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By adamg - 8/2/22 - 12:41 pm

On Feb. 26, police and bar workers say, two couples entered Master McGrath's on River Street in Hyde Park as friends. An hour later, though, one of the men lay in wait for the other outside - with a knife, which he used to slash his new enemy's arm - and which he would have used to inflict even more damage if alert bystanders hadn't stopped him, they said. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 12:20 pm

A suspicious package in front of the YMCA on River Street in Hyde Park around noon emptied the building and brought the BPD bomb squad, K-9 units and at least one news copter running as other officers shut River Street to traffic around noon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 5:38 pm

The River Street bridge, the closing of which made traffic in Hyde Park's Cleary Square even worse than it already was, could be repaired and re-opened this fall, state Rep. Rob Consalvo reported today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 11:26 am
Markers on Wood Avenue

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a 14-year-old girl found with gunshot wounds in an Uber car early this morning at Metropolitan Avenue and River Street in Hyde Park was likely shot a few blocks away on Wood Avenue - an area that has seen a number of gunfire incidents, including one murder, and the shooting of another young teen, over the past year. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 3:39 pm
Pigeons

Some pigeons up a couple floors at the old boiler plant at the Shops at Riverwood on River Street in Hyde Park.

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By adamg - 6/30/22 - 11:26 am
Rev. Zenetta Armstrong

Armstrong explains issues with liquor store at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board today unanimously approved a plan by Camilo Liquors III to move from its current ramshackle location at the corner of Edgewater Drive and River Street to a better maintained building next door, over the objections of ministers and parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit, who say the store's often angry customers sit - and urinate and defecate - on church property. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 2:02 pm
Old power plant at former paper mill

Among the vacant spaces at the mall: A 1902 boiler building by the banks of the Neponset.

Urban Edge Properties of New York has purchased the Shops at Riverwood on River Street at the Mattapan Line for $32.9 million from Finard Properties, which started building the mall on the grounds of a sprawling former paper mill in 2008. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 3:31 pm

MassDOT reports it shut the River Street bridge over the train tracks to vehicle traffic today after "bridge inspectors identified beam deterioration during a routine and fracture critical inspection." Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:53 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by two physical therapists to turn what used to be the Quality RX Pharmacy on River Street near Hyde Park Avenue into a function hall specializing in weddings, graduations and similar events. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 3:18 pm

Developer Rise Together has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for two six-story residential buildings, one to replace a repair garage at 1590 Blue Hill Ave., the other behind it on River Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 2:01 pm
David Cange

David Cange first started planning his Fritay Haitian restaurant a couple of years ago. Covid-19 forced a delay, but Cange went before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek a food-serving license at 532 River St. in Mattapan Square.
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By adamg - 4/2/22 - 9:12 pm
Rendering of proposed Lower Mills residential building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Developer Joey Arcari has filed plans with the BPDA to replace one of the city's more unusually named convenience stores, at Washington and River streets in Lower Mills with a 24-unit residential building with 18 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 10:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting Eddie Osborne, 37, of Mattapan, on charges he shot two men inside Mello Vibez, 473 River St. shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 19. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/22 - 10:22 pm
Officer search for evidence outside restaurant

Officers search for evidence. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Live Boston reports a man and a woman were shot inside Mello Vibez, 473 River St., next to Macumba Latina, in Mattapan, around 11:05 p.m. on Saturday. The woman was taken to a local hospital with injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit called in; the man, who had a gun on him, was less seriously injured.

By adamg - 1/23/22 - 10:35 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 1808 River St. for a fire shortly before 10:30 p.m

They managed to confine the fire to just one room. Residents got out by themselves, there were no injuries.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 11:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting men from Attleboro and Dorchester and a kid from Mattapan on charges they held up the Santander Bank branch at 860 River St., near the Mattapan line, shortly before 4:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 3:59 pm

The Boston Licensing Board heard details today of a pair of violent, and likely related, incidents at Macumba Latina, 477 River St. that left a patron with with his right forearm slashed open and a man in the parking lot across the street lying on the ground after getting hit in the head with a baseball bat. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 11:20 am

Update: Licensing Board found the club had adequate staffing and could not have foreseen the problem, so no violation.

The owners of Macumba Latina on River Street in Mattapan say they have stopped Thursday-night events that were heavily promoted in Brockton following a July incident in which River Street was shut by knots of people throwing punches at each other. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 10:03 am

Update, 10/14: Problems fixed and an inspector let the restaurant reopen.

Farrah's Cafe Restaurant, 1158 River St., which was shut on Sept. 23 for violations that included a leaky kitchen sink and live cockroaches in the basement, failed a re-inspection yesterday after an inspector found the sink still leaked and that the live roaches in the basement had been joined by live roaches in the kitchen. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 10:54 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today the city will spend $2 million renovating space in the Muni on River Street in Hyde Park's Logan Square to serve as a new health center for a neighborhood that has a lower life expectancy than the city average. Read more.

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