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By adamg - 7/28/21 - 8:50 am

DCR reports it closed the Olsen Swimming Pool on Turtle Pond Parkway yesterday after learning somebody associated with the pool - who had last been there yesterday - had tested positive for Covid-19.

The pool and its grounds will be "deep cleaned and sanitized," DCR said, adding it does not know when the pool will re-open.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 8:11 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports crews will be spraying Fowl Meadow on the Milton line on Thursday because all the rain has meant an explosion in the number of mosquitoes in the marshy area. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/21 - 4:08 pm
Rendeirng of proposed complex

Rendering by Heffner Architects.

The BPDA holds a meeting tomorrow on a Texas developer's plans for a 270-unit apartment complex with 415 parking spaces on what is now 14 acres of forested hillside next to the Stop & Shop strip mall on American Legion Highway on the Hyde Park/Roslindale line. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 9:30 am

Boston Police report arresting a resident of Myopia Road in Hyde Park as a marijuana dealer after an investigation sparked by "numerous community complaints" about drug dealing in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 11:44 pm
Recovered gun

The gun in question.

Boston Police report arresting Dijuan Jackson, 46, of Dorchester, Saturday night after he allegedly threatened two men with a gun on Lewiston Street at Ellard Road, near Ross Playground in Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 9:55 pm
Rendering of Oak Street buidling

Rendering by Embarc Studio.

A Milton developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the closed laughlin Nichols Pennacchio Funeral Home at 34 Oak St. in Hyde Park with a three-story, 21-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 1:49 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that former BPD Sgt. William Baxter, 62, of Hyde Park, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 5:24 pm

Update: WFXT identifies the man as Jason Peri Bonilla of Roxbury.

State Police reported shortly after 8 p.m. that divers had recovered the body of a 19-year-old Boston man from Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people Friday on human-trafficking charges - one of whom is still on probation after being released from prison for kidnapping, trafficking persons for sexual servitude and deriving support from prostitution. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 9:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he used a loaded gun to menace four people on Reddy Avenue, just outside an entrance to Ross Playground, on Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 10:32 pm

The US Attorneys office reports that a former sergeant and an officer pleaded guilty today to their role in the overtime fraud scandal at the Boston Police evidence warehouse on Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 10:03 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that Diana Lopez, 56, of Milton, a former BPD officer, has pleaded guilty to embezzling $36,028 over three years in overtime payments she didn't earn while working at the department's Hyde Park evidence warehouse. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 11:29 am
Rendering of proposed Hyde Park Avenue building.

Pre-traffic-light rendering by the Architectural Team.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 273-unit, two-builiding complex on what is now an unused, sunk-away industrial site on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge, next to the inbound platform at the Readville commuter-rail station. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 10:27 am

A former BPD officer who worked at the scandal-ridden Hyde Park evidence warehouse was formally charged Friday with participation in the warehouse's bogus-overtime scam. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 12:15 pm
Car into house on Dana Avenue in Hyde Park

BostonGal videoed the result of a crash on Dana Avenue in Hyde Park just past Truman Parkway in Hyde Park this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 9:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting Marquees Scott, 22, on charges he gunned down Bolivar Soto, of Jamaica Plain, in a robbery on Church Street in Hyde Park on Nov. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 10:18 am

The US Attorney's office reports that George Finch, 59, of Franklin, who formerly worked at the Boston Police evidence warehouse on Hyde Park Avenue, pleaded guilty yesterday to putting in for hours that he never worked. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 12:46 am
Land where condos would go

Lakeside parcel where the condos would go, on Lakeside Avenue.

The state Department of Environmental Protection could decide later this summer whether to add Sprague Pond at the Readville/Dedham line off Sprague Street to its official list of "Commonwealth great ponds." Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 11:08 am

A Hyde Park man is among nine people charged today with running a coke ring that imported the drug from Puerto Rico through parcel post. Read more

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 1:47 pm
Sprague Pond

Sprague Pond, with the Northeast Corridor tracks and the Great Blue Hill behind it.

The Hyde Park Historical Society has asked the state to formally designate Sprague Pond, just off Sprague Street and next to the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Dedham line, as an official "great pond." Read more.

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