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By adamg - 9/10/21 - 10:54 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today the city will spend $2 million renovating space in the Muni on River Street in Hyde Park's Logan Square to serve as a new health center for a neighborhood that has a lower life expectancy than the city average. Read more.

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 - 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).

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By adamg - 8/19/15 - 10:54 am
Dempsey's in Hyde Square.

The new owner of Dempsey's Bar and Grill, 1185 River St., told the Boston Licensing Board long-time customers can expect exactly what they get now should the board approve his purchase at a meeting tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/15 - 5:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on gun charges after they allegedly bolted from a traffic stop on Fairmount Avenue near the Fairmount Line bridge. Read more.

By massmarrier - 3/11/13 - 3:02 pm

UH has been OK about reporting on the Townsend's shenanigans and delays. Adam's less invested than those of us in lower Hyde Park though.

We're fairly giddy watching sudden activity on the signs of biz. For over a year, a FOR RENT sign has been in the front window by the bar; shades have been down and nothing visible. In the past week:

By adamg - 7/1/12 - 9:21 pm

More specifically, the Logan Square area down Fairmount. Mike Ball surveys the grooming scene, marvels at all the different salons and barber shops for all kinds of hair in the two-block district:

By adamg - 11/10/11 - 5:28 pm

The offending backhoe and the hole where it hit the main. Photo by BFD.The offending backhoe and the hole where it hit the main. Photo by BFD.

Contractors digging up River Street at Fairmount Avenue struck a 12-inch gas main around 5 p.m., sending natural gas into the air and forcing the evacuation of nearby buildings.

Two of the workers were taken to the hospital for evaluation after reporting lightheadedness, the Boston Fire Department reports. MBTA buses were brought in to give people ordered out of nearby buildings a place to stay out of the rain.

Brian D'Amico reports the gas was not completely shut off until 6:45 p.m. He adds that on its way to the incident, Ladder 28 was involved in a minor accident at River and Maple.

By massmarrier - 11/22/10 - 9:04 am

As the second customer to enter the POW!, all-new, improved Hyde Park YMCA this morning, I have seen the future and it's OK. Normally, I bike (or in terrible weather drive) 4.5 miles to the West Roxbury branch. Come sleet and bitter cold, I suspect one three quarters of a mile down the hill will be more to our liking.

District City Councilor Rob Consalvo has been flogging this rehab in the most glorious terms, as well as updating all on when it would actually open for swim and sweat. He's an insider, as his wife, Michelle, is development coordinator. This seemed to drag on but it did open as he promised before the end of November.

The good (with WR in mind):

  • Machines, from spin bikes to circuit equipment to free weights and beyond are all new and high end
  • Lighting is even and bright throughout the building
  • The 25-yard pool is gorgeous and has wide lanes
  • Shower heads are adjustable and water pressure is strong
  • Lockers are in great shape, with plenty of interior hooks and, mirabile dictu, sequential numbering
  • Lots of treadmills
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