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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.

By adamg - 4/10/15 - 9:27 pm

A man coming out of the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue around 9:10 tonight found himself surrounded in the parking lot by four teens who demanded a bag he had. One shot him in the head with a BB gun, then they all ran away.

They're described as black, between 13 and 17, all dressed in black.

By adamg - 3/2/15 - 9:34 am
Fairmount Avenue bridge sidewalk in Hyde Park

Before last night's snow

The saga of Hyde Park pedestrians trying to avoid death under the wheels of a truck or something continues. As you may recall, both sidewalks on the Fairmount Avenue bridge over the train tracks and the river went unplowed after the first storm. Then two hero civilians shoveled out one side. Then we got more snow and a snow-plow operator made quite sure (and no doubt unintentionally) that nobody was going to shovel it out again.

By adamg - 2/18/15 - 9:48 am
Plowed in sidewalk on the Fairmount bridge in Hyde Park

Yeah, about that. Looks like a plow driver completely covered it up with snow boulders, so, as Molly Lanzarotta reports, Fairmount Line riders and people looking to get from one side of the train tracks and the Neponset to the other have to walk in the street again.

It's no better down the line at Readville station, where Boston Strolls reports sidewalks have gone unshoveled since that first January storm.

By adamg - 2/7/15 - 11:57 am
Shoveling out the Fairmount Avenue bridge in Hyde Park

Meet Marcos and Tim, whom Molly Lanzarotta ran across this morning shoveling out one of the sidewalks on the Fairmount Avenue bridge over the Fairmount Line and the Neponset River this morning - just like state Rep. Ed Coppinger did the other night on the bridge named for his father over the Needham Line.

Marcos and Tim had their work cut out for them - that's a long bridge:

By adamg - 10/9/14 - 3:44 pm
Tim McCarthy and Sonia and Joseph Garufi

Tim McCarthy supports Garufi proposal as they listen.

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.

The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.

All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in an attempt to expand dining options outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By adamg - 10/2/14 - 5:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from Rincon Caribeno on Fairmount Avenue and a proposed Italian restaurant across the street for all-alcohol licenses.

Rincon Caribeno already has a license to serve beer, wine and liqueurs. Joe Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, is seeking a full liquor license for Antonio's Bacaro, the Italian restaurant he wants to open in the space formerly occupied by the Hyde.

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