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By adamg - 11/12/21 - 12:24 pm
Hunting in the Blue Hills

Yellow areas are where bow-and-arrow hunting will be allowed.

The Friends of the Blue Hills alerts us that DCR will be allowing limited bow-and-arrow hunting in roughly half of the Blue Hills Reservation starting Monday and running through Dec. 2. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:50 pm
A mushroom

There were a couple of interesting mushrooms yesterday on the path to the canoe launch on the Neponset River at Paul's Bridge on the Milton/Hyde Park line, one looking like it was trying to detect alien radio signals, the other like it had been designed as a piece of folk-art tableware. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 2:25 pm

The State House News Service reports the federal EPA yesterday formally proposed making the Neponset River, from Dana Avenue in Hyde Park to Dorchester Lower Mills a designated Superfund hazardous-waste and cleanup site due to the large volume of PCBs in river silt and the difficulties of trying to recoup costs from dozens of sites responsible for the contamination on one of the nation's oldest industrial waterways.

In its proposal to designate the river, the EPA says: Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 12:55 pm
Osemwegie about to wire money

Osemwegie at Roslindale TD Bank branch about to wire some money he didn't know came from the feds. From the affidavit.

Augustine Osemwegie, a Nigerian native living in Milton, set up an elaborate system involving used cars and multiple bank accounts to launder money for a network of Nigerians along the East Coast who, federal officials say, defrauded seniors looking for company on Facebook and using other people's personal information to suck money out of state pandemic unemployment accounts and federal payments meant for hard-hit businesses, the US Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 9:48 am

A MassHealth manager who compared people filing complaints about the maskless to Germans turning Jews in to the Nazis says MassHealth had no right to fire her for what she said in her off hours and is suing to get her job back, plus damages. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/21 - 5:05 pm
Woman holding a chicken

Laura Castañón reports:

If anyone in Milton is missing a chicken, I just dropped this feathery menace off at Angell.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 2:49 pm

Five members of a Dominican drug ring used a Hyde Park restaurant and a Dorchester bodega to conduct their fentanyl and cocaine business, the proceeds of which they funneled back to their Mexican suppliers and people in the Dominican Republic through a pair of Chinese money launderers, federal officials charged in a complaint made public today. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 9:09 am
Sheep in the snow in Milton

Mark Smith spotted some sheep in the snow fog at Milton's Wakefield Arboretum.

By anon - 12/24/20 - 4:47 pm

Since January of 2020, most nights beginning at 10.00 pm or later, there is a constant reverberating noise. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:47 am

State Police report a 70-year-old bicyclist from Dorchester was killed in a crash with a utility truck at Blue Hills Parkway and Eliot Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. 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 - 3:10 pm
Smashed State Police cruiser

Photo by State Police.

A Brockton resident faces an OUI charge after crashing a Ford F-250 into a State Police cruiser on I-93 southbound in Milton, just before Squantum Street, around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, State Police say.

The trooper was taken to Milton Hospital with minor injuries, while Kimberly Johnson, 40, was taken to a State Police barracks to be booked on a charge of OUI - alcohol.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 11:06 am
Message in the snow: Vote

June Politano reports she got a little bored while waiting for the bus on the Fellsway this morning, so she left a message for other riders.

Patrick Melrose, meanwhile, contemplated the mixed message of snow-covered pumpkins in Melrose: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 pm

8th Congressional Democratic Debate

The Walpole League of Women Voters sponsored an Eighth District debate between incumbent Steve Lynch and challenger Robbie Goldstein for the Sept. 1 Democratic primary.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 10:25 am
Wanted for Milton attack

Milton Police have released photos of two men they say brutally attacked a Route 245 bus driver in a road-rage incident on Brook Street on June 25. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 3:14 pm
Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury

Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury last month.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state does not have to print Rayla Campbell's name on the Republican ballot for the 7th District congressional seat, because she failed to collect even the reduced number of signatures the court had earlier allowed due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 9:22 am

Drone Views of Boston's Neponset River in 4K

Drew sent his camera aloft for views of the lower Neponset in Dorchester and Milton.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 1:30 pm

Live Boston reports a four-vehicle crash on I-93 southbound near the Bryant Street overpass in Milton early this morning sent at least four people to the hospital and shut the road for an hour. Read more.

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