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By adamg - 8/8/22 - 11:07 am
Parakeet on a fence in Readville

Jake reports spotting this parakeet perched on a fence at the Westinghouse complex this morning.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 1:10 pm
Shaun Nelson blocked by row of cops

Row of cops keeps Nelson from getting in Louijeune's face at Hyde Park playground.

With most people there to get some free potted plants or Munchkins and to chat with Mayor Wu, the usual gang of Covid screamers also descended on Iacono Playground in Readville this morning - this time with a large contingent of uniformed cops between them and the mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 1:13 pm
Proposed park lots

Proposed new park. Ovalish space is the pond; straight lines on right the Northeast Corridor train tracks.

Mayor Wu is proposing to use the city's eminent-domain powers to buy an acre of land along the shore of Sprague Pond, a little known pond on the Hyde Park/Dedham line off Sprague Street that the state last fall designated as a "great pond" open to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/22 - 11:39 am
11 Yuill Circle proposal

Not to be.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal for a six-unit apartment building on Yuil Circle, a small circular street off Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville's Wolcott Square. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/22 - 9:59 am
Rendering of proposed 36-40 Sprague St.

Sprague Street to the left.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start construction of a proposed 247-unit apartment complex just south of the Readville train station and the Sprague Street Bridge, down the hill from Sprague Street. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/19/21 - 2:51 pm
New proposed rendering of Readville Yard 5 project

Bird-enhanced rendering by Roth & Seelen.

The developer of a series of small industrial buildings atop what used to be a train yard off the Readville train station has filed plans to replace two proposed office buildings with a single self-storage building. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 2:52 pm
Seized: $230,000 in cash and stuff

Lot of cash and stuff.

Boston Police report arresting two men in their 50s from Hyde Park and Dorchester on charges they sold crack, fentanyl and suboxone at Mass and Cass and down Melnea Cass Boulevard. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/21 - 1:33 pm

The owners of a "microgreens" farm on Norton Street in Readville yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal and the developer it gave permission to build three houses on a lot next door, saying shadows from the houses would reduce the amount of light hitting their greenhouse, where they do the bulk of their farming. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 8:52 pm
Firefighters at Mother Brook

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to rescue somebody who somehow wound up in the Mother Brook where River Street crosses, near the intersection with Readville Street and Neponset Valley Parkway, shortly after 8 p.m. The department reports firefighters handed the person over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.

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 - 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 - 5/25/21 - 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.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:07 pm
Simone Biles and a Queer Eye guy on the side of Olympic Pizza

OK, so Olympic Pizza is the only place to eat in Readville for anybody, never mind Olympic athletes (unless you count the Dunkin' Donuts across the street), but now we know where Simone Biles would eat if she made a wrong turn getting off 128 and got horribly lost, thanks to the billboard on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the place (or maybe she really loves their curly fries).

By adamg - 1/8/21 - 9:57 am

A Jamaica Plain chef and his business partner hope to open a family-centered microbrewery in the Westinghouse Plaza complex this June. 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 - 7:37 pm
Rainbow over Readville

Jake looked up over Readville after this afternoon's rain.

Rachel Anne Miller looked out over Beacon Hill and downtown Boston around the same time: Read more.

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

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 - 5/6/20 - 8:37 am

BC Baking on Como Road reports it's getting ready for a "soft" re-opening on Friday, after a month of being closed due to coronavirus concerns. They'll have a limited menu at first, but Johnny's sausage will be back for sale.

By adamg - 4/7/20 - 10:17 am

B.C. Baking on Como Road in Readville has announced it will be closed through at least May 4 due to Covid-19 concerns: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 12:32 pm

Boston Police report arresting Todor Bodrug, 20, after they say he tried to break into the Rogers gas station in Wolcott Square in Readville early this morning - possibly for the second time. Read more.

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