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By adamg - 1/15/20 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board said today it would hold off a vote on letting a Burger King franchisee open an outlet on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line after aides to several elected officials said they could not support the proposal until at least after the franchisee meets with Belnel Road-area residents, who say they don't want to see a burger place open until 2 am. in their backyard. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 2:43 pm
Proposed Burger King on River Street in Hyde Park

Proposed BK, in front of old paper-mill building once proposed for a fancy riverside restaurant.

A Burger King franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for a food-serving license to open an outlet in the Shops at Riverwood on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line - with a proposed closing time of 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 9:15 pm

Around 9 p.m. on the Boston Prep side of Wood Avenue, across from the Price Rite parking lot. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 7:34 am
Bus crash aftermath in Hyde Park

Crash aftermath. Photo by Chris Dunn.

WFXT reports a school bus and a car collided at River Street and Metropolitan Avenue this morning. No school children were on the bus.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 10:39 pm
The former Dempsey's to come down

Block on the chopping block.

Two developers are looking to buy the most of the block where Dempsey's bar used to be on River Street in Hyde Park and turn it into a four-story building with 48 condos and a corner store, possibly a coffeehouse. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 10:18 pm
Proposed Junior's building

Architect's rendering. Business Street and train station to left, River Street to right.

A local developer is proposing to raze the recently closed Junior's Automotive at River and Business streets and replace it with a five-story, 32-unit residential building with room for a coffee shop and 19 parking spaces in the ground floor. 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 - 8/19/19 - 7:54 am

Transit Police report two men, 35 and 23, were shot in the busway at the Mattapan Square T stop shortly after 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 10:04 am
Firefighters at River Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 161 River St., near Standard Street, shortly after 9 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The fire, which damaged the basement and first floor, caused no injuries, the department says.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 4:19 pm

WCVB posts some video of a battle-to-the-ground fight on Harvard Avenue at River Street this afternoon.

By adamg - 1/19/19 - 2:40 pm

Around 2:20 p.m. on River Street at Barry Street. Multiple shots fired. Police are also investigating a car crash on River Street that might be related to the shooting.

By adamg - 11/25/18 - 10:46 pm

In the stomach, shortly before 10 p.m. on River Street between West and Arlington streets, Doogs reports.

By adamg - 8/1/18 - 8:26 pm
Architects rendering of 500 River St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan by two community developers for a 135-unit, six-story apartment building - and two townhouses - on what is now an MBTA parking lot at the Mattapan Square T station. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/18 - 9:10 am
Firefighters at River Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 5:30 a.m. at 614 River St., off Malta Street, sent one resident to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/18 - 8:18 am

Boston Police report arresting a teenager they say robbed the Santander Bank branch at 860 River St. in Hyde Park around 12:50 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/18 - 10:23 am

Doyle Playground

Humans of Hyde Park interview Arielle Spivey and Lawrence Wyche, who have been leading an effort with the Southwest Community Development Corp. to transform
the fenced-off field of weeds and concrete on River Street across from Rosa Street back into the park it once was. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/18 - 7:59 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Jocelin Nordeus, 58.

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed around 2:50 a.m. on River Street. WBZ reports the man died.

This is Boston's 22nd murder of the year and the second in Mattapan.

By adamg - 2/28/18 - 4:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men they say pushed a driver out of his car at gunpoint at River and Violante streets near Mattapan Square last night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/18 - 1:10 pm

UPDATE: Ordered held on $200,000 bail at arraignment for the two Mattapan cases; to be arraigned tomorrow for the Brighton incident, per Suffolk County DA's office.

Boston Police report a man arrested yesterday for a Jan. 10 holdup at a market on North Beacon Street in Brighton now also faces charges for five similar armed robberies in Mattapan Square and Brighton this month. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/17 - 1:13 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved Sadiq Ahmad's request to re-open the shuttered New York Fried Chicken take-out place on River Street, near Hyde Park Avenue, as New Yorker Fried Chicken. Read more.

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