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By adamg - 5/11/22 - 4:03 pm

Update: Victim identified: Frederick Hines, 39, of South Boston.

State Police report a man on a 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide "went off the roadway, struck the raised curb, entered the grass median and struck a tree" on a curve at Columbia Road and Babe Ruth Park Drive around 2:40 a.m.

He was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 10:00 pm

An alarmed South Boston citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the Moakley Park coyote's new and more aggressive behavior: Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/21 - 11:01 am
Coyote and goose in Moakley Park

The herd warily watched as the predator circled them in Moakey Park this morning. Bacon Doughnuts watched nature at work from afar.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 10:55 am
Coyote along Day Boulevard

BostonTimelapse was out for a run in Moakley Park this morning when he - and others - spotted a coyote obviously already sick of all the attention.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 10:00 pm
Flier offering $100 gift cards to hold Wu signs; offer was fake

One of the bogus fliers.

At 11 a.m. today, Michelle Wu was scheduled to hold a climate-focused campaign appearance at Moakley Park with, among others, US Senator Ed Markey.

Before the event started, though, about 20 people came up to organizers asking for their signs so they could earn their $100 gift cards. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/19 - 12:08 pm
One water sprayer won't turn off, one won't turn on; South Boston vs. Roslindale

One concerned citizen files a 311 report that one of the rain-garden sprayers at playground at Moakley Park in South Boston doesn't shut off; another concerned citizen reports the sprayer at the Fallon Field playground in Roslindale won't turn on.

We need an exchange program for playground splash pads.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 9:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter shows us potential changes to South Boston's Moakley Park as part of a "grand vision" proposed by the city that would feature both improvements to its current use as a park and modifications to turn it into a sort of sponge to protect nearby residences during the increased flooding the area will get as sea levels rise.

By adamg - 9/8/18 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on a variety of drug, gun and driving charges in Moakley Park in South Boston last night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/16 - 10:13 pm
Man on a wire in Moakley Park

Nick Cosky took photos of a guy who'd strung up a wire in Moakley Park to do various feats of acrobatic derring-do today.

By adamg - 5/1/16 - 2:06 pm
Needle in a cup in Moakley Park in South Boston

A concerned citizen reports there's only so much one person can do to rid the playing fields of Moakley Park of needles: Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/14 - 9:00 am

Around 6:40 a.m., Stanley Staco reports. Mark Katic reports he was stabbed to death. Boston Police report the victim was in his 50s.

By adamg - 7/16/13 - 1:18 pm

A man being chased by police wound up getting shot in the chest around 1 p.m. outside 371 Old Colony Ave., across from Moakley Park, AlertNewEngland reports.

By adamg - 8/19/10 - 3:52 pm

Alleged rapistBoston and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office issued their warning today as colleges ready for new students and they are apparently no closer to solving a series of nighttime rapes along the Charles River.

Authorities recommended that joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, and others travel in groups if they visit the Esplanade at night. More specifically, they recommended that people in the area remain alert and aware of their surroundings, avoid one-on-one contact with strangers in the area, seek help if a stranger tries to isolate them, and not accept rides from strangers.

Police say there have been three unsolved late-night attacks along the Esplanade on women since 2006, along with a similar unsolved attack in Moakley Park in South Boston, all committed by a man described as a clean-shaven, bald black man in his mid-20s to mid-30s, between 5'8" and 5'10". The most recent attack was July 14, 2009, when a woman was attacked near the Massachusetts Avenue footbridge shortly after midnight.

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