16 - 5:43 pm

Our roving Hyde Park reporter, Mike Ball, reports:

The door at Antonio's in Logan Square was open this morning. The overworked solo contractor (his term) was painting the door jamb (black, by the bye).

Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/16 - 9:20 am
Two turkeys atop a house in Roslindale

Laura Kollett spotted these two turkeys this morning atop a house on South Street in Roslindale, near the train station.

Meanwhile, Jeff Sullivan shows us a more grounded turkey, in a parking lot off Truman Parkway and Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park: Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/15 - 10:59 am
CDs on a fence at the Fairmount commuter-rail station in Hyde Park

Somebody's attached a whole bunch of CDs to a fence at one of the entrances to the Fairmount station on the Fairmount line (on Fairmount Avenue, of course).

By adamg - 5/9/15 - 9:50 pm
Vertullo Building on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park

City officials joined with residents, new store owners and Historic Boston on Fairmount Avenue today to re-dedicate the Vertullo Building.

The building, which dates to 1868 - the year Hyde Park became a town - has space for five stores on the first floor and four apartments above. Historic Boston bought the building in 2011 and spent $1.3 million renovating it. Read more.

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