Chris Dunn shows us the scene on Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park around 7:30 p.m. Around the same time, on the other side of the train tracks, in Roslindale, a car went up in flames on Cornell Street between Poplar and Kittredge.
Progressives already split between two challengers in the 14th Suffolk state representative's district (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) now have a third candidate running against incumbent Angelo Scaccia, who has been a state rep for 41 years now. Read more.
It's been several hours of helicopter above lower Hyde Park/Fairmount Hill area. Anyone with a scanner know what's up? It started maybe 11 AM.
Neighbors are carping and checking with each other and we're just ignorant.
BJ Ray reports he was walking his two dogs in Stony Brook Reservation (where West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Roslindale come together) around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday when the dogs darted after something - and promptly got attacked by about six coyotes.
3 or 4 dragged May off out of my sight. I was running through the woods at top speed and screaming. Rosie was unscathed and May was missing for a good 2 or 3 minutes. I was screaming for her (and freaking out) until finally she popped out from behind or under a rock. She had a few scrapes and a cut on her back. The coyotes didn't run away, by the way. They were half surrounding us and barking/howling. It was pretty harrowing.
Hyde Park's Cleary Square was particularly colorful in the rain tonight, thanks to Drs. Bankhead and Groipen, two dentists who love their bright colors.
A company based in Tempe, AZ and one with principals and advisors who live in Roslindale said tonight they both have agreements to lease or buy buildings on Hyde Park Avenue just south of Metropolitan Avenue for possible medical-marijuana dispensaries. Read more.
The mother of Stephanie McMahon, found beaten to death in her River Street apartment in 2014, is asking a judge to find the city of Boston responsible for her death, because, she alleges, the two Boston police officers who responded to her daughter's apartment and removed her violent ex-boyfriend failed to lock him up, which let him return the next day and beat her to death. Read more.
UPDATE, 4/4: Store passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.
A city health inspector today shut the Stop & Shop at 1025 Truman Parkway after wastewater and sewage began coming up through floor drains in the bakery, produce and deli departments and meat and produce storage and preparation areas. Read more.
Shoppers entering the produce side of the Hyde Park Shaw's tonight were greeted by this table featuring: Some toilet paper, some soup mixes, Milk Bones, some nacho cheese dip and a plant that looked like it could really use some water, all under blue and green balloons.
Shoppers then left the immediate area wondering what they had just seen.
On neighborhood Facebook groups, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain residents report being startled awake either shortly before or after 5 a.m. by at least two loud booms. On Twitter, Pete Cannon reports: Read more.
At Truman Parkway and Mountfair Terrace, around 9:25 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reports that shortly after noon, somebody drove a Hyundai Genesis into first a light pole and then the house at 1482 Hyde Park Ave.
Both the driver and a passenger were extricated from the remains of the car and taken to a local hospital for care. Both are expected to survive.
UPDATE: Nothing found, Steve Cooper at WHDH reports.
WCVB reports that State Police are combing land around Turtle Pond off Enneking Parkway for Joseph Brancato, 21, last seen several weeks ago on Mendelssohn Street in Roslindale, where he was staying with a Marine recruiter. NECN reports that among the agencies that sent investigators to the area is NCIS, which investigates possible criminal activity in the Marine Corps.
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