Readville

By - 5/11/17 - 3:47 pm

The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development holds a meeting this Monday on a proposal to lease about three-quarters of an acre it owns in Readville to two Roslindale residents who grow "microgreens" - vegetables that are harvested as soon as they put out their first leaves. Read more.

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:50 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a $1.4-million project to improve traffic in Readville, including traffic lights at either end of the short but clogged and dangerous Father Hart bridge that has bedeviled drivers for years as they try to cross over the train tracks that split the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 9:15 am

The Bulletin reports the city is currently studying traffic in Wolcott Square - the southernmost square in the city - and could spend up to $1 million to replace the antiquated lights at the complex intersection.

The work comes at a possibly critical time for the neighborhood: Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 3:30 pm
Stuck truck on Neponset Valley Parkway

Cori Stott was among the people who got stuck when an 18-wheeler got stuck making the turn onto Neponset Valley Parkway from Meadow Road - where the Stop & Shop warehouse used to be.

By - 1/11/17 - 10:55 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. outside 1833 Hyde Park Ave., just south of Neponset Valley Parkway. The initial call to police came from firefighters who heard the gunfire at at the fire house around the corner from the shooting scene. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

By - 11/1/16 - 10:02 pm
Proposed Sprague Street building

Architect's rendering of two of the proposed buildings

Developer Jordan Warshaw today showed up plans for a 521-unit middle-income apartment complex in four buildings that would rise as high as eight stories in what is now an industrial/warehouse area off Sprague Street between Sprague Pond, the Northeast Corridor and the Readville train station. Read more.

By - 10/9/16 - 4:07 pm
Neponset River marshes along the Hyde Park and Milton border

Looking across the Neponset River Reservation towards the Great Blue Hill from Meadow Road, in the southernmost reaches of Hyde Park.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:51 pm

Residents living near an Amazon warehouse on the Dedham/Readville line tonigh recited a litany of complaints that go back months: Van drivers who drive like maniacs, hog local gas stations in the morning and flip off other motorists. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 9:23 am

Amazon has agreed to send representatives to a Manor Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday to talk about the distribution center it now runs on Sprague Street on the Dedham/Readville line. Read more.

By - 9/15/16 - 9:58 am

A California company that makes instruments for minimally invasive surgical procedures is suing a Hyde Park competitor it claims has clamped onto its trade mark. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 11:06 am

MIT Technology Review reports Keolis workers will soon test Android-based "smart glasses" that will let them do real-time lookups of important data or consult with colleagues remotely.

The glasses will be tested in several locations, including the large repair facility in Somerville and a smaller yard in Readville. If successful, even train drivers could one day be given pairs - to let them make emergency repairs while still on the tracks.

By - 8/8/16 - 4:20 pm
Amtrak train under old bridge in Readville

Amtrak regional train heads under bridge on way to South Station.

Nine years after the state replaced the old Sprague Street bridge with a ho-hum concrete span, workers are getting ready to replace the old Fairmount Line bridge over the Northeast Corridor with one of the light-blue metal spans already in use along the line closer to downtown. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 10:56 pm
Amtrak catenary tester train

Amtrak catenary tester testing catenaries at Readville.

A downed power line near the Rte. 128 station continues to frustrate MBTA commuters, who find their trains running way late, if not just canceled altogether.

Around 9:05 p.m., an Amtrak catenary-testing train slowly moved outbound on the inbound tracks at Readville. Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:22 am
Instructions for crane operator at Readville train station

Amtrak's parked what looks like a battle crane train on a siding at Readville station in Hyde Park. It has some instructions for how to signal the crane operator to move the thing plastered on one side. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 9:32 pm
Unusual locomotive on the Fairmount Line at Readville

You never know what you'll see at the Readville train station, a.k.a. the world's largest model train set.

With it still being too hot to cook tonight, I drove down to Olympic Pizza in Wolcott Square, put in an order, then walked over to the station, where I spotted an unusual locomotive on a Fairmount Line train. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 pm
No power in Charlestown

UPDATE: Eversource estimates the power in the affected part of Charlestown should be back on by 3:30 a.m.

At 10:08 p.m., Rachele Pojednic reported it had actually been more than two hours without power in Charlestown, with no end in sight.

Readville also lost power for three+ hours earlier in the evening.

By - 5/19/16 - 9:58 pm
Jordan Warshaw shows his apartment proposal

Look, ma, no parking lots: Warshaw shows off proposal.

Developer Jordan Warshaw says he's bought one of the three parcels he needs for a 650-unit apartment complex off Sprague Street at the Dedham line, has a second parcel under option and is still negotiating with the owner of the third. Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 1:29 pm
Mile marker in Hyde Park's Readville

Head south towards the Sprague Street bridge and, at West Milton Street, just before the bridge, there's this mile marker that seems to indicate it's less than 20 miles (or 38 km) to Providence. But that can't be right, can it? And how many old granite mile markers give the distance in kilometers first (or at all)?

By - 4/22/16 - 12:08 am
Site of proposed 600-unit complex in Readville

Check out the view of the Great Blue Hill from site of possible residential complex.

A developer is floating the idea of buying three parcels near the Sprague Street bridge in Readville for an eight-acre, 600-unit residential complex, just down the street from the 2.7-acre parcel another developer recently bought with plans for 240 apartments.

News of the possible market-rate complex with a pool had Readville residents in an uproar at a neighborhood meeting Thursday night, even though the developer does not yet own the land, let alone have formal plans to submit to the city. Read more.