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By adamg - 4/27/21 - 11:59 am
Proposed rendering of rejected River Street building

Bird-enhanced rendering by Embarc Studio; board says nope.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today listened to residents' concerns and rejected a developer's proposal to build a three-story, seven-unit condo building at 37 River St., at Old Morton Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 11:17 am

The Boston Licensing Board today suspended the liquor license for Macumba Latina, 477 River St., after BPD detectives found a long line outside and lots of people without masks inside, as well as a DJ, last night - all violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 11:41 am

The Bulletin reports that the River Street mall with the Price Rite and the Burger King at the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, could get a Starbucks and a Planet Fitness.

Developer Todd Finard, who has been trying to fill the space left vacant since he tore down what was left of the old paper mill there in 2007 and 2008, will hold a community meeting on the two possible additions tothe Shops at Riverwood at 6 p.m. on March 24.

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 10:48 am

Public Facilities Commission Meeting: Department of Neighborhood Development 03-10-21

The Boston Public Facilities Commission this morning approved handing over a quarter-acre parcel off River Street in Mattapan to a group that will transform it into a "food forest" stocked with trees from which anybody can pick berries and nuts, and another parcel off Chelsea Street in East Boston to a group that will create a community garden. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 9:12 am
Architect's rendering of 1318 River St. in Hyde Park

Rendering by Phase Zero Design.

The owner of the Junior's garage at River and Business streets this week filed plans to replace it with a $10-million five-story building with 32 residential units and ground-floor space for a coffee shop. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/14/20 - 3:56 pm

City of Boston Licensing Board 5-13-20

The Boston Licensing Board this morning approved a Burger King in the Shops at Riverwood strip mall on River Street, with the support of one neighborhood group pleased to finally see a restaurant, even if a Burger King, move into the mall and the outraged opposition of another neighborhood group, which accused the developer and the chain of exacerbating the poor health of black residents in the surrounding area. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 3:12 pm
Porch turkey

Seth McCoy reports opening the door on River Street, near the Price Rite in Hyde Park, today to find, no, not an energy salesman, but this bad boy.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 1:00 pm

The Santander Bank at 860 River St. was robbed by a black man wearing a blue surgical mask, a green hoodie, dark sweatpants and black and white sneakers around 12:45 p.m. He ran towards Mattapan Square with a white sack full of cash.

Earlier:
Even burglars taking coronavirus precautions.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 7:37 pm
1201 River St. rendering

Rendering by VMY Architects.

Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA for a four-story 48-unit apartment in Hyde Park's Logan Square, at 1201 River St., on the block where Dempsey's used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 9:48 am
Missing geese-crossing sign

Gone! Geese will just have to honk at cars now.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the missing geese-crossing signs that used to be posted on River Street at Knight Street: Read more.

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.

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