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By adamg - 11/30/20 - 5:48 pm
Crunched box truck

Somebody in Hyde Park is selling a 2013 Isuzu diesel box truck for $8,400, with just a couple of issues:

An engine knock rod knock and a case of Storrow Drive Bridgeitis.

H/t Prairie Rose Clayton.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board this week reversed its earlier denial of plans by an out-of-state chain to turn a former pasta factory on Hyde Park Avenue into a marijuana shop just a block up the street from another shop that would be run by three local entrepreneurs. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 11:02 pm
Bolivar Soto

Bolivar del Jesus Soto Jr., 20, was a sneakerhead, somebody for whom sneakers were far more than just something to wear on trips outside. Tonight, a fellow member of the Boston sneakerhead community donated a pair of the sort of chunky sneakers he really liked so he could be buried in them. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 10:15 pm
Bolivar Soto

Victim identified as Bolivar Soto, 20, of Jamaica Plain.

Boston Police report a man was shot to death at 18 Church Street between River and Hillis streets, shortly after 10 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 1:45 pm

On one of the Hyde Park Nextdoor groups, a Huntington Avenue resident reports she tried to go outside Thursday morning, but the terrible turkey was there: Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 10:03 pm

WBZ dispatched grizzled reporter Bill Shields down to Hyde Park today in search of the unstuffed murderbird rampaging through the Westminster Avenue area. Fortunately, because of Covid-19, Shields was equipped with a microphone on a boom, with which he was able to fend off the angry avian long enough to make his escape.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 4:38 pm
Harvard Avenue fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 42 Harvard Ave. in Hyde Park around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday for a fire that displaced 17 residents.

Two of the residents report their cat, Maeve, has gone missing:

Missing cat
By adamg - 11/10/20 - 10:52 pm
Turkey vs. man in Hyde Park

Tom dares man to step outside on Arlington Street this morning, two days after attacking couple.

A Hyde Park resident reports the last thing she expected on a leisurely stroll to the neighborhood Dunk's with her husband was to be set upon by a fowl beast, but that's just what happened at Westminster Street and Lexington Avenue Sunday morning: Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 9:07 am

Beata Coloyan captured Ayanna Pressley joining a dance line outside the Muni in Hyde Park this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 10:19 am

There are currently a couple of Boston-specific petitions circulating online: Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 2:05 pm
William Barton Rogers School

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans by a local non-profit group and a Philadelphia builder to turn the former William Barton Rogers Middle School on Everett Street in Hyde Park into a 74-unit LGBTQ-friendly apartment building for seniors. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/20 - 2:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man packing a revolver loaded with six rounds on the pedestrian bridge that connects the two sides of the Readville train station over the tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 11:35 am
Rendering of new Fairmount Avenue apartment building

Rendering by Rick Schmidt.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans by the DiSipio Building Group to build a $10-million, four-story apartment building at 99-105 Fairmount Ave. between the Fairmount Avenue bridge and the building where the Fairmount Grille used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 9:12 am
Architect's rendering of 1318 River St. in Hyde Park

Rendering by Phase Zero Design.

The owner of the Junior's garage at River and Business streets this week filed plans to replace it with a $10-million five-story building with 32 residential units and ground-floor space for a coffee shop. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 5:00 pm

New train pases through Readville.

One of the first of the 28 new trains that Amtrak plans to replace the current Acela trains with made it to the end of the Northeast Corridor at South Station today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 10:36 pm

A man was shot in the upper leg on Frazer Street, just off Wood Avenue, around 10:20 p.m. A car was also hit by gunfire. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:06 am
Firefighters at 46 Beacon St. in Hyde Park

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 46 Beacon St. in Hyde Park around 6:30 a.m. for a fire that did an estimated $100,000 in damage. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 7:16 pm

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Photo of half the car. The driver did not make it.

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