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By adamg - 4/10/21 - 11:18 am

A concerned citizen who likes walking his or her dog in Harvard's holdings off Western Avenue filed a 311 report about a coyote that chased them shortly after midnight: Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:45 pm

The Cat Connection, a cat rescue service in Waltham, yesterday opened a cat shelter at 167 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 1:28 pm
Dogs posing for a photo on the Longfellow Bridge

The other day, Taylor came upon all these dogs posed in one of the Longfellow salt shakers (or is it one of the pepper shakers?) and just loved it.

And here is one of the photos the dog walker, Steven Watson, took (bonus shot of the pack in front of the Copley Square T stop, the fancy entrance).

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 10:25 am

The City Council yesterday approved a request by Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) to look into how to get the city to build dog parks south of the Fenway, where he said dog-owning residents deserve the same facilities as those in the South End, the North End, Dorchester and other neighborhoods that already have dog parks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/21 - 10:33 am

Boston has released a list of the top-25 dog names in Boston last year, based on dog-license applications, and nary a Spot or Fido among them (speaking of which, you have until March 31 to register your pooch).

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By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:24 am
Recliner and end table made of snow in Millennium Park, with Jax the wonder dog for scale

Mary Ellen spotted this recliner and end table this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury (where she reports somebody also built a TV, but it's seems to be broken because all it shows is snow). Jax the wonder dog for scale.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 10:53 am

A heartwarming only-in-Charlestown story.

As the dog weaved through the streets of the neighborhood, Morse was close behind - and unbeknownst to her - so were many neighbors who had randomly and suddenly taken up the cause.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 10:13 am

A city parks manager said yesterday that Boston is looking at how to put a dog park in every neighborhood - potentially good news for residents in the city's southern half, who currently have none and who have been repeatedly rebuffed by state officials on the large expanses of state parkland in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 11:39 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a lawsuit by a man injured in a fall off his bicycle when another man's unsecured pit bull charged out of a yard and attacked the bike rider's dog, who had been trotting alongside him. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 1:01 pm

At Richfield Street and Davidson Avenue. David Bienick at WCVB reports one witness heard "child screaming then gunshots." Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/20 - 8:39 am
Fluffy white dog in the snow

Mary Ellen snapped the rare beast this weekend at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 8:47 pm
Bad bench, bad

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the slatted benches the city has installed in Peters Park in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report a man who has had issues with his roommate's dog allegedly responded to the dog attempting to nip him by going up into the attic and getting a baseball bat with which to bash the dog in the head. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 10:02 am
Chicken at Cambridge playground

To get to the playground, because that sign only bans dogs, as roving UHub photographer David Wean discovered on Sidney Street in Cambridge this morning.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:26 am

Northendwaterfront.com reports that the Prince Street Dog Park is once again open, but with some new rules - Only ten people are allowed in at a time, they have to stay six feet apart and all the balls and common water bowls have been taken out. Also, don't be piggy at the dog park: If you've been there awhile and there are other people and pets waiting to get in, say your woofy goodbyes and take your leave.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 12:06 pm
Cora Carey and Venkman the corn snake

Cora Carey with the corn snake she briefly fostered. Matching dress a total coincidence, she reports.

On a quiet Friday evening, subscribers to the Keep Roslindale Quirky group on Facebook got an unusual query from Emily Wilcox Gonzalez: Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 9:59 am

Forest Hills Cemetery announces that it will soon re-open its grounds to the public, but with a major change: Only strollers will be allowed; people with dogs or who want to bicycle or jog will have to find someplace else for that. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 5:07 pm
Canary

Look familar? Contact the MSPCA.

Boston Police report that when an officer doing paperwork at District E-5 was alerted a wayward canary was risking death in the Holy Name rotary just outside the station doors, he rushed into action, stopping traffic and scooping up the tweetybird for a seat of honor in his cruiser. Nobody came forward to claim the bird, so police handed it over to the MSPCA for care.

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