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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.

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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.

By adamg - 2/19/20 - 2:06 pm
Factories along the Mother Brook in 1890

Factories where the Mother Brook flows into the Neponset in 1890 (the large factory is now home to senior-citizen apartments). Source.

The federal EPA is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 11:48 am

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this purple gallinule in Milton over the weekend. The bird normally doesn't get much farther north than the South Carolina coast - where it uses its giant feet to step "gingerly across water lilies and other floating vegetation" as it hunts for frogs and worms. She reports the people in the house where the bird came to roost are trying to take care of it until it, hopefully, starts heading south.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 6:22 pm
By adamg - 7/1/19 - 3:39 pm

The MBTA tries to assure Mattapan Line riders that buses are on the way now that the trolleys have ceased to move due to "an overhead power problem," but allows as to how they should expect delays.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 9:06 am

The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.

By adamg - 4/3/19 - 11:18 am
Inside the Hyde Park warehouse

Inside the Hyde Park warehouse. Photo from court document.

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A Milton woman was arrested yesterday on a federal charge that she ran a large-scale retail pot company that offered same-day home delivery and employed 25 people at a Hyde Park warehouse before it was shut down in a raid on Aug. 2.

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By adamg - 2/15/19 - 10:30 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the collision happened at the Central Avenue grade crossing in Milton around 7:18 p.m. The injured were taken to Milton Hospital.

By adamg - 2/8/19 - 12:33 pm

NBC Boston reports Capt. Timothy Connolly, formerly in charge of District C-11 in Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of domestic assault and battery for incidents at his Milton home. Connolly claims she kicked him in the groin.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 1:41 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the T has a $200-million, ten-year modernization plan for the Mattapan Line that includes getting rid of the current PCC trolleys rolled out in the 1940s with versions of the newer, bigger trolleys being rolled out now on the Green Line.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 9:31 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports a state study of the city's cutest public-transit line shows that tracks and bridges along the line are in dire need of repair.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 5:15 pm

Brian Joyce, 56 and formerly of Milton, was found dead in his Wesport home, while awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, WHDH reports, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 9/24/18 - 11:13 am

Just south of the bridge from Mattapan Square, shortly after 11 a.m. Police were first alerted to the gunfire when Boston's ShotSpotter system activated.

By adamg - 9/22/18 - 1:55 pm

State Police report a trooper who'd pulled over a driver for failing to signal a lane change on I-93 in Milton early this morning watched a guy try to get on I-93 the wrong way - and nabbed him for OUI. Read more.

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