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By adamg - 2/21/20 - 9:44 pm
Bow Street shooting scene

Evidence marker at Bow Street scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was apparently shot at 27 Bow St. in the Fairmount development, then managed to get down to the gas station on Truman Parkway and Dana Avenue, where police found him, around 7:25 p.m.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 8:02 pm
Firefighter at Neponset Avenue fire

Firefighter entering burning building. Photo by Gavin Schoch.

Boston firefighters responded to 42 Neponset Ave. for a two-alarm fire reported around 7:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/20 - 2:06 pm
Factories along the Mother Brook in 1890

Factories where the Mother Brook flows into the Neponset in 1890 (the large factory is now home to senior-citizen apartments). Source.

The federal EPA is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. Read more.

By oRen - 2/15/20 - 3:02 pm
Acupuncturist treats person in recliner while two more people relax in other recliners.

Everyone keeps asking: who is Carmen?

Carmen’s Birthday Benefit is on Friday, February 21, 2020. At this special event, Boston Acupuncture Project (BAP) offers acupuncture treatments by donation to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers (MCDW).

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 10:21 am

State Rep. Dan Cullinane (D - Dorchester) announced this morning he won't run for re-election this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 10:18 am
Intro to A Book of Medical Discourses in Two Parts

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library have started raising funds for a gravestone for Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who graduated from the New England Female Medical College in Boston in 1864 and whose body currently lies in an unmarked grave in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 8:15 am

The Boston Transportation Department will hold a "Hyde Park Avenue Multimodal Corridor" open house on Feb. 11 as part of its efforts to figure out how to make it easier for people to get between Wolcott Square and Forest Hills. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 5:25 pm
Horde waiting for a 32 bus at Forest Hills

Jen takes the 32 from Forest Hills to get home. From the top of the stairs at the station this rush hour, she looked down at the 32 berth and concluded:

We need more 32 buses!!!!!!!

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 11:26 am

Claire Sadar reports that sometime this morning, the driver of a big rig coming up from Wolcott Square in Readville wedged his truck right into the underpass for the train tracks there, learning why there's a sign at the end of Meadow Road out of the old Stop & Shop complex that warns truck drivers not to turn left. Needless to say, the underpass, decades old and built of stone, won the battle.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 9:22 am

On March 3, Democratic voters in Boston will get to vote for both a presidential candidate and members of their ward committee. The Bay State Banner reports on efforts by progressives to win those seats - and focuses on Ward 18, which includes large parts of Roslindale and Mattapan, but which has long been dominated by people from Hyde Park.

Boston ward map (1.5M PDF).

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 12:46 pm
Sprague Street architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved 247 apartments in two buildings - with a common base - on Sprague Street just south of the Readville train station. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 2:44 pm

The board that runs the MBTA today approved four extra inbound trains in the morning and four new trains in the evening along the Fairmount Line. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 11:19 pm

Metropolitan Avenue between Thatcher Street and Hyde Park Avenue was shut for more than 90 minutes tonight as police surrounded a house where at least one armed robber appeared to run after a holdup around 8:40 p.m. 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 - 1/5/20 - 1:08 pm
Bruce the pub and some troubling turkeys

Linuxlibrarian reports that Bruce the pug helped turn Myopia Road in Hyde Park into a turkey-free zone, at least while he patrolled it: Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 12:28 pm

Two pair of tom toughs who have been disrupting life along one side of the George Wright Golf Course for months now are back and worse than ever. A frustrated, angry resident reports from Myopia Road. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 9:10 pm

Boston Police report that while Paul Whooten, 56, of Hyde Park, made it out of the Rockand Trust branch on Truman Parkway with money in a bag yesterday afternoon, neither he nor his alleged accomplice got far: Whooten was nabbed about a block away, near Cranmore Road, after he ran from the bank, while Richard Berger, 55, who drove away, was collared in Milton after getting caught in some traffic. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:01 pm

The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 10:18 pm
27 Walnut St. in Hyde Park

Not much to look at, but the focus of two court decisions now.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today rejected a woman's attempts to force the city of Boston to let her drive trucks over a tiny, unpaved bit of land to a former fabrication shop on Walnut Street in Hyde Park, because the deed that allegedly gave her real-estate trust ownership of the property was a fake. Read more.

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