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By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:50 am

Jef Taylor has been leading a survey on wildlife in Franklin Park, shows us a fox that came to investigate a camera set up as part of the survey yesterday evening.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 10:07 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police today released photos of a man they want to talk to about how a woman's body ended up off Jewish War Veterans Drive in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 6/14/20 - 12:44 pm

WBZ reports on a march from Franklin Park to Nubian Square yesterday.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:55 pm
Protester at Frankling Park

At Franklin Park. Photo by Charlie Rosenberg.

Several thousand people came to Franklin Park this evening to remember George Floyd and other black victims of police violence, in a vigil sponsored by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:33 pm

Zoo New England is announcing that both its zoos will re-open their outdoor exhibits to the general public on June 4 - but that you'll have to first go online to buy timed tickets in advance - no more just showing up. Also, you'll have to wear a facial covering, follow a one-way path through the exhibits and stay six feet away from other groups. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/20/20 - 10:48 am
A balanced boulder in Franklin Park

Charlie Rosenberg has been wandering around Franklin Park, photographing the Emerald Necklace's pendant, including this perfectly poised boulder.

By adamg - 4/20/20 - 2:13 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/20/20

"I don't think there's any question: Kids aren't going back to school May 4," Mayor Walsh said today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 3:14 pm
Hawk at a Franklin Park playground

Stephen Thomas Costa found this hawk just hanging out today at the Parquesito de Hermandad playground in Franklin Park - closed to human kids, of course, due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 11:59 am
Denuded saplings and possible porcupine lair

Denuded saplings and possible lair of the devilbeasts.

A horrified citizen has spent a couple days cataloging the damage being done to saplings in Franklin Park by what he says are porcupines on the munch - and is disputing the official city response that the damage is actually the work of "invasive rabbits," which, when you think of it, might be worse. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 3:00 pm
Guy hitting golf balls at Franklin Park

David Halbert spotted a guy playing some socially distant golf at Franklin Park this morning.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 7:27 pm
Boston EMT with rescued dog

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 4:45 p.m., firefighters and EMTs responded to Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice - and her owner, who did the same trying to rescue her pet but who managed to make her way to one of the islands in the pond. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 1:22 pm
Apple Map showing a retired Navy destroyer in Franklin Park

Wait, what's that next to White Stadium?

Eeka the alert Apple Maps user alerted us today that the mapping service is now placing the USS Cassin Young in Franklin Park, next to White Stadium. If it's on the Internet, it must be true, so we guess you'll need to stop going to the Charlestown Navy Yard to see the ship.

Oh, wait, Apple Maps was also the service that decided Methadone Mile was worthy enough to be noted on maps, so maybe hold that thought.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 11:16 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Zoo New England has been using Franklin Park to train Koda to find eastern box turtles, an increasingly rare species in New England, so that researchers can better figure out ways to keep them around.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 9:21 am

Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, is leading a survey of wildlife in Franklin Park (outside the zoo, natch, since they already have a good handle on what sort of wildlife lives there). So far, volunteers have recorded 661 species of animals, insects, plants and fungi in the park.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 6:11 pm

Around 5 p.m., NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 4/27/19 - 2:17 pm
Large fallen branch in Franklin Park

Velospeed shows the aftermath of half a tree falling on a tent at Franklin Park Zoo shortly after 1 p.m., reports at least one person hurt.

WBZ reports a woman was taken to Brigham and Women's with minor injuries.

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 9:11 pm
Cross-country skier at Franklin Park golf course

Jim the roving UHub photographer spotted a cross-country skier "playing through" the 4th hole at the William Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park around 2:30 p.m. today.

But after the sun went down, Laura Castañón reports, the coyotes came out: Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/18 - 3:04 pm
Eagle over Franklin Park

Clay Harper looked up this afternoon and spotted an eagle over Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 8/18/18 - 11:59 pm
Todd

Robert Todd was found dead today in Franklin Park, where family and friends had reported he'd been last seen entering on Thursday.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/18 - 8:46 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a meeting between state officials and residents about the future of Shattuck Hospital's grounds in Franklin Park as the hospital is shut and moved to the South End. A state agency wants to use two acres of the land for affordable housing.

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