Hey, there! Log in / Register

River Street

By adamg - 3/18/23 - 1:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale man and an alleged accomplice from Hyde Park after, police say, they smashed the front door of a Cummins Highway garage, stole the key for a specific car, then sped off after crashing through a chain link fence, early Thursday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 10:15 am
Rendering of proposed new building on River Street

Bird-enhanced rendering by JGE Architecture and Design.

Dr. Jean Bonnet has filed plans with the BPDA to replace his current Hyde Park Health Associates at 745 River St. and a neighboring repair garage with a five-story building with his enlarged and updated medical practice on the first floor and 40 apartments above it. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/23 - 10:03 am
Diagram showing parts of the bridge that will be repaired or replaced to re-open the bridge

MassDOT diagram of the work needd to re-open the bridge by next year.

MassDOT has updated its plans for the River Street Bridge in Cleary Square, closed since May: Do enough repairs to the crumbling span to re-open it to vehicle traffic in the spring of 2024, while it continues to work towards a more permanent replacement in a year to be determined. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 11:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man who was a Boston outreach worker after a chase Sunday in which he sped through Mattapan Square, parked just over the line in Milton, then tried walking back into Mattapan. Read more

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 10:04 pm

Update: Photo of suspect released.

SK Convenience, 1283 River St. in Hyde Park, was held up around 9:40 p.m. by a man who then ran across the River Street Bridge and onto Business Street. He was described as Black, in his 40s, wearing all black clothing and gloves with a balaclava over his face and about 5'8."

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 4:09 pm

Boston Police report officers arrived at a car crash outside 595 River St. in Mattapan just as the driver was "reaching for a firearm inside the engine compartment of his motor vehicle as the Boston Fire Department was rendering aid" around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 10:28 pm
River Street crash scene

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports at least two road ragers managed to make it nearly 3 miles from Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue in Forest Hills to Hyde Park without killing anyone before crashing in front of the block of stores that includes Asian-Thai Eatery on River Street near West Street in Hyde Park around 7 p.m. - possibly reaching speeds of up to 90 m.p.h. along the way. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 9:20 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint that all the cops who now stand in the middle of some Hyde Park intersections at rush hour due to the closure of the River Street Bridge have done nothing to tamp down the outrageous aggressiveness of local drivers: Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 11:45 am
Rendering of the Pot

Rendeirng by Port One Design.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the Pot, a marijuana shop proposed for 532-542 River St. in Mattapan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 5:05 pm

Two men and a woman were arrested earlier this week during a raid on a River Street apartment in which federal, state and local investigators found 100 pounds of fentanyl powder and pills, three industrial pill-press machines and numerous sealed Priority Mail envelopes containing pills that were ready to be dropped off at a local post office, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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 - 10/28/22 - 12:35 pm

City Councilor Brian Worrell reports the Walgreens at 90 River St. in Mattapan is closing its doors. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 10:57 pm
Rendering of building at Business and River streets in Hyde Park

Rendering by Phase Zero Design, showing view from the middle of what used to be the open River Street Bridge.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace the former Junior's garage at River and Business streets in Hyde Park with a four-story apartment building with ground-floor space for a coffeehouse. 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 - 8/2/22 - 12:41 pm

On Feb. 26, police and bar workers say, two couples entered Master McGrath's on River Street in Hyde Park as friends. An hour later, though, one of the men lay in wait for the other outside - with a knife, which he used to slash his new enemy's arm - and which he would have used to inflict even more damage if alert bystanders hadn't stopped him, they said. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 12:20 pm

A suspicious package in front of the YMCA on River Street in Hyde Park around noon emptied the building and brought the BPD bomb squad, K-9 units and at least one news copter running as other officers shut River Street to traffic around noon. 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 - 7/2/22 - 11:26 am
Markers on Wood Avenue

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a 14-year-old girl found with gunshot wounds in an Uber car early this morning at Metropolitan Avenue and River Street in Hyde Park was likely shot a few blocks away on Wood Avenue - an area that has seen a number of gunfire incidents, including one murder, and the shooting of another young teen, over the past year. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 3:39 pm

Some pigeons up a couple floors at the old boiler plant at the Shops at Riverwood on River Street in Hyde Park.

Subscribe to River Street