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By adamg - 7/20/22 - 9:13 pm

State Police report a man picked the wrong Hyde Park intersection to run a red light at early Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/21 - 4:03 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a fight at 123 West St. in Hyde Park around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday arrived just in time to spot one of the combatants reaching under the passenger seat of the car he was in for what turned out to be a gun loaded with ten rounds. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 1:54 pm
Rhyming ad for Salom's Great Bazaar and Old Curiosity Shop on Washington Street downtown

In 1860, Mark Salom had this ad printed for his shop on Washington Street at West Street (333 Washington, to be exact, a number that is now assigned to a building several blocks up Washington, near Milk Street). Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 6:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used blankets to try to light two cars on fire in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay today - first a police cruiser and then a Honda Civic. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/20 - 2:54 pm
Kneeling in Hyde Park

Among those kneeling: Metco CEO Milly Arbaje-Thomas and Bedford School Superintendent John Sills.

Suburban school superintendents and Metco officials gathered in McGann Playground on West Street in Hyde Park this afternoon to decry the continued extrajudicial killings of black men and women and to call on educators to work even harder to ensure that black students can grow up to their full potential and that white students learn to not be racists. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/9/19 - 4:29 pm

Hyde Park residents living on either side of the George Wright Golf Course are increasingly reporting small marauding packs of overstuffed turkeys are making life increasingly difficult. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 11:02 am

Around 10:30 a.m. where the Fairmount Line crosses the Neponset River between West Street and Truman Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/18 - 1:57 pm
Graffiti on a utility box in downtown Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about an overactive writer on a utility box at West and Tremont streets downtown.

By adamg - 8/6/18 - 8:48 am
Fallen tree at West and Austin streets in Hyde Park

Sometime overnight or early this morning, a tree fell at West and Austin streets, causing problems for motorists and riders of the 50 bus. Photo by Sean Flynn.

By adamg - 11/16/17 - 9:20 am

WBZ reports a new Dunkin' Donuts at Tremont and West streets is just Dunkin' - because the chain thinks people need to be slapped in the face with a reminder that it serves more than just donuts. Of course, it also serves more than just things that can be dunked, too, so maybe the next step is to just call it Apostrophe.

By adamg - 10/9/17 - 9:36 pm

Stabbed in the leg at West and Tremont streets around 9:30 p.m.

By adamg - 9/8/17 - 2:23 pm

Matthew Cody, 31, of Arlington received the sentence today following his conviction yesterday on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for a 2015 incident on West Street after he got off work at a downtown restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/17 - 5:53 pm
Pickup truck into house in Hyde Park

A man driving a pickup truck with a large propane tank in the bed plowed into the house at 102 West St. in Hyde Park shortly after 5 p.m. today.

Witnesses, who included Weaverson Ulyesse and David Pierre, said the driver seemed to have floored it when turning left onto the narrow West from the even narrower Hilton Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/17 - 10:04 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan by a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee to fill in an empty storefront on Tremont Street at West Street with a new Dunks.

When open, the location means people needing a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee while standing at Tremont and West will no longer have to walk an entire two blocks to the Dunkin' Donuts at Tremont and Park or Washington near Winter and Summer.

By adamg - 12/24/16 - 4:26 pm
Bailey's Candies on West Street in Boston

This ad, printed sometime between 1875 and 1900, is from the Library of Congress collection.

By adamg - 6/27/16 - 5:36 pm

An Arlington man had bail set at $30,000 at his arraignment today on charges of arson and attempted murder for an incident last October on West Street downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Matthew Cody, 30, was so intent on setting two sleeping homeless men on fire that he set a second fire when the first one went out, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan said in court today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/16 - 12:01 pm
2009 collapsed crane in downtown Boston.

The crane after it tipped over. Photo by ChinatownKicks.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a nearly $10-million verdict for the death of James Williamson when the boom-lift crane from which he was inspecting a the roof of a Suffolk University building downtown tipped over, hurtling him into the wall of a neighboring building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/15 - 8:40 am

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services for homeless youth, is suing a Chicago-based chain of tea shops, which it says simply abandoned the space it had agreed to rent in the non-profit group's downtown building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/14 - 9:46 am
Goat

Urban goat. Photo via the mayor's office.

Boston Magazine reports the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation is renting goats to chow down on all the poison ivy infesting an urban wilds at the end of West Street in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 1/12/14 - 3:24 pm

Somebody who thought he was arranging a sneaker exchange instead found himself surrounded by five guys, at least three armed with knives, shortly after 3 p.m. at West Street and Myopia Road.

The suspects, described as white males, took his wallet and then ran into the nearby George Wright Golf Course. Four wore black hoodies, one a gray hoodie.

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