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By adamg - 12/13/19 - 1:02 pm
Hallman, allegedly

Tykei Hallman, 25, of Hyde Park, a 6'6" former high-school basketball player who now walks with a limp, is scheduled for arraignment in federal court today on a count of robbery involving use of a firearm for the robbery of a Quincy convenience store - but he is the suspect in 15 robberies and robbery attempts in the Boston area - three of them robberies at Mobile station on Neponset Valley Parkway in Hyde Park's Readville section and a failed robbery at Rogers Service down the street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 1:20 pm
Angelina and Sarah Grimke

Angelina and Sarah Grimke.

City officials and local historians and residents gathered at the former Dana Avenue Bridge in Hyde Park this morning to officially rename it as the Grimke Sisters Bridge in honor of two 19th-century sisters who fought for both the abolition of slavery and for women's rights to vote - and who on March 7, 1870 led a march of women to Hyde Park Town Hall to vote in the town elections, the first time women voted in the US - although the town then discarded their ballots. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:06 am
Mindy Kaling with some My Grandma's of New England coffee cake

Mindy Kaling stans for My Grandma's of New England coffee cake, made with love (and real vanilla) in a factory at the industrial end of Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 8:43 am

Amalia Cerro photographed the aftermath of the car turned turtle just up from Truman Parkway early this morning, reports everybody got out OK.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 5:15 pm
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering of new Rogers courtyard.

The city has selected a local non-profit group and a Philadelphia builder to turn the former William Barton Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park into a 74-unit apartment building aimed at LGBTQ seniors - the first of its kind in New England - Jim Kirker reports in the Hyde Park Neighbors Facebook group. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 10:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Austin Street resident during a raid on his apartment this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 10:09 pm
Delivery truck in Vermont

Fonseca-Rivera's truck on Rte. 103 in Vermont.


Vermont State Police report that Roberto Fonseca-Rivera, 44, a driver for Katsiroubas Bros. of Hyde Park, was found dead in his Katsiroubas delivery truck on Rte. 103 in Rockingham, near I-91, Friday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 11:46 am

The Stanford Social Innovation Review reports some findings from the four years of time University of Michigan sociology professor Jeremy Levine spent in Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park looking at the non-train ramifications of the Fairmount Line re-do: Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 4:37 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 1:15 p.m. to 776 Truman Parkway, between Dana and Neponset avenues for a basement fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Five residents were displaced, but no one was injured, the department says.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 10:41 am

At 184 Garfield Ave. overnight, Mark Parkinson reports.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 10:32 pm

There have been a couple of packs of aggro murderturkeys attacking Hyde Park residents in recent weeks, but Larry Johnson reports he may have found the answer: A long, hard game of soccer:

They see this blue ball in the street and start pecking at it and chasing it around with great interest! This went on for 45 minutes!

With photos.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 2:38 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - and especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 9:53 am

Update: McCarthy apologizes for "muddled: comments not meant to attack anybody.

On the night of the preliminary election in September, outgoing District 5 City Councilor Tim McCarthy tried to rev up supporters of his aide and would-be successor Maria Esdale Farrell, who won a slot in the November final by coming in second against Ricardo Arroyo to represent Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 10:46 pm

Police found a man with three gunshot wounds at River and Tesla streets in Mattapan around 10:35 p.m., - along with a car with bullet damage - but he appears to have been shot at Ross Playground about a mile away in Hyde Park, where several 911 callers reported hearing gunfire about five minutes earlier. Police found shell casings in the Ross parking lot off Reddy Avenue.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 9:39 pm

Police responded to Business Terrace, off Business Street and across the Northeast Corridor train tracks from the Shaw's, shortly before 9 p.m. for an armed home invasion. Read more.

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 - 10/4/19 - 3:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teens, one 15, the other 16, they say were unsuccessful in repeated attempts to stab each other in the parking lot of the McDonald's at 1312 Hyde Park Ave. before officers arrived yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 1:45 pm
Proposed Fairmount Avenue building

A Hyde Park home builder is looking to replace four two-family homes it put up in 2004 and rented out on Fairmount Avenue with a four-story, 47-unit apartment building. Read more.

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.

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