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By adamg - 7/11/19 - 10:38 pm

It was a nice night, a little more than a week ago, the Danny Road resident recalled, and he was sitting on his front stoop when he looked across the street and saw a rat running into one of his neighbor's hedges. He said he went across the street to alert his neighbor, who got out a flashlight and the two began looking around when they spotted another rat. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 9:53 pm
Armed robber on several surveillance videos

Surveillance photos via FBI.

The FBI announced today it's offering $10,000 to anybody who can tell it how to capture a limping man responsible for seven armed holdups and two failed holdup attempts at Boston-area gas stations -- four of them on Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 7:08 pm
Wanted for Readville gas-station holdup

The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force has released photos of a man it says held up a Mobil station in Readville last August - which was among a number of gas stations and convenience stores it says he held up in Boston and towns south of the city. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 1:02 pm
DCR Commissioner Leo Roy at Camp Meigs playground in Readville

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy at Camp Meigs Playground.

State officials held a formal dedication for the new playground at Camp Meigs Playground in Readville yesterday - complete with the ceremonial cutting of a red ribbon with large golden shears - but the kids in attendance mostly paid no attention at all, because they were too busy playing on all the cool new stuff. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/19 - 11:56 pm

Around 8:40 p.m., a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint that the light pole in front of the Wolcott Square gas station in Readville's Wolcott Square was either knocked over or fell over tonight - less than a week after it was knocked over and then replaced.

Exposed LIVE arching wires. Someone is going to get electrocuted.

By adamg - 3/8/19 - 1:55 pm
Two crews shoveled snow at Readville station, yet pedestrians are still having trouble

Jake could only marvel at the amazing shoveling job done by separate Keolis and DCR crews at the steps down from Readville station to the sidewalk below: One cleared the stairs and another cleared a path along the sidewalk and yet, somehow, neither thought to make it so pedestrians could actually get from one to the other.

Keolis did promise to send down a crew to finish the job.

By adamg - 3/6/19 - 8:54 am
Train stuck at Readville

The MBTA reports delays of up to 25 minutes on the Fairmount Line due to a switch problem near Readville station. At 8:28, BostonGal reported:

We are at a solid 30 min now. Collecting trains too. It’s cold. Very cool.

By adamg - 2/4/19 - 7:15 am
Rendering of proposed Residences at Readville Station

Architect's rendering.

Developer Ad Meliora last week filed plans with the BPDA for a two-building, 305-unit development off Hyde Park Avenue at the Milton Street Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/19 - 2:20 pm

The Boston Public Facilities Commission voted today to sell roughly 1.5 acres of long vacant city-owned land in Readville to a Roslindale couple who will use it to grow "microgreens " - plants harvested just a couple weeks after their seeds have germinated. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/18 - 10:34 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy, a Readville native, announced today he opposes a developer's plans for a 492-unit residential development along Sprague Street just south of the Readville train station. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 9:22 am

Jeremy Bushnell reports from Readville station:

We need more trains on the Franklin line; one just stopped at Readville & refused to admit anyone due to overcrowding.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/18 - 2:43 pm

The BPDA holds a public meeting Monday evening on Jordan Warshaw's latest plans for a residential complex south of the Readville train station - in which he now proposes 492 units, some condos. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/18 - 12:21 pm

A downtown development company last week filed a "letter of intent" with the BPDA for a 305-unit housing development on a vacant parcel between Hyde Park Avenue and the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Father Hart/Milton Street bridge at the northern edge of the Readville train station in Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/18 - 1:14 pm
Flooded street in Readville

Jake forwards Nikki Stewart's photo of Danny Road at Reynold Road in Readville following this morning's torrents. A backed up storm drain might have contributed to the new lake.

By adamg - 8/2/18 - 9:47 am
New Sprague Street proposal

New Sprague Street rendering. Shorter building in rear, closer to the Sprague Street bridge.

Developer Jordan Warshaw has filed new plans for his proposed Sprague Street complex that call for fewer units and bedrooms - and the elimination of a proposed steel-frame tower reading "READVILLE" that was intended to bring attention to a neighborhood whose residents had loudly said they didn't want any. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/18 - 12:39 pm

On Neponset Valley Parkway between Albermarle and Buckingham streets around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 6/26/18 - 10:21 pm

Cappy's Tavern in Wolcott Square has its last last call on July 24 - after 80 years in business - as owner Ray Capobianco retires, Scott Leary and Jim Lafond-Lewis report. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/18 - 1:54 pm
Sprague Street south of the Sprague Street bridge

Imagine this stretch as "a real street in the future."

A developer who set out to give a proposed Readville apartment complex an industrial look in homage to the neighborhood's industrial history and to set his apartments off from all the other apartment complexes approved in recent years is being told by city officials to ditch those plans. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/18 - 8:14 am
Stuff dumped on Meadow Road in Hyde Park

Quincy's Mom drove down Meadow Road and was amazed/appalled at how much trash has been dumped along it. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/17 - 1:04 pm
Memorial to black regiments who trained in Hyde Park

The Saint-Gaudens memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts across from the State House is better known, but there's a memorial in Hyde Park to the three black regiments who prepared for battle at Camp Meigs there. Read more.

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